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Written Answers — Treasury: Fiscal Policy: Scotland (11 Jan 2022)

Simon Clarke: In October 2021 we reached agreement with the Scottish Government to jointly commission an independent report that will cover the Block Grant Adjustment arrangements. This independent report will inform a broader review of the Scottish Government’s Fiscal Framework later this year. We are currently working with the Scottish Government to finalise the arrangements for commissioning the...

Written Answers — Treasury: Income Tax: Scotland (11 Jan 2022)

Simon Clarke: The fiscal framework agreement explicitly included new tools to help the Scottish Government manage the additional volatility in its funding in relation to tax and welfare devolution, including from forecast error. This includes the creation of the new £700 million Scotland Reserve, which the Scottish Government can use to save receipts that are higher than forecast and drawdown funding...

Written Answers — Treasury: Income Tax: Scotland (11 Jan 2022)

Simon Clarke: The agreed Block Grant Adjustment arrangements provide substantial support to help the Scottish Government with its new tax and welfare powers, for example by shielding the Scottish Government from UK-wide impacts. However, there are residual risks as well as rewards in relation to these powers. While the Scottish Government has tools to manage these risks, the fundamental challenge is to...

Charter for Budget Responsibility and Welfare Cap (10 Jan 2022)

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Welfare Cap (10 Jan 2022)

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Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill: Clause 7 - Licence modifications: relevant licensee nuclear companies (10 Jan 2022)

...Antoniazzi Edward Argar Jon Ashworth Victoria Atkins Gareth Bacon Richard Bacon Kemi Badenoch Shaun Bailey Siobhan Baillie Duncan Baker Steven Baker Harriett Baldwin Steve Barclay Paula Barker Simon Baynes Margaret Beckett Aaron Bell Hilary Benn Scott Benton Paul Beresford Clive Betts Saqib Bhatti Bob Blackman Olivia Blake Paul Blomfield Crispin Blunt Peter Bottomley Andrew Bowie Ben...

Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill: Clause 1 - Key definitions for Part 1 (10 Jan 2022)

...Karen Buck Richard Burgon Ian Byrne Liam Byrne Ruth Cadbury Alan Campbell Dan Carden Alistair Carmichael Wendy Chamberlain Sarah Champion Douglas Chapman Bambos Charalambous Joanna Cherry Feryal Clark Daisy Cooper Yvette Cooper Ronnie Cowan Neil Coyle Stella Creasy Jon Cruddas Judith Cummins Janet Daby Wayne David Geraint Davies Alex Davies-Jones Thangam Debbonaire Tan Dhesi Martin...

Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill: Clause 6 - Licence modifications: designated nuclear companies (10 Jan 2022)

...Karen Buck Richard Burgon Ian Byrne Liam Byrne Ruth Cadbury Alan Campbell Dan Carden Alistair Carmichael Wendy Chamberlain Sarah Champion Douglas Chapman Bambos Charalambous Joanna Cherry Feryal Clark Daisy Cooper Yvette Cooper Jeremy Corbyn Neil Coyle Stella Creasy Jon Cruddas Judith Cummins Janet Daby Wayne David Geraint Davies Alex Davies-Jones Thangam Debbonaire Tan Dhesi Martin...

Written Answers — Treasury: Events Industry: Finance (10 Jan 2022)

Simon Clarke: For businesses within the live events sector, the Live Events Reinsurance Scheme supports events that the general public are able to purchase tickets to - such as music festivals, sporting and business events - that are at risk of being halted or delayed due to an inability to obtain COVID-19 cancellation insurance. Over £800 million in cover will be available to purchase alongside standard...

Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill [Lords] (5 Jan 2022)

Simon Clarke: I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time. Our public servants do so much to support this country, and over the past 22 months their efforts have been more vital than ever before. NHS employees have worked long hours on the frontline of the fight against the covid pandemic, in hospitals and in the community; teachers have helped their classes in the most challenging of...

Written Answers — Treasury: Devolved Matters: Coronavirus (5 Jan 2022)

Simon Clarke: At Autumn Budget the UK Government confirmed the devolved administrations were receiving an extra £12.6 billion of Barnett-based funding this year. On top of this, the UK Government has now confirmed a further £860 million to help the devolved administrations tackle the Omicron variant. This provides the devolved administrations with the certainty they requested to spend more money in...

Written Answers — Treasury: PAYE: Scotland (5 Jan 2022)

Simon Clarke: In July 2020, the Government launched the Plan for Jobs to protect, support and create jobs across the country. As demonstrated in the Plan for Jobs Progress Update, it is clear that the plan is working. This includes the Kickstart Scheme, which funds jobs for young people at risk of long-term unemployment, to improve their chances of progressing into long-term and sustainable work. As of...

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

Simon Clarke: The government is committed to supporting families with their childcare costs. 316,000 families used Tax-Free Childcare for 371,000 children and spent £35.0 million on top-up for families in September 2021; compared to 227,000 families who used Tax-Free Childcare for 263,000 children and spent £26.5m in September 2020. The government has spent the following on marketing and research in...

Written Answers — Treasury: Scottish Government: Public Finance (5 Jan 2022)

Simon Clarke: The Scottish Government now has substantial tax and welfare powers and is responsible for its own policy choices in these areas. For example, if the Scottish Government chooses to spend an additional £512 million on new welfare benefits then this means £512 million less spending on other areas or £512 million of additional revenue raising. These types of choices are a direct consequence...

Written Answers — Treasury: Infrastructure: Climate Change and Nature Conservation (17 Dec 2021)

Simon Clarke: Over the medium term, the new fiscal framework ensures that government borrowing will only be used to fund investment. To ensure that our investment in capital is consistent with plans for debt to fall over the medium term, the framework includes a supplementary target for Public Sector Net Investment (PSNI) to not exceed 3% of GDP a year on average over the rolling forecast period. This will...

Written Answers — Treasury: Children: Day Care (17 Dec 2021)

Simon Clarke: The Government has spent over £4 billion each year for the last five years on childcare in the United Kingdom through childcare offers led by the Department for Education and Tax-Free Childcare and Employer Support Childcare. This £4 billion is on top of support for childcare paid to Universal Credit and Working Tax Credits claimants, though these elements are calculated as part of the...

Written Answers — Treasury: Coronavirus: Government Assistance (16 Dec 2021)

Simon Clarke: 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,...

Written Answers — Treasury: Children: Day Care (16 Dec 2021)

Simon Clarke: The total eligible population is 1.3m families. This estimate is not broken down by family characteristics. The total number of eligible children in those families is 1.7m for 2020-21. The table below shows the total number of children with open and used Tax-Free Childcare accounts for 0-4 year olds in 2020-21: Month/Year Total Open Accounts (0-4 year olds) Total Used Accounts (0-4...

Written Answers — Treasury: Culture Recovery Fund: Wales (16 Dec 2021)

Simon Clarke: The Barnett formula applies to changes in departmental DEL budgets, not when departments make spending or policy announcements. The UK government has provided the Welsh Government with an additional £3.8 billion of Barnett-based funding this year. It is for the Welsh Government to decide how to allocate this funding across its devolved responsibilities, including how to provide support to...

Written Answers — Treasury: Public Expenditure: Wales (15 Dec 2021)

Simon Clarke: The UK Government is responsible for much of the rail infrastructure in Wales, and therefore spends money on this infrastructure rather than funding the Welsh Government to do so. In line with this responsibility, the UK Government is currently delivering an ambitious programme to upgrade Welsh railways, including through the electrification of the Severn Tunnel and building a new station...


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