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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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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 Occupational Pensions more like this
unstar 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 the Pensions Regulator makes pension schemes regularly reconcile and report on the accuracy of auto-enrolment pensions data. more like this
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Baroness Altmann remove filter
star this property uin HL483 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>Automatic Enrolment into workplace pensions is working. It has transformed pension saving for millions of today’s workers. It has reversed the decline in workplace pension saving seen in the decade prior to its introduction. Since automatic enrolment started in 2012, workplace participation has increased among eligible employees from a low of 55 per cent in 2012 to 87 per cent in 2018. The Government has put in place a robust, proportionate compliance framework. This is administered by The Pensions Regulator, and includes detailed regulatory guidance about how to comply with the law. An employer is required to select a qualifying pension scheme; enrol qualifying staff into that scheme, and deduct any contributions payable under Automatic Enrolment.</p><p> </p><p>The Pensions Regulator’s priorities are contained in their corporate plan 2019-22 and include; providing clarity, enforcing the high standards of trusteeship, governance and administration they expect.</p><p> </p><p>Qualifying pension schemes for Automatic Enrolment are subject to the regulatory framework overseen by The Pensions Regulator in respect of payment and accuracy of contributions. The Regulator has published codes of practice on its website setting out how trustees of defined contribution pension schemes and managers of personal pension schemes should monitor the payment of contributions; provide information to help members check their contributions; and report material payment failures to the Regulator.</p><p> </p><p>The regulatory regime is designed so that errors can be identified and material failures can be reported, the Regulator can then require restitution; and, where necessary, make use of its enforcement powers. The Government keeps all aspects of automatic enrolment under regular review but has no plans to make changes to the compliance framework at this time.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T14:12:19.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T14:12:19.303Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Brexit: Advertising more like this
unstar 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 how much they have spent on (1) motorway advertising, (2) newspaper advertisements, and (3) other public information campaigns, in the past 12 months, about preparing for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit. more like this
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Baroness Altmann remove filter
star this property uin HL423 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
star this property answer text <p>‘Get Ready for Brexit’ is a cross-government campaign using national advertising including TV, radio, press, digital and outdoor advertising. It also includes direct engagement and local elements including business preparedness events, ministerial visits and local authority activity.</p><p>The cost of the public information campaign will be published monthly on a rolling basis, as part of routine government transparency arrangements.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-10-31T16:12:08.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T16:12:08.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1156544
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Ferries: Contracts more like this
unstar 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 how much they have spent on ferry contracts that were entered into in anticipation of a possible no-deal Brexit in the past 12 months. more like this
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Baroness Altmann remove filter
star this property uin HL424 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>As part of preparations for a potential No Deal Brexit in March, the Government procured additional freight capacity to support the continued flow of Category 1 goods. When Article 50 was extended, £51.4m was paid to terminate contracts.</p><p> </p><p>The Government ran a new procurement exercise to secure freight capacity as part of preparations for Brexit on 31 October, entering into contracts for the 6 months from this date. With the extension to Article 50, we have changed our requirements with operators to make sure that capacity remains available from 31 January if required. This scaling down of capacity will cost approximately £8m.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T15:16:27.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T15:16:27.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1156545
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Drugs and Medical Equipment more like this
unstar 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 preventive measures they have put in place to protect the NHS from running short of essential medicines and medical supplies in preparation for a possible no-deal Brexit on 31 October or any other date; and what estimate they have made of the costs incurred from such measures. more like this
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Baroness Altmann remove filter
star this property uin HL425 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Dissolution. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:12:17.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:12:17.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1156546
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Nurses: Pensions more like this
unstar 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 how many NHS practice nurses in England, after working in NHS GP practices across the country, have been excluded from the NHS pension arrangements available to other NHS staff; what estimate they have made of the pension such nurses would have accrued, on average, had they been able to accrue pensions in the same way as nurses working in other parts of the NHS. more like this
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Baroness Altmann remove filter
star this property uin HL426 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Dissolution. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:12:28.55Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:12:28.55Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1156547
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Doctors: Pensions more like this
unstar 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 is their estimate of how many NHS senior medical staff have been asked to pay extra tax as a result of their pension contributions exceeding the Tapered Annual Allowance in the (1) 2016–17, (2) 2017–18, and (3) 2018–19 tax years; and what was the average amount of tax that such staff were asked to pay in each of those years. more like this
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Baroness Altmann remove filter
star this property uin HL427 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Dissolution. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:14:43.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:14:43.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1156548
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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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 Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances more like this
unstar 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 how many (1) employers, and (2) pension scheme members, have received too much tax relief due to incorrect pension contributions being made as a result of confusion between (a) Relief at Source, and (b) Net Pay, arrangements. more like this
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Baroness Altmann remove filter
star this property uin HL428 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>Employers have not been given too much or too little tax relief as employers do not receive tax relief under net pay or relief at source (RAS) arrangements.</p><p> </p><p>The information about members is not readily available in the form requested and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Errors made by employers and pension providers have resulted in pension scheme members receiving either no tax relief on their pension contributions, or receiving tax relief twice.</p><p> </p><p>In the Pension schemes newsletter 105 (November 2018), HMRC invited pension schemes who think that any of their members have been given the wrong amount of tax relief to email HMRC. HMRC would then work with the scheme to help correct their tax position.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC is continuing to work with the pension schemes that have informed if an error has been made, but is unable to give more detail of these cases as this could prejudice future HMRC compliance activity.</p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T14:00:18.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T14:00:18.303Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1144865
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star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances more like this
unstar 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, with respect to the National Statistics data published in April, which estimated the total cost of pension tax relief in respect of registered pension schemes for the year ending 5 April 2018 at £36.3 billion including £4.3 billion in tax relief on employee contributions to occupational pension schemes, (1) what is the estimated figure of gross pension contributions on which this figure was based, and (2) what specific assumptions were made as to the rates of tax applicable in arriving at the figure of £4.3 billion; and whether these assumptions included that all employees making contributions to occupational schemes receive the full tax relief to which they are entitled, including those contributing to net pay pension schemes. more like this
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Baroness Altmann remove filter
star this property uin HL17699 more like this
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unstar 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> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">HMRC publishes estimates of the cost of pension tax relief which is available in table 6 of HM Revenue and Customs Personal Pension Statistics on Gov.uk. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"><em> </em></ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">These estimates were revised on 26<sup>th</sup> September 2019 as part of an overall update to HMRC’s Personal Pension and Pension Relief statistics. Estimates of the cost of tax relief on contributions are produced using the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) for income, individual and employer contributions for members of pension schemes that use the net pay mechanism; and administrative data HMRC holds on relief at source administrative data matched to the Survey of Personal Incomes (SPI) - for income, individual and employer pension contributions for members of pension schemes that use the relief at source mechanism.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The cost of tax relief for all contributions made by individuals is approximately £6.3bn, broken down as the cost of relief on employee contributions to occupational schemes (£4.2bn), to personal pension schemes (£1.6bn), and self-employed contributions to pensions (£0.5bn). Occupational pensions here includes some master trust pension schemes which use the relief at source method. Personal pensions here includes workplace personal pension schemes (such as group personal pensions).</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">i) The £4.3bn figure referenced is the cost of pension tax relief relating to occupational pension schemes. Estimates of the cost of pension tax relief were revised on September 26<sup>th</sup> 2019 as part of an overall update to HMRC’s Personal Pensions and Pension Relief Statistics. The £4.3bn figure referenced has since been revised to £4.2bn. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">This £4.2bn figure of tax relief is derived from around £15.9bn of estimated “relievable” individual pension contributions to occupational pension schemes, (where “relievable” refers to our best estimates of contributions which are within the individual’s pensions Annual Allowance). </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">ii) Marginal rate tax relief is applied to these estimates of “relievable” contributions as if these contributions were taxed. Estimates are produced assuming all members contributing to all pension schemes receive full marginal rate tax relief on their contributions.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"><em> </em></ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">As noted in the publication, costs are subject to large revisions and have a particularly wide margin of error – reflecting the variety of sources of data (both administrative and survey) required to produce these estimates.</ins></p>
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:33:08.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:33:08.633Z
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less than 2019-10-08T12:38:27.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T12:38:27.003Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1144866
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star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances more like this
unstar 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 estimate they have made of the amount of tax relief forgone in net pay pension schemes by workers earning below the personal tax threshold while contributing to workplace pensions in the past three tax years. more like this
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Baroness Altmann remove filter
star this property uin HL17700 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Members of net pay pension schemes receive tax relief on their pension contributions at their marginal rate as these contributions are deducted before tax is calculated. Those individuals with income below the personal tax threshold do not pay tax.</p><p> </p><p>Members of relief at source pension schemes, however, receive a 20% basic rate top up on their pension contribution, even though they do not pay tax.</p><p> </p><p>The Economic Secretary to the Treasury provided the Work and Pensions committee an estimate of the cost of providing the same type of top-up as exist for those in relief at source scheme to those in net pay schemes. This estimate was around £100m per tax year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:42:07.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:42:07.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this