Asked if the Prime Minister would look more favourably on the idea of returning to the status quo if the banks started lending again, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that the Prime Minister had made the point before that banks were there to support the economy and support businesses through lending, and we wanted […]
Asked what the Prime Minister thought about ASLEF’s plans to strike on the day of the Royal wedding, the PMS said that it was a cynical move to undermine a day of national celebration. original source.
Put that there was confusion about the Prime Minister’s position on fuel prices, the PMS said that there was no confusion; the Prime Minister had asked the Treasury to look at this issue. The Treasury made policy decisions on tax at the time of the Budget. original source.
Asked what mechanism the Government was using to make RBS aware of the Prime Minister’s views, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) told the assembled press that he was sure that RBS would have heard what the Prime Minister and the Chancellor had said on the matter. The PMS added that there was an established mechanism; […]
Fuel Duty Stabiliser
On where the Government stood on a Fuel Duty Stabiliser, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister had asked the Treasury to look into the issue. The PMS added that tax issues were decided by the Chancellor and were announced in Budgets. original source.
Asked if the review into employment rights was based on a report carried out by Lord Young, the PMS replied that it would be a review conducted by BIS as they were the department responsible. Lord Young had looked at a range of issues relating to small businesses. We were looking at employment regulation because […]
Put that the Prime Minister had said that he was not sure that the 50p rate of tax would generate much money which might suggest a change was coming, the PMS replied that statements on tax policy were made by the Chancellor in the Budget. original source.
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