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star this property date less than 2015-02-26more like thismore than 2015-02-26
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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 New Businesses: Government Assistance 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 Communities and Local Government, what support his Department is providing to coalfield communities to help develop new businesses; and what estimate he has made of the number of jobs which will be created as a result of such initiatives. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Communities and Local Government has funded the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, Coalfields Enterprise and Growth Funds and the Homes and Communities Agency’s coalfield projects. Based on information provided by these sources, 38 businesses have been developed and over 25,000 jobs have been created or safeguarded.</p><p>The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has a history of supporting communities through the provision of training and health programmes, community assets, and small grants. Going forward, they have been allowed to invest in property assets to generate income and growth. They will also be providing small start-up loans and supporting people to make the most of employment opportunities.</p><p>We have created Enterprise Zones in former a number of former coalfield areas – in Sheffield, Leeds, Nottingham, Kent and the Tees Valley – all helping to create growth in former Coalfield communities. For example, the Sheffield City Region Enterprise Zone aims to create 14,000 jobs by 2020 and has sites on former collieries. The Orgreave colliery and coking plant is now transformed into a centre for advanced manufacturing and Markham Vale is benefitting from capital grant funding to develop the successful business park. The Government has invested nearly £12 million into local infrastructure - £1.8 million investment in Sheffield Business Park Phase 2 and £10 million in the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2015-03-03T17:03:59.177Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-03T17:03:59.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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 Fire and Rescue Services: Pensions 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 Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government of 15 December 2014, Official Report, columns 1148-56, if the Minister will meet the Fire Brigades Union and fire authority employers, and their respective legal representatives, to discuss how commitments that she gave in that debate on fire service pensions will be implemented in practice; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blaydon more like this
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Mr David Anderson more like this
star this property uin 221637 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
star this property answer text <p>My Department will be working with representative bodies and the employers in the fitness working group facilitated by the Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser to provide good practice on the application of the firefighter fitness principles now incorporated into the Fire and Rescue National Framework for England. We have also agreed to set in train an independent review of the operation of these principles in three years time, and in the light of that review, to take such additional action as might be required to ensure the commitments made to Parliament are secured.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2015-01-28T15:10:44.973Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-28T15:10:44.973Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Anderson more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-12more like thismore than 2015-03-12
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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 Fire and Rescue Services: Pensions 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 Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with fire authorities in England and Wales on pension rights for firefighters who fail fitness tests due to illness; and how many of those authorities have indicated to him that they cannot pay those pensions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Antrim more like this
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Sammy Wilson more like this
star this property uin 227419 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>I recently met with the National Employers to discuss firefighter fitness issues in England. Where underlying medical reasons have been identified that restrict or prevent an individual from achieving the necessary fitness standards for undertaking their role as a firefighter, the individual should be referred to occupational health, and must receive the necessary support to facilitate a return to operational duties. The fire and rescue authority should also fully explore opportunities to enable the individual to remain in employment, including through reasonable adjustments and appropriate redeployment within the role, where it appears the medical condition prevents a return to operational duties. In those circumstances, where there are no such opportunities or suitable alternative employment is unavailable, then the fire and rescue authority will commence the formal assessment for ill-health retirement by referring the case to the Independent Qualified Medical Practitioner. Where it is determined that a firefighter is permanently unable to continue in their role as a firefighter they would become entitled to the immediate payment of a lower tier ill-health pension. In addition to this, they would also receive a higher tier ill-health enhancement if it was also determined that they could not undertake any regular employment. The definition of ill-health is wide, and includes both physical and mental conditions, including arthritis and post-traumatic stress syndrome. It is important to note that, where a firefighter is deemed eligible for medical retirement, the authority must pay the ill-health pension - there is no discretion.</p><p> </p><p>In the 2015 Firefighters Pension Scheme firefighters will accrue pension more quickly than their counterparts in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and will consequently achieve a higher ill-health pension.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-03-19T12:57:23.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sammy Wilson more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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 Poverty 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 Communities and Local Government, when his Department last published data about the extent of deprivation in different parts of the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 222450 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Communities and Local Government produces measures of neighbourhood deprivation in England. The most recent publication is the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/english-indices-of-deprivation-2010" target="_blank">English Indices of Deprivation 2010</a>, published in March 2011. The devolved administrations each publish their own Indices of Deprivation but there is no UK-wide version. The Department is currently updating the English Indices of Deprivation, for publication in summer 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
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less than 2015-02-02T16:40:38.7Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-02T16:40:38.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-02more like thismore than 2015-03-02
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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 Enterprise Zones 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 Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to promote the use of enterprise zones by businesses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Fylde more like this
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Mark Menzies more like this
star this property uin 225862 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
star this property answer text <p>My Department works actively with UK Trade and Investment, BIS sector leads as well as local partners to promote opportunities in Enterprise Zones to businesses across the UK and overseas. UK Trade and Investment encourages and supports overseas companies to consider Enterprise Zones as a good place to set up or expand their businesses. They do this by working to support the marketing efforts on Zones and publicising opportunities for businesses within their international networks.</p><p> </p><p>This collective approach is working. By the end of 2014, more than 450 businesses had come to Enterprise Zones. Alongside this, there has been significant investment in infrastructure, including around £200 million of commitments from the Local Growth Fund. This will help to attract more businesses to Enterprise Zones in future.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
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less than 2015-03-09T16:58:09.13Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-09T16:58:09.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Menzies more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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 Floods 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 Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to assist communities affected by the winter floods as a result of the decisions of the Ministerial Recovery Working Group. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Garston and Halewood more like this
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Maria Eagle more like this
star this property uin 215491 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the flood recovery progress report published on 27 November, a copy of which is in the Library of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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215490 more like this
215503 more like this
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less than 2014-12-01T09:29:44.75Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Maria Eagle more like this
156939
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star this property date less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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 Floods 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 Communities and Local Government, how much of the Severe Weather Recovery Scheme awarded to local authorities for costs incurred during the winter floods has been (a) allocated to and (b) received by local authorities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Garston and Halewood more like this
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Maria Eagle more like this
star this property uin 215490 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the flood recovery progress report published on 27 November, a copy of which is in the Library of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
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215491 more like this
215503 more like this
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less than 2014-12-01T09:29:46.297Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-01T09:29:46.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Maria Eagle more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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 Floods 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 Communities and Local Government, how many households have received a repair and renew grant intended for homeowners and businesses which were flooded in winter 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Garston and Halewood more like this
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Maria Eagle more like this
star this property uin 215503 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the flood recovery progress report published on 27 November, a copy of which is in the Library of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
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215490 more like this
215491 more like this
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less than 2014-12-01T09:29:46.457Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-01T09:29:46.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Maria Eagle more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-10more like thismore than 2015-03-10
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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 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 Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of small firms and shops likely to benefit from the planned reduction in business rates in (a) Herefordshire and (b) England in 2015-16. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
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Jesse Norman more like this
star this property uin 908064 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
star this property answer text <p>My rt. hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced at the 2014 Autumn Statement an extra £650 million of support for 2015-16 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></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><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></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><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></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><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></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>allowing businesses to keep their small business rate relief for a year where they take on an additional property;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>business rates relief for empty new builds; and</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><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 local discount granted.</p><p>Table 1 (attached) shows the estimated number of properties in 2015-16 within the Herefordshire Council boundary that will benefit from business rates measures extended in this year’s autumn statement. Table 2 (attached) presents this information for England as a whole.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2015-03-16T17:25:29.17Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-16T17:25:29.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property file name 908064 Norman.docx more like this
star this property title Table 1 - Business Rates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-04more like thismore than 2015-02-04
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 7 more like this
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 Fire and Rescue Services 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 Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2014 from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Official Report, column 1167, what progress he has made on ensuring that if a firefighter fails a fitness test through no fault of their own and they do not qualify for ill health retirement, they will get a redeployed role or an unreduced pension. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 223325 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
star this property answer text <p>The amendment of the Fire and Rescue National Framework for England, which places firefighter fitness principles on a statutory basis, came into force on 12 January 2015. The National Framework sets out that fire and rescue authorities must not only have fitness policies in place, but policies to support those who become unfit, including fully exploring opportunities for reasonable adjustments and redeployment. The National Framework also records my decision to set in train an independent review of these principles and their operation in three years time, and in the light of that review, to take such additional action as might be required to ensure the commitments made to Parliament are secured. No firefighter will see any change to their expected Normal Pension Age until 2022.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
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less than 2015-02-09T15:50:19.617Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-09T15:50:19.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this