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Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tobacco: Excise Duties (21 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: No assessment has been made of the impact of the illicit tobacco market on business sectors such as convenience stores. The tax gap for tobacco was £2.5 billion in 2016-17. Of this tobacco duty was £1.9 billion and associated VAT was £0.6 billion. The details are published on GOV.UK (‘Tobacco tax gap estimates 2016-17’):...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tobacco: Excise Duties (21 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: The Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR) and Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) regularly review the performance of forecast receipts and the findings are published in the OBR’s Forecast evaluation reports. The most recent Forecast evaluation report, published in October 2017, evaluates Tobacco Duty forecasts announced in the 2015 and 2016 Spring Budgets. This can be seen...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Office for Budget Responsibility: Labour Turnover (21 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: The number of starters and leavers for the last two years can be found in the following table: 2015/16 2016/17 Starters 9 12 Leavers 10 5 Note: In 2016-17, following the Treasury’s review of the OBR and the then Chancellor’s acceptance of its recommendations, the Office’s responsibilities and staff numbers were expanded

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tobacco: Excise Duties (21 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: Estimates of the value and volume of product in the illicit tobacco market for the last five years, up to 2016-17 are published below: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tobacco-tax-gap-est imates

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Spirits: Excise Duties (20 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: The elasticities used to model changes in revenue in the UK spirits market were last updated in December 2014. Full details of the elasticities and the methodology used to calculate them are included in the published working paper, which is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/estimation-of-pri ce-elasticities-of-demand-for-alcohol-in-the-uk The Office for Budget...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Working Conditions (20 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: The Civil Service has set out five priorities for the physical and mental health and wellbeing of its employees. The Civil Service has committed to being a leading employer on mental health support, in line with in the recently published independent review Thriving At Work. In HM Treasury we are taking the following steps: Physical Wellbeing Employees are encouraged to take their...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Gambling: Excise Duties (20 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: Total receipts from Betting and Gaming duties are published here: https://www.uktradeinfo.com/Statistics/Pages/TaxAndDutybulle tins.aspx A breakdown of revenue for General Betting Duty, Machine Games Duty and Remote Gaming Duty is included in this publication.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tobacco: EU Action (20 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: The government has been working on the draft implementing legislation for Articles 15 and 16 of the EU Tobacco Products Directive with the Commission and other Member States. We are aware of concerns raised by businesses affected and have been working to try to ensure that the system adopted is effective, efficient and proportionate in tackling the trade in illicit tobacco products which puts...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties (20 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: The government keeps all taxes under review at fiscal events, and we will consider this issue carefully as part of the Autumn Budget process.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Sparkling Wines: Excise Duties (20 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: The government keeps all taxes under review. Any changes to wine duty rates would need to take account of a wide range of factors, including the Exchequer impact, the impact on businesses, public health and the distributional impact of reform.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties (20 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: Tax Impact and Information Notes (TIINS) are published alongside new tax measures and represent the estimated impact of a measure at that time. TIINs published for previous measures are not retrospectively edited. The government keeps all taxes under review at fiscal events, and we will consider this issue carefully as part of the Autumn Budget process.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Diesel Vehicles: Taxation (17 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: The government is committed to taking action to improve air quality and making sure our towns and cities are clean, healthy places to live. Ministers meet regularly with relevant stakeholders to discuss transport and environmental issues, including air quality, and continued to do so over the summer. We continue to consider a range of tax and spending measures that might be needed to...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Landfill Tax: Tax Yields (17 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: HMRC does not hold information on Landfill Tax (LFT) receipts by region, but total receipts from LFT are published here: https://www.uktradeinfo.com/Statistics/Pages/TaxAndDutybulle tins.aspx The ONS have published experimental statistics on estimates of LFT receipts by region, which can be accessed here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/governmentpublicsectorandtaxe...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Official Hospitality (17 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: With reference to the aforementioned publication, for meetings where a firm offered hospitality, representatives or employees of the firm were present. As these events were hosted by external organisations, HM Treasury does not hold the full guest list for all events, and therefore cannot confirm whether contractors and lobbyists of those firms were present at each meeting.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tobacco: North Wales (17 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: HM Revenue & Customs does not record centrally detailed information regarding enforcement actions for the sale of illegal tobacco products. HM Revenue & Customs management information systems within the Fraud Investigation Service do not capture the data sought in a way which is readily available. Collation of any of this information would incur a disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Telephone Services (15 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: Public telephone lines used by the Department do not incur higher rate charges. There were no associated funds for calls received from the public telephone lines by the Department over the last 12 months.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands (15 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: HMRC does not routinely evaluate the effects of specific policies on tax receipts. The estimated cost of reducing the additional rate of income tax to 45 per cent is available on the government website, Budget 2013, page 66, table 2.2: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/budget-2013-docum ents HMRC published a detailed evaluation of the impact of the 50 per cent tax rate on the...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Local Growth Deals: Scottish Borders (15 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: The UK Government has invested almost £1 billion in City Deals in Scotland to date in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness and Edinburgh. We will continue to work with the Scottish Government and local authorities to identify deals that support the economy of Scotland and the UK as whole.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Spirits: Excise Duties (15 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: Information about alcohol duty rates by EU countries can be found in the “EXCISE DUTY TABLES (Alcoholic beverages).” document published online at: https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/sites/taxation/files/r esources/documents/taxation/excise_duties/alcoholic_beverage s/rates/excise_duties-part_i_alcohol_en.pdf

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Administration of Estates (15 Nov 2017)

Andrew Jones: It is not possible to identify the number of properties that have become subject to escheat over the last five years, as The Crown Estate is reliant upon third parties notifying it of the events which may lead to escheat. However, I can provide the below information on the number of properties notified to The Crown Estate as escheat and the number of properties sold in the given years. The...


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