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Results 121–140 of 1750 for rishi sunak

Written Answers — Treasury: Business (17 Oct 2019)

Rishi Sunak: HM Treasury continue to monitor and work closely with businesses across the country to help ensure they are fully prepared for when the UK leaves the EU. The government has already made £6.3 billion available to prepare for EU Exit. From this we have created £108m of funding for Brexit Business Preparedness – which is being allocated across government to ensure businesses are suitably...

Written Answers — Treasury: Food: Prices (17 Oct 2019)

Rishi Sunak: HM Treasury routinely monitors economic conditions and risks, and the Government has a range of mechanisms available to support vulnerable people from price rises in food. We stand ready to take appropriate action in the event the UK exits the EU without a deal. Furthermore, officials estimate the direct impact of spending decisions on household living standards, and would continue to do so...

Bills Presented: Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill (15 Oct 2019)

Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Secretary Nicky Morgan, supported by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary Robert Jenrick, Rishi Sunak, Jesse Norman, John Glen, Nigel Adams, Helen Whately and Matt Warman, presented a Bill to amend the electronic communications code set out in Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003; and for connected purposes. Bill read the...

Delegated Legislation: Exiting the European Union (Air Quality) (15 Oct 2019)

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Written Answers — Treasury: Child Benefit: Adoption (7 Oct 2019)

Rishi Sunak: Child Benefit provides support to all parents of adopted children where those parents are responsible for the adopted children. A person is treated as being responsible for a child, whether that child is adopted or not adopted, where: the child living is with them;they are contributing to the cost of providing for the child at a weekly rate not less than the weekly rate of Child Benefit...

Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury: Chief Scientific Advisers (7 Oct 2019)

Rishi Sunak: HM Treasury is committed to ensuring that we access the very best scientific expertise. The Director for the Enterprise and Growth Unit, who is responsible for public science funding, acts as HM Treasury’s Chief Scientific Adviser and meets with the Chancellor of the Exchequer regularly.

Written Answers — Treasury: Housing (7 Oct 2019)

Rishi Sunak: We are focused on getting a deal and we are working in a determined way to get that deal. The fundamentals of our economy are strong: wages are growing, employment is at a record high and the unemployment rate is at a historic low. Further, since 2010, the Government has increased housing supply by over 1.3m, including 430,000 affordable homes. Over 222,000 additional homes were delivered...

Written Answers — Treasury: Business: Brexit (7 Oct 2019)

Rishi Sunak: HM Treasury and the Bank of England have a number of economic tools at their disposal in preparation for EU exit and stand ready to deploy them as and when necessary. Overall, the government has already made over £6.3bn available to prepare for EU exit. This includes £2 billion of core funding for departments for Brexit in 2020-21, which was confirmed in the recent Spending Round. We...

Written Answers — Treasury: Public Expenditure (7 Oct 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The next multi-year Spending Review will be carried out in 2020. The dates will be announced in due course.

Written Answers — Treasury: Social Security Benefits (7 Oct 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The Government has no intention of repeating or prolonging the current freeze on working age benefits. From 2020, the Government expects increases in benefits will resume in line with CPI.

Written Answers — Treasury: Business (7 Oct 2019)

Rishi Sunak: We continue to monitor and work closely with businesses across the country to help ensure they are fully prepared for when the UK leaves the EU. As such, the government has already made over £6.3bn available to prepare for EU exit. This includes £2 billion of core funding for departments for Brexit in 2020-21, which was confirmed in the recent Spending Round.

Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury: Brexit (7 Oct 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The government has provided: over £4.2bn of additional funding from 2016 to the present financial year (2019-20) for departments and devolved administrations to prepare for all EU exit scenarios (a breakdown of these allocations can be found in Table E.6 (page 77) of HM Treasury’s 2018 Annual Statement on European Finances); a further £2bn for the 2020-21 financial year, announced at...

Written Answers — Treasury: Low Pay: Young People (7 Oct 2019)

Rishi Sunak: Each year the Government asks the Low Pay Commission to recommend minimum wage rates for younger people that are as high as possible without damaging their employment prospects. All the National Minimum Wage rates for younger workers saw above inflation increases in April 2019. The Low Pay Commission will make recommendations for the April 2020 rates later in the autumn. Alongside changes to...

Written Answers — Treasury: Public Sector: Redundancy Pay (7 Oct 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The government was clear during the passage of the primary legislation that the cap will have no impact on the majority of public sector workers. We do however accept that there will be some circumstances where it is necessary or desirable to relax the cap. As such, a waiver system is in place for use in exceptional situations, including where imposing the cap would cause genuine hardship. ...

Written Answers — Treasury: Business (7 Oct 2019)

Rishi Sunak: As preparation for EU exit, the government has already made £6.3bn available and we have created a £108m Brexit Business Preparedness Pot – which is being allocated across government. The Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy has – from this pot - introduced a £15m Business Readiness Grant Scheme to enable business representative organisations to aid SMEs across...

Written Answers — Treasury: Business (7 Oct 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The first port of call for a business facing cashflow issues should be commercial lending. As the Bank of England have said, UK banks are well-prepared, well-capitalised, and publicly committed to continuing to lend to viable businesses. Overall, the government has already made over £6.3bn available to prepare for EU exit. This includes £2 billion of core funding for departments for...

Written Answers — Treasury: Minimum Wage (7 Oct 2019)

Rishi Sunak: Both the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage rates for younger workers and apprentices saw above inflation increases in April. The National Living Wage is currently on target to reach 60 per cent of median hourly earnings in 2020, subject to sustained economic growth. The independent Low Pay Commission will recommend next year’s rates to us later this month, and we will...

Written Answers — Treasury: Public Sector: Pensions (7 Oct 2019)

Rishi Sunak: Valuations of the public service pension schemes are carried out every four years. The valuations set employer contribution rates to ensure the full costs of pensions are recognised and met by employers at the point scheme liabilities arise. The last valuations of the schemes considered the position as at 31 March 2016 and were completed earlier this year. Employer contribution rates have...

Written Answers — Treasury: Low incomes: Food and Fuel (4 Oct 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The Government has been clear that should there be no deal, we would support the economy through whatever appropriate action is necessary. HM Treasury routinely monitors existing economic conditions and risks, and the Government has a range of mechanisms available to support vulnerable people from price rises.

Written Answers — Treasury: Low Incomes: Garston and Halewood (3 Oct 2019)

Rishi Sunak: We would prefer to leave with a deal, and we will work in an energetic and determined way to get that better deal. The Government is turbocharging preparations to ensure we are ready to leave on 31 October, and all necessary funds will be made available. HM Treasury routinely monitors economic conditions and risks, and the Government has a range of mechanisms available to support...


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