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Written Answers — HM Treasury: Public Expenditure (22 Nov 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: The UK government does not have a breakdown of spending per head for islands around Scotland and the rest of the UK. However, the latest figures for 2016-17 public expenditure per capita in Scotland and the rest of the UK were published in the government’s Country and Regional Analysis in November 2017, and can be found at the link below: ...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Health Services: Shropshire (22 Nov 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: The Autumn Budget 2017 takes steps to put the NHS on a strong and sustainable footing - both now and in the future – with £6.3 billion of additional funding in England. The government will invest £3.5 billion in capital by 2022-23, to ensure patients receive high quality, integrated care and improve efficiency and productivity. The government will also provide an additional...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits: Vale of Clwyd (21 Nov 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: The table below contains estimates of the number of claimants of working tax credits and child tax credits in the Vale of Clwyd. Thousands Year WTC only Claimants CTC only Claimants CTC & WTC Claimants 2016-17* 0.5 2.9 2.3 2015-16 0.7 2.9 2.3 2014-15 0.8 3.1 2.3 2013-14 0.8 3.1 2.3 2012-13 0.8 3.2 2.4 Note: The figures above show claimants of WTC...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Children: Day Care (21 Nov 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: I refer the honourable member to my response to my response to a Parliamentary Question (106916) on 16 October, which gives the number of live Tax-Free Childcare accounts. The table below shows the estimated number of families with a youngest child aged under 7, 8, 9, and 10-11 who will be eligible for Tax-Free Childcare in 2018/19. However, not all of these families will use formal...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Public Sector: Pay (20 Nov 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: The cost of such a pay award would depend on a range of factors including the size and shape of the public sector workforce, what specific measure of inflation is used and over what period, as well as the implementation date for the pay award for each workforce. The paybill for the public sector can be found in the published ONS Blue Book and totalled £179bn in 2016-17:...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Local Government: Pay (20 Nov 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: The cost of such a pay award to local authorities would depend on a range of factors including the scope of the local government workforce, what specific measure of inflation is used and over what period, as well as the implementation date for the pay award. The paybill for various workforces within the local government sector can be found on page 20 of the published Local Government Finance...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Local Government: Employers' Contributions (20 Nov 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: The new State Pension was introduced in April 2016. As a result, the additional State Pension was abolished, and the Class 1 National Insurance contracted out rebate removed from the NICs system. At Budget 2016, the Government assessed the cost to public sector employers of removing the contracted-out rebate as £2740, £2740, £2815, £2885, £2975 million from 2016-17...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Public Sector: Pay (20 Nov 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: In line with 2016 Cabinet Office guidance, departments conduct regular tailored reviews of pay review bodies and their status as non-departmental public bodies. An example of a regular tailored review completed by a department of its pay review body can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/armed-forces-pay- review-body-triennial-review-2014

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Business: Digital Technology (20 Nov 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: We recognise the importance of businesses adopting digital technology as this enhances productivity growth. The CBI estimate that increasing business adoption of key technologies and management practices could be worth over £100bn to UK GVA. At Autumn Statement 2016 we announced £13 million funding to support a private sector-led Productivity Leadership Group. The Group will drive...

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

Elizabeth Truss: Information on personal tax credits, including those entitled to working tax credits, is produced at constituency level and published in Table 3 here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/622524/Child_and_Working_Tax_Credits_statistic s_finalised_annual_awards_-_geographical_analysis_2015_to_20 16.pdf This includes information on tax credit entitlements.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Brexit (20 Nov 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: Whilst HM Treasury has oversight of all policies with spending implications, we do not collate information on all individual costs, including recruitment costs, incurred ahead of EU Exit. Where spend is not novel, contentious or repercussive, and is not above delegated limits, departments have autonomy to incur expenditure without seeking formal HMT clearance.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Children: Day Care (20 Nov 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: On 24 November we will open the childcare service to those parents whose youngest child is under 6. We will gradually open the service to the remaining parents at the beginning of 2018. Our final decisions on roll-out dates for particular age groups will depend on volumes of applications and the performance of the childcare service. This is to ensure parents receive a better experience and...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Concentrix (20 Nov 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will consider offering redress if a customer has incurred a financial loss. As at 15 November 2017, HMRC had paid a total of £18,035 in payments for costs, actual financial loss or reimbursement due to actions taken by Concentrix during the course of its contract. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will consider offering redress if a customer has incurred a...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Students: Loans (16 Nov 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: HM Treasury sets a target Resource and Accounting Budgetary (RAB) Charge to the Department for Education as budgetary measure to help manage the costs of student loan book. The current target RAB charge is 36%, published online here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/557414/Correction_slip_HC_362.pdf

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Agriculture (15 Nov 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: Leaving the EU means, in future, we can take our own decisions about how to support an economy that works for everyone. The government has promised to continue to commit the same cash total in funds for farm support until the end of the parliament. It will work with stakeholders to understand the value of EU funded programmes, including agriculture and to ensure that any ongoing funding...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Apprentices: NHS Trusts (15 Nov 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: Levy information of individual NHS trusts is not available due to HMRC’s duty to maintain taxpayer confidentiality. In 2016, the then Chancellor, in a letter to the Treasury Select Committee, set out an estimate of the impact of the apprenticeship levy on public sector bodies including the NHS Hospital and Community Health Service (which includes NHS Trusts) in England. This was...

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

Elizabeth Truss: At Spring Budget 2017 we gave councils an additional £2 billion to fund adult social care. As a result, local government will be able to increase spending on social care in real terms this year and in each of the next two years of the Parliament.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Living Wage (15 Nov 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: The National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates are the legal minimums that employers must pay their workers. The government welcomes employers opting to pay more than this when they can afford to do so, including the Living Wage Foundation’s voluntary rate. The key thing we can do as a country to increase the average wages of employees, and to ensure more businesses can pay...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Mersey Gateway Bridge: Tolls (15 Nov 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: The administration and imposition of tolls and penalty charge notices are a matter for Halton Borough Council to decide. The powers under which the Mersey Gateway tolling regime was established gives no locus to the Government or HM Treasury to intervene.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Working Tax Credit: Denton and Reddish (13 Nov 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: Information on the amounts paid through working tax credits to people in the Denton and Reddish constituency in each year from 2013 can only be provided at disproportionate cost.


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