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.

Rt Hon Oliver Dowden MP
Paymaster General (HM Treasury)

Secretary of State

Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Ministers of State
Jesse Norman MP
Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General
John Glen MP
Minister of State (Treasury) (City)
Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
Parliamentary Under-Secretaries of State
John Glen MP
Economic Secretary (HM Treasury)
Mr Simon Clarke MP
Exchequer Secretary (HM Treasury)
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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:

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

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

Most Recent Commons Appearances by Category
Date Type Title
Jul. 15 Oral Questions Oral Answers to Questions
Jul. 15 Topical Questions Topical Questions
Jul. 24 Urgent Questions British Steel
Jul. 24 Written Statements Justice and Home Affairs Council
Jul. 09 Westminster Hall Devolved Administrations: Borrowing Powers
Jul. 08 Adjournment Debate Precious Metal Markets
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HM Treasury Legislation

Title Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) (No.3) Bill 2017-19 Committee negatived (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 16 July, 2019 2nd reading: House of Lords

16 Jul 2019

22 Jul 2019, 3:59 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.
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 13 Feb 2019, 9 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.
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 3rd reading: House of Lords

23 Jul 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.

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.


HM Treasury Publications

Most Recent Publications
Date Title Type
Aug. 17 £600 million boost for housing News and Communications
Aug. 15 Treasury renews support for Northern Powerhouse News and Communications
Aug. 14 Banking, insurance and other financial services if there’s no Brexit deal Guidance and Regulation
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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
6 Aug 2019, 2:08 p.m. Taxation: Electronic Government Baroness Altmann

Question

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to continue with the rollout of their Simple Assessment and dynamic coding projects, which were paused in May 2018.

Answer (Lord Young of Cookham)

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) delivered Simple Assessment to a small number of customers in 2017. Due to the need to prioritise EU exit, HMRC temporarily suspended further work to extend the service to a larger number of customers. The service remains active for the original user base, and further enhancements are being made this financial year. HMRC are reviewing whether to make further investments into the service in the context of the Spending Review.

HMRC have long had a delivery plan for the dynamic coding-out of debt project. The service was successfully introduced for a number of taxation scenarios that cause an over- or under-payment of PAYE.

After the closure of the Making Tax Digital for Individuals Programme, which included a wider dynamic coding option, and resource reallocation to EU exit, a new IT solution was required for this Budget 2017 project. HMRC remain committed to delivering this project. Further work on the wider dynamic coding activities will be considered as part of wider Spending Review planning.

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