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Written Answers — HM Treasury: Children: Day Care (9 Feb 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: The Government’s Childcare offer targets greater levels of support at those on lower incomes, but also offers support to parents with middle and higher incomes, who may also struggle with the cost of childcare. Childcare costs are taken into account when Universal Credit and tax credits are calculated, and these benefits offer more generous support with childcare costs (up to 70%...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Labour Turnover (9 Feb 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: The average turnover of staff over the last 5 financial years within the Defence, Diplomacy and International Spending team was 28.8%. As has been the case with successive administrations, the Treasury workforce model benefits from a significant number of secondments into and out of the department to ensure we utilise and learn from those with skills gained elsewhere. Half of all leavers in...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Ministry of Defence: Public Expenditure (9 Feb 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: The 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review, published 19th October 2010, set out the government of the day’s plans for the Ministry of Defence.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Children: Day Care (8 Feb 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: HMRC estimate that less than 1% of families eligible to receive Tax-Free Childcare will not be able to use online services or access the internet. These parents are able to apply by telephone by contacting the helpline on 0300 1234097. To date around 500 parents have used this facility to access Tax-Free Childcare or 30 hours free childcare. The estimated cost to the Exchequer for Employer...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Self-employed: Parental Leave and Parental Pay (8 Feb 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: The government set out in its response to the Taylor Review of modern employment practices that while it agrees with the principle of equalising benefits for the self-employed it is right to only consider making changes to this area once we have carefully considered this in the wider context of tax, benefits and rights over the longer term. Since 2010, we have taken significant steps to...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits (6 Feb 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: For the majority of customers, the current cut-off date for HMRC accepting new tax credit claims is 31st December 2018. Specifically for those customers with 2+ children or of Pension Credit Qualifying Age, the cut-off date is extended to 31st January 2019. These dates may be subject to change in order to align with DWP’s Universal Credit migration schedule.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Children: Day Care (6 Feb 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: This Childcare Choices website brings together all the government schemes which offer support towards childcare costs. Binary Vision is the external contractor that hosts the site. This website has not experienced any significant technical faults. It is not the Government’s practice to release correspondence between departments and their contactors since it may be commercially sensitive.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Virgin Trains East Coast (6 Feb 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: As confirmed in the Secretary of State for Transport’s Oral Statement on Monday 5th February, his Department is conducting a full appraisal of the options available to the Government to ensure continuity of service. This includes the service being operated by the Department for Transport through an operator of last resort and Stagecoach continuing to operate the service. In either...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Children: Day Care (6 Feb 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: Information on the number of people who have applied for Tax-Free Childcare by constituency is not available at the current time.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Child Care Vouchers: Yorkshire and the Humber (5 Feb 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: I refer the Honourable Member to the answer I gave on 25 January 2017 to the Honourable Member for Hull North (123405).

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Children: Day Care (5 Feb 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: HM Revenue & Customs has published guidance on childcare vouchers which is regularly updated. The guidance can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/childcare-vouch ers.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Compulsory Purchase (5 Feb 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: Ministers and officials from my department have regular discussions with our counterparts in MHCLG to discuss a range of issues, including housing and planning.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Poverty: Children (5 Feb 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: The proportion of people in absolute poverty is at record lows. Since 2010 there are 600,000 fewer people in absolute poverty, including 200,000 fewer children. Work is the most effective way out of poverty and unemployment has not been lower since 1975. From 2008 to 2015, average earnings grew by 12%, whereas most working-age benefits increased by 21%.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments (5 Feb 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: The following table outlines the value of tax credit overpayments written off due to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) official error in each tax year between 2013-14 and 2016-17. Tax Year £ amount written off 2013-14 50.7m 2014-15 57.6m 2015-16 30.8m 2016-17 28m

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments (5 Feb 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: The Limitation Act 1980 does not prevent HMRC recovering tax credits overpayment. We can ask the customer to repay the debt regardless of how old it is. The Act only restricts the time in which HMRC can take court proceedings to recover the debt.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Children: Disability (5 Feb 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: Child Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a benefit for children under the age of 16 who, due to a disability or health condition, have mobility issues and/or require substantially more care, attention & supervision than children their age normally would. If a parent or carer is claiming Child Tax Credits (CTC) and their child is in receipt of DLA or Personal Independence Payments (PIP),...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Children: Day Care (5 Feb 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: This Childcare Choices website brings together all the government schemes which offer support towards childcare costs. The cost of designing, building, and testing the website was £82,670. Annual operating costs for the website were provided in my response to the Hon. Member for Manchester Central on 16 January (122378).

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Children: Day Care (2 Feb 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: The information requested is available at http://obr.uk/efo/economic-fiscal-outlook-november-2017/

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Children: Day Care (2 Feb 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: HMRC and Department for Education commissioned a feasibility study into evaluating the impact of new childcare policies on the childcare market. This is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/499168/Feasibility_study_into_evaluating_the_l abour_and_childcare_market_impacts_of_Tax-Free_Childcare_and _the_Free_Early_Education_Entitlement.pdf ...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Chief Scientific Advisers (1 Feb 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: The Chancellor has yet to meet with the interim Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA), but he and the Chief Secretary both met with the previous GCSA and look forward to meeting with the new GCSA in due course after their appointment.


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