HM Treasury

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


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Secretary of State

Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Ministers of State
Rt Hon Stephen Barclay MP
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP
Paymaster General
Jesse Norman MP
Financial Secretary (HM Treasury)
John Glen MP
Minister of State (Treasury) (City)
Parliamentary Under-Secretaries of State
Mrs Kemi Badenoch MP
Exchequer Secretary (HM Treasury)
John Glen MP
Economic Secretary (HM Treasury)
Shadow Ministers
Shadow Secretaries
Sir Edward Davey (Liberal Democrat)
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Treasury)
Jonathan Edwards (Plaid Cymru)
Shadow PC Spokesperson (Treasury)
Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party)
Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Treasury)
John McDonnell (Labour)
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
Sammy Wilson (Democratic Unionist Party)
Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Treasury)
Shadow Ministers
Stephen Flynn (Scottish National Party)
Shadow SNP Deputy Spokesperson (Treasury - Financial Secretary)
Peter Grant (Scottish National Party)
Shadow SNP Deputy Spokesperson (Treasury - Chief Secretary)
Ms Lyn Brown (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Treasury)
Anneliese Dodds (Labour (Co-op))
Shadow Minister (Treasury)
Clive Lewis (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Treasury)
Peter Dowd (Labour)
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury
Other
Jonathan Reynolds (Labour (Co-op))
Shadow Economic Secretary (Treasury)

Latest News (from Department Twitter Feed)

2 Apr 2020, 1:45 p.m.
The Chancellor will be answering your questions tomorrow on the measures in place to protect jobs and businesses during coronavirus. Submit them by commenting below and using #AskRishi https://t.co/puKkajbTK6 - Link
2 Apr 2020, 1:15 p.m.
Who is classed as a furloughed worker and what support do they get during #coronavirus? Here are the answers to some of your biggest questions with more details at https://t.co/HN9FBxzwRm https://t.co/EOGM0Rkatu - Link
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HM Treasury Commons Appearances

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

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

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

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

Most Recent Commons Appearances by Category
Date Type Title
Mar. 24 Oral Questions Oral Answers to Questions
Mar. 24 Topical Questions Topical Questions
Mar. 24 Urgent Questions Self-employed Persons: Financial Support
Mar. 25 Written Statements Pension Reforms
Mar. 18 Westminster Hall Bank Branch Closures
Mar. 18 Adjournment Debate Future of Farming: Somerset
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HM Treasury Legislation

Title Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Finance Bill 2019-21 1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 2nd reading: House of Commons

22 Apr 2020

26 Mar 2020, 1:49 p.m.
A Bill to grant certain duties, to alter other duties, and to amend the law relating to the national debt and the public revenue, and to make further provision in connection with finance.
Finance (No.2) Act 2017 Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 16 November, 2017 1 Dec 2017, 10:52 a.m.
A Bill to grant certain duties, to alter other duties, and to amend the law relating to the national debt and the public revenue, and to make further provision in connection with finance.
Finance Act 2018 Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 15 March, 2018 16 Mar 2018, 3:35 p.m.
A Bill to grant certain duties, to alter other duties, and to amend the law relating to the national debt and the public revenue, and to make further provision in connection with finance.
Finance Act 2019 Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceddings) 12 February, 2019 30 Sep 2019, 2:24 p.m.
A Bill to grant certain duties, to alter other duties, and to amend the law relating to the national debt and the public revenue, and to make further provision in connection with finance.
Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2018 Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 15 March, 2018 20 Feb 2019, 10:56 a.m.
To authorise the use of resources for the years ending with 31 March 2017, 31 March 2018 and 31 March 2019; to authorise the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund for the years ending 31 March 2018 and 31 March 2019; and to appropriate the supply authorised by this Act for the years ending with 31 March 2017 and 31 March 2018.
Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2019 Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 15 March, 2019 18 Mar 2019, 10:53 a.m.
To authorise the use of resources for the years ending with 31 March 2018, 31 March 2019 and 31 March 2020; to authorise the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund for those years; and to appropriate the supply authorised by this Act for the years ending with 31 March 2018 and 31 March 2019.
Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Act 2017 Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 19 July, 2017 24 Jul 2017, 4:07 p.m.
Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Act 2018 Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 19 July, 2018 20 Jul 2018, 10:55 a.m.
To authorise the use of resources for the year ending with 31 March 2019; to authorise both the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund and the application of income for that year; and to appropriate the supply authorised for that year by this Act and by the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2018.
Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018 Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 13 September, 2018 14 Sep 2018, 1:28 p.m.
A Bill to impose and regulate a duty of customs by reference to the importation of goods into the United Kingdom; to confer a power to impose and regulate a duty of customs by reference to the export of goods from the United Kingdom; to make other provision in relation to any duty of customs in connection with the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU; to amend the law relating to value added tax, and the law relating to any excise duty on goods, in connection with that withdrawal; and for connected purposes.
National Insurance Contributions (Termination Awards and Sporting Testimonials) Act 2019 Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 24 July, 2019 25 Jul 2019, 6:51 p.m.
A Bill to provide for Class 1A national insurance contributions on certain termination awards; and to provide for the controller of a sporting testimonial to be the person liable to pay Class 1A national insurance contributions on payments from money raised by the testimonial.
Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Act 2019 Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 17 July, 2019 16 Sep 2019, 1:23 p.m.
A Bil to Authorise the use of resources for the year ending with 31 March 2020; to authorise both the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund and the application of income for that year; and to appropriate the supply authorised for that year by this Act and by the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2019.
Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2020 Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 16 March, 2020 17 Mar 2020, 10:27 a.m.
A Bill to authorise the use of resources for the years ending with 31 March 2020 and 31 March 2021; to authorise the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund for those years; and to appropriate the supply authorised by this Act for the year ending with 31 March 2020.
Contingencies Fund Act 2020 Committee negatived (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 25 March, 2020 26 Mar 2020, 9:43 a.m.
A Bill to make provision increasing the maximum capital of the Contingencies Fund for a temporary period.

Petitions addressed by HM Treasury

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

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

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

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

119,587
Petition Closed

Keep Childcare Vouchers open beyond April 2018

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

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

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HM Treasury Select Committee

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

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


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HM Treasury Written Questions

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

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

Latest Written Question
Date Title Questioner
31 Mar 2020, 4 p.m. Self-employed: Coronavirus Alexander Stafford

Question

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support (a) childminders and (b) other self-employed people during the covid-19 outbreak.

Answer (Jesse Norman)

The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced new support for the self-employed on 26 March 2020.

The new Self-Employed Income Support Scheme will help those with lost trading profits due to COVID-19. It will allow eligible individuals to claim a taxable grant worth 80% of their trading profits up to a maximum of £2,500 per month for the next 3 months. This may be extended if needed and is one of the most generous self-employed support schemes in the world.

To qualify, an individual’s self-employed trading profits must be less than £50,000 and more than half of their income comes from self-employment. 95% of people who receive the majority of their income from self-employment will be eligible for this scheme.

HM Revenue & Customs will contact individuals if they are eligible for the scheme, and will invite them to apply online using a simple form. HMRC are working on this urgently and expect people to be able to access the Scheme no later than the beginning of June.

More information about the Scheme, including the full eligibility criteria and how to claim, is available at: www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme.

The Scheme supplements the significant support already announced for UK businesses and employees, including the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, and deferral of tax payments.

More information about the full range of business support measures is available at www.businesssupport.gov.uk/coronavirus-business-support/.

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