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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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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 Trade Promotion more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the total cost was of the GREAT campaign launch in Shanghai; what the cost was of each element of that launch; and if he will publish a list of attendees at that launch. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent more like this
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Nick Smith more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
228286
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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star 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
star this property hansard heading Non-domestic Rates: Lancashire more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of small firms and shops likely to be affected by the planned reduction in business rates in (a) Pendle constituency and (b) Lancashire in 2015-16. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Pendle more like this
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Andrew Stephenson more like this
unstar this property uin 228218 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced at the 2014 Autumn Statement an extra £650 million of support for 2015-16 business rate bills, bringing the total support of 2013 and 2014 Autumn Statement polices to £1.4 billion. This help includes:</p><p> </p><ul><li>doubling small business rate relief for a further year. In England, this means an estimated 400,000 properties will pay no rates at all, while a further 200,000 properties will benefit from tapered relief;</li><li>a 2% cap on the increase of the small business rates multiplier. This is a continuation of the 2% cap introduced in 2014-15 as part of Autumn Statement 2013 measures;</li><li>increasing the temporary discount for shops, pubs and restaurants with rateable values below £50,000 from £1,000 to £1,500 for 2015-16, benefitting an estimated 200,000 properties in England; and</li><li>extending the existing transitional relief scheme for two years for properties with a rateable value up to and including £50,000.</li></ul><p> </p><p>These measures are in addition to previous Autumn Statement measures that continue into 2015-16, including:</p><p> </p><ul><li>a 50 per cent discount for 18 months to new occupants of vacant shops;</li><li>allowing businesses to keep their small business rate relief for a year where they take on an additional property;</li><li>business rates relief for empty new builds; and</li><li>allowing businesses to pay their business rate bills over 12 months, in order to assist with their cash flow.</li></ul><p> </p><p>Central Government also now funds 50% of any additional local discounts granted.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not collect data on a constituency basis, but Pendle constituency lies entirely within the boundary of Pendle Borough Council. Table 1 (attached) shows the estimated number of properties in 2015-16 within the boundary of Pendle Borough Council that benefit from business rates measures extended in this year’s Autumn Statement. Table 2 (attached) presents the same information for properties within Lancashire County Council.</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 2015-03-20T12:51:49.573Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T12:51:49.573Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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star this property file name 228218 Stephenson.docx more like this
star this property title Table 1 and Table 2 more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
228362
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Department for Transport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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star this property hansard heading Taxis more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Baroness Kramer on 17 March (HL Deb, col 994), when they will complete their consideration of the Law Commission's review of taxi legislation published in May 2014; and when it will be published. more like this
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Lord Touhig more like this
unstar this property uin HL5832 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
star this property answer text <p>I do not have an estimated date for completion or publication of the response to the Law Commission work. Responding to the Law Commission will be a matter for the next Government.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2015-03-23T13:00:14.97Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T13:00:14.97Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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228265
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Cooperatives more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons the Financial Conduct Authority does not use the definition agreed by the International Labour Organisation of a co-operative society. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
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Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
star this property answer text <p>This is a matter for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) who are operationally independent from Government.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This question has been passed on to the FCA. The FCA will reply directly to the honourable member by letter. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-03-23T16:57:37.153Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T16:57:37.153Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Energy: Tax Allowances more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend eligibility for the Enterprise Industrial Scheme by two years to all co-operative energy suppliers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
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Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
star this property answer text <p>The Autumn Statement 2014 announced that all community energy generation undertaken by qualifying organisations will be eligible for Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) with effect from the date of the expansion of SITR, at which point it will cease to be eligible for the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) or the Venture Capital Trust scheme (VCTs). The government received a range of representations from various groups on the proposed change, including those made through the consultations held in summer 2014. To ensure a smooth transition, the Budget 2015 announced that there will be a transition period of six months following the confirmation of State aid approval for the expansion of SITR before eligibility for EIS, SEIS and VCTs is withdrawn for community energy organisations benefiting from subsidies for the generation of renewable energy. The government believes that this is an appropriate notice period providing clarity and stability for affected organisations.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Co-operatives do not qualify for SITR as they are run for the benefit of their members rather than for the benefit of the community. However, co-operatives with a social purpose and which meet other criteria can convert to a community benefit society by free application to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Those that remain co-operatives and benefit from subsidies for the generation of renewable energy will no longer be eligible for EIS, SEIS and VCTs following the end of the six month transition period.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The government continues to actively support the community energy sector more generally, which includes community energy co-operatives. The government continues to offer grant and loan development support through programmes such as the Rural Community Energy Fund, the Urban Community Energy Fund and the Green Investment Bank for UK community scale renewable energy projects.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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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228195 more like this
228198 more like this
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less than 2015-03-23T16:23:09.137Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T16:23:09.137Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Energy: Tax Allowances more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a response to the 38 Degrees petition calling for active Government support for community energy co-operatives. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
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Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
star this property answer text <p>The Autumn Statement 2014 announced that all community energy generation undertaken by qualifying organisations will be eligible for Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) with effect from the date of the expansion of SITR, at which point it will cease to be eligible for the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) or the Venture Capital Trust scheme (VCTs). The government received a range of representations from various groups on the proposed change, including those made through the consultations held in summer 2014. To ensure a smooth transition, the Budget 2015 announced that there will be a transition period of six months following the confirmation of State aid approval for the expansion of SITR before eligibility for EIS, SEIS and VCTs is withdrawn for community energy organisations benefiting from subsidies for the generation of renewable energy. The government believes that this is an appropriate notice period providing clarity and stability for affected organisations.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Co-operatives do not qualify for SITR as they are run for the benefit of their members rather than for the benefit of the community. However, co-operatives with a social purpose and which meet other criteria can convert to a community benefit society by free application to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Those that remain co-operatives and benefit from subsidies for the generation of renewable energy will no longer be eligible for EIS, SEIS and VCTs following the end of the six month transition period.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The government continues to actively support the community energy sector more generally, which includes community energy co-operatives. The government continues to offer grant and loan development support through programmes such as the Rural Community Energy Fund, the Urban Community Energy Fund and the Green Investment Bank for UK community scale renewable energy projects.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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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228197 more like this
228198 more like this
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less than 2015-03-23T16:23:09.01Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T16:23:09.01Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Energy: Tax Allowances more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to clarify when measures in the Autumn Statement 2014 which relate to the tax treatment of UK community energy co-operatives will take effect. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
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Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
star this property answer text <p>The Autumn Statement 2014 announced that all community energy generation undertaken by qualifying organisations will be eligible for Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) with effect from the date of the expansion of SITR, at which point it will cease to be eligible for the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) or the Venture Capital Trust scheme (VCTs). The government received a range of representations from various groups on the proposed change, including those made through the consultations held in summer 2014. To ensure a smooth transition, the Budget 2015 announced that there will be a transition period of six months following the confirmation of State aid approval for the expansion of SITR before eligibility for EIS, SEIS and VCTs is withdrawn for community energy organisations benefiting from subsidies for the generation of renewable energy. The government believes that this is an appropriate notice period providing clarity and stability for affected organisations.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Co-operatives do not qualify for SITR as they are run for the benefit of their members rather than for the benefit of the community. However, co-operatives with a social purpose and which meet other criteria can convert to a community benefit society by free application to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Those that remain co-operatives and benefit from subsidies for the generation of renewable energy will no longer be eligible for EIS, SEIS and VCTs following the end of the six month transition period.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The government continues to actively support the community energy sector more generally, which includes community energy co-operatives. The government continues to offer grant and loan development support through programmes such as the Rural Community Energy Fund, the Urban Community Energy Fund and the Green Investment Bank for UK community scale renewable energy projects.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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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228195 more like this
228197 more like this
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less than 2015-03-23T16:23:08.9Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T16:23:08.9Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading ICT: VAT more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on UK micro businesses of EU digital VAT legislation since its implementation on 1 January 2015; what discussions he has had with such businesses on the effect of that legislation; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
star this property answer text <p>A Tax Information and Impact Note was published on 10 December 2013 which included an assessment of the expected impact on small and micro businesses. It is available at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/264647/Overview_of_legislation_in_draft.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/264647/Overview_of_legislation_in_draft.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>I refer the Hon. Lady to the answer that I gave on 10 December 2014.</p><p> </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 2015-03-23T16:07:46.71Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T16:07:46.71Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions Ministers in his Department had with the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health on alcohol duty prior to the publication of the Budget 2015; what issues were raised during those discussions; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
star this property answer text <p>The Treasury Ministers discuss a variety of issues with Ministers from other government departments throughout the year, including the run up to Budget.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-03-23T15:27:52.14Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T15:27:52.14Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Revenue and Customs: Wrexham more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions have taken place with staff at the Wrexham tax office on the future of that office. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wrexham more like this
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Ian Lucas more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has been discussing a vision of its future to 2020 and beyond with its workforce, through a consultation process called Building our Future. Through this, HMRC has outlined how it proposes to transform services to its customers and set out what this means for the future size, shape and location of the Department.<br><br>All HMRC staff members in every office have been invited to participate in Building our Future events, and around 80 per cent of staff have attended around 1,300 events across the UK in the two phases held so far.<br><br>HMRC also shared the main elements of this vision with MPs and Assembly Members in October 14. HMRC will continue to keep MPs and Assembly Members informed of the outcomes of these conversations.<br><br>HMRC has set out its early thinking about the principles that will determine its future location strategy, which involves bringing teams closer together in a smaller number of large, modern, adaptable Regional Centres. These centres will be supported by a UK-wide network of smaller specialist and touchdown sites. <br><br>HMRC has told staff that it believes that Cardiff is the most suitable location for a future Regional Centre in Wales, since it is already the biggest HMRC location in the country. However, no firm decisions have yet been made on the precise location or timing of a new HMRC Regional Centre in Cardiff or the nature and timing of impacts on other HMRC locations in Wales. <br><br>HMRC will be developing its plans over coming months and will share details of them as they emerge. HMRC will naturally undertake all necessary consultations and impact assessments.</p>
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 2015-03-23T16:12:40.343Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T16:12:40.343Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ian C. Lucas more like this