What has Rishi Sunak been up to today?
Rishi Sunak is MP for Richmond (Yorks) and a member of the Conservative party.
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⬆️NICs tax cut
⬆️1st Cost of Living payment
⬆️HMRC tax credit payment
⬆️£150 disability payment
⬆️£400 for all households
⬆️2nd Cost of Living payment
⬆️Winter fuel payment
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The Horizon IT dispute had a devastating impact on postmasters and their families.
Without the efforts of these postmasters, this terrible injustice may have never been uncovered so it is only right that they are compensated fully and fairly.
Today I can confirm we are providing £19.5m as an interim compensation to members of the GLO – the 555 – who brought the first legal action against the Post Office over Horizon.
Exciting to see such a fantastic group of entrepreneurs back the next generation of talent to build tech companies at @join_ef.
🚀💥 Very big day at @join_ef today as we announce our $158m Series C from a coalition of some of the world's best founders and company builders, inc @collision @patrickc @reidhoffman @photomatt @taavet and many more: https://tech.eu/2022/06/29/a-whos-who-of-founders-turned-investors-pump-158-million-into-londons-entrepreneur-first/
We are leading the way in providing vital military assistance to Ukraine.
This announcement brings the total UK military support since the outbreak of war to £2.3 billion, more than any country other than the United States.
The UK will provide an additional £1 billion of military support to Ukraine.
This will go towards capabilities including sophisticated air defence systems, innovative new electronic warfare equipment and vital kit for Ukrainian soldiers. 🇺🇦
The UK is leading the way in providing vital military assistance to Ukraine.
We continue to stand squarely behind President @ZelenskyyUa and the Ukrainian people to ensure Putin fails 🇬🇧🇺🇦 https://twitter.com/ZelenskyyUa/status/1542407158645620737
I’m grateful to 🇬🇧 Prime Minister @BorisJohnson for allocating an additional £1 billion for security assistance to Ukraine. 🇬🇧 is our true friend and strategic partner. We appreciate the consistent, leadership support for 🇺🇦 in countering Russian aggression.
See what support is available 👇
The Government’s #CostOfLiving package has received Royal Assent
- millions will get at least £1,200 this year
- over 6 million disabled people will receive an extra £150
- eligible pensioners will receive a £300 top up
Visit the #CostOfLiving website http://ow.ly/nKxx50JJzgp
Working families, claim Tax-Free Childcare and get 20% of your costs from the Government. So, for every £8 you put towards childcare, you will get a £2 top up to use towards:
Find out more here 👇
Today's business starts at 11.30am. I will be in the Chair for Questions to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, @RishiSunak.
Find out more about what's happening in the Chamber today ⬇️ https://twitter.com/HouseofCommons/status/1541728048004866048
The House of Commons sits from 11.30am today.
Find out what’s on in the House of Commons today in the #OrderPaper: https://commonsbusiness.parliament.uk/Document/57850/Html?subType=Standard
Follow the Chamber in real time: https://now.parliament.uk/
Great that 100,000 people have already checked how much they could save as a result of the threshold changes to National Insurance.
See what you could save: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/estimate-how-the-national-insurance-contributions-changes-will-affect-you
Putin’s actions in Ukraine are creating terrible aftershocks, driving up energy and food prices across the world.
Global leaders need to come together to help Ukraine and make life easier for households across the world.
Nothing should be off the table. https://twitter.com/10DowningStreet/status/1541375179636473857
We must end Putin's stranglehold on grain which drives up global food prices, deprives Ukraine of revenue and puts millions at risk of starvation.
We will work with partners to end Russia's grain blockade and with Ukraine to repair vital railways.
See how much you could save with our new calculator tool ⬇
The National Insurance Contribution tax cut is coming in next week.
These changes will benefit over 30 million people and save the typical employee £330 per year.
Chancellor @RishiSunak explains more 👇
On #ArmedForcesDay I want to honour all the men and women who are serving and who have served our country.
Thank you for your hard work, dedication and for keeping us safe.
After yesterday's roundtable in Aberdeen, I hosted a Treasury Connect at the Net Zero Technology Centre @netzero_tc where I met with staff members and answered their questions on key issues including the cost of living, jobs and the future of the UK energy sector.
I’m sad that my colleague and friend @OliverDowden took the decision to resign this morning.
We all take responsibility for the results and I’m determined to continue working to tackle the cost of living, including delivering NICs changes saving 30 million people on average £330
A great pleasure to welcome Chancellor @RishiSunak to West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine today!
A great friend to Scotland and the North East. 👍🇬🇧
The energy sector is vital for the economy through the jobs it supports, the energy security it provides and for our transition to net zero.
It was great to speak with energy companies in Aberdeen about the future of the industry, including investment in North Sea oil & gas.
UK-GCC FTA negotiations are now underway! https://twitter.com/tradegovuk/status/1539536307239718913
NEWS: We have just launched negotiations for a trade deal with the Gulf Cooperation Council 🇬🇧 🤝 🇧🇭🇰🇼🇴🇲🇶🇦🇸🇦🇦🇪
The @GCC has a combined economy of £1.2tn and a deal could add at least £1.6bn per year to the UK economy 👏
Read more: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-launches-ambitious-trade-deal-with-gulf-nations
We're using all the tools at our disposal, and we have the determination, to combat rising prices, reduce inflation and rebuild a stronger economy.
Millions of people will be protected through strengthening regulation of interest-free Buy-Now Pay-Later credit agreements.
Read more in the 🧵 below.
1/ Yesterday we announced plans to strengthen regulation of Buy-Now-Pay-Later credit agreements - protecting millions of people from potential harm.
Find out more about our proposals 👇
Find out what support you might be able to get to help with your living costs 👇
The government's new Financial Support and Benefits Checker Tool will help people with rising costs by showing what support they are eligible for that they may currently not be accessing.
Find out what is available to you: https://www.gov.uk/check-benefits-financial-support
We’ve launched a new calculator to help you understand what financial support you could be eligible for.
Check now ⬇️
From 6 July, National Insurance thresholds are changing, so you pay National Insurance contributions on less of your income. Find details on http://GOV.UK. A new calculator gives a broad estimate of what PAYE employees will pay:
We're motivated to help increase the digital skills and productivity in the UK, as we believe this to be important in driving economic growth.
See what @RishiSunak believes about the importance of digital skills for the UK economy
On 6 July, the NICs tax cut means that 30 million people will have their take-home pay boosted up by £330 and keep more of what they earn.
Use our new online tool now and find out how these changes could help you: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/estimate-how-the-national-insurance-contributions-changes-will-affect-you
Mr President, Volodymyr,
It is good to be in Kyiv again.
Great progress. We're backing this project through our £160million fund to attract offshore wind manufacturers to the UK
We are determined to grow and nurture a strong, domestic manufacturing base so businesses and our workforce can fully seize the economic benefits 🇬🇧 https://twitter.com/BenHouchen/status/1537686018127802369
📣 Plans for world’s largest offshore turbine base factory signed off and approved 🙌
The mammoth facility will be based at @Teesworks in the heart of the #TeessideFreeport and will create 1,500 supply chain jobs and a further 750 roles when fully operational. #winning #jobs
My mum was a pharmacist and my dad's a GP - the reason I became a politician is because I saw the impact they had on our local community.
It was great to visit @BootsUK yesterday and thank their staff for everything they did to help get the country through coronavirus.
Great to visit Feethams House, the wonderful new home of the Darlington Economic Campus and @hmtreasury, today. Parts of the building are ready for occupation in just a few weeks and this will be a huge draw both for people joining gov’t for the first time and those relocating.
Brilliant day today hosting Treasury Connect at the @BootsUKNews headquarters in Nottingham.
I met employees from across the business, including several Kickstarters, and took their questions on our cost of living support and plans to grow the economy.
Really enjoyed joining @Matt_VickersMP & @theresecoffey to celebrate @marksandspencer & @princestrust reaching 10,000 young people through Marks & Start.
The programme helps support skills development and creates new job opportunities across the UK. https://jobs.marksandspencer.com/marks-start
Great to celebrate 10,000 Marks & Start places with @PrincesTrust @ukparliament. Thanks @Matt_VickersMP for hosting us and @theresecoffey for speaking. Great to see so many MPs join our colleagues to celebrate, including @RishiSunak
From 14 July, 8 million households will receive a £326 cost of living support payment.
This is the first of two instalments – totalling £650 – with the second to follow in the autumn, and part of the overall £1,200 support package for vulnerable households this year.
In July over 8 million people will get their first £326 payment to help with rising prices, as part of a package worth at least £1,200 for vulnerable families.
“We are taking action to directly help families with the cost of living” – Work and Pensions Secretary @theresecoffey
From 14 Jul, more than 8 million households across the UK will receive the first instalment of the #CostOfLiving Payment
Find out more https://www.gov.uk/government/news/over-eight-million-households-to-get-new-cost-of-living-payment-from-14-july
Today the unemployment rate remains historically low and still well below pre-pandemic levels.
We’re focused on:
- Building a high-wage, high-skill economy
- Giving people opportunities to better support their families
- Providing help with the cost of living https://twitter.com/ONS/status/1536589511756550144
Headline indicators for the UK labour market for February to April 2022 show that
▪️ employment was 75.6%
▪️ unemployment was 3.8%
▪️ economic inactivity was 21.3%
Brilliant news to kick-off @LDNTechWeek 🚀 UK startups saw the biggest annual opening on record with $11.3bn raised in Q1 2022.
This puts the UK second globally for startup investment, after the US and ahead of both India and China for the first time.
At @LDNTechWeek this morning I announced a review of advanced computing.
The review will consider the UK’s future compute needs and be led by world-leading AI expert Professor Zoubin Ghahramani.
Find out more: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/chancellor-launches-review-of-uks-advanced-computing-at-london-tech-week
If we want our country to succeed, we need to do what we’ve always done and embrace new technologies, and the people and culture that creates them.
Read my full speech from this morning's opening @LDNTechWeek here:
**BREAKING NEWS** The Rt Hon @RishiSunak MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer will be opening #LTW2022 tomorrow at 9am to discuss "The UK as a Leading Light for Tech Innovation"!
Don't miss out on exclusive insights: activate your free pass https://londontechweek.com/registration/
The Treasury has inaccurately been accused of wasting billions of pounds. This is not true and the proposed measures come with huge economic risks and could undermine the Bank of England’s independence.
A short thread:
Yesterday I visited @wearespeedy in Milton Keynes to host another Treasury Connect answering employees questions on our £37 billion cost of living support package.
To read about all the support available just head to the new cost of living website 👇https://costoflivingsupport.campaign.gov.uk/
We're tackling the rising cost of housing.
By extending the right-to-buy scheme to housing associations, a further 2.5 million households will be eligible to purchase their own home.
We're reviewing access to mortgages so those in 'Generation Rent' can become 'Generation Buy'.
Our new support package means...
A low -> middle income working family on universal credit with 2 children will get £4,200 this year to help with the cost of living.
Businesses investing more, training more, innovating more.
Thanks for having me @ukonward
Last night Chancellor @RishiSunak spoke at Onward.
Here's what he had to say about the future of the economy 🔽
Two weeks ago we announced new cost of living support measures.
Now, a single mother on universal credit, working full-time on the NLW gets an extra £2,500 this year to help with rising costs.
Financial Secretary to the Treasury @lucyfrazermp and Luxembourg’s Minister of Finance @yuriko_backes met today to sign a new Double Taxation Convention between our countries - this ensures cross-border trade and investment will continue to thrive in the future🇱🇺🇬🇧 @MinFinLux.
The PM has won the confidence vote and now it’s time to move forward.
Tomorrow we get back to work growing the economy and delivering better public services.
From the vaccine rollout to our response to Russian aggression, the PM has shown the strong leadership our country needs.
I am backing him today and will continue to back him as we focus on growing the economy, tackling the cost of living and clearing the Covid backlogs.
A fantastic start to the Jubilee celebrations.
Egg & spoon races, maypole dancing, banner painting & dogs. Thank you for having me Reeth Green.
This week I've been working from the Darlington Economic Campus where I met new @hmtreasury staff and toured the fantastic future offices.
I also hosted a Treasury Connect at nearby @ThornLighting and popped out for lunch with @JohnGlenUK and @lucyfrazermp.
Really enjoyed visiting AA Flags today in Consett with
This brilliant company brought employees off furlough to meet demand for England flags during the Euro 2020 final and now they're making flags for the Jubilee celebrations.
Delighted to have our Chancellor @RishiSunak pop by to visit one of our #NorthWestDurham small businesses - AA Flags in #Consett today!