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Written Answers — Treasury: Beer: Excise Duties (26 Oct 2021)

Helen Whately: The Treasury committed to reforming Small Brewers Relief (SBR) and our review of SBR is ongoing. A technical consultation was launched in January this year to help inform the Government’s review. The consultation document provides further information on the Government’s assessment of changes and we are currently analysing the responses. The Treasury believe that reducing the starting...

Written Answers — Treasury: Electronic Cigarettes: Excise Duties (26 Oct 2021)

Helen Whately: Vaping products, such as e-cigs, are currently taxed as a consumer product with the VAT rate being 20%. There is no excise duty on vaping products. HMRC does not hold information on VAT revenue from vaping products because businesses are not required to provide figures at a product level on their VAT returns, as this would impose an excessive administrative burden. HMRC estimates tax...

Written Answers — Treasury: Petroleum Revenue Tax (26 Oct 2021)

Helen Whately: HM Revenue and Customs publishes annual and monthly tax receipts statistics, including for Petroleum Revenue Tax, on a cash receipts basis, at GOV.UK at the following link. https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/hmrc-tax-and-nics-r eceipts-for-the-uk.

Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury: Correspondence (25 Oct 2021)

Helen Whately: The Government recognises the importance of responding to members of the public in an effective and timely manner, and the Cabinet Office published an updated Guide to Handling Correspondence for government departments and agencies in July 2021. The guidance reasserts the standards for handling correspondence, including a 20 working day deadline for departments to respond to members of the...

Written Answers — Treasury: Schools: Uniforms (25 Oct 2021)

Helen Whately: Under the current VAT rules, all children’s clothing and footwear designed for young children who are less than 14 years of age, including school uniforms, attract a zero-rate of VAT, meaning that no VAT is charged on the sale of these items. The Department for Education plans to publish statutory guidance in Autumn 2021, which will aim to ensure that parents do not incur additional costs...

Written Answers — Treasury: Business: Finance (25 Oct 2021)

Helen Whately: The Covid-19 pandemic left many businesses in the UK and elsewhere facing sharp revenue falls in the absence of support. Due to the unprecedented support package put in place by HM Government, UK businesses have made it through the pandemic, often with higher levels of cash reserves than they started. And they are rebounding strongly, with recent figures for August showing that hospitality...

Written Answers — Treasury: Roads: Repairs and Maintenance (25 Oct 2021)

Helen Whately: This Government recognises that maintaining local roads is a key priority for local communities and businesses. At the last Spending Review, the Chancellor committed £1.125 billion in 2021/22 for local roads maintenance including the £500 million Potholes Fund committed in the manifesto. This represents a £125 million increase on typical annual funding from Spending Review 2015. ...

Written Answers — Treasury: Government Departments: Environment Protection (25 Oct 2021)

Helen Whately: The Treasury regular monitors its performance against the Greening Government Commitments 2021-25. Chapter 6 of HM Treasury’s Annual Report and Accounts reports on Sustainability. It includes details of how procurement policies and operations continue to be aligned to GGC targets.

Written Answers — Treasury: Spirits: Excise Duties (25 Oct 2021)

Helen Whately: HMRC regularly publishes alcohol fraud prosecution data on the GOV.UK website. The most recent publication (Tackling alcohol smuggling: outputs – April 2016 to April 2019) shows that during the period April 2016 and March 2019 HMRC conducted 33 arrests with 25 convictions for offences relating to alcohol fraud. Figures for the periods since April 2019 will be published in due course.

Written Answers — Treasury: Air Passenger Duty: Northern Ireland (25 Oct 2021)

Helen Whately: The government established a technical working group to explore the operational and legal challenges to changing APD in Northern Ireland at Budget 2018. Members include representatives from industry, experts, and civil servants from both the UK government and Northern Ireland. Since the Technical Working Group was established, the UK Government has published a consultation on aviation tax...

Written Answers — Treasury: Diesel and Petrol: Excise Duties (25 Oct 2021)

Helen Whately: The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) published its fuel duties forecast as part of its Economic and fiscal outlook in March 2021. This set out that fuel duties are estimated to reach £26.0bn in 2021-22. Monthly profiles were subsequently published for 2021-22 and estimate that £12.6bn would be received up to the end of quarter 2 (April-September). An updated annual forecast is...

Written Answers — Treasury: Fossil Fuels: Taxation (25 Oct 2021)

Helen Whately: Forecasts for government revenues from oil and gas production are provided by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR). Their most recent published forecast, provided for Budget 2021 on 3 March, is available on the OBR website at the following link https://obr.uk/efo/economic-and-fiscal-outlook-march-2021/. The OBR will publish an updated forecast on 27 October, alongside Autumn Budget...

Written Answers — Treasury: Spirits: Excise Duties (25 Oct 2021)

Helen Whately: Duty stamps do not raise revenue, they are an anti-fraud measure that have helped secure the alcohol supply chain, making it more difficult for illicit products to infiltrate the market. HMRC’s tax gap estimate indicates that such measures are successfully keeping spirit’s fraud at historically low levels. The Government is keen to support innovation in the alcohol sector. That is why, at...

Written Answers — Treasury: Chronic Illnesses: Government Assistance (25 Oct 2021)

Helen Whately: Throughout the pandemic, the Government has sought to protect people’s health, jobs and livelihoods while also supporting businesses and public services. The Government recognises the concerns that immunocompromised people may have about returning to the workplace. People who are immunocompromised are being offered a third dose of the vaccine, and their adult household contacts are also...

Written Answers — Treasury: Cannabis: Taxation (25 Oct 2021)

Helen Whately: The Government has no current plans to legalise and introduce a tax on cannabis.

Written Answers — Treasury: Gambling: Reviews (25 Oct 2021)

Helen Whately: No assessment has been made. In line with its statutory duties, the independent OBR publish the fiscal impact of any government policy that is introduced as part of the Budget process. DCMS is considering the responses to its call for evidence, along with Gambling Commission proposals, and expect to publish a response document setting out any conclusions and consulting on next steps by the...

Written Answers — Treasury: Apprentices: Taxation (25 Oct 2021)

Helen Whately: Monthly receipts data for the Apprenticeship Levy is published by HM Revenue & Customs in their Tax & NIC Receipts publication which can be found online at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/hmrc-tax-and-nics-r eceipts-for-the-uk

Written Answers — Treasury: Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties (25 Oct 2021)

Helen Whately: The 2020 Budget committed the Government to undertaking a wide-ranging review of alcohol. Last Autumn the Government launched a Call for Evidence for this review. We are now in the process of analysing responses. The Government has acted through its unprecedented coronavirus response to support the hospitality sector, including through furlough, grants and business rates relief. As...

Written Answers — Treasury: Carbon Emissions: Costs (25 Oct 2021)

Helen Whately: HM Treasury has published the Net Zero Review (NZR), which is an analytical report that uses existing data to explore the key issues and trade-offs as the UK decarbonises. This is against a backdrop of uncertainty on technology and costs, as well as changes to the economy over the next thirty years. It focuses on the potential exposure of households and businesses to the transition, and...

Written Answers — Treasury: VAT: Scotland (25 Oct 2021)

Helen Whately: On 11 September 2020, the Government announced the VAT and excise duty treatment of goods purchased by individuals for personal use and carried in their luggage arriving from or going overseas (passengers) following the transition period. The following rules were implemented on 1 January 2021: - Passengers travelling from Great Britain to any destination outside the United Kingdom (UK) can...


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