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Written Answers — HM Treasury: Universal Credit (15 Dec 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: At Budget, the Chancellor announced that from April 2018, Housing Benefit claimants will receive an additional two weeks’ support during their transition to Universal Credit (UC), providing them with extra support at a time of change in their lives. The Government is also making it easier for claimants to have the housing element of their UC award paid directly to their landlord,...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Universal Credit (15 Dec 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: Universal Credit (UC) has already been successful in getting more people into work by ensuring that work always pays, and that has boosted household incomes. UC claimants are four percentage points more likely to be in work within six months than a matched sample of Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Child Benefit: Carers (14 Dec 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: The Government’s policy is that although Zambrano carers have a right to live and work in the UK, it does not entitle them to Child Benefit. This maintains the long-standing position of successive Governments that persons from outside the EU/EEA are, in general, not entitled to public funds.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Brexit (14 Dec 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: Since the government have ensured that the UK will only have to meet its share of commitments as and when they fall due, this ensures that the UK will not have to pay more, or sooner, than if it had remained a member of the EU. Under the settlement, we will pay two years’ worth of our net contributions, then a declining amount after 2020, when we can expect to see savings relative to...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Children: Day Care (14 Dec 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: HM Revenue & Customs records the numbers of applicants for Tax-Free Childcare, and the children that they have applied for. HMRC also records eligibility information provided by parents in the application and reconfirmation processes. Eligibility information is checked against a range of Government data sources. Tax-Free Childcare is currently available to working families whose...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: GovTech Fund (13 Dec 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: Technology is a key driver of productivity improvements. It is crucial that government invests in innovative applications of digital technology, to drive future savings, and to improve the quality of services for citizens. The £20 million GovTech Fund will enable public bodies to fund a number of challenges across a range of services, for three years starting in 2018-19. These challenges...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Common Fisheries Policy (13 Dec 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: Decisions on allocations to Departments for replacement EU funding are yet to be taken. This includes the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. Decisions will be made in light of wider UK strategic priorities and other domestic spending decisions.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Child Tax Credit: Overpayments (13 Dec 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: It is not possible to identify the volume of overpayment demand notices relating specifically to Child Tax Credit. Tax credit overpayment data relating to Working Tax Credits and Child Tax Credits combined for 2015-16 is available publically and can be found on page 8 of the Child and Working Tax Credits, Finalised Annual Awards, Supplement on Payments National Statistics at;...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Mersey Gateway Bridge: Tractors (13 Dec 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: HMT Ministers and officials meet with Defra and DfT counterparts regularly to discuss important matters relating to their departments. The administration, operation and collection of tolls and penalty charge notices on the Mersey Gateway Bridge, including for tractors, are a matter for Halton Borough Council and the Merseylink consortium to decide.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Refugees: English Language (13 Dec 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: The Government provides funding to support refugees to learn English in a number of ways: Adults with refugee status are eligible for funding for English courses from the Adult Education Budget, and the Government covers full costs if they are unemployed and looking for work. The Home Office and the Department for Education have created a joint fund that will allocate up to £10...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: EU Grants and Loans (12 Dec 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: The European Investment Bank, and its offshoot, the European Investment Fund, provide financing for infrastructure investment and growth businesses. As set out in the joint report on progress during phase 1 of the negotiations, the government considers that there could be mutual benefit from a continuing arrangement between the UK and the EIB, and wishes to explore these possible...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Children: Day Care (12 Dec 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: I refer the Hon Member to the answer that I gave on 06 December to the Hon Member for Glasgow East (116199).

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Trident (11 Dec 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: The like for like replacement of the nuclear submarine fleet is at the heart of the most recent SDSR and the funding settlement that accompanied it at SR15. The Government has no plans to transfer the costs of upgrading or replacing the UK's nuclear deterrent from the Ministry of Defence to another Government accounting department at this time.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Public Expenditure (11 Dec 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: The Government has no plans to cut the Defence budget. Spending Review 2015 remains the basis of the government’s spending plans. We have the biggest defence budget in Europe and the fifth largest in the world. We are one of very few countries to not only meet, but exceed NATO’s 2 per spending target. Over the next three years, the Defence Budget is increasing by £1bn a...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Research: Finance (11 Dec 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: The Government is committed to increase total public and private R&D investment to 2.4%GDP by 2027 with an ultimate goal of 3%GDP in the long-term. This ambition was underlined by the additional £2.3bn of R&D funding announced at Budget, on top of a record £4.7bn increase in R&D announced at the Autumn Statement 2016, and takes total R&D spend in 2021-22 to...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Child Tax Credit: Carers (11 Dec 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: I refer the Honourable Member to the answer given on 19 October in response to question 107976.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Child Tax Credit: Carers (11 Dec 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: I refer the Honourable Member to the answer given on 17 October in response to question 107327.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Members: Correspondence (11 Dec 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: I replied to the hon. Member on 15 November 2017. A copy of my reply has been resent.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Children: Day Care (11 Dec 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: Extensive analysis would be required to determine the proportion of self-employed parents who have made a payment from their Tax-Free Childcare account. The information requested is not readily available and can be provided only at disproportionate cost. Tax-Free Childcare offers many self-employed parents Government help with childcare costs for the first time, as they are not eligible for...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Brexit (8 Dec 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: As announced at Autumn Budget 2017, HMT is making £3 billion of additional funding available over the next two years - £1.5 billion in both 18/19 and 19/20 – so that departments and the Devolved Administrations can continue to prepare effectively for Brexit. HMT is working to understand what each department needs to prepare effectively, and what additional funding should be...


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