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Income Distribution and Taxation (9 April 2014)

Andrew Smith: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing this debate on an important issue. I resisted intervening on the bedroom tax and so on because I wanted to make this point. Does he share my concern, notwithstanding what he said about raising the allowance, that the impact of the tapers on people in receipt of universal credit will be such that, for somebody just above the tax threshold, the rate...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Clause 11 — Tax relief for married couples and civil partners (9 April 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Sheila Gilmore: ...it; it said it did not previously. We are talking about only a small amount of money, but let us see what it is equivalent to. Many people in this country have been outraged by the Government’s bedroom tax. Even if that makes the savings the Government claim it will, which I doubt, it will save less than the amount this measure will pay out. That is the problem: the Government say...

Housing: Discretionary Housing Payment — Question (9 April 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Lord McAvoy: ...budget by February. A third of the councils reported that a third of the applications were refused. Can the Minister tell the House whether he is aware of how many evictions there have been due to bedroom tax arrears? Does he know? Does he care?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: New Clause 4 — Report on increasing the additional rate of income tax to 50% (8 April 2014)

Jonathan Edwards: ...will talk about in more detail later. I note that the Office for Budget Responsibility’s March 2012 “Economic and fiscal outlook” states on page 110 that “the revenue-maximising additional tax rate is around 48%.” Again, that blows a hole in the Government’s argument that their reduction of the additional rate was based on sound economic and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Social Rented Housing (7 April 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Emma Reynolds: ...across the country are out-building Tory and Lib Dem councils. Those Labour local authorities are being prevented from building even more social homes because one in four tenants affected by the bedroom tax is in arrears for the first time. Does he recognise that the bedroom tax is not only cruel but counter-productive? Is his party now against it? If this Government will not scrap it, we will.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (7 April 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Graeme Morrice: Nine in 10 disabled people are cutting back on household bills in order to pay the bedroom tax, and many are now falling into rent arrears. If the Secretary of State were in their position, would he fall into debt or cut back on heating or even eating?

Immigration Bill — Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (3 April 2014)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: ...will be included. If they are included, it is very important that any pilot or any evaluation includes the impact on them. This could be a group of very vulnerable people, some of them affected by the bedroom tax, who take in a lodger in order to try to make up the shortfall from the bedroom tax. They probably do not think of themselves as landlords at all, and would then have to grapple...

Housing Benefit (Transitional Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 — Motion of Regret (3 April 2014) See 10 other results from this debate

Lord Freud: ...Ltd that in the past year it has increased by a quarter the number of successful mutual exchanges for social tenants. Its experience also shows that there is a steady supply of smaller one and two-bedroom properties available, which is at odds with some of the claims made today from the Benches opposite. There are another couple of points on our general position that I have not dealt with...

Housing Costs (3 April 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Anne Begg: ...for housing costs in the reformed welfare system. Our inquiry explored recent reforms to housing support, including the effects of the individual household benefit cap, the changes to council tax relief, the effects on supported accommodation and reforms to local housing allowance, which is housing benefit for those who are renting in the private sector. We considered the changes that...

Business of the House (3 April 2014)

Angela Eagle: ...people on benefits. That is 0.3% of the 1 million people the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions was aiming for by now. So far, 140 million of public money has been written off, each user of the scheme has cost taxpayers an incredible 160,000 and 34 million has been wasted on IT systems that do not work. Will the Leader of the House arrange for the Secretary of State...

Scottish Parliament: Grid Charging Reforms (2 April 2014)

Fergus Ewing: ...all respect, we will not accept lectures on that topic from the Labour Party. Of course, fuel poverty is exacerbated by some of the measures that Westminster is intent on delivering, such as the bedroom tax. If only the Labour Party would agree that we need the powers of independence to end such measures, we could thereby further address fuel poverty.

Bill Presented: Finance (No. 2) Bill (1 April 2014) See 7 other results from this debate

Shabana Mahmood: ... the Member for Glasgow North East (Mr Bain) reminded the House of two anniversaries: 15 years ago today the national minimum wage came into effect; and a year ago today the Government introduced the bedroom tax. That is a clear example of the big differences in the values and priorities of those on the Opposition and on the Government side. My hon. Friend the Member for North Durham (Mr...

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — North Wales Economy (1 April 2014)

David Hanson: ...increased in the past year and that the number of unemployed young people is still rising. In my county, 1,567 people are each losing 880 because of the changes to the Government’s spare room subsidy—the so-called bedroom tax. The cost of energy bills is also hitting the north Wales economy hard, with the cost of energy rising by some 300 over the past three years,...

Scottish Parliament: United Kingdom Budget 2014 (1 April 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Iain Gray: .... As for the mitigation of welfare reform, to which the cabinet secretary has allocated 2 million today, this is the date—1 April—by which he promised to have a scheme in place to fully mitigate the bedroom tax, whether through discretionary housing payments or otherwise. At the weekend, UK ministers indicated that they would indeed allow such a scheme through...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland: A Good Global Citizen (1 April 2014)

Humza Yousaf: ...Carlaw’s case for Scots to remain in the UK is that Scottish MPs prevent the UK Government from making silly decisions. I am not sure that that is a good enough reason for the 85,000 people who have been hit by the bedroom tax. Some 90 per cent of Scottish MPs voted against the bedroom tax, but it has been landed on our doorstep. I am not sure that the reason is good enough for the...

Bill Presented: Wales Bill (31 March 2014)

Owen Smith: That is a very good point that we ought to consider. I would, of course, not support parliamentary or Assembly expenses being deployed for party political reasons. I will move on to the minor taxes, particularly stamp duty land tax and landfill tax. We heard very little detail from the Secretary of Sport—[Interruption.] Well, there was very little sport there for anyone to have, to be...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Welfare Reform:  Underoccupancy Penalty (31 March 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Nelson McCausland: ...a paper before the Executive about mitigations for welfare reform. However, it has been widely trailed in the media that there is a significant element to address the issue of underoccupancy or bedroom tax, however you describe it. When I came into the Department, and the Housing Executive first brought forward the social housing development programme, I said, "Did you, in...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Universal Credit (31 March 2014)

Nelson McCausland: .... That is quite clear, whether the new Government is Tory-led or Labour-led. The Labour Party is as committed to welfare reform as the Conservatives. There may be a difference with one issue — underoccupancy or the bedroom tax, however you describe it — but the principle of moving forward with welfare reform is common to both main parties across the water, and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Financial Inclusion/Family Budgets (31 March 2014)

Kate Green: Last week the BBC reported that just 6% of households affected by the bedroom tax had managed to move. Also last week, a report from Real Life Reform showed that nearly eight out of 10 tenants hit by the bedroom tax were in debt, with borrowing increasing by an average of 52 each week and families increasingly relying on loan sharks. Rather than preaching about careful budgeting, why do...

Business of the House (27 March 2014)

Angela Eagle: ...as soon as possible, will the Leader of the House confirm when he expects the Bill to reach Committee stage? My hon. Friend the Member for Wansbeck (Ian Lavery) has today published his Bill to abolish the bedroom tax, after the House supported its introduction by 226 votes to one. As there is no time left for private Member’s Bills to have a realistic chance of getting a hearing,...

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