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Scottish Parliament: Fuel Poverty (23 April 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Jackie Baillie: ...to the big six. To be frank, the annual tea and buns with the minister and cosy chats will no longer do. The suggestion that independence will solve all the problems is nonsense. We need only look at renewables. I support renewables and investment in them. We do very well with investment in renewables from the UK Government and get substantially more than our population share. The last...

Scottish Parliament: Living Wage (23 April 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Nicola Sturgeon: ...proposals to introduce the Scottish living wage for employees of its trading company. [Applause.] I thank James Kelly for giving the Government yet another opportunity to record our active support for the living wage and to state our commitment to doing as much as possible to tackle pay inequality, both with the powers that we have now and even more so with the additional powers that we...

Scottish Parliament: Fixed-odds Betting Terminals (23 April 2014)

Patricia Ferguson: ...on the backs of the poorest people in our communities right across the country. In Glasgow, the Labour-controlled council is working hard to tackle poverty through a range of measures including apprenticeships, support for the living wage, improvements in childcare and the establishment of Glasgow’s poverty leadership panel. Through those actions, the problems that are caused by...

Public Administration Select Committee: Backbench Business — Easter Adjournment (10 April 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Tom Brake: ...the coverage of the floods that hit the south and the coverage of those that hit the north. The hon. Member for Falkirk (Eric Joyce) concentrated on the extractive industries transparency initiative, which the Government fully support. He praised the work that the Department for International Development is doing. I agree with him that the fact that the United Kingdom is the only large...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Asylum Seekers (Support) (10 April 2014)

Julian Huppert: The level is clearly too low—it is about half that of income support—and of course we are talking about people the Minister will not allow to work for themselves. Is not the big problem simply that the Government are too slow to make decisions? Some 36% of asylum seekers wait more than six months for an initial decision—surely that should be speeded up, which would save the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions (10 April 2014)

Chuka Umunna: In export week, will the Secretary of State tell us what he is doing to garner support among Cabinet colleagues for our seventh-largest export industry, a sector that generates more than 10 billion of income for our country?

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Jobcentre Plus (10 April 2014)

Esther McVey: Jobcentre Plus directly supports domestic violence victims in a number of ways. The jobseeker’s allowance domestic violence (JSA DV) easement helps victims of actual or threatened domestic violence by allowing a break from job seeking activity. This helps to give claimants the opportunity to begin to stabilise their lives and those of their families. The Destitute Domestic Violence...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Pensioners: Means-tested Benefits (10 April 2014)

Steve Webb: .... This means that for people reaching state pension age from April 2016 onwards, anyone who has built up 35 qualifying years through national insurance contributions and credits should have an income above the level of the basic means test, regardless of how much they earned during their working life. Some pensioners will still require means-tested support, and at a given level of...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Unemployment Benefits: Lone Parents (10 April 2014)

Esther McVey: Lone parents in receipt of income support and who were undertaking a full-time course that began prior to May 2012 are transitionally protected and they can therefore continue their courses. Lone parents who began a full-time course post May 2012 were notified prior to them undertaking the course that they will be required to work search when their youngest child turns five, as part of the...

Written Answers — Treasury: Individual Savings Accounts (10 April 2014)

David Gauke: ...of the two, up to this limit. At the same time the annual Junior ISA and Child Trust Fund subscription limits will be increased to 4,000. These measures were part of a wider Budget package aimed at supporting savers. These ISA measures will reduce income tax on savings for people constrained by the current limits, improving incentives to save and increasing real household disposable...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Part 2 — Devolution of Wales long haul rates of duty (9 April 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Jonathan Edwards: .... As I was saying, the Government have sought to water down the financial powers recommended by the commission by constraining them through a lockstep, essentially making it impossible to vary income tax in Wales. Meanwhile, the Labour party says that it will block any income tax powers via its Government in Cardiff unless the Barnett formula—the way in which Wales is funded—is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: New Clause 5 — Bank payroll tax (9 April 2014)

Debbie Abrahams: .... We cannot continue like this—it is completely unfair on the lives of these young people, in particular. All this is happening at the same time as the top rate of tax has been cut for people on incomes of more than 150,000. As we have heard, bank bonuses are increasing again. Top-to-bottom pay ratios for the FTSE 100 stand at 300:1. We look at this in the context of the...

Income Distribution and Taxation (9 April 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Nicky Morgan: ...impact that the Government have made on getting more people into work, and then about the impact of the personal allowance and the other steps we have taken and how they help those at the bottom of the income scale. Finally, I want to speak about the percentage of the tax burden taken on by those at the top of the income scale, which I think my hon. Friend also mentioned. Before I do so,...

Higher Education — Motion to Take Note (9 April 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...across the country. These figures remind us that universities are absolutely pivotal to driving the growth that will safeguard a more sustainable future for everyone. My noble friend Lord Purvis referred to university funding. University income across the whole of the UK represents 29 billion in 2012-13, as opposed to 12 billion in 1999 to 2000. Again, that demonstrates the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Clause 11 — Tax relief for married couples and civil partners (9 April 2014) See 15 other results from this debate

David Gauke: ...interest. Clause 11 introduces a transferable tax allowance for married couples and civil partners. We have targeted the benefit of the measure on married couples and civil partners with the lowest incomes, when one member of the couple has an income below their personal allowance of 10,500. The clause allows individuals to transfer 10% of their income tax personal allowance to their...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: GAVI Alliance (9 April 2014)

Martin Horwood: I proudly congratulate the Government on spending 0.7% of national income on eradicating poverty worldwide, much of it on polio eradication. The last three countries with endemic polio all have significant Islamic populations. Is the Department committed to working with religious and Islamic leaders to try to build community support for polio eradication and to protect health workers in those...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (9 April 2014)

Justine Greening: ...our global efforts to end both female genital mutilation and early and forced marriage for all girls within a generation. In March, I attended in New York the Commission on the Status of Women, which supported our call for a stand-alone goal on gender and integrating gender throughout the post-2015 development framework. Last week, the Office for National Statistics confirmed that the UK...

[Albert Owen in the Chair] — Personal Independence Payments (Wales) (9 April 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Kate Green: ...working or not, if they are hit with a sudden, potentially catastrophic event—perhaps a stroke or a serious accident—they will start to face additional, often substantial, costs whatever their income situation. In some cases, their income will reduce or dry up. There will also be significant knock-on effects on that person’s family, who may also suffer a loss of income if...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disqualification (9 April 2014)

Esther McVey: ...- some may have left irrespective of the sanction being applied, and some may have left because of the sanction. Furthermore, the previous calculation did not include sanctions for employment support allowance sanctions, income support for lone parents sanctions or JSA varied length sanctions and disentitlements as reliable data on the length of sanction or disentitlement is not readily...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Young People (9 April 2014)

Esther McVey: ...on jobseeker’s allowance severe hardship decisions for 16 and 17-year-olds is provided in the following tables but please be aware that it does not relate solely to estrangement. Information on income support and employment support allowance is not available. Similarly it is not possible to disaggregate appeals information on an age basis. JSA 16/17-year-olds claims to severe...

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