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Frequently asked questions

About our website

While trying to access a page or download a document I get the following message:'The page you have requested is not available; it may no longer exist on this site or it may have a different address', what can I do?

You can request a copy of the document or report the broken link to the editor, who will normally rectify the problem within 48 hours. It is useful to include the URL of the page that brought you to this error message.

How can I find out about the accessibility features of the web site?

Please visit the accessibility page on the website.

Do you have an email mailing list for important announcements? If so how do I subscribe?

Yes, you can subscribe to the general mailing list and at certain times throughout the year you can subscribe for important documents such as the Pre-Budget Report or the Budget.

How can I find what I'm looking for?

The treasury web site contains more than 4000 documents from press releases to consultation documents to budget reports and spending reviews. There are several ways of searching the website, see the navigation and using HM-Treasury website page.

What is a PDF file and why can’t I open it?

Documents marked .PDF are saved in Portable Document Format. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view all PDF files. The Acrobat Reader software is available for downloading free of charge from the Adobe website. The free Reader allows you to view, navigate, and print PDF files across all major computing platforms. For more information go to our Adobe Acrobat help page.

Do you have single PDF files for documents, rather than several small PDF files?

Large documents are broken down into small PDF files to make the documents accessible to as many people as possible. The PDF's are available in specific sections to make navigation easier.

I would like to request a link to my website from yours, how do I go about this?

As the Treasury receives many such offers on a weekly basis it would not be possible to link to everyone of them, therefore it is not our policy to include links to other organisations. In many cases it is acceptable for other sites to offer links directly to HM Treasury. Please see our terms and conditions for further information.

How do I contact the web team directly?

If you are experiencing technical difficulties or have any feedback on the design and navigation of the website you can email the web team directly. Please include your full name and contact details in your email.

Can I use the HM-Treasury logo?

Please visit the terms and conditions page on the website

Can I use an image or photo from the Treasury website?

Please visit the terms and conditions page on the website

What is an RSS feed and how do I use them?

HM Treasury RSS feeds offer an easy way to keep up with the latest information from HM Treasury. Please visit the RSS feeds page for more information.

Topical issues

Do you have the dates for the next Budget, Pre Budget Report (PBR) or Spending Review?

The date of the next Budget or PBR is announced in the House of Commons and will be announced at the same time on the HM Treasury home page.

I have received a letter, email or other communication from the “Treasury” saying that I have won a monetary prize. Is this actually from the Treasury?

No. Although such emails, faxes or letters may look realistic, such documents are not genuine. HM Treasury is a government department and does not run competitions of this nature. If you receive this type of correspondence do not respond to the communication and do not provide the sender with any further information or further personal details. If you have any doubts about the legitimacy of any correspondence purporting to be from HM Treasury please do not hesitate to contact us.

HM Treasury does not accept responsibility for any loss or damage arising from dealings with or communications to such sites, services or documents. We are dedicated to the reduction of identity fraud and should you receive such a communication please forward a copy to the Correspondence and Enquiries Unit (CEU).

Do you have a chart showing inflation an GDP figures and interest rates?

Yes. Go to the GDP deflator’s index.

How can I find out about Money Laundering?

Visit the money laundering section of the website.

How can I sort out problems with my Tax Credit?

If your enquiry is about Tax Credit you need to ring the Tax Credit Help Line on 0845 300 3900.

Where can I find information about careers in the Treasury?

You can visit the careers page on the web site.

General information about the Treasury

How can I get a hard copy of a publication?

Hard copy publications produced by the Treasury can, subject to availability, be ordered by sending an e-mail to the Correspondence and Enquiry Unit.

How do I get hold of information about a particular policy?

You can contact the Correspondence and Enquiries Unit (CEU), they will help you with your enquiry.

Where can I find Treasury annual reports?

The about us section of the website contains links to many reports.

Do you have statistics showing a breakdown of how much each Government Department receives?

Yes, you can find statistics on how Government money is divided between Departments in the public finance and spending statistics.

Do you have statistics showing a breakdown of what the Government spends money on?

Yes, you can find statistics showing Government spending by function.

How do I contact a Minister?

Information about contacting Ministers is in our contact us section.

Where do I find information on Ministerial responsibilities?

This information can be found in the Ministerial profiles section.

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