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Results 201–220 of 1770 for rishi sunak

Written Answers — Treasury: Swift (25 Jul 2019)

Rishi Sunak: On 12 July, the government published a joint public-private Economic Crime Plan. In developing the Plan, the government held 37 consultation events engaging with over 100 stakeholders including the SWIFT Institute.

Written Answers — Treasury: Claims Management Services (25 Jul 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has taken over regulation of claims management companies (CMCs). The FCA rules mean CMCs must meet the same basic standards as other FCA-regulated firms on conduct, as well as additional CMC-specific rules.

Written Answers — Treasury: Funerals: Pre-payment (25 Jul 2019)

Rishi Sunak: HM Treasury launched a call for evidence on the regulation of pre-paid funeral plans in June 2018. The call for evidence has confirmed that consumer detriment is present in the pre-paid funeral plan sector and that there is broad demand for the sector to come under compulsory regulation. Consequently, the government intends to bring the pre-paid funeral plan market within the remit of the...

Written Answers — Treasury: Imports (25 Jul 2019)

Rishi Sunak: In the event of a 'no deal', the Government’s priority is to keep goods moving and avoid delays at the border. As the customs authority, HMRC will act to ensure that border processes are as smooth as possible, without compromising security. After listening to concerns from businesses, the Government is introducing temporary easements for a ‘no deal’ scenario to help businesses keep...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Antisocial Behaviour (24 Jul 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The current 2015-20 Troubled Families Programme is designed to achieve improved outcomes in crime and anti-social behaviour as well as wider drivers of crime including education and employment. According to the Troubled Families Programme’s 2019 family survey, fewer respondents reported contact with the police, and fewer reported police or landlord action as a result of involvement in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Welfare Assistance Schemes (24 Jul 2019)

Rishi Sunak: Proposals for the Local Government Finance Settlement for 2020/21, including provision for local welfare assistance, will be finalised following the outcome of the planned Spending Review.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Crisis Loans (24 Jul 2019)

Rishi Sunak: Local welfare provision was devolved to local authorities as the Government believes that they’re best place to understand local priorities. The Government has made over £200 billion available to councils over this spending review to spend on local services including local welfare provision.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Community Relations: Religion (24 Jul 2019)

Rishi Sunak: A range of funding has been identified with is focussed on enabling Muslim, Jewish, Christian and inter-faith organisations to support integration and community cohesion, since May 2015: Projects Organisations 2015/16 (£000s) 2016/17 (£000s) 2017/18 (£000s) 2018/19 (£000s) Total Expanding Bridges not Boycotts B'nai Brith Hillel Foundation (Jewish) 0 31 50 81 ...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Community Relations and Radicalism (24 Jul 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The Government published the Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper in March 2018, inviting views on our vision for building strong integrated communities where people – whatever their background – live, work, learn and socialise together, based on shared rights, responsibilities and opportunities. In February 2019, we published the Integrated Communities Action Plan alongside the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Unitary Councils: Northamptonshire (24 Jul 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The Secretary of State made his decision to implement the Northamptonshire councils’ unitary proposal with one modification. This modification was to extend the period for implementing the new arrangements so the new councils are operational from 1 April 2021. We took this step to ensure a successful transition to the two new unitary authorities and that there would be confidence locally...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Health Services and Social Services: Northamptonshire (24 Jul 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, together with my officials, met Hon Friends from Northamptonshire on 22 July to discuss the integration between health and social care services in Northamptonshire. It was agreed that local leaders from across health and social care in Northamptonshire should be invited to set out clearly their ambitions for integration including formalised...

Exiting the European Union (Transport): Electoral Commission (23 Jul 2019)

Valerie Vaz: ...chairing the committee and I thank the other members: the right hon. Member for Aylesbury (Mr Lidington); the hon. Members for Harwich and North Essex (Sir Bernard Jenkin), for Richmond (Yorks) (Rishi Sunak), for Aberdeen North (Kirsty Blackman) and for Morley and Outwood (Andrea Jenkyns); and my hon. Friends the Members for Ashfield (Gloria De Piero), for Newport East (Jessica Morden)...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Translation Services (23 Jul 2019)

Rishi Sunak: My Department does not hold these figures. As democratically elected organisations, local authorities are independent of central Government, and are responsible for managing their own budgets in line with local priorities.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Council Tax Reduction Schemes (23 Jul 2019)

Rishi Sunak: My Department has informed local authorities that it will ensure consistency in the treatment of mixed age couples between local council tax reduction schemes and the wider benefits system from 1 April 2020. Council tax reduction schemes operating in the current financial year should continue to treat persons as pensioners or not pensioners according to definitions set out in existing regulations.

Non-Domestic Rating (Lists) Bill (22 Jul 2019)

Rishi Sunak: I beg to move, That the Bill be now read the Third time. I always try to be pithy, Mr Speaker, as you instruct us to be, but this is an important matter, so we shall proceed without too much haste. Ratepayers have told us that the current system, with revaluations of business rates every five years, has not been responsive enough to changes in the rental market. They have asked us for more...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Social Services: Finance (22 Jul 2019)

Rishi Sunak: This Government has recognised the pressures faced by adult social services and has provided councils with access to an additional £10 billion of dedicated funding for adult social care in the three years to 2019-20. Future levels of funding will be settled in the Spending Review, where the overall approach to funding local government will be considered.

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Authorities’ Statutory Care Duties (22 Jul 2019)

Rishi Sunak: Mr Speaker, I join you in wishing the hon. Lady a very happy birthday—what better way to spend it than at MHCLG questions. It is the responsibility of each individual local authority to ensure that it can fulfil its statutory care duties. We have, however, supported councils to meet those duties by giving them access to several billion pounds of incremental dedicated funding for this purpose.

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Funding: Removal of Deprivation Measures (22 Jul 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The Government have consulted on changes to the local authority funding formula and have heard from over 300 bodies. We are in the process of digesting those responses and will of course listen carefully to what the sector has said.

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (22 Jul 2019)

Rishi Sunak: Far from being complacent, the Government are working hard to ensure that local authorities receive the support that they need, as we heard from my hon. Friend the Member for North West Leicestershire (Andrew Bridgen). We know about the importance of children’s services, and the importance of ensuring that all authorities benefit from best practice from places such as Leeds, Hertfordshire...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill: Progress reports (18 Jul 2019)

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