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unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>Details of all contracts with a value of £10,000 or over are published on Contractfinder as part of the Government’s transparency agenda.</p><p> </p><p>The information requested can be found at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk</a></p> more like this
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less than 2015-06-04T14:53:48.293Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-04T14:53:48.293Z
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unstar this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>There are no current plans for ministers to visit the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) office in Cumbernauld. HMRC continues to engage its workforce on its transformation through a series of staff events. Further details of these plans were announced on 12 November.</p> more like this
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less than 2015-11-16T15:43:16.49Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-16T15:43:16.49Z
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The British Government has been unequivocal in its condemnation of the murder of Faisal Arefin Dipon and in calling for the Bangladesh government to protect those who face threats to their lives because of the views they have expressed. My noble Friend the right hon. Baroness Anelay of St Johns, our High Commissioner in Dhaka and myself have all expressed our shock at the appalling murder and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice and free speech protected.</p> more like this
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less than 2015-11-16T16:21:22.933Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-16T16:21:22.933Z
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Burma remains a country of concern in our annual Human Rights report. We, therefore, produce biannual updates on the human rights situation, the latest can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/burma-in-year-update-july-2015/burma-in-year-update-july-2015.</p><p>We have been concerned by the increase in religious intolerance in Burma and the treatment of minority groups, particularly religious miniorities. This has been evidenced starkly in the four discriminatory race and religion laws as well as in the appalling treatment of the Rohingya community in Rakhine State, their disenfranchisement from the 8 November elections, and the rise of Buddhist nationalism, hate speech and anti-Muslim violence. We have raised our concerns about this in detail with the Burmese authorities, both bilaterally, in company with our partners in the EU and in international fora like the UN. We will continue to raise this important issue facing Burma with any incoming government.</p> more like this
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less than 2015-11-16T16:24:34.083Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-16T16:24:34.083Z
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unstar this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>By 2020-21, the Government will increase funding for the NHS by £10 billion a year in real terms compared to 2014-15 to support the transformation of services across the country. This investment is £2bn more than the NHS asked for, and will help deliver the Government’s objective in moving to a seven day NHS by 2020.</p><br /><p>The Government does not commit to achieving a specific level of funding to the NHS from National Insurance contributions (NICs). Instead, a fixed proportion of each class of NICs receipts (from employees, the self-employed and employers) is allocated directly to the NHS; this adds up to about 20% of NICs receipts. The rest of NHS funding comes from general taxation.</p> more like this
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less than 2015-11-18T16:16:50.483Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-18T16:16:50.483Z
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>In Official Statistics types of business are subdivided by internationally agreed Standard Industrial Classification codes. These do not have sufficient detail to separately identify the hair industry but group this under SIC 96.02 - Hairdressing and other beauty treatment, which also includes facial, nail care and other make-up and beauty services. According to the latest ONS Annual Business Survey this industry contributed nearly £2.7bn in gross value added to the UK economy in 2014.</p> more like this
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less than 2015-12-03T12:52:28.68Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-03T12:52:28.68Z
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>In Official Statistics types of business are subdivided by internationally agreed Standard Industrial Classification codes. These do not have sufficient detail to separately identify the hair industry but group this under SIC 96.02 - Hairdressing and other beauty treatment, which also includes facial, nail care and other make-up and beauty services. According to the latest Annual Business Survey (ONS) this industry accounted for 139,000 jobs in 2014.</p> more like this
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less than 2015-12-03T14:29:03.767Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-03T14:29:03.767Z
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Department recognises the potential role that cost effective energy storage could play in contributing to a resilient, affordable and low carbon energy system in the UK, alongside other forms of flexibility such as interconnection and demand-side response. As such, we are investigating the potential barriers to the deployment of energy storage, including Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES). Our approach to storage policy is technology neutral; however, we recognise the potential for CAES in the UK, and we are in regular dialogue with prospective developers of new CAES projects.</p> more like this
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less than 2016-01-05T12:17:43Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-05T12:17:43Z
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Technology Innovation Needs Assessment Summary Report on Electricity Networks and Storage, published by the Low Carbon Innovation Coordination Group in 2012, included an estimated range of 7 - 59GW for the potential level of energy storage which might be deployed in the UK by 2050.</p><br /><p>The Government recognises the potential for storage to help use energy more flexibly and to decarbonise the UK energy system cost effectively, alongside other flexible solutions such as interconnection and demand-side response (DSR). In light of this, more than £80m public sector controlled support has been committed to energy storage research, development and demonstration activities since 2012. Innovation is expected to help drive storage costs down further.</p><p>DECC is investigating the potential barriers to deployment of energy storage and possible mitigating actions, focussing in the first instance on removing regulatory barriers but also considering whether more needs to be done to stimulate investment in energy storage. DECC will be publishing a call for evidence on this area shortly.</p><br /> <br /><p><br></p>
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less than 2016-01-05T12:37:19.79Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-05T12:37:19.79Z
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Late payment remains an important issue. The Government is taking significant steps to assist small businesses to recover late payment debts.</p><br /><p>The Government promotes fair payment practices in construction through legislation (the “Construction Act”), the use of public procurement (promoting prompt payment to Tier 3 and the use of Project Bank Accounts), and by working with the industry through voluntary measures (such as the Prompt Payment Code and the Construction Leadership Council’s Payment Charter).</p><br /><p>The Government has legislated for new transparency measures in the public and private sectors. This will allow full public scrutiny of payment performance.</p><br /><p>The Payment Charter includes a commitment of zero retentions by 2025. To support this work, the Government recently announced a review of the practice of cash retentions under construction contracts in England.</p><br /><p>Tackling late payment is about creating a responsible payment culture where larger companies recognise the benefit of having a sustainable and robust supply chain, and smaller businesses feel able to challenge poor behaviour.</p><br /><p>The Government believes that taken together these measures will lead to significant changes in the UK’s payment culture.</p><br />
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less than 2016-01-20T17:39:35.58Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-20T17:39:35.58Z
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