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Results 1–20 of 1466 for child tax credit

Fuel Poverty (24 Nov 2015)

Phil Boswell: ...than simply not being able to keep the heating on. Adolescents living in cold homes are five times more likely to have multiple mental health problems than adolescents living in warm homes. In addition, children living in cold homes are more than twice as likely to have respiratory problems as those living in warm homes. Critically, fuel poverty has a negative impact on the educational...

Isil: Clause 1 — Power to make provision in connection with social security, child support maintenance and arrangements for employment in Northern Ireland (23 Nov 2015)

Alan Meale: ...,at end insert— ‘(3A) An Order in Council under subsection (1) or any order or regulations under subsection (2) may not, in particular— (a) prescribe a period of more than 3 days for which a universal credit claim does not arise; (b) provide for any sanction period of more than 26 weeks; (c) amend section 129A (appropriate maximum housing benefit) of the Social...

Isil: Northern Ireland (Welfare Reform) Bill (23 Nov 2015)

Mark Durkan: ...on some of the most sensitive benefits in Northern Ireland, relating to disabilities and other long-term conditions including mental ill health. It was part of the original Stormont House deal in 2014 that parties would be prepared to look at how wider issues of devolution—not just tax, but benefits—were being handled elsewhere, with the aim of securing a more sustainable...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Poverty (23 Nov 2015)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the effect on the number of children in poverty of the proposals in the Welfare Reform and Work Bill to (1) freeze certain benefits and tax credit amounts for four years; (2) reduce the level of the benefit cap; and (3) change child tax credits and the child element of universal credit.

Scottish Parliament: National Third Sector GIRFEC Project (19 Nov 2015)

David Torrance: I, too, congratulate George Adam on bringing the motion to Parliament. I consider the national third sector GIRFEC project to be an excellent framework for supporting each and every child and their family. It represents a consistent way for all involved to work with children and young people in Scotland. I particularly welcome it because it recognises not only the support needs but the wishes...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Reform: Legislative Consent Motion (18 Nov 2015)

Mervyn Storey: — for a lot of the debate, I am not going to give way. I want to make progress. Fearghal McKinney raised a valid point about child poverty targets. Let me deal with that. The Welfare Reform and Work Bill includes the abolition of the duty to report child poverty targets. However, the agreement refers only to the welfare aspects of that Bill, which do not include child poverty...

Opposition Day — [10th Allotted Day]: The Economy (18 Nov 2015)

Damian Hinds: ...full employment. The fourth is a fiscal plan to eliminate our deficit and face up to the challenges of this generation, in this generation, instead of leaving an even bigger mountain of debt to our children and their children, as we were reminded by my hon. Friend the Member for Thornbury and Yate (Luke Hall). We have made important strides on all these fronts. We are cutting the jobs...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Second Reading (17 Nov 2015)

Lord Freud: ..., and then to allow people to keep more of what they earn. The new life- chance measures will drive continued action on work and education, which will make the biggest differences to disadvantaged children now and in the future. Numerous noble Lords argued that we should keep income-based measures and measure in-work poverty, as the noble Baroness has just reinforced. The existing...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (17 Nov 2015)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: ...what is their assessment of the impact on (1) the total number of households whose benefits would be capped under the new limits proposed in the Welfare Reform and Work Bill, (2) the number of children in households affected by the cap, and (3) the cost to the public purse, if (a) child benefit, and (b) child tax credits, were not included in the benefits cap.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Social Security Benefits (17 Nov 2015)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the median amount of (1) child benefit, and (2) child tax credit, received by working families with children whose family earnings are at least 23,000 in Greater London, or 20,000 outside Greater London.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits: Foreign Nationals (16 Nov 2015)

Christopher Chope: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 2 November 2015 to Question 13969, what information his Department has to help inform policy development on the payment of child and tax credits to foreign nationals.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits (16 Nov 2015)

Frank Field: ...has received of HM Revenue and Customs' online renewal system failing to record and register information and supporting documentation submitted by claimants wishing to renew their claim for (a) child tax credit and (b) working tax credit in each of the last two years.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Children: Day Care (16 Nov 2015)

Rachel Reeves: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax credit claimants have a child aged (a) one, (b) two, (c) three and (d) four.

Scottish Parliament: Social Security in Scotland (Future Delivery) (12 Nov 2015)

Margaret Burgess: ...can access the benefits to which they are entitled. We have shown that we want to take a fairer approach by, for example, abolishing the 84-day rule that penalises families of severely disabled children by removing disability living allowance and carers allowance if their child is hospitalised for a lengthy period. We have also heard from a number of parties on the issues that carers face....

Finance Bill: Second Reading (and remaining stages) (10 Nov 2015)

Lord Palmer of Childs Hill: .... In speaking today, I am seeking that the Government should think again with the current Bill and repeal the section in question. The section will prevent contractors and freelancers claiming their legitimate tax relief at source as they have always been able to do. Instead, because of the hastily added section in the March Finance Act 2015, they will now only be able to claim via...

Europe: Renegotiation — Statement (10 Nov 2015)

Baroness Ludford: ...Lady Smith said, none of us wants any abuse of free movement and benefits. Will the noble Earl confirm that the statistic much cited today, that 40% of EU migrants claim benefits, largely means tax credits and possibly child tax credits? We are not talking about scroungers on the dole but working EU migrants. That is what this is meant to be about. Could the noble Earl kindly explain a...

Scottish Parliament: Trade Union Bill (10 Nov 2015)

Gordon MacDonald: ...deduction of union subscriptions from the wages of public sector employees. The employers to which that would apply will be defined later in regulations. Companies and public bodies already allow wage deductions for a range of payments, including charitable donations, loan repayments, council tax arrestment, Child Support Agency payments, benevolent funds, welfare associations, credit...

Scotland Bill (Programme) (No.2): New Clause 18 — Tax credits (9 Nov 2015)

...5 to the Scotland Act 1998, Section F1 is amended as follows. (2) In the Exceptions, after exception 9 (see section (Welfare foods) (2) above) insert— “Exception 10 The subject-matter of the Tax Credits Act 2002.””—(Dr Eilidh Whiteford.) This New Clause devolves to the Scottish Parliament the power to make provision for child tax credit, and working tax...

Scotland Bill (Programme) (No.2): Clause 11 — Scope to modify the Scotland Act 1998 (9 Nov 2015)

David Mundell: .... As we have mentioned on other occasions during this debate, the SNP was of course part of the Smith commission process and it signed up to an agreement that at that point did not seek to devolve tax credits to the Scottish Parliament. What was devolved were extensive powers that allow: the topping up of tax credits and other benefits; the creation of new benefits in devolved areas; the...

Scotland Bill (Programme) (No.2): Part 2A — Permanence of the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Government (9 Nov 2015)

Angus Robertson: ...and still fail Scotland. SNP Members have tabled a range of amendments that will give the people of Scotland the powers they were promised and the powers that they will need. We have tabled amendments on tax credits, which would devolve control over all aspects of working and child tax credits, and on employment rights, which would devolve control over employment rights and industrial...

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