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Written Answers — Treasury: Electronic Funds Transfer: Fraud (17 Apr 2023)

Andrew Griffith: ...(such as banks) to delay payments beyond the existing legislative timescales in limited, high-risk fraud scenarios, in order for enhanced customer engagement to take place. This could enable firms to take more of a ‘risk-based’ approach to payments processing. The Government will also continue its broader work across Departments to tackle fraud at the source, and will shortly publish...

Written Answers — Treasury: Economic Situation and Shipping (17 Apr 2023)

Victoria Atkins: ...join or re-join UK Tonnage Tax and benefit from the advantageous Corporation Tax regime following reforms to Tonnage Tax that came into effect last year. These reforms aim to increase the number of firms basing their headquarters in the UK.

Written Answers — Treasury: Safe Hands Plans: Insolvency (17 Apr 2023)

Andrew Griffith: ...of Safe Hands. It would not be appropriate for the Government to set the precedent or expectation that it will use taxpayer money to compensate consumers for the misconduct of unregulated firms or products which were not sold as FCA regulated at the time. The Government’s role is instead to ensure that the appropriate regulation is in place to guard against such failures happening.

Written Answers — Department for Science, Innovation and Technology: IX Wireless: North West (17 Apr 2023)

Julia Lopez: ...of gigabit-capable broadband. In the 2018 Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review and the 2019 Statement of Strategic Priorities, we brought forward substantive proposals to make it easier for new firms to enter the market and compete with the incumbent provider, such as granting competitors access to Openreach’s national network of ducts and poles. As a result of our pro-competition...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland (17 Apr 2023)

Steven Baker: ...and businesses in Northern Ireland as a result of the difficult decisions needed in order for Northern Ireland Executive departments to live within their budgets. It remains the UK Government’s firm view that the right people to make these decisions are locally elected politicians in a fully functioning Northern Ireland Executive and local Assembly. In the absence of these, it will be...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Windsor Framework (11 Apr 2023)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...the turnover threshold below which companies involved in processing can move goods under the scheme which they can show stay in Northern Ireland. · Thirdly, we have increased the number of firms eligible to move goods for processing in the animal feed, healthcare, construction and not-for-profit sectors. Inputs into food production will continue to benefit from inclusion in the 'not at...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: EU Law: Northern Ireland (6 Apr 2023)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...the Windsor Framework. By the EU's own calculations, less than 3 percent of EU rules apply - with those that remain only applying to secure maximum free trade and market access for Northern Ireland firms. It should also be recognised that this is not a straightforward list, as some of those rules will be applied in part for the red lane but not applied in the green lane, for example. But,...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Buildings (4 Apr 2023)

Nick Gibb: ...presence of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) in their premises. The Department published updated guidance on RAAC in December 2022 and has appointed three leading structural surveying firms to investigate all cases of suspected RAAC. The Department is supporting responsible bodies to undertake this and their consultant structural engineers with assessing and managing RAAC in...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy: Conservation (4 Apr 2023)

Charlotte Nichols: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether he plans to encourage energy firms to reintroduce energy saving sessions in winter 2023-24.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Uganda: Homosexuality (3 Apr 2023)

Andrew Mitchell: ...and discrimination of all people across Uganda. Amendments to the Bill, including introduction of the death penalty for 'aggravated homosexuality', are very worrying. The UK Government is firmly opposed to the death penalty in all circumstances and in every country.

Written Answers — Home Office: Electronic Funds Transfer: Fraud (3 Apr 2023)

Thomas Tugendhat: ...on the Faster Payments System in circumstances where the victim hasn’t been grossly negligent. We expect that this will materially improve outcomes for victims and provide enhanced incentives for firms to prevent these scams in the first place. The Payment Systems Regulator has consulted on the mechanism for reimbursement and industry liability and will publish its response shortly. We...

Written Answers — Department for Science, Innovation and Technology: Cybersecurity (3 Apr 2023)

Paul Scully: ...also leading a three year funding programme, providing support to help organisations work towards certification. Over the past three months 369 support packages have been awarded to small legal aid firms and charities. Research to date has found 93% of organisations with CE are confident of protection against common cyber attacks, compared to just 71% of non-certified organisations and 83%...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Manufactured Goods: Northern Ireland (3 Apr 2023)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...the current £500,000 limit up to £2 million, meaning four-fifths of manufacturing and processing companies in Northern Ireland who trade with Great Britain will automatically be in scope. Even if firms are above that threshold, they will be eligible to move goods under the scheme if they are for use in the animal feed, healthcare, construction and not-for-profit sectors. This includes...

Written Answers — Treasury: Bank Services: Rural Areas (31 Mar 2023)

Andrew Griffith: ...appropriate access to banking services. The government does not intervene in commercial decisions on branch closures, but guidance from the Financial Conduct Authority sets out its expectation of firms when they are deciding to reduce their physical branches or the number of free-to-use ATMs. Firms are expected to carefully consider the impact of planned branch closures on the everyday...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: BBC: Political Impartiality (31 Mar 2023)

Julia Lopez: ...and what impact that has on the impartiality of its output and content. The Government stands fully behind the requirements of the Royal Charter, and has been clear that the BBC must place a firm emphasis on impartiality and maintaining the highest editorial standards. It can never be the BBC’s role to judge, or appear to judge, the diverse values of people from across the country it...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Inspections (30 Mar 2023)

Nick Gibb: Ofsted have been aware of the issues of schools monitoring their website traffic for possible Ofsted activity, but without firm evidence. The Department and Ofsted are currently looking at how best to respond to recent reports. The Department would urge schools not to use such services. Schools do not need to take any extra steps to prepare for Ofsted inspections and this could cause...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access (30 Mar 2023)

Will Quince: ...VPAS). By controlling growth in the cost of medicines we ensure value for money for the taxpayer and enable the NHS to continue investing in patient access to new medicines. The Government remains firmly committed to VPAS and to the negotiation of a successor scheme that supports better patient outcomes, including access to new medicines; that ensures the sustainability of NHS spend on...

Written Answers — Attorney General: Climate Change: Protest (30 Mar 2023)

John Hayes: To ask the Attorney General, if she will make an assessment of the potential impact of the decision by some lawyers to not participate in the prosecution of climate activists on the functioning of the legal system.

Written Answers — Treasury: Banks: Interest Rates (30 Mar 2023)

Andrew Griffith: The pricing of financial products, including savings accounts and mortgages, is a commercial decision for firms and the Government does not seek to intervene in such decisions. The Bank of England’s independent Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) sets the base rate of interest, which is known as the Bank Rate, to achieve its primary objective of maintaining price stability. MPC decisions over...

Written Answers — Home Office: Derwentside Immigration Removal Centre: Legal Aid Scheme (29 Mar 2023)

Kate Osborne: ...following a Detained Duty Advice Scheme surgery (a) between 28 December 2021 and 30 June 2022 and (b) since 1 July 2022; and what proportion of those women had further in-person attendances with a firm on the DDAS rota following an advice surgery.

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