British Banking Sector - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:06 pm on 21 March 2023.

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Photo of The Bishop of St Albans The Bishop of St Albans Convenor of the Lords Spiritual 3:06, 21 March 2023

I thank the Minister for her reply. Many people watching the events unfold at the moment are concerned that they may lose their jobs or that there will be another financial hit to people at a time of high inflation. It is 10 years since we had the publication of the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards report. One of its conclusions was that the implicit taxpayer guarantee gives banks

“access to cheaper credit than would otherwise be available and creates incentives for them to take excessive risks.”

Do His Majesty’s Government have any steps to remove the implicit taxpayer guarantee? If not, what other incentives will His Majesty’s Government give to ensure that bankers act prudently?