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Main Estimates 2020 -21

The Government published its spending plans for 2020-21 on 4 May 2020, in the Main Estimates 2020-21.

The Backbench Business committee has selected the following Estimates for debate

Tuesday 7 July 2020

  • Spending of the Department for Education on closing the disadvantage gap and support for left behind children: debate pack
  • Spending of HM Revenue and Customs on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and support for the Self Employed through the Self-employment Income Support Scheme: debate pack
  • Spending of the Department of Business, Energy and industrial Strategy: debate pack

Thursday 9 July 2020

  • Spending of the Department for International Development and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Official Development Assistance: debate pack
  • Spending of Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government: debate pack

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Government Departments' Estimates memoranda

Government departments are required to produce an Estimates memorandum for the relevant select committee to explain what is proposed in their Main Estimate and how proposals compare to past spending plans. Select Committees publish these memoranda on their webpages- for ease of reference links to those published so far are given below.

Smaller departments and pension funds' memoranda are below

Formal documentation

The formal documents which set out these spending plans- the 2020-21 Main Estimates themselves are here.

The original Spending Round 2019 document on which these plans are based is here.