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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
star this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse 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 Justice, what guidance his Department has issued on the treatment in the criminal treatment system of women experiencing domestic violence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 220702 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 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Domestic abuse is the worst possible violation of the trust that those in close relationships place in one another. That is why tackling domestic violence and abuse has been one of this Government’s top priorities. We are committed to ensuring that victims of this serious crime are considered in all aspects of the criminal justice system, and supported appropriately.</p><p> </p><p>The Victims’ Code was implemented in December 2013. It sets out to criminal justice agencies the enhanced services and support they must provide to victims of the most serious crimes, including victims of domestic violence. This includes providing information on pre-trial therapy and counselling and referral to specialist organisations for support.</p><p>As part of the current pilot of adult out-of-court disposals, the Ministry of Justice has issued guidance to the three participating police forces (Staffordshire, West Yorkshire, and Leicestershire) setting out how the framework should be used for low-level offences involving domestic violence. The guidance imposes a number of restrictions on the forces and requires them to obtain the victim’s consent for the matter to be dealt with out of court.</p><p>In addition, the National Offender Management Service’s framework <em>Supporting Women offenders who have experienced domestic or sexual violence</em>, published in September 2011, is designed to provide guidance to those working with female offenders in custody and the community. The framework intends to ensure that interventions and services take place within an environment in which women who have been victims of domestic violence are able to both disclose abuse and receive support and advice in a safe, female only environment.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to these pieces of guidance, my Right Honourable Friend, the Secretary of State for the Home Department has issued the <em>Violence Against Women and Girls Action Plan</em>, which sets out the Government’s approach to tackling domestic violence and abuse, and is supported by guidance to victims, their friends, families, employers and colleagues.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2015-01-19T17:40:36.873Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T17:40:36.873Z
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1528
star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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4253
unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
173680
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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
star this property hansard heading Family Courts: Domestic Abuse more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Justice, what practice directions are in place on the allocation of judges in civic and family courts to domestic violence cases; and how many judges on average are involved in such cases. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 220701 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 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The allocation of judges in Family Court cases involving domestic violence is governed by Part 5 of the Family Court (Composition and Distribution of Business) Rules 2014, which came into force on 22nd April 2014.</p><p><a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/840/part/5/made" target="_blank">http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/840/part/5/made</a></p><p>The allocation process for applications and proceedings in domestic violence cases (set out in Part 5 of the Rules) is governed by whether the application is being brought under Part 4 of the Family Law Act 1996.</p><p>Domestic violence cases brought to the Family Court under Part 4 of the Family Law Act 1996 can therefore be heard by any judge sitting in the Family Court. We do not collect data on how many of the Family Court judges are involved in domestic violence cases.</p><p>Practice Direction 12J (Child Arrangements and Contact Orders: Domestic Violence and Harm) sets out what the Family Court should do in any case in which it is “alleged or admitted, or there is other reason to believe, that the child or a party has experienced domestic violence or abuse perpetrated by another party or that there is a risk of such violence or abuse”;</p><p><a href="https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/family/practice_directions/pd_part_12j" target="_blank">https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/family/practice_directions/pd_part_12j</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2015-01-19T17:11:43.483Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T17:11:43.483Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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4253
unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
173792
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Work Programme more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of disabled people referred to the Work Programme moved into employment between January and December 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 220858 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The information requested to September 2014 is published and available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://tabulation-tool.dwp.gov.uk/WorkProg/tabtool.html" target="_blank">http://tabulation-tool.dwp.gov.uk/WorkProg/tabtool.html</a></p><p> </p><p>Proportions can be calculated using the published figures.</p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users is available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-tabulation-tool-guidance" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-tabulation-tool-guidance</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2015-01-19T12:25:26.863Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T12:25:26.863Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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4243
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
173571
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Winter Fuel Payments more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many recipients of the Winter Fuel Payment are higher rate taxpayers. more like this
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Lord Tyler more like this
star this property uin HL4131 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-26more like thismore than 2015-01-26
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Eligibility for Winter Fuel Payments is based on female State Pension age. The latest estimates we have show that there are currently around 600,000 higher and additional rate taxpayers in Great Britain in 2014/15 who are above the female State Pension age and therefore qualify for Winter Fuel Payments<sup>1</sup>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We ask people who want to return their payment to do so by post so that it can be dealt with securely under existing Departmental financial processes and recorded against their Winter Fuel Payment account. We also ask for a covering letter indicating whether or not they wish us to continue to issue payments in future years.</p><p> </p><p>Returned payments should be sent to the address on the issuing letter or to the office that pays the claimant’s benefit.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The latest estimates we have show that treating Winter Fuel Payments as taxable income would bring in around £250 million a year of additional revenue<sup>2</sup>.</p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p>1. This estimate is based on the 2011/12 Survey of Personal Incomes using economic assumptions consistent with the OBR’s November 2014 economic and fiscal outlook.</p><p>The estimate uses ONS population projections at mid year 2012 adjusted for financial years.</p><p>The estimate is rounded to the nearest 100,000.</p><p> </p><p>2. This estimate is based on DWP modelling using HMRC taxpayer data from November 2012 and Winter Fuel Payment caseload data from Winter 2013.</p><p>This takes into account revenue from Basic, Higher and Additional rate taxpayers.</p><p>Winter Fuel Payment rates are assumed to be £200 per year for recipients under 80 and £300 a year for recipients aged 80 and over.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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HL4132 more like this
HL4133 more like this
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less than 2015-01-26T12:13:04.467Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-26T12:13:04.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Tyler more like this
173789
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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
star this property hansard heading Procurement more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Justice, who bid for the contract arising from his Department's Compliance and Environment Services Project in response to the notice published in the Official Journal of the EU; and which bidders remain in the competition. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith more like this
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Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
star this property uin 220850 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 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p>HMCTS invited Atos, Just CD, Synnex Concentrix, BT and Capita to bid for the Compliance and Enforcement Services contract. Atos and Capita withdrew from the competition. Just CD, Synnex Concentrix and BT reached the Invitation To Negotiate stage of the competition.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2015-01-19T17:45:54.253Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T17:45:54.253Z
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1528
star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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1516
unstar this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
173732
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Staff 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 Work and Pensions, how much his Department spent on (a) recruitment agency fees, (b) outplacement agency fees for displaced or redundant staff and (c) staff training in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
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Pamela Nash more like this
star this property uin 220832 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Information requested is as follows:</p><p> </p><p>a) Recruitment agency fees</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>£</p></td><td><p>Spend on recruitment agency fees</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>457,498</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>3,944</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13 ¹</p></td><td><p>394,511</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14 ¹</p></td><td><p>362,616</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>¹ Includes Child Maintenance Group expenditure which joined DWP in August 2012.</p><p>Data excludes NDPBs</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>b) Outplacement agency fees</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>£</p></td><td><p>Spend on outplacement agency fees</p></td><td><p>Outplacement support provided (heads)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>-¹</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>-¹</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>32,100</p></td><td><p>1275</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13 ²</p></td><td><p>16,950</p></td><td><p>813</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14 ²</p></td><td><p>2,235</p></td><td><p>4397</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Outplacement agency fees are for displaced or redundant staff for all grades. This includes:</p><p>i) outreach services procured directly by the department; and</p><p>ii) outplacement services procured via Civil Service Resourcing’s Outplacement Services Framework contract, which has been in place since January 2014.</p><p>It does not include Department’s in house outplacement activity or the outplacement services delivered by Civil Service Resourcing’s Career Transition Service (CTS).</p><p> </p><p>¹ The spend on outplacement agency fees is not available for 2009/10 and 2010/11.</p><p>² Includes Child Maintenance Group expenditure which joined DWP in August 2012.</p><p> </p><p>Data excludes NDPBs</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>c) Staff training costs</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>£</p></td><td><p>Spend on staff training costs</p></td><td><p>Average headcount</p></td><td><p>£ per head</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>19,920,326</p></td><td><p>117,425</p></td><td><p>169.64</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>10,219,848</p></td><td><p>114,449</p></td><td><p>89.30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>6,599,138</p></td><td><p>103,094</p></td><td><p>64.01</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13 ¹</p></td><td><p>8,613,543</p></td><td><p>98,295</p></td><td><p>87.63</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14 ¹</p></td><td><p>9,421,756</p></td><td><p>95,287</p></td><td><p>98.88</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>¹ Includes Child Maintenance Group expenditure which joined DWP in August 2012.</p><p> </p><p>Data excludes NDPBs</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2015-01-19T16:21:43.443Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T16:21:43.443Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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3909
unstar this property label Biography information for Pamela Nash more like this
173672
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Funerals 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 Work and Pensions, pursuant to his Answer of 5 January 2015 to Question 219706, what estimate he has made of the number of people who went into debt in order to pay for a funeral in the last period for which figures are available. 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
star this property uin 220814 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-20more like thismore than 2015-01-20
star this property answer text <p /> <p>My department does not collect this information.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2015-01-20T12:21:40.633Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-20T12:21:40.633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
173599
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Pensions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to promote (1) increased competition, and (2) the levying of fair fees and commissions, in the private pensions industry. more like this
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Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
star this property uin HL4159 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-20more like thismore than 2015-01-20
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Government and regulators have introduced a package of measures, including establishing Independent Governance Committees to improve governance in contract based pension schemes, improved governance standards for trust based schemes and the introduction of a 0.75 per cent cap on charges in the default funds of schemes used for automatic enrolment. Subject to Parliamentary approval, these changes will come into effect from April.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is also banning a number of charges which are no longer appropriate in the context of automatic enrolment into workplace pensions. From April 2015, we will extend the existing ban on consultancy charging to all contract-based schemes used for automatic enrolment. Likewise, adviser commission and Active Member Discounts, which penalise those who stop contributing or leave their employer and move jobs, will be banned in all schemes used for automatic enrolment from April 2016. We are also introducing measures to improve transparency throughout the value chain in the workplace pensions market and expect that this will lead to increased competition on costs and charges to the benefit of the consumer.</p><p> </p><p>The recent pensions flexibility reforms are also an opportunity for the retirement income industry to develop new products that meet the evolving needs of consumers. The new flexibility will help consumers choosing to select an annuity or another option to access their pension savings to get a better deal in a more competitive market place. The shape of the market will now be driven by the choices consumers make, placing power back into the hands of savers.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, as of the end of December, over 5.1 million workers have been automatically enrolled into a workplace pension. This is having a significant impact on the private pensions market and by 2020, we estimate that automatic enrolment will have generated an additional £8 to £12 billion a year in workplace pension saving. The growth in this market is supporting strong competition between providers and schemes.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2015-01-20T15:58:49.147Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-20T15:58:49.147Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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4148
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
173598
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Pensions: Fees and Charges more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the charges, fees and commissions paid by consumers in relation to private pensions are transparent. more like this
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Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
star this property uin HL4158 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-20more like thismore than 2015-01-20
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Government is committed to improving the transparency of costs and charges in workplace pension schemes. The Government’s Command Papers ‘Better Workplace Pensions: Further measures for savers’ and ‘Better Workplace Pensions: Putting savers interests first’ published in March and October 2014 set out a range of measures including a cap on charges in default fund arrangements, a ban on inappropriate charges and proposals to introduce minimum governance standards and improve transparency across workplace defined contribution schemes.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Government has recently consulted on draft legislation which, subject to parliamentary approval, will introduce new requirements on trustees to improve the transparency of costs and charges in occupational schemes from April 2015. Under these new requirements, trustees will be required to annually report on costs and charges for the first time. Similar rules are to be introduced by the Financial Conduct Authority to require the newly formed Independent Governance Committees to report on costs and charges in workplace personal pension schemes.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Later this year we will consult on ways to build on this first phase of enhanced transparency, to meet our duties under the Pensions Act 2014 requiring information about transaction costs to be disclosed to members of workplace pension schemes, and the publication of costs and charges information. The FCA also intends to consult on amending its rules to with a view to introducing equivalent enhanced transparency provisions for workplace personal pension schemes during 2015.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2015-01-20T15:03:14.803Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-20T15:03:14.803Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
173790
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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
star this property hansard heading Procurement 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 Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to award a contract arising from his Department's Compliance and Enforcement Services Project. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith more like this
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Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
star this property uin 220838 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The contract will be awarded following full evaluation of the Final Bids and governance of the project’s Full Business Case. It is anticipated that this will be in early 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2015-01-19T17:44:02.427Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T17:44:02.427Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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1516
unstar this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this