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Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Food Banks (17 December 2014)

Rob Wilson: ...statement. There are now more people in employment than ever before, and I hope Opposition Members will welcome that fact. The economy is growing faster than any other in the G7, and we have cut income tax for 26 million people and are freezing fuel duty, cutting child care bills and providing funding for councils to freeze council tax. It is working—disposable income per capita is...

National Minimum Wage (16 December 2014)

Dan Jarvis: ...who are stuck on low pay. The number is up from 3.4 million in 2009 and is at an all-time record. Women and young people are being hit hardest. One third of all working women and nearly two fifths of 16 to 30-year-old employees do not earn a decent wage. Nearly two thirds of children living in poverty now live in families with someone in work. If we look at the proportion of our work force...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Immigration: Poland (16 December 2014)

Lord Bates: ...for longer than three months unless they have a genuine prospect of work. We have also introduced measures to ensure that new EU job seekers will be unable to access Jobseeker’s Allowance, or Child Benefit and Child Tax Credit, until they have been resident in the UK for three months. The Prime Minister has made clear that further steps are needed to address immigration from the...

Cohabitation Rights Bill [HL] — Second Reading (12 December 2014)

Lord Farmer: ...engender; the benefits of marriage; and, finally, the need to look beyond accommodating the lifestyle choices of adults and see the repercussions for the weak and vulnerable, most notably the effects on children. I am sincerely troubled by the reintroduction of the Bill, which, as we have heard this afternoon, echoes that of the noble Lord, Lord Lester, in the 2008-09 Session. The doubling...

Childcare Payments Bill — Second Reading (and remaining stages) (9 December 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Newby: ...probably not as widely understood as it should be that very early high-quality educational intervention is an investment, in that it raises the starting point from which everything else flows through a child’s education and, indeed, life. I absolutely agree with him about the need to have good-quality provision at every stage. I take his point about low pay in early years. We hope,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit (Migrant Workers) (8 December 2014)

Iain Duncan Smith: ...as a result local authorities currently hold limited data on housing benefit. However, based on the latest figures we have been able to glean, we estimate that some 420,000 EU families have been claiming child benefit at a cost of 650 million; and 317,000 EU citizens are claiming tax credits at a cost of 2.2 billion.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pre-school Education (8 December 2014)

Sam Gyimah: The Department for Education have taken a number of actions as part of the Government’s plan to increase the supply and affordability of childcare. The Department has extended free early learning places to around 260,000 two-year-olds from September 2014. Low income working parents can already benefit from support through the childcare element of working tax credit. Once Universal...

Autumn Statement — Motion to Take Note: 12 45 pm (4 December 2014)

Lord McKenzie of Luton: ...three issues in my five minutes. The first has been prompted by a splendid article in the IFS’s Fiscal Studies, written by Paul Johnson, which encouraged a glimpse of what has been happening to tax policy in the UK, from the perspective of consistency and coherence. This is a chance to take some stock. So far as income tax is concerned, we know that the Government’s focus has...

Autumn Statement — Statement (3 December 2014)

Lord Deighton: ...powerhouse. And today we back aspiration—the aspiration to save, to work, and to own your own home—in stark contrast to those who would hit people’s pensions and jobs and homes with higher taxes, for that is an approach that we entirely reject. Instead, we support people who want to work hard and get on, and it is for their sakes that we resolve to stay on course for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Autumn Statement (3 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Edward Balls: ..., I believe, until 2016. Why can the Chancellor not take immediate action and adopt our plan to cut business rates for small companies? Why will he not increase the bank levy now and increase free child care for working people? Why will he not properly capitalise the business investment bank? Why will he not raise, as a proportion of earnings, the national minimum wage? Why will he not...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits: Denbighshire (1 December 2014)

Priti Patel: The number of households in receipt of Tax Credits for 2012-13 and 2011-12 are available at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/personal-tax-credi ts-statistics, in the publications ‘Personal tax credits: Finalised award statistics - geographical statistics’ of each tax year. Information for Denbighshire can be found in Table 2 of each publication and information for the...

Prayers: Immigration Statistics (28 November 2014)

Michael Penning: ...country for four years when they come here to work. We will prevent them from having social housing for four years. What really winds up my constituents is when people from the EU working here send child benefit and child tax credits back to another country. That will stop under the next Conservative Government.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Poverty: Greater London (28 November 2014)

Esther McVey: The Government is committed to our goal of ending child poverty in the UK by 2020. The 2014-17 Child Poverty Strategy outlines our plans to tackle the root causes of poverty, including worklessness, low earnings and educational failure. This approach reflects the reality of child poverty in the UK today and is the only way to achieve lasting change to protect the poorest in society. ...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Income Support: Scotland (28 November 2014)

Esther McVey: ...Support. • the main out-of-work benefits (Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, and Employment and Support Allowance except when the Support Component is in payment); • Housing Benefit; • Child Benefit; • Child Tax Credit; • other benefits such as Carer’s Allowance. The cap is currently administered through Housing Benefit. This means that, if...

Women and Equalities: Child Care (27 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Sharon Hodgson: Ministers trumpet tax-free child care, but the fact is that it will not have helped even one family that is struggling with child care costs during this entire Parliament. In fact, those who are struggling the most have had their support via child care tax credits cut, so why do Ministers not implement the policy sooner? While they are at it, why do they not adopt Labour’s commitment to...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits (27 November 2014)

Stephen Timms: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many households had reductions in (a) working tax and (b) child tax credits as a result of an apprentice aged under 18 being resident in the household in 2013-14.

Opposition Day: [10th alloted day] — The Economy (26 November 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Cathy Jamieson: ...) spoke about the impact of the fall in average wages, the problems caused by the fact that UK productivity is worse than that of other countries, and the lack of deficit reduction. My hon. Friend the Member for Edinburgh East (Sheila Gilmore) spoke of the importance of the tax credit scheme, which had caused many people to take employment. Lone parents in particular had obtained work and...

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