Results 141–160 of 1212 for speaker:Lord Deighton

Written Answers — House of Lords: Bank Cards ( 6 Jan 2015)

Lord Deighton: The Government is clear that merchants should not pass on a charge to a customer that is higher than the cost that merchants themselves incur for processing that payment. This is why the Government brought in the Consumer Rights (Payment Surcharges) Regulations 2012 in April 2013, which state that if a business wishes to charge a customer for using their credit or debit card, then that...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Banks: Pay ( 6 Jan 2015)

Lord Deighton: Senior and highly paid bank employees in the UK are subject to the Remuneration Code, which has been strengthened under this Government. The Code requires that at least 40% of any bonuses they receive must be deferred over at least three years, and can be reduced or cancelled if poor performance or conduct issues subsequently come to light. Furthermore, from 2015 the Prudential Regulation...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Co-operatives ( 6 Jan 2015)

Lord Deighton: The Government does not hold official statistics on co-operatives. Relevant data is held by the Financial Conduct Authority, some of which they publish online. The legislative function for co-operative and community benefit societies resides with HM Treasury; there are currently no plans to change this. The Financial Conduct Authority is the registrar for co-operatives and community benefit...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Corporation Tax: Northern Ireland ( 6 Jan 2015)

Lord Deighton: At Autumn Statement, the Government set out that it recognises the strongly held arguments for devolving corporation tax rate-setting powers to Northern Ireland, including its land border with the very low corporation tax environment in the Republic of Ireland, and the shared goal of the UK Government and the Northern Ireland Executive of rebalancing the Northern Ireland economy and securing...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Credit Rating ( 6 Jan 2015)

Lord Deighton: The current European credit rating regulation 1060/2009 stipulates that rating agencies monitor and review credit ratings on an ongoing basis and at least annually. Furthermore, the regulation states that: “The credit rating agency shall inform the rated entity at least 12 hours before publication of the credit rating and of the principal grounds on which the rating is based in order to...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Cycling England ( 6 Jan 2015)

Lord Deighton: The annual budget provided by the Department for Transport to Cycling England in 2010-11 was £63 million.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Cycling: Training ( 6 Jan 2015)

Lord Deighton: The annual budget set by the Department for Transport for its Bikeability programme is: £11.7 million in 2014-15; and £11.9m in 2015-16.

Written Answers — House of Lords: EU Budget: Contributions ( 6 Jan 2015)

Lord Deighton: The independent Office for Budget Responsibility is responsible for forecasting UK gross and net contributions to the EU Budget. The Office for Budget Responsibility’s forecasts can be found in Table 2.19 of its Economic and Fiscal Outlook supplementary and fiscal tables – December 2014.[1] [1] This table can be found at the following link:...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Government Departments: Pensions ( 6 Jan 2015)

Lord Deighton: The Whole of Government Accounts for 2012-13 showed that the value of public service pension liabilities was £1,171.6 billion.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Immigration ( 6 Jan 2015)

Lord Deighton: The government has not published an impact assessment on the fiscal impact of immigration into the United Kingdom since 2008. The fiscal impacts of migration are considered in impact assessments published by the government where appropriate.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Imports ( 6 Jan 2015)

Lord Deighton: In 2013 total imports of goods by volume from outside the EU was split 96.6% industrial goods and 3.4% agricultural and fish products. The split by customs duty paid was 84.3% (£2,406,874,076) for industrial goods and 15.7% (£448,545,528) for agricultural products.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Imports ( 6 Jan 2015)

Lord Deighton: In 2013, goods subject to a positive duty charge with an aggregate value of £46,801,238,041 were imported from outside the EU. Customs duty totalling £2,855,517,901 was charged and collected on these goods.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Imports ( 6 Jan 2015)

Lord Deighton: During 2013, the aggregate value of goods imported from outside the EU on which no customs duty was charged was £216,685,828,867.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Imports ( 6 Jan 2015)

Lord Deighton: The top 20 categories of goods imported from outside the European Union in 2013 by value are detailed in the table below. The table also provides details of the customs duties collected for each category as defined by the integrated tariff of the United Kingdom. Rank Value of goods (£) Customs duty paid (£) Category description 1 41,171,266,525 1,126,611 Mineral fuels, mineral...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Income Tax ( 6 Jan 2015)

Lord Deighton: Increases to the amount of income tax personal allowance do not affect the amount of income data available to HM Revenue and Customs.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Loans ( 6 Jan 2015)

Lord Deighton: Peer-to-peer lending is an innovative new form of finance and the Government is keen to see this sector continue to grow and evolve. Following representations from the peer-to-peer sector, the Government announced in November 2012 its intention to bring peer-to-peer lending within the regulatory scope of the Financial Conduct Authority from April 2014. Proportionate regulation will allow the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Loans ( 6 Jan 2015)

Lord Deighton: Her Majesty’s Government have not had any discussions with the Bank of England, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) or credit rating agencies about the securitisation of peer-to-peer loans. However, since April 2014, the peer-to-peer lending sector has been supervised and regulated by the FCA. The FCA monitors risks in any regulated sector on an ongoing basis.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Loans: Republic of Ireland ( 6 Jan 2015)

Lord Deighton: The UK provided a bilateral loan to Ireland as part of an international assistance package, designed to stabilise the Irish economy and public finances. The UK bilateral loan was not limited to specific purposes but contributed to Ireland's general government financing. In accordance with the Loans to Ireland Act 2010, HM Treasury reports to Parliament every six months including information...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Minimum Wage ( 6 Jan 2015)

Lord Deighton: The Government takes the enforcement of National Minimum Wage very seriously and has increased the financial penalty percentage from 50% to 100% of the unpaid wages owed to workers, and the maximum penalty from £5,000 to £20,000. These new limits are now in force where arrears are identified in pay reference periods on or after 7 March 2014. The Government will also bring in primary...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Money Laundering: EU Action ( 6 Jan 2015)

Lord Deighton: The Government has advocated a risk-based approach to “politically exposed persons” domestically, through negotiations on the Directive. In the UK, this would require treating UK PEPs, such as UK Parliamentarians, on the basis of risk when undertaking customer due diligence. Enhanced due diligence would only apply if the business relationship is assessed as high risk. Political agreement...


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