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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Digital Technology more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What fiscal steps he is taking to grow the digital economy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 911693 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 <p>The UK's digital economy is thriving - growing ten times as fast as the wider economy - and we are pursuing a range of measures to reinforce its world-leading position. These include:</p><ul><li>Implementing a 10-year action plan to unlock over £20 billion to finance growth in innovative firms;</li><li>Committing a further £7 billion for research and development since 2016, with major investments in artificial intelligence and quantum technologies; and</li><li>Providing internationally competitive research and development tax reliefs to support investment.</li></ul><p>We are also embracing the opportunities presented by Distributed Ledger Technologies, including by:</p><ul><li>Investing over £10 million through Innovate UK and the research councils; and</li><li>Creating the £20 million GovTech Catalyst Fund, to explore technology-based solutions for public sector challenges.</li></ul> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Newark more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T15:33:01.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T15:33:01.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes remove filter
1060793
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star this property date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Revenue and Customs: Automation more like this
unstar 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, when small businesses will be able to automate the payment to HMRC of National Insurance and PAYE for employees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 221008 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-22more like thismore than 2019-02-22
star this property answer text <p>HMRC currently enables employers to pay their PAYE/NIC liability by Direct Debit. Guidance on how to do this can be found on the gov.uk website at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/pay-paye-tax/direct-debit" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/pay-paye-tax/direct-debit</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Employers can currently only make single Direct Debit payments, meaning they must set up a payment each time they pay. This is because the amount owed can include elements which do not have to be reported to HMRC until too close to the payment deadline to allow us to automatically collect by Direct Debit.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC recognises the benefits of payment by Direct Debit and will continue to look at how to enable customers to set up ongoing Direct Debit arrangements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
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less than 2019-02-22T12:14:15.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-22T12:14:15.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Customs: Distributed Ledger Technology more like this
unstar 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 19 February 2018 to Question 128296 on Brexit, if he will provide an update on (a) the potential use of distributed ledger technology for any new customs system after the UK leaves the EU and (b) the outcome of the proof of concept trials referenced in the Answer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 214643 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
star this property answer text <p>The pilot focussed on building a single ‘permissioned’ Blockchain that could be used to inform a trader’s ‘Authorised Economic Operator’ status. The proof of concept ran for six weeks, and established that government could use Blockchain to securely share the results of sensitive risk checks to improve the efficiencies of certain customs processes.</p><p> </p><p>Any significant implementation of Blockchain would require significant further work by HMRC. Further work on the application of Blockchain to ‘Authorised Economic Operator’ status is deferred until after the UK leaves the EU when timescales and cost will be revisited.</p><p> </p><p>We are working with the cross government Future Borders Programme to progress the pilot as part of their Trusted Trader initiative</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
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less than 2019-02-07T15:01:12.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T15:01:12.39Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Distributed Ledger Technology 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) fiscal and (b) regulatory steps his Department is taking to (i) support UK and (ii) encourage overseas blockchain and crypto-based companies establish themselves in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 206446 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-11more like thismore than 2019-01-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government has invested over £10 million through Innovate UK and the research councils to support a wide variety of DLT related projects. The Government has also created a £20 million GovTech Catalyst Fund to explore technology-based solutions for public sector challenges, potentially including the use of DLT.</p><p> </p><p>The Government set out its approach to cryptoassets and the underlying distributed ledger technology (DLT) in the report of the Cryptoassets Taskforce<sub><sub>[1]</sub></sub>. The Government wants to encourage responsible development of legitimate distributed ledger technology (DLT) and cryptoasset-related activity in the UK, while also mitigating risks.</p><p> </p><p>The financial regulators continue to provide a platform that facilitates innovation and the development of new technologies in the financial system. For example, the Financial Conduct Authority has accepted a significant number of DLT-based projects into its Regulatory Sandbox. The Bank of England has also committed to ensure that its new RTGS service will be compatible with DLT-based payment systems.</p><p>[1] The full report of the HM Treasury/Financial Conduct Authority/Bank of England Cryptoassets Taskforce is available here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/752070/cryptoassets_taskforce_final_report_final_web.pdf</p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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less than 2019-01-11T11:18:43.683Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-11T11:18:43.683Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes remove filter