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Results 261–280 of 1770 for rishi sunak

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Council Tax: Debt Collection (18 Jun 2019)

Rishi Sunak: I am aware of concerns of charities, debt advice bodies and local councils about council tax debt. That is why my Department is engaging with, and reviewing evidence compiled by these bodies with a view to making council tax debt collection fairer, more efficient and compassionate. Following these discussions we intend to publish updated guidance on good collection practices, before...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Council Tax: Non-payment (18 Jun 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The Government is currently engaging with a range of stakeholders to consider how to improve council tax collection. Following those discussions, we intend to publish updated guidance on good collection practices, before considering the scope of further reforms. The Government is clear that imprisonment should only ever be the last resort for non-payment of council tax. Before a...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Audit (18 Jun 2019)

Rishi Sunak: We are aware of this issue, affecting 19 local government bodies and, together with Public Sector Audit Appointments Ltd, are monitoring the situation. It is not acceptable for a professional services firm like EY to be unable to meet its contractual obligations to the statutory timetable and we expect the situation to be resolved as quickly as possible. The forthcoming review of the local...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance: Rural Areas (18 Jun 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The Government’s aim is to increase local government’s retention of business rates from 50 per cent to 75 per cent. To ensure the increase in business rates retention is fiscally neutral, some existing grants (including the Rural Services Delivery Grant) will be devolved to local authorities so that these responsibilities are funded through retained business rates. We recognise that some...

Non-Domestic Rating (Lists) Bill (17 Jun 2019)

Heather Wheeler: ...my hon. Friend for that question. The last time this matter was raised, the Under-Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, my hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Rishi Sunak) facilitated meetings between the professional groups and the people involved. There were ongoing discussions that became very fruitful. The Bill will ensure that rateable values and...

Pet Identification — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (17 Jun 2019)

David Rutley: ...be following this established good practice, so I will take this up with the Under-Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, my hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Rishi Sunak). We need to agree how to encourage local authorities to work together, to promote best practice in this area, and to ensure that dead cats are scanned so that owners can be informed...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Unitarisation: Northamptonshire (17 Jun 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The Secretary of State recently announced his intention to implement the reorganisation plan submitted by the Northamptonshire councils. Subject to parliamentary approval, the new unitary authority will be in place in April 2021. I place on the record my thanks to the councils for their continuing constructive attitude towards ensuring that their residents will have better local government.

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Funding (17 Jun 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The Secretary of State and I both meet our counterparts at the Treasury regularly. Future funding for local government will, of course, be decided in the spending review, and the hon. Lady can rest assured that we will be making a robust case.

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Integrated Health and Social Care: Northamptonshire (17 Jun 2019)

Rishi Sunak: Following the meeting I had with my hon. Friend, we were pleased to facilitate meetings for the chief executives of the various councils and health bodies with officials from the Department of Health and Social Care and my Department. Those conversations have been very constructive, and I am pleased to tell my hon. Friend that the Social Care Minister and I would both be delighted to meet him...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Adult Social Care Funding (17 Jun 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The Government recognise the pressures faced by adult social services and have provided councils with an additional £10 billion in dedicated funding for adult social care in the three years leading up to 2019-20. Of course, the future level of funding will be settled in the spending review.

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (17 Jun 2019)

Rishi Sunak: I thank the hon. Lady for highlighting our review. I am happy to look at all things as part of that review, but she is right to highlight that issue. We are keen to see what we can do to improve the collection process, while maintaining high collection rates to fund the public services that we rely on

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Shropshire (17 Jun 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The Department has made no estimate of the cost of establishing two local authorities in Shropshire.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Cost Effectiveness (17 Jun 2019)

Rishi Sunak: Our policy is to implement, subject to Parliamentary approval, any proposal made by councils to merge which we assess on the basis of information in the proposal as meeting our merger criteria, including giving greater value for many and yielding cost savings, which were announced to Parliament in a written statement on 7 November 2017 (HCWS232).

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Telford and Wrekin Council (17 Jun 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The core Spending Power per dwelling for Telford & Wrekin is £1,729 in 2019-20.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Shropshire Council (17 Jun 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The Department has made no such estimates following the establishment of the Shropshire Council but an in dependent review undertaken by EY, ‘Independent Analysis of Governance Scenarios and Public Service Reform in County Areas’ published in 2016 estimates the savings to have been £20 million per year.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Shropshire Council (17 Jun 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The core Spending Power per dwelling for Shropshire is £1,685 in 2019-20.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Shropshire Council and Telford and Wrekin Council (17 Jun 2019)

Rishi Sunak: If the two councils were to submit a proposal to merge we would assess this against the criteria which we announced to Parliament in a written statement on November 7, 2017 (HCWS232).

Jewish Community: Contribution to the UK — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (13 Jun 2019)

Rishi Sunak: As always, Sir David, it is a privilege and a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship. I thank the hon. Member for City of Chester (Christian Matheson) for securing this important debate and granting us the opportunity to reflect on the significant social, political, cultural and economic contributions that the Jewish community makes to our great United Kingdom. We must also pay thanks to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance (13 Jun 2019)

Rishi Sunak: Councils are free to determine the level of reserves they hold and are accountable to their electorate for the decisions they make. No powers exist to redistribute/reclaim this resource. All local authorities are required to hold sufficient unallocated reserves to meet unforecastable financial risks. Many council’s reserves are earmarked for particular purposes. Earmarked reserves are...


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