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Written Answers — Treasury: Air Passenger Duty (29 Oct 2021)

Helen Whately: Air Passenger Duty (APD) is levied on flights departing from UK airports. Therefore, return flights within the UK pay UK APD on both legs of a return journey, unlike return flights between the UK and the Crown Dependencies. At Budget, the Government announced that, from April 2023, it would introduce a new reduced domestic band of APD, covering flights between England, Scotland, Wales and...

Written Answers — Treasury: Heating: Housing (29 Oct 2021)

Helen Whately: The Heat and Buildings Strategy sets out the steps the Government is taking to make the transition to low carbon buildings affordable and achievable for all, including by committing £3.9 billion to ensure buildings are warmer and cheaper to heat, while supporting jobs across the country. Households will benefit from £5,000 government grants through the £450 million Boiler Upgrade Scheme...

Written Answers — Treasury: Whisky: Excise Duties (29 Oct 2021)

Helen Whately: As announced at Autumn Budget 2021, the duty rates on beer, cider, wine and spirits will be frozen for another year, saving consumers £3 billion over the next five years and supporting the hospitality industry and its suppliers as they recover from the pandemic. Due to the continued freeze on alcohol duty, Scotch whisky is also facing the lowest real-terms tax rate since 1918.

Written Answers — Treasury: Beer: Scotland (28 Oct 2021)

Helen Whately: The Treasury has acted through its unprecedented coronavirus response to support small breweries, including through furlough, grants and allowing breweries to remain open throughout the Covid-19 lockdown. The Treasury committed to reform Small Brewers Relief (SBR) to ensure it continued to support growth. Our review is ongoing, and we will publish our response to our technical consultation...

Written Answers — Treasury: Climate Change: Economic Situation (28 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: Taxation: Fracking (28 Oct 2021)

Helen Whately: Our domestic oil and gas industry produces the equivalent of around half of the UK’s primary energy needs and will continue to play an important role as we transition to a net zero economy. The industry has paid around £375bn in production taxes to date and supports thousands of jobs across the UK, directly and in the industry’s supply chains. The Government places additional taxes on...

Income Tax (Charge) (27 Oct 2021)

Mike Wood: ...significant of all was the announcement by the Chancellor of the new reduced rate for draft beer and cider. The Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, the hon. Member for Faversham and Mid Kent (Helen Whately), is smiling; she may be aware that I have been arguing this case for some time. I think the issue was in the speech that I made four and a half years ago when I first became chair of...

Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury: Heating (27 Oct 2021)

Helen Whately: The Government Property Agency (GPA) acts as a landlord to government department clients, including HM Treasury for its three offices. The Treasury does not hold information on the heating systems used by its agencies. This information will be sought by the Department and deposited in the Libraries of the he House.

Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury: Staff (27 Oct 2021)

Helen Whately: The Treasury does not hold the information requested. As part of the Government Estate Strategy, the Treasury has agreed a commitment, along with all departments and their executive agencies, to implement smarter working by 2022. As part of the department’s work with the Government Property Agency on this important public sector initiative, the Treasury will consider lessons learned from...

Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury: Staff (27 Oct 2021)

Helen Whately: There will be at least 750 roles based at the Darlington economic campus, with the Treasury expecting to provide up to 300 of these. The Treasury’s workforce in Darlington will be made up of existing staff who voluntarily relocate from London in their existing roles and people who are recruited directly to the campus. The expression of interest process remains open for existing Treasury...

Judicial Review and Courts Bill (26 Oct 2021)

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Written Answers — Treasury: Public Houses: Fiscal Policy (26 Oct 2021)

Helen Whately: The Government keeps all taxes under review, and changes are announced in the usual way at budgets and fiscal events.

Written Answers — Treasury: Members: Correspondence (26 Oct 2021)

Helen Whately: I responded to the Honourable Member’s correspondence on 25 Oct 2021.

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. ...


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