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This form is to submit a Budget representation to HM Treasury. A Budget representation is a formal written representation from an interest group, individual or representative body to HM Treasury with the aim of commenting on Government policy and/or suggesting new policy. HM Treasury welcomes representations as part of the policy making process. The views of stakeholders are gratefully received.
If you have submitted your letter via the online form, there is no need to send in a hard copy of the letter.
The rest of this guidance sets out the criteria for Budget representations.
If you have a question or comment that is not a Budget representation, please contact the Central Enquiries Unit using the following email address: email@example.com
HM Treasury receives numerous Budget representations for each fiscal event. To improve the efficiency of our current process, we have developed an online form.
The online form will ensure that all representations that meet the criteria set out below are passed on to the relevant policy officials as quickly as possible.
Representations submitted through this form will no longer automatically receive a written reply.
The online form also provides a clear channel for businesses, individuals and organisations to submit their representations. It gives certainty to stakeholders submitting their representations that they are doing so in the most efficient manner.
Budget representations are used in the policy making process, so it is strongly advised that you submit your representation as early as possible and no later than 3 weeks before the Budget. Any representations received after this point may not be given full consideration.
What to include in your representation:
You must fill in all required fields. This will aid the processing of your representation.
For your representation to inform policy development, it should meet some or all of the following criteria:
HM Treasury will not consider representations:
HM Treasury will delete representations which are inappropriate or offensive.
Please use the summary box to clearly state your key suggestions / concerns. This summary will allow HM Treasury officials to process your representation more quickly and to ensure that your priorities are clearly understood.
If you wish you can also attach further information, such as your Budget representation letter. Please note that there is a 5Mb limit for the attachments. If you attach a document please make sure that this follows a similar layout to the one below for easy perusal:
Please ensure that all your arguments are supported with relevant evidence.
Once you have successfully submitted your form, a confirmation message will appear on the screen. Representations submitted through this form will no longer automatically receive a written reply, but all representations that meet the criteria outlined above will be used to inform policy development for the Budget.
Your Budget Representation will be processed in accordance to the Data Protection Act 1998 for the purposes of informing the Budget process. The information you provide may be subject to requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). For example we may receive a request to release Budget representations or be asked for the number of representations. Under FOIA we would expect to release the contents of Budget Representations while protecting personal details of individuals. Names of companies or organisations, and of individuals representing organisations, are not personal data and so would be released.
Any Freedom of Information Act queries should be directed to:
Information Rights Unit HM Treasury 1 Horse Guards Road London SW1A 1HQ
Tel: 020 7270 4558