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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: Crawley more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps her Department has taken to support businesses in Crawley. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to making the UK the best place to start and grow a business, ensuring all businesses have access to the advice and support they need<del class="ministerial"> to succeed to start, grow, and scale up their businesses</del>.</p><p> </p><p>All businesses can access core services, information and guidance on starting up and running a business, as well as their statutory rights and obligations, on our GOV.UK sites and <a href="http://www.gov.uk/browse/business" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/browse/business</a>. The Business Finance and Support Finder tool on the website provides information on how to access a wide range of Government-backed financial support for start-up businesses, such as funding and grant schemes. The Government backed British Business Bank (BBB), as of July 2019, has provided funding of £6.6bn to over 89,000 businesses. In addition, since 2012, the Start-Up Loans Company (now part of BBB) has delivered over 67,000 loans worth over £534m. In Crawley they have issued 99 loans since 2012, worth over £680,000.</p><p> </p><p>This Government continues to work with Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) to drive forward local growth. Through three rounds of competitive Growth Deals, Government has invested over £9 billion of funding, including £304.3 million to Coast to Capital LEP, which covers Crawley, to empower local areas to reach their potential, boosting national productivity and growth.</p><p> </p><p>We have also supported and invested in the creation of a network of 38 Growth Hubs. Businesses in the Crawley constituency can access business advice through the Coast to Capital Growth Hub. Led and governed by the Coast to Capital LEP, the Growth Hub provides a free, impartial, ‘single point of contact’ to help businesses in the area identify and access the right support for them at the right time no matter their size or sector. This support includes helping businesses prepare for Brexit. In 2018-19 the Coast to Capital Growth Hub supported over 1,503 businesses and helped more than 313 individuals start a business.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T16:11:37.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:11:37.243Z
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less than 2019-10-22T15:30:10.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T15:30:10.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1148763
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Executives: Pay more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that executive (a) salaries and (b) bonuses reflect the performance of the companies they run. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington South more like this
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Faisal Rashid more like this
star this property uin 275 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The existing legal framework provides full transparency about directors’ remuneration arrangements, including on salaries and bonuses, and gives shareholders a strong say on pay.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2013, the law has required quoted companies to prepare a directors’ remuneration policy. This must set out how the company proposes to pay directors, including every element of remuneration that a director is entitled to and how it supports the company’s long-term strategy and performance. Companies are required to put the remuneration policy to a binding shareholder vote at least once every three years.</p><p> </p><p>Companies must also publish an annual remuneration report showing how the approved pay policy has been implemented, including a single figure for the total pay directors received that year. This report is subject to an annual advisory vote. If the company loses this vote, it is required to put a new remuneration policy to shareholders the following year.</p><p> </p><p>Alongside the legislative requirements, the UK Corporate Governance Code includes principles and provisions setting out how companies should approach executive remuneration, including a principle that executive remuneration should be “aligned to company purpose and values and be clearly linked to the successful delivery of the company’s long-term strategy”. The Financial Conduct Authority’s Listing Rules require companies to make a report in their corporate governance statement to enable shareholders to evaluate how the principles have been applied.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T16:08:54.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:08:54.203Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Faisal Rashid more like this
1148851
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Insolvency more like this
unstar 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps her Department is taking to support people seeking to retrieve financial earnings from (a) Thomas Cook and (b) other organisations that have gone into compulsory liquidation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
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Stephen Morgan more like this
star this property uin 317 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 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>In an insolvent situation, the Government steps in to offer a level of protection to employees who would otherwise receive nothing from their insolvent employer. Payments are made by the Insolvency Service’s Redundancy Payments Service within certain statutory limits.</p><p>a) A specialist team was set up to process the high volume of redundancy claims from former Thomas Cook employees to ensure payments were received as quickly as possible.</p><p>b) Where claims are received from former employees of companies in compulsory liquidation, the Redundancy Payments Service pays on average within 14 days of receipt of information from the employee.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T14:39:51.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T14:39:51.827Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4653
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1148852
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Insolvency more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps her Department has taken to ensure that people who have (a) uncollected holiday pay and (b) uncollected time off in lieu can access their earnings from (a) Thomas Cook and (b) other organisations that have gone into compulsory liquidation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
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Stephen Morgan more like this
star this property uin 318 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 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>In the event an employer becomes insolvent, the Government steps in to offer a level of protection to employees who would otherwise receive nothing from their former employer. Payments, including holiday pay and pay in lieu of notice, are made by the Insolvency Service’s Redundancy Payments Service subject to conditions and statutory limits.</p><p>a) In respect of Thomas Cook employees, a specialist team was set up to process the high volume of redundancy related claims from former employees to ensure payments were received as quickly as possible.</p><p>b) Where claims are received from former employees of companies in compulsory liquidation, the Redundancy Payments Service pays on average within 14 days of receipt of information.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T14:40:08.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T14:40:08.597Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4653
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1148853
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Insolvency more like this
unstar 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans the Government has to bring forward legislative proposals to provide for support for people who are seeking to collect earnings from organisations that have gone into compulsory liquidation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
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Stephen Morgan more like this
star this property uin 319 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>Legislation is continually reviewed to ensure it remains relevant and fit for purpose. The Insolvency Service’s Redundancy Payments Service is committed to ensuring individuals made redundant are paid the monies due to them as quickly as possible. The legislative framework sets out the requirements for collective redundancy consultation and where a protective award is made against a company in liquidation, the Insolvency Service’s Redundancy Payments Service will pay the protective award.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T15:52:21.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T15:52:21.557Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4653
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1150241
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading New Businesses: Females more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the reasons for the national gender gap among entrepreneurs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
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Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property uin 900037 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 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship, published in March, identified key barriers that lead to lower rates of entrepreneurship among women, including low access to finance, and lack of mentoring and networks.</p><p> </p><p>In response, Government has set the goal to increase the number of female entrepreneurs by half by 2030, equivalent to nearly 600,000 new entrepreneurs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T14:38:41.533Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T14:38:41.533Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
1148883
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Offices: Liverpool more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether her Department has had discussions with Post Office Limited on the future of the Crown post office in Dingle, Liverpool; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Riverside more like this
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Dame Louise Ellman more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the critical role that post offices play in communities and for small businesses across the UK. This is why the Government committed to safeguard the Post Office Network and protect existing rural services. The overall number of post offices across the UK remains at its most stable in decades with over 11,500 branches thanks to significant Government investment of over £2 billion since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>While the Government sets the strategic direction for the Post Office, it allows the company the commercial freedom to deliver this strategy as an independent business. Although the future of each branch is an operational matter for Post Office Limited, the Department has had previous discussions with Post Office Limited regarding the future of the Crown post office in Dingle, Liverpool. Post Office Limited has assured the Department that they are wholeheartedly committed to serving the community in Dingle and they are currently considering all the options available to maintain access to Post Office services when the current contract comes to an end on 4 December 2019.</p><p> </p><p>I have therefore asked Nick Read, the Group Chief Executive of Post Office Limited, to write to the hon Member to provide further information on this matter. A copy of his reply will be placed in the Libraries of the House.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T14:40:41.823Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T14:40:41.823Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dame Louise Ellman more like this
1149076
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Thomas Cook: Insolvency more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if she will request that the liquidator of Thomas Cook does not contest protective award claims from employees of the company. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Peterborough more like this
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Ms Lisa Forbes more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The Official Receiver was appointed as liquidator of the Thomas Cook group of companies by the court and, as liquidator, the Official Receiver acts as an officer of the court. It will be for the Official Receiver to determine his response to any claims for protective awards from former employees made to an Employment Tribunal, taking account of the particular circumstances of the claims.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T14:40:14.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T14:40:14.997Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Lisa Forbes more like this
1149080
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Thomas Cook: Insolvency more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the SSI Taskforce established following the closure of SSI, if she will establish (a) a safety net fund for areas where large numbers of Thomas Cook employees are being made redundant and (b) a business growth zone for Peterborough following the collapse of Thomas Cook. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Peterborough more like this
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Ms Lisa Forbes more like this
star this property uin 374 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>Established in 2015, the SSI Taskforce has been responsible for delivering a range of support initiatives following the closure of the SSI steelworks in Redcar. The National Taskforce for Thomas Cook is bringing together key partners to support former employees in all parts of the UK, with regional focus at Manchester and Peterborough where many employees were based.</p><p> </p><p>The Business Board of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, in partnership with Peterborough City Council, has developed a package of support for those affected locally which includes a dedicated advice service. This will support former employees with re-employment or with advice on starting a business of their own, and support businesses in a position to take on redundant employees.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T14:40:22.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T14:40:22.197Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4717
unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Lisa Forbes more like this
1149083
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Thomas Cook: Insolvency more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations she has received from Peterborough City Council for financial support following the collapse of Thomas Cook. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Peterborough more like this
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Ms Lisa Forbes more like this
star this property uin 377 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 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The Business Board of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, in partnership with Peterborough City Council, has developed a package of support for those affected locally which includes a dedicated advice service. This will support former employees with re-employment or with advice on starting a business of their own, and support businesses in a position to take on redundant employees.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T14:40:35.683Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T14:40:35.683Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4717
unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Lisa Forbes more like this