Andrew Jones: Profits subject to Petroleum Revenue Tax (PRT) and any associated allowances are assessed for at an individual oil and gas field level. Companies are assessed every six months for each field in which they have an interest. The number of instances in which companies benefited from oil allowance are shown in the table below for each of the half year periods. A company could be counted more...
Andrew Jones: Since 2010 those living in the Inner and Outer Hebrides, the Northern Isles, the islands in the Clyde and the Isles of Scilly have benefitted from a 5 pence per litre fuel price cut. In 2015 this scheme was extended to benefit those people living across seventeen of mainland UK’s most rural communities. However, the Government recognises that fuel costs remain a significant part of...
Andrew Jones: HM Treasury has a dedicated team working on trade policy, as well as a team focused on international trade in Financial Services. This resource is complemented by officials working on a range of trade related issues across the department, including trade promotion, economic analysis and customs policy.
Andrew Jones: Planning for the UK’s exit from the EU relates to many different policy areas the Treasury works on. The Treasury has therefore not identified a separate figure for expenditure on EU-exit work in 2017-18.
Andrew Jones: HM Revenue and Customs is unable to provide details of the number of UK brewers who have received Small Breweries Relief without undertaking a detailed examination of available records.
Andrew Jones: HMRC do not have the information on the number of beneficiaries of these reliefs.
Andrew Jones: The total marketing spend in 2016/17 was £785,261. This is for invoices paid during the period April 2016 to March 2017. Any spend over £25,000 can be found by following the link below: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/25000-spend
Andrew Jones: The Treasury has two office locations (1Horse Guards Road, London and Norwich). The 2016-17 cost of the administrative functions can be found in the Annual Report and Accounts under operating expenditure, on the Financial Statements, which will be published in due course.
Andrew Jones: Her Majesty’s Treasury permanently established the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) in January 2017. This expert group which offers advice on the UK’s strategic infrastructure needs was originally set up as an interim group in October 2015. The Chancellor’s statement concerning the establishment of the NIC is available on gov.uk ...
Andrew Jones: Climate change agreements cover businesses within 53 energy intensive sectors, ranging from farming to aerospace. HMRC do not have detailed information on the number of businesses benefiting from the renewable sourced electricity exemption.
Andrew Jones: The government intends to publish a consultation as part of the patient capital review shortly. The government will then publish a summary of responses to the consultation in the usual way.
Andrew Jones: We are unable to provide a figure for the actual cost of sickness pay - this information could only be obtained at a disproportionate cost. However, from 1 January to 31 December 2016, 3,289 days were lost to sickness absence by employees in the Treasury. This equates to a figure of 2.6 days average working day lost per employee.
Andrew Jones: The Chancellor has hosted two receptions for journalists in the last year. 200 members of the press were invited to the first reception (a summer reception at HM Treasury), costing £1516, which included security hire, refreshments and snacks. 103 people attended the second (Press Gallery Christmas Reception at No11) which incurred no cost.
Andrew Jones: Information relating to spend on external consultants and advisers for the Department, each of its non-departmental bodies and executive agencies for which the Department is responsible, is published information. Please refer to the Annual Report and Accounts, Note 7, Expenditure on purchases of goods and services, Note 7, Other administration costs and Note 8, Other programme costs for...
Andrew Jones: HM Treasury has over 10 personnel located at two locations in the UK, they are: 1 Horse Guards Road London SW1A 2HQ Rosebery Court St Andrews Business Park Norwich NR7 OHS
Andrew Jones: The Treasury has not awarded grant in aid to the trustees of Dorneywood in the last five years.
Andrew Jones: The government has committed to review the exemption for milk-based products in 2020 based on evidence from Public Health England on the progress the industry has made on reformulating their products.
Andrew Jones: This Government are committed to supporting private investment, which finances about half our infrastructure. We have a trusted and stable regulatory system, and through the UK guarantees scheme we have supported projects worth more than £4 billion. We are also introducing innovative support such as the digital infrastructure investment fund, which will accelerate the roll-out of the...
Andrew Jones: I simply do not recognise what the hon. Gentleman says; investment in our infrastructure is at a record high. We are seeing investment in roads, rail and south-east air capacity—in all modes of transport. The point is how we deliver that investment, and it is a combination of public and private. He is clearly right to champion the requirement for infrastructure in his area and to...
Andrew Jones: I see significant merits in Crossrail 2, just as I see them in northern powerhouse rail and projects right across our country. I will of course take on board my hon. Friend’s point and relay it to the Transport Secretary.