Linked Data API

Show Search Form

Search Results

1020641
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Insolvency more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to protect consumers who are owed goods or services from a company which has ceased trading without any apparent residual assets, particularly in cases where the registered owner has a record of previous companies dissolving in similar circumstances. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Bill Grant more like this
unstar this property uin 199903 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-14more like thismore than 2018-12-14
star this property answer text <p>Where a business collapses with no assets there are limited opportunities for consumers to obtain refunds, but the Government has issued guidance to help Insolvency Practitioners to highlight the best options to consumers.</p><p> </p><p>Where a consumer has paid by credit card and not received the goods or the services they have paid for there are extra protections where those goods cost between £100 and £30,000. In these cases, the consumer can claim back the total value of their prepayment by contacting their credit card issuing company. Consumers who purchased goods by debit card may also be able to claim through a chargeback scheme as long as they do this within a certain time period (normally 120 days). Further information on chargeback can be found at: <a href="http://www.theukcardsassociation.org.uk/individual/chargeback-for-credit-and-debit-card-purchases.asp" target="_blank">http://www.theukcardsassociation.org.uk/individual/chargeback-for-credit-and-debit-card-purchases.asp</a>.</p><p> </p><p>In August 2018, the Government announced its intention to extend existing powers to investigate, disqualify and prosecute directors of insolvent companies to also cover former directors of dissolved companies. This includes instances of directors repeatedly dissolving companies and leaving behind debts and other liabilities – often to the detriment of small businesses, consumers and employees.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-12-14T13:39:15.007Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-14T13:39:15.007Z
unstar this property answering member
4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
star this property tabling member
4605
star this property label Biography information for Bill Grant more like this
705734
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-02-27more like thismore than 2017-02-27
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Seventh Report of the Work and Pensions Committee, Disability Employment Gap, HC56, if he will make it his policy to postpone the introduction of the new rate of employment and support allowance for people in the work-related activity group until new programmes to support such people are introduced. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Corri Wilson more like this
unstar this property uin 65724 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-06more like thismore than 2017-03-06
star this property answer text <p>We intend to proceed with our reforms to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) because we believe they are the best way to ensure that we provide the right support for those who are unable to work due to a health condition or disability. That support is not limited to just money, but also practical help for ESA claimants to take steps towards and into work, while keeping an important safety net in place for those who are vulnerable or unable to work.</p><p> </p><p>This change will only apply to new claims from 3 April 2017 and will only affect those in the ESA Work Related Activity Group</p><p> </p><p>Existing ESA claimants with a current claim prior to 3 April will not be affected and will continue to get the same level of financial support, with additional protections, including when reassessed and placed in the Work Related Activity Group, set out in regulations.</p><p> </p><p>A key part of our reforms is the allocation of a total of £330m for new, voluntary employment support for people with limited capability for work, over four years starting from April 2017, and an extra £15 million through a top up to the existing Flexible Support Fund in both 2017/18 and 2018/19.</p><p> </p><p>This additional funding means that from April 2017 we will be offering people newly placed in the Work Related Activity Group, and it’s Universal Credit equivalent, more assistance to move closer to the labour market and when they are ready into work.</p><p> </p><p>As well as the £330m set out above, the 2015 Spending Review announced the new Work and Health Programme, which will focus support on people with a disability or health condition. In addition to beginning a commercial process to let contracts with a total value in excess of £400m for the Work and Health Programme in the rest of England and Wales, the Department has announced its intention to provide around £100m of funding to London and Greater Manchester to develop, procure and deliver localised versions of the new Work and Health Programme to fit the needs of their residents. We are also in discussion with the Scottish Government about devolving an appropriate level of funding for equivalent support they may wish to offer.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2017-03-06T13:16:50.073Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-06T13:16:50.073Z
unstar this property answering member
4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
star this property tabling member
4448
star this property label Biography information for Corri Wilson more like this
967838
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Wind Power more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of requiring onshore windfarm developers to offer property owners within a set proximity to a windfarm the option of having their property purchased at market value by those developers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Bill Grant more like this
unstar this property uin 170390 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
star this property answer text <p>We have no plans at this time to bring forward legislative proposals to compensate residents for loss of property value.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 170391 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-09-13T15:23:10.263Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T15:23:10.263Z
unstar this property answering member
3974
star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
star this property tabling member
4605
star this property label Biography information for Bill Grant more like this
967845
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Wind Power more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to compensate people for their loss of property value arising from close proximity to wind farms. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Bill Grant more like this
unstar this property uin 170391 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
star this property answer text <p>We have no plans at this time to bring forward legislative proposals to compensate residents for loss of property value.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 170390 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-09-13T15:23:10.323Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T15:23:10.323Z
unstar this property answering member
3974
star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
star this property tabling member
4605
star this property label Biography information for Bill Grant more like this
987719
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What recent changes the Government has made to universal credit to protect the incomes of the most vulnerable claimants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Bill Grant more like this
unstar this property uin 907057 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
star this property answer text <p>We have already spent £1.5 billion on improvements during the first assessment period. We have already committed more money to protect the most vulnerable, including the 500,000 people currently receiving the Severe Disability Premium. A million disabled people will be better off.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-10-15T16:11:09.68Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-15T16:11:09.68Z
unstar this property answering member
4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property tabling member
4605
star this property label Biography information for Bill Grant more like this
522553
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-06-03more like thismore than 2016-06-03
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Malawi: Albinism more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to the President of Malawi on the rise in albinism-related crimes in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Corri Wilson more like this
unstar this property uin 39161 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-09more like thismore than 2016-06-09
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned by reports of a rise in human rights violations against persons with albinism in Malawi. Our High Commissioner to Malawi discussed the issue during a meeting with the Malawian Foreign Minister on 27 April and also with United Nations Independent Expert on the rights of persons with Albinism Ms Ikponwosa Ero, during her visit to Malawi on 29 April. Malawian President Mutharika has condemned the attacks and ordered the perpetrators to be brought to justice. <br> <br>UN research recorded a total of 66 incidents in the last 14 months, 40% related to exhuming graveyards to collect body parts and 24% the sale of body parts by perpetrators including traditional healers. <br> <br>In a recent press conference he said attacks on albinos are barbaric and ordered security agencies to intensify actions against perpetrators. So far 69 suspects have been arrested, awaiting prosecution.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochford and Southend East more like this
star this property answering member printed James Duddridge more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2016-06-09T13:58:56.647Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-09T13:58:56.647Z
unstar this property answering member
1559
star this property label Biography information for James Duddridge more like this
star this property tabling member
4448
star this property label Biography information for Corri Wilson more like this
449585
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-27more like thismore than 2016-01-27
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Companies: Human Rights more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if the Government will bring forward proposals to enable the prosecution of UK businesses through the UK courts for breaches of human rights abroad when the UK's National Action Plan to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights is next updated. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Corri Wilson more like this
unstar this property uin 903387 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-02more like thismore than 2016-02-02
star this property answer text <p>Victims of overseas human rights abuses by UK businesses can already seek redress through UK courts. We have one of the few jurisdictions in the world where this can happen. I am proud it was a Conservative government that introduced the Modern Slavery Act, which requires companies to report on steps they have taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in its supply chains.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2016-02-02T17:43:00.527Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-02T17:43:00.527Z
unstar this property answering member
3938
star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
star this property tabling member
4448
star this property label Biography information for Corri Wilson more like this
1045612
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of amending the universal credit payment system so that claimants paid on a four-weekly basis for part-time or casual work do not have their benefit payment substantially reduced as a result of receiving two work payments four weeks apart in one calendar month. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Bill Grant more like this
unstar this property uin 210704 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit payments reflect, as closely as possible, the actual circumstances of a household during each monthly assessment period. Assessment periods allow for Universal Credit awards to be adjusted on a monthly basis, ensuring that if a claimant’s income falls, they do not have to wait several months for a rise in their Universal Credit award.</p><p> </p><p>Some claimants receive earnings from work multiple times within an assessment period if they are paid via four-weekly, fortnightly, or weekly patterns. This in turn may reduce, or in some cases, nil the Universal Credit award the claimant receives that month. We have produced guidance to help ensure claimants, staff and representatives are aware and it is available at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-different-earning-patterns-and-your-payments/universal-credit-different-earning-patterns-and-your-payments-payment-cycles" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-different-earning-patterns-and-your-payments/universal-credit-different-earning-patterns-and-your-payments-payment-cycles</a></p><p> </p><p>Claimants can always discuss the implications of this with their case managers and work coaches and can be referred to Personal Budgeting Support to help them manage their budgeting.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is working with employers to ensure that they use the most appropriate payment practices and comply with RTI guidelines in order to minimise the incidence of erroneous or late reporting by employers, and HMRC have recently updated guidance to reiterate to employers the importance of reporting accurate dates and the impact on payment cycles.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-01-29T17:10:43.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T17:10:43.117Z
unstar this property answering member
4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
star this property tabling member
4605
star this property label Biography information for Bill Grant more like this
1081732
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of whether universal credit claimants paid weekly, fortnightly or on a four-weekly basis for part-time work may receive a lower annual benefit than those who are paid on a last day of the month-basis for the same number of hours worked. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Bill Grant more like this
unstar this property uin 228068 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit awards are assessed and paid on a monthly basis. There is, therefore, no annual entitlement, as many claimants’ circumstances change from month to month.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-03-12T16:34:36.193Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T16:34:36.193Z
unstar this property answering member
4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
star this property tabling member
4605
star this property label Biography information for Bill Grant more like this
386932
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Channel Tunnel more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will estimate of the average daily cost to UK businesses of an unscheduled closure of the Channel Tunnel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Corri Wilson more like this
unstar this property uin 5059 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
star this property answer text <p>Understanding the full cost to business would require a detailed analysis of their supply chains. This information can only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-07-06T14:58:56.15Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T14:58:56.15Z
unstar this property answering member
3938
star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
star this property tabling member
4448
star this property label Biography information for Corri Wilson more like this