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Results 161–180 of 1770 for rishi sunak

Written Answers — Treasury: Children: Day Care (9 Sep 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The latest Tax-Free Childcare Official Statistics show that 141,000 families used a Tax-Free Childcare account to pay a childcare provider in June 2019. This is around 11% of the estimated number of eligible families.

Written Answers — Treasury: Children: Day Care (9 Sep 2019)

Rishi Sunak: We estimate that there are 1.3 million families with qualifying childcare that are eligible for Tax-free Childcare in the UK in 2019/20. This estimate has been revised from the 1.5 provided previously following updates to the survey data and methodological improvements. Current forecasts for the next five years can be seen in the table below. 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23...

Written Answers — Treasury: Parents: Employment (9 Sep 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The government supports women and parents to return to work, including through: spending almost £6 billion on childcare support in 2019/20 – more than ever before, providing the right to request flexible working and a system of shared parental leave, investing in opportunities and support for people returning to work after time out for caring and having an ambition to increase female...

Written Answers — Treasury: Children: Day Care (9 Sep 2019)

Rishi Sunak: This Government is committed to supporting families across the income distribution with the cost of childcare and we will be spending almost £6 billion in 2019/20 on childcare support – more than ever before. Families on low incomes are able to access a range of childcare support including:15 hours of free childcare per week for disadvantaged two-year olds in England.15 hours of free...

Written Answers — Treasury: Familes: Personal Income (9 Sep 2019)

Rishi Sunak: This Government is committed to supporting families with the cost of childcare and we will be spending almost £6 billion in 2019/20 on childcare support – more than ever before. Families where both parents work more than 16 hours per week at the National Living Wage and earn less than under £100,000 per year are eligible for a range of support including:20% of childcare costs for...

Written Answers — Treasury: Parents: New Businesses (9 Sep 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The Government is committed to supporting entrepreneurs and removing barriers for would-be entrepreneurs. To support this aim, the Government has extended the Start-up Loans Programme until 2021 which will provide up to 10,000 loans to potential entrepreneurs to help them start a business. The parental pay and leave system gives working parents the choice and flexibility they need to...

Written Answers — Treasury: Children: Day Care (9 Sep 2019)

Rishi Sunak: Due to the way Tax-Free Childcare is linked to 30 hours free childcare, a large number of Tax-Free Childcare accounts for 3 and 4 years olds are opened but not used to pay a childcare provider. This happens because a child who has a 30 hours account opened, will automatically have a Tax-Free Childcare account opened as well, if their parents are eligible. The reason for this feature of the...

Written Answers — Treasury: Children: Day Care (9 Sep 2019)

Rishi Sunak: All three and four year olds in England are entitled to the 15 hour universal entitlement to free early education for 38 weeks of the year regardless of the immigration status of the child or their parents. Parents who have the right to live and work in the UK are eligible for an additional 15 hours a week of free childcare for three and four year old children. Parents who are from...

Written Answers — Treasury: Children: Day Care (9 Sep 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The provision of funded childcare hours for pre-school children is devolved and is therefore a matter for a restored Northern Ireland Executive. Parents in Northern Ireland are able to receive support with their childcare costs from UK government support including Universal Credit and Tax-Free Childcare.

Written Answers — Treasury: Public Expenditure (9 Sep 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The 2017 government manifesto committed to continue to use the Barnett formula. The Barnett formula is simple, mechanical and transparent, and has stood the test of time with successive governments committing to its retention.

Written Answers — Treasury: Children: Day Care (9 Sep 2019)

Rishi Sunak: HMRC’s compliance activity for Tax-Free Childcare – which involves targeted risk campaigns plus additional exercises looking at the particulars of randomly selected parents - suggests non-compliance rates, and thus revenue losses to the public purse, continue to remain negligible. Whilst no formal estimates have been as yet been produced of actual losses, all of HMRC’s compliance...

Written Answers — Treasury: Iron and Steel: Government Assistance (9 Sep 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The government is already taking wide-ranging action to support the UK steel industry, including compensation for energy costs, supporting innovation and clean steel production, and working with the industry to introduce steel procurement guidance. The government is monitoring businesses and sectors which may be exposed to short-term difficulties as a result of EU Exit. We are considering...

Written Answers — Treasury: Children: Day Care (9 Sep 2019)

Rishi Sunak: This information is not available since hours of childcare used is not collected as part of the Tax-free Childcare application process.

Written Answers — Treasury: Lone Parents: Social Security Benefits (9 Sep 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The Government is committed to supporting working families with the cost of living. We are committed to rolling out Universal Credit (UC), which is designed to make work pay. Working parents on UC are benefitting from the Budget 2018 work allowance increase, meaning they can keep up to an extra £635 of their income each year. The Government is spending almost £6 billion in 2019-20 on...

Written Answers — Treasury: Children: Day Care (9 Sep 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The proportion of used TFC accounts which are in Northern Ireland remained unchanged between 2017/18 and 2018/19 as the increase in the number of used accounts in Northern Ireland was proportional to the increase in the number of used accounts across the United Kingdom. As shown in Table 5 of the most recent Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) Statistics release...

Written Answers — Treasury: Children: Day Care (9 Sep 2019)

Rishi Sunak: This Government is committed to supporting families and we will be spending almost £6 billion in 2019/20 on childcare support – more than ever before. There is a range of financial support with the cost of childcare available to parents with children over the age of 11, including: Support with 20% of childcare costs for disabled children up to the age of 16 under Tax-Free Childcare....

Written Answers — Treasury: Children: Day Care (9 Sep 2019)

Rishi Sunak: Early education is a devolved matter for a restored Northern Ireland Executive. HMT ministers and officials have had no recent discussions with the Northern Ireland Executive on developing a new childcare offer in Northern Ireland. HMT continues to be willing to provide advice to the Northern Ireland parties and the Northern Ireland Civil Service based on our experience of developing and...

Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury: Brexit (9 Sep 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The Government has had extensive engagement with all local authorities, including Bristol City Council, as they continue to prepare for leaving the European Union on 31st October, with or without a deal. We continue to ensure that councils have the necessary information to prepare effectively, and continue to provide opportunities for specific local issues to be raised and addressed. During...

Written Answers — Treasury: Mineworkers' Pension Scheme (9 Sep 2019)

Rishi Sunak: Receipts from the Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme come into the Consolidated Fund and are then spent on the provision of public services. We therefore cannot track specific receipts to expenditure.

Written Answers — Treasury: Devolution: Finance (9 Sep 2019)

Rishi Sunak: The Statement of Funding Policy is typically updated at each Spending Review, so the eighth edition is due to be published in 2020. At Spending Round 2019, HM Treasury published a Statement of Funding Policy addendum to reflect the creation of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the reclassification of Network Rail spending from AME to DEL since Spending Review 2015.


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