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star this property date less than 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Widowed People 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 Work and Pensions, what financial support his Department provides to a (a) widow and (b) widower who nursed their deceased marital partner through a terminal illness. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
star this property uin 179185 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-23more like thismore than 2018-10-23
star this property answer text <p>Bereavement Support Payment provides short-term support to working age people whose deceased spouse or civil partner has paid sufficient National Insurance contributions. It is intended to help with the immediate costs of bereavement and can be paid to both widows and widowers.</p><p> </p><p>It consists of an initial payment and up to 18 monthly instalments with a higher amount for those with children. It is not taxable and can be paid on top of any income-related benefits the household receives thus benefiting those on lower incomes.</p><p> </p><p>Those in receipt of a means-tested benefit or tax credits may qualify for a Funeral Expenses Payment if they are responsible for arranging a funeral. Funeral Expenses Payments provide help towards funeral costs. They cover specified necessary costs, for example burial or cremation fees, plus a contribution of up to £700 towards other costs such as funeral directors fees</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2018-10-23T14:45:56.673Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-23T14:45:56.673Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon remove filter
861938
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star this property date less than 2018-03-14more like thismore than 2018-03-14
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Wales Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 28 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Wales more like this
star this property hansard heading Hospitals: Parking 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 What recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on the abolition of hospital car parking charges in Wales. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
star this property uin 904285 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 2018-03-14more like thismore than 2018-03-14
star this property answer text <p>I have not discussed this matter with the Welsh Government.</p><p>The responsibility for car parking charges in Wales is devolved to the Welsh Government and decisions on whether to waive charges are entirely for the Welsh Government.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2018-03-14T17:32:54.72Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-14T17:32:54.72Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon remove filter
65863
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-04more like thismore than 2014-07-04
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HM 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 CaTreasury 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many apprentices have been employed by contractors and sub-contractors to his Department in each year since 2010-11; and what proportion of the total workforce of such contractors is made up by apprentices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
star this property uin 204067 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 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally. To provide it would involve contacting numerous current and former suppliers. This could only be done at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-07-15T14:35:04.2800939Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-15T14:35:04.2800939Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon remove filter
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star this property date less than 2017-11-02more like thismore than 2017-11-02
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HM 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 CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Fuels: Excise Duties 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been raised from fuel duty in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
star this property uin 111101 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 2017-11-08more like thismore than 2017-11-08
star this property answer text <p>Fuel duty receipts statistics are available in HMRC’s Hydrocarbon Oils bulletin (see link below). This includes a breakdown of receipts by the main fuel types.</p><p><a href="https://www.uktradeinfo.com/Statistics/Tax%20and%20Duty%20Bulletins/Oils0817.xls" target="_blank">https://www.uktradeinfo.com/Statistics/Tax and Duty Bulletins/Oils0817.xls</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2017-11-08T12:43:55.623Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-08T12:43:55.623Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
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HM 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 CaTreasury 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the potential cost to the public purse of raising the income tax personal allowance for 2015-16 from £10,500 to £12,300 with the same maximum cash benefit going to basic and higher rate taxpayers but no benefit going to additional rate taxpayers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
star this property uin 196610 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 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
star this property answer text <p>Raising the income tax personal allowance to £12,300 in 2015-16 is estimated to cost in the region of £9.5 billion.</p><p> </p><p>A reduction to the basic rate limit has been assumed so that the higher rate threshold is unchanged. As a result of this, basic rate and most higher rate taxpayers would benefit equally from the personal allowance increase.</p><p> </p><p>This estimate is based on the 2011-12 Survey of Personal Incomes, projected to 2015-16 using economic assumptions consistent with the Office for Budget Responsibility's March 2014 economic and fiscal outlook.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
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HM 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 CaTreasury 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the potential cost to the public purse of raising the national insurance personal allowance for 2015-16 to (a) £10,000 and (b) £12,300. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
star this property uin 196603 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 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
star this property answer text <p>Raising the National Insurance Contributions thresholds for individual earners (The Primary Threshold and Lower Profits Limit) in 2015-16 to £10,000 is estimated to cost in the region of £5 billion. Raising them to £12,300 is estimated to cost around £10.5 billion.</p><p> </p><p>These estimates are based on the 2011-12 Survey of Personal Incomes, projected to 2015-16 using economic assumptions consistent with the Office for Budget Responsibility's March 2014 economic and fiscal outlook.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-29more like thismore than 2018-03-29
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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
star this property hansard heading Credit 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the rent-to-own and doorstep lending industry on how they target customers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
star this property uin 135169 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-18more like thismore than 2018-04-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government transferred the regulation of consumer credit to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in 2014 and has given the FCA strong powers to protect consumers. This was demonstrated by the FCA announcement in October 2017 that BrightHouse, a rent-to-own firm, would pay over £14.8 million in redress to 249,000 customers in respect of agreements which may not have been affordable, and payments which should have been refunded.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has also given the FCA the power to cap the cost of all forms of credit, and the FCA can do so if it thinks it is necessary to protect consumers. The FCA’s review of the high-cost credit sector has identified concerns about the high costs of rent-to-own borrowing, as well as concerns about repeat borrowing and refinancing in the doorstep lending sector. The FCA has said that it will consult on proposed remedies in May 2018.</p><p> </p><p>Treasury ministers and officials have meetings with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery. Details of ministerial and permanent secretary meetings with external organisations on departmental business are published on a quarterly basis and are available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmt-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 135167 more like this
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less than 2018-04-18T13:03:39.847Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-18T13:03:39.847Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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874867
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-29more like thismore than 2018-03-29
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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 Financial Services: Education more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans the Government has to increase access to financial education for people on low incomes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
star this property uin 135168 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-18more like thismore than 2018-04-18
star this property answer text <p>Government policy on financial education and capability focuses on ensuring that people have the confidence and skills they need to successfully engage with their finances. To this end the Government established the Money Advice Service (MAS), which provides free-to-use financial guidance and coordinates the UK’s Financial Capability Strategy. This is a 10-year strategy which aims to gather evidence on the most effective interventions to improve people’s financial capability, and support and coordinate initiatives that are proven to work. As part of this strategy MAS will shortly publish plans to commission projects to help working age adults manage their money, which will include a focus on households on low incomes. The plans will also focus on the financial capability needs of children and young people at home, in school, and in community settings.</p><p>Moving forward, the Government is legislating to merge the functions of MAS with those of The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) and Pension Wise, to create a Single Financial Guidance Body to simplify the existing public financial guidance landscape. The government’s commitment to improving people’s financial capability is reflected in the new body’s strategic function to develop and coordinate a national strategy to improve the financial capability of members of the public, which will build on and further progress MAS’s work.</p><p>It is also particularly important that children and young adults receive financial education to help them shape their financial habits later in life. This is why financial literacy was made statutory within the national curriculum in England in 2014, as part of the curriculum for citizenship education for 11-16 year olds.</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 2018-04-18T13:10:16.963Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-18T13:10:16.963Z
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4051
unstar this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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3985
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48442
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
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HM 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 CaTreasury 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had on combining national insurance and income tax. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
star this property uin 196602 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
star this property answer text <p><strong>As set out at Autumn Statement 2012, </strong><strong>the Government will wait for further progress on planned operational changes to the tax system before formally consulting on the operational integration of income tax and NICs.</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>Treasury Ministers and officials have meetings with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery.</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>Details of ministerial and permanent secretary meetings with external organisations on departmental business are published on a quarterly basis and are available at:</strong></p><p><strong><a href="http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/minister_hospitality.htm" target="_blank">http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/minister_hospitality.htm</a></strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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3985
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874866
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-29more like thismore than 2018-03-29
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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
star this property hansard heading Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to cap the maximum sum of money people can borrow from rent to own and doorstep lenders. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
star this property uin 135167 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 2018-04-18more like thismore than 2018-04-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government transferred the regulation of consumer credit to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in 2014 and has given the FCA strong powers to protect consumers. This was demonstrated by the FCA announcement in October 2017 that BrightHouse, a rent-to-own firm, would pay over £14.8 million in redress to 249,000 customers in respect of agreements which may not have been affordable, and payments which should have been refunded.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has also given the FCA the power to cap the cost of all forms of credit, and the FCA can do so if it thinks it is necessary to protect consumers. The FCA’s review of the high-cost credit sector has identified concerns about the high costs of rent-to-own borrowing, as well as concerns about repeat borrowing and refinancing in the doorstep lending sector. The FCA has said that it will consult on proposed remedies in May 2018.</p><p> </p><p>Treasury ministers and officials have meetings with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery. Details of ministerial and permanent secretary meetings with external organisations on departmental business are published on a quarterly basis and are available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmt-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 135169 more like this
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less than 2018-04-18T13:03:39.783Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-18T13:03:39.783Z
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4051
unstar this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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3985
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