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Written Answers — Treasury: Regional Planning and Development (11 Jan 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: The government is levelling up opportunity across the UK. HM Treasury is committed to levelling up the economy, by ensuring strong employment and increasing productivity across the regions and nations of the UK. The Spending Review established a set of provisional priority outcomes and metrics across all departments and policy areas which have been published here:...

Written Answers — Treasury: Housing: Construction (26 Jan 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: The Government is committed to ensuring that self- and custom-build provision expands across the country – giving more people a greater say over their homes and communities. At the Spending Review, we announced £2.2 billion of new loan finance to support SME housebuilders. This includes delivering ‘Help to Build’ for custom and self-builders. Custom-builders can also access...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Holiday Accommodation: Non-domestic Rates (28 Oct 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: My Department has been working with Treasury and the Valuation Office Agency to agree details of how and when the new criteria will be implemented. In doing so, we have been taking into account the tourism sector's recovery from Covid-19, varying market conditions across England and consistency with other countries within the Union. We will set out further details shortly in the Government's...

Written Answers — Treasury: Beer: Excise Duties (22 Sep 2020)

Kemi Badenoch: HMRC publishes annual statistics on Small Brewers Relief, this includes the number of people claiming the relief and the historic cost of the relief. Information on the historic number of brewers claiming the relief is not readily available. The latest publication of annual tax relief data for Small Brewers Relief can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/main-tax-expenditur...

Women and Equalities: STEM Subjects (23 Sep 2020)

Kemi Badenoch: Our advanced maths support programme, worth £8 million per year, aims to increase the number of girls studying level 3 maths, which includes core maths. Out of more than 17,000 students participating in the programme’s events last year, 55% of attendees were female. We will be using research such as our behavioural insight studies to inform future work on how to get more girls studying...

Written Answers — Treasury: Beer: Excise Duties (18 Jan 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: The Government has consulted industry and other stakeholders on the possibility of charging different alcohol duty rates in different places as part of its Alcohol Duty Review. As noted in the call for evidence document, while beneficial to recipients, such a differential would add complexity and cost to the existing duty arrangements. The Government is now analysing the feedback received and...

Written Answers — Treasury: Beer: Excise Duties (18 Mar 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: The Government has consulted industry and other stakeholders on the possibility of charging different alcohol duty rates in different places as part of its Alcohol Duty Review. As noted in the call for evidence document, while beneficial to recipients, such a differential would add complexity and cost to the existing duty arrangements. The Government is now analysing the feedback received and...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Gay Conversion Therapy (28 May 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: We have set out in the Queen’s Speech our intention to ban conversion therapy. This government is committed to ensuring people in this country are free to live their lives, judged on the basis of their character and talents alone. Ahead of bringing forward legislative action, we will launch a public consultation. We will also be putting new support in place for victims of conversion therapy.

Written Answers — Treasury: Gift Aid (12 Jul 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: The Government is fully committed to supporting charities through the Gift Aid regime. This relief is tied to the basic rate of tax paid by donors, currently at 20%, so would change if the personal basic tax rate changes. The Government recognises that the sector is experiencing significant pressures and has made available an unprecedented package of economic support, including a £750...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Recreation Spaces: Ministerial Responsibility (21 Oct 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: Parks and green spaces share joint responsibility between the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). DLUHC is responsible for urban parks and green spaces and I am the responsible minister. In DEFRA, the responsible minister for the domestic natural environment, is Rebecca Pow MP and Lord Benyon is...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: British National (Overseas): Hong Kong (15 Nov 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: The Department has received a high volume of applications for the Hong Kong BN(O) Welcome Programme Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise grant schemes, which will fund work to support BN(O)s in a number of innovative ways. We are grateful to all those organisations who have taken the time to apply and we will be in contact with final decisions as soon as possible.

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Gender Based Violence: Armed Forces (6 Dec 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: Equality Ministers regularly discuss issues with counterparts across government. The Ministry of Defence is working to prevent and tackle all forms of unacceptable behaviour, including on the grounds of sex, sexual harassment and bullying. Unacceptable behaviour is not tolerated in the Armed Forces, and anyone failing to meet values and standards will be dealt with robustly, including being...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Local Government Finance (20 Dec 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: Local authorities in England have been provided with over £13 million since the start of the pandemic to tackle the impacts of COVID-19. Of this, over £6 billion is unringfenced in recognition that local authorities are best placed to decide how to meet the major COVID-19 pressures in their local area. We continue to closely monitor the sector's finances as we have done throughout the pandemic.

Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury: Recruitment (13 Jan 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: The number of staff joining the department at the levels requested can be found in the following table: 16/17 17/18 18/19 19/20 20/21* All staff 355 443 451 473 347 Director Fewer than 5 Fewer than 5 Fewer than 5 Fewer than 5 Fewer than 5 Director General Fewer than 5 Fewer than 5 Fewer than 5 Fewer than 5 Fewer than 5 *The data for 20/21 covers the period...

Treasury: UK Steel: Government Infrastructure Projects (27 Apr 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: There are global challenges in the steel industry, with vast overcapacity and supply outstripping demand. However, the Government have supported the steel sector extensively, including providing more than £500 million in recent years to help with the cost of energy. Our unprecedented package of covid support is still available to the sector to protect jobs and ensure that producers have...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Organisations: Political Parties (24 Nov 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: Unincorporated associations making political contributions of more than £25,000 in a calendar year must notify the Electoral Commission and are then subsequently subject to various reporting requirements relating to their own funding. Members’ associations (many of which are unincorporated associations) are separately regulated as regulated donees and must report on donations and loans...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Business Premises: Empty Property (25 Nov 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: The business rates system ensures that the owners of most empty buildings pay 100% of the business rates bill once the property has been unoccupied for three months (or six months for industrial buildings). But we recognise that avoidance and evasion of business rates on empty properties are important concerns for local government so we are undertaking further detailed work and will consult...

Treasury: Manufacturers: Support (15 Sep 2020)

Kemi Badenoch: The manufacturing sector has a key role to play in the Government’s ambitious agenda to build back better, which is why last week I met representatives of the UK’s major manufacturing trade associations to hear their views directly. To support the sector, we continue to provide extensive support for research and development as part of our commitment to increase it, economy-wide, to 2.4%...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Question (13 Jan 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: I have regular engagement with ministerial colleagues across Government on a range of equality and progression issues. Throughout this pandemic, we have sought to protect jobs and incomes by spending billions on strengthening welfare support. Our long-term ambition is to level up across the UK, helping people back into work as quickly as possible based on clear evidence around the importance...

Written Answers — Treasury: Intellectual Property Office: Pay (28 Apr 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: Following a successful pilot, the Intellectual Property Office has been granted approval to agree their annual pay remit through a system called paybill control. They are removed from the Civil Service pay remit guidance process and instead submit their requested paybill control total to HMT each year for approval. The Intellectual Property Office are finalising their pay award for 2020/21...


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