Treasury answers Rehman's written question on limiting interest rates

On 17th March, Rehman submitted the following question to the Treasury:

"To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to limit the rate of interest charged on long-term loans."

John Glen, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, has provided the following response:

"On 17 March, the Government announced a package of measures totalling £350 billion aimed at supporting the financial wellbeing of British businesses, individuals, and families. The Government is committed to doing whatever it takes to get our nation through the impacts of COVID-19 and, as part of this, is continually assessing all areas of the financial sector – including rates of interest on long-term loans. The Government is working closely with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the lending sector on this issue and stands ready to announce further action wherever necessary."

All of Rehman's written questions submitted in this parliamentary session can be read here: