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1144063
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Apprentices: Taxation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that employers use at least half of their apprenticeship levy spend on new starters. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL17551 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The apprenticeship programme is employer-led. The department’s reforms have put employers in the driving seat, supporting them to design the high-quality apprenticeship standards that meet their skills needs. It is also for employers to decide which apprenticeships they offer, when, and to whom.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Apprenticeships provide valuable opportunities for people of all ages. While the department has no current plans to restrict the use of employer’s levy funds, all aspects of the programme will be kept under review in response to employer feedback and as preparations for a comprehensive Spending Review next year continue.</ins></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:52:41.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:52:41.167Z
star this property question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-10-04T11:10:59.163Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T11:10:59.163Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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135182
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington remove filter
1144064
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Apprentices: Taxation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that employers use at least half of their apprenticeship levy spend on apprentices who are under 30 years of age. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL17552 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The apprenticeship programme is employer-led. The department’s reforms have put employers in the driving seat, supporting them to design the high-quality apprenticeship standards that meet their skills needs. It is also for employers to decide which apprenticeships they offer, when, and to whom.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Apprenticeships provide valuable opportunities for people of all ages. While the department has no current plans to restrict the use of employer’s levy funds, all aspects of the programme will be kept under review in response to employer feedback and as preparations for a comprehensive Spending Review next year continue.</ins></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:52:41.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:52:41.217Z
star this property question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-10-04T11:10:45.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T11:10:45.747Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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135660
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4304
star this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington remove filter
1144065
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Non-domestic Rates more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the effectiveness, and (2) the fairness of the current system of business rates; and what plans they have to change the current system. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL17553 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Business rates currently raise £25 billion per year in England, and are an important source of funding for key local services such as adult social care and children’s services.</p><p> </p><p>The Government concluded a fundamental review of business rates in 2016, and respondents agreed that property based taxes were easy to collect, difficult to avoid, relatively stable and clearly linked with local authority spending.</p><p> </p><p>In line with stakeholder responses, the Government therefore decided to keep business rates as a property tax.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:38:36.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:38:36.067Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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4304
star this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington remove filter
1144066
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Non-domestic Rates: Retail Trade more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce the 25 per cent contribution that the retail sector currently makes to business rates receipts. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL17554 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Government has taken repeated action to reduce the burden of business rates for all ratepayers including retailers. The Government’s Plan for the High Street announced at Budget 2018 provides £1 billion of upfront support through a new retail discount, cutting retailers’ business rates bills by a third for two years from 1 April 2019 subject to eligibility.</p><p> </p><p>Reforms and reliefs announced since Budget 2016 are reducing business rates by more than £13 billion over the next five years. This includes switching from RPI to CPI indexation, increasing the threshold for the standard multiplier to £51,000 and doubling the threshold for Small Business Rate Relief, meaning 675,000 of the smallest businesses pay no business rates at all.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:40:28.663Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:40:28.663Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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4304
star this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington remove filter
1144067
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Armed Forces more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 1 November 2018 (HL10924), how the strength of the UK Armed Forces has changed since that answer; and what action they plan to take to meet the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2020 targets. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL17555 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Since Earl Howe’s Written Answer on 1 November 2018, the Trained Strength of the Armed Forces has dropped from 139,788 on 1 July 2018 to 137,409 on 1 July 2019.</p><p> </p><p>It remains a priority for each Service to meet the target for Armed Forces personnel strength in 2020, and there are a range of measures both already in progress and in the pipeline to improve the position. These include the introduction of the Armed Forces People Programme to modernise aspects of the employment offer, including scope for flexible working and the Future Accommodation Model.</p><p> </p><p>The strength of the Armed Forces is published every three months and can be found in Table 3a of the UK Armed Forces Quarterly Service Personnel Statistics at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/quarterly-service-personnel-statistics-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/quarterly-service-personnel-statistics-2019</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:34:57.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:34:57.097Z
star this property answering member
4306
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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4304
star this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington remove filter
1144068
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Origin Marking more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether current (1) protected designation of origin, (2) protected geographical indication, and (3) traditional specialities guaranteed, schemes for products will be enforceable after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL17556 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:32:29.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:32:29.283Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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4304
star this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington remove filter
1130212
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Credit: Insurance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to regulate the credit insurance market to ensure that insurance cover adequately protects the supply chain of product-based businesses. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL16073 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The underwriting of insurance risk, including credit risks, is a commercial decision, and Government does not prescribe the terms and conditions insurance companies set when offering insurance. This is important to the proper functioning of the economy. Many of the underlying causes of providers restricting credit insurance cover, wider economic uncertainty and sectoral trends, are outside Government control.</p><p> </p><p>Government is clear that it wants all businesses to thrive now and in the future, and will continue close monitoring of the market and affected sectors. Government is determined to make the UK one of the best places in the world to start and grow a business, and has announced multiple measures to support enterprise. Following the Patient Capital Review, we set out a £20 billion action plan at Budget 2017 to finance firms’ growth.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:38:56.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:38:56.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington remove filter
1130213
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Credit: Insurance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the credit insurance cover available to the supply chain of product-based businesses. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL16074 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Government monitors the credit insurance landscape and credit insurers’ pricing practices, through liaison with providers, businesses, and industry bodies. We will continue to study the market and closely monitor trends.</p><p> </p><p>Government has been made aware of restrictions in credit insurance cover some small and medium-sized product-based businesses are facing in the current trading climate. Difficult trading conditions, market trends, and uncertainty have led some credit insurance providers to reassess the level of cover they are willing to offer in certain sectors. This varies by industry and firm, and is a commercial decision for insurers.</p><p> </p><p>Other financial services products are also available to support businesses in lieu of credit insurance, for example from banks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL16075 more like this
HL16076 more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:40:31.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:40:31.583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington remove filter
1130214
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Credit: Insurance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to conduct a market study on credit insurance cover and pricing practices. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL16075 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Government monitors the credit insurance landscape and credit insurers’ pricing practices, through liaison with providers, businesses, and industry bodies. We will continue to study the market and closely monitor trends.</p><p> </p><p>Government has been made aware of restrictions in credit insurance cover some small and medium-sized product-based businesses are facing in the current trading climate. Difficult trading conditions, market trends, and uncertainty have led some credit insurance providers to reassess the level of cover they are willing to offer in certain sectors. This varies by industry and firm, and is a commercial decision for insurers.</p><p> </p><p>Other financial services products are also available to support businesses in lieu of credit insurance, for example from banks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL16074 more like this
HL16076 more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:40:31.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:40:31.633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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4304
star this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington remove filter
1130215
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Credit: Insurance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the availability of credit insurance cover to assist small and medium-sized enterprises in the current trading climate. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL16076 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Government monitors the credit insurance landscape and credit insurers’ pricing practices, through liaison with providers, businesses, and industry bodies. We will continue to study the market and closely monitor trends.</p><p> </p><p>Government has been made aware of restrictions in credit insurance cover some small and medium-sized product-based businesses are facing in the current trading climate. Difficult trading conditions, market trends, and uncertainty have led some credit insurance providers to reassess the level of cover they are willing to offer in certain sectors. This varies by industry and firm, and is a commercial decision for insurers.</p><p> </p><p>Other financial services products are also available to support businesses in lieu of credit insurance, for example from banks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL16074 more like this
HL16075 more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:40:31.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:40:31.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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4304
star this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington remove filter