Results 1–20 of 497 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:John Glen

Written Answers — Treasury: Bank Services: Travellers (16 Mar 2018)

John Glen: The Government is committed to ensuring that individuals, regardless of their background or income, have access to useful and affordable financial products and services. The Equality Act 2010 protects all individuals, including Gypsies and Travellers, against racial and other forms of discrimination. The Payment Accounts Regulations 2015 require the nine largest personal current account...

Written Answers — Treasury: Credit (16 Mar 2018)

John Glen: The Government is committed to protecting consumers from unfair lending practises. To this end, the government has given the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) strong powers, including the power to cap the cost of credit, and it will do so if it thinks it is necessary to protect consumers. The FCA is conducting a review of the high-cost credit market, and will publish a substantive update in...

Written Answers — Treasury: Personal Income (16 Mar 2018)

John Glen: The Government is aware that making ends meet is sometimes challenging, which is why we are proactively putting in place measures to help the most vulnerable. The lowest earners have seen a 7% real-terms increase to their wages since 2015, thanks to policies such as the National Living Wage (NLW). Full time NLW workers will receive another £600 pay rise next month. The...

Written Answers — Treasury: Shareholders: Sanctions (16 Mar 2018)

John Glen: The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is the competent authority responsible for the UK initial public offering (IPO) process. Companies seeking to admit securities to the Official List must apply to the UK Listing Authority (UKLA), a division of the Financial Conduct Authority. The UKLA is responsible for assessing the eligibility of any potential issuer and approving the prospectus of any...

Written Answers — Treasury: Pensions: Low Incomes (16 Mar 2018)

John Glen: Automatic enrolment has been a success with 9.4 million workers enrolled into workplace pensions since 2012. Figures from DWP show that the largest increase in participation has been among eligible low earners, with 63% of these workers in the private sector earning between £10,000 and £19,999 now saving into a workplace pension – an increase of 43 percentage points from 2012....

Written Answers — Treasury: Financial Services: Standards (15 Mar 2018)

John Glen: The government believes that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), as the UK’s independent conduct regulator for the financial services industry, is best placed to lead the discussion on the merits of a duty of a care for financial services providers. The FCA have committed to issuing a Discussion Paper on a duty of care later this year. The Paper will invite contributions from all...

Written Answers — Treasury: European Investment Bank (13 Mar 2018)

John Glen: Throughout its membership, the UK has made payments totaling c.£1.8bn to the capital of the EIB.

Written Answers — Treasury: Bank Services (13 Mar 2018)

John Glen: The Government believes it is vitally important that the banking sector meets the needs of vulnerable consumers. The nine largest personal current account providers in the UK are legally required to offer fee-free basic bank accounts to customers who do not have a bank account or who are ineligible for a bank’s standard current account. The Treasury’s December 2017 publication...

Written Answers — Treasury: Business Bank Italy (12 Mar 2018)

John Glen: This is a matter for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), who are independent from Government. We have passed the honourable lady’s question on to the FCA, who will reply directly to her by letter. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.

Written Answers — Treasury: Cryptocurrencies (12 Mar 2018)

John Glen: As with all policies, the Government keeps its policy towards cryptocurrencies under review. The Government believes any regulation should be proportionate and risk-based.

Written Answers — Treasury: Social Rented Housing: Rents (12 Mar 2018)

John Glen: The Government does not currently intend to issue guidance to local authorities on this issue. However, the Government does encourage local authorities to work constructively with firms providing rent recognition services, including those participating in the Rent Recognition Challenge. It is right that tenants, where they choose to do so, should have the ability to ensure that their...

Written Answers — Treasury: Sanctions (8 Mar 2018)

John Glen: The total value of suspected breaches reported to OFSI in 2017 was approximately £1.4 billion. OFSI does not publish a breakdown of suspected breaches by each sanctioned country and terrorist group. OFSI does not publish information about individuals or entities suspected to have breached financial sanctions. OFSI assesses all cases of suspected non-compliance with the regulations and...

Written Answers — Treasury: Sanctions (8 Mar 2018)

John Glen: The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) was established on 31 March 2016. Prior to the establishment of OFSI there were 441 reports of suspected breaches to HM Treasury between September 2013 and December 2015. As of 7 March 2018, 107 cases reported to OFSI in 2016 have been determined as breaches, with an approximate aggregate value of £281 million. Some cases reported...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Financial Services: Mental Illness (8 Mar 2018)

John Glen: The government is committed to building an economy that works for everyone, including those experiencing mental health difficulties. The Regulation of consumer credit is a matter for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The government has given the FCA strong powers to protect consumers. It requires all lenders to treat customers fairly, and to establish appropriate policies for dealing...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Financial Services: Regulation (7 Mar 2018)

John Glen: RegTech has significant potential to reduce the administrative burden of regulation. The Financial Conduct Authority is already aware of the opportunities associated with RegTech, and have run a series of ‘tech sprints’ intended to address specific industry challenges.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges (5 Mar 2018)

John Glen: The Government recognises that widespread free access to cash remains extremely important to the day-to-day lives of many consumers and businesses in the UK. Government has been engaging and will continue to engage with the regulators and industry, including LINK, to ensure that it is maintained. The Government established the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) in 2015 with a statutory...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Money Laundering: Prosecutions (5 Mar 2018)

John Glen: This is an operational matter for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), who are independent from Government. The question has been passed on to the FCA. The FCA will reply directly to the honourable member by letter. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Credit Unions (5 Mar 2018)

John Glen: Government engages closely with representatives of the credit union sector to understand how credit unions may best be supported, including ongoing consideration of their legislative framework. For example, in 2014 Government conducted a Call for Evidence (‘British Credit Unions at 50’) on credit unions. Several respondents asked for changes to the legislation governing credit...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Financial Markets (5 Mar 2018)

John Glen: The Government Office for Science, sponsored by HM Treasury, published its Foresight Project report in October 2012, analysing the role, development, and impact of computer-based trading – including high frequency trading – in financial markets.[1] The report highlighted the benefits of computer-based trading for the operation of markets, in particular relating to liquidity,...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Help to Buy Scheme: Individual Savings Accounts (5 Mar 2018)

John Glen: In addition to observing the usual ISA regulations, for an individual to qualify for a Help to Buy: ISA they must be 16 or over, have a valid National Insurance number, be a UK resident, and be a first-time buyer. Under this scheme being a first-time buyer means they must not have owned a property anywhere in the world. An individual will then qualify for a government bonus when they come to...

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