Results 1–20 of 237 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Rishi Sunak

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government (19 Jul 2018)

Rishi Sunak: The ability to create, amend or abolish parish and community councils was devolved to local government by the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007. Central Government therefore has no remit for involvement in such an issue. However, as a local matter, the parties concerned should contact the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, which has powers to recommend...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Council Tax Support Schemes Independent Review (18 Jul 2018)

Rishi Sunak: Holding answer received on 17 July 2018 The Government has no plans to commission research on the effect of council tax support schemes on the budgets of other welfare programmes. The Government published a formal response to Eric Ollerenshaw's review of local council tax support schemes in January 2018.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Second Homes: Holiday Accommodation (17 Jul 2018)

Rishi Sunak: Holding answer received on 17 July 2018 Second homes are liable for council tax, not business rates. However, where a property is available for letting commercially for short periods totalling at least 140 days per year, then it will be assessed for business rates and added to the business rates list. As of June 2018, there were 47,307 holiday lets liable for business rates in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Judicial Review: Christchurch Borough Council (16 Jul 2018)

Rishi Sunak: The written evidence submitted by the Department to the High Court in respect of this judicial review is already available to all the parties concerned – that is the Court, the Claimant, and the Interested Parties – and this matter is currently before the Court. I will arrange for a copy of the evidence to be placed in the Library of the House following the Court’s...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Council Tax: Dorset (16 Jul 2018)

Rishi Sunak: Before making any new secondary legislation we intend to invite comments on those preliminary views from the shadow authorities for the areas concerned, which will be responsible for setting the 2019-20 council taxes – in the case of Dorset from the Shadow Dorset Council, the members of which include the members of East Dorset District Council, and from the Shadow Bournemouth,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Dorset (16 Jul 2018)

Rishi Sunak: We are currently in discussion with representatives of the Dorset councils about the content of secondary legislation to support implementation of the local government reorganisation on 1 April 2019 for which Parliament has legislated, and intend to lay the necessary secondary legislation as soon as practicable.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Rural Areas (16 Jul 2018)

Rishi Sunak: The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government takes the concerns of all communities into consideration in the development of its policies, including recognising the unique circumstances of rural areas. For example, we are undertaking a review of local authorities' relative needs and resources to address concerns about the fairness of current funding distributions. Working closely...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance: Somerset (9 Jul 2018)

Rishi Sunak: Holding answer received on 06 July 2018 The Department constantly reviews the challenges facing the sector and individual authorities. Local authorities are independent bodies responsible for setting their own budgets, and for the prudent financial planning and management of their resources to deliver the services required to meet local needs. They can receive sector-led support...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Land: Registration (9 Jul 2018)

Rishi Sunak: Holding answer received on 06 July 2018 Local authorities have a range of powers to intervene where there is a risk to public saftey.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance: North East (9 Jul 2018)

Rishi Sunak: The Department does not publish real terms changes in funding for local authorities. The changes to cash terms in Spending Power are published on the Department’s website at the links below: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20140505110052/htt p://www.local.communities.gov.uk/finance/1112/spfull1s.xls http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20140505110056/htt...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Caravans: Public Spaces (9 Jul 2018)

Rishi Sunak: Local authorities have a range of powers that enable them to address this issue. A summary of the powers is published on the Government’s website at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dealing-with-ille gal-and-unauthorised-encampments We have recently consulted on the effectiveness of powers to deal with unauthorised development and encampments. Now that the consultation has...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Alcoholic Drinks: Rehabilitation (9 Jul 2018)

Rishi Sunak: The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government hold partial records of the information requested. Spend on alcohol treatment was first recorded as a separate item in 2016-17 (£191,000 for England). MHCLG has not produced statistics at regional level since 2012, as per Ministerial Statement: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/local-statistics Figures on local authority...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Parks Action Group (4 Jul 2018)

Rishi Sunak: In September 2017, the then Parks Minister Marcus Jones MP announced the creation of the ‘Parks Action Group’ as part of his response to the Select Committee Inquiry. This group now informs the work of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and our partners across Government. The group is made up of officials from across Government, key bodies from the parks,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Social Services (3 Jul 2018)

Rishi Sunak: The Department does not publish this information. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government publishes estimates of adult social care expenditure as part of the local authority revenue expenditure and financing statistical series, but these are primarily presented as net current expenditure and in nominal terms only. The most recent publication covers outturn data for 2016-17...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Parks: Sheffield (3 Jul 2018)

Rishi Sunak: Sheffield City Council will receive over £850 million in core spending power over the next two years (2018-19 & 2019-20). However, it is up to individual local authorities who are independent of central government to manage their budgets in line with local priorities. The Parks Action Group, which was created following the Select Committee response to the Inquiry on the future of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Parks: Repairs and Maintenance (3 Jul 2018)

Rishi Sunak: Over this spending period we have made available over £200 billion in funding for councils to spend on locally determined priorities such as park maintenance. Councils are however independent of central Government and are responsible for managing their budgets in line with local priorities. The Parks Action Group, which was created following the Select Committee response to the Inquiry...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: County Councils: Debts (3 Jul 2018)

Rishi Sunak: The Department collects financial data from local authorities, including on their debt. The latest on this is the Prudential System data table in the Capital Estimates Returns for 2018-19. This is available at - www.gov.uk/government/statistics/local-authority-capital-exp enditure-and-financing-in-england-2018-to-2019-individual-lo cal-authority-data-forecast. The latest population data for...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Parks (3 Jul 2018)

Rishi Sunak: The Parks Action Group was created with the aim of exploring the innovative ways we can support parks and green spaces by identifying and sharing best practice in park management and funding and fostering the support of local friends groups. The Group is reviewing a range of issues relating to parks and green spaces in England and we have committed £500,000 to support the group’s...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Funerals (2 Jul 2018)

Rishi Sunak: The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government does not collect the information requested. Figures on local authority expenditure on, and income from, the provision of cemetery, cremation and mortuary services, including closed churchyards and post-mortem services within mortuaries, are collected on the Revenue Outturn (RO) form available from:...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Optical Fibres: Non-domestic Rates (2 Jul 2018)

Rishi Sunak: The business rates relief for new fibre communications infrastructure supports telecom companies who invest in their fibre network by installing new fibre lines. The relief will ensure that no rates are paid on those new fibre lines for 5 years up to 31 March 2022. This will provide important support in the early stages of roll out of new investment. As with all tax reliefs, the Government...


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