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Written Answers — Treasury: Energy: Prices (19 Apr 2022)

Simon Clarke: Living with a long-term illness or disability can impact significantly on the cost of living. This is why the government invests heavily in supporting disabled people both in and out of work through the welfare system. The government is committed to help protect customers from price spikes, especially vulnerable customers and is very aware of the difficulties that consumers are experiencing...

Written Answers — Treasury: Public Finance (19 Apr 2022)

Simon Clarke: The Treasury carefully considers the impact of its decisions on those sharing protected characteristics, including at Spring Statement 2022 and Autumn Budget 2021 and other fiscal events, in line with both its legal obligations and with its strong commitment to promoting fairness. Those with protected characteristics are amongst those who are benefitting from the actions taken at the Spring...

Written Answers — Treasury: Departmental Expenditure Limits (19 Apr 2022)

Simon Clarke: At the Spending Review 2021 (SR21), HM Treasury published tables showing departmental Capital (CDEL) budgets, broken down by government department. At the Spring Statement 2022 (SS22), HM Treasury published an updated table of CDEL budgets, also broken down by department. At SR21, the CDEL table was published as table 1.18 of chapter 1. At SS22, the CDEL table was published as table 1.5 of...

Written Answers — Treasury: Coronavirus: Vaccination (19 Apr 2022)

Simon Clarke: The government remains committed to international development and providing support to the world's poorest, and intends to return to spending 0.7% of gross national income on Official Development Assistance (ODA) when the fiscal situation allows. The 2021 Spending Review provides departments with an ODA budget that rises to £12.3 billion in 2024-25, growing by 23% compared to the £10...

Written Answers — Treasury: Public Finance (19 Apr 2022)

Simon Clarke: The Chancellor’s assessment of the cash impact of tax and welfare decisions is shown in Chart 1.C, of “Impact on households: distributional analysis to accompany Spring Statement 2022”, where it is presented alongside the impact of benefits-in-kind from public services. Taking into account spending on public services provides a more complete picture of Government policy, as it is an...

Written Answers — Treasury: International Assistance: Ukraine (6 Apr 2022)

Simon Clarke: Our economic and humanitarian support announced for Ukraine totals over £750 million. This includes a £220 million package of aid, making the UK a leading bilateral humanitarian donor; a £100 million grant to support Ukraine’s energy and security reforms, primarily delivered through World Bank programmes; and a $100 million budgetary support grant, which contributed to a package agreed...

Written Answers — Treasury: Public Finance (6 Apr 2022)

Simon Clarke: At each fiscal event HM Treasury has regularly published distributional analysis of the impact of tax, welfare and spending decisions on households. The aim of the government’s distributional analysis is to present a comprehensive picture of the net effect of tax or welfare changes on household incomes, as well as the impact of public spending decisions, in the round. As each policy...

Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury: Public Opinion (6 Apr 2022)

Simon Clarke: The Treasury does not hold research spend for other Governments Departments. The information requested is not readily available and could be provided only at a disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Treasury: Apprentices: Taxation (6 Apr 2022)

Simon Clarke: As part of the Spring Statement, the Chancellor set out that he considers that a new culture of enterprise is essential to drive growth through higher productivity. Therefore, the government wants to create the conditions for the private sector to invest more, train more and innovate more. As part of this work, the Chancellor committed to examining the tax system, including the operation of...

Written Answers — Treasury: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Public Expenditure (6 Apr 2022)

Simon Clarke: As published at the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 (SR21), the average annual real terms growth for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is 4.4% from 2021-2022 to 2024-25. It is standard practice for the Government to set budgets in cash terms. The FCDO, like other departments, is expected to manage risks of inflation within its budget.

Written Answers — Treasury: Government Departments and Non-departmental Public Bodies: Public Opinion (6 Apr 2022)

Simon Clarke: The Treasury does not hold research spend for other Governments Departments. However, the Government routinely publishes details of all contracts over £10,000 on Contracts Finder. As has been the case under successive administrations, any Government research, polling or analysis would be for official use.

Written Answers — Treasury: Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund: Northern Ireland (6 Apr 2022)

Simon Clarke: Spending Review 2021 allocated £800m for the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund, as part of the UK government’s 10-year £3.8 billion Manifesto commitment to decarbonise the social housing building stock in England. At spending reviews, the Barnett formula is applied to changes in each UK government department’s DEL budget with the Barnett consequentials that arise then added to the...

Written Answers — Treasury: Government Departments: Recruitment (5 Apr 2022)

Simon Clarke: Departmental settlements for 2022-23 were set out at the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021. It is for departments to determine how to manage their headcount within the settlements. At SR21 the government committed to reducing non-frontline civil service headcount to 2019-20 levels by 2024-25 bar justifiable exemptions.

Written Answers — Treasury: Charitable Trusts: Legal Opinion (5 Apr 2022)

Simon Clarke: HM Treasury has not sought any external legal advice on the cy-près doctrine or the operation of cy-près schemes since 2017.

Written Answers — Treasury: Arms Length Bodies and Government Departments: Fraud (5 Apr 2022)

Simon Clarke: HMT and the Government Counter Fraud Function are currently conducting a review into counter fraud capacity in departments and selected ALBs.

Written Answers — Treasury: Government Departments: Fraud (5 Apr 2022)

Simon Clarke: While greater transparency is welcomed, publishing individual fraud and error risks could increase the overall risk of fraud. As such, the government will not publish fraud risks at this level of detail. However, if the GFRA continues, the GCFF will provide access to it across government (including to Finance leads) and update it annually.

Written Answers — Treasury: Government Departments: Civil Servants (1 Apr 2022)

Simon Clarke: Detailed information of staff costs for each departmental group may be found in their respective Annual Reports and Accounts (ARAs). These can be found here: Annual Reports and Accounts for Central Government Departments - GOV.UK ( 2010, 2015, and 2019 data is available but information for 2021-22 will not be available until after the end of the financial year. ARAs are expected...

Written Answers — Treasury: Government Departments: Pay (1 Apr 2022)

Simon Clarke: Total salary bill for the civil service can be approximately calculated using data from Cabinet Office owned national statistics, Civil Service Statistics. Mean earnings data is available, by department, as part of the Civil Service Statistics. These figures represent the mean earnings of all permanent employees on a full-time equivalent basis. They are available by gender and can be found...

Written Answers — Treasury: Cost of Living: Carers (31 Mar 2022)

Simon Clarke: The government understands the pressures that households are facing with the cost of living and is monitoring the situation closely. These are global challenges, but the government is providing support worth over £22 billion in 2022-2023 to help families with these pressures, much of which will help carers on low incomes. This includes providing millions of households with up to £350 to...

Written Answers — Treasury: Food Poverty (31 Mar 2022)

Simon Clarke: The government is providing support to families worth over £22 billion in 2022-23 to help them with the cost of living. This includes:providing the majority of households with £350 to help with rising energy bills;helping people keep more of what they earn by cutting the Universal Credit taper rate and increasing Universal Credit work allowances, meaning that 1.7 million households will on...

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