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Written Answers — Treasury: Cost of Living (23 May 2022)

Simon Clarke: The government appreciates the challenges people are facing as a result of how the rising cost of living is making life harder for people. These are global challenges however, as set out in the Spring Statement, the government is providing support worth over £22 billion this financial year to help families with these pressures. We stand ready to take further action as the pressures the UK...

Written Answers — Treasury: Health and Social Care Levy: Public Sector (23 May 2022)

Simon Clarke: Public sector compensation for employer costs of the Health and Social Levy was allocated to departments as part of the 2021 Autumn Budget and Spending Review. This specific compensation forms one part of their total DEL budgets.

Written Answers — Treasury: Cost of Living (23 May 2022)

Simon Clarke: The government has published a breakdown of what is included in the £22 billion support package for the cost of living crisis, which can be found here: t-for-the-cost-of-living-factsheet/government-support-for-th e-cost-of-living-factsheet.

Written Answers — Treasury: Government Departments: Fraud (20 May 2022)

Simon Clarke: Fraud against the public sector is combatted by individual public bodies, some of whom have targets, and some who do not. HM Treasury and the soon to be launched Public Sector Fraud Authority will be working with public bodies to increasingly use data to have a greater impact on public sector fraud. The government will be transparent in the progress it makes.

Written Answers — Treasury: Productivity: Health (20 May 2022)

Simon Clarke: The Government closely monitors a wide range of health and labour market statistics and their potential impact on UK productivity.

Written Answers — Treasury: Public Sector: Cost Effectiveness (20 May 2022)

Simon Clarke: The Government is taking action to tackle waste and inefficiency across the public sector through a comprehensive efficiency agenda overseen by a Chancellor chaired Cabinet Committee on Efficiency and Value for Money. The Government has launched a new programme of Public Body Reviews. Reviews will examine the accountability, efficiency, efficacy and governance of bodies. Reviews will be asked...

Written Answers — Treasury: Refugees: Ukraine (19 May 2022)

Simon Clarke: This government cares deeply about helping those fleeing the conflict in Ukraine. This is why we have announced two visa schemes which both support the integration of Ukrainian refugees by providing them with full access to social services and welfare in the UK for up to three years. The Ukraine Family Scheme is similar to existing family visa routes, and provision of public services from...

Written Answers — Treasury: Public Sector: Fraud (19 May 2022)

Simon Clarke: The Managing Public Money Guidance was last updated on 4 March 2022. The latest edition of Managing Public Money (section 4.9.5) now requires that for any new major area of spend, departments shall assess the risk of and impact from fraud at the outset when the spending is being proposed. Departments must also complete a full fraud assessment and keep it up to date. This should all be done in...

Achieving Economic Growth (18 May 2022)

...Stuart Andrew Caroline Ansell Edward Argar Sarah Atherton Gareth Bacon Richard Bacon Kemi Badenoch Shaun Bailey Siobhan Baillie Duncan Baker Steven Baker Harriett Baldwin Steve Barclay John Baron Simon Baynes Paul Beresford Jake Berry Saqib Bhatti Bob Blackman Crispin Blunt Peter Bone Peter Bottomley Graham Brady Suella Braverman Jack Brereton Andrew Bridgen Steve Brine Sara Britcliffe...

Tackling Short-term and Long-term Cost of Living Increases (17 May 2022)

...Anderson Caroline Ansell Edward Argar Sarah Atherton Victoria Atkins Gareth Bacon Richard Bacon Kemi Badenoch Shaun Bailey Siobhan Baillie Duncan Baker Steven Baker Harriett Baldwin Steve Barclay Simon Baynes Aaron Bell Scott Benton Paul Beresford Jake Berry Saqib Bhatti Crispin Blunt Peter Bone Peter Bottomley Andrew Bowie Ben Bradley Karen Bradley Suella Braverman Jack Brereton Andrew...

Treasury: Levelling Up Across the UK (17 May 2022)

Simon Clarke: The levelling-up White Paper sets out a clear plan to level up every corner of the United Kingdom, including a mission to increase productivity and improve living standards in every part of the UK by 2030. We will do this through the record funding allocated in the 2021 spending review, including £1.6 billion for the next generation of the British Business Bank’s regional investment funds....

Treasury: Strength of UK Economy (17 May 2022)

Simon Clarke: Last year, the UK was the fastest growing economy in the G7, and unemployment has fallen back to 3.7%, which is well below pre-pandemic levels. Growth in the first quarter here was stronger than that in the United States, Germany and Italy, and it is now 0.7% above pre-pandemic levels. The International Monetary Fund forecasts that the UK will be the second fastest growing economy this year...

Treasury: Plan for Jobs: Effectiveness (17 May 2022)

Simon Clarke: The success of our plan for jobs is playing a key role in growing the economy and spreading opportunity across the country. The Government protected 11.7 million jobs in the pandemic through schemes such as furlough, and of course we moved millions of jobseekers into work and supported young people through programmes such as kickstart and our apprenticeships offer.

Treasury: Topical Questions (17 May 2022)

Simon Clarke: Obviously we are all clear that all fraud against the Exchequer is an outrage and totally wrong. That is why we have established a £100 million taxpayer protection taskforce, which is precisely determined to focus on that. We also have a new fraud function within Government, which is heavily focused on making sure that we address those issues. We are determined to make sure that, where there...

Written Answers — Treasury: Apprentices: Taxation (16 May 2022)

Simon Clarke: We do not hold the information requested.

Written Answers — Treasury: Carers: Cost of Living (28 Apr 2022)

Simon Clarke: Every informal carer's situation will vary depending on their personal circumstances, so it is not possible to come to a generalised conclusion about the basic cost of living for an informal carer. Carers and their vital contribution to society are also recognised within the welfare system. Carers can receive additional support through Carer’s Allowance, the Carer Element in Universal...

Written Answers — Treasury: Apprentices: Taxation (28 Apr 2022)

Simon Clarke: Firms across the UK pay the Apprenticeship Levy on the same basis. Further details can be found at Skills policy, including apprenticeships, is devolved, making it the responsibility of the Northern Ireland Executive. As agreed at Spending Review 2021, the Northern Ireland Executive will receive £15 billion per year in funding which...

Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury: Procurement (28 Apr 2022)

Simon Clarke: Project milestones reached as of 22 April 2022:Discovery & Strategy CompletePlatform & Hosting AvailableCore Solution AvailableFinancial Consolidation AvailableAnalytical Reporting AvailableAdditional Reporting AvailableOperational Running (including Hosting and Helpdesk) complete per quarter meeting downtime and other SLAs. This is ongoing and reached on a quarterly basis. Project...

Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury: Deloitte (28 Apr 2022)

Simon Clarke: £9.734m has been paid to Deloitte LLP under the terms of the OSCAR II contract as of 19th April 2022. (The question was received, and the system interrogated on 20 April 2022. Data is only final following the close of each day, so it was necessary to use 19 April 2022) For 22-23 there is a £1.2m budget for project milestones and £1.6m budget for the managed service costs. For 23-24 there...

Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury: Procurement (28 Apr 2022)

Simon Clarke: Schedule 4, Part B, 2.1 of the HMT OSCAR II Procurement contract gave rise to the dispute for which a £0.9 million settlement was agreed. Specifically, “The Customer shall use its reasonable endeavours to provide to the Supplier all data for the purposes of migration in the agreed format (inc. quality, format, cleansing and mapping of data).” Issues arose for HMT in extracting the...

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