Results 1–20 of 3778 for speaker:Steve Barclay

Written Answers — Treasury: Government Departments: Procurement (24 Jul 2020)

Steve Barclay: The Government is currently reviewing the Green Book - the government’s core guidance on how to develop and appraise schemes against government objectives – to ensure it is consistent with the Government’s ambition to level-up opportunity across the United Kingdom. The economic case within the Green Book is concerned with social value. It requires all impacts – social, environmental,...

Written Answers — Treasury: Employment: Disability (24 Jul 2020)

Steve Barclay: On 8 July 2020, the Chancellor announced the Plan for Jobs, a package of measures which will help people find work by significantly increasing help offered through Jobcentres and providing individualised advice through the National Careers Service. The Chancellor also announced the Kickstart Scheme, a £2bn fund to create hundreds of thousands of new, fully subsidised jobs for young people....

Written Answers — Treasury: Working Tax Credit (24 Jul 2020)

Steve Barclay: In response to the Covid-19 crisis, HMRC has changed the Working Tax Credit regulations so that any interruption or lowering of hours worked is treated as temporary for the duration of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. This allows claimants to remain on Working Tax Credit when entitlement would otherwise have ended. This is in addition to a wider package of welfare measures to support...

Written Answers — Treasury: Adult Education: Finance (22 Jul 2020)

Steve Barclay: The Chancellor has had various discussions with Cabinet colleagues on education and skills, including retraining. Decisions on departmental budgets beyond 2020-21 will be made at the Comprehensive Spending Review.

Written Answers — Treasury: Green Homes Grant Scheme (22 Jul 2020)

Steve Barclay: As part of the Plan for Jobs, the Chancellor announced over £3 billion of new funding for green buildings, including a £2 billion Green Homes Grant scheme to upgrade people’s homes. This funding is subject to Barnett. We are working with DAs to make sure they have information about likely changes in Barnett funding so they can plan their own spending.

Written Answers — Treasury: Pensions (21 Jul 2020)

Steve Barclay: The Government is committed to ensuring that older people are able to live with the dignity and respect they deserve. Since 2010, the State Pension has been uprated by the highest of average earnings growth, price inflation or 2.5% - an approach known as the Triple Lock. The value of the State Pension is £1,903.20 a year higher than it was in 2010. In total, the Government will spend...

Written Answers — Treasury: Cycling and Walking (20 Jul 2020)

Steve Barclay: The Government has committed to invest £2bn in cycling and walking in England over the course of this Parliament. This includes £225m to be spent this year on expanding cycling and walking infrastructure in local authorities across England to encourage people to cycle and walk to reduce demand for public transport while social distancing is in place.

Written Answers — Treasury: Local Government Finance: Coronavirus (20 Jul 2020)

Steve Barclay: Any new funding for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government will have the Barnett formula applied to it in the usual way. This would be on top of the £8.9 billion of additional funding that we have already confirmed for the devolved administrations in relation to Covid-19.

Written Answers — Treasury: Coronavirus: Protective Clothing (20 Jul 2020)

Steve Barclay: No such comparative assessment has been made at this time. The Government’s priority remains to prioritise clinical PPE to protect frontline staff and ensure they feel safe in their workplace.

Written Ministerial Statements — Treasury: Public service pensions, survivor benefits for opposite–sex widowers and surviving male civil partners. (20 Jul 2020)

Steve Barclay: The government is committed to providing public service pensions that are fair for public sector workers and for taxpayers. The government’s position remains that benefit entitlements should normally be determined based on the rules applicable at the time the member served, to maintain fairness for active scheme members and the taxpayer. Following the Walker v Innospec Supreme Court...

Written Answers — Treasury: Economic Growth: North Wales (17 Jul 2020)

Steve Barclay: The Treasury’s priority is to support the whole UK economy through Covid-19 and enable a strong and sustainable recovery from the crisis. We have taken unprecedented steps to support viable businesses to stay afloat and protect the incomes of the most vulnerable. The Welsh Government and Office of the Secretary of State for Wales play a key part in these discussions, and there is regular...

Written Answers — Treasury: Urban Areas: North Wales (17 Jul 2020)

Steve Barclay: The Treasury’s priority is to support the whole UK economy through Covid-19 and enable a strong and sustainable recovery from the crisis. On 8 July, the Chancellor provided a Summer Economic Update to Parliament, where he confirmed an additional £500 million of funding for the Welsh Government in response to Covid-19. In total, the Treasury is providing £2.8 billion through the Barnett...

Written Answers — Treasury: Environment Protection: Coronavirus (17 Jul 2020)

Steve Barclay: The £3 billion green investment package will generate almost £600 million of Barnett consequentials. As discussed with the devolved administrations, to facilitate their financial planning, we are working to provide them with the expected increase in Barnett consequentials as a result of all changes in departmental spending this year. The Summer Economic Update therefore confirmed that we...

Written Ministerial Statements — Treasury: Public Service Pensions Consultation and Update (16 Jul 2020)

Steve Barclay: Today I have laid in Parliament the consultation document ‘Public service pension schemes: changes to the transitional arrangements to the 2015 schemes’ (CP No. 253) detailing proposals regarding public service pensions. In December 2018, the Court of Appeal identified that transitional protection arrangements provided to older judges and firefighters in 2015 gave rise to unlawful...

Written Answers — Treasury: EU Action: Coronavirus (15 Jul 2020)

Steve Barclay: As the Withdrawal Agreement sets out, the UK is part of the EU budget for 2020 and will make contributions and receive receipts for the remainder of the year. Both the UK and the EU have confirmed that the UK has no liability to contribute to the wider €540bn package announced on 9 April. Additionally, the UK will not be exposed to liabilities in relation to the additional €750 billion...

Written Answers — Treasury: Department for Work and Pensions: Public Expenditure (14 Jul 2020)

Steve Barclay: DWP has been provided with £1.2bn this financial year to significantly expand and enhance work search support across Great Britain. This includes: £895m to double the number of work coaches; £150m additional investment into the Flexible Support Fund to provide direct support at a local level; £95m to expand the scope of the Work and Health Programme; and £40m over two years to fund...

Written Ministerial Statements — Treasury: Annual European Union Finances Statement (14 Jul 2020)

Steve Barclay: I am today laying before Parliament, “the European Union Finances 2019: statement on the 2019 EU Budget and measures to counter fraud and financial mismanagement” (CP 256). This is a routine annual publication and is the thirty ninth in the series. The statement gives details of revenue and expenditure in the 2019 European Union (EU) Budget, recent developments in EU financial...

Written Answers — Treasury: Public Sector: Coronavirus (13 Jul 2020)

Steve Barclay: Where individuals have been advised to shield, guidance available on gov.uk should be followed wherever possible. Employers are expected to support staff to safely shield. Those working for fully funded public sector organisations, including those that need to shield, should be paid as normal out of existing budgets. Arrangements should have been made to facilitate working from home...

Written Answers — Treasury: Child Benefit (13 Jul 2020)

Steve Barclay: Child Benefit rates were raised in line with inflation in April 2020. This was alongside the government’s significant package of welfare support in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, which is estimated by the to be worth £8bn this year. This includes: an up-to £20 per week increase to the Universal Credit standard allowance and Working Tax Credit basic element; a relaxation of earnings...

Written Answers — Treasury: Public Expenditure (13 Jul 2020)

Steve Barclay: The Government is delivering the Manifesto on which it was elected in December 2019. This set out the costs of the government’s policy agenda, including the implementation of the 2019 Spending Round. Subsequently, the government published Spring Budget 2020 and its Plan For Jobs which set out the costs of subsequent policy announcements. We will set out plans for future years at a...


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