HM 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.


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Secretary of State

Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Ministers of State
Rt Hon Stephen Barclay MP
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP
Paymaster General
Jesse Norman MP
Financial Secretary (HM Treasury)
John Glen MP
Minister of State (Treasury) (City)
Lord Agnew of Oulton
Minister of State (HM Treasury)
Parliamentary Under-Secretaries of State
Mrs Kemi Badenoch MP
Exchequer Secretary (HM Treasury)
John Glen MP
Economic Secretary (HM Treasury)
Shadow Ministers
Shadow Secretaries
Sir Edward Davey (Liberal Democrat)
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Treasury)
Baroness Kramer (Liberal Democrat)
Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Treasury and Economy)
Anneliese Dodds (Labour (Co-op))
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party)
Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Treasury)
Lord Davidson of Glen Clova (Labour)
Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury)
Sammy Wilson (Democratic Unionist Party)
Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Treasury)
Lord Tunnicliffe (Labour)
Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury)
Ben Lake (Plaid Cymru)
Shadow PC Spokesperson (Treasury)
Shadow Ministers
Stephen Flynn (Scottish National Party)
Shadow SNP Deputy Spokesperson (Treasury - Financial Secretary)
Peter Grant (Scottish National Party)
Shadow SNP Deputy Spokesperson (Treasury - Chief Secretary)
Bridget Phillipson (Labour)
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury
Dan Carden (Labour)
Shadow Financial Secretary (Treasury)
Other
Pat McFadden (Labour)
Shadow Economic Secretary (Treasury)
Wes Streeting (Labour)
Shadow Exchequer Secretary (Treasury)

Latest News (from Department Twitter Feed)

4 Aug 2020, 11:15 a.m.
🍽️ By midnight on 2 August, over 73k businesses have registered to our #EatOutToHelpOut scheme. See if your local has registered using our Restaurant Finder tool: https://t.co/voUlW9OvDC https://t.co/MP5yD4Z0yE - Link
4 Aug 2020, 9:32 a.m.
Our economic support schemes continue to deliver for people & businesses up and down the country. The latest figures can be found here: https://t.co/6T4msl736l https://t.co/ZfivX3OV2W - Link
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HM Treasury Commons Appearances

Oral Answers to Questions is a regularly scheduled appearance where the Secretary of State and junior minister will answer at the Dispatch Box questions from backbench MPs

Other Commons Chamber appearances can be:
  • Urgent Questions where the Speaker has selected a question to which a Minister must reply that day
  • Adjornment Debates a 30 minute debate attended by a Minister that concludes the day in Parliament.
  • Oral Statements informing the Commons of a significant development, where backbench MP's can then question the Minister making the statement.

Westminster Hall debates are performed in response to backbench MPs or e-petitions asking for a Minister to address a detailed issue

Written Statements are made when a current event is not sufficiently significant to require an Oral Statement, but the House is required to be informed.

Most Recent Commons Appearances by Category
Date Type Title
Jul. 07 Oral Questions Oral Answers to Questions
Jun. 16 Urgent Questions Economic Outlook and Furlough Scheme Changes
Mar. 18 Westminster Hall Bank Branch Closures
Mar. 18 Adjournment Debate Future of Farming: Somerset
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HM Treasury - Bills and Acts in the Current Session

Title Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2020 Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 16 March, 2020 2 Apr 2020, 5:46 p.m.
A Bill to authorise the use of resources for the years ending with 31 March 2020 and 31 March 2021; to authorise the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund for those years; and to appropriate the supply authorised by this Act for the year ending with 31 March 2020.
Finance Act 2020 Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 22 July, 2020 28 Jul 2020, 12:22 p.m.
A Bill to grant certain duties, to alter other duties, and to amend the law relating to the national debt and the public revenue, and to make further provision in connection with finance.
Contingencies Fund Act 2020 Committee negatived (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 25 March, 2020 26 Mar 2020, 9:43 a.m.
A Bill to make provision increasing the maximum capital of the Contingencies Fund for a temporary period.
Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Act 2020 Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 22 July, 2020 27 Jul 2020, 11:56 a.m.
Stamp Duty Land Tax (Temporary Relief) Act 2020 Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 22 July, 2020 27 Jul 2020, 11:57 a.m.
A Bill to make provision to reduce for a temporary period the amount of stamp duty land tax chargeable on the acquisition of residential property.

HM Treasury - Draft Secondary Legislation

Dates Department Title
Published
14 Oct 2019, 4:09 p.m.
HM Treasury The Public Bodies (Abolition of Public Works Loan Commissioners) Order 2019
This Order abolishes the office of the Public Works Loan Commissioners (the “Commissioners”) who together were known as the Public Works Loans Board.

HM Treasury - Laid Secondary Legislation

Dates Department Title Type
Laid
22 Jul 2020
In Force
1 Oct 2020
HM Treasury Friendly Societies Act 1992 (Accounts) (Amendment) Order 2020
Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation
Made negative procedure
This Order amends Part 6 of the Friendly Societies Act 1992 (“the 1992 Act”) which deals with the accounts of friendly societies.
Laid
21 Jul 2020
In Force
Not stated
HM Treasury Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020
Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation
Draft affirmative procedure
Explanatory text not available
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Petitions addressed by HM Treasury

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
149,138
Petition Closed

Pay Up Now! – Scrap the pay cap and give public servants a meaningful pay rise

Gov Responded - 9 Oct 2017 Debated on - 4 Dec 2017
12 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 4 months ago

Every single person who works in public services needs and deserve a pay rise. It’s time for the pay cap to be scrapped, for the government to provide additional funding for public sector pay and for employers to put public sector workers pay up now.

119,587
Petition Closed

Keep Childcare Vouchers open beyond April 2018

Gov Responded - 12 Oct 2017 Debated on - 15 Jan 2018
18 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 4 months ago

Hundreds of thousands of parents will lose out under the new tax-free childcare. The voucher schemes should be kept open alongside tax-free childcare to give parents a genuine choice for the support that best suits their family.

26,002
c. 188 added daily
38,180
(Estimated)

Extend grants immediately to small businesses outside of SBRR

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 29 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020
8 Oct 2020
closes in 2 months

The cash grants proposed by Government are only for businesses in receipt of the Small Business Rates Relief or Rural Relief, or for particular sectors. Many small businesses fall outside these reliefs desperately need cash grants and support now.

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HM Treasury Select Committee

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Select Committees are a formally established cross-party group of backbench MPs tasked with holding a Government department to account.

At any time there will be number of ongoing investigations into the work of the Department, or issues which fall within the oversight of the Department. Witnesses can be summoned from within the Government and outside to assist in these inquiries, and the Select Committee will occasionally publish formal reports of their findings.


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HM Treasury Written Questions

Written Questions are submitted by Members of Parliament and the House of Lords to receive information or updates from a Department.

Departments are required to respond in a timely fashion and provide a response or requested information. Written Questions can compel detailed and specific information to be produced, and are frequently used as the source of news stories about the work of a Department.

Latest Written Question
Date Title Questioner
30 Jul 2020, 1:14 p.m. Revenue and Customs: Staff Lord Wills

Question

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement on COVID-19 by the Prime Minister on 17 July, what plans they have for the return of staff of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs to work in offices.

Answer (Lord Agnew of Oulton)

HMRC follow Government guidelines on social distancing and safe workplaces. HMRC’s current estate capacity is therefore reduced. Use of that space is prioritised for the delivery of services that cannot be completed effectively at home, or for staff who are unable to work at home for personal reasons.

About 5,000 colleagues have been working in HMRC offices throughout the COVID-19 response. Within the limited capacity available, HMRC expect to increase the number of colleagues safely using their offices from August in order to deliver their full range of tax and customs functions and support a returning economy.

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