Source: British Parliament News
16 October 2019
Nominations for the Chair of the Treasury Committee are now open and should be submitted by 5pm on Monday 21 October. The ballot will be held on Wednesday 23 October from 10 am to 1.30 pm. On this page, you can find the list of nominees.
Nominated by (own party)
James Cartlidge, Mr Mark Prisk, Julian Knight, Maria Caulfield, Michael Tomlinson, Alan Mak, Royston Smith, Helen Whately, Mr William Wragg, Sir Roger Gale, David Warburton, Ross Thomson, Huw Merriman, Luke Graham, Bill Grant
Nominated by (other parties)
Mr Clive Betts, Norman Lamb, Jim Shannon, Tonia Antoniazzi, Dr Lisa Cameron
Relevant interests declared
Founder, Director and shareholder of Hunters Property plc. Third share in five properties in York. Smaller miscellaneous interests (see Register of Members Interests for fuller information). Hunters Property plc have submitted a claim in connection with a loan provided by Yorkshire Bank (CYBG) and my self-invested personal pension holds shares in a property which has borrowings provided by Promontoria (Cerberus). Co-Chair of the APPG on Fair Business Banking.
In my work as co-Chair of the APPG on Fair Business Banking I have a strong record of holding the Treasury, banks and the FCA to account without fear or favour. I would continue this approach as Chair of the TSC, and would bring to the committee:
A clear understanding of economics derived from 27 years building a business from start-up to an AIM-listed national network employing around 1,000 people
As co-Chair of the APPG Fair Business Banking since 2017, demonstrable progress in holding banks and financial institutions to account and developing compensation schemes
A balanced, non-partisan, robust, straight-talking approach
Four years’ select committee experience (HCLG) since 2015.
I believe deeply that transparency and a level-playing field must underpin our economic system and we must create opportunities for all. As such, key focus areas would be:
Supporting a smooth exit from the EU and undertaking a robust, factual analysis of Government proposals
Levelling the playing field between consumers/SMEs and financial institutions
Rebalancing the economy with a greater share of investment to our regions and the devolution of powers
Tackling aggressive tax avoidance and simplifying the tax system including the reform of business rates, income and corporation tax
Climate change, the green economy, a new green deal that focuses on the impact that finance has on the environment and our obligations to the Sustainable Development Goals
I hope that Members will consider voting for me in the ballot. If there are any particular issues or concerns that Members would like to raise, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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