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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Overseas Students more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is on excluding foreign university students from net immigration targets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Net migration statistics are produced by the independent Office for National Statistics (ONS). In line with the internationally agreed UN definition, these statistics define a migrant as someone changing their normal place of residence for more than a year. This includes students in net migration in the same way as other migrants. Other countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand also include students in their net migration figures. <br><br>Net migration measures the difference between the number of peoplecoming the UK and the number leaving, so if students return home after<br>their studies, their impact on long-term net migration will be minimal. The ONS has recently improved its methodology so that it is possible to<br>better identify students in the emigration flows to give a more accurate measure of the contribution of students to overall net migration.In the last year, 124,000 non-EU students came to Britain to stay for more than 12 months, and the ONS estimates that only 50,000 left the country. <br><br>All migrants who are in the UK for 12 months or more have an impact on our communities, infrastructure and public services. Changing the way we measure migration would not make any difference to our student migration policy. There is no cap on the number of students who can come to the UK, and the county remains open to the brightest and the best.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T14:46:23.9636243Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T14:46:23.9636243Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
100672
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Tax Allowances: Business more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential costs and benefits of removing the cap on entrepreneurs' tax relief. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 211741 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The last published cost for changing the cap on entrepreneurs' tax relief related to increasing the lifetime limit from £5m of qualifying gains to £10m. This is available in the full Budget 2011 document at the following address on page 42 in table 2.1 of the report.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130129110402/http:/www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/2011budget.htm" target="_blank">http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130129110402/http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/2011budget.htm</a></p> more like this
star 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 2014-10-30T17:10:28.3467119Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T17:10:28.3467119Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
100716
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Disability Aids more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the Risk Assessment for his Department's decision to bring the production of the annual report on Research and Development Work Relating to Assistive Technology in house from 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Denton and Reddish more like this
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Andrew Gwynne more like this
star this property uin 211709 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Section 22 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 sets out the following requirement:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>“The Secretary of State shall as respects each year lay before Parliament a report on the progress made during that year in research and development work carried out by or on behalf of any Minister of the Crown in relation to equipment that might increase the range of activities and independence or well-being of disabled persons, and in particular such equipment that might improve the indoor and outdoor mobility of such persons.”</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In recent years the report has been produced by the Foundation for Assistive Technology and this contract expired in June 2014 following production of the report for 2013-14. Future reports will be produced by the Department and it is expected that the report for 2014-15 will be laid before Parliament and published in July 2015.</p><p> </p><p>There has been no specific impact or risk assessment. The Government will continue to meet the requirement set out in section 22.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Mid Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed George Freeman more like this
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211707 more like this
211708 more like this
211710 more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T16:13:24.0967252Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for George Freeman more like this
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1506
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Gwynne more like this
100717
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Disability Aids 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 the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the Impact Assessment for his Department's decision to bring the production of the annual report on Research and Development Work Relating to Assistive Technology in house from 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Denton and Reddish more like this
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Andrew Gwynne more like this
star this property uin 211710 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Section 22 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 sets out the following requirement:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>“The Secretary of State shall as respects each year lay before Parliament a report on the progress made during that year in research and development work carried out by or on behalf of any Minister of the Crown in relation to equipment that might increase the range of activities and independence or well-being of disabled persons, and in particular such equipment that might improve the indoor and outdoor mobility of such persons.”</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In recent years the report has been produced by the Foundation for Assistive Technology and this contract expired in June 2014 following production of the report for 2013-14. Future reports will be produced by the Department and it is expected that the report for 2014-15 will be laid before Parliament and published in July 2015.</p><p> </p><p>There has been no specific impact or risk assessment. The Government will continue to meet the requirement set out in section 22.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Mid Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed George Freeman more like this
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211707 more like this
211708 more like this
211709 more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T16:13:24.2061433Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T16:13:24.2061433Z
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4020
star this property label Biography information for George Freeman more like this
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1506
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Gwynne more like this
100671
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Revenue and Customs: Wales more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made on the proposed closures of each HM Revenue and Customs office in North Wales; how many (a) forced and (b) voluntary redundancies each such closure entails; and what assessment he has made of the effect of such closures on levels of service by HM Revenue and Customs in North Wales. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 211760 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announced on 16 October 2014 the closure of 14 of its smaller offices across the UK which do not fit the medium to long term plans of any line of business currently operating from them. This included one office in North Wales, Government Buildings, Colwyn Bay and followed consultation with staff, departmental trade unions and elected representatives.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Following the decision, 38 people in Colwyn Bay have been given priority status for vacancies at their grade both within HMRC and in other government departments.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>HMRC has not invited staff in Colwyn Bay office to consider voluntary redundancy at this stage. HMRC remains committed to avoiding compulsory redundancy and will do everything it reasonably can to avoid it.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There will be no impact on local HMRC services when the office in Colwyn Bay closes in July 2015 as it is not involved in direct customer-facing work.</p> more like this
star 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 2014-10-30T17:08:48.1429593Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T17:08:48.1429593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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534
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
100674
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Local Government Finance more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on changes in spending on local government since May 2010 on (a) staff morale and motivation and (b) level of services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 211756 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>Whilst savings have been made to help tackle the deficit left by the last Labour Government, they have been over-stated. Local government spending (excluding education) is actually higher than it was under the last Labour Government as the table below illustrates:</p><p><em>Local authority net current expenditure (excluding education) in England (£ million)</em></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>2008-09</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2009-10</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010-11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011-12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>£70,870.578</p></td><td><p>£74,705.768</p></td><td><p>£75,956.637</p></td><td><p>£75,000.191</p></td><td><p>£74,807.852</p></td><td><p>£77,063.700</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><sup>Note: Local government spending on education has structurally fallen due to the transfer of schools to Academy status, which are not funded through Local Education Authorities.</sup></p><p>We have not undertaken any assessment of staff morale, as employment decisions are a matter for local councils as employers. However, residents’ satisfaction is either the same or has increased according to independent surveys:</p><p> </p><p>• Research by ICM has found that 57 per cent of the public think that the quality of public services has improved or stayed the same compared to five years ago. Recycling collections, parks and open spaces, leisure centres and refuse collections are areas where the public think services have particularly improved (ICM Research, <em>BBC News Bailout Anniversary Poll: Attitudes towards public services</em>, September 2013).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>• Opinion research by PwC in 2014 has noted: ‘As with our 2013 survey, almost half of the public we surveyed were unaware of any reductions in local council services in their area. To some extent, this is a testament to the success of local authorities to date in focussing on internal efficiencies while protecting the frontline’ (PwC, <em>The Local State We’re In: PwC’s annual local government survey</em>, 2014, p.7).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>• A Ipsos Mori survey in 2014 has found that two-thirds (63 per cent) of local residents have said that local authority budget reductions have not made a noticeable difference to services (Zurich Municipal, <em>A new world of risk; change for good</em>, July 2014, p.19).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>• The number of respondents who were very or fairly satisfied with the way their local council runs things was 69 per cent in October 2010 (LGA, <em>Polling on resident satisfaction with councils</em>, September 2012). The latest 2014 figures were 70 per cent and 67 per cent (LGA, <em>Polling on resident satisfaction with councils, Full report</em>, January and July 2014).</p><p> </p><p>This shows the scope for the public sector to make sensible savings, whilst protecting frontline services and keeping council tax down.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T17:01:28.9837949Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:01:28.9837949Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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534
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
100755
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Courts: Clwyd more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress has been made on the closure of courts in the Vale of Clwyd; and what assessment he has made of the effect of such closures on staff numbers and levels of service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 211759 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service keeps the use of its estate under review in order to make the best use of its resources for users and taxpayers alike.</p><p> </p><p>The decision to close Rhyl County Court and move its work to Prestatyn Magistrates’ Court was announced by the Lord Chancellor in December 2010. The closure required enabling work at Prestatyn Magistrates' Court to accommodate the additional work, which has not yet been finalised. The court will not close until this work has been concluded. The effects on staff and levels of service were considered in response to the consultation and will form part of any closure implementation plan.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T16:17:33.406747Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T16:17:33.406747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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534
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
100780
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Disabled Students' Allowances: East Midlands more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many people in each parliamentary constituency in the East Midlands received disabled students' allowance in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashfield more like this
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Gloria De Piero more like this
star this property uin 211838 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>Information on students awarded and paid Disabled Students’ Allowance is published annually by Student Loans Company (SLC) ’. The latest statistics are available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.slc.co.uk/media/694170/slcsfr052013.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.slc.co.uk/media/694170/slcsfr052013.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of students who received disabled students’ allowance in each parliamentary constituency in the East Midlands in each of the last three years is provided in the table. Comparable data for earlier years is not readily available.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T16:46:20.2262067Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T16:46:20.2262067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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star this property title Students in receipt of Disabled Students Allowance more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this
100725
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Department of Health more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading NHS: Pay more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that NHS staff performing the same role in different parts of the country are placed in the same pay bands. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dudley North more like this
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Ian Austin more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The NHS Agenda for Change national pay system is supported by a nationally agreed Job Evaluation Scheme and is managed locally by National Health Service organisations. NHS Employers (the representative body for NHS employers) provide guidance to NHS organisations and undertake training delivered by experienced job evaluation experts. There is also nationally agreed guidance in the NHS Terms and Conditions Handbook with advice on job evaluation as part of workforce re-profiling.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHS organisations are responsible for ensuring that job roles meet their obligations under Equal Pay legislation which require that staff should receive equal pay for work of equal value. Any difference must be objectively justified.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There may be job roles across NHS organisations with the same job title but which include different content and carry different demands. In these cases, the Job Evaluation Scheme is designed to ensure organisations deliver similar outcomes provided similar jobs are being compared. The scheme will also help organisations ensure that the pay band accurately reflect the skills and responsibilities of the job.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T16:18:28.0597876Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T16:18:28.0597876Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
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1511
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Austin more like this
100738
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading NHS: Pay more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to revise the pay bands introduced in the NHS Agenda for Change programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dudley North more like this
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Ian Austin more like this
star this property uin 211746 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The Agenda for Change pay system is a national collective agreement managed in partnership between National Health Service trade unions and NHS Employers (the representative organisation for NHS employers). Any changes are currently agreed in partnership via national collective bargaining.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The underlying banding structure within Agenda for Change, supported by job evaluation provides for equal pay for work of equal value and is sound.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>However, the Government does wish to see further changes to Agenda for Change; including structural reform so that there is a much stronger link to performance and that the highest pay within any band is received by those staff who make the greatest contribution.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Agenda for Change also needs to be fairer across all pay bands, rather than currently where higher paid staff receive higher progression. We have urged NHS trade unions to work with NHS Employers on longer term reform of Agenda for Change to ensure it is fairer and financially sustainable.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T16:28:04.0187751Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T16:28:04.0187751Z
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3932
star this property label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Austin more like this