Speaking in a debate on the Finance (No.2) Bill, Harriett Baldwin welcomes many aspects of the Bill, but question the Government on the abolition of the Office for Tax Simplification and ask how the Treasury Committee can hold the Government accountable for continuing to simplify the tax system.
Following the Government statement on food price inflation, Harriett Baldwin highlighted the fact that inflation is a tax that harms everyone, the poorest most, and called on the Government to urge the independent Bank of England to get inflation under control.
Harriett Baldwin welcomes the extension of the 5p cut in fuel duty and the freezing of the escalator, but raises concerns that the Office for Budget Responsibility continues to use the assumption that fuel duty will rise with inflation in its fiscal forecasts which undermines their credibility in reporting the health of the nation’s finances.
Harriett continues to campaign for flood defences for Severn Stoke and Tenbury Wells.
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Harriett is campaigning for a number of local infrastructure projects including better access to fast broadband, improvements to Pershore railway station and station parking, the dualling of the remainder of the North Cotswold Line between Worcester and London, and health and education facilities.