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Scottish Parliament: Living Wage (23 April 2014)

Cara Hilton: The biggest concern for families across Scotland is not constitutional change but whether they have enough money in their pockets from one week to the next. For the average family, wages are down, tax credits have been cut and child benefit has been frozen while food prices, fuel bills and childcare costs continue to soar. The cost of living crisis is not a soundbite but a daily reality. For...

Higher Education — Motion to Take Note (9 April 2014)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...the Government announced a new national strategy for widening access, led by the HEFCE and OFFA. One of the key focuses of this strategy will be the employment prospects of graduates from less advantaged backgrounds. Research published last year by our Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission showed that, three years after graduation, individuals from higher socioeconomic backgrounds...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Clause 11 — Tax relief for married couples and civil partners (9 April 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Sheila Gilmore: ...; 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 that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: New Clause 1 — Childcare provision (8 April 2014) See 10 other results from this debate

Nicky Morgan: ...opening speech, the debate improved and we had a genuine discussion of views, which will no doubt carry on throughout the Committee stage of the Finance Bill. We will also be able to discuss child care measures in greater detail later in the year. I take on board the comment of the hon. Member for Hackney South and Shoreditch (Meg Hillier) that there is a certain irony in the fact that...

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)

Sheila Gilmore: We have to be honest about the tax threshold. The primary driver behind the change is constantly presented as being concern for the low paid, but the major part of the benefit has accrued to those who are better off. The change also has a substantial cost, at a time when we are told that money is tight. It is worth considering what would help the less well-off in a more concrete way. When the...

Fairness in Pension Provision (8 April 2014)

Brian H Donohoe: ...She, as well as the other two, has worked since she was 15. She worked for ICI locally in various jobs, and then went to a knitwear company. She took five years off employment to bring up her first child and afterwards worked in shops and factories, before going to a local computer company, Fullerton Fabrication. Since then, she has worked in Crown Paints for some 22 years. She retires...

Justice and Home Affairs Opt-out (7 April 2014)

Yvette Cooper: ...the Council, and how many of her officials have to work on the issue, as opposed to the more substantial matters on which we should argue for reforms, such as changing the rules so that we do not have to pay child benefit and child tax credit for children abroad; or changing the rules on free movement for new accession states; or revisiting the posting of workers directive to strengthen...

Housing Costs (3 April 2014)

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...

Child Care (2 April 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Elizabeth Truss: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Norwich North (Chloe Smith) for her detailed analysis of the child care situation in her constituency. I congratulate her on the work she has been doing with parents and nurseries to get under the skin of the issues they face. She has identified a number of issues that the Government are working on to make life easier for both high-quality child care...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Childcare: Costs (2 April 2014)

Lord Nash: Family and Childcare Trust figures show that in real terms over the past year, in England, the cost of nurseries fell by 2%, the cost of after-school clubs fell by 5% and the cost of a child-minder’s after-school pickup fell substantially by 13%. However, the Government is not complacent, and we are taking steps to further increase childcare supply: 1. More schools are opening their own...

Bill Presented: Finance (No. 2) Bill (1 April 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Sheila Gilmore: ...intents and purposes have no savings. One of the first things that the Government did on coming to office was to abolish plans for the Saving Gateway, which had been put in place by the previous Government, and abolish child trust funds. One of the first Public Bill Committees that I served on took away those things, which were there to encourage and assist people who did not have a great...

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

Humza Yousaf: ...s other fair trade nation. I am proud that one of my first jobs as a minister was to announce that Scotland had that status. That is important because work in relation to that is being taken forward by our children. The recognition of fair trade among children in secondary schools, primary schools and even nurseries is a great standard-bearer for the future. If the debate is about...

Wales Bill (Carry-over): Tax Credits (31 March 2014)

That the draft Tax Credits, Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance Reviews and Appeals Order 2014, which was laid before this House on 12 February, be approved. That the draft Tax Credits (Late Appeals) Order 2014, which was laid before this House on 12 February, be approved.—(Claire Perry.) Question agreed to.

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

Eilidh Whiteford: Has not the source of the pressure on family budgets been policies such as the freeze in child benefit and the cuts to tax credits, which have left families hundreds of pounds worse off?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (31 March 2014)

Iain Duncan Smith: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for raising that issue, because under universal credit we will increase the child care level to 85% of the cost. We will be investing a further 400 million a year in a steady state, and 500,000 families will gain. These are positive incentives to go back to work. Child care costs are now paid up to a maximum of 646 per month for one child and...

Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note (27 March 2014)

Lord Deighton: ...had a plan and they were sticking to it. I chose to take that as a compliment, and we have continued to stick to our plan. Our plan made it clear that we would: fix the economy and deal with the deficit; cut tax to encourage investment and entrepreneurialism; back businesses across both the sectors and the regions; reform welfare, the cost of which had spiralled out of control; and invest...

Scottish Parliament: Child Poverty (27 March 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Margaret Burgess: ...Governments had done that, perhaps we would not have as many people in poverty. We have set out immediate priorities for change in welfare arrangements. We are committed to abolishing the bedroom tax within the first year of an independent Scottish Parliament; halting the roll-out of universal credit and the personal independence payment, both of which are a chaotic shambles; ensuring that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Charter for Budget Responsibility (26 March 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Eilidh Whiteford: ..., I want to address the impact of the welfare cap on sections of our society that are likely to be affected. State pensions have been excluded from the cap, but it does not exclude pension and savings credits. The very poorest pensioners, those who have spent their working lives in low-paid private sector jobs or who have spent years caring for others, will potentially be hit. That could...

Previous Business – Commons: General Committee (26 March 2014)

Eighth Delegated Legislation Committee: Draft Tax Credits (Late Appeals) Order 2014 and the Draft Tax Credits, Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance Reviews and Appeals Order 2014. 2:30 pm; Room 11, Palace of Westminster

Scottish Parliament: Poverty (Scotland’s Outlook Campaign) (26 March 2014)

Margaret Burgess: ...amount of money and can make a huge difference to their lives. However, I want those people to have a lot more than that, and we are working towards that aim. Last month, the Deputy First Minister announced 2.5 million for the Child Poverty Action Group, Macmillan Cancer Support, One Parent Families Scotland and the Poverty Alliance to deliver a number of projects, including...

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