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Results 1–20 of 870 for bedroom tax

Welfare Reform and Work Bill (20 Jul 2015)

Jim Shannon: ...this decade, about 500,000 people had been affected by the conflict in some way. Those figures are enormous and, under these welfare reforms, those people in Northern Ireland will be directly affected. The bedroom tax has been an issue, and the supplementary payment fund will definitely hit hardest the people who can least afford it. One of my main concerns is the predicament that families...

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [HL] — Report (20 Jul 2015)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: ...wrong Bill. The reason it is the wrong Bill is that we are actually back to front on this. I speak as chair of a housing association; I will be time-expired in the autumn. I remind the House that the bedroom tax is forcing up arrears; tenants’ incomes have been not only frozen but cut, given some of the Budget changes; votes will be reduced; the HCA grant no longer makes new build...

Online Safety Bill [HL] — Second Reading (17 Jul 2015)

the Bishop of Chester: ...is no less than 47 billion a year. Even if that figure can be disputed and it is, say, only half that, it is still a huge amount of money and more than 50 times the amount that will be saved this year by the so-called bedroom tax or spare room subsidy, which has attracted so much attention but is only a fraction of the cost of the effect of pornography in our society. Beyond the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Scotland Bill (15 Jul 2015)

Ian Murray: ...wage will be more than 1,800 a year worse off after the Budget. The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations has said that the Budget has “the potential to be just as damaging as the ‘bedroom tax’.” Will the Government therefore accept Labour’s amendment to the Scotland Bill that would give the Scottish Government the power to design a welfare system...

[Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] — Housing Supply (London) (15 Jul 2015)

Rupa Huq: ...can solve the problem, and that is something that, I will admit, successive Governments have failed to undertake. The coalition Administration concentrated on developer-led, private homes, rather than social housing and mixed communities. The cuts to tax relief for landlords in the Budget sounded laudable, but what happened to the promised neo-garden city movement? I do not hear so much...

Bill Presented — National Insurance Contributions (Rate Ceilings) Bill: Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (14 Jul 2015)

Keir Starmer: ...rents. This is going to hit a lot of people on very modest means. In my constituency, it is estimated that 2,000 council tenants will be hit. In Camden, with market rents as they are, a family in a two-bedroom flat would be left, after paying the rent, with about 133 to pay the rest of their bills. These are people of modest means who will be disproportionately impacted by this...

Isil: Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (13 Jul 2015)

Catherine West: ...the increase in the minimum wage, mistakenly called a living wage, raised the issue of low pay. That is a debate we all welcome. Sadly, when it is combined with high housing costs and cuts to working tax credits, families in my constituency will be worse off. I will not vote in favour of this Tory Budget. Not only will many families be worse off following the Chancellor’s Budget; it...

Bills Presented: Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (9 Jul 2015)

Anna Turley: ...some scepticism about what they heard yesterday. In Redcar in the last five years, we have seen six food banks a week, where formerly there were none; we have seen nearly 2,000 people hit by the bedroom tax and forced from their family homes; we have seen people sanctioned for accidentally filling in a form wrong or for missing an appointment because a child has had to go to hospital; we...

Ways and Means: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — amendment of the law (8 Jul 2015)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...housing revenue account for the income lost, but he says nothing about regulating the private rented sector and tackling the astronomical rents being charged in some parts of London. In my constituency, it costs at least 350 a week to rent a two-bedroom flat; a house costs between 500 and 1,000 to rent. It is completely off the scale in terms of what most people can even...

Jobcentre Plus (7 Jul 2015)

Hannah Bardell: ...They are also providing local authorities with 35 million in 2015-16 to allow them to top up discretionary housing payments to meet the estimated 44.8 million required to compensate for the cost of the bedroom tax. The proposals in the Scotland Bill to allow the Scottish Government to top up reserved benefits are welcome, but Scotland is expected to mitigate the impact of...

Scotland Bill: Clause 24 — Universal credit: costs of claimants who rent accommodation (30 Jun 2015)

Andrew Gwynne: ...policy is already devolved? It would allow the Scottish Government to have a fully integrated housing policy, using those resources much more smartly and, effectively, being able to abolish the bedroom tax.

Human Rights Act — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (30 Jun 2015)

Angela Crawley: ...given proper police investigations. Disabled individuals who have been affected by the welfare reforms imposed by the Government have the right to challenge legislation that they deem unfit and unfair—most notably the bedroom tax. Social housing tenants have the opportunity to challenge decisions that affect their right to safe and secure housing. Members of the LGBTI community have...

Scotland Bill: Clause 19 — Disability, industrial injuries and carer’s benefits (30 Jun 2015)

Kate Green: ...provision from applying to someone who had been sanctioned, but would mean that someone who had fallen out of the ambit of entitlement to housing benefit altogether—including because the operation of the bedroom tax meant that they could no longer receive that payment—could none the less access a benefit that the Scottish Government might wish to introduce to deal with that...

Affordable Housing — Motion to Take Note (25 Jun 2015)

Lord McKenzie of Luton: ...properties of different sizes? Will the most expensive properties be identified on a national, regional or some other basis? What assurances will be given that smaller properties needed for those wishing to downsize to escape the bedroom tax will not be forcibly sold, or properties in rural areas? Just what is the legal position of the Government in imposing these sales on independent...

[Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] — Older Industrial Areas: Economic Disparities (25 Jun 2015)

Grahame Morris: ...come to a head in the villages of Horden and Blackhall, following a series of problems experienced by Accent homes, a registered social landlord with properties in these villages. This situation was the subject of an Adjournment debate just before the old Parliament was dissolved. Accent cited the introduction of the bedroom tax as a cause of the fall in demand for its properties. As...

Energy and Climate Change: Child Poverty (25 Jun 2015)

Ian Blackford: Thank you, Mr Speaker. As I was saying, the Scottish Government are having to intervene. We have funded poverty action campaigns in Scotland, with an additional 300 million, against the bedroom tax and other measures to try to alleviate some of the problems this Government are causing for our people. Is it not a disgrace that in my own constituency, for example, the biggest increase in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Stormont House Agreement (24 Jun 2015)

Ivan Lewis: Although we disagree with the Government on the bedroom tax and on their refusal to come clean on future benefit cuts, the Secretary of State is right to insist that these agreements are honoured without extra money from the Treasury. In the past, Northern Ireland’s leaders have earned great respect for making tough choices for peace. Does she agree that all parties must now accept that...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget (No. 2) Bill 2015: Second Stage (24 Jun 2015)

John McCallister: ...Secretary for Social Justice, who is the equivalent of our Minister for Social Development. He said that the three points that Scotland would like to be different about welfare reform are the bedroom tax, or the spare room subsidy — take your choice — the fortnightly payments and housing benefit paid directly to landlords. I will say this again to the House and to Members...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget (No.2) Bill 2015: Second Stage (22 Jun 2015)

Steven Agnew: ...my party's proposals and, yes, we could have had a Northern Ireland solution, but it fell short. Despite assurances from parties in this House, it still would have meant the implementation of the bedroom tax, despite promises that it would not be implemented. It still would have seen cuts to child disability benefit. It still would have seen an increase in the maximum penalties in...

Education and Adoption Bill (22 Jun 2015)

Valerie Vaz: ...those areas have faced budget cuts. What are the figures for adoptions that have not worked out, and how will those families be supported? What support will be in place for the fast-track adoptions? Will such families be exempt from the bedroom tax? One part of the Government—the Treasury—wants devolution revolution, but the Secretary of State has placed herself above the...


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