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Pension Schemes Bill — Second Reading (16 December 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Newby: My Lords, I think that the strong take-up of auto-enrolment suggests that people are actually a bit more long-sighted than they are sometimes given credit for. Young people in their 20s and early 30s who are thinking about their pension savings are looking at what kind of value for money they can get from doing that as opposed to putting their money into alternative forms of saving. So I am...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Post Office Card Account (16 December 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Steve Webb: ...there were 3.4 million. Under Labour the number of people using POCAs fell by 800,000, so the idea that continuing decline in the use of POCAs is a new phenomenon is news to me. What is happening is that older pensioners, sadly, die and do not use a POCA any more. Newly retired pensioners tend to be more familiar with banking, so the number of pensioners using the POCA will gradually...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (15 December 2014)

Steve Webb: We have launched a multi-channel campaign to help people understand the reforms to the state pension system, as well as actions people may be able to take to increase their State Pension. The campaign is testing the effectiveness of our communications channels and messages for reaching our priority audiences. The campaign has involved press, radio and online advertisements, and an enhanced...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (15 December 2014)

Mark Harper: ...review officers receive training in Performance Measurement processes and appropriate training in the benefits measured (Housing Benefit; Employment and Support Allowance; Job Seekers Allowance; Pension Credit). They also undertake learning on Responsible for Information Security, Handling Official Information, Remote Working Securely and Keeping Safe – Travelling and working off-site.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Fraud and Administration (15 December 2014)

Francis Maude: The latest audited fraud and error figures available are for 2012/13. During this year DWP reported 3.5 billion on benefits and pensions and HMRC reported 2.01 billion on tax credits. Reported fraud and error across the rest of central government was 70 million, however this figure does not include all arm’s length bodies. In 2011 this Government established the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (11 December 2014)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects to have gathered sufficient data from labour market trials to compare the effectiveness of the different approaches to in-work progression with Universal Credit.

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (10 December 2014)

Public Accounts: Universal Credit progress update. 2:15 pm; Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Robert Devereux, Permanent Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions, Neil Couling, Work Services Director, Department for Work and Pensions and Sharon White, Second Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (10 December 2014)

William McCrea: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what date he has set for full implementation of universal credit across the UK.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Scotland (10 December 2014)

Eilidh Whiteford: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the saving to the public purse in Scotland by 2019-20 from the decision not to uprate the universal credit work allowance in 2017-18.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Scotland (10 December 2014)

Eilidh Whiteford: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in Scotland he forecasts will be claiming universal credit in (a) 2017-18, (b) 2018-19 and (c) 2019-20.

Funeral Services (9 December 2014)

Emma Lewell-Buck: ...7,000. The rising cost of a service, alongside squeezed household incomes and a failing system of state support, means that many people have to borrow from friends or family, sell possessions or take on credit card or payday loan debt to make up the shortfall. This often means finding themselves in serious financial difficulty. One woman from my area approached the citizens advice...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Pensioners and Savers (9 December 2014)

Helen Jones: Most pensioners in my constituency do not have enough savings to put money in an ISA, but can the Minister confirm that owing to recent measures announced by the Government, those who receive the savings element of pension credit will, because of its interaction with pensions, receive only an 87p rise?

Written Answers — Department of Health: Carers (9 December 2014)

Norman Lamb: ...700,000 in seven projects which will offer peer support and breaks that can make a difference to carers’ lives. The Department of Health, together with the Government Equalities Office and the Department for Work and Pensions, is investing 1.4 million in a number of local pilots to explore ways in which to help people balance work with caring responsibilities. In addition,...

Autumn Statement — Motion to Take Note: 12 45 pm (4 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Flight: ...though the average is far lower, largely because of all the new jobs for the young. I was interested to note some recent comments by former Chancellor Darling, to the effect that he was saddened that, while tax credits had been introduced with the intention to boost living standards, they had served largely to keep down wages: why would employers pay when the Government would top it up?...

Business of the House: Pensions and Benefits Uprating (4 December 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Gregg McClymont: Every year the Minister comes to the House and declares to what is supposed to be a grateful nation that the wisdom and generosity of the Government is reflected in the uprating of pensions and benefits. Sadly, the reality is rather different. The Minister said at the end of his statement that “no one is left behind”, and he rushed through the Government’s changes to...

Business of the House (4 December 2014)

Emma Lewell-Buck: The credit union expansion project was supposed to help to provide an alternative to payday lenders, yet credit unions are now reporting that the cost of the scheme is rising and their contributions are having to rise in line with it. They are now questioning whether the scheme is even viable. Will the Leader of the House ask his colleague, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, to...

Business of the House: New Clause 1 — Impact on Government revenues (3 December 2014)

David Gauke: My hon. Friend makes an important and relevant point. We are putting power in the hands of individuals to decide what they do with their retirement pension pot. We are also ensuring—I shall touch on this in a moment—that guidance is available. It may well be that after careful consideration, people conclude that they do want to assist a family member to get into the housing...

Autumn Statement — Statement (3 December 2014)

Lord Deighton: ..., so we do more now to build the northern 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...

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

Edward Balls: ..., but in this Parliament, spending on social security is over 20 billion higher than he planned in 2010 because of what happened to housing benefit in particular. He is planning a 3 billion real-terms cut in tax credits that will hit 3 million working people on middle and lower incomes, and once again he is hitting women harder than men. The Prime Minister rather let the cat...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Universal Credit (3 December 2014)

Alun Cairns: I recently discussed the provision of Welsh language services for universal credit with the welfare reform Minister, Lord Freud, who confirmed that the Department for Work and Pensions is making good progress with the development of the universal credit digital service. A meeting is scheduled with the Welsh language commissioner in the new year to discuss Welsh language provision for the live...

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