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1064051
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Productivity more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to increase the productivity of the UK economy. 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 223249 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-22more like thismore than 2019-02-22
unstar this property answer text <p>Autumn Budget announced the next steps we are taking to boost productivity. This includes increasing the National Productivity Investment Fund to more than £37bn to fund important investments in our infrastructure. We are also setting up the National Roads Fund which will provide vital improvements to our road network, piloting new approaches to rural fibre rollout, and supporting new technologies such as artificial intelligence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Newark more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
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less than 2019-02-22T13:43:02.483Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-22T13:43:02.483Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1064082
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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 Productivity more like this
star 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 the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of recent trends in economic productivity in the UK. 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 223482 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 2019-02-22more like thismore than 2019-02-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The only sustainable way to raise wages, boost living standards, and increase growth is to boost UK productivity.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2010 we have provided over half a trillion pounds in capital investment, increased investment in skills, and reduced taxes for businesses. At the Autumn Budget, we took further action to increase productivity.</p><p> </p><p>Productivity grew by 0.2% in the last quarter (Q4 2018) and is now 1.9% above its pre-crisis peak. Slow productivity growth since the crisis has not been a phenomenon exclusive to the UK, but across the G7.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Newark more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
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less than 2019-02-22T13:45:12.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-22T13:45:12.233Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1064083
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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 Productivity more like this
star 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 the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of productivity growth in the last five years can be attributed to financial technology. 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 223494 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 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
unstar this property answer text <p>The government has not made an assessment of the proportion of productivity growth in the last five years that is attributable to financial technology.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government has taken significant steps to increase competition in financial services, including creating an environment in which Fintech firms can grow and compete with incumbents. The Competition and Market Authority has led the Open Banking initiative, bringing more competition and innovation to financial services. The FCA has also established the Innovation Hub and Regulatory Sandbox to support Fintech, both of which are held up as global examples of best practice. Further information on the Government’s efforts to promote FinTech can be found in the FinTech Sector Strategy, published in March 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Newark more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
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less than 2019-02-27T16:00:31.89Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T16:00:31.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1064084
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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 Employment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of recent trends in the employment rate in the UK. 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 223495 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 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
unstar this property answer text <p>The employment rate is currently at a record high of 75.8%.</p><p> </p><p>There are currently a record 32.5 million people in work. Over the last year, employment growth has been driven almost entirely by high skilled jobs and full-time workers.</p><p> </p><p>Since the 2010 election we’ve seen over 3.5 million more people in employment – equivalent to an average of over 1,000 extra people in work every single day.</p><p> </p><p>This is alongside an unemployment rate which has not been lower since 1975, wages growing at the fastest pace in over a decade, and 9 consecutive months of real wage growth.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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less than 2019-02-27T12:38:42.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T12:38:42.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1064085
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Foreign Investment in UK more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps he has taken to increase the level of Foreign Direct Investment into the UK. 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 223496 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
unstar this property answer text <p>Since 2010 we have significantly lowered the headline rate of Corporation Tax from 28% down to 19% today – the lowest in the G20, with further cuts to 17% legislated by 2020.</p><p> </p><p>We have also created a world-leading offer on creative sector tax reliefs, given significant support for R&amp;D investment through the tax system, and introduced the Patent Box regime to attract international investment in intellectual property to the UK.</p><p> </p><p>These steps have helped to create a highly competitive and FDI-friendly business environment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Newark more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T15:18:46.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T15:18:46.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1064086
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Africa: Tax Evasion 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 International Development, what steps her Department has taken to reduce tax evasion in Africa. 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 223497 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 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
unstar this property answer text <p>Tackling tax evasion is a priority for DFID as part of our Transparency Agenda, Addis Tax Initiative commitments and the UK Anti-Corruption Strategy.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Since 2013 DFID has supported the Global Forum for the Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes through its International Tax Transparency Programme. The Global Forum helps countries tackle tax evasion by strengthening global tax transparency and international cooperation. The Global Forum now has over 150 members and DFID supports its Africa Initiative to strengthen transparency and the exchange of information across Africa.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>HMRC and DFID continues to work alongside the Global Forum with other jurisdictions such as Egypt, Ghana and Nigeria; alongside the African Tax Administration Forum in Uganda and independently in Montserrat to support the implementation of the Automatic Exchange of Information.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>DFID’s announcement on the 19 February of a new £47m package of support for Tax for Development will further boost efforts to help countries in Africa and elsewhere to tackle this important issue.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T17:07:41.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T17:07:41.573Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1064087
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Africa: Taxation more like this
star 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 the Secretary of State for International Development, how much additional tax revenue will be raised by Governments in Africa as a result of support by her Department by the year 2022-23. 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 223498 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
unstar this property answer text <p>DFID’s support will help strengthen developing country capacity to raise domestic resources, including through assistance in the implementation of international tax standards. Although many factors impact on revenue growth, so forecasts are not available, past DFID tax programmes have proved to be great value for money. For example, the OECD’s Tax Inspectors Without Borders initiative, which assists developing countries to implement international tax standards, has generated an additional £100 for every £1 spent on operating costs.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T17:09:34.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T17:09:34.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1064101
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Vocational Education 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 Education, what steps he has taken to ensure the (a) cost-effectiveness and (b) availability of apprenticeships; and what assessment he has made of the level of compliance by schools with the Baker clause. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Elmet and Rothwell more like this
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Alec Shelbrooke more like this
star this property uin 223512 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 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
unstar this property answer text <p>Our reforms are making apprenticeships longer and better, with more off-the job training and proper assessment at the end, helping employers to create high quality apprenticeships training that will lead to a more skilled and productive economy. By 2020, funding available for investment in apprenticeships in England will have risen to over £2.5 billion per year, to increase the number of high quality opportunities.</p><p>New apprenticeship standards across all levels are being designed and driven by industry according to their skill needs. There are over 400 apprenticeship standards available, across all levels and in a wide range of occupations, with more in development.</p><p>The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education is responsible for advising the Department for Education (DfE) on the appropriate funding band for apprenticeships, to support high quality apprenticeships and provide value for money for employers and government. The funding band represents the maximum government contribution towards the costs of apprenticeship training and assessment, and employers are encouraged to negotiate a price with their provider.</p><p>Information regarding the number of schools that are compliant with the Baker Clause is not held centrally, but the DfE has carried out a survey with the Association of Employment and Learning Providers in June 2018 to find out more about the early impact of the new law. Just over three quarters (76%) of the 75 providers surveyed stated that the duty is being partially complied with in their area. Just under a fifth (19%) said it was not being complied with at all. The remaining 5% said schools in their area are fully compliant. A more recent study by the Institute for Public Policy Research, published on 9 January, found that 70% of providers say that it is difficult to access schools in their area and 31% say that the situation has improved in the last year.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2019-02-25T17:26:49.38Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T17:26:49.38Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alec Shelbrooke more like this
1063924
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Members: Correspondence more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to respond to the letter of 31 January 2019 from the hon. Member for Glasgow Central addressed to the Minister for Immigration on the matter of a constituent Mr Soofi. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central more like this
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Alison Thewliss more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The Rt Hon Mark Field MP, Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific, replied substantively on 20 February 2019 as this was a matter for Foreign and Commonwealth Office response.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-02-25T17:22:39.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T17:22:39.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison Thewliss more like this
1063925
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Members: Correspondence more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when his Department plans to respond to the letter of 31 January 2019 from the hon. Member for Glasgow Central, addressed to the Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific, on the matter of a constituent, Mr Soofi. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central more like this
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Alison Thewliss more like this
star this property uin 223075 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
unstar this property answer text <p>​A response was sent on 20 February, eight working days before the Cabinet Office 20 day target.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-02-25T17:09:40.043Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T17:09:40.043Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison Thewliss more like this