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star this property date less than 2018-05-01more like thismore than 2018-05-01
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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 Licensed Premises: Energy 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the proposed EU ecodesign and energy labelling regulations on the sustainability of UK entertainment venues. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton more like this
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Giles Watling more like this
star this property uin 140222 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 2018-05-08more like thismore than 2018-05-08
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not carry out cost benefit analysis of early drafts of EU Ecodesign Regulations. Once we see the final version of this regulation before the Regulatory Committee vote in Brussels, where the UK and other Member States will vote on the regulation, we will carry out a cost benefit analysis for the UK but not specific sectors. The Ecodesign proposal for lighting that I assume you are referring to will be voted on in October/November 2018 and we would expect to see a final version one month prior to that.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-05-08T14:58:58.44Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-08T14:58:58.44Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Giles Watling remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-12more like thismore than 2018-09-12
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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
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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the effectiveness of Growth Hubs in supporting women who want to start and grow a business; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton more like this
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Giles Watling more like this
star this property uin 174162 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-10-09
star this property answer text <p>There are currently 38 Growth Hubs across England, led and governed by Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), providing free and impartial advice and support to anyone wishing to start and a grow a business. At March 2018, Local Enterprise Partnerships have self-reported that since 2015 their Growth Hubs have helped over 26,000 entrepreneurs start their own business.</p><p> </p><p>There are now 1.1 million women-led small and medium-sized businesses in the UK and I want to see that number grow. Access to finance is key area that can support that aim and I am pleased to report that the government-supported Start-Up Loans Company has provided loans worth nearly £436 million to those wishing to start a business, of which nearly 40% have been given to female entrepreneurs at March 2018.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2018-10-09T13:48:35.573Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-09T13:48:35.573Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4677
unstar this property label Biography information for Giles Watling remove filter
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-09more like thismore than 2017-10-09
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star 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 Parking: Private Sector 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, whether he plans to strengthen the powers given to local authorities to regulate private car parks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton more like this
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Giles Watling more like this
star this property uin 106544 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 2017-10-13more like thismore than 2017-10-13
star this property answer text <p>We have already taken steps to help local authorities tackle unfair practices by private parking operators, including the banning of wheel clamping and towing.</p><p>My Department is also considering reforms of the private parking sector and we are keen to ensure motorists get fair treatment from private parking companies.</p><p>We welcome Sir Greg Knight’s Private Members’ Bill that seeks to create an independent code of practice for private parking companies. We look forward to reading Sir Greg’s recommendations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Nuneaton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Marcus Jones more like this
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less than 2017-10-13T16:24:20.677Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-13T16:24:20.677Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Marcus Jones more like this
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4677
unstar this property label Biography information for Giles Watling remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-06more like thismore than 2018-07-06
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading NATO 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 Defence, what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the importance of NATO members’ financial and capability commitments to that organisation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton more like this
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Giles Watling more like this
star this property uin 161595 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 2018-07-10more like thismore than 2018-07-10
star this property answer text <p>US Secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis, and I agree that all NATO members must fulfil their commitment to the the Defence Investment Pledge, contribute to the Alliance's operations and missions, and support its work to adapt its structures and ways of working. In this way we can achieve a modern, united Alliance, fit to face the challenges of today and the future, that delivers on the commitments that Allies have made. This will be discussed again at the NATO Summit on 11-12 July.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Staffordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Gavin Williamson more like this
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less than 2018-07-10T15:13:47.073Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-10T15:13:47.073Z
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star this property label Biography information for Gavin Williamson more like this
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4677
unstar this property label Biography information for Giles Watling remove filter
928680
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-21more like thismore than 2018-06-21
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Arts and Culture 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps his Department has taken to promote UK arts and culture. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton more like this
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Giles Watling more like this
star this property uin 156506 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 2018-06-28more like thismore than 2018-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The arts help individuals and communities by bringing people together, encouraging creativity and removing social barriers. This government is committed to supporting and promoting our world class arts and culture to ensure that everyone can engage and participate in them, make places better for people to live,work and visit, and boost the economy.</p><p> </p><p>Government support for arts and culture is primarily provided via the Arts Council England. Government also promotes art and culture through direct support such as the recently launched £20 million Cultural Development Fund, which aims to support towns and cities to grow their local economy through investment in arts, heritage and the creative industries; and the Great Exhibition of the North, a three month event that will will celebrate the great art, culture and design of the North of England, which government has invested over £6 million in.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2018-06-28T09:10:14.913Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-28T09:10:14.913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Giles Watling remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-02more like thismore than 2018-07-02
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Culture: Marketing 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps his Department has taken to promote UK arts and culture overseas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton more like this
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Giles Watling more like this
star this property uin 159722 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 2018-07-10more like thismore than 2018-07-10
star this property answer text <p>We are taking a number of steps to promote UK arts and culture overseas, including through the GREAT campaign, annual Seasons of Culture, formal cultural agreements with other governments and through our membership of UNESCO. Ministers also undertake regular international visits to champion British arts organisations working in other countries and hold frequent dialogues with counterparts from key partner countries.</p><p> </p><p>The department works in close partnership with FCO, the British Council and DIT to ensure the UK culture sector is well supported and promoted by our embassies in countries around the world. DCMS is also a leading contributor to the government’s forthcoming Soft Power Strategy, which is due to be published later this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2018-07-10T10:13:42.597Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-10T10:13:42.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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4677
unstar this property label Biography information for Giles Watling remove filter
901344
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-10more like thismore than 2018-05-10
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices: Low Incomes 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 Education, whether his Department plans to make low income apprentices with children eligible for the (a) Care to Learn Scheme and (b) Childcare Grant. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton more like this
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Giles Watling more like this
star this property uin 142932 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 2018-05-18more like thismore than 2018-05-18
star this property answer text <p>One of the core principles of an apprenticeship is that it is a paid job with training, allowing apprentices to earn while they learn, and it is treated accordingly in the benefit system. Apprentices are not required to pay for their training or assessment.</p><p> </p><p>A young person on an apprenticeship will receive at least the apprentice national minimum wage, which increased to £3.70 per hour in April 2018. In England, the mean pay for level 2 apprentices is £6.69; the level 2 median pay is £6.35. The mean pay rate for level 3 apprentices is £7.38; the level 3 median pay is £7.10.</p><p> </p><p>We are not currently considering extending the scope of Care to Learn, student financial support including the 16-19 Bursary Fund or the Childcare Grant to apprenticeships as they are classed as paid contractual employment with training.</p><p> </p><p>We are creating an apprenticeship system that is open to a wide range of people. As we continue to reform the apprenticeships system we will keep our funding for apprentices with additional needs under review.</p><p> </p><p>For apprentices claiming benefits in their own right, financial support is available for those on low incomes. Eligible apprentices may be able to claim Universal Credit or Tax Credits to help with living costs. Universal Credit is also an in-work benefit, so claimants in work on low wages, including apprentices under contract, can continue to claim support for housing. Parents of apprentices are not, however, eligible to claim Child Benefit, as apprentices, like other employees, earn a wage.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, an apprentice may be entitled to the usual in-work benefits, such as Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credits. If an apprentice has children, is aged 16 or over and does paid work of at least 16 hours a week then they could qualify for tax credits, unless they are already earning £25,000 per year or more. Statutory Sick Pay is paid on the basis of the level of earnings in the relevant period. Disabled apprentices may be entitled to Access to Work payments to help with any support needed to do their job such as assistive technology or an assistant.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
142933 more like this
142934 more like this
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less than 2018-05-18T13:52:42.66Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-18T13:52:42.66Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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4677
unstar this property label Biography information for Giles Watling remove filter
901345
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-10more like thismore than 2018-05-10
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices: Low Incomes 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 Education, whether his Department plans to make low income apprentices eligible for (a) student bursaries and (b) income support. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton more like this
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Giles Watling more like this
star this property uin 142933 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 2018-05-18more like thismore than 2018-05-18
star this property answer text <p>One of the core principles of an apprenticeship is that it is a paid job with training, allowing apprentices to earn while they learn, and it is treated accordingly in the benefit system. Apprentices are not required to pay for their training or assessment.</p><p> </p><p>A young person on an apprenticeship will receive at least the apprentice national minimum wage, which increased to £3.70 per hour in April 2018. In England, the mean pay for level 2 apprentices is £6.69; the level 2 median pay is £6.35. The mean pay rate for level 3 apprentices is £7.38; the level 3 median pay is £7.10.</p><p> </p><p>We are not currently considering extending the scope of Care to Learn, student financial support including the 16-19 Bursary Fund or the Childcare Grant to apprenticeships as they are classed as paid contractual employment with training.</p><p> </p><p>We are creating an apprenticeship system that is open to a wide range of people. As we continue to reform the apprenticeships system we will keep our funding for apprentices with additional needs under review.</p><p> </p><p>For apprentices claiming benefits in their own right, financial support is available for those on low incomes. Eligible apprentices may be able to claim Universal Credit or Tax Credits to help with living costs. Universal Credit is also an in-work benefit, so claimants in work on low wages, including apprentices under contract, can continue to claim support for housing. Parents of apprentices are not, however, eligible to claim Child Benefit, as apprentices, like other employees, earn a wage.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, an apprentice may be entitled to the usual in-work benefits, such as Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credits. If an apprentice has children, is aged 16 or over and does paid work of at least 16 hours a week then they could qualify for tax credits, unless they are already earning £25,000 per year or more. Statutory Sick Pay is paid on the basis of the level of earnings in the relevant period. Disabled apprentices may be entitled to Access to Work payments to help with any support needed to do their job such as assistive technology or an assistant.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
142932 more like this
142934 more like this
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less than 2018-05-18T13:52:42.707Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-18T13:52:42.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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4677
unstar this property label Biography information for Giles Watling remove filter
901346
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-10more like thismore than 2018-05-10
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices: Low Incomes 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 Education, what assessment his Department has made of the financial effect on low income families with a child that undertakes an apprenticeship. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton more like this
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Giles Watling more like this
star this property uin 142934 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 2018-05-18more like thismore than 2018-05-18
star this property answer text <p>One of the core principles of an apprenticeship is that it is a paid job with training, allowing apprentices to earn while they learn, and it is treated accordingly in the benefit system. Apprentices are not required to pay for their training or assessment.</p><p> </p><p>A young person on an apprenticeship will receive at least the apprentice national minimum wage, which increased to £3.70 per hour in April 2018. In England, the mean pay for level 2 apprentices is £6.69; the level 2 median pay is £6.35. The mean pay rate for level 3 apprentices is £7.38; the level 3 median pay is £7.10.</p><p> </p><p>We are not currently considering extending the scope of Care to Learn, student financial support including the 16-19 Bursary Fund or the Childcare Grant to apprenticeships as they are classed as paid contractual employment with training.</p><p> </p><p>We are creating an apprenticeship system that is open to a wide range of people. As we continue to reform the apprenticeships system we will keep our funding for apprentices with additional needs under review.</p><p> </p><p>For apprentices claiming benefits in their own right, financial support is available for those on low incomes. Eligible apprentices may be able to claim Universal Credit or Tax Credits to help with living costs. Universal Credit is also an in-work benefit, so claimants in work on low wages, including apprentices under contract, can continue to claim support for housing. Parents of apprentices are not, however, eligible to claim Child Benefit, as apprentices, like other employees, earn a wage.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, an apprentice may be entitled to the usual in-work benefits, such as Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credits. If an apprentice has children, is aged 16 or over and does paid work of at least 16 hours a week then they could qualify for tax credits, unless they are already earning £25,000 per year or more. Statutory Sick Pay is paid on the basis of the level of earnings in the relevant period. Disabled apprentices may be entitled to Access to Work payments to help with any support needed to do their job such as assistive technology or an assistant.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
142932 more like this
142933 more like this
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less than 2018-05-18T13:52:42.77Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-18T13:52:42.77Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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4677
unstar this property label Biography information for Giles Watling remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-21more like thismore than 2018-06-21
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices 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 Education, what steps his Department is taking to make apprenticeships more affordable for apprentices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton more like this
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Giles Watling more like this
star this property uin 156505 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 2018-06-29more like thismore than 2018-06-29
star this property answer text <p>Apprenticeships are paid jobs with training - they benefit people of all ages and backgrounds, allowing apprentices to earn while they learn without having to pay for training or qualifications.</p><p>We provide funding so that employers and providers can support their apprentices with some of the costs of their apprenticeships. We provide up to £600 to training providers to support apprentices from the 27 per cent most disadvantaged postcode areas when they train on a framework, and £150 a month where an apprentice requires further learning support as a result of conditions such as dyslexia or other learning difficulties and disabilities. We also provide a £1,000 payment to providers and employers when they take on a 16-18 year old apprentice. The funding we provide ensures that any additional costs are not passed on to employers or providers.</p><p>A young person on an apprenticeship will receive at least the apprentice national minimum wage, which increased to £3.70 per hour in April 2018. This represents a 5.7 per cent increase and means the Apprentice rate is at a record high in nominal and real terms. The Low Pay Commission estimates that the increase will benefit up to 34,000 apprentices. In England, the mean pay rate for level 2 apprentices is £6.69; the level 2 median is £6.35. The mean pay rate for level 3 apprentices is £7.38; the level 3 median is £7.10.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, from August 2018, we are introducing a £1,000 bursary to eligible care leavers aged 16-24 starting an apprenticeship. We understand that care leavers face particular financial disadvantage and government has a responsibility to support them as they transition into the world of work through an apprenticeship.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2018-06-29T13:21:54.687Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-29T13:21:54.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Giles Watling remove filter