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Results 1–20 of 1549 for child tax credit

Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill (5 Feb 2016)

Justin Tomlinson: ...is limited to the minimum we argue is allowable under EU law—just 91 days, in most circumstances—and even then only after they have waited for three months. We have also made similar changes to child benefit and child tax credit. On the specific point about declaring a national insurance number, it is the case that the number must be declared when making a benefit claim. It...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (4 Feb 2016)

Colleen Fletcher: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of time was for the Tribunals Service to administer a First-tier Tribunal-Social Security and Child Support appeal in respect of (a) personal independence payment, (b) employment and support allowance, (c) income support, (d) jobseeker's allowance and (e) tax credits in (i) Coventry, (ii) the West Midlands and (iii) England in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (4 Feb 2016)

Shailesh Vara: The First-tier Tribunal – Social Security and Child Support (SSCS) administered by HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS), hears appeals against Department for Work and Pensions’ decisions on a range of benefits. The table below shows the proportion of appeals which were decided in favour of the appellant in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England relating to (i)...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Juries: Social Security Benefits (4 Feb 2016)

Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people called for Jury service were in receipt of (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) employment and support allowance, (c) income support, (d) working tax credit and (e) child tax credit in the most recent 12 months for which data is available; and what steps he is taking to meet the costs of undertaking jury service for such people.

Scottish Parliament: Engagements (4 Feb 2016)

Kezia Dugdale: Of course, the First Minister did not stand shoulder to shoulder with the Tories in the chamber only yesterday; she was in the newspapers this week using phrases such as “tax grab” and “punitive tax rises”. What about punitive service cuts and punitive job losses? She imposed 500 million-worth of cuts on local communities across Scotland yesterday. It is always...

Immigration Bill — Committee (4th Day) (Continued)8.49 pm (3 Feb 2016)

Lord Bates: ...the mind wandering. It is good. We welcome those who wish to make a life in the UK with their family, to work hard and to make a contribution, but family life must not be established here at the taxpayer’s expense and family migrants must be able to integrate. This is fair to applicants and to the public. That is why the coalition Government introduced the changes to the Immigration...

Housing Benefit (Abolition of the Family Premium and Date of Claim Amendment) Regulations 2015 — Motion to Regret (3 Feb 2016)

Baroness Sherlock: ...benefit from April 2016 and the backdating of housing benefit, to which I shall come in a moment. Existing claimants will also be affected if their circumstances change, such as if they move or if a child reaches the age of 18. When it is lost, it will be lost almost exclusively to working families, because households where someone is claiming an out-of-work benefit will automatically...

Childcare Bill [HL]: Commons Amendments (2 Feb 2016)

Lord Nash: ..., I thank the noble Baronesses, Lady Jones, Lady Pinnock and Lady Howarth, who have spoken in the debate. Their contributions in today’s debate emphasise the extensive knowledge and experience of childcare policy across the House. This is a widely supported manifesto commitment, much anticipated by parents who want the Government to provide more help with their childcare costs. It is...

[Graham Stringer in the Chair] — Transitional State Pension Arrangements for Women (1 Feb 2016)

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh: ...Government Members in this debate. We should talk about the facts. The Government’s record on issues relating to women is at best lamentable and at worst fundamentally discriminatory. From changes to tax credits and child benefit to the current pensions issue, the Government’s policies have adversely impacted on women across the United Kingdom. House of Commons Library research...

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — In-work Poverty (28 Jan 2016)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: ...), because they must be becoming extremely lonely. This is the second time this week that they have appeared in this Chamber without one Tory MP coming along to support them. Not one came for the child poverty debate on Tuesday or has come for this debate today. “Now why is that?”, I ask myself. I cannot believe for a moment that it is anything personal towards them. Nor can I...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (28 Jan 2016)

Sam Gyimah: The Government uses a range of information from a number of difference sources to consider the affordability of childcare including:Our ‘childcare and early years survey of parents’ (www.gov.uk/government/statistics/childcare-and-early-years- survey-of-parents-2012-to-2013);Independent surveys, such as the Family and Childcare Trust Annual Childcare Cost Surveys...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Report (2nd Day) (27 Jan 2016)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, all of us in the House supported universal credit and we all recognised the absolutely key role played by the noble Lord, Lord Freud, in seeking to deliver it. Why have those of us who worked on tax credits—my noble friend in the Treasury and myself as the Minister taking the tax credits Bills through this House—none the less gone on to support universal credit? It was...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (27 Jan 2016)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: From April, a woman who works full time stands to lose thousands of pounds in tax credits if she becomes pregnant with her first child. When will the Prime Minister stop attacking working people?

[Mr David Crausby in the Chair] — Disabled People: Support (27 Jan 2016)

Neil Coyle: ...accept—it seems to shy away from accepting this know—that, for every pound spent on Access to Work, about 1.48 was returned through things such as national insurance contributions and income tax. However, fewer disabled people are now supported under Access to Work than in 2009-10—the figure has dropped from just over 37,000 to 36,700. That needs addressing, and it...

Scottish Parliament: Education (Attainment Gap) (27 Jan 2016)

Elizabeth Smith: ...agree very much on the need for additional funding, but clearly there are sharp differences about its allocation. The pupil premium is part of that debate. I know that the Liberals like to claim credit for the measure, but I have to correct them on that; it is actually a long-time Conservative pledge, and I have the evidence to prove that right here. The policy has some very specific...

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords]: Clause 14 — Reserve powers to control fund-raising (26 Jan 2016)

Anna Turley: ...so hard on drafting it. I thank all the members of the Public Bill Committee, who gave up so much time to scrutinise the Bill line by line in a constructive and positive way that did the House great credit. I thank the Minister and his team for the open and co-operative approach they have taken to working with us, disappointed as I am—although not surprised, as the right hon. Member...

Family Test — Question (26 Jan 2016)

Baroness Sherlock: My Lords, I spoke recently to a woman called Ruth, who had adopted three siblings aged under four. The children were placed with her only because she agreed to stay home in their early years, because they were very damaged. However, her husband was a vicar, and she could only afford to give up work and feed the children because of tax credits. She got in touch to say that if the Government...

Child Poverty (26 Jan 2016)

Peter Dowd: .... The Government’s January 2014 evidence review of the drivers of poverty found that a lack of sufficient income from parental employment, not just worklessness, is the most important obstacle to getting children out of poverty. Of course, to pick up on what my hon. Friend said, the Government say that a high-skilled, high-wage economy will lift family incomes—ergo, poverty...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (26 Jan 2016)

Sam Gyimah: Holding answer received on 25 January 2016 The Government uses a range of information to consider the affordability of childcare, including our Childcare and Early Years Survey of Parents’[1]; independent surveys, such as the Family and Childcare Trust Annual Childcare Cost Surveys[2]; and the recent House of Lords Select Committee’s report on affordable childcare, to...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Carers: Welfare Tax Credits (26 Jan 2016)

Damian Hinds: As announced at Summer Budget, families will no longer be able to claim additional support through Child Tax Credit or Universal Credit for third or subsequent children in a family where the child is born after April 2017. Third or subsequent disabled children born after April 2017 will still receive the disabled child element and the severely disabled child element in Child Tax Credit and...


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