Results 101–120 of 1867 for speaker:Simon Kirby

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Credit Reference Agencies (20 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: This question has been passed on to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS). The FOS will reply to 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: HomeServe: Regulation (20 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: HomeServe is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as an insurance intermediary. The FCA is an independent non-governmental body responsible for regulating and supervising the financial services industry. It is for the FCA to determine the regulatory framework for firms it supervises and to assess the adequacy of that framework.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Equity Release: Advisory Services (17 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: Treasury Ministers and officials have discussions with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery. Details of ministerial and permanent secretary meetings with external organisations on departmental business are published on a quarterly basis and are available at: ...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Secondment (17 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: HM Treasury currently have six full-time staff seconded in from private businesses and none from charities. There are no part-time secondments.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Money Laundering: EU Law (16 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: The Treasury launched a consultation on the transposition of the Fourth Money Laundering Directive in September 2016, which closed in November 2016. The Government has published its response to the consultation, setting out the policy decisions that have been taken. The response is accompanied by a consultation on draft Money Laundering Regulations, which will be open for four weeks. The...

Local Banking Facilities: Ampthill — [Mr James Gray in the Chair] (15 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship this afternoon, Mr Gray. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Mid Bedfordshire (Nadine Dorries) for securing this important debate on behalf of her constituents. She is clearly a very loud voice for her area, and I am sure that NatWest will be listening carefully not only to what she has said, but to what I am about to say. What is clear to...

Local Banking Facilities: Ampthill — [Mr James Gray in the Chair] (15 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: My hon. Friend makes a reasonable point. In the wider context, it is important to say that 99% of personal and 75% of business customers will be able to carry out their day-to-day banking at post offices up and down the country as a result of the new agreement. The post office in Ampthill is opposite the NatWest bank, in McColl’s store and next to the Woodhead Horns repair shop. Next to the...

Local Banking Facilities: Ampthill — [Mr James Gray in the Chair] (15 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: I am not really in a position to tell NatWest how to run its business, but here we are in a public forum that is being recorded and is available for all to see. Having heard that an ATM is promised, I would be disappointed if one were not delivered. I can be quite clear about that. I should say that I am sure that that promise is a result of my hon. Friend’s work and campaigning with local...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Work Experience (15 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: The Treasury hosts internships which are paid. There were no unpaid work placements over 2 weeks. The Treasury participates in the formal civil service wide work experience scheme for school and college students. This is part of the government’s social mobility strategy. Work experience of 2 weeks or less is unpaid but there are costs to participating departments i.e. £1000-2000 per...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Meetings (15 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: Treasury Ministers and officials have meetings with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery. Details of ministerial and permanent secretary meetings with external organisations on departmental business are published on a quarterly basis and are available at: ...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Information Officers (15 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: The information requested can only be provided at a disproportionate cost.

Written Ministerial Statements — HM Treasury: Publication of draft Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (15 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: The government has today published draft Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (“Money Laundering Regulations 2017”). These regulations transpose the EU Fourth Money Laundering Directive (and the Fund Transfer Regulation (FTR) which accompanies it), which seek to implement the international standards set by the Financial...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Debts (14 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: The government has committed to exploring whether some form of “breathing space” would be a useful and viable addition to the current range of debt solutions available to consumers and creditors. Work is continuing on this review, and the government plans to provide an update in due course.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Pensions: Misrepresentation (14 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: The Government has made no recent assessment of the current and future number of complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service about retirement product mis-selling. In July 2016 the Financial Conduct Authority launched the Retirement Outcomes Review to look at how firms and consumers have responded to the new freedoms. This will include looking at how firms engage with their customers...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Staff (14 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: HM Treasury does not hold data in the format required to answer the question on vacant positions for a week or longer in each year since 2010. However, HM Treasury publishes recruitment data in the Annual Report and Accounts, which is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmt-annual-report Recruitment data for 2015/16 can be found on page 78. Turnover data for HM Treasury...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Policy (14 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: HM Treasury’s strategic priorities are set out in our single departmental plan, which is published online at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hm-treasury-singl e-departmental-plan-2015-to-2020.

Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law (13 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: This debate has focused on our future. It has asked what kind of Britain we want to be as we write an important new chapter in our history. In opening the debate, my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary expressed, in his very clear style, the fact that Britain must now, as ever, continue to play an active, engaged and constructive role on the international stage. Many hon. Members have...

Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law (13 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: I will not give way. Let me move beyond tax, because there are many other ways in which we are making Britain more productive and more attractive as a place to start or run a business. The big investment in skills—half a billion pounds a year—will benefit hundreds of thousands of our young people, giving them the best choice since A-levels were introduced 70 years ago and bringing forward...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Cash Dispensing (13 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: The Government believes that widespread free access to cash remains extremely important to the day-to-day lives of many consumers in the UK. To this end, the Government is engaging with LINK and its members, including banks and Independent ATM Deployers, to ensure that widespread free access to cash is maintained, and is encouraged to hear that LINK’s members have committed to further...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Foreign Exchange (13 Mar 2017)

Simon Kirby: A competitive and transparent financial services sector is vital to ensuring that the UK economy delivers for consumers and businesses. As with all policy areas, the Government continues to keep transparency of foreign exchange fees under review, and is currently conducting research on the effects of transparency on consumer decisions. This will help inform the Government’s approach to...


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