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Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (1 September 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Rachel Reeves: ...by a staggering 12.9 billion between 2010 and 2018. Does that not show that taking action to make work pay would be a much more effective way of controlling housing benefit than the unfair and unworkable bedroom tax, which I and many of my colleagues will be voting to change this Friday, and which we need a Labour Government to repeal after the general election next year?

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Future (21 August 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Alex Salmond: ...create a fair and prosperous country than we will. Eighty per cent of Scotland’s MPs at Westminster opposed the current UK Government’s wider changes to social security, and 90 per cent of them opposed the bedroom tax. With independence, the people of Scotland will get the policies that this democratically elected Scottish Parliament votes for, 100 per cent of the time. It is...

Scottish Parliament: Welfare (13 August 2014) See 11 other results from this debate

Nicola Sturgeon: ...and the vision that we put forward will encourage them to vote to take these powers into our own hands. A perfect illustration of that choice, and a topic that we have discussed many times before in the Parliament, is the bedroom tax. Yesterday, the Welfare Reform Committee considered and, I am glad to say, agreed to support the section 63 order to transfer to the Scottish ministers the...

Scottish Parliament: Economic Opportunities of Independence (12 August 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Colin Beattie: ...minimum wages to ensure that the lowest paid are not cast further adrift, and we would, of course, take charge of our own welfare system, which would mean that we would never have negative and unproductive measures such as the bedroom tax imposed on those who can least afford it. Let us not forget that Westminster still wants to make many more spending cuts and that independence is the...

Child Benefit Entitlement (Disqualification of Non-UK EU Nationals): Backbench Business — Summer Adjournment (22 July 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

John McDonnell: ...-party basis. May I tread into Northern Ireland again and talk about welfare reform there? The Government are seeking to impose their welfare reform legislation on the people of Northern Ireland, including the bedroom tax, the harsh benefit sanctions, the disaster of universal credit and work capability assessments, with all their adverse consequences. Sinn Fein has looked at the hardship...

Housing: Underoccupancy Charge — Question (22 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, everything we feared about the bedroom tax has been confirmed by this research—everything. Two-thirds of affected families are disabled. As there are no small homes, only 4% have been able to downsize. They cannot move but as most cannot get discretionary housing payments, they cannot pay and stay either. So 60% are in arrears; one-third face eviction; meals are forgone; debts...

Poverty and Social Exclusion — Question (17 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Sherlock: My Lords, the long-awaited interim report on the bedroom tax emerged this week. It slipped out at the height of the reshuffle without so much as a ministerial Statement, and it confirms what we knew—that only 4.5% of claimants have downsized, arrears have gone up, half of claimants have cut back on essentials such as food, and a quarter have gone into debt to avoid losing their home. I...

Business of the House (17 July 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Angela Eagle: ...of the House tell us why they are wasting time with this PR exercise? This morning, we discovered that the Liberal Democrats had made their most shameless U-turn since their last one: this time it is the bedroom tax. We told them it would create misery and save no money, but their votes got it on to the statute book, and their votes defended it time and again. Given that there is now no...

Finance Bill — Second Reading (16 July 2014)

Lord Davies of Oldham: ...to our deliberations, even when he has retired from the chairmanship. The noble Lord, Lord Wakeham, also introduced an interesting dimension to the debate. I identified three quite significant taxes which he wanted the Revenue to wipe out in terms of receipts. We are often accused on this side of the House of spending money too easily—quite wrongly, of course—but the noble Lord...

Welfare Reform (Cumbria) (16 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Jamie Reed: Bedroom tax.

Opposition Day — [4th Allotted Day]: Housing Supply (9 July 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Andy Sawford: .... Member for St Ives (Andrew George) spoke of his private Member’s Bill on social housing. I know that the shadow Minister will talk constructively with him about that Bill. He talked a great deal of sense about the bedroom tax, which he opposed, and he highlighted its consequences. Of course, his party is accountable for that policy, and we have used Opposition days to give it many...

Rural Economy — Motion to Take Note (3 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon: ...paid work”. What are the Government doing to identify land in rural areas which can be used specifically for affordable homes? As the noble Lord, Lord Cameron, said, rural housing associations have been hit very hard by the bedroom tax. Lack of smaller homes means that even when people are willing and able to move they cannot be rehoused, so they are now in arrears and struggling...

Bills Presented — Affordable Homes Bill: Schedule 33 — Companies owned by employee-ownership trusts (2 July 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Mark Field: If the hon. Lady will excuse me, I will make some progress, as there are other Members who want to speak. We are now looking at drawing tax avoidance measures so widely. It has been common practice for investors to err on the side of caution and sign up, as the Minister knows, to the HMRC’s own disclosure of tax avoidance schemes—DOTAS—register. Currently, if the UK tax...

Finance Bill: New Clause 11 — Capital gains tax and employee shareholders (1 July 2014)

Catherine McKinnell: I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention as it takes me neatly to my next point, which is the issue of tax avoidance. Several people share our concern that the employee rights scheme is potentially vulnerable to significant abuse. I raised that concern during consideration of last year’s Finance Bill, when we tabled an amendment calling on the Government to review the impact of this...

Finance Bill: New Clause 7 — SDLT: exercise of collective rights by tenants of flats (1 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Cathy Jamieson: As I said earlier, one thing that the Government could do and have consistently refused to do would help thousands of people throughout the country: they could abolish the hated bedroom tax. They could also accept our proposal for a tax on bankers’ bonuses, and adopt our properly designed programme to get young people back into work and give them the start that they want. Until we get...

Finance Bill: New Clause 14 — Report on the additional rate of income tax (1 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Chi Onwurah: ...to do. The new clause would make the impact of the Government’s policies absolutely clear. I know what the impact of their policies is from my Newcastle surgeries. One constituent who is on a low income uses his so-called second bedroom to store his wheelchair and oxygen bottles. The result is rent arrears and constant anxiety. The threat of eviction hangs over his head. He is only...

Opposition Day — [3rd Allotted Day]: DWP: Performance (30 June 2014) See 7 other results from this debate

Kate Green: ...It is why we introduced the future jobs fund which, far from being a failure, was extremely good at getting young people into work and keeping them in work when the programme came to an end. We introduced tax credits that made work pay. Making work pay is not an invention of this Government; it was done under Labour first. PIP is another tale of disaster—it was not piloted, there...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Social Housing (Rent Arrears) (30 June 2014)

Alex Cunningham: Across Stockton borough, arrears for Tristar Homes are up by 25%, to nearly 1.2 million, on the year prior to the introduction of the bedroom tax, and they would be up by 60% if both Tristar Homes and the local authority were not helping with some discretionary aid. Several hundred people, many of them disabled, are in arrears for the first time in their lives, causing unseen misery and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget (No. 2) Bill 2014:  Final Stage (30 June 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Simon Hamilton: ...that could be negotiated were negotiated, and he has been exceptionally successful in doing that. We have a package of measures that, while not ameliorating all of the worst of welfare reform, certainly goes some way to doing that and reaching that objective, to the extent that the bedroom tax will not affect people in Northern Ireland in the way that it affects people in Great...

Scottish Parliament: Budget Outturn 2013-14 (26 June 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Jenny Marra: The cabinet secretary told us that he has budgeted for mitigation of the bedroom tax. We knew that and we welcomed it. However, he promised that he would have a system in place by 1 April to make sure that no one in Scotland would have to pay the bedroom tax, irrespective of the position of the Department for Work and Pensions. It is nearly July now and no such system is in place. He might...

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