Treasury Ministers regularly discuss a wide range of issues with their officials in HMRC and other Departments.
HMRC currently offers 'time to pay' arrangements to viable businesses facing temporary financial difficulties. These allow outstanding tax to be spread over a period (usually of months) based on what a business can genuinely afford to pay. Interest applies but the rates are competitive compared to commercial lending.
This approach is designed to ensure otherwise viable businesses are not driven into insolvency by HMRC, both supporting business and in turn maximising tax recovery. Similar "time to pay" arrangements apply to individuals who are not classed as "in business".