Results 1–20 of 459 for speaker:Alan Mak

Written Answers — Treasury: Azure Services: Loans (8 Sep 2022)

Alan Mak: The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has been established as an independent regulator responsible for the supervision and regulation of conduct in financial services. The FCA’s independence from Government does not mean it can act arbitrarily, rather it must operate within the framework of statutory duties and powers agreed by Parliament. As well as being required to operate within this...

Written Answers — Treasury: Car Allowances (7 Sep 2022)

Alan Mak: Approved Mileage Allowance Payments (AMAPs) are used by employers to reimburse an employee’s expenses for business mileage in their private vehicle. AMAPs are intended to create administrative simplicity and certainty by using an average rate, which reflects vehicle running costs including fuel, servicing and depreciation. Fuel is therefore only one component. The AMAP rate is advisory...

Independent Brewers: Small Brewers Relief (6 Sep 2022)

Alan Mak: I begin by congratulating the hon. Member for Midlothian (Owen Thompson) on securing the debate and commending him for his ongoing advocacy on behalf of the brewers and distillers from his constituency. I join him in congratulating the organisers of the 20th anniversary celebration he mentioned. As he said, he has some notable examples of beer and gin producers in Midlothian. I understand...

Written Answers — Treasury: Car Allowances (5 Sep 2022)

Alan Mak: The Government sets the Approved Mileage Allowance Payment (AMAP) rates to minimise administrative burdens. The current AMAP rates allow employees to claim up to 45 pence per mile for the first 10,000 miles and 25 pence for each subsequent mile, tax free if they use their private car or van for business purposes. An additional 5 pence per mile may also be claimed for every passenger...

Written Answers — Treasury: Car Allowances (5 Sep 2022)

Alan Mak: The Government sets the Approved Mileage Allowance Payment (AMAP) rates to minimise administrative burdens. The current AMAP rates allow employees to claim up to 45 pence per mile for the first 10,000 miles and 25 pence for each subsequent mile, tax free if they use their private car or van for business purposes. An additional 5 pence per mile may also be claimed for every passenger...

Written Answers — Treasury: Uber (5 Sep 2022)

Alan Mak: Treasury Ministers and officials have meetings with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery. Details of ministerial and permanent secretary meetings with external organisations on departmental business are published on a quarterly basis and are available at:...

Written Answers — Treasury: Children: Day Care (5 Sep 2022)

Alan Mak: The government recognises the importance of families being able to access affordable childcare, including nursery care, in allowing parents to work. The government offers a range of support for parents to help with childcare costs, including access to early education through the Department for Education’s free hours entitlements, and financial support with childcare through Tax-Free...

Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury: Agency Workers (5 Sep 2022)

Alan Mak: A - Agency workers: Agency workers (more commonly referred to as “Contingent Labour” or “Temporary Workers”) are subject to a Cabinet Office controls framework to ensure robust governance of spending in this area. This framework can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/contingent-labour -spend-control Commentary on Contingent Labour usage, if applicable, is...

Written Answers — Treasury: Construction and Horticulture: Red Diesel (5 Sep 2022)

Alan Mak: In 2020, the Government ran a public consultation to make sure it had not overlooked any exceptional reasons why sectors currently using red diesel should be allowed to continue to do so beyond April 2022, and to seek views on its proposals for implementing the changes. Following the consultation, the Government decided that rebated fuel in certain vehicles and machines could continue to be...

Written Answers — Treasury: Alternative Fuels: Finance (5 Sep 2022)

Alan Mak: The Government announced in the 2020 Budget that it would be removing the entitlement to use red diesel from most sectors from April 2022. These are important long-term reforms, which ensure most businesses that used red diesel prior to April 2022 now pay the same amount of tax as ordinary motorists. This more fairly reflects the harmful emissions produced. These reforms are also designed to...

Written Answers — Treasury: Energy: Billing (5 Sep 2022)

Alan Mak: The Government recognises that millions of households across the UK have been impacted by rising energy bills and the wider cost of living. That is why the Government is providing over £15 billion in further support, targeted particularly on those with the greatest need. This package is in addition to the over £22 billion announced previously, with government support for the cost of living...

Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury: Consultants (5 Sep 2022)

Alan Mak: HM Treasury’s spend on consultancy is published and available for viewing within the Annual Report and Accounts. We have included the links to the published Annual Report and Accounts for each of the available years in question within the table below. The amount paid, names & specific contract details of all contracts issued for consultancy can be found using the Gov.Uk contracts finder...

Written Ministerial Statements — Treasury: Technical update (5 Sep 2022)

Alan Mak: The Government has become aware of a technical inaccuracy in its responses to a number of Parliamentary Questions, correspondence and a Parliamentary e-petition response on the subject of Approved Mileage Allowance Payments (AMAP) from March to August 2022. The response stated that actual expenditure in relation to business mileage could be reimbursed free of Income Tax and National Insurance...

Written Answers — Treasury: Children: Day Care (25 Jul 2022)

Alan Mak: An estimated 1.3 million families are eligible for Tax Free Childcare (TFC). The TFC Official Statistics show that 384,000 families (30%) used TFC in March 2022. 512,000 families (39%) used TFC at some point in 2021-22. TFC spend for the financial year 2021-22 was £411.3 million. In 2022-23, the Department for Education is planning to spend approximately £2.3 million for the universal...

Written Answers — Treasury: Unemployment: Mortality Rates (25 Jul 2022)

Alan Mak: The government remains focussed on maintaining near record-low unemployment, whilst providing the necessary support to help the most vulnerable to find work. The unemployment rate has fallen to 3.8% in the three months to May and is close to historic lows. We are building on the success of the Plan for Jobs, investing a total of £6 billion for the three years from 2022-23 to 2024-25:...

Written Answers — Treasury: Energy: Price Caps (25 Jul 2022)

Alan Mak: The Government recognises that millions of households across the UK have been impacted by rising energy bills and the wider cost of living. That is why the Government is providing support for the cost of living now totalling over £37 billion this year. The package includes:£400 off GB energy bills from October through the expansion of the Energy Bills Support Scheme (EBSS);A £650 Cost of...

Written Answers — Treasury: Fuels: Excise Duties (21 Jul 2022)

Alan Mak: At Spring Statement 2022, in response to high fuel prices, the Government announced a temporary 12 month cut to duty on petrol and diesel of 5 pence per litre. This represents a tax cut worth around £2.4 billion in 2022-23, benefiting anyone who consumes fuel across the UK. All taxes, including fuel duty, remain under review.

Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury: Aviation (21 Jul 2022)

Alan Mak: The air travel spend for HMT in each calendar year respectively is as follows: 2020: £343,886.61, 2021: £126,748.95 and 2022: £332,222.72. We are unable to provide the split between Ministers and Officials as the information is not held in that format in our systems. However, Ministers international commercial air travel is captured in departmental quarterly transparency returns and...

Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury: Ministerial Changes (21 Jul 2022)

Alan Mak: On the appointment of a new Secretary of State, the Permanent Secretary will generally inform staff of the appointment, noting the continuation of the department’s key business – while outlining any changes to portfolios or responsibilities. Information on all departments’ ministerial appointments, and portfolios, is already available in the public domain.

Written Answers — Treasury: Sports: Clubs (21 Jul 2022)

Alan Mak: The total number of Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) registered with HMRC at the end of each year since 2019 is as follows: 2019 – 8539 2020 – 8793 2021 - 8947 2022 - 8970 The number of CASCs that ceased registration with HMRC in each year since 2019 is as follows: 2019 – 1295 2020 – 1324 2021 – 1343 2022 - 1358


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