Jacob Rees-Mogg recognises damage done by the Treasury

by Dr Rosalind Beck

9:52 AM, 23rd February 2017
About 4 years ago

Jacob Rees-Mogg recognises damage done by the Treasury

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Jacob Rees-Mogg recognises damage done by the Treasury

It is now clear that the Treasury, under George Osborne’s stewardship, made some catastrophically bad decisions with the twin aims of courting popular opinion by appearing to go for the ‘nobs’ and also of raising money towards his manic deficit reduction quest.

As part of this he imposed a large extra burden of stamp duty at the top of the market. This is now being shown to have failed abysmally.jacob rees-mogg

The Times has just reported:

jacob rees-mogg‘Jacob Rees-Mogg, Conservative MP for North East Somerset, said the high rate was costing the Treasury “hundreds of millions”. “This has damaging knock-on effects on a range of businesses and no beneficiaries,” he said.’

I  believe we should take advantage of Jacob Rees-Mogg’s interest in this and get his attention firmly fixed on Section 24. He has a strong public profile and could be a powerful ally.

I am urging everyone who reads this to send Jacob an email outlining the effects that are and will be caused by Section 24. This is the address that can be used >>  jacob.reesmogg.mp@parliament.uk

I suggest you send him a link to my report >> https://www.property118.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/6G0YKMd1Wf.pdf

Also make one or two points in the email to grab his attention, bearing in mind that shorter emails are more likely to be read.

You might also want to send one to Andrew Tyrie on the Treasury Select Committee as he also strikes me as too intelligent and hopefully too decent to repeat the sophistry on the Treasury on this.

His email address is:  andrew.tyrie.mp@parliament.uk

Please post any responses in the comments section below

Comments

Denise G

16:41 PM, 23rd February 2017
About 4 years ago

e mail sent and automated response received

Denise G

17:52 PM, 23rd February 2017
About 4 years ago

just received (as well as thanks from our own MP, Helen Whately, for copying her in):

Many thanks for your email.

As Jacob receives so much correspondence he must prioritise his constituents. However, I will ensure that your message is passed to him and if he gets the opportunity he will reply to you.

With best wishes

Stacey

Stacey Tong

Parliamentary Assistant to Jacob Rees-Mogg MP

House of Commons

London SW1A 0AA

0207 219 7118

Cautious Landlord

19:29 PM, 23rd February 2017
About 4 years ago

Hi DD. We too are in Maidstone with Helen Whately as our MP - we've been to see her, emailed more times than I can remember and not got very far at all with her. First letter we got back was the standard Treasury crap and then we asked for her personal view plus a suggestion as to what we should tell our tenants if we were to evict them in order to sell to FTB as the government want. No answer to the latter - completely ducked it, Her personal view is that she wants to swing things in favour of the FTB and no comment on how that leaves tenants. Did not understand much about the industry at all when I went to see her. Reading the local paper all she seems interested in is where lorries park up. How have you got on with her ?

kathleen drea

21:11 PM, 23rd February 2017
About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Dr Rosalind Beck" at "23/02/2017 - 13:28":

I also sent email to Jacob Rees-Mogg and Andrew Tyrie

Dr Rosalind Beck

21:23 PM, 23rd February 2017
About 4 years ago

Well done everyone. Let's see if we get anything back. Even if we don't I always think that it might plant a little seed.

Denise G

23:24 PM, 23rd February 2017
About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Cautious Landlord" at "23/02/2017 - 19:29":

I e-mail her, I would estimate, a couple of times at least each month about many and various subjects: WBBS, Section 24, and various other BTL related issues, extending Civil Partnerships to opposite sex couples, the NHS, the list goes on - and she pretty much replies to them all telling me she knows how much each issue matters to me, but always that, for one reason or another, she is unable to offer any real support.
My only consolation is that I didn't vote for her (in fact I am yet to vote for an MP from the winning party in the 45 years I've been eligble to vote).

Dr Rosalind Beck

16:08 PM, 24th February 2017
About 4 years ago

Just had a response to my email to Andrew Tyrie. Not sure if it's the usual fobbing off:

Dear Dr Beck,

Thank you for your email to the Chairman of the Treasury Committee regarding Section 24 of the Finance Act 2015. As I am sure you will appreciate, the Chairman receives a large amount of correspondence and so I have been asked to respond on behalf of the Committee.

A number of stakeholders, including a number of landlords, have written to the Committee to express their concerns about the impact these changes may have on the rental market. These concerns were also discussed during a recent Committee meeting on housing policy (see questions 45 and 46 here). The Committee will continue to monitor this issue, and your input may be useful to any future work the Committee agrees to undertake on this topic. I will therefore keep a copy of your correspondence and the attached report so that they can be shared with the policy specialists who brief the Committee.

I hope that this reply is helpful.

Kind regards,

George James
Senior Committee Assistant | Treasury Committee | House of Commons | London SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 5769 | E-mail: jamesg@parliament.uk

Gromit

20:43 PM, 24th February 2017
About 4 years ago

I received the exact same "standard" email.

kathleen drea

20:57 PM, 24th February 2017
About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Dr Rosalind Beck" at "24/02/2017 - 16:08":

Hi Ros I got the exact same reply as you at least it was better than the usual

black magic

17:02 PM, 25th February 2017
About 4 years ago

I got this response....

Thank you for your email to the Chairman of the Treasury Committee regarding Section 24 of the Finance Act 2015. As I am sure you will appreciate, the Chairman receives a large amount of correspondence and so I have been asked to respond on behalf of the Committee.

A number of stakeholders, including landlords like yourself, have written to the Committee to express their concerns about the impact these changes may have on the rental market. These concerns were also discussed during a recent Committee meeting on housing policy (see questions 45 and 46 here). The Committee will continue to monitor this issue, and your input may be useful to any future work the Committee agrees to undertake on this topic. I will therefore keep a copy of your correspondence so that it can be shared with the policy specialists who brief the Committee.

I hope that this reply is helpful.

Kind regards,

George James
Senior Committee Assistant | Treasury Committee | House of Commons | London SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 5769 | E-mail: jamesg@parliament.uk

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