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Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order (Northern Ireland) 2015 (27 April 2015)

Mervyn Storey: ...) 2015 be approved. The uprating order is an annual order that sets out the rates of contributory and non-contributory benefits, together with the various allowances and premiums, that make up income-related benefits. Generally, the annual amounts from April each year are based on the increases in the general level of prices over the 12 months ending the previous September, measured using...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Water Rates (21 April 2015)

Jonathan Bell: ...fear of families having to find £400 if there were to be an additional water charge. Trevor Clarke's contribution was very strong. We look towards not only efficiencies but affordability. We want to support where we can, and we want to protect where we can. We also want to move forward in a range of other areas of government to ensure that the burden comes off the family. We want...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Water Rates (21 April 2015)

Leslie Cree: .... A bit like their pals when they flip-flopped on tuition fees at the first sign of getting in through the door of Number 10, the Alliance Party is content to call for water charges, yet it supported the Bill that extended the period of time that DRD would pay a subsidy to Northern Ireland Water to protect the public from added pressure. The Alliance Party will have the opportunity to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Sickness Absence in the Northern Ireland Public Sector (21 April 2015)

Judith Cochrane: ..., which could be exacerbated with continued public-sector reform? Is it simply that nowadays staff are struggling to cope with their caring responsibilities outside work? Most families now need two incomes, which results in much more pressure on juggling priorities at home. We therefore need to look more at what workplace flexibility is offered to see whether it can help to reduce...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Enabling Success: Supporting the Transition from Economic Inactivity to Employment (20 April 2015)

Stephen Farry: ...on three key economically inactive groups: people with work-limiting health conditions or disabilities who are included within the wider long-term sick and disabled category and who, with the right level of support and reasonable accommodations from an employer, should be able to work; and lone parents and carers who are included within the wider family commitments category, who are...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Block Grant (14 April 2015)

Alex Maskey: ...down wages and makes more profit for big businesses, the friends of the Tories. The motion asks all parties in the Assembly to restate their opposition to the austerity policies at the root of all this and to call on any incoming British Government to immediately pursue a policy of economic stimulus. For Sinn Féin's part, we will continue to oppose austerity as an economic policy,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Enterprise, Trade and Investment: Credit Unions: DETI Support (14 April 2015)

Arlene Foster: ...concern. The Department for Social Development and my colleague Minister Storey have been looking at ways in which they can work with the credit union movement to allow people who are perhaps on low income to access financial products. That Department is engaged in running two pilots to try to see what support is required by credit unions that may need help in relation to the provision of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Employment and Learning: Universities: Globally Competitive (13 April 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Stephen Farry: ...Northern Ireland is fundamental to future economic prosperity. To compete successfully on the global stage, teaching must be of the highest quality, the learning environment must be flexible and supportive, and the research base must be dynamic and impactful. To ensure that, the sector's financial sustainability is crucial. However, the financial position that our higher education...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: European Scrutiny Priorities 2015 (13 April 2015)

Bronwyn McGahan: Go raibh maith agat. I support the motion. As part of today's debate regarding the report of the Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister on the Assembly Committee's priorities for European scrutiny, it is important that we put a strong focus on the need to initiate a debate on the importance of continued European Union membership for the North of Ireland and...

Elections for Positions in the House: Backbench Business — Valedictory Debate (26 March 2015)

Malcolm Bruce: ...up the framework for what became the Scotland Act 1998, which he and I helped to deliver. I had one disagreement with him, however, and I think that the outcome shows that I was right. It was about the voting system. I supported it, as did he in the end, but we had an argument about whether the additional Members should be elected on the basis of a second vote or an adjustment of the first...

Finance (No. 2) Bill — Second Reading (and Remaining Stages) (26 March 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Newby: ...of young people going to university, including record numbers of girls and of young people from poorer backgrounds. That is exactly the sort of change and development that I thought the Labour Party supported. We have recognised that there is a need to improve skills below university level. As I was saying, we have supported the creation of university technology colleges and overseen the...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Greater London (26 March 2015)

Brandon Lewis: ...the housing and regeneration programmes inherited from the Homes and Communities Agency, the London Development Agency and for the development of the Olympic Park. Budget measures Our commitment to support London was set out in the recent Budget, where the Government set out the following proposals for London: £1 million to allow the London Land Commission to create a...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Income Tax (26 March 2015)

Lord Deighton: ...off from the personal allowance increase, as will a taxpayer who receives other means-tested benefits. Universal Credit will improve work incentives by allowing people to keep more of their income as they move into work. Universal Credit will provide a single deduction rate of 65 per cent: for each £1 increase in post-tax income, 65 pence of Universal Credit will be withdrawn. ...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Government Delivery (26 March 2015)

Eric Pickles: ...homes. · Abolished council tax (through 100 per cent tax relief) for military personnel serving on operations overseas. · Removed the unfair council tax surcharge on family annexes by introducing a new national discount, to help support extended families. · Changed council tax rules to give local taxpayers a new legal right to pay their yearly bills over 12...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing and Planning Delivery (26 March 2015)

Eric Pickles: ...on time. Alongside this, we have published new data on local planning authorities’ performance in meeting their statutory duty to process smaller planning applications within 8 weeks. We have introduced a legal requirement that local planning authority requests for additional information to support planning applications must be reasonable and removed the need to submit a design...

Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note (25 March 2015) See 10 other results from this debate

Baroness Thornton: ...sense to fixate on the roof while causing the social foundation to crumble? What has life been like for the last five years under this coalition Government if you are a woman with children on a low or modest income or you are disabled? As my noble friend Lord McFall said, quite rightly, the success of any economic strategy is measured in its effect on people and their lives. So how have...

Petitions: Social Care and Military Compensation (25 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Gordon Marsden: ..., both nationally and locally in Blackpool, and together we delivered a petition with 3,000 signatures calling for stronger punishment for those who vandalise war memorials. I was also pleased to support the Blackpool armed forces covenant and veterans charter in 2011. I wish to touch on that veterans charter and covenant, praying in aid the arguments I will present tonight. As chair of...

Modern Slavery Bill — Commons Amendments (25 March 2015)

Lord Hylton: ...-slavery Commissioner, who has given me time on these issues. Some might think that I should be content with the Government’s moves, but I shall try to show why I am not. I seek to protect the incoming domestic workers from the first day of their arrival here. What I am proposing is a real improvement on the Government’s amendment, because that amendment takes effect only once...

Bill Presented: Clause 66 — VAT: refunds to certain charities (25 March 2015)

David Gauke: ...that any of the measures announced last week will feed through to higher house prices. We also announced supply-side policies and 20 housing zones last week. It is right that we take steps to support supply. The hon. Gentleman said that I was being generous with my time, but I am conscious that I am also being generous with the Committee’s time, so let me make a little progress. To...

Bill Presented: Finance (No. 2) Bill (25 March 2015) See 6 other results from this debate

Priti Patel: ...’s Budget last week. A number of points about living standards have been raised. I reiterate that living standard will be higher in 2015 than they were in 2010, real household disposable income per capita will grow at its fastest rate since 2001 and, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies, families are now set to be £900 better off this year than they were previously....

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