Social Security Benefits: Russia

Treasury written question – answered on 14th July 2022.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (International Trade)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on whether any benefits payments the Government has made in the last 12 months into a UK bank account have then been transferred into a Russian bank account.

Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (International Trade)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HM Revenue and Customs is taking steps to prevent benefits payments made to a UK bank account from transfer into a Russian bank account.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

HMRC does not have jurisdiction over any onwards transfer of a benefit payment made to a UK bank account into a Russian bank account.

HMRC does not hold information on whether any benefits payments the Government has made in the last 12 months into a UK bank account have then been transferred into a Russian bank account.

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