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unstar this property answer text <p>There is no definition of a part-time entrepreneur within the Taxes Acts. In general, the tax system treats part-time entrepreneurs in the same way as full-time entrepreneurs, and there are no plans to change this.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to a competitive tax regime and has introduced a range of measures to reduce the burden of National Insurance Contributions (NICs), as part of our long term economic plan to back business and create jobs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Employment Allowance, introduced in April this year, means that around 450,000 employers– one third of all employers – are expected to be taken out of paying employer NICs altogether in 2014-15 and from April 2015, employer NICs for under 21 year olds will be abolished, helping to support jobs for almost 1.5 million young people currently in employment.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The assessment of the noise impact of the trial will be made by Heathrow Airport Ltd in consultation with NATS.</p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for Education is committed to recruiting high-quality graduates into teaching. The latest data published by UCAS on 25 September 2014 in its ‘UCAS Teacher Training statistical releases’[1], indicates that there will be an increase in computing trainees commencing initial teacher training (ITT) this year, although this will not be certain until the 2014/15 ITT census is published.</p><p>For computing trainees starting their training in 2015/16, we have increased bursaries to up to £25,000 tax-free. We are also funding a prestigious scholarship scheme for computing trainees worth £25,000 tax-free and offering a range of professional benefits. Additional funding has also been made available to schools offering School Direct (salaried) places in computing to boost starting salaries; computing trainees will be able to earn over £21,000 nationally and £25,000 in inner London.</p><p>There are a range of other incentives in place to attract high quality computing trainees into the teaching profession, including:</p><ol><li>The delivery of a targeted marketing campaign to encourage high-quality computing graduates and potential career changers to consider a career in teaching.</li><li>The offering of tailored support for graduates and career changers interested in teaching computing, including access to a School Experience Programme.</li><li>Funding of computing subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) programmes, which prepare applicants for teacher training by building up or refreshing their existing knowledge. 31% of computing applicants who accepted an ITT place for 2013/14 accessed a SKE course.</li></ol><p>[1] <a href="http://www.ucas.com/data-analysis/ucas-teacher-training-statistical-releases" target="_blank">www.ucas.com/data-analysis/ucas-teacher-training-statistical-releases</a></p>
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unstar this property answer text <p>All public sector spectrum users are subject to Administered Incentive Pricing (AIP) which serves to encourage spectrum to be used efficiently or released to other uses. This charge is set by HM Treasury with advice from Ofcom and the DCMS.</p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Department has made no systematic assessment of the effect of the precautionary principle on scientific innovation in the UK.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The Government is committed to making sure that the Information Commissioner has sufficient resource to carry out its statutory duties.</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Justice works closely with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to keep its enforcement powers under review.</p><p> </p><p>Further information about the ICO’s enforcement powers can be found on its website - www.ico.org.uk.</p> more like this
100106
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unstar this property answer text <p>When Defence Equipment and Support (DE&amp;S) became a bespoke trading entity on 1 April 2014 it was given a broad range of freedoms, agreed by HM Treasury and the Cabinet Office, to allow it to manage its business, outputs and workforce within an operating cost envelope set to drive significant efficiencies. The bidders for the Managed Service Provider work packages are not granted freedoms and flexibilities; they are being procured via standard commercial practices to provide tailored external skills to support DE&amp;S as it uses its freedoms to transform and to deliver the equipment programme.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>I met with Jo Campion, Deputy Director for Policy and Campaigns at the National Deaf Children’s Society, today to discuss the Listen Up report and its recommendations.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The data requested is not currently available.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>NHS England took responsibility for the commissioning of CAMH Tier 4 (inpatient) services in April 2013. A standardised approach to admissions was not in place which meant that a clear understanding of the numbers of cases referred, or the reasons for referral was not available.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The need for a national process for admissions was highlighted in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Tier 4 Report, published in July and NHS England have been working with young people and their families during August and September to develop an admissions standard protocol.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHS Area Teams are currently discussing with relevant CAMHS providers the introduction of the protocol in November 2014. The protocol will be reviewed in January 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHS England anticipates that a standard protocol will be included in contracts from 2015. This will allow the standard recording of information for CAMHS Tier 4 admissions.</p><p> </p>