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Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Further Education: Finance (27 Jul 2015)

Nicholas Boles: ...colleges and the publication of college accounts. Colleges with inadequate financial health are subject to intervention led by the FE Commissioner. Across all our grant, loan and capital support for adult FE, we are making available over 3bn in 2015-16 and our funding mechanism is designed to allow providers the freedoms and flexibilities to decide how best to use their...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tax Allowances: Children (27 Jul 2015)

Lord O'Neill of Gatley: Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) will be launched in early 2017, and will give up to 1.8m families 20 per cent support towards their childcare costs, up to a maximum government contribution of 2,000 per child, per year (4,000 per child, per year, for disabled children). The estimated total costs of TFC in each year are: 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 ...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits (23 Jul 2015)

Damian Hinds: ...on a more sustainable path. The Government wants to move from a low wage, high tax, and high welfare society to a higher wage, lower tax, and lower welfare society. That means more emphasis on supporting hardworking families on low incomes by reducing income tax through increases in the personal allowance and increasing wages, than on topping up low wages through tax credits. The...

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Fuel Poverty: Children (23 Jul 2015)

Andrea Leadsom: ...child under 16 England South West (000s) % (000s) % 2013 1064 45 115 42 2012 1101 47 77 35 2011 1029 42 74 33 2010 988 40 74 29 Government is committed to supporting fuel poor households in line with our fuel poverty obligations. For example, the Energy Company Obligation supports around 260,000 households per year on low incomes or in low income...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: London Underground (23 Jul 2015)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...-time workers. A wide range of customers can enjoy discounted and concessionary travel, including students, Londoners over 60, disabled travellers, apprentices, war veterans, and people who receive Income Support, Employment and Support Allowance or Jobseeker's Allowance.

Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note (21 Jul 2015)

Lord O'Neill of Gatley: ...a course. That is what they made pretty clear to the electorate and it may, among other reasons, be why they came to power with a majority. It is also the case, as articulated by the Chancellor, and supported by the balance of measures, that the Government believe that the best route out of poverty is through employment. It is right that if you are working full-time, your wages should not...

Bill Presented — Constitutional Convention (No. 2) Bill: Finance Bill (21 Jul 2015)

Tommy Sheppard: I rise to speak in support of the SNP amendment and, hopefully, to persuade the House to deny the Bill a Second Reading. Before I go into the details of the Bill, I want to deal with a question of overview. Over the years, we have grown used to hearing glib statements from the Government, and soundbites rather than substance. Many of us marvel at the fact that the Conservatives manage,...

Proposed Changes to the Standing Orders of the House of Commons — Motion (21 Jul 2015)

Lord Forsyth of Drumlean: ...an impact on such a vote. The noble and learned Lord, Lord Wallace of Tankerness, referred to one thing which really exercises me: at the very last moment, on the revised version, it was made clear that EVEL would apply to finance Bills. Income tax must be about 20% of a Government’s revenue, and that change would mean that a Labour Government, who would perhaps have a majority in...

Severn Bridges (Tolls) — [Mr James gray in the Chair] (21 Jul 2015)

Jessica Morden: ...the tolls’ effect is keenly felt, particularly by those who are looking for work in Bristol but cannot absorb the toll cost. Over the years, I have met people facing a bill as part of the Child Support Agency process, for example, who have said to me, “I work for this distribution company in Bristol, but once I have absorbed the bridge costs, I am on fairly low pay. How am I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Long-term Economic Plan (21 Jul 2015)

George Osborne: We are increasing the maintenance support that students have. We heard all that in the previous Parliament, when the Opposition said our reforms would put off people from low-income backgrounds going to university. In fact a record number of students from low-income backgrounds are now going to university. The Labour party that he is a member of once supported getting rid of grants and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Tax Credits (21 Jul 2015)

Damian Hinds: The Government want to move from a low-wage, high-tax, high-welfare society to a higher-wage, lower-tax, less welfare-reliant society. That means more emphasis on support to hard-working families on low incomes by reducing income tax, increasing the personal allowance, increasing wages and topping up low wages through tax credits.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit (21 Jul 2015)

Emily Thornberry: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether housing benefit paid to claimants living in supported exempt accommodation will be excluded from calculations of a household's income for the benefit cap under the provisions proposed in the Welfare Reform and Work Bill.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Finance (21 Jul 2015)

Michael Fallon: As confirmed in the summer budget, the Government is committed to meeting the properly measured NATO pledge to spend 2% of national income on defence every year of this decade. This will include public spending that supports the Ministry of Defence and the contribution made by the secret intelligence agencies. The UK's returns to NATO have historically included spending from other Government...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Social Security Benefits (21 Jul 2015)

Damian Hinds: The Government is making changes to Tax Credits and Universal Credit which will help put welfare spending on a more sustainable path. That means more emphasis on support to hardworking families on low incomes by reducing income tax through increases in the personal allowance and increasing wages, than on topping up low wages through tax credits. HMT has published distributional analysis...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits: Scotland (21 Jul 2015)

Damian Hinds: The Government is making changes to Tax Credits and Universal Credit which will help put welfare spending on a more sustainable path. That means more emphasis on support to hardworking families on low incomes by reducing income tax through increases in the personal allowance and increasing wages, than on topping up low wages through tax credits. HMT has published distributional...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Infectious Diseases (21 Jul 2015)

Grant Shapps: ...diseases and resistance to essential drugs is a growing problem globally. DFID is currently working on a strategy to deliver on this commitment. The UK Government has a strong track record of supporting successful product development research, through public-private Product Development Partnerships (PDPs). In the last ten years, DFID-supported PDPs have developed 11 new drugs, 2 new...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Expenditure (21 Jul 2015)

Earl Howe: ...organisation remains funded from the defence budget. As confirmed in the Summer Budget, the Government is committed to meeting the properly- measured NATO pledge to spend 2% of national income on defence every year of this decade. This will include public spending that supports the Ministry of Defence and the contribution made by the secret intelligence agencies.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (21 Jul 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many, and what proportion of, households affected by the proposed reduction of the benefit cap to 23,000 per year receive (1) Employment and Support Allowance, and (2) Income Support.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Higher Education Student Support (21 Jul 2015)

Jo Johnson: I am today confirming the student support package for higher education students undertaking a course of study in the 2016/17 academic year beginning in August 2016. Tuition fees and fee loans. For all new full-time students and eligible continuing full-time students who started their courses on or after 1 September 2012, maximum tuition fees and maximum fee loans will be...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill (20 Jul 2015)

Priti Patel: .... Two weeks ago the Chancellor’s Budget was a key moment in the Government’s plan for a one nation Government. It was a Budget underpinned by the Government’s approach to rewarding work and supporting aspiration. It was a Budget that supported working people through the introduction of the new national living wage, providing greater financial security to working families,...


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