Harriett Baldwin speaks in the debate on the King’s Speech which was made against a backdrop of tumultuous international events. As a member of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Harriett emphasizes the importance of NATO and its willingness to welcome new members. She also highlights the need to tackle inflation, ease the cost of living, and support business growth. Finally, she takes the opportunity to call for reform in the House of Lords where the 92 hereditary peerages are almost exclusively for men.
Harriett Baldwin highlights the importance of business investment as the way to sustainable economic growth without inflation and asks how successful the introduction of full expensing has been at encouraging business investment and whether the Chancellor will make it permanent in his autumn statement next week?
Harriett Baldwin questions the Government about cost of living support to households on certain means-tested benefits this winter, and asks if the cut-off is acting as a disincentive to take on extra work.
Harriett Baldwin welcomes the unity, the committed resources and the new members at the NATO summit in Vilnius and asks the PM how the UK can play a leadership role in unlocking resources from frozen Russian assets here to help with the reconstruction of Ukraine.
Chair of the Treasury Committee Harriett Baldwin welcomes planned reforms to the pension market, but raises concerns that the current system of financial advice is not accessible to most people and asks how the Government plans to help people get the financial advice they need to make informed decisions about their retirement savings.
Chair of the Treasury Committee Harriett Baldwin speaks in support of her amendments to the Finance Bill that would reverse the Government's proposal to abolish the Office of Tax Simplification or, if the Office is abolished, require the Treasury to report annually on tax simplification.
Given that recent mortgage increases have largely been down to the fact that inflation has been worse than Bank of England forecasts, Chair of the Treasury Committee, Harriett Baldwin, welcomes the Bank of England’s agreement to her request to look at their inflation modelling and at why it has been incorrect.