Bishop of Durham asks about public finances

The Bishop of Durham received the following written answer on 7th April 2022:

The Lord Bishop of Durham asked Her Majesty’s Government whether they applied the Family Test to the measures set out in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Spring Statement on 23 March; and if so, what their conclusions and mitigations were.

Baroness Penn (Con): The Treasury has established processes in place to ensure appropriate assessments of equality and family test impacts are conducted in the development of new policy.

In the interests of transparency, we have gone beyond legal requirements by publishing impacts for the tax measures announced at the Spring Statement 2022 in summary form in Tax Information and Impact Notes ( – spring-statement-2022(opens in a new tab))


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