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unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Hospitals: Consultants more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government keeps public sector pay and pensions policy under constant review in the context of the wider public finances. The same tax rules must apply identically to everyone in the same situation, regardless of their employer.</p><p> </p><p>Pensions tax relief is one of the most expensive reliefs in the personal tax system. In 2017/18 income tax and employer National Insurance Contributions relief cost over £50 billion, with around two-thirds going to higher and additional rate taxpayers.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has listened carefully to specific concerns raised by some high-earning NHS consultants impacted by annual allowance tax charges.</p><p> </p><p>In response, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has announced his intention to consult on proposals for a new 50:50 option providing pension flexibility for senior clinicians in the NHS. This flexibility will give senior clinicians in England and Wales more choice in respect of their pension accrual, and therefore the ability to control better any pensions tax charges.</p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrea Jenkyns more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Roads: Northern Ireland more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>To date, no guarantees under the UK Guarantees Scheme have been issued to road projects in Northern Ireland. This information, alongside details of the UK Guarantees scheme, is publicly available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/uk-guarantees-scheme" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/uk-guarantees-scheme</a>. The UK Guarantees Scheme was established in 2012, with a capacity of up to £40 billion, to support private investment in UK infrastructure projects. As the scheme is demand-led, it only operates where needed and guarantees are not allocated by region. So far, the UK Guarantees Scheme has issued £1.8 billion of guarantees, supporting over £4 billion worth of investment.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1139196
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unstar this property hansard heading National Productivity Investment Fund more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government established the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) to increase capital spending for areas critical for improving productivity: housing, transport, digital infrastructure and Research &amp; Development (R&amp;D).</p><p>Digital infrastructure and R&amp;D spending are reserved so UK Government investment, including through the NPIF, covers England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The NPIF includes £425m in 2017-18 and £820m in 2018-19 on R&amp;D funding, and £25m in 2017-18 and £150m in 2018-19 on digital infrastructure.</p><p>Housing and transport spending is devolved, and in these areas, the Northern Ireland Executive, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government have received increases in their capital budgets as a result of applying the Barnett formula to changes in spending in England.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1140330
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Public Sector: Redundancy Pay more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The consultation received over 580 responses. We are currently analysing these and will produce a government response in due course.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lilian Greenwood more like this
1140358
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unstar this property hansard heading Child Tax Credit more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>As at December 2018 there were 176,000 out-of-work families receiving the disabled child element, of which 101,000 were not also receiving the severely disabled child element.</p><p> </p><p>There were 121,000 out-of-work single adult families receiving the disabled child element, of which 71,000 were not also receiving the severely disabled child element.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marsha De Cordova more like this
1140361
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Child Tax Credit: Lone Parents more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>As at December 2018 there were 176,000 out-of-work families receiving the disabled child element, of which 101,000 were not also receiving the severely disabled child element.</p><p> </p><p>There were 121,000 out-of-work single adult families receiving the disabled child element, of which 71,000 were not also receiving the severely disabled child element.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marsha De Cordova more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Children: Day Care more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The government recognizes how important an issue childcare is to families with young children and we’re taking action to help people with the cost of living. That is why we will be spending almost £6 billion a year on childcare support in 2019/20 – a record amount. Spending decisions beyond 2019/20 will be considered in full at the Spending Review.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Police: Finance more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are keeping our families, communities and country safe by making sure the police have the resources they need to carry out their vital work. We protected police funding in real terms at the Spending Review 2015. Recognising that the police are responding to a shift in demand, in 2019/20 we have: increased the Government’s core grant to police forces by £161m; and, allowed Police and Crime Commissioners to increase their council tax precept referendum principle to £24, which if used in full would raise £509m.</p><p> </p><p>The upcoming Spending Review will allow the government to consider its priorities across all spending.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Rosena Allin-Khan more like this