Economics: Policy

Treasury written question – answered on 8th December 2022.

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Photo of Sarah Olney Sarah Olney Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Treasury)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an estimate of the number of staff who have worked on macroeconomic policy and planning in his Department in each of the last five years.

Photo of Andrew Griffith Andrew Griffith The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

HM Treasury is the government’s economic and finance ministry, maintaining control over public spending, setting the direction of the UK’s economic policy and working to achieve strong and sustainable economic growth.

HMT takes a flexible and dynamic approach to resourcing in order to meet this objective. As a result, there are a number of officials, across groups, working on macroeconomic policy and planning and total numbers of staff fluctuate within and across years.

The number of paid full time equivalent staff in the Treasury was as follows over the past 5 years.


Number of HMT staff employed

March 2022


March 2021


March 2020


March 2019


March 2018


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