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Public Bill Committee: Finance (No. 2) Bill: Rates for light passenger or light goods vehicles, motorcycles etc (5 Jan 2022)

Helen Whately: I will just pick up on some of the points made by hon. Members. I am glad to hear that the Opposition will not be opposing the clause. The hon. Member for Erith and Thamesmead said that she wants us to talk publicly about the future of vehicle excise duty. Clearly, we are well aware of—there is no secret—the expected future revenues from vehicle excise duty and fuel duty. In fact, I...

Public Bill Committee: Finance (No. 2) Bill: Clause 76 - Rates of tobacco products duty (5 Jan 2022)

Helen Whately: I am happy to take that point away and look into the position taken by my colleagues in the Department of Health and Social Care and the Treasury. I will get back to the hon. Lady on the question of the levy. I can assure her that work is currently happening on a tobacco control plan. The Government are considering policy and regulatory changes, which will be part of our ambition to be...

Public Bill Committee: Finance (No. 2) Bill: Clause 77 - Rates for light passenger or light goods vehicles, motorcycles etc (5 Jan 2022)

Helen Whately: Clause 77 makes changes to uprate vehicle excise duty—or VED—for cars, vans and motorcycles in line with the retail prices index from 1 April 2022. VED is paid on vehicle ownership, and rates chargeable are dependent on various factors, including the vehicle type, date of first registration and carbon emissions. The Government has uprated VED for cars, vans and motorcycles in line with...

Public Bill Committee: Finance (No. 2) Bill: Clause 75 - Restriction of use of rebated diesel and biofuels (5 Jan 2022)

Helen Whately: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Dame Angela. Clause 75 and schedule 10 make technical amendments to the existing legislation that restricts the entitlement to use rebated red diesel and biofuels from 1 April 2022, to adjust restrictions and ensure that the legislation operates as intended. To help achieve net zero and improve UK air quality, the Government announced at...

Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury: Official Hospitality (5 Jan 2022)

Helen Whately: This information is not collected. At the time, staff were expected to work from home and undertake meetings remotely, wherever possible Some staff came into the office to work on the Spending Review 2020, on 25th November 2020, and we are aware that a small number of staff had impromptu drinks at and around their desks at the end of the working day.

Written Answers — Treasury: Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties (5 Jan 2022)

Helen Whately: The reforms announced at the Budget will produce an alcohol duty system that is overall simpler, fairer and healthier. The Government believes it is appropriate to charge different rates of duty on drinks based on their alcoholic strength, with stronger drinks paying more duty and lower ABV drinks paying less duty. To minimise differences between categories of drinks, for the first time all...

Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury: Carbon Emissions (17 Dec 2021)

Helen Whately: The Net Zero Strategy (NZS) outlined a wide-ranging package of measures to transition to a green and sustainable future, helping businesses and consumers to move to clean power. The recent Budget and SR confirmed that since March 2021, the government will have committed a total of £30bn of domestic investment for the Green Industrial Revolution, supporting hundreds of thousands of well-paid...

Written Answers — Treasury: Fossil Fuels: Subsidies (17 Dec 2021)

Helen Whately: The UK does not give any subsidies to fossil fuels, and follows the approach of the International Energy Agency, which defines fossil fuel subsidies as measures that reduce the effective price of fossil fuels below world market prices. The International Energy Agency has a long-standing track record in systematically measuring fossil-fuel subsidies using a commonly applied methodology. This...

Written Answers — Treasury: Coronavirus: Government Assistance (17 Dec 2021)

Helen Whately: Plan B has been designed to help control the virus’s spread while avoiding unduly damaging economic and social restrictions. The Treasury continues to engage with businesses to understand and monitor the impact of the changing nature of the virus. Impacted businesses can continue to benefit from ongoing economic support, in place through to Spring next year, including the extension of the...

Written Answers — Treasury: Business and Self-employed: Coronavirus (17 Dec 2021)

Helen Whately: The Government continues to provide considerable support to the economy as it has done throughout the pandemic, with around £400bn of direct support during this fiscal year and last. As he has done throughout the pandemic, the Chancellor is closely monitoring the impact of the virus on the economy. As part of this package of support, businesses of all sizes, including the self-employed,...

Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury: Theft (16 Dec 2021)

Helen Whately: The numbers of (a) laptops, (b) mobile phones, (c) memory sticks and (d) external hard drives that have been lost or stolen in each of the last five years are provided in the table below 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Laptops Lost 6 6 7 1 3 Laptops Stolen 1 12 9 5 8 Mobile Phones Lost 24 23 28 12 5 Mobile Phones Stolen 2 7 3 1 1 Memory Sticks Lost 3 7 6...

Written Answers — Treasury: Business: Coronavirus (16 Dec 2021)

Helen Whately: Plan B has been designed to help control the virus’s spread while avoiding unduly damaging economic and social restrictions. Throughout the pandemic, the Government has demonstrated that it can respond proportionately to the changing path of the virus, and will continue to do so. The Government has a strong track record of responding quickly, flexibly and comprehensively in supporting jobs,...

Public Health (14 Dec 2021)

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Public Bill Committee: Finance (No. 2) Bill: Clause 25 - Tonnage tax (14 Dec 2021)

Helen Whately: As I set out, the clause reforms the UK’s current tax regime to help the UK shipping industry grow and compete in a competitive global market. Overall, this will be to the benefit of our maritime industry and, therefore, to the UK as a whole, supporting GDP, tax revenues and jobs in the UK. I will pick up on a couple of comments made by the Opposition Front-Bench spokespeople. On the points...

Written Answers — Treasury: Red Diesel: Rebates (14 Dec 2021)

Helen Whately: Following consultation in 2020, the Chancellor confirmed at Spring Budget 2021 that the Government will remove the entitlement to use red diesel from most sectors from April 2022. This will more fairly reflect the negative environmental impact of the emissions they produce and help to ensure that the tax system incentivises the development and adoption of greener alternatives. The...

Written Answers — Treasury: Taxation: Carbon Emissions (14 Dec 2021)

Helen Whately: The Net Zero Review stated that if there is to be additional public investment to support decarbonisation, it may need to be funded through additional taxes or reprioritised from other areas of government spending. The Government remains committed to maintaining an ambitious carbon price to ensure that polluters continue to pay for their emissions. The UK ETS delivers a robust carbon price...

Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury: Litigation Group (14 Dec 2021)

Helen Whately: Since 1 January 2021, Litigation Group has continued to provide litigation services to the majority of government departments, including HM Treasury, and executive agencies, as well as many non-departmental public bodies. The Group’s work encompasses litigation in public and private law as well as supporting public inquiries and acting in Inquests. This has involved, amongst other things,...

Written Answers — Treasury: Fuels: Excise Duties (14 Dec 2021)

Helen Whately: As a result of twelve consecutive years of frozen fuel duty rates, the average UK car driver will pay around £15 less per tank of fuel, and will have cumulatively saved around £1,900 since 2011, compared to what would have been paid under the pre-2010 escalator. The 2022-23 freeze represents a saving for consumers of nearly £8 billion over the next five years.

Subsidy Control Bill: New Clause 1 - Exemption: agriculture (13 Dec 2021)

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Subsidy Control Bill: Clause 11 - Subsidies and schemes of interest or particular interest (13 Dec 2021)

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