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unstar this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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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 Employment and Support Allowance: Self-employed 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 steps her Department is taking to support self-employed people who need to claim employment support allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson more like this
star this property uin 226720 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 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
star this property answer text <p>We have successfully rolled out Universal Credit in all job centres nationally. Consequently, self-employed people, who have a health condition, can now claim either Universal Credit and/or New Style Employment and Support Allowance.</p><p> </p><p>Claimants who are eligible to claim New Style Employment and Support Allowance can do so by calling the Universal Credit helpline to request a claim form or by downloading and printing the form available on Gov.uk. Full details about how to apply (including information requesting forms in alternative formats such as braille) can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/how-to-claim-new-style-esa" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/how-to-claim-new-style-esa</a></p><p> </p><p>Claimants who are not eligible to claim New Style Employment and Support Allowance can claim Universal Credit online. For those unable to access or use digital services, assistance to make and maintain their claim is available via the Freephone Universal Credit helplines. The Universal Credit Service Centre will establish the best means of support available.</p><p> </p><p>A home visit can be arranged to support a claimant in making their initial claim and completing any other administrative tasks required to ensure their application is completed.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, to help claimants who may struggle making a claim, Universal Support is available, which is advice, assistance or support to help Universal Credit and New Style Employment and Support Allowance claimants with managing their claim or award.</p><p> </p><p>From 1 April 2019 Citizens Advice (England and Wales) and Citizens Advice Scotland will deliver a new “Help to Claim” service to support vulnerable claimants through the process of making a claim.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-03-07T13:53:53.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-07T13:53:53.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-02-08more like thismore than 2018-02-08
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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 State Retirement Pensions: Scotland 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, if she will hold discussions with representatives of the Scottish Government on the effect of her policies on WASPI women in Scotland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson more like this
star this property uin 127486 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 2018-02-23more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>I have had regular correspondence with the Scottish Minister for Social Security on 16/07/2017, 25/08/17 and 05/02/18. As I said in my letter of 5<sup>th</sup> February,</p><p> </p><p><em>“</em><em>Should the Scottish Government wish to exercise their considerable powers to provide financial support to those impacted by the changes to the State Pension age they are able to do so. This would be entirely a matter for them and the UK Government would not seek to stop them”. </em></p><p> </p><p>There are no plans to meet with representatives of the Scottish Government to discuss this issue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2018-02-23T12:11:25.92Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-23T12:11:25.92Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
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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 Tax Avoidance: Aberdeen South 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people in the Aberdeen South constituency affected by the 2019 Loan Charge. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson more like this
star this property uin 195124 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 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>The 2019 loan charge is targeted at disguised remuneration (DR) schemes. These are artificial tax avoidance schemes where earnings are paid in the form of non-repayable loans made by a third party.</p><p> </p><p>DR schemes are contrived arrangements that pay loans in place of ordinary remuneration with the sole purpose of avoiding income tax and National Insurance contributions. When taking into account the loan they received, loan scheme users have on average twice as much income as the average UK taxpayer.</p><p> </p><p>Since the announcement of the 2019 loan charge at Budget 2016, HMRC has agreed settlements on disguised remuneration schemes with employers and individuals of over 650 million pounds. More than 90% of this amount was collected from employers, with less than 10% from individuals.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC have also simplified the process for those who choose to settle their use of avoidance schemes before the charge arises, so that those earning less than £50,000 a year and no longer engaging in tax avoidance can agree a payment plan of up to five years without the need for detailed supporting information. There is no maximum period within which an overall settlement can be agreed, and HMRC will deal with individual cases appropriately and sympathetically.</p><p> </p><p>50,000 individuals are estimated to be affected by the introduction of the DR loan charge across the UK. Information is not held at constituency level.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T15:44:00.097Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T15:44:00.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson remove filter
1020871
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-12-07more like thismore than 2018-12-07
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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 Bankruptcy: Tax Avoidance 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to ensure that those affected by the 2019 loan charge are not forced into bankruptcy by the repayments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson more like this
star this property uin 200150 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 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>Disguised Remuneration (DR) schemes are contrived arrangements that pay loans in place of ordinary remuneration with the sole purpose of avoiding income tax and National Insurance contributions. On average loan scheme users have twice as much income as the average UK taxpayer, when taking into account the loan they received.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC is working hard to help individuals get out of tax avoidance for good and are encouraging anyone who is concerned about their ability to pay to contact them as soon as possible to discuss their options. HMRC has set up a dedicated helpline for those wanting to settle their avoidance scheme use, and discuss payment options.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC does not want to make anybody bankrupt and very few cases ever reach that stage. They will work with all individuals to reach a manageable and sustainable payment plan wherever possible.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC has simplified the process for those who choose to settle their use of avoidance schemes before the loan charge arises, so that those earning less than £50,000 a year and are no longer engaging in tax avoidance can agree a payment plan of up to five years without the need for detailed supporting information. There is no maximum period within which an overall settlement can be agreed, and all individual cases will be dealt with appropriately and sympathetically.</p><p> </p><p>Since the announcement of the 2019 loan charge at Budget 2016, HMRC has agreed settlements on disguised remuneration schemes with employers and individuals of over 650 million pounds. More than 90% of this amount was collected from employers, with less than 10% from individuals.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T16:00:13.297Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T16:00:13.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson remove filter
1020872
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-12-07more like thismore than 2018-12-07
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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 Revenue and Customs 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Sub-Committee report entitled The powers of HMRC: treating taxpayers fairly, HL 242. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson more like this
star this property uin 200151 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 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government will respond to the sub-Committee’s report in due course and in the usual way.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 200140 more like this
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less than 2018-12-12T13:57:24.147Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T13:57:24.147Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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4599
unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson remove filter
1134102
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept id 23 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Prime Minister more like this
star this property hansard heading Germany: Foreign Relations 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 Prime Minister, what meetings she held with the Chancellor of Germany between 1 and 6 July 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson more like this
star this property uin 268548 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 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>I hold meetings with other leaders regularly in order to further the UK’s foreign policy interests. Information about these meetings is in the public domain and can be found on the gov.uk website and in Hansard.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Maidenhead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Theresa May more like this
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268549 more like this
268554 more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T14:57:44.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T14:57:44.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Theresa May more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept id 23 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Prime Minister more like this
star this property hansard heading European Union 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 Prime Minister, what records were kept of meetings she held with European heads of state in the 12 months to 6 July 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson more like this
star this property uin 268549 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 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>I hold meetings with other leaders regularly in order to further the UK’s foreign policy interests. Information about these meetings is in the public domain and can be found on the gov.uk website and in Hansard.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Maidenhead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Theresa May more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
268548 more like this
268554 more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T14:57:44.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T14:57:44.793Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Theresa May more like this
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1128042
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Sovereignty: Northern Ireland 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 assessment she has made of the benefits to Northern Ireland of being part of the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson more like this
star this property uin 910960 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 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>This Government has made clear on many occasions that we will never be neutral in expressing our support for the Union.</p><p>Northern Ireland benefits hugely from the Union and my steadfast belief is that Northern Ireland’s future is best served within a stronger United Kingdom.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 910961 more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T14:13:03.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:13:03.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson remove filter
1133751
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Reoffenders: Domestic Abuse 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 Justice, how many prisoners given a custodial sentence for domestic violence have reoffended within a year of their release since 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson more like this
star this property uin 267360 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 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>There is no specific offence of domestic violence. Conduct amounting to domestic violence can be present in a wide range of offences and is not readily identifiable from court sentencing outcomes.</p><p> </p><p>Information on how many prisoners who received a custodial sentence for offences involving domestic violence reoffended within a year of their release since 2015 may be held on court records, but could only be obtained at disproportionate cost as a manual search of court records would be required.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T17:13:36.18Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T17:13:36.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson remove filter
1078612
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Religious Freedom 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 International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that international NGOs consider religious vulnerability in their definition of need. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson more like this
star this property uin 226728 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 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
star this property answer text <p>The UK’s commitment to the poorest and most vulnerable in all settings is unwavering, as is our requirement that all UK-funded humanitarian partners work according to international humanitarian principles, placing protection at the centre of their work. Our partners carry out vulnerability assessments to ensure aid effectively reaches those most in need, including those from religious minorities, as it is recognised that religion may be a factor in causing vulnerability.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-03-05T16:59:18.73Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-05T16:59:18.73Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson remove filter