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Select Committee Docs

Date Type Title
Feb. 09 2021 Correspondence Letter to Chair from Rt Hon Dame Elizabeth Gloster regarding independent investigation into FCA's regulation of London Capital and Finance plc, dated 8 February 2021
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Jan. 14 2021 WrittenEvidence Mr Peter James Rhys Morgan (Macroeconomist at PJR Morgan)
TAC0110 - Tax after coronavirus
Inquiry: Tax after coronavirus
Inquiry Status: Open
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Jan. 14 2021 Correspondence Letter from the Chancellor relating to additional business grant funding, dated 6 January 2021
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Jan. 14 2021 WrittenEvidence Anchor Hanover
TAC0121 - Tax after coronavirus
Inquiry: Tax after coronavirus
Inquiry Status: Open
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Jan. 14 2021 WrittenEvidence Mr Ian Richard Hollidge (Retired at memebr of Conservative Pary,)
TAC0120 - Tax after coronavirus
Inquiry: Tax after coronavirus
Inquiry Status: Open
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Jan. 15 2021 Correspondence Supreme Court Judgment on Business Interruption Insurance
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Jan. 19 2021 WrittenEvidence UK Finance
ECC0068 - Economic crime
Inquiry: Economic crime
Inquiry Status: Open
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Jan. 19 2021 WrittenEvidence Richard Sarginson
ECC0075 - Economic crime
Inquiry: Economic crime
Inquiry Status: Open
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Jan. 19 2021 WrittenEvidence Pay.UK
ECC0033 - Economic crime
Inquiry: Economic crime
Inquiry Status: Open
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Jan. 19 2021 WrittenEvidence JTI
ECC0053 - Economic crime
Inquiry: Economic crime
Inquiry Status: Open
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Jan. 19 2021 WrittenEvidence TSB
ECC0052 - Economic crime
Inquiry: Economic crime
Inquiry Status: Open
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Jan. 19 2021 WrittenEvidence Transparency International UK
ECC0051 - Economic crime
Inquiry: Economic crime
Inquiry Status: Open
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Feb. 02 2021 WrittenEvidence Adam Smith Institute
EIC0927 - Economic impact of coronavirus
Inquiry: Economic impact of coronavirus
Inquiry Status: Open
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Feb. 02 2021 WrittenEvidence Pact
EIC0926 - Economic impact of coronavirus
Inquiry: Economic impact of coronavirus
Inquiry Status: Open
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Feb. 02 2021 WrittenEvidence Chartered Institute of Taxation
EIC0925 - Economic impact of coronavirus
Inquiry: Economic impact of coronavirus
Inquiry Status: Open
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Feb. 02 2021 WrittenEvidence Dr Jane Parry (Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and HRM at University of Southampton), Professor Stephen Bevan (Head of HR research development at Institute of Employment Studies), and Dr Zoe Young (Director at Half the Sky)
EIC0924 - Economic impact of coronavirus
Inquiry: Economic impact of coronavirus
Inquiry Status: Open
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Feb. 02 2021 WrittenEvidence The Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society
EIC0936 - Economic impact of coronavirus
Inquiry: Economic impact of coronavirus
Inquiry Status: Open
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Feb. 02 2021 WrittenEvidence Phoenix Medical Supplies Ltd
EIC0935 - Economic impact of coronavirus
Inquiry: Economic impact of coronavirus
Inquiry Status: Open
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Feb. 03 2021 WrittenEvidence BIRA (British Independent Retail Association)
EIC0960 - Economic impact of coronavirus
Inquiry: Economic impact of coronavirus
Inquiry Status: Open
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Feb. 03 2021 WrittenEvidence COVID-19 Review Observatory, Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham
EIC0958 - Economic impact of coronavirus
Inquiry: Economic impact of coronavirus
Inquiry Status: Open
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Jan. 29 2021 Correspondence Correspondence from Chief ombudsman & chief executive, FOS, dated 10 Dec. 2020
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Jan. 29 2021 Correspondence Correspondence with Chief Ombudsman and Chief Executive Financial Ombudsman Service, dated 4 Jan.
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Jan. 29 2021 Correspondence Correspondence form Chief ombudsman & chief executive, FOS, dated 22 Jan.
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Jan. 29 2021 Correspondence Correspondence with Chief Ombudsman and Chief Executive, FOS, dated 20 Nov. 2020
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Jan. 07 2021 Correspondence Letter from Economic Secretary relating to National Risk Assessment, dated 17 December 2020
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Jan. 07 2021 Correspondence Letter from Chancellor relating to procurement during coronavirus, dated 28 December 2020
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Jan. 07 2021 Correspondence Letter from Permanent Secretary, HMT, relating to the work of HMT, dated 22 December 2020
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Jan. 07 2021 Correspondence Letter from Permanent Secretary, HMRC, relating to the HMRC Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20, dated 21 December 2020
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Jan. 27 2021 Scrutiny evidence Questionnaire, John Taylor, external member, Prudential Regulation Committee
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Jan. 27 2021 Scrutiny evidence CV, John Taylor, external member, Prudential Regulation Committee
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Jan. 27 2021 Scrutiny evidence Questionnaire, Antony Jenkins, external member, Prudential Regulation Committee
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Jan. 27 2021 Scrutiny evidence CV, Antony Jenkins, external member, Prudential Regulation Committee
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Jan. 22 2021 Correspondence Response from Ian Ackerley, Chief Executive, National Savings and Investments (NS&I)
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Feb. 11 2021 Correspondence Letter from FCA Chief Executive relating to Friday’s Supreme Court ruling on business interruption insurance, dated 15 January 2021
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Feb. 11 2021 Correspondence Letter from Chair, Financial Conduct Authority, relating to publication of the Woolard Review into change and innovation in the unsecured credit market, dated 2 February 2021
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Feb. 11 2021 Correspondence Letter from Chief Executive and Permanent Secretary, HMRC, relating to HMRC’s working arrangements, dated 2 February 2021
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Feb. 11 2021 Correspondence Correspondence to Chair from Barney Reynolds, Partner, Global Head of the Financial Services Industry Group, Shearman & Sterlin, regarding how the Treasury Select Committee might operate under a reordered UK regulatory regime, dated 18 January 2021
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)
Feb. 11 2021 Correspondence Letter from Caroline Wayman, Chief Executive and Chief Ombudsman at the Financial Ombudsman Service, dated 22 January 2021
Committee: Treasury Committee (Department: HM Treasury)

Dept. Publications

News and Communications

Date Department Title Type
Jan. 18 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Billions of pounds of support helps businesses up and down the country
Document: Billions of pounds of support helps businesses up and down the country (webpage)
News and Communications
Feb. 02 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Buy-now-pay-later products to be regulated
Document: Buy-now-pay-later products to be regulated (webpage)
News and Communications
Feb. 08 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Chancellor eases burden on more than a million businesses through Pay as You Grow flexible repayment options
Document: Chancellor eases burden on more than a million businesses through Pay as You Grow flexible repayment options (webpage)
News and Communications
Feb. 12 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Chancellor prioritises climate change and urged support for vulnerable countries in first UK G7 Finance Meeting
Document: Chancellor prioritises climate change and urged support for vulnerable countries in first UK G7 Finance Meeting (webpage)
News and Communications
Jan. 27 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Chancellor's call with US Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen
Document: Chancellor's call with US Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen (webpage)
News and Communications
Feb. 15 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Further £1.1 billion boost for Scotland's response to COVID-19
Document: Statement of Funding Policy (PDF)
News and Communications
Feb. 15 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Further £1.1 billion boost for Scotland's response to COVID-19
Document: here (PDF)
News and Communications
Feb. 15 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Further £1.1 billion boost for Scotland's response to COVID-19
Document: Further £1.1 billion boost for Scotland's response to COVID-19 (webpage)
News and Communications
Jan. 15 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Government safeguards vital ferry services
Document: Government safeguards vital ferry services (webpage)
News and Communications
Feb. 02 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Nature is a blind spot in economics that we ignore at our peril, says Dasgupta Review
Document: Nature is a blind spot in economics that we ignore at our peril, says Dasgupta Review (webpage)
News and Communications
Jan. 05 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: £4.6 billion in new lockdown grants to support businesses and protect jobs
Document: £4.6 billion in new lockdown grants to support businesses and protect jobs (webpage)
News and Communications
Feb. 02 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Almost 20,000 jobs protected by Film & TV Production Restart Scheme
Document: PACT (for high-end TV) (webpage)
News and Communications
Feb. 02 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Government announces intention to regulate Buy-Now-Pay-Later
Document: Government announces intention to regulate Buy-Now-Pay-Later (PDF)
News and Communications
Feb. 02 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Government announces intention to regulate Buy-Now-Pay-Later
Document: Government announces intention to regulate Buy-Now-Pay-Later (PDF)
News and Communications
Feb. 02 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Government announces intention to regulate Buy-Now-Pay-Later
Document: Government announces intention to regulate Buy-Now-Pay-Later (webpage)
News and Communications
Jan. 15 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: CST response to Scottish Government request for additional funding
Document: CST response to Scottish Government request for additional funding (PDF)
News and Communications
Jan. 15 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: CST response to Scottish Government request for additional funding
Document: CST response to Scottish Government request for additional funding (webpage)
News and Communications
Jan. 12 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: DAO 01/21 Control Totals 2020-21
Document: DAO 01/21 Control Totals 2020-21 (PDF)
News and Communications
Jan. 12 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: DAO 01/21 Control Totals 2020-21
Document: DAO 01/21 Control Totals 2020-21 (webpage)
News and Communications
Jan. 11 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Economic Update speech
Document: Economic Update speech (webpage)
News and Communications

Policy and Engagement

Date Department Title Type
Feb. 11 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Increasing the normal minimum pension age: consultation on implementation
Document: Increasing the normal minimum pension age: consultation on implementation (PDF)
Policy and Engagement
Feb. 11 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Increasing the normal minimum pension age: consultation on implementation
Document: Increasing the normal minimum pension age: consultation on implementation (webpage)
Policy and Engagement
Jan. 07 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Small Brewers Relief (SBR): technical consultation
Document: Small Brewers Relief (SBR): technical consultation (PDF)
Policy and Engagement
Jan. 07 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Small Brewers Relief (SBR): technical consultation
Document: Small Brewers Relief (SBR): technical consultation (webpage)
Policy and Engagement
Jan. 07 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: UK regulatory approach to cryptoassets and stablecoins: consultation and call for evidence
Document: UK regulatory approach to cryptoassets and stablecoins: consultation and call for evidence (PDF)
Policy and Engagement
Jan. 07 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: UK regulatory approach to cryptoassets and stablecoins: consultation and call for evidence
Document: UK regulatory approach to cryptoassets and stablecoins: consultation and call for evidence (webpage)
Policy and Engagement
Jan. 21 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: HMT Economic Evidence to Review Bodies 2020
Document: HMT Economic Evidence to Review Bodies 2020 (PDF)
Policy and Engagement
Jan. 21 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: HMT Economic Evidence to Review Bodies 2020
Document: HMT Economic Evidence to Review Bodies 2020 (webpage)
Policy and Engagement
Feb. 04 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Implementation of the Investment Firms Prudential Regime and Basel 3 standards consultation
Document: Implementation of the Investment Firms Prudential Regime and Basel 3 standards consultation (PDF)
Policy and Engagement
Feb. 04 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Implementation of the Investment Firms Prudential Regime and Basel 3 standards consultation
Document: Implementation of the Investment Firms Prudential Regime and Basel 3 standards consultation (webpage)
Policy and Engagement
Feb. 01 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Treasury minutes – February 2021
Document: Treasury minutes – February 2021 (PDF)
Policy and Engagement
Feb. 01 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Treasury minutes – February 2021
Document: Treasury minutes – February 2021 (PDF)
Policy and Engagement
Feb. 01 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Treasury minutes – February 2021
Document: Treasury minutes – February 2021 (webpage)
Policy and Engagement

Open consultation

Date Department Title Type
Feb. 15 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Supporting the wind-down of critical benchmarks
Document: Supporting the wind-down of critical benchmarks (PDF)
Open consultation
Feb. 15 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Supporting the wind-down of critical benchmarks
Document: Supporting the wind-down of critical benchmarks (webpage)
Open consultation

Guidance and Regulation

Date Department Title Type
Jan. 04 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Financial sanctions, Misappropriation of state funds
Document: Financial sanctions, Misappropriation of state funds (PDF)
Guidance and Regulation
Jan. 04 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Financial sanctions, Misappropriation of state funds
Document: Financial sanctions, Misappropriation of state funds (webpage)
Guidance and Regulation
Jan. 04 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Financial sanctions, Unauthorised Drilling Activities
Document: Financial sanctions, Unauthorised Drilling Activities (PDF)
Guidance and Regulation
Jan. 04 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Financial sanctions, Unauthorised Drilling Activities
Document: Financial sanctions, Unauthorised Drilling Activities (webpage)
Guidance and Regulation
Feb. 04 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Voluntary payments / donations to government
Document: Voluntary payments / donations to government (webpage)
Guidance and Regulation
Feb. 03 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Green Finance: UK joins the International Platform on Sustainable Finance (IPSF)
Document: Green Finance: UK joins the International Platform on Sustainable Finance (IPSF) (PDF)
Guidance and Regulation
Feb. 03 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Green Finance: UK joins the International Platform on Sustainable Finance (IPSF)
Document: Green Finance: UK joins the International Platform on Sustainable Finance (IPSF) (webpage)
Guidance and Regulation
Feb. 04 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: HM Treasury exceptions to cross-government moratoria on spending: July to September 2020 (spend approvals)
Document: HM Treasury exceptions to cross-government moratoria on spending: July to September 2020 (spend approvals) (Excel)
Guidance and Regulation
Feb. 04 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: HM Treasury exceptions to cross-government moratoria on spending: July to September 2020 (spend approvals)
Document: HM Treasury exceptions to cross-government moratoria on spending: July to September 2020 (spend approvals) (webpage)
Guidance and Regulation

Transparency

Date Department Title Type
Jan. 26 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Country and regional spending data
Document: Country and regional spending data (PDF)
Transparency
Jan. 26 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Country and regional spending data
Document: Country and regional spending data (webpage)
Transparency
Feb. 04 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: HMT spend greater than £25,000: December 2020
Document: HMT spend greater than £25,000: December 2020 (webpage)
Transparency
Feb. 04 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: HMT spend greater than £25,000: November 2020
Document: HMT spend greater than £25,000: November 2020 (webpage)
Transparency
Jan. 12 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: HMT spend greater than £25,000: October 2020
Document: HMT spend greater than £25,000: October 2020 (webpage)
Transparency
Feb. 04 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Hospitality received by HMT special advisers: 1 July to 30 September 2020
Document: Hospitality received by HMT special advisers: 1 July to 30 September 2020 (webpage)
Transparency

Research and Statistics

Date Department Title Type
Feb. 02 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Final Report - The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review
Document: Final Report - The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review (PDF)
Research and Statistics
Feb. 02 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Final Report - The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review
Document: Final Report - The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review (PDF)
Research and Statistics
Feb. 02 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Members of the ring-fencing and proprietary trading independent review panel announced and Terms of Reference for the review published
Document: Members of the ring-fencing and proprietary trading independent review panel announced and Terms of Reference for the review published (webpage)
Research and Statistics
Jan. 06 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: UK official holdings of international reserves: December 2020
Document: UK official holdings of international reserves: December 2020 (PDF)
Research and Statistics
Jan. 06 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: UK official holdings of international reserves: December 2020
Document: UK official holdings of international reserves: December 2020 (webpage)
Research and Statistics
Feb. 03 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: UK official holdings of international reserves: January 2021
Document: UK official holdings of international reserves: January 2021 (PDF)
Research and Statistics
Feb. 03 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: UK official holdings of international reserves: January 2021
Document: UK official holdings of international reserves: January 2021 (webpage)
Research and Statistics

Policy paper

Date Department Title Type
Jan. 14 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Treasury minutes – January 2021
Document: Treasury minutes – January 2021 (PDF)
Policy paper
Jan. 14 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Treasury minutes – January 2021
Document: Treasury minutes – January 2021 (PDF)
Policy paper
Jan. 14 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: Treasury minutes – January 2021
Document: Treasury minutes – January 2021 (webpage)
Policy paper

Statistics

Date Department Title Type
Jan. 06 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: GDP deflators at market prices, and money GDP December 2020 (Quarterly National Accounts)
Document: GDP deflators at market prices, and money GDP December 2020 (Quarterly National Accounts) (Excel)
Statistics
Jan. 06 2021 HM Treasury Source Page: GDP deflators at market prices, and money GDP December 2020 (Quarterly National Accounts)
Document: GDP deflators at market prices, and money GDP December 2020 (Quarterly National Accounts) (webpage)
Statistics

HM Treasury mentioned

Calendar

Date Details
8 Mar 2021, 1:45 p.m.
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Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Environmental tax measures
(at 2:30 pm) Jim Harra, Permanent Secretary, HM Revenue and Customs Sir Tom Scholar, Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury Beth Russell, Director General, Tax and Welfare, HM Treasury Ruth Stanier, Director General, Customer Strategy and Tax Design, HM Revenue and Customs
4 Mar 2021, 9:45 a.m.
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Environmental Audit Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Biodiversity and Ecosystems
(at 10:00 am) Kemi Badenoch Steve Field, Director for Climate, Environment and Energy, HM Treasury
24 Feb 2021, 2 p.m.
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Environmental Audit Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Biodiversity and Ecosystems
(at 2:30 pm) Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, Lead, HMT Economics of Biodiversity Review
24 Feb 2021, 1:30 p.m.
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International Trade Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: UK Freeports
(at 2:00 pm) Rt Hon Steve Barclay MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, HM Treasury Luke Hall MP, Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Rachel Campbell, Deputy Director, Regeneration and Urban Policy, Cities and Local Growth Unit, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
8 Feb 2021, 1:45 p.m.
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Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence Managing the expiry of PFI contracts
Charles Roxbourgh, Second Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury

Parliamentary Debates

Date Department Forum Title
Wed 24 Feb 2021 Leader of the House Grand Committee Financial Services Bill

Mentions:
1: Paragraph 9.68 states:“we have discussed with HM Treasury the rules’ likely effect on relevant - Link
2: A few instances of “have regard” are the examples in the Bill, just like the suggestion in the HMT consultation - Link
3: particularly in the allocation and co-ordination of responsibilities across the ‘tripartite’ institutions – HM - Link

Mon 22 Feb 2021 Leader of the House Grand Committee Financial Services Bill

Mentions:
1: It must be understood much better by HMT, as well as the role it can play in varying degrees across financial - Link

Select Committee Docs

Date Type Title
Feb. 26 2021 Correspondence Correspondence from Catherine Little, Director General Public Spending and Head of the Government Finance Function HM Treasury, re Whole of Government Accounts (WGA) 2019-20, dated 25 January 2021
Committee: Public Accounts Committee

Found: from Catherine Little, Director General Public Spending and Head of the Government Finance Function HM

Feb. 23 2021 Correspondence Correspondence from Tom Scholar, Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury, re report on Funding for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (the One Hundred and Eleventh report of session 2017-19), dated 17 January 2021
Committee: Public Accounts Committee

Found: Correspondence from Tom Scholar, Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury, re report on Funding for Scotland,

Feb. 08 2021 Correspondence Correspondence from Jim Harra, Chief Executive and First Permanent Secretary HM Revenue & Customs and Tom Scholar, Permanent Secretary HM Treasury, re Thirty-Fourth Report of Session 2019-21, dated 2 February 2021
Committee: Public Accounts Committee

Found: Chief Executive and First Permanent Secretary HM Revenue & Customs and Tom Scholar, Permanent Secretary HM

Feb. 08 2021 Correspondence Correspondence from Catherine Little, Director General Public Spending and Head of the Government Finance Function HM Treasury, re EU Exit – consolidated Departmental expenditure for 2020-21, dated 16 November 2020
Committee: Public Accounts Committee

Found: from Catherine Little, Director General Public Spending and Head of the Government Finance Function HM

Feb. 01 2021 Correspondence Correspondence from Tom Scholar, Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury & Chris Hemsley, Managing Director, Payment Systems Regulator, re Thirtieth Report of Session 2019–21: ‘The production and distribution of cash’, dated 28 January 2021
Committee: Public Accounts Committee

Found: Correspondence from Tom Scholar, Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury & Chris Hemsley, Managing Director,

Feb. 01 2021 Correspondence Correspondence from RT Hon Jesse Norman MP, Financial Secretary, HM Treasury, re Civil Superannuation 2019-20 Annual Report and Accounts, dated 28 January 2021
Committee: Public Accounts Committee

Found: Correspondence from RT Hon Jesse Norman MP, Financial Secretary, HM Treasury, re Civil Superannuation

Written Answers

Date Title Questioner
26 Feb 2021, midnight Events Industry: Insurance Kevin Brennan (Labour - Cardiff West)

Question to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential (a) economic and (b) cultural merits of introducing a Government-backed insurance underwriting scheme for live music events.

Answered by Caroline Dinenage - Minister of State (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

We are aware of the concerns which have been raised about the challenge of securing indemnity for live events.

Understandably, the bar for considering Government intervention is set extremely high. Given the high costs involved in setting up a scheme we need to make sure it is the most effective use of funds at a time when we are looking at how best to support the sector.

The evidence of market failure must clearly demonstrate that such a scheme is the only barrier to staging events. At the moment, progress with the vaccine rollout and beating the virus is crucial in achieving the next stages for large events as set out in the roadmap. As such, HM Treasury does not believe that now is the right time for an insurance intervention.

We are working closely with the sector to determine the appropriate and most effective response within the public health context.

26 Feb 2021, midnight Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Coronavirus Liam Byrne (Labour - Birmingham, Hodge Hill)

Question to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) policies and (b) grant and funding programmes his Department has introduced to provide support to individuals and organisations in response to the covid-19 outbreak; and what funding has been allocated to each of those programmes in the 2020-21 financial year.

Answered by Victoria Prentis - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

Since March the Government’s priority has been to save lives and protect jobs, businesses, and livelihoods. To support workers and businesses across all sectors the Government has provided an unprecedented package of support worth more than £280 billion.

My Department has introduced a number of support packages to avoid the loss of productive capacity, prevent disproportionate harm to the economy or society and to protect vulnerable groups against the effects of Covid-19. These are as follows:

  1. Clinical Extremely Vulnerable individuals – in March 2020, Defra put in place £212m of packages to support individuals defined as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable. This included food boxes delivered to those that were shielding and the set-up of the National Shielding helpline.
  2. Food for economically vulnerable individuals – In April 2020, Defra secured funding, via a DCMS managed scheme for the voluntary and charity sectors, to support the distribution of grants worth £16m to front line charities who were best placed to respond to the immediate needs of economically vulnerable people. The majority of this funding was provided to FareShare. In November 2020, building on the support given to the most vulnerable during the initial months of the pandemic, the Government announced a winter support package of interventions to support the economically vulnerable. The winter package included a further £16m of funding for Defra to support food charities with the purchasing and distribution of food to the vulnerable over a 16-week period starting from the beginning of December. This funding stream is being managed by the food redistributor FareShare.
  3. The Local Authority Emergency Assistance Grant – a further scheme to support people struggling to afford food and other essential supplies was announced on 10 June 2020. The £63m package of support was distributed to Local Authorities to make discretionary one-off emergency payments to people in their communities in need.
  4. Emergency surplus food grant – In April 2020, through the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), Defra launched a series of grant opportunities to support the redistribution of surplus food to those most in need. Defra made £3.25m available for this Covid-19 emergency grant. The primary focus of the fund is to enable not-for-profit organisations both large and small to overcome barriers to the distribution of surplus food that would otherwise be wasted in the wake of Covid-19.
  5. Zoo Animals Fund – In May 2020 the Government launched the Zoo Support Fund. This initial £14 million envelope for zoos was increased to up to £100 million (with final expenditure subject to zoos’ submitting successful applications) in August 2020 when the Zoo Support Fund was replaced by the Zoo Animals Fund. These funds have been created for the purpose of providing for zoos which, due to a coronavirus-related drop in income, are experiencing severe financial difficulties and need support in caring for their animals. These funds were introduced to ensure the welfare of zoo animals, including when zoos are closing, downsizing or rehoming their collections.
  6. Fisheries Response Fund (FRF) – The FRF provided up to £9 million in funding for catching and aquaculture businesses with payments to individual businesses capped at £10k. The FRF covered fixed costs for the period April to June 2020. A further £1 million was also made available for projects to encourage domestic selling through the Domestic Seafood Supply scheme.
  7. Seafood Response Fund (SRF) – The SRF was announced on 21 February to support catching and shellfish aquaculture businesses across the UK which continue to be impacted by Covid-19. The scheme will be similar to the FRF, providing grants to eligible businesses to assist them in covering their fixed costs for the period January-March 2021. Further details are expected shortly, with the scheme opening to applications in early March.
  8. Dairy Response Fund (DRF) – The DRF was a fund to provide support to eligible dairy farmers in England who have been significantly impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak. Eligible farmers were entitled to up to £10,000 each to cover 70% of their losses incurred across April and May as a result of a drop in price. The fund opened on 18 June 2020 and closed on 11 September 2020. The DRF paid 132 farmers a total of £1,017,250.
  9. Changes to the Textile Grant Fund – Defra also worked with the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) to alter the requirements of the Textile Grant Fund so that the grant could be used for capital costs to reconfigure a business to comply with Covid-19 safety measures, where this forms an integral part of an innovative proposal/project; and to streamline the application process so that these funds could be allocated more quickly.
  10. Arms length bodies – A number of Defra arms-length bodies including RGB Kew and the Forestry Commission have been seriously impacted by the pandemic, in particular through a significant reduction in revenue generating activity. We have worked closely with HMT to address this and provided additional budget cover of £19m to provide some protection and a viable operating model going into 21/22.
  11. Green Recovery Challenge Fund – This fund enabled environmental charities and their partners to kick-start a range of nature projects that had been adversely affected by the pandemic. Funding was made available quickly in order to create and retain jobs in the nature sector. £40m was allocated to the fund in 20/21.
  12. European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) – £800k was also made available in England through the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) to mitigate the impacts of Covid-19. This included £300k for improvements to health and safety on board fishing vessels and £500k for ports or harbour infrastructure projects which reduce the impact of Covid-19. This funding has now been committed and is no longer open to new applications.

In addition, Defra has worked with delivery bodies and partners to introduce a number of regulatory easements to ensure regulatory obligations remain proportionate in these challenging circumstances, including in the areas of veterinary medicines, environmental regulations and marketing standards inspections. Specific interventions were also made with key Departments to ease regulations to support food supply, including competition law exclusions and driver hours flexibilities.

25 Feb 2021, midnight Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Training Preet Kaur Gill (Labour (Co-op) - Birmingham, Edgbaston)

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to his article in the Financial Times, published on 25 November 2020, what recent steps he has taken to build greater in-house project management expertise.

Answered by Nigel Adams - Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The Foreign Secretary recently approved a pilot to inform decisions to bring services in-house where this will deliver improved outcomes and cost savings for HMG, drawing on the HM Treasury and Cabinet Office Outsourcing Playbook. My officials are working with HMT to establish an operating cost framework for future years which delivers value for money for the UK taxpayer and builds in-house capability. FCDO will introduce a new approach to programme management from April, building on previous experience in DFID and FCO and best practice from the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, with accompanying training to support staff in implementing the new approach.

25 Feb 2021, midnight Health Centres: Sefton Bill Esterson (Labour - Sefton Central)

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will provide funding for a new health centre in Maghull in Sefton.

Answered by Edward Argar - Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Following the November 2020 Spending Review, we are carefully considering how the next round of projects are prioritised within the Department’s settlement. Trusts, including Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust and North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, should continue discussing their plans with NHS England and NHS Improvement to help consider the priority of their schemes and whether they should be further developed at this time.

Local health systems will shortly be receiving confirmation of their capital envelopes for 2021-22, and the settlement from HM Treasury has enabled us to protect the level of capital funding for trusts. This enables them to progress priority investments agreed with local health partners.

25 Feb 2021, midnight Events Industry: Insurance Julie Elliott (Labour - Sunderland Central)

Question to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to implement an insurance underwriting model for live music events.

Answered by Caroline Dinenage - Minister of State (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

We are aware of the concerns which have been raised about securing insurance for live events.

Understandably, the bar for considering Government intervention is set extremely high. Given the high costs involved in setting up a scheme HMT need to make sure it is the most effective use of funds at a time when we are looking at how best to support the sector.

The evidence of market failure must clearly demonstrate that such a scheme is the only barrier to staging events. At the moment, progress with the vaccine rollout and beating the virus is crucial in achieving the next stages for large events as set out in the roadmap. As such, we do not believe that now is the right time for an insurance intervention.

We are working closely with the sector to determine the appropriate and most effective response within the public health context.

25 Feb 2021, midnight Veterinary Medicine: Contracts for Services Jonathan Edwards (Independent - Carmarthen East and Dinefwr)

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions Ministers and officials in his Department have had with (a) the Food Standards Agency and (b) other Departments on the (i) award and (ii) operation of the current three-year contract for the provision of Official Veterinarians and Meat Hygiene Inspectors in England and Wales.

Answered by Jo Churchill - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

No recent discussions have taken place between Departmental Ministers and the Food Standards Agency on either the award or the operation of the current contract for the provision of Official Veterinarians and Meat Hygiene Inspectors in England and Wales.

As a non-ministerial Government Department, Food Standards Agency discusses a range of issues with the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury directly.

24 Feb 2021, midnight Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Overseas Aid Anna McMorrin (Labour - Cardiff North)

Question to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much Official Development Assistance his Department (a) was allocated in (i) 2019-20 and (ii) 2020-21 and (b) will be allocated in 2021-22.

Answered by John Whittingdale - Minister of State (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

HM Treasury has published departmental allocations of Official Development Assistance (ODA) for 2019-20, here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-aid-tackling-global-challenges-in-the-national-interest/official-development-assistance-oda-allocation-by-department.

In this table, DCMS is included in the “Other Departments” group. In 2019-20, DCMS’s ODA allocation was £11m.

Outturn information of 2019 calendar year ODA spend is available in the Statistics of International Development publication: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-on-international-development.

The Government has committed to publishing departmental allocations of ODA for 2020/21 in due course.

Outturn information of 2020 calendar year ODA spend will be published later this year, as normal, in the Statistics of International Development publication: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-on-international-development.

The Foreign Secretary recently published departmental ODA allocations for 2021-22, including DCMS’s allocation, in a Written Ministerial Statement available online here: https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-statements/detail/2021-01-26/hcws735.

DCMS also manages ODA funding provided by the Prosperity Fund. This is reported separately by the Prosperity Fund.

24 Feb 2021, midnight Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme Alexander Stafford (Conservative - Rother Valley)

Question to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding has been made available through the Listed Places of Worship Grants Scheme in (a) 2016 - 2017, (b) 2017 - 2018, (c) 2018 - 2019, (d) 2019 - 2020 and (e) in the current financial year.

Answered by Nigel Huddleston - Assistant Whip

Between DCMS and HM Treasury, the funding available for the Listed Places of Worship Grant is up to £42m. The following figures show what was claimed for each of the financial years:

  • 2016/2017 - £31,298,390.23

  • 2017/2018 - £33,166,559.49

  • 2018/2019 - £34,517,766.03

  • 2019/2020 - £34,078,628.89

  • Current Financial Year (up to 31/1/21) - £22,566,078.26

24 Feb 2021, midnight Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme Alexander Stafford (Conservative - Rother Valley)

Question to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what is the total amount of funding that has been made available through the Listed Places of Worship Grants Scheme since 2012.

Answered by Nigel Huddleston - Assistant Whip

In 2012, DCMS and HM Treasury became joint funders of the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme and annual funding was increased to up to £42m (to offset changes to the rate of VAT on alterations) with DCMS funding the first £17m with the further (up to) £25m coming from HMT reserves. In total, the amount available to the grant scheme amounts to £378m since 2012.

24 Feb 2021, midnight NHS England: Finance Steve Brine (Conservative - Winchester)

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the NHS England budget was on (a) 23 June 2016 and (b) 1 January 2021.

Answered by Edward Argar - Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

At the beginning of each financial year, the Mandate sets out NHS England’s total revenue resource limit and total capital resource limit which is then later revised towards the end of the same financial year for any in-year changes in funding.

For 2016-17, the total initial revenue resource limit was £106,496 million and the total capital resource limit was £305 million. This is the budget that was in effect on 23 June 2016. The totals were subsequently revised to £106,528 million for revenue and £260 million for capital.

For 2020-21 as per the opening Mandate, the total revenue resource limit is £129,681 million, including funding for pensions revaluation, and the total capital resource limit is £305 million. This is the budget that was in effect on 1 January 2021. These figures do not include additional COVID-19 support funding recently negotiated with HM Treasury through the Supplementary Estimates process and the Mandate will be revised in due course to reflect the final position.

24 Feb 2021, midnight Prison Officers: Pay Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)

Question to the Ministry of Justice:

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has received (a) advice and (b) guidance on what constitutes exceptional circumstances for the purpose of considering recommendations by the Prison Service Pay Review Body; and if he will make a statement.

Answered by Lucy Frazer - Minister of State (Ministry of Justice)

The 20/21 PSPRB report was received on 5 June 2020 and included a recommendation, recommendation 3, to uplift the pay of Band 3 prison staff on modernised terms and conditions by £3,000. This recommendation was ultimately not accepted by the government, on the basis of the exceptional costs associated with implementing the recommendation, the impact on the overall prison service pay structure, and the changing labour market conditions due to the exceptional economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision regarding this recommendation was announced on 10 December 2020 (https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-statements/detail/2020-12-10/hcws638).

Ahead of the decision regarding this recommendation, extensive work was undertaken by the Ministry of Justice together with HM Treasury to understand the costs and impacts of it. This included considering whether any workforce reforms could be delivered alongside the recommendation which would create efficiencies and savings, and therefore deliver value for money by offsetting some of the cost of the recommendation. This was undertaken with a view to possible discussions with recognised trade unions, should an option for affordable delivery of the recommendation, which could offer value for money for taxpayers be identified. The conclusion was that sufficient savings required to offer value for money could not be achieved, meaning the recommendation remained unaffordable.

The Ministry of Justice also considered the possible impacts on recruitment, retention and morale, which in turn have an effect on prison safety and security. However, recruitment, retention and staff morale levels are all driven by a range of factors and an increase in pay alone cannot be assumed to be a fix for these issues. Furthermore, there are significant investments being made into prison safety and security, and financial pressures from elsewhere impact our ability to deliver these.

An Equalities Impact Assessment was conducted and considered in reaching the decision to reject recommendation 3. This considered the demographics of staff and how the decision to reject the recommendation would interact with eliminating unlawful discrimination and advancing quality of opportunity.

The Secretary of State’s policy is that PSPRB recommendations will only be departed from “in exceptional circumstances, one of which would be on the grounds of affordability”. Furthermore, all appropriate advice was taken by the Secretary of State for Justice as to the relevant facts and tests relevant to the decision on recommendation 3.

The decision of 10 December 2020 to ultimately reject recommendation 3 was taken by the Secretary of State. It was not subject to the Cabinet committee write round procedure but was, as is consistent with usual practice with respect to public sector pay awards, preceded by HM Treasury input.

The Department remains committed to working with the review body, within the boundaries of the pay restraint policy as set out by the Chancellor for the 2021/22 pay round, which includes targeted awards for those earning less than £24k per annum. We will also continue to work closely with recognised trade unions.

24 Feb 2021, midnight Prison Officers: Pay Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)

Question to the Ministry of Justice:

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on prison safety of the decision to reject the Prison Service Pay Review Body’s recommendation 3.

Answered by Lucy Frazer - Minister of State (Ministry of Justice)

The 20/21 PSPRB report was received on 5 June 2020 and included a recommendation, recommendation 3, to uplift the pay of Band 3 prison staff on modernised terms and conditions by £3,000. This recommendation was ultimately not accepted by the government, on the basis of the exceptional costs associated with implementing the recommendation, the impact on the overall prison service pay structure, and the changing labour market conditions due to the exceptional economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision regarding this recommendation was announced on 10 December 2020 (https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-statements/detail/2020-12-10/hcws638).

Ahead of the decision regarding this recommendation, extensive work was undertaken by the Ministry of Justice together with HM Treasury to understand the costs and impacts of it. This included considering whether any workforce reforms could be delivered alongside the recommendation which would create efficiencies and savings, and therefore deliver value for money by offsetting some of the cost of the recommendation. This was undertaken with a view to possible discussions with recognised trade unions, should an option for affordable delivery of the recommendation, which could offer value for money for taxpayers be identified. The conclusion was that sufficient savings required to offer value for money could not be achieved, meaning the recommendation remained unaffordable.

The Ministry of Justice also considered the possible impacts on recruitment, retention and morale, which in turn have an effect on prison safety and security. However, recruitment, retention and staff morale levels are all driven by a range of factors and an increase in pay alone cannot be assumed to be a fix for these issues. Furthermore, there are significant investments being made into prison safety and security, and financial pressures from elsewhere impact our ability to deliver these.

An Equalities Impact Assessment was conducted and considered in reaching the decision to reject recommendation 3. This considered the demographics of staff and how the decision to reject the recommendation would interact with eliminating unlawful discrimination and advancing quality of opportunity.

The Secretary of State’s policy is that PSPRB recommendations will only be departed from “in exceptional circumstances, one of which would be on the grounds of affordability”. Furthermore, all appropriate advice was taken by the Secretary of State for Justice as to the relevant facts and tests relevant to the decision on recommendation 3.

The decision of 10 December 2020 to ultimately reject recommendation 3 was taken by the Secretary of State. It was not subject to the Cabinet committee write round procedure but was, as is consistent with usual practice with respect to public sector pay awards, preceded by HM Treasury input.

The Department remains committed to working with the review body, within the boundaries of the pay restraint policy as set out by the Chancellor for the 2021/22 pay round, which includes targeted awards for those earning less than £24k per annum. We will also continue to work closely with recognised trade unions.

24 Feb 2021, midnight Prison Officers: Pay Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)

Question to the Ministry of Justice:

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what equality impact assessment his Department has undertaken on the decision to reject the Prison Service Pay Review Body’s recommendation 3.

Answered by Lucy Frazer - Minister of State (Ministry of Justice)

The 20/21 PSPRB report was received on 5 June 2020 and included a recommendation, recommendation 3, to uplift the pay of Band 3 prison staff on modernised terms and conditions by £3,000. This recommendation was ultimately not accepted by the government, on the basis of the exceptional costs associated with implementing the recommendation, the impact on the overall prison service pay structure, and the changing labour market conditions due to the exceptional economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision regarding this recommendation was announced on 10 December 2020 (https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-statements/detail/2020-12-10/hcws638).

Ahead of the decision regarding this recommendation, extensive work was undertaken by the Ministry of Justice together with HM Treasury to understand the costs and impacts of it. This included considering whether any workforce reforms could be delivered alongside the recommendation which would create efficiencies and savings, and therefore deliver value for money by offsetting some of the cost of the recommendation. This was undertaken with a view to possible discussions with recognised trade unions, should an option for affordable delivery of the recommendation, which could offer value for money for taxpayers be identified. The conclusion was that sufficient savings required to offer value for money could not be achieved, meaning the recommendation remained unaffordable.

The Ministry of Justice also considered the possible impacts on recruitment, retention and morale, which in turn have an effect on prison safety and security. However, recruitment, retention and staff morale levels are all driven by a range of factors and an increase in pay alone cannot be assumed to be a fix for these issues. Furthermore, there are significant investments being made into prison safety and security, and financial pressures from elsewhere impact our ability to deliver these.

An Equalities Impact Assessment was conducted and considered in reaching the decision to reject recommendation 3. This considered the demographics of staff and how the decision to reject the recommendation would interact with eliminating unlawful discrimination and advancing quality of opportunity.

The Secretary of State’s policy is that PSPRB recommendations will only be departed from “in exceptional circumstances, one of which would be on the grounds of affordability”. Furthermore, all appropriate advice was taken by the Secretary of State for Justice as to the relevant facts and tests relevant to the decision on recommendation 3.

The decision of 10 December 2020 to ultimately reject recommendation 3 was taken by the Secretary of State. It was not subject to the Cabinet committee write round procedure but was, as is consistent with usual practice with respect to public sector pay awards, preceded by HM Treasury input.

The Department remains committed to working with the review body, within the boundaries of the pay restraint policy as set out by the Chancellor for the 2021/22 pay round, which includes targeted awards for those earning less than £24k per annum. We will also continue to work closely with recognised trade unions.

24 Feb 2021, midnight Prison Officers: Pay Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)

Question to the Ministry of Justice:

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the decision to reject the Prison Service Pay Review Body’s recommendation 3.

Answered by Lucy Frazer - Minister of State (Ministry of Justice)

The 20/21 PSPRB report was received on 5 June 2020 and included a recommendation, recommendation 3, to uplift the pay of Band 3 prison staff on modernised terms and conditions by £3,000. This recommendation was ultimately not accepted by the government, on the basis of the exceptional costs associated with implementing the recommendation, the impact on the overall prison service pay structure, and the changing labour market conditions due to the exceptional economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision regarding this recommendation was announced on 10 December 2020 (https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-statements/detail/2020-12-10/hcws638).

Ahead of the decision regarding this recommendation, extensive work was undertaken by the Ministry of Justice together with HM Treasury to understand the costs and impacts of it. This included considering whether any workforce reforms could be delivered alongside the recommendation which would create efficiencies and savings, and therefore deliver value for money by offsetting some of the cost of the recommendation. This was undertaken with a view to possible discussions with recognised trade unions, should an option for affordable delivery of the recommendation, which could offer value for money for taxpayers be identified. The conclusion was that sufficient savings required to offer value for money could not be achieved, meaning the recommendation remained unaffordable.

The Ministry of Justice also considered the possible impacts on recruitment, retention and morale, which in turn have an effect on prison safety and security. However, recruitment, retention and staff morale levels are all driven by a range of factors and an increase in pay alone cannot be assumed to be a fix for these issues. Furthermore, there are significant investments being made into prison safety and security, and financial pressures from elsewhere impact our ability to deliver these.

An Equalities Impact Assessment was conducted and considered in reaching the decision to reject recommendation 3. This considered the demographics of staff and how the decision to reject the recommendation would interact with eliminating unlawful discrimination and advancing quality of opportunity.

The Secretary of State’s policy is that PSPRB recommendations will only be departed from “in exceptional circumstances, one of which would be on the grounds of affordability”. Furthermore, all appropriate advice was taken by the Secretary of State for Justice as to the relevant facts and tests relevant to the decision on recommendation 3.

The decision of 10 December 2020 to ultimately reject recommendation 3 was taken by the Secretary of State. It was not subject to the Cabinet committee write round procedure but was, as is consistent with usual practice with respect to public sector pay awards, preceded by HM Treasury input.

The Department remains committed to working with the review body, within the boundaries of the pay restraint policy as set out by the Chancellor for the 2021/22 pay round, which includes targeted awards for those earning less than £24k per annum. We will also continue to work closely with recognised trade unions.

24 Feb 2021, midnight Prison Officers: Pay Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)

Question to the Ministry of Justice:

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what financial analysis his Department undertook prior to the decision to reject the Prison Service Pay Review Body’s recommendation 3.

Answered by Lucy Frazer - Minister of State (Ministry of Justice)

The 20/21 PSPRB report was received on 5 June 2020 and included a recommendation, recommendation 3, to uplift the pay of Band 3 prison staff on modernised terms and conditions by £3,000. This recommendation was ultimately not accepted by the government, on the basis of the exceptional costs associated with implementing the recommendation, the impact on the overall prison service pay structure, and the changing labour market conditions due to the exceptional economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision regarding this recommendation was announced on 10 December 2020 (https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-statements/detail/2020-12-10/hcws638).

Ahead of the decision regarding this recommendation, extensive work was undertaken by the Ministry of Justice together with HM Treasury to understand the costs and impacts of it. This included considering whether any workforce reforms could be delivered alongside the recommendation which would create efficiencies and savings, and therefore deliver value for money by offsetting some of the cost of the recommendation. This was undertaken with a view to possible discussions with recognised trade unions, should an option for affordable delivery of the recommendation, which could offer value for money for taxpayers be identified. The conclusion was that sufficient savings required to offer value for money could not be achieved, meaning the recommendation remained unaffordable.

The Ministry of Justice also considered the possible impacts on recruitment, retention and morale, which in turn have an effect on prison safety and security. However, recruitment, retention and staff morale levels are all driven by a range of factors and an increase in pay alone cannot be assumed to be a fix for these issues. Furthermore, there are significant investments being made into prison safety and security, and financial pressures from elsewhere impact our ability to deliver these.

An Equalities Impact Assessment was conducted and considered in reaching the decision to reject recommendation 3. This considered the demographics of staff and how the decision to reject the recommendation would interact with eliminating unlawful discrimination and advancing quality of opportunity.

The Secretary of State’s policy is that PSPRB recommendations will only be departed from “in exceptional circumstances, one of which would be on the grounds of affordability”. Furthermore, all appropriate advice was taken by the Secretary of State for Justice as to the relevant facts and tests relevant to the decision on recommendation 3.

The decision of 10 December 2020 to ultimately reject recommendation 3 was taken by the Secretary of State. It was not subject to the Cabinet committee write round procedure but was, as is consistent with usual practice with respect to public sector pay awards, preceded by HM Treasury input.

The Department remains committed to working with the review body, within the boundaries of the pay restraint policy as set out by the Chancellor for the 2021/22 pay round, which includes targeted awards for those earning less than £24k per annum. We will also continue to work closely with recognised trade unions.

23 Feb 2021, midnight Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus Liam Byrne (Labour - Birmingham, Hodge Hill)

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) policies and (b) grant and funding programmes his Department has introduced to provide support to individuals and organisations in response to the covid-19 outbreak; and what funding has been allocated to each of those programmes in the 2020-21 financial year.

Answered by Edward Argar - Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

As part of the 2020 Spending Review, HM Treasury announced that for 2020-21 agreed funding includes; £52 billion for frontline health services to tackle the pandemic including £22 billion for the Test and Trace programme; over £15 billion for the procurement of personal protective equipment; and £2.7 billion to support the development and procurement of vaccines. This also included £3 billion for a package of additional capacity initiatives to support the National Health Service through the winter, including keeping the Nightingale hospitals capacity available, accessing increased capacity from independent sector providers and supporting increased safe discharge of patients from NHS hospitals.

Additionally, we have implemented a temporary NHS finance regime for the first half of the year that ensured every penny spent in NHS systems was fully reimbursed and provided approximately £2.7 billion extra funding to cover the second half of this financial year, to support NHS organisations to manage ongoing COVID-19 pressures and resume routine activity. We have provided up to £1.46 billion for infection control and other grants, funding predominantly given to local authorities to help cover the costs of implementing measures to reduce transmission. This was first introduced in May 2020 and was then extended to March 2021.

22 Feb 2021, midnight Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Overseas Aid Yasmin Qureshi (Labour - Bolton South East)

Question to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much Official Development Assistance his Department was allocated in the financial years (a) 2019-20 and (b) 2020-21; and what estimate his Department has made of the amount of Official Development Assistance his Department will be allocated for the financial year 2021-22.

Answered by Rebecca Pow - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

HM Treasury has published departmental allocations of Official Development Assistance (ODA) for 2019-20, here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-aid-tackling-global-challenges-in-the-national-interest/official-development-assistance-oda-allocation-by-department. This table confirms Defra’s ODA allocation for financial year 2019/20 was £81m.

Outturn information of 2019 calendar year ODA spend are available in the Statistics of International Development publication: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-on-international-development.

The Government has committed to publishing departmental allocations of ODA for 2020/21 in due course. Outturn information of 2020 calendar year ODA spend will be published later this year, as normal, in the Statistics of International Development publication: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-on-international-development.

The Foreign Secretary recently published departmental ODA allocations for 2021-22, including HM Treasury’s allocation, in a Written Ministerial Statement available online here: https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-statements/detail/2021-01-26/hcws735. This statement confirms Defra’s £92m ODA allocation for financial year 2021/22.

22 Feb 2021, midnight Listed Buildings: VAT Liz Saville Roberts (Plaid Cymru - Dwyfor Meirionnydd)

Question to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on cutting VAT on the repair and maintenance of listed buildings.

Answered by Nigel Huddleston - Assistant Whip

My officials are in contact with Her Majesty's Treasury regarding cutting VAT to repairs and maintenance to Listed Buildings. I understand that many in the heritage sector regard the current system as a negative incentive to demolish existing buildings entirely and start again. As with all tax matters, this is something which HMT keeps under regular review. My officials and I will continue to engage with the heritage sector to build a robust evidence base and develop targeted interventions that might benefit listed buildings in this space.

22 Feb 2021, midnight Cultural Heritage: Tax Allowances Ben Lake (Plaid Cymru - Ceredigion)

Question to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential merits for (a) the heritage sector, (b) the Welsh economy and (c) rural jobs of lifting the cap on Sideways Loss Relief for heritage attractions for the 2020-21 financial year.

Answered by Nigel Huddleston - Assistant Whip

The UK’s heritage assets are important to tourism and are internationally admired, but any change in the current Sideways Loss Relief system, such as an increase in the cap to £100,000, must be thoroughly considered and protected against abuse.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has been working hard to support our sectors through this period of uncertainty, including the heritage sector. DCMS will continue to explore this proposal with HMT as we move forward into future fiscal events.

22 Feb 2021, midnight Cultural Heritage: Tax Allowances Liz Saville Roberts (Plaid Cymru - Dwyfor Meirionnydd)

Question to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential merits for (a) the heritage sector, (b) the Welsh economy and (c) rural jobs of lifting the cap on Sideways Loss Relief for heritage attractions for the 2020-21 financial year.

Answered by Nigel Huddleston - Assistant Whip

The UK’s heritage assets are important to tourism and are internationally admired, but any change in the current Sideways Loss Relief system, such as an increase in the cap to £100,000, must be thoroughly considered and protected against abuse.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has been working hard to support our sectors through this period of uncertainty, including the heritage sector. DCMS will continue to explore this proposal with HMT as we move forward into future fiscal events.

17 Feb 2021, midnight Young People: Coronavirus Seema Malhotra (Labour (Co-op) - Feltham and Heston)

Question to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the findings of the Jack Petchey report entitled, Shaping our Future - The Covid-19 Youth Survey.

Answered by John Whittingdale - Minister of State (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

The Secretary of State has not had any discussions with Cabinet Colleagues on the findings of the Jack Petchey report, Shaping our Future - The Covid-19 Youth Survey.

The Government recognises the significant impact of Covid-19 on young people and the important role of youth services in supporting them. We have supported the development of specific Covid-19 guidance for the youth sector, which has helped tens of thousands of organisations feel confident in safely delivering vital services to young people.

We also recognise that young people have an important role to play in the nation’s recovery from the pandemic. Since the beginning of March, Government ministers have continued to engage directly with young people, through our youth engagement programme, on the impacts of Covid-19, from employment support to mental health and loneliness.

We are also engaging with young people as part of DCMS’ Youth Review, announced by HM Treasury as part of the 2020 Spending Review. Their views will help to set a clear direction for the out-of-school youth agenda.

17 Feb 2021, midnight Young People: Coronavirus Seema Malhotra (Labour (Co-op) - Feltham and Heston)

Question to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the findings of the Jack Petchey report entitled, Shaping our Future - The Covid-19 Youth Survey.

Answered by John Whittingdale - Minister of State (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

The Secretary of State has not had any discussions with Cabinet Colleagues on the findings of the Jack Petchey report, Shaping our Future - The Covid-19 Youth Survey.

The Government recognises the significant impact of Covid-19 on young people and the important role of youth services in supporting them. We have supported the development of specific Covid-19 guidance for the youth sector, which has helped tens of thousands of organisations feel confident in safely delivering vital services to young people.

We also recognise that young people have an important role to play in the nation’s recovery from the pandemic. Since the beginning of March, Government ministers have continued to engage directly with young people, through our youth engagement programme, on the impacts of Covid-19, from employment support to mental health and loneliness.

We are also engaging with young people as part of DCMS’ Youth Review, announced by HM Treasury as part of the 2020 Spending Review. Their views will help to set a clear direction for the out-of-school youth agenda.

16 Feb 2021, midnight Biodiversity Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)

Question to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies on improving the natural environment of the findings of the Final Report, The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review, published by HMT on 2 February 2021.

Answered by Rebecca Pow - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

The Government thanks Professor Dasgupta for his independent Review on the Economics of Biodiversity, and its considerable contribution to the important issue of global biodiversity loss. Protecting and enhancing our natural assets, and the biodiversity that underpins them, is crucial to achieving a sustainable, resilient economy. The Government will draw on the strong intellectual basis provided by the Review to drive the ambitious change and investment needed to protect and enhance the natural environment.

The UK Government has recently taken numerous actions to address biodiversity loss including: announcing support for a global target to protect 30% of the world’s land and ocean by 2030; committing to protect 30% of the UK’s land by 2030; committing to invest at least £3 billion over five years in climate change solutions that protect and restore nature and biodiversity; launching the £640 million Nature for Climate Fund to plant more than 40 million trees and restore 35,000 hectares of peatland in England; legislating to prevent illegal deforestation in the supply chains of large UK companies; pioneering the Leaders Pledge for Nature, which has now been signed by 82 countries; and strengthening Government guidelines for policy appraisal to ensure environmental impacts are taken into account.

The Government will examine the Review’s findings closely and respond formally in due course on the ways in which the government intends to draw and build on the Review, both domestically and internationally.

16 Feb 2021, midnight Festival UK* 2022 Kenny MacAskill (Scottish National Party - East Lothian)

Question to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much of the £120 million budget for Festival UK 2022 he plans to allocate to (a) Scotland, (b) the Queen's Platinum celebrations, (c) the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and (d) Coventry City of Culture.

Answered by Caroline Dinenage - Minister of State (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

£120 million has been announced for Festival UK 2022. There are Barnett allocations to Scotland and the other home nations from the £120 million budget, which is administered by HM Treasury. None of this funding has been allocated to The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, or Coventry City of Culture.

16 Feb 2021, midnight British Nationality: Applications Meg Hillier (Labour (Co-op) - Hackney South and Shoreditch)

Question to the Home Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what fee changes she plans to propose for British Citizenship applications in the 2021-22 financial year.

Answered by Kevin Foster - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)

We keep our fees for immigration and nationality applications under review and ensure they are within the parameters agreed with HM Treasury and Parliament, as set out in Section 68 (9) of the Immigration Act 2014.

Child citizenship registration fees are the subject of current litigation. While the court case is ongoing it would not be appropriate to comment on next steps.

15 Feb 2021, midnight NHS: Durham Richard Holden (Conservative - North West Durham)

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what NHS facilities in the Durham county council area are under PFI contracts; and what the (a)(i) start and (ii) end date is and (b) other terms and conditions are of those contracts.

Answered by Edward Argar - Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

HM Treasury and the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) publish a joint dataset listing all active Private Finance Initiative (PFI) projects, including those held by the National Health Service. This data includes the dates when each PFI contract was signed and began operations, the length of the contract and annual Unitary Charge payments.

NHS PFI contracts are held directly by individuals NHS trusts and foundation trusts, not the Department. The latest HM Treasury/IPA data on PFI contracts was published in May 2019 and is available on GOV.UK at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/private-finance-initiative-and-private-finance-2-projects-2018-summary-data

15 Feb 2021, midnight Coronavirus: Screening Lord Warner (Crossbench - Life peer)

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assesment has been made of funding and creating extra capacity in (1) NHS, (2) private, and (3) other laboratories, before 31 March 2021.

Answered by Lord Bethell - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

HM Treasury approved £22 billion of spending this year for the NHS Test and Trace programme. This covers testing to meet demand over the winter. We are providing an additional £7 billion for NHS Test and Trace to support increased testing, including community testing and ongoing improvements to contact tracing. Eighty per cent of this will be directly spent on laboratories, tests and testing kits.

12 Feb 2021, midnight Flood Control: West Yorkshire Andrea Jenkyns (Conservative - Morley and Outwood)

Question to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to improve flood defences in West Yorkshire.

Answered by Rebecca Pow - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

Starting in April 2021, the Government will invest a record £5.2 billion in a six-year capital investment programme for flood defences. This investment will deliver around 2,000 flood schemes, benefiting every region of the country, and will better protect 336,000 properties from flooding.

In July 2020 we committed funding of up to £170 million to accelerate work on shovel-ready flood defence schemes that will begin construction before the end 2021/2022. This funding will provide an immediate boost to jobs supporting the local economy as communities recover from the impact of coronavirus. The Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme has been awarded £12 million to contribute to this ambitious plan by better protecting approximately 4500 jobs and 1000 businesses.

In Leeds, the Government will provide up to £21 million for the Leeds Phase 2 Flood Alleviation Scheme which will protect more than 370 businesses and 3.300 jobs. This is subject to a satisfactory business case approved by Defra and HMT. The Government will also provide £1,320,000 for the Leeds Natural Flood Management Scheme. This brings the Government's total investment in Leeds to more than £100 million to help prevent a repeat of the 2015 Boxing Day floods.

Since 2015/16, there has been £158 million of investment in West Yorkshire better protecting homes, business and critical infrastructure against flooding. This includes areas in West Yorkshire that have suffered severe flooding in recent years, such as Mytholmroyd on the River Calder, where over 400 homes have been better protected, and Leeds on the River Aire, where over 3,000 homes and 500 businesses have been better protected. This investment has been made up of £107 million government funding and £51 million of other external contributions.

For the next 6 years, there is planned investment of £255 million. This is made up of £146 million government funding with £109 million of external contributions required. Some of this additional funding has already been secured or identified and the Environment Agency will continue to work with partners to secure the remaining funding. This programme aims to better protect almost 7,000 more homes across West Yorkshire and deliver wider economic benefits of over £2.5 billion.

12 Feb 2021, midnight Zoos: Finance Luke Pollard (Labour (Co-op) - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport)

Question to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many meetings his Department has held with HM Treasury regarding funding for zoo licence holders in 2021.

Answered by Victoria Prentis - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

We have ongoing communication with HM Treasury about the funding being provided for zoo licence holders.

9 Feb 2021, midnight Bridges: Repairs and Maintenance Sarah Olney (Liberal Democrat - Richmond Park)

Question to the Department for Transport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to financially support local authorities in repairing substandard bridges to their full carrying capacity within the next five years.

Answered by Rachel Maclean - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department will allocate over £1.1 billion capital funding for local highways maintenance, including bridge repair, to local highway authorities in England, outside London, during 2021/21. The Department will work with HM Treasury on a multi-year settlement for areas, including local highways maintenance, at the next Comprehensive Spending Review.

9 Feb 2021, midnight Hospices: Coronavirus Lord Jones of Cheltenham (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase the level of financial support available for hospices to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Answered by Lord Bethell - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

We have provided over £150million in additional funding to the hospice sector to date during the pandemic and have made up to £200 million available to the sector for additional capacity between April and July, and we continue to work closely with hospices to support their essential work. alongside this, hospices have benefited from the financial support offered by HM Treasury to all charities, such as paying no business rates for their shops next year and applying for a Business Interruption Loan. Charities, alongside other sectors, can also access the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the replacement Job Support Scheme and charity shops, which are already eligible for 80% charitable rate relief, will benefit from the new enhanced retail rate relief at 100%. We continue to keep the financial impact of COVID-19 on hospices under review.

9 Feb 2021, midnight Mental Health: Children and Young People Baroness Fall (Conservative - Life peer)

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 22 January (HL12047), what steps they are taking to improve the collection of data in relation to the level of (1) extreme anxiety, (2) self-harm, and (3) suicide, amongst young and adolescent boys.

Answered by Lord Bethell - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

We are working with NHS Digital, mental health providers and partner organisations to improve the collection of data in the mental health services data set on people referred to secondary mental health services for anxiety and those who self-harm whilst an inpatient. We also fund the Multicentre for Self-Harm to provide representative and reliable data on self-harm in England.

Data on suicide registrations by coroners is collected by the Office for National Statistics and there is a time lag due to the length of time it can take to hold an inquest. Public Health England is piloting a national real-time surveillance system to monitor suspected suicide, by collecting early real time data which can be used to identify patterns of risk and causal factors, to inform national and local responses. HM Treasury has announced £1.2million funding to help support the development of the national system.

9 Feb 2021, midnight Aviation: Quarantine Maria Eagle (Labour - Garston and Halewood)

Question to the Department for Transport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the need to mitigate the effect of covid-19 quarantine measures on the (a) aviation industry and (b) regional airports.

Answered by Robert Courts - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department for Transport works closely with HM Treasury on matters related to aviation. The Secretary of State meets regularly with his Cabinet colleagues including the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in addition to the many more meetings attended by Junior Ministers or DfT Officials to discuss and achieve the goals to mitigate the effect of COVID-19.

The Government recognises the impact COVID has had on the aviation sector, particularly in light of the continuing restrictions. Firms can continue to draw upon the unprecedented package of measures announced by the Chancellor, including a Bank of England scheme for firms to raise capital, the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, Time to Pay flexibilities with tax bills, financial support for employees and VAT deferrals or the new Airport and Ground Operator Support Scheme (AGOSS).

In total, we estimate the support we have committed to provide to the air transport sector (airlines, airports and related services) through the coronavirus support package, the new AGOSS scheme and through export development guarantees, will benefit the sector by around £6.5bn.

If businesses find themselves in severe and urgent financial difficulties, even following these unprecedented support measures, then we remain open to discussion about bespoke financial support, but only as a last resort. Any intervention would need to be on terms to protect the interests of taxpayers.

9 Feb 2021, midnight Pigs: Livestock Industry Geoffrey Cox (Conservative - Torridge and West Devon)

Question to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the challenges facing the British pig industry; and what steps the Government is taking to support pig farmers in the Torridge and West Devon constituency.

Answered by Victoria Prentis - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

I am very much aware that the pig sector is currently facing a number of challenges due to Covid-19 and global trading conditions. I will be hosting a roundtable with key industry stakeholders to discuss these challenges and will continue to work with the pig industry to address them.

The Government has made available financial assistance via a number of Covid-19 HM Treasury schemes. These can be accessed by the pig sector and we encourage companies impacted by Covid-19, including those in Torridge and West Devon, to investigate if any of these schemes are appropriate for their needs.

9 Feb 2021, midnight Levelling Up Fund Steve Reed (Labour (Co-op) - Croydon North)

Question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government:

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for the publication of details on the Levelling Up Fund.

Answered by Luke Hall - Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The Levelling Up Fund will invest in local infrastructure that has a visible impact on people and their communities and will support economic recovery.

The Fund will be jointly managed by HM Treasury, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, and the Department for Transport.

We will publish a prospectus for the fund early this year.

8 Feb 2021, midnight Aviation: Quarantine Maria Eagle (Labour - Garston and Halewood)

Question to the Department for Transport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the need to mitigate the effect of covid-19 quarantine measures on the aviation industry; and if he will make a statement.

Answered by Robert Courts - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Government recognises that the aviation sector has been significantly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Firms can continue to draw upon the unprecedented package of measures announced by the Chancellor, including a Bank of England scheme for firms to raise capital, the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, Time to Pay flexibilities with tax bills, financial support for employees and VAT deferrals.

If businesses find themselves in severe and urgent financial difficulties, even following these unprecedented support measures, then we remain open to discussion about bespoke financial support, but only as a last resort. Any intervention would need to be on terms to protect the interests of taxpayers.

The Department for Transport works closely with HM Treasury on matters related to aviation.

4 Feb 2021, midnight Climate Change and Research: Finance Layla Moran (Liberal Democrat - Oxford West and Abingdon)

Question to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy:

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what effect the 30 per cent reduction in his Department’s Official Development Assistance allocation will have on the Government’s ringfenced climate change and R&D funding commitments.

Answered by Anne-Marie Trevelyan - Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

The difficult finance situation we face due to the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a temporary reduction in the UK’s aid spending target from 0.7% of GNI to 0.5%.

ODA allocations for all departments were determined in light of this by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, in consultation with HM Treasury, and with regard to wider commitments including the R&D ringfence. The Government’s commitment to research and innovation is clearly demonstrated through the recently published R&D Roadmap, and the £400m uplift in R&D spending announced in the Spending Review.

The Department remains committed to supporting my Rt. Hon. Friend the Prime Minister’s pledge to double the UK’s International Climate Finance to £11.6bn between 2021/22 and 2025/26, and we will deliver ambitious programmes to support both this commitment and the Prime Minister’s recent pledge to spend £3bn of our climate finance on nature. This significant uplift of our climate finance sets a clear benchmark for the international community towards COP26 and beyond.

2 Feb 2021, midnight Overseas Aid Layla Moran (Liberal Democrat - Oxford West and Abingdon)

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Written Statement of 26 January 2021, Official Report, HCWS735, what the (a) percentage change and (b) real-terms change is in the allocation of Official Development Assistance to each Department for financial year 2021-22 compared to 2020-21.

Answered by James Cleverly - Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

HM Treasury are committed to publishing the 2020-21 allocations in due course. This will provide a comparison to 2021-22 allocations as set out in the Foreign Secretary's Written Statement.

1 Feb 2021, midnight Cancer: Health Services Elliot Colburn (Conservative - Carshalton and Wallington)

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to (a) make an assessment of the effectiveness of the NHS Cancer Recovery Plan and (b) provide additional funding to improve capacity in cancer services to tackle the covid-19-outbreak-induced cancer treatment and diagnostic backlogs.

Answered by Jo Churchill - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Cancer Recovery Plan aims to restore urgent referrals at least to pre-pandemic levels, to reduce the number of people waiting over 62 days from urgent referral and ensure sufficient capacity to meet demand. The latest published data for November 2020 showed urgent referrals 2% above pre-pandemic levels, the number of people waiting over 62 days 24% above pre-pandemic levels and the number of people starting a first cancer treatment within 31 days at 95% of pre-pandemic levels.

In August 2020, the National Health Service announced a £160 million initiative to extend access to ‘COVID-friendly’ cancer treatments, in October, issued £150 million in funding to expand diagnostic capacity. A further £325 million funding of diagnostics equipment was announced in November’s Spending Review and cancer patients will continue to be prioritised within the NHS and will benefit from the additional £1 billion to begin tackling the elective backlog. Departmental officials regularly engage with their counterparts at HM Treasury regarding upcoming fiscal events.

1 Feb 2021, midnight Cancer: Health Services Elliot Colburn (Conservative - Carshalton and Wallington)

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions officials of his Department have had with officials of the Treasury on ensuring that the 2021 Spring Budget includes sufficient funding for cancer (a) diagnostic and (b) treatment services to help tackle the increasing backlogs in those areas that have accrued as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

Answered by Jo Churchill - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Cancer Recovery Plan aims to restore urgent referrals at least to pre-pandemic levels, to reduce the number of people waiting over 62 days from urgent referral and ensure sufficient capacity to meet demand. The latest published data for November 2020 showed urgent referrals 2% above pre-pandemic levels, the number of people waiting over 62 days 24% above pre-pandemic levels and the number of people starting a first cancer treatment within 31 days at 95% of pre-pandemic levels.

In August 2020, the National Health Service announced a £160 million initiative to extend access to ‘COVID-friendly’ cancer treatments, in October, issued £150 million in funding to expand diagnostic capacity. A further £325 million funding of diagnostics equipment was announced in November’s Spending Review and cancer patients will continue to be prioritised within the NHS and will benefit from the additional £1 billion to begin tackling the elective backlog. Departmental officials regularly engage with their counterparts at HM Treasury regarding upcoming fiscal events.

1 Feb 2021, midnight Vocational Education: Finance Dan Jarvis (Labour - Barnsley Central)

Question to the Department for Education:

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on increasing funding for vocational education.

Answered by Gillian Keegan - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)

The department has regular engagement with my right hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and HM Treasury in respect of technical and vocational education.

The government has made major investments in technical education and announced on 31 August 2019 that it would invest an extra £400 million in 16-19 education in 2020-21. This is the largest injection of money in a single year since 2010. As part of this, the base rate of 16-19 funding increased by 4.7% in academic year 2020/21, from £4,000 to £4,188. Extra funding was been made available for more expensive and high value subjects, boosting funding for vocational areas such as construction, engineering, manufacturing and ICT.

A further £291 million was made available in the 2020 Spending Review, enabling these higher rates and additional funding elements to be maintained in 2021/22 allocations.

New T Levels will transform technical education in this country, and we announced in 2017 that these new programme would be backed by an additional £500 million of investment every year when fully rolled out, supporting the extra hours of delivery and high quality industry placements that these programmes incorporate.

We are continuing to invest in education and skills training for adults through the Adult Education Budget (AEB) (£1.34 billion in 2020/21).

My right hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced £375 million for the National Skills Fund at the Spending Review in November 2020. This includes £95 million funding for a new level 3 adult offer and £43 million for Skills Bootcamps. Investment in skills through the National Skills Fund is vital, ensuring adults have the opportunity to progress into higher wage employment and to support those who need to, the opportunity to retrain at different points throughout their lives.

From April 2021, we will be supporting any adult aged 24 and over who wants to achieve their first full level 3 qualification – equivalent to two A levels, or a technical certificate or diploma – to access nearly 400 fully funded courses. Complementing the Level 3 adult offer, the Skills Bootcamps offer free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer. Skills Bootcamps have the potential to transform the skills landscape for adults and employers.

Bill Documents

Date Legislation Title Type
Feb. 18 2021 Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill 2019-21 - Government Bill Briefing Paper on Lords Amendments Briefing papers

Found: Property Federation, City of London La w Society and the Central Association of Landlord Valuers. 30 HM

Tweets

Date Source
20 Feb 2021, 4:10 p.m. Guy Opperman (Conservative - Hexham)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)

@GavinBarwell I suspect the Secretary of State will step in and take the Urgent Question if the jun minister is in Wolverhampton or vice versa. Trains are 2hrs; we get more notice of UQs now under the new Speaker, which is good. The system would work up north if / when HMT move, in part, too - Tweet Link

12 Feb 2021, 8:30 p.m. Steve Webb (Liberal Democrat - Thornbury and Yate)

@romisavova @pensionbee Thanks Romi. The challenge is that if HMT go ahead as planned, any new pension opened after yesterday will presumably lock in 57, so my assumption is that the warnings need to be there now. - Tweet Link

9 Feb 2021, 1:58 p.m. Simon Hoare (Conservative - North Dorset)

I know you agree with me @naomi_long that the establishment of the Independent Fiscal Council is long long long overdue and would help make a case to HMT. Let’s get the IFC up and running https://t.co/iZEDfaDV8Z - Tweet Link

8 Feb 2021, 7:40 p.m. George Freeman (Conservative - Mid Norfolk)

@robertashton1 @SaveOurSwan @wallgardenshop V V Surprised to hear it. I’ll get onto it. Could you email me Robert and I’ll pick up w HMT - Tweet Link

National Audit Office

Date Title Type
Feb. 26 2021 Summary - Reducing carbon emissions from cars (PDF) Energy and environment

Found: HM Treasury has also announced a Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund, a £400 million fund, of which

Feb. 26 2021 Report - Reducing carbon emissions from cars (PDF) Energy and environment

Found: HM Treasury has also announced a Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund, a £400 million fund, of which

Feb. 19 2021 Departmental Overview: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2019-20 (PDF) Energy and environment

Found: Under the HM Treasury Financial Reporting Manual (FReM), government bodies are required to value their

Feb. 18 2021 Good practice in annual reporting (PDF) Europe

Found: the purpose to objectives, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and ˜nally contribution to back to HM

Feb. 12 2021 Summary - Environmental tax measures (PDF) Energy and environment

Found: Where ministers decide to use tax measures to support environmental goals, HM Treasury and HM Revenue

Feb. 12 2021 Environmental tax measures (webpage) Energy and environment

Found: and Industrial Strategy, Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, HM Revenue and Customs, HM

Feb. 12 2021 Report - Environmental tax measures (PDF) Energy and environment

Found: Where ministers decide to use tax measures to support environmental goals, HM Treasury and HM Revenue

Feb. 05 2021 Report - UK Research and Innovation's management of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (PDF) Business and enterprise

Found: HM˚Treasury scrutinises and approves, from a value for money perspective, business˚cases (a˚condition

Feb. 05 2021 Summary - UK Research and Innovation's management of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (PDF) Business and enterprise

Found: announced in late 2016 and funded from the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) introduced by HM

Feb. 05 2021 UK Research and Innovation’s management of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (webpage) Business and enterprise

Found: To sustain this position, the Department and HM Treasury, working with UKRI, need to place more emphasis

Dept. Publications

Transparency

Date Department Title Type
Feb. 26 2021 Home Office Source Page: Immigration & Protection data: February 2021
Document: Immigration & Protection data: February 2021 (ODS)
Transparency

Found: subsequent FYs From 2018/19, the unit cost includes depreciation costs in order to bring it in line with HM

Feb. 26 2021 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Source Page: Defra: workforce management information January 2021
Document: Defra: workforce management information January 2021 (Excel)
Transparency

Found: equivalentThese cells have formulae - please do not enter dataPayroll staff costsSalaryPlease refer to the HMT

Feb. 24 2021 Department for Transport Source Page: DfT OLR Holdings Limited: annual report and accounts 2019 to 2020
Document: DfT OLR Holdings Limited: annual report and accounts 2019 to 2020 (PDF)
Transparency

Found: reporting requirements set out in the Government Financial Reporting Manual 2019 -20 (FReM) as issued by HM

Feb. 22 2021 Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office Source Page: Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office supplementary estimates memorandum 2020 to 2021
Document: Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office supplementary estimates memorandum 2020 to 2021 (PDF)
Transparency

Found: Agency at theend of this financial year.The G European Bank for Reconstruction andDevelopment (EBRD): HMT

Feb. 22 2021 Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office Source Page: Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office supplementary estimates memorandum 2020 to 2021
Document: Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office supplementary estimates memorandum 2020 to 2021 (PDF)
Transparency

Found: Approval This memorandum has been prepared according to the requirements and guidance set out by HM

Feb. 22 2021 Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office Source Page: Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office supplementary estimates memorandum 2020 to 2021
Document: Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office supplementary estimates memorandum 2020 to 2021 (ODS)
Transparency

Found: supplementary estimates process to reallocate existing funds, and to allocate any additional funds from HM

Feb. 18 2021 Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Source Page: BFI Annual Report
Document: BFI Annual Report (PDF)
Transparency

Found: We have held two teach- ins on EIS for HMT to develop understanding of how film and television is

Feb. 17 2021 Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Source Page: DCMS Accounting Officer Assessments
Document: DCMS Accounting Officer Assessments (PDF)
Transparency

Found: Business Case (OBC) and amendment reflecting the impact of Covid 19 has been approved by DCMS a nd HMT

Feb. 08 2021 Home Office Source Page: Police Advisory Board for England and Wales: annual report, 2019 to 2020
Document: Police Advisory Board for England and Wales: annual report, 2019 to 2020 (PDF)
Transparency

Found: At the SAB meeting in July, we invited an official from HM Treasury to assist our discussion.

Feb. 08 2021 Cabinet Office Source Page: Central Government spend with SMEs 2016 to 2017
Document: Central Government spend with SMEs 2016 to 2017 (ODS)
Transparency

Found: 0.068 0.263 98 6 0.064 10 0.104 0.169 HMRC 1436 160 0.111 117 0.081 0.192 1577 216 0.137 126 0.08 0.217 HMT

Feb. 04 2021 Cabinet Office Source Page: Cabinet Office: special advisers' gifts, hospitality and meetings, July to September 2020
Document: Cabinet Office: special advisers' gifts, hospitality and meetings, July to September 2020 (webpage)
Transparency

Found: 2021 From: Cabinet Office Documents Number 10 and HM

Feb. 04 2021 Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Source Page: UK Anti-Doping annual report and accounts 2019 to 2020
Document: UK Anti-Doping annual report and accounts 2019 to 2020 (PDF)
Transparency

Found: for keeping proper records and the s assets, are set out in Managing Public Money published by HM

Policy and Engagement

Date Department Title Type
Feb. 17 2021 Department for Education Source Page: Evidence to the STRB: 2021 pay award for school staff
Document: Evidence to the STRB: 2021 pay award for school staff (PDF)
Policy and Engagement

Found: HM Treasury has published the ir evidence for this policy in their economic evidence paper . 11.

Feb. 10 2021 Cabinet Office Source Page: Consultation on the expansion of the National Fraud Initiative (NFI) Data Matching Powers and the new Code of Data Matching Practice
Document: Consultation on the expansion of the National Fraud Initiative (NFI) Data Matching Powers and the new Code of Data Matching Practice (PDF)
Policy and Engagement

Found: Audit Scotland HM Land Registry Audit Wales HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) BBC HM Treasury

Feb. 04 2021 Department of Health and Social Care Source Page: DHSC and NHS Resolution framework agreement
Document: DHSC and NHS Resolution framework agreement (PDF)
Policy and Engagement

Found: members will operate within the general principles of the corporate governance guidelines set out by HM

Feb. 04 2021 Department of Health and Social Care Source Page: DHSC and NHS Resolution framework agreement
Document: DHSC and NHS Resolution framework agreement (PDF)
Policy and Engagement

Found: In relation to financial reporting, the Department is required by HM Treasury to report in - year financial

Feb. 01 2021 Department of Health and Social Care Source Page: Changes to DHSC group accounting manual 2021 to 2022
Document: Changes to DHSC group accounting manual 2021 to 2022 (PDF)
Policy and Engagement

Found: Treasury may request present the information in such form as HM Treasury may direct arrange for

Feb. 01 2021 Department of Health and Social Care Source Page: Changes to DHSC group accounting manual 2021 to 2022
Document: Changes to DHSC group accounting manual 2021 to 2022 (PDF)
Policy and Engagement

Found: Treasury. 1.9 Refinement of the HM Treasury application guidance is ongoing.

Jan. 30 2021 Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Source Page: Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission: government response to the ‘Living with Beauty’ report
Document: Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission: government response to the ‘Living with Beauty’ report (PDF)
Policy and Engagement

Found: Where they relate to tax, HM Treasury and HMRC will consider this carefully.

News and Communications

Date Department Title Type
Feb. 17 2021 Ministry of Justice Source Page: Letter from Lord Chancellor to the Chair of the Senior Salaries Review Body
Document: Letter from Lord Chancellor to the Chair of the Senior Salaries Review Body (PDF)
News and Communications

Found: We are working with HM Treasury to confirm the timetable for bringing forward the necessary legislation

Feb. 16 2021 Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Source Page: Recovered appeal: Land at Mitchelswood Farm, Allington Road, Newick, East Sussex (ref: 3119171 - 16 February 2021)
Document: Recovered appeal: Land at Mitchelswood Farm, Allington Road, Newick, East Sussex (ref: 3119171 - 16 February 2021) (PDF)
News and Communications

Found: 10.10 Living Working Countryside (the ‚Taylor Review ™), July 2008 CD 10.11 Plan for Growth - HM

Research and Statistics

Date Department Title Type
Feb. 16 2021 Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Source Page: Power to the people: independent report on competition policy
Document: Power to the people: independent report on competition policy (PDF)
Research and Statistics

Found: In February 2020, HM Treasury and the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy commissioned

Feb. 16 2021 Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Source Page: Power to the people: independent report on competition policy
Document: Power to the people: independent report on competition policy (webpage)
Research and Statistics

Found: 2021 From: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and HM

Feb. 08 2021 Department for Education Source Page: Estimating the impact of EU exit on UK higher education
Document: Estimating the impact of EU exit on UK higher education (PDF)
Research and Statistics

Found: discounted by an annual nominal discount rate of 5.6%, derived using an inflation rate of 2.0% and the HMT

Policy paper

Date Department Title Type
Feb. 12 2021 Home Office Source Page: Home Office evidence to the Police Remuneration Review Body, 2021 to 2022
Document: Home Office evidence to the Police Remuneration Review Body, 2021 to 2022 (PDF)
Policy paper

Found: Progress continues to be made against the effecti veness conditions agreed with HM Treasury in 2019

Feb. 06 2021 Department for Education Source Page: International Education Strategy: 2021 update
Document: International Education Strategy: 2021 update (PDF)
Policy paper

Found: can be used by eligible exporting firms to access working capital through their bank with an 80% HM

Guidance and Regulation

Date Department Title Type
Feb. 04 2021 Home Office Source Page: Public service pension schemes consultation response guidance
Document: public service pension scheme consultation response (PDF)
Guidance and Regulation

Found: HMT received 3,144 responses to the consultation, expressing a broad range of views from individual

Feb. 01 2021 Home Office Source Page: Immigration Rules archive: 31 December 2020 to 30 January 2021
Document: Immigration Rules archive: 31 December 2020 to 30 January 2021 (PDF)
Guidance and Regulation

Found: fellowships and PhD research internships for economists who will undertake placements with the Bank of HM

Non-Dept Publications

Transparency

Date Non Ministerial Department Title Type
Feb. 26 2021 UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Source Page: Immigration & Protection data: February 2021
Document: Immigration & Protection data: February 2021 (ODS)
Transparency

Found: subsequent FYs From 2018/19, the unit cost includes depreciation costs in order to bring it in line with HM

Feb. 26 2021 Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) Source Page: RSH spending over £250 - 2021
Document: RSH spending over £250 - 2021 (webpage)
Transparency

Found: HM Treasury requires that all central government departments publish details of their spending for transactions

Feb. 24 2021 DfT OLR Holdings Limited (DOHL) Source Page: DfT OLR Holdings Limited: annual report and accounts 2019 to 2020
Document: DfT OLR Holdings Limited: annual report and accounts 2019 to 2020 (PDF)
Transparency

Found: reporting requirements set out in the Government Financial Reporting Manual 2019 -20 (FReM) as issued by HM

Feb. 22 2021 UK Export Finance (UKEF) Source Page: UKEF: spend over £25,000, January 2021
Document: UKEF: spend over £25,000, January 2021 (webpage)
Transparency

Found: Details HM Treasury requires that all central government departments publish details of their spending

Feb. 18 2021 British Film Institute (BFI) Source Page: BFI Annual Report
Document: BFI Annual Report (PDF)
Transparency

Found: We have held two teach- ins on EIS for HMT to develop understanding of how film and television is

Feb. 17 2021 Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (ACOBA) Source Page: Advisory Committee on Business Appointments' Annual Report 2018-2019 & 2019-2020
Document: Advisory Committee on Business Appointments' Annual Report 2018-2019 & 2019-2020 (PDF)
Transparency

Found: and Customs HO The Home Office MHCLG The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government HMT

Feb. 16 2021 Homes England Source Page: Homes England Annual Report & Financial Statements 2018/19
Document: Homes England Annual Report & Financial Statements 2018/19 (PDF)
Transparency

Found: Treasury.

Feb. 15 2021 Valuation Tribunal Service (VTS) Source Page: The Valuation Tribunal Service annual report and accounts 2019 to 2020
Document: The Valuation Tribunal Service annual report and accounts 2019 to 2020 (PDF)
Transparency

Found: records and for safeguarding the VTS™s assets, are set out in Managing Public Money published by HM

Feb. 15 2021 Valuation Tribunal Service (VTS) Source Page: The Valuation Tribunal Service annual report and accounts 2019 to 2020
Document: The Valuation Tribunal Service annual report and accounts 2019 to 2020 (PDF)
Transparency

Found: records and for safeguarding the VTS™s assets, are set out in Managing Public Money published by HM

Feb. 10 2021 Pubs Code Adjudicator (PCA) Source Page: PCA Annual Report and Accounts 01 April 2019 to 31 March 2020
Document: PCA Annual Report and Accounts 01 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 (PDF)
Transparency

Found: Covid-19 the PCA has taken the option to streamline the annual report in line with guidance issued by HM

Feb. 10 2021 Public Health England (PHE) Source Page: PHE spend over £25,000: 2020
Document: PHE spend over £25,000: 2020 (ODS)
Transparency

Found: Social Marketing Advertising Smokefree / VOD VENDOR NOT CGA Department of Health Public Health England HM

Feb. 08 2021 Police Advisory Board for England and Wales (PAB) Source Page: Police Advisory Board for England and Wales: annual report, 2019 to 2020
Document: Police Advisory Board for England and Wales: annual report, 2019 to 2020 (PDF)
Transparency

Found: At the SAB meeting in July, we invited an official from HM Treasury to assist our discussion.

Feb. 04 2021 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Source Page: Evaluation of HMRC’s implementation of powers, obligations and safeguards
Document: Evaluation of HMRC’s implementation of powers, obligations and safeguards (PDF)
Transparency

Found: 10 HMRC Charter https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hmrc - charter & HM

Feb. 04 2021 UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) Source Page: UK Anti-Doping annual report and accounts 2019 to 2020
Document: UK Anti-Doping annual report and accounts 2019 to 2020 (PDF)
Transparency

Found: for keeping proper records and the s assets, are set out in Managing Public Money published by HM

Feb. 03 2021 Medical Research Council (MRC) Source Page: MRC annual report and accounts 2019 to 2020
Document: MRC annual report and accounts 2019 to 2020 (PDF)
Transparency

Found: proper records and for safeguarding MR C™s assets are set out in Managing Public Money published by HM

Statistics

Date Non Ministerial Department Title Type
Feb. 25 2021 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Source Page: UK charity tax relief statistics commentary
Document: UK charity tax relief statistics commentary (PDF)
Statistics

Found: More specifically, it is known that policy colleagues in HMRC and HMT use the statistics to assess

Guidance and Regulation

Date Non Ministerial Department Title Type
Feb. 22 2021 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Source Page: Accountancy sector guidance for money laundering supervision
Document: Accountancy sector guidance for money laundering supervision (PDF)
Guidance and Regulation

Found: 1.3.1 Because this guidance has been approved by HM Treasury, the UK courts must take account of

Feb. 19 2021 Public Health England (PHE) Source Page: COVID-19 and worklessness: support for London local authorities
Document: COVID-19 and worklessness: support for London local authorities (PDF)
Guidance and Regulation

Found: society . 33 29 Gov UK Intensive Personalised Employment Support - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) 30 HM

Feb. 18 2021 Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) Source Page: Financial sanctions, Burma
Document: Financial sanctions, Burma (PDF)
Guidance and Regulation

Found: financial sanctions in the UK sh ould be addressed to: Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation HM

Feb. 18 2021 Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) Source Page: Financial sanctions, Burma
Document: Financial sanctions, Burma (PDF)
Guidance and Regulation

Found: financial sanctions in the UK should be addressed to: Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation HM

Feb. 18 2021 Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) Source Page: Financial sanctions, Burma
Document: Financial sanctions, Burma (webpage)
Guidance and Regulation

Found: 2018 Last updated 18 February 2021 — see all updates From: HM

Feb. 18 2021 UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Source Page: Welcome: a guide for new refugees
Document: Welcome: a guide for new refugees (webpage)
Guidance and Regulation

Found: Finance: Civil Service People Survey 2019 ACOBA recommendation: James Duddridge MP, Lord Commissioner of HM

Feb. 04 2021 Police Advisory Board for England and Wales (PAB) Source Page: Public service pension schemes consultation response guidance
Document: public service pension scheme consultation response (PDF)
Guidance and Regulation

Found: HMT received 3,144 responses to the consultation, expressing a broad range of views from individual

Research and Statistics

Date Non Ministerial Department Title Type
Feb. 19 2021 The Insolvency Service (the Insolvency Service) Source Page: Monthly Insolvency Statistics, January 2021
Document: Monthly Insolvency Statistics, January 2021 (PDF)
Research and Statistics

Found: Special Advisor ( x 2 ) BEIS Press Officer ( x 2 ) BEIS Chancellor of the Exchequer HMT

News and Communications

Date Non Ministerial Department Title Type
Feb. 17 2021 Senior Salaries Review Body (SSRB) Source Page: Letter from Lord Chancellor to the Chair of the Senior Salaries Review Body
Document: Letter from Lord Chancellor to the Chair of the Senior Salaries Review Body (PDF)
News and Communications

Found: We are working with HM Treasury to confirm the timetable for bringing forward the necessary legislation

Feb. 04 2021 Council for Science and Technology (CST) Source Page: The contribution of science and technology for levelling up across the UK
Document: The contribution of science and technology for levelling up across the UK (PDF)
News and Communications

Found: Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth ; the Cabinet Secretary and the Permanent Secretaries of HM

Policy paper

Date Non Ministerial Department Title Type
Feb. 09 2021 Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street (Number 10) Source Page: Build Back Better Business Council Terms of Reference
Document: Build Back Better Business Council Terms of Reference (PDF)
Policy paper

Found: 1O DOWNING STREET HM Treasury LONDON SW1A

Feb. 09 2021 Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street (Number 10) Source Page: Build Back Better Business Council Terms of Reference
Document: Build Back Better Business Council Terms of Reference (webpage)
Policy paper

Found: 9 February 2021 From: Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street, HM