Results 101–120 of 3208 for speaker:Andrew Jones

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Offshore Industry: Scotland (12 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: At the Autumn Budget, the government announced it would introduce a Transferable Tax History for oil & gas companies. This will give investors in UK oil and gas fields certainty that they will be able to get tax relief for decommissioning assets. This should encourage new investment in older oil and gas fields, keeping them producing for longer and supporting employment. This builds on...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (12 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: A Command Paper setting out the UK’s plans to ratify the World Health Organisation Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products will be laid before Parliament once legislation to implement the Protocol has been approved by Parliament. While the UK already has many of the Protocol’s requirements in place, the requirement to license tobacco manufacturing machinery has...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Soft Drinks: Taxation (12 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: Following public consultation in 2016, primary legislation for the Soft Drinks Industry Levy was passed earlier this year as part of the Finance Act 2017. In October 2017 the government launched an 8 week public technical consultation on the secondary regulations, which closed on 8 December 2017. The secondary regulations will be laid early in the New Year, ahead of the levy coming into...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: ICT (12 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: Electronic communications are passed across the internet via internet service providers and the routing of an email between an Hon Member and a Government department is dependent on which system and service an email is sent. Ministers’ Private Offices and correspondence teams routinely handle and respond to emails on behalf of their Ministers.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Pay (12 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: No HM Treasury employees are paid through trusts rather than through PAYE.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Plastics: Fees and Charges (12 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: At the Budget, the Chancellor announced his intention to launch a call for evidence on whether the tax system or charges can be used to reduce the amount of single-use plastic we waste. Once we have analysed the responses to this call for evidence, the government will outline how we intend to proceed.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Employment: Disability (12 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: The Chancellor is extremely proud of our record of helping over 600,000 disabled people into employment over the last four years. At the Treasury Committee, he made a broader point about workforce productivity – where research by the OBR, IFS and others suggest there may be a relationship between overall employment rates across the population and average productivity - whilst being...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Life Sciences: Capital Investment (12 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: At Budget, the Government announced the outcome of the Patient Capital Review, setting out an action plan to unlock £20 billion of new investment to finance growth in innovative firms. The Government will set-up a new £2.5 billion subsidiary of the British Business Bank, expand tax-relief schemes and remove regulatory barriers to encourage long-term investment from pension funds....

Finance (No. 2) Bill (11 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: We have had a very comprehensive debate, as is fitting for a Finance Bill. I thank all Members who have contributed. Some Members mentioned the public sector pay cap. They might not have noticed that it was lifted on 12 September in a statement made by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury. That was confirmed in the Budget on 22 November. Lots of Labour Members commented on the bank levy,...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Military Aircraft (11 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: The cost of overseas official journeys taken by the Chancellor using RAF aircraft and helicopters is published on a quarterly basis. It can be found within the Treasury’s transparency data on ministerial meetings, hospitality, gifts and overseas travel on www.gov.uk. The Treasury makes payments to suppliers, including other government departments, in line with published policies. The...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Brexit (7 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: A significant proportion of the Treasury’s work is in some way related to exiting the European Union and this fluctuates over time as it interacts with Treasury’s other priorities. Many staff will work both on EU Exit and other priorities so it is not possible to accurately estimate the number of Treasury officials who will be engaged on EU Exit work at any one time.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Environment Protection: Taxation (7 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: As announced in Autumn Budget 2017, the government is confident that the Total Carbon Price, currently made up of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme and the Carbon Price Support, is set at the right level and will continue to target a similar carbon price until unabated coal is no longer used.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Environment Protection: Taxation (7 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: The government will target a Total Carbon Price similar to current levels until unabated coal is no longer used in power generation. The Carbon Price Support rates have been legislated for up to April 2020, and indicative rates have been set until April 2021.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Environment Protection: Taxation (7 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: The Total Carbon Price is currently made up of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme price and the Carbon Price Support. Membership of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme after EU Exit is subject to negotiation with the EU.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Environment Protection: Taxation (7 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: For the purpose of the new Control, new low carbon electricity levies are defined as anything beyond our existing low carbon electricity levy contracts and commitments. Existing contracts and commitments include Contracts for Difference, the Renewables Obligation and Feed-in Tariffs, as well as the commitment to up to £557 million for further Contracts for Difference. The government will...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Environment Protection: Taxation (7 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: Treasury officials work closely with BEIS officials on energy policy. In line with the practice of successive administrations, details of departmental discussions are not normally disclosed. This announcement provides visibility about future low carbon electricity levies for consumers and industry, as well as confirmation of up to £557 million for further Contracts for Difference...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Plastics: Waste Disposal (5 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: At the Budget, the Chancellor announced his intention to publish a call for evidence to examine whether the tax system or charges can be used to reduce the amount of single-use plastic we waste. The government will outline how it plans to proceed once we have analysed the responses to this call for evidence.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Biofuels: Excise Duties (5 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: Support for bioethanol is informed by the provisions of the Renewable Energy and Energy Tax Directives. Together these have prompted support through a market based mechanism rather than the tax system. For further information about the government’s approach I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my hon. Friend the member for Hereford and South Herefordshire (Jesse Norman) on 13...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Infrastructure: Leigh (5 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: Addressing productivity across the country is at the heart of the government’s economic plan. Leigh is already benefiting from devolution to Greater Manchester, which has included an additional £30m per year over the next 30 years for local priorities, and a £300m housing investment fund. Greater Manchester has also received over £500m from the Local Growth Fund. We...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Fuels: Northern Ireland (5 Dec 2017)

Andrew Jones: When the government proposed the rural fuel rebate scheme, it set out certain criteria for which areas would qualify, in order to present a robust case to the European Commission for state aid approval. The government has no plans to make changes to the mainland rural fuel rebate scheme, since amendments to the scheme now would require a further state aid approval process with the European...


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