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Written Answers — Treasury: Children: Day Care (16 Mar 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: The estimate of those able to use online services or access the internet is based on research of the target market. HMRC commissioned research to understand parent’s digital capability and confidence to manage an online childcare account.

Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury: Public Expenditure (16 Mar 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: HM Treasury has been allocated £24.8m for essential EU exit preparations in 2018-19. This will be spent on areas of work including financial services and customs, ensuring that the government delivers an orderly and successful exit from the EU. As with all Reserve funding, finalised allocations will be confirmed at Supplementary Estimates 2018-19 in early 2019.

Written Ministerial Statements — Treasury: Annual European Union Finances Statement (16 Mar 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: I have today laid before Parliament the European Union Finances 2017: statement on the 2017 EU Budget and measures to counter fraud and financial mismanagement (Cm 9576). This is a routine annual publication. It is the thirty seventh in the series. The statement gives details of revenue and expenditure in the 2017 European Union Budget, recent developments in EU financial management and...

Written Answers — Treasury: Prosperity Fund (14 Mar 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: The government has committed to create a United Kingdom Shared Prosperity Fund following Brexit. The fund will support all regions across the four nations of the UK to achieve sustainable, inclusive growth, based on our modern industrial strategy. Further details on the fund will be set out in due course.

Written Answers — Treasury: Children: Day Care (14 Mar 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: The vast majority of parents have been able to apply for and use Tax-Free Childcare without difficulty. Where parents have missed out on Tax-Free Childcare payments HMRC will pay compensation to reimburse them. As at 12 March 2018, HMRC has paid a total of £1,880,859 to parents in lieu of missed Tax-Free Childcare payments and the average payment was £280. HMRC also makes redress...

Written Answers — Treasury: EU Grants and Loans: Scotland (14 Mar 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: Further to my answer of Parliamentary Question 131221, the UKSPF will support organisations in all parts of the UK to achieve sustainable inclusive growth based on our modern industrial strategy

Written Answers — Treasury: Marginal Tax Rates (13 Mar 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: The Chancellor has not had any recent discussions with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions about marginal tax rates.

Written Ministerial Statements — Treasury: Spring Statement (13 Mar 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: Making a success of EU exit is a priority for the Government and the Treasury. At the Autumn Budget 2017, my right honourable friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer (Philip Hammond) committed £3 billion over the next two financial years to helping departments and the devolved administrations to prepare. Working with colleagues across government to prioritise the essential programmes to...

Written Answers — Treasury: Unemployment (12 Mar 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: The ONS estimates of short term changes to unemployment are subject to some uncertainty. As such it is more meaningful to look at longer term trends. Since 2010 total unemployment has fallen by one million, and unemployment for women has fallen by 0.3 million. Alongside this, female employment has risen by around 1.5 million to a joint record of 15.1 million, and total employment has...

Written Answers — Treasury: Children: Day Care (12 Mar 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: HMRC and DfE are delivering a communications and engagement programme. This campaign caters both for parents with and without access to the internet. Parents without internet access will be able to obtain information from their employers, childcare providers, industry stakeholders, parent groups and local authorities who HMRC has provided with information and downloadable leaflets. HMRC and...

Written Answers — Treasury: Children: Day Care (12 Mar 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: HMRC does not currently record the reason why a childcare account is closed. 12,188 families opened Tax-Free Childcare accounts in February 2018.

Written Ministerial Statements — Treasury: ECOFIN: 13 March 2018 (12 Mar 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: A meeting of The Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) will be held in Brussels on 13 March 2018. EU Finance Ministers will discuss the following: Early Morning Session The Eurogroup President will brief the Council on the outcomes of the 12 March meeting of the Eurogroup, and the European Commission will provide an update on the current economic situation in the EU. Mandatory...

Written Answers — Treasury: Children: Poverty (8 Mar 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: In the most recent publication “Personal tax credits: Children in low-income families local measure: 2015 snapshot as at 31 August 2015” published on 28 February, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs explained that the introduction of Universal Credit and the High Income Child Benefit charge would have an impact on the publication’s estimates of number of children in low...

Written Answers — Treasury: Railways: Scotland (8 Mar 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: The Scottish Government will receive the equivalent spend by Network Rail in Scotland in Control Period 5, plus a population share of the equivalent change in spend in England and Wales between Control Period 5 and Control Period 6. The Scottish Government will also receive usual Barnett consequentials on any additional enhancements committed for England and Wales in due course at future...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Children: Day Care (7 Mar 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: It is not the Government’s usual practice to comment on contractual matters between departments and their contactors since they may be commercially sensitive.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Industry: Nationalisation (6 Mar 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: HMT has not made a formal assessment of the cost of nationalisations. However, in my speech to Policy Exchange on 30 January I referenced a report by the Centre for Policy Studies which suggests that the cost of renationalising energy, water, rail and PFI could be over £170 billion.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Social Services: Finance (5 Mar 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: When the Department of Health was renamed the Department of Health and Social Care, it also took on responsibility for the forthcoming Green Paper on Care and Support for Older People. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government supports local government to deliver public services to local people, and ensure local authorities have sufficient resources to provide necessary...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties (5 Mar 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: Future roads investment in England will be underpinned by a new Roads Fund paid for directly from the revenues of Vehicle Excise Duty from 2020-21. The split between operations, renewals and maintenance on the strategic road network will be decided as part of Roads Investment Strategy 2. The Government is currently consulting on the scope of and process for investment decisions on the Major...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Children: Day Care (5 Mar 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: The Childcare Service is an integrated digital service through which parents can apply for Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare in a single application. As the costs of one application can be associated with both policies, there is not a clear distinction between the operating costs of each. The HMRC contribution to the operating costs of the childcare service are estimated to be...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Children: Day Care (1 Mar 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: 7,656 Tax-Free Childcare accounts have been closed since the scheme launched in April 2017.

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