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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-13more like thismore than 2017-12-13
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Wales Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 28 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Wales more like this
star this property hansard heading Burial: Fees and Charges more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text If he will meet with Cabinet colleagues to discuss the merits of removing child burial fees in England in line with policy in Wales. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 902839 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-13more like thismore than 2017-12-13
star this property answer text <p>I recognise the distress caused to families when organising a funeral for a child. I pay tribute to members who have campaigned on this important issue, particularly the honourable lady for Swansea East.</p><p>We are making it easier for parents to apply for financial support under the Funeral Expenses Payment Scheme.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
star this property answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
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less than 2017-12-13T16:58:56.493Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-13T16:58:56.493Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-07more like thismore than 2016-11-07
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Treasury: Apprentices more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many apprenticeships have been created in his Department in each region in each of the last five years; and how many of those apprentices subsequently secured a job within the civil service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 52048 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-18more like thismore than 2016-11-18
star this property answer text <p>The number of apprenticeships to have started in each of the last five years can be found in the following table:</p><p> </p><p>Table 1: Number of apprenticeships started</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Start year</p></td><td><p>London</p></td><td><p>Norwich</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>Fewer than 5</p></td><td><p>Fewer than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>12</p></td><td><p>Fewer than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>21</p></td><td><p>Fewer than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>21</p></td><td><p>Fewer than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>Fewer than 5</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of apprentices made permanent in each of the last five years can be found in the following table:</p><p> </p><p>Table 2: Number of apprentices made permanent</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Start year</p></td><td><p>London</p></td><td><p>Norwich</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>Fewer than 5</p></td><td><p>Fewer than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>Fewer than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>Fewer than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>Fewer than 5</p></td><td><p>Fewer than 5</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Tables 1 and 2 are not directly comparable. Apprentices can take around 18 months to complete their training and have the option to go on to pursue further higher level apprenticeship qualifications.</p><p> </p><p>Of the apprentices starting in the period since April 2015, 52% are still currently apprentices, 26% have been provided permanent roles within HMT and 22% have left the organisation. Of those leaving the organisation, some of these will not have completed their apprenticeship and some of these will have gone on to other roles within the Civil Service. However, we do not hold full information on how many are currently permanent employees within the civil service.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2016-11-18T15:02:22.207Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-18T15:02:22.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Care Services: Pay more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints received by HM Revenue and Customs regarding non-payment of the national minimum wage by domiciliary care providers in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 led to formal investigations being carried out. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 220466 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes the enforcement of National Minimum Wage very seriously. Any worker who believes that they are being paid below the minimum wage should make a complaint to the Pay &amp; Work Rights Helpline (PWRH) on 0800 917 2368.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>HMRC review every complaint referred to them by the PWRH and, in addition, collate and analyse data from various sources to identify employers more likely not to be paying National Minimum Wage and undertake targeted enforcement against those employers.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>However, some complaints may not lead to the commencement of an investigation. This might be due to incomplete information being provided, or the worker subsequently wishing to withdraw their complaint. Similarly, multiple complaints about the same employer would only be recorded under one investigation. Therefore HMRC do not record statistics by complaints received, but by investigations completed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>I therefore refer my honourable friend to the answer provided to him on 17 October 2014; UIN 209191.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 220435 more like this
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less than 2015-01-19T17:49:24.893Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T17:49:24.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Care Services: Pay more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints were received by HM Revenue and Customs regarding non-payment of the national minimum wage by domiciliary care providers in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 220435 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes the enforcement of National Minimum Wage very seriously. Any worker who believes that they are being paid below the minimum wage should make a complaint to the Pay &amp; Work Rights Helpline (PWRH) on 0800 917 2368.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>HMRC review every complaint referred to them by the PWRH and, in addition, collate and analyse data from various sources to identify employers more likely not to be paying National Minimum Wage and undertake targeted enforcement against those employers.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>However, some complaints may not lead to the commencement of an investigation. This might be due to incomplete information being provided, or the worker subsequently wishing to withdraw their complaint. Similarly, multiple complaints about the same employer would only be recorded under one investigation. Therefore HMRC do not record statistics by complaints received, but by investigations completed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>I therefore refer my honourable friend to the answer provided to him on 17 October 2014; UIN 209191.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 220466 more like this
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less than 2015-01-19T17:49:24.75Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T17:49:24.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-12more like thismore than 2014-09-12
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Care Services: Pay more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many home care providers were investigated by HM Revenue and Customs in each of the last four years; and what proportion of those providers was found not to be paying the national minimum wage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 209191 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-17more like thismore than 2014-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes the enforcement of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) very seriously. HMRC review every complaint that is referred to them by the Pay and Work Rights Helpline. In addition, by collating and analysing data received from various sources, HMRC ensure targeted enforcement to identify employers across the United Kingdom who are more likely to be not paying NMW.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government has increased the financial penalty percentage from 50% to 100% of the unpaid wages owed to workers, and the maximum penalty from £5,000 to £20,000. These new limits are now in force where arrears are identified in pay reference periods on or after 7 March 2014. The Government will also bring in primary legislation as soon as possible so that the maximum £20,000 penalty can apply to each underpaid worker.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The following table shows the number of employers in the home care sector over the past four years where HMRC have commenced and completed investigations. It also shows the percentage of instances where employers were found to be non-complaint with NMW legislation as a result of these investigations. <ins></ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Investigations</p></td><td> </td><td><p>Percentage</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>23%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>46</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>39%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>24</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>46%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>15%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-10-17T13:16:28.927541Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-17T13:16:28.927541Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Pensioners: Income Tax more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people aged 65 or over paid income tax at the (a) higher and (b) additional rate in the most recent year for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 116759 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
star this property answer text <p>An estimate of numbers of taxpayers aged 65 or over who are liable at the higher or additional rates of tax in the year 2014-15 are shown below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="3"><p>2014-15: income taxpayers liable at higher or additional rates of tax</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Age</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Number of individuals (Thousands)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Higher Rate</p></td><td><p>Additional Rate</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>65 and over</p></td><td><p>506</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>These estimates are based on the 2014-15 Survey of Personal Incomes.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T16:10:26.137Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T16:10:26.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-06more like thismore than 2017-03-06
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Investment: Complaints more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people who are certified as high net worth investors have made a complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service about being advised to invest in a non-mainstream pooled investment in the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 66530 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-09more like thismore than 2017-03-09
star this property answer text <p>This is an operational matter for the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), who are operationally independent from Government. The questions have been passed to the FOS. The FOS will reply directly to Alex Cunningham MP by letter. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
star this property answering member printed Simon Kirby more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 66531 more like this
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less than 2017-03-09T10:39:43.46Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-09T10:39:43.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Kirby more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-06more like thismore than 2017-03-06
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Investment: Complaints more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people who have been certified by a financial adviser as sophisticated investors have made a complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service about being advised to invest in an inappropriate non-mainstream pooled investment in the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 66531 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-09more like thismore than 2017-03-09
star this property answer text <p>This is an operational matter for the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), who are operationally independent from Government. The questions have been passed to the FOS. The FOS will reply directly to Alex Cunningham MP by letter. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
star this property answering member printed Simon Kirby more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 66530 more like this
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less than 2017-03-09T10:39:44.133Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-09T10:39:44.133Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Kirby more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Pay more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much of the national minimum wage arrears identified in the social care sector by HM Revenue and Customs in the findings of its social care evaluation of November 2013 have been recovered and paid to the workers affected. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 211605 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes the enforcement of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) very seriously.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>HMRC does not keep data in a format to enable provision of the statistics requested on the amount of arrears paid or not paid to workers. HMRC contacts every employer whom they find has paid workers below the National Minimum Wage to confirm that they have paid the identified arrears to the workers. In addition, where it has found arrears for five or fewer workers it will contact all the workers to confirm payment by the employer. In cases involving arrears for more than five workers it will contact a minimum sample of five workers to confirm payment by the employer. HMRC will pursue non-payment of arrears through civil recovery action.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>HMRC review every complaint that is referred to them by the Pay and Work Rights Helpline and will always investigate any case of possible National Minimum Wage abuse. Therefore there will always be variation in the number of cases investigated within specific sectors.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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211653 more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T15:22:53.7580979Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:22:53.7580979Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Assets: Departmental Coordination more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will establish a cross-departmental working group to implement consistent reporting standards across all asset classes and product structures. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 6380 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-06more like thismore than 2017-09-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) are committed to ensuring that savers and investors are treated fairly when they make investment decisions and are able to get the best outcomes from their investments.</p><p>The Government welcomes the FCA’s final report on their competition market study on the asset management sector.</p><p>We will be studying the final findings and remedies closely to see what the Government can do to support the regulator’s work and deliver the right outcomes for people who rely on their pension savings.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Barclay more like this
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less than 2017-09-06T09:15:17.963Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-06T09:15:17.963Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Barclay more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this