HM Treasury

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Her Majesty's Treasury

Government Offices, Great George Street
Department overview
Formedbefore 1086
JurisdictionUnited Kingdom
Headquarters1 Horse Guards Road
Westminster, London
Employees1169 FTE (+113 in DMO)[1]
Annual budget£3.8 billion (current) & £300 million (capital) for Chancellor's Departments in 2011–12[2]
Ministers responsible
Department executive
Child Department

Her Majesty's Treasury (HM Treasury), often known as the Exchequer, or unofficially the Treasury, is the department of the Government of the United Kingdom that is behind the government's public finance policy and economy policies. The Treasury also operates the Online System for Central Accounting and Reporting (OSCAR), that replaced the Combined Online Information System (COINS).[3]

The possessive adjective (HM) in the name of the ministry changes depending upon the sex of the current monarch.

There are a few roles that are associated with the Treasury, such as the First Lord of the Treasury and Chancellor of the Exchequer.

References[change | change source]

  1. "HMT workforce management information: February 2015". GOV.UK. 2015-03-27. Retrieved 2017-03-04.
  2. Budget 2011 (PDF). London: HM Treasury. 2011. p. 48. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 August 2011. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  3. Rosenbaum, Martin. "BBC - Open Secrets: How big is the Coins database?". Retrieved 2016-09-06.