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star this property date less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 Commonwealth: Foreign Relations more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans the Government has to strengthen relations with Commonwealth partners. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
unstar this property uin 900355 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
star this property answer text <p>Strengthening our relationship with the Commonwealth and all its members is a priority for the Government, as part of our vision for a Global Britain. We look forward to hosting an ambitious and dynamic Commonwealth Summit in 2018 and are working with Commonwealth partners to deliver it.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-07-11T13:47:13.457Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T13:47:13.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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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 New Enterprise Allowance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of recent trends in the number of individuals in receipt of the New Enterprise Allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
unstar this property uin 170294 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-12more like thismore than 2018-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The Department regularly publishes official statistics for the New Enterprise Allowance Scheme, including an overview of the latest trends seen in the data. The latest publication can be accessed at:</p><p><strong><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/new-enterprise-allowance-april-2011-to-december-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/new-enterprise-allowance-april-2011-to-december-2017</a></strong></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
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less than 2018-09-12T16:33:04.083Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-12T16:33:04.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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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 New Enterprise Allowance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse has been of the New Enterprise Allowance in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
unstar this property uin 170295 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-19more like thismore than 2018-09-19
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>Between April 2011 and December 2017, New Enterprise Allowance has supported over 113,000 people to start their own business.</p><p> </p><p>The Departmental spend on New Enterprise Allowance (NEA), comprising contracted mentoring costs and Allowance payments to participants who had started to trade from 2013/14 is set out in the table below:</p><p><strong> </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>£m</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total NEA spend</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>58.8</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>44.2</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>20.2</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>29.1</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>22.1</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Notes:</strong></p><p> </p><p>The reducing spend reflects:</p><p> </p><ol><li>Rising employment rates</li><li>The introduction of the Link Up Start Up (LUSU) workshop in April 2017 (to assess the viability of a claimant’s business) prior to starting on NEA</li><li>A refund of costs in 2015/16 from suppliers from the Grant Funded phase of the NEA which ended in December 2014.</li></ol>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-09-19T14:47:49.067Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-19T14:47:49.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-12-07more like thismore than 2015-12-07
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Meters more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to paragraph 2.31 of her Department's policy conclusions: Early Learning Project and Small-scale Behaviour Trials, relating to the Smart Metering Implementation Programme, published in March 2015, what wider evidence was used to reach the conclusion that durable energy savings of three per cent could realistically be expected; and what assessment she has made of whether the programme remains on course to achieve such savings. 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 2015-12-14more like thismore than 2015-12-14
star this property answer text <p>The wider evidence used to reach the conclusions relating to energy savings is set out under ‘Research and theory on energy saving linked to smart metering’ in chapter 6 of the Smart Metering Early Learning Project: Synthesis report:</p><br /><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/407568/8_Synthesis_FINAL_25feb15.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/407568/8_Synthesis_FINAL_25feb15.pdf</a></p><br /><p>Our assessment remains that it is realistic to expect durable energy savings of 3 per cent provided engagement is effective, and that larger savings are feasible in the future. The Department is continuing to work with energy suppliers, Smart Energy GB and others to ensure that the energy savings and wider benefits to consumers are maximised.</p><br /> <br /> 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 2015-12-14T15:02:24.093Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-14T15:02:24.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-19more like thismore than 2015-10-19
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Meters more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether her Department (a) has conducted and (b) plans to conduct any research into alternative customer engagement tools to In Home Displays. 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 2015-10-26more like thismore than 2015-10-26
star this property answer text <p>In 2011 the Energy Demand Research Project reported on a series of Government-supported supplier-led trials covering a range of feedback mechanisms from over 50,000 GB houses. These included but were not limited to In Home Displays with research into energy efficiency advice, benchmarking, billing, financial incentives and digital media (e.g. web and television). The findings showed that electricity savings with an In Home Display were generally 2-4% higher than with a smart meter only.</p><br /><p>More recently, the Department has consulted on enabling suppliers to undertake controlled trials of innovative In Home Display alternatives when they install a compliant smart metering system. We are currently considering responses ahead of publishing decisions.</p><p><br></p><br /> 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 2015-10-26T15:17:18.417Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-26T15:17:18.417Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Meters more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the reason is for the difference between the estimated cost of the Smart Metering Implementation Programme of £10.9 billion included in her Department's Third Annual Report on the roll-out of Smart Meters, December 2014 and the whole life costs of £19.25 billion included in the Major Project Authority's Portfolio data for her Department of June 2015. 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 2015-09-08more like thismore than 2015-09-08
star this property answer text <p>The Annual Report on the roll-out of Smart Meters and the Major Project Authority’s report use the same underlying data, taken from the Programme’s Impact Assessment:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/smart-meter-roll-out-for-the-domestic-and-small-and-medium-non-domestic-sectors-gb-impact-assessment" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/smart-meter-roll-out-for-the-domestic-and-small-and-medium-non-domestic-sectors-gb-impact-assessment</a>.</p><p>The difference between the estimated costs is due to the two reports using different methodologies to present the same cost information of the Programme.</p><p>The Annual Report on the roll-out of Smart Meters expresses information in real prices and present values. This follows Treasury guidance for policy appraisal and is aimed at providing future cost and benefit information in a way that is most meaningful for decision making.</p><p>The cost figures in the Major Project Authority’s report are expressed in nominal terms and are not discounted to present value terms. This is aimed at achieving comparability across Government projects but can result in different figures between Impact Assessments and the data reported by the Major Project Authority.</p>
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 2015-09-08T15:55:21.817Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-08T15:55:21.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-02more like thismore than 2015-11-02
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Meters more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the estimated cost per household will be to suppliers of having to issue an in-home display as part of the smart meter home display. 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 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
star this property answer text <br /><p>Energy suppliers are required to offer their domestic customers an In Home Display (IHD) for no upfront charge. Our latest Impact Assessment published in January 2014 estimates that IHDs will cost energy suppliers £15 per display.</p><br /><p>GB trials and international experience demonstrate that real time feedback from In Home Displays are instrumental to energy savings.</p><p><br></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 2015-11-10T15:12:28.163Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-10T15:12:28.163Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-16more like thismore than 2015-09-16
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Smart Data Communications Company: Small Businesses more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps she has taken to remove barriers to small energy providers using the services of the Data Communications Company. 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 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
star this property answer text <p>DECC has undertaken a continuous programme of outreach with independent suppliers. This has allowed us to monitor their views on a range of issues, including costs and their ability to use the services of the Data Communications Company (DCC). One challenge we recognised independent suppliers may face was the cost effective procurement of adaptor software enabling them to access DCC services. Over the last twelve to eighteen months, this challenge has been taken up by a number of commercial providers bringing managed service IT solutions to the market which allow independent suppliers to access the DCC with minimal upfront cost. We will continue to monitor the situation to verify that smaller suppliers are able to access the DCC services satisfactorily.</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 2015-10-12T14:00:45.137Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-12T14:00:45.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-16more like thismore than 2015-11-16
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Meters more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what proportion of in-home displays need to remain in operation after installation for the smart metering implementation programme to have the potential to deliver overall economic benefit for customers and energy providers. 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 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">We are supporting older and vulnerable people to keep warm through support including the Energy Company Obligation and the Warm Home Discount. Over 1.6 million measures have been installed in around 1.3 million households through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) alone.</del></p><br /><p><del class="ministerial">This year, over 2 million households will get help under the Warm Home Discount scheme– including an automatic electricity bill discount of £140 for over 1.3 million of the poorest pensioners. In winter 2014/15, Winter Fuel Payments were made to around 12.5million older people in around 9 million households. The Cold Weather Plan, published by Public Health England, helps to raise awareness of the harm to health from cold, and provides guidance on how to prepare for and respond to cold weather.</del></p><br /><p><del class="ministerial">The Government has also provided around £3 million to fund the creation of the ‘Big Energy Saving Network’ which focuses on helping consumers understand tariffs and switching options as well as how they could benefit from energy efficiency programmes available to them. As we approach winter, DECC officials will continue to maximise awareness of the Energy Saving Advice Service (ESAS –contact number 0300 123 1234), which also provides a referral service for ECO Affordable Warmth.</del></p><br /><p><ins class="ministerial">DECC’s most recent Impact Assessment for the roll-out of smart metering, published in January 2014, estimates a positive net present benefit of £6.2 billion over the period to 2030, with total benefits of £17.1 billion and costs of £10.9 billion.</ins></p><br /><p><ins class="ministerial">Of the £17.1 billion of overall benefits around one third stems from energy savings, for which the In Home Displays (IHDs) are a critical enabler. They are an important first step in wider consumer engagement and behaviour change that can unlock additional economic benefit, for example through the development of a smart grid and more flexible and resilient future energy system.</ins></p><br /><p><ins class="ministerial">Smart metering also enables significant operational efficiency savings within the energy industry, so even without the energy savings benefits the Smart Metering Implementation Programme has the potential to deliver overall economic benefit for UK customers and energy providers.</ins></p>
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 2015-11-24T13:18:01.873Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-24T13:18:01.873Z
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less than 2015-11-30T11:12:29.32Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-30T11:12:29.32Z
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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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star this property date less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what progress she has made on reducing the time taken for homeowners to switch energy and gas supplier; and what forecast she has made of the effect on switching times of the completion of the smart metering implementation programme. 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 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
star this property answer text <p>The Department has worked with Energy UK, Ofgem, suppliers and other key industry partners to develop and implement proposals which have enabled domestic customers to switch supplier within 17 days, half the time it previously took.</p><p>The roll-out of smart metering will make switching energy supplier easier and faster and is a key enabler to 24-hour switching. The Government announced in the Summer Budget 2015 that it will work with Ofgem with the ambition of introducing 24-hour switching by the end of 2018.</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 2015-09-07T08:37:52.16Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-07T08:37:52.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this