Lord Livermore

Opposition Whip (Lords)

Labour Peer

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 1 December 2015

Currently held offices

  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (since 27 Oct 2023)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (since 17 Apr 2023)

Other offices held in the past

  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (15 Apr 2020 to 31 Jul 2020)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (25 May 2016 to 1 Jul 2019)

Recent appearances

  • HMRC Self-assessment Helpline - Commons Urgent Question 26 Mar 2024

    My Lords, on Tuesday 19 March, HMRC announced that it would close its self-assessment helpline for half the year. The very next day, following a U-turn by the Chancellor, HMRC announced that this closure would not go ahead. When was any Treasury Minister first informed by HMRC of its decision to close the helpline? Reports of the Chancellor’s U-turn referred to a “pause”—what...
  • Credit Card Invoices - Question 26 Mar 2024

    My Lords, we discussed last week concerns that the new generation of touch-screen card readers lack essential accessibility features needed by blind and partially sighted people. Looking into this further, it seems that these readers can also come with other issues, whereby if they are not correctly configured, the only description of transactions that appears on statements is the name of the...
  • Electronic Payment Devices - Question 19 Mar 2024

    My Lords, I pay tribute to my noble friend Lord Blunkett and the noble Lord, Lord Holmes of Richmond, for their work to improve accessibility in financial services for blind and partially sighted people. As ever more transactions become cashless, every customer must have confidence in the payment systems used. Can the Minister outline what, if any, regulations assist for the manufacturers and...

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