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Results 481–500 of 1300 for rishi sunak

National Shipbuilding Strategy (6 Sep 2017)

Rishi Sunak: I commend the Secretary of State for his Department’s being the leader across Government in the employment of apprentices, especially at Catterick garrison in my constituency. Will he reassure the House that the use of apprentices will be a key factor in the procurement process to ensure that this exciting new national shipbuilding strategy can support the aspirations of young people across...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Council Tax: Self-employed (19 Apr 2018)

Rishi Sunak: We have devolved the implementation of council tax support to local authorities in England, as they are best placed to decide how to provide help most effectively to low income council tax payers in their communities. The Department does not hold information on the number of local authorities that use a minimum income floor in assessing self-employed applicants applying for council tax reduction.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Dorset (23 Apr 2018)

Rishi Sunak: The Government's approach to unitarisation in Dorset is that proposals for unitarisation should be wholly locally led at the initiative of councils in the local area, rather than in response to a Government invitation. This is in line with the Government's wider policy in the Department's Single Departmental Plan published on 14 December 2017 which is 'to consider unitarisation and mergers...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Youth Opportunity Fund: Nottinghamshire (15 Oct 2018)

Rishi Sunak: The Youth Opportunity Fund was a Department for Education (DfE) programme until 2011, when it was one of several funding streams for children, young people and families to be replaced by the Early Intervention Grant. Responsibility for youth services transferred from DfE to the Office of Civil Society (OCS) in 2013. OCS is now a division of the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (23 Jul 2018)

Rishi Sunak: It is important that each local council makes those decisions itself. It was the responsibility of the statutory officer to decide on the appropriate level of reserves. I am pleased to see that, in the hon. Gentleman’s own local authority, non-ring-fenced reserves are up 30% in the past six years. I am sure that his council will use those reserves prudently as required.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Social Services (27 Jun 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The Government recognises the pressures facing local government, and this is why we have given councils access to £3.9 billion for adult social care this year. The Secretary of State speaks regularly with the Chancellor on a range of matters, including local government funding. Future funding for local government will be considered by the Government at this year’s Spending Review and work...

Exiting the European Union: Single Market and Customs Union: Manufacturing Sector (9 Mar 2017)

Rishi Sunak: As my right hon. Friend considers the customs union, may I urge him to look at the experience of close trading partners around the world? The US and Canada trade half a trillion dollars of goods annually, Norway does 70% of its trade with the EU, and China buys 30% of Australia’s exports; none of them has seen fit to form customs unions with each other.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government (1 May 2018)

Rishi Sunak: Holding answer received on 26 April 2018 Government is clear that the Local Government Association’s corporate peer challenge process is an effective and efficient means of delivering peer-led improvement support to local authorities. Whilst the process is voluntary, I would expect and encourage every authority to take part in the peer challenge programme and the overwhelming...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance: Somerset (9 Jul 2018)

Rishi Sunak: Holding answer received on 06 July 2018 The Department constantly reviews the challenges facing the sector and individual authorities. Local authorities are independent bodies responsible for setting their own budgets, and for the prudent financial planning and management of their resources to deliver the services required to meet local needs. They can receive sector-led support...

Written Answers — Treasury: Affordable Housing (21 Oct 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The government is committed to increasing the supply of affordable housing and has made £9 billion available through the Affordable Homes Programme to March 2022 to deliver approximately 250,000 new affordable homes. We have already secured the future of the programme by announcing funding of £2 billion for its next phase, to give certainty to strategic partners and support them to deliver...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Training (15 Jan 2018)

Rishi Sunak: Through the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government grant funding, the Local Government Association (LGA) provides a broad range of support to the local government sector, including LGA Local Leadership Academy programme, through to one-to-one mentoring for Lead and Cabinet members by other member peers. The Centre for Public Scrutiny also provides direct support to members on...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance (15 May 2018)

Rishi Sunak: We consider a wide range of information around individual local authorities in order to form judgements about the scale of challenge they may face. Local authorities that we judge in the near future that may not be able to continue to deliver a consistent quality of service across a range of priorities due to financial pressures or any other reason are considered to be at risk.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Second Homes: Non-domestic Rates (13 Mar 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The Government believes it is right that owners of genuine holiday lets, many of which are small businesses, can apply for the relief to which they may be entitled. The Government has recently consulted on whether the criteria for deciding whether holiday properties are subject to council tax or business rates remains appropriate. We are currently considering the responses to that...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Council Tax: Debt Collection (18 Jun 2019)

Rishi Sunak: I am aware of concerns of charities, debt advice bodies and local councils about council tax debt. That is why my Department is engaging with, and reviewing evidence compiled by these bodies with a view to making council tax debt collection fairer, more efficient and compassionate. Following these discussions we intend to publish updated guidance on good collection practices, before...

Written Answers — Treasury: Children: Day Care (9 Sep 2019)

Rishi Sunak: HMRC’s compliance activity for Tax-Free Childcare – which involves targeted risk campaigns plus additional exercises looking at the particulars of randomly selected parents - suggests non-compliance rates continue to remain negligible. Whilst no formal estimates have been as yet been produced, all of HMRC’s compliance findings to date reveal no real evidence of deliberate fraud, but...

Written Answers — Treasury: Children: Day Care (9 Sep 2019)

Rishi Sunak: Early education is a devolved matter for a restored Northern Ireland Executive. HMT ministers and officials have had no recent discussions with the Northern Ireland Executive on developing a new childcare offer in Northern Ireland. HMT continues to be willing to provide advice to the Northern Ireland parties and the Northern Ireland Civil Service based on our experience of developing and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (12 Jan 2017)

Maria Caulfield: The excellent report “The Free Ports Opportunity”, written by my hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Rishi Sunak), sets out the possibilities for UK ports to become free ports, post-Brexit. It estimates that that could create 86,000 jobs in the UK. Will the Minister of State outline the possibilities for ports such as that in Newhaven in my constituency to become free ports,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness (17 May 2018)

Rishi Sunak: It is too early to evaluate the impact of the Act following its commencement on 3 April 2018. The Government published its methodology for calculating and allocating £72.7 million of new burdens funding, including assumptions about the expected impact of the Act, on 16 October 2017 and has committed to review the implementation of the Act and the level of new burdens funding within two years...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Social Services: Finance (23 May 2018)

Rishi Sunak: The £2 billion for adult social care announced at Spring Budget 2017 forms part of the improved Better Care Fund which is required to be pooled into the Better Care Fund. All local Better Care Funds covering 2017-19 were signed off by Health and Wellbeing Boards in 2017, following agreement by the relevant local authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups. The Planning Requirements for...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Government (15 Jan 2018)

Rishi Sunak: The Department is working to support a smooth and orderly Exit from the European Union which delivers an outcome that works for local communities across the country. This work has involved on-going engagement with local authorities, including roundtables in Cornwall and Great Yarmouth. My Department will continue to engage with stakeholders as we begin discussions with the European Union on...


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