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Written Answers — Treasury: Fuels: Prices (18 Jul 2018)

Robert Jenrick: To support British households and businesses, at Autumn Budget 2017, the government froze fuel duty for the eighth successive year. By April 2019, these freezes will have saved the average car driver a total of £850 compared to the pre-2010 escalator. Since 2011, the announced freezes to fuel duty have meant the Exchequer has not collected around £46 billion in revenues through to...

Written Answers — Treasury: Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties (17 Jul 2018)

Robert Jenrick: Based on the Office for Budget Responsibility’s (OBR) published policy costings, we estimate the cumulative loss to the Exchequer from the successive alcohol duty freezes and cuts from financial year 2013-14 to the current financial year 2018-19 to be around £4.0bn. This is equal to the yearly cost of employing over 100,000 teachers. The annual impacts on the Exchequer are...

Written Answers — Treasury: Fuels: Excise Duties (17 Jul 2018)

Robert Jenrick: The independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) forecasts fuel duty receipts for the next five years; The 2020-21 forecast is £29.6 billion. This forecast assumes that fuel duty is uprated in line with the Retail Price Index. However, since 2011, fuel duty has been frozen – a cut in real terms. The announced freezes to fuel duty have meant the Exchequer has not collected...

Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury: Accountancy (13 Jul 2018)

Robert Jenrick: Treasury has spent the following amounts in the last 12 months (to 30 June 2018): Ernst & Young £42,221 KPMG £129,354 PWC £1,107,037 Deloitte £2,767,561

Written Answers — Treasury: Natural Gas: Storage (12 Jul 2018)

Robert Jenrick: The UK benefits from highly diverse and flexible sources of gas supply. Low gas prices have contributed to challenging market conditions in the gas storage market. The government recognises that business rates can represent a high cost for some businesses. That’s why it has taken repeated action to reduce their burden, announcing reforms and reductions worth over £10bn by 2023.

Written Answers — Treasury: Jaguar Land Rover: Tax Allowances (12 Jul 2018)

Robert Jenrick: As part of the policy making process government regularly engages with the automotive sector, including on how to encourage the development of battery technology. Through mechanisms such as the Vehicle Excise Duty and Company Car Tax, the government encourages the uptake and manufacture of cars with low carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. This is supported by other cross-departmental work such as...

Written Answers — Treasury: Fossil Fuels: Expenditure (11 Jul 2018)

Robert Jenrick: The UK currently has no fossil fuel subsidies. We are committed to meeting our climate change commitments as cost effectively as possible and over the last 10 years emissions from the power sector have decreased by 57%. Looking ahead we have committed to further reducing our dependence on fossil fuels by phasing out unabated coal from our power system altogether by 2025. The Government is...

Written Answers — Treasury: Motor Vehicles: Hydrogen (11 Jul 2018)

Robert Jenrick: The purpose of the Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund is to catalyse private sector investment into the electric vehicle chargepoint network. There are separate interventions to support the uptake of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and roll out more cutting edge infrastructure. This includes funding which will see additional hydrogen refuelling stations being built as well as upgrades to...

Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury: Correspondence (10 Jul 2018)

Robert Jenrick: The Treasury’s target to answer correspondence relating to constituency cases is 15 working days. In 2017 we achieved this in 77% of cases.

Written Answers — Treasury: Incinerators: Taxation (10 Jul 2018)

Robert Jenrick: The government recently concluded a call for evidence on whether the tax system or charges could help reduce single-use plastic waste. As part of this, a number of respondents suggested the potential for an incineration tax in order to increase levels of recycling. The government will consider the arguments for and against such a tax, alongside all the other options, in order to deliver the...

Written Answers — Treasury: Fuels: Excise Duties (6 Jul 2018)

Robert Jenrick: To support British households and businesses, at Autumn Budget 2017, the government froze fuel duty for the eighth successive year. Since public finances are based on the assumption that fuel duty will increase with RPI at every Budget, any increase below this represents a cost to the Exchequer. Successive freezes since 2011 have saved the average driver £620 compared to what it would...

Written Answers — Treasury: Diesel Fuel: Smuggling (5 Jul 2018)

Robert Jenrick: HMRC continually refreshes its comprehensive anti-fraud oils strategy introduced in 2002, when fuel duty fraud involving illicit diesel cost the UK around £1.6bn in lost revenue. Latest estimates for 2016-17 indicate the tax gap for fuel duty has fallen to £200m across the UK. In Northern Ireland, where fuel fraud has been a particular problem, the illicit market share has reduced...

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

Robert Jenrick: In October 2014, the Government reformed Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) to allow motorists to pay by Direct Debit either monthly, six monthly, or annually. To limit the impact on the public finances a five per cent surcharge was introduced on monthly and six monthly direct debit payments. Previously this surcharge was 10%. This surcharge recognises the loss of interest resulting from delayed payments.

Written Answers — Treasury: Tobacco: Delivery Services (4 Jul 2018)

Robert Jenrick: HMRC is in the process of procuring an external supplier to develop and operate the track and trace system to be introduced for cigarettes and hand-rolling tobacco from May 2019 under the EU Tobacco Products Directive. HMRC is also assessing the marketplace for potential solutions to satisfy the UK’s obligation to prescribe the components of security features on tobacco products. ...

Written Answers — Treasury: Fort Kinnaird: Sales (3 Jul 2018)

Robert Jenrick: The Crown Estate’s revenue surplus, including any from the sale of Fort Kinnaird, is passed to the UK Consolidated Fund, which funds activities across the whole of the UK. If the UK government spends more in England, then where policy areas are devolved, the Devolved Administrations will receive a population share of the funding through application of the Barnett formula, which they...

Written Answers — Treasury: Fuels: Tax Evasion (2 Jul 2018)

Robert Jenrick: Between the 1st January 2017 and 1st June 2018 there have been six arrests in Northern Ireland in connection with fuel fraud.

Written Answers — Treasury: Company Cars: Taxation (28 Jun 2018)

Robert Jenrick: Together with the wider support the government provides, the company car tax system aims to encourage the uptake and manufacture of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) by providing an incentive for motorists to choose zero-emission and other low CO2 emitting models. In 2017, sales of ULEVs were 1.8% of all new cars, and the UK was the second largest market for ULEVs in the EU.

Written Answers — Treasury: Air Pollution (28 Jun 2018)

Robert Jenrick: As confirmed in the Government response to the joint report of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Environmental Audit, Health and Social Care, and Transport Committees, the Government is committed to tackling climate change and air pollution. HMT sees tax and spending policy as playing an important role in achieving this, alongside other approaches such as regulation. The full...

Written Answers — Treasury: Company Cars: Taxation (28 Jun 2018)

Robert Jenrick: At Autumn Budget 2017, the government announced that it would legislate, in a future Finance Bill, for the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) to be introduced from April 2020. Officials are working with industry to determine the effect of the move to WLTP and the equivalent New European Driving Cycle values.

Written Answers — Treasury: Company Cars: Taxation (28 Jun 2018)

Robert Jenrick: From 2020/21, the government will be introducing eleven new company car tax bands for ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs). These changes were announced at Autumn Statement 2016 to provide certainty of the future tax liability for company car employers and employees. The government aims to announce the company car tax rates three years in advance of implementation.

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