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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Treasury more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Financial Services: Equality 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 steps they have taken to ensure that the UK financial sector (1) increases its diversity, and (2) ensures equal pay. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
star this property uin HL16517 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text It is the Government’s aspiration to see diversity across the UK economy, and HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter reflects our ambition to see an improved gender balance in the financial services industry. So far, over 330 financial services firms have signed the Charter, committing to implement strategic actions to improve their gender balance in senior positions.<p> </p>Regarding wider work to improve diversity in the UK labour market, we are supporting the government commissioned Hampton-Alexander review to push for 33% of all board and senior leadership positions to be held by women by 2020 in the FTSE 350. Government also fully supports the Parker Review, which recommends that FTSE100 and 250 boards should have at least one director of colour by 2021 and 2024, respectively. The Prime Minister also launched the Race at Work Charter and a consultation on mandatory ethnicity pay reporting as part of a package of measures to make the workplace fairer for people from ethnic minority groups. Over 150 employers have signed the Race at Work Charter, including a number of financial services firms.<p> </p>Equal pay for men and women doing the same work, equivalent work or work of equal value, has been a legal requirement since 1970. The Government remains fully committed to the Equal Pay protections in the Equality Act 2010.<p> </p>In 2017, the Government introduced regulations requiring large employers across all sectors, including financial services, to publish the differences in what they pay their male and female staff in average salaries and bonuses annually. The gender pay gap is caused by many factors and does not necessarily mean an employer has breached equal pay laws. Transparency is key to highlighting gender-based differences in pay and enabling employees to hold their employers to account, particularly where equal pay law may have been breached.
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-07-02T16:02:39.73Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T16:02:39.73Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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1141563
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Trade Agreements: Canada more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of a reduction in import tariffs on a post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and Canada. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
star this property uin HL17431 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 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>We are working to transition existing EU trade agreements, including CETA, into bilateral deals as the UK leaves the EU. We continue to engage Canada to seek to achieve this at the earliest opportunity, and both sides are committed to a strong trading relationship moving forwards.</p><p> </p><p>If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the UK will implement a temporary tariff which aims to minimise costs to business and mitigate price impacts on consumers. However, this will be temporary, applying for up to 12 months. It is not the basis for a long-term preferential trading relationship - transition of CETA remains the best foundation for the UK’s future trading relationship with Canada.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-08-06T14:23:50.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T14:23:50.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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1140039
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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Brexit more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to address any economic downturn that may be caused by a no-deal Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
star this property uin HL17274 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The government’s priority has been to ensure a smooth and orderly withdrawal from the EU with a deal as soon as possible. The government has reached agreement with the EU on an extension until October 31<sup>st</sup> at the latest, with the option to leave earlier as soon as a deal is ratified. However, “No Deal” remains the legal default at the end of the extension period if a deal cannot be reached. As a responsible government we have been preparing for this possibility for almost three years to minimise any disruption in the event of no deal. The Treasury and the Bank of England together have all the tools of fiscal and monetary policy available to us, including the fiscal headroom the Chancellor has held in reserve.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-07-23T11:14:00.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:14:00.283Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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1131913
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Electronic Government more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to invest in the digital transformation of government services. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
star this property uin HL16331 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>The UK is recognised internationally as a world leader in digital government. The Government Digital Service (GDS) was set up in 2011 with the purpose of digitally transforming government and its services. It leads government’s Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) function, helping departments build and run services that are digital by default and focused on the needs of citizens.</p><p>Departments have built their digital professionalism and capability and there are now approximately 800 digital services, including applying online for a UK passport, applying for your full or provisional driving licence, checking your state pension, and the voter registration digital service. As an example, over 90% of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Association’s (DVLA) transactions (over 1 billion in 2017/18) are now completed online. Government continues to update current and create new digital services to benefit citizens in their interactions with government.</p><p>GDS this month published the Government Technology Innovation Strategy which looks at creating the right foundations to use emerging technologies in government. This will help digitally transform government even more by using innovative technology solutions to make government more efficient and save taxpayers’ money. Alongside this, ‘A guide to using artificial intelligence in the public sector’ was published following a review of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in government by GDS and the Office for Artificial Intelligence (OAI).</p><p>The £20m, 3-year GovTech Catalyst Programme has supported central and local government, devolved administrations, and public sector bodies to find innovative solutions to operational service and policy delivery challenges. It provides public sector organisations a safe space to experiment with innovative technologies by providing them with funding, purely for research and development. The Catalyst also encourages the sharing of digital learning and resources, which allows public sector organisations to identify other groups across the UK working on similar problems. The Programme helps government deliver on a key principle of the UK’s Digital Strategy, to improve the digital business sector in the UK, by providing tech companies of all sizes opportunities with the public sector.</p><p>Over 10,000 civil servants have also now been trained by the GDS Academy; new standards have made services across government consistent, accessible and intuitive; and departments have delivered digital services to make essential transactions with citizens easier and more efficient.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-06-20T14:25:42.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T14:25:42.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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1130631
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Cash Dispensing: Rural Areas 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 impact of the decline in the number of free-to-use cash machines on rural communities. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
star this property uin HL16175 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that widespread free access to cash remains important to the day-to-day lives of many people and businesses in the UK. At Spring Statement 2018, the Treasury launched a Call for Evidence on Cash &amp; Digital Payments. This sought to gather evidence on how changing preferences for cash and digital payments impact on different sectors, regions and demographics. In its response document, the Government reiterated its policy is to safeguard access to cash for those who need it while supporting digital payments.</p><p> </p><p>LINK, the scheme that runs the UK’s ATM network, has committed to maintain the broad geographical coverage of the ATM network in the UK. LINK has put in place specific arrangements to protect free-to-use ATMs more than 1 kilometre away from the next nearest free-to-use ATM. Furthermore, LINK recently announced new additional premiums to safeguard the presence of free-to-use ATMs in remote and deprived areas.</p><p> </p><p>The Government-established Payment Systems Regulator, which regulates LINK, is closely monitoring developments within ATM provision and has used its powers to hold LINK to account over its commitments.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-06-20T11:28:32.62Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T11:28:32.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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1137398
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Pensions: Doctors 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 revisit the 2016 rule changes to tax relief for medical practitioners, in order to resolve the current staffing crisis. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
star this property uin HL17005 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The Government keeps public sector pay and pensions policy under constant review in the context of the wider public finances.</p><p> </p><p>Pensions tax relief is one of the most expensive reliefs in the personal tax system. In 2017/18 income tax and employer National Insurance Contributions relief cost over £50 billion, with around two-thirds going to higher and additional rate taxpayers.</p><p> </p><p>The tapered annual allowance is therefore focused on the highest-earning savers, to ensure that the benefit they receive is not disproportionate to that of other pension savers. Less than one per cent of pension savers will have to reduce their saving or face an annual allowance charge as a result of the tapered annual allowance.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises that some senior clinicians face tax charges owing to the increase in the value of their pension accrual. The tax rules must apply identically to everyone in the same situation, regardless of their employer.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has announced plans to consult on proposals for a new flexibility for senior clinicians in the NHS pension scheme via the introduction of a 50:50 option. This option will give senior clinicians in England and Wales more choice in respect of their pension accrual, and therefore better control in relation to any pensions tax charges.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-07-22T12:55:51.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T12:55:51.367Z
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1134330
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Treasury more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Cryptocurrencies: Regulation more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to regulate the use of new crypto-currencies created by large technology companies; and what steps they are taking to protect private financial information in that sector. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
star this property uin HL16615 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not comment on details of the proposed business models of individual companies. However, large technology companies developing cryptoassets clearly raises wider questions for policy and financial regulation. The Government is working with the Bank of England, the Financial Conduct Authority and international counterparts to consider these issues.</p><p> </p><p>More broadly, the Government established the Cryptoassets Taskforce<sup><sup>[1]</sup></sup> to explore the risks and potential benefits of cryptoassets and consider the appropriate response. The Taskforce’s report set out commitments to further consider the regulatory approach to cryptoassets. The Government will consult on its approach to unregulated cryptoassets later this year.</p><p> </p><p>The Government takes the protection and privacy of personal data extremely seriously. All organisations, especially the biggest global tech firms who process private financial data containing personal information, must comply with the GDPR and the UK's Data Protection Act 2018, which poses strict obligations on organisations to ensure that UK citizen's data is stored safely and securely.</p><p> </p><p>[1] Comprised of HM Treasury, the FCA, and the Bank of England</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-07-08T13:47:25.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T13:47:25.253Z
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1136436
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Financial Services more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to invest in infrastructure projects in the UK financial services industry to help address climate change. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
star this property uin HL16886 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>On 2<sup>nd</sup> July, the Government launched its Green Finance Strategy with the ambition to align private sector financial flows with clean, environmentally sustainable and resilient growth, and strengthen the competitiveness of our financial sector. The strategy outlines how we will drive the greening of the financial system and help mobilise private sector finance to meet our environmental objectives, including through infrastructure projects in the UK and overseas. We have also worked with the City of London to launch the Green Finance Institute on 2<sup>nd</sup> July.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-07-09T16:22:07.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T16:22:07.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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1796
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1135096
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Inheritance Tax more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to scrap the inheritance tax 40 per cent excess policy above an individual's £325,000 allowance. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
star this property uin HL16723 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 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>Inheritance tax makes an important contribution to the health of public finances and the Government has no plans to abolish it.</p><p> </p><p>The rate of inheritance tax is normally 40% on the value of an estate above a nil rate band of £325,000. Any unused nil rate band may be transferred to a surviving spouse or civil partner, increasing their combined threshold to up to £650,000.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government recognises that individuals work hard to build up assets with the aim of passing these on to their families. Rising house prices have contributed to more families facing an inheritance tax bill. The Government is addressing this through the phased introduction of the additional £175,000 residence nil rate band. Any unused residence nil rate band may also be transferred to a surviving spouse or civil partner.</p><p> </p><p>Taken together, the combination of the nil rate bands means an individual could pass on up to £500,000 in 2020-21 and the estate of the remaining spouse or civil partner could pass on up to £1 million under certain circumstances in 2020-21. Around 96% of estates are forecast to be able to pass on all their assets without paying any inheritance tax as a result.</p><p> </p><p>In January 2018, the Chancellor of the Exchequer commissioned the Office of Tax Simplification to review the tax. The first report was published in November 2018 and the second report in July 2019. The Government will consider the recommendations.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-07-09T16:39:20.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T16:39:20.767Z
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1133481
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Cybercrime more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make public advice available to prepare for the threat of a category one cyberattack. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
star this property uin HL16516 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>In the event of any major cyber incident, the National Cyber Security Centre will ensure that the right technical advice is issued quickly and directly, and that the public are kept informed. As no two cyber incidents are identical, public communications will always be tailored to the specifics of a cyber attack.</p> more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T11:37:09.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T11:37:09.12Z
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