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Written Answers — Treasury: Ordnance Survey: Databases (24 Apr 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: At Autumn Budget 2017, the government committed to work with Ordnance Survey (OS) and the new Geospatial Commission to establish by May 2018 how to open up freely OS’s MasterMap data to UK-based small businesses in particular. This work is underway and we will provide further updates in due course.

Written Answers — Treasury: Children: Day Care (24 Apr 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: The majority of parents apply for Tax-Free Childcare without any issues. For the small number of parents that have a technical problem applying for Tax-Free Childcare the majority of these are caused by: delayed eligibility responses, caused by the application effectively becoming stuck at some point in the IT system; issues with children incorrectly duplicating on the system which is...

Written Answers — Treasury: Children: Day Care (24 Apr 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: The total number of complaints relating to the childcare service received by HMRC each month are set out in the table below. October 17 464 November 17 716 December 17 554 January 18 900 February 18 758 March 18 551

Written Answers — Treasury: Children: Day Care (24 Apr 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: As of 19 April 2018, more than 275,000 parents had opened a Tax–Free Childcare account and over 60,000 parents had used their account to make a payment to a childcare provider.

Written Answers — Treasury: Apprentices: Taxation (23 Apr 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: During 2016/17 academic year, provisional data shows the following apprenticeship starts for Mansfield, the East Midlands and England: Mansfield 1,450 East Midlands 47,180 England 485,500 Annual investment in apprenticeships in England will be £2.45bn in 19/20; double what was spent in 2010-11. Treasury ministers engage with the Secretary of State for Education on a regular...

Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury: Travellers (23 Apr 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: The Race Disparity Audit website displays data where possible using the Census 2011 ethnic categories, which includes Gypsy or Irish Traveller. The Treasury is not one of the departments that has supplied any of this data to the audit but other departments have done so in respect to the public services for which they have responsibilities. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the...

Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury: Travellers (23 Apr 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: The Race Disparity Audit Inter Ministerial Group chaired by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster discusses matters pertaining to the progress of the Race Disparity Audit, including on the collection of ethnicity data.

Written Answers — Treasury: Children: Day Care (23 Apr 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: The table below provides the cost of administering the childcare service each month. These include the operational costs of providing call centre support and ongoing IT service support costs. Month Cost (£) April 17 1,937,763 May 17 2,294,341 June 17 2,469,280 July 17 2,824,802 August 17 3,291,804 September 17 3,822,858 October 17 3,018,888 November 17...

Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury: ICT (23 Apr 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: Treasury systems are subject to regular patching and version updates in line with recommendations from the National Cyber Security Centre. We currently have one system that is more than three years old and work is ongoing to update this.

Written Answers — Treasury: Debts: Sovereignty (20 Apr 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has recently reported that almost 40% of Low Income Countries (LICs) now face significant debt-related challenges, up from 21% in 2013. The Government recognises that rising sovereign debt levels have led to increased debt vulnerabilities in many LICs. Though the Government has not made its own assessment of the effect of high debt levels on the...

Written Answers — Treasury: Public Sector: Pensions (19 Apr 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: On the 21 March my officials wrote to public service scheme representatives about the implications of this judgment. Departments responsible for public service schemes will now take forward any necessary regulatory changes

Written Answers — Treasury: Children: Day Care (19 Apr 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: The majority of parents use the childcare service without any problems. Where parents have missed out on receiving the government top-up for Tax-Free Childcare, HMRC will pay the equivalent of the government top-up directly into their bank account. Information on the criteria and how to claim can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/childcare-service -compensation

Written Answers — Treasury: Supported Housing: Mental Illness (19 Apr 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: The Government has accepted in principle recommendation 10 of The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health. HM Treasury is supporting the Department of Health and Social Care and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government in considering how to take forward this recommendation.

Written Answers — Treasury: Revenue and Customs: North West (18 Apr 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: Around 1900 staff were employed by HMRC in Preston as at 28 March 2018. At this stage HMRC has not agreed the Preston staffing position for January 2019. HMRC will keep staff updated as plans evolve.

Written Answers — Treasury: Children: Day Care (18 Apr 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: The vast majority of parents have been able to apply for and use Tax-Free Childcare without difficulty. Where parents have missed out on the government top-up HMRC pay compensation to reimburse them.

Written Answers — Treasury: Child Care Vouchers (17 Apr 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: I refer the honourable member to the written statement I made on 29 March 2018: https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-ques tions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-03-2 9/HCWS616/

Written Answers — Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits (17 Apr 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: HMRC regularly reviews its processes, simplifying them wherever possible whilst remaining within the relevant legislation. HMRC undertakes activities to support Self Assessment customers who claim Tax Credits to ensure they get their entitlement right, including prompts to ensure they correctly report all necessary information in Self Assessment returns. There are no separate processes...

Written Answers — Treasury: Carillion: Insolvency (17 Apr 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: When Carillion went into liquidation we made sure public services kept running and we did not bail out any private sector contractors. We did not reward failure.

Written Answers — Treasury: NHS: Finance (17 Apr 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: The Government provided £6.3 billion of new funding to the NHS at the Budget – and has since made available an additional £4 billion for a new pay deal for 1.2 million NHS staff, including nurses.

Written Answers — Treasury: Infrastructure: Environmental Protection (16 Apr 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has been established to provide impartial, expert advice, and make independent recommendations to the government on economic infrastructure. The NIC will deliver the first-ever National Infrastructure Assessment in the summer, taking a strategic view on the UK’s long-term infrastructure needs and how to meet them. Supporting sustainable...


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