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

Latest News (from Department Twitter Feed)

28 Jan 2020, 12:59 p.m.
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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
Jan. 07 Oral Questions Oral Answers to Questions
Jan. 07 Topical Questions Topical Questions
Sep. 30 Urgent Questions No-deal Brexit: Short Positions against the Pound
Jan. 27 Written Statements Business Rates Reliefs
Jan. 23 Westminster Hall Public Transport: North Staffordshire
Jan. 14 Adjournment Debate HMRC Tax Office: Cumbernauld
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HM Treasury Legislation

Title Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
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) (No.3) 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.

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 1 year, 10 months ago

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

119,587
Petition Closed

Keep Childcare Vouchers open beyond April 2018

Gov Responded - 12 Oct 2017 Debated on - 15 Jan 2018
18 Mar 2018
closed 1 year, 10 months ago

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

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HM Treasury Publications

Most Recent Publications
Date Title Type
Jan. 28 EST speech at launch of Financial Services Skills Task Force report News and Communications
Jan. 28 A letter from John Glen to Stephen Jones on Mortgage Prisoners News and Communications
Jan. 26 First images of Brexit coin revealed News and Communications
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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
27 Jan 2020, 2:51 p.m. NHS: Pensions Neale Hanvey

Question

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the effect of NHS pension rules on trends in the level of recruitment and retention of NHS staff.

Answer (John Glen)

The Government is listening carefully to concerns raised by senior doctors and NHS employers about the effect of limits on pensions tax relief. As part of a wider drive to ensure the NHS has the staff it needs to meet demand and transform care, the Government is carrying out an urgent review of the pensions annual allowance taper problem that has caused some doctors to turn down extra shifts for fear of high tax bills. Ministers at HM Treasury and the Department for Health and Social Care have met the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the British Medical Association as part of this review.

The review is also considering the responses to the Department for Health and Social Care’s consultation on pension flexibility. The review will report at Budget.

In addition, in September 2019 guidance was issued by NHS Employers informing employers of the short-term approaches that they could take to mitigate the effect of pension tax on their workforce this tax year. The NHS has also implemented an immediate measure to preserve clinical capacity amid the increased pressure on services during the winter period. This has enabled NHS employers to compensate NHS clinicians for the effect on their pensions of annual allowance charges incurred in 2019/20.

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