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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Financial Services: Equality more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that the UK financial sector (1) increases its diversity, and (2) ensures equal pay. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
star this property uin HL16517 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text It is the Government’s aspiration to see diversity across the UK economy, and HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter reflects our ambition to see an improved gender balance in the financial services industry. So far, over 330 financial services firms have signed the Charter, committing to implement strategic actions to improve their gender balance in senior positions.<p> </p>Regarding wider work to improve diversity in the UK labour market, we are supporting the government commissioned Hampton-Alexander review to push for 33% of all board and senior leadership positions to be held by women by 2020 in the FTSE 350. Government also fully supports the Parker Review, which recommends that FTSE100 and 250 boards should have at least one director of colour by 2021 and 2024, respectively. The Prime Minister also launched the Race at Work Charter and a consultation on mandatory ethnicity pay reporting as part of a package of measures to make the workplace fairer for people from ethnic minority groups. Over 150 employers have signed the Race at Work Charter, including a number of financial services firms.<p> </p>Equal pay for men and women doing the same work, equivalent work or work of equal value, has been a legal requirement since 1970. The Government remains fully committed to the Equal Pay protections in the Equality Act 2010.<p> </p>In 2017, the Government introduced regulations requiring large employers across all sectors, including financial services, to publish the differences in what they pay their male and female staff in average salaries and bonuses annually. The gender pay gap is caused by many factors and does not necessarily mean an employer has breached equal pay laws. Transparency is key to highlighting gender-based differences in pay and enabling employees to hold their employers to account, particularly where equal pay law may have been breached.
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T16:02:39.73Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T16:02:39.73Z
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Bank Services: Internet 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 plans they have to remain closely aligned to any new EU security regulations for online banking transactions after Brexit. more like this
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star this property uin HL16057 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The Strong Customer Authentication Regulatory Technical Standards (“the SCA RTS”), which are intended to reduce fraud and increase payments security, came into force on 14 March 2018 in EU law. The majority of its provisions will apply from 14 September 2019, and will apply in full in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>The EU (Withdrawal) Act (“the Act”) will bring into UK law all directly applicated EU regulations which are operative at exit day, as defined by the Act, or at the end of the proposed Implementation Period if the withdrawal agreement reached between the Government and the EU is ratified. This includes operative Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS). The Act also permits ministers to make amendments which correct deficiencies in these regulations, if that is necessary to ensure they operate effectively in the UK.</p><p>The Financial Regulators’ Powers (Technical Standards etc.) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, made under the Act, delegated responsibility for fixing deficiencies in the SCA RTS to the FCA. Under the Electronic Money, Payment Services and Payment Systems (Amendment and Transitional Provisions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, the FCA is also the competent authority for the SCA RTS after EU Exit.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA consulted on its approach to the SCA RTS after the UK has left the EU (see CP18/44, published on 19 December 2018). It proposes to substantially maintain these technical standards in UK law, to support consumer protection and to provide firms with certainty and clarity about the systems they have been building.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:19:22.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:19:22.827Z
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Cash Dispensing: Rural Areas more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the decline in the number of free-to-use cash machines on rural communities. more like this
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star this property uin HL16175 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that widespread free access to cash remains important to the day-to-day lives of many people and businesses in the UK. At Spring Statement 2018, the Treasury launched a Call for Evidence on Cash &amp; Digital Payments. This sought to gather evidence on how changing preferences for cash and digital payments impact on different sectors, regions and demographics. In its response document, the Government reiterated its policy is to safeguard access to cash for those who need it while supporting digital payments.</p><p> </p><p>LINK, the scheme that runs the UK’s ATM network, has committed to maintain the broad geographical coverage of the ATM network in the UK. LINK has put in place specific arrangements to protect free-to-use ATMs more than 1 kilometre away from the next nearest free-to-use ATM. Furthermore, LINK recently announced new additional premiums to safeguard the presence of free-to-use ATMs in remote and deprived areas.</p><p> </p><p>The Government-established Payment Systems Regulator, which regulates LINK, is closely monitoring developments within ATM provision and has used its powers to hold LINK to account over its commitments.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T11:28:32.62Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T11:28:32.62Z
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unstar this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Cryptocurrencies: Regulation more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to regulate the use of new crypto-currencies created by large technology companies; and what steps they are taking to protect private financial information in that sector. more like this
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star this property uin HL16615 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not comment on details of the proposed business models of individual companies. However, large technology companies developing cryptoassets clearly raises wider questions for policy and financial regulation. The Government is working with the Bank of England, the Financial Conduct Authority and international counterparts to consider these issues.</p><p> </p><p>More broadly, the Government established the Cryptoassets Taskforce<sup><sup>[1]</sup></sup> to explore the risks and potential benefits of cryptoassets and consider the appropriate response. The Taskforce’s report set out commitments to further consider the regulatory approach to cryptoassets. The Government will consult on its approach to unregulated cryptoassets later this year.</p><p> </p><p>The Government takes the protection and privacy of personal data extremely seriously. All organisations, especially the biggest global tech firms who process private financial data containing personal information, must comply with the GDPR and the UK's Data Protection Act 2018, which poses strict obligations on organisations to ensure that UK citizen's data is stored safely and securely.</p><p> </p><p>[1] Comprised of HM Treasury, the FCA, and the Bank of England</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T13:47:25.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T13:47:25.253Z
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