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Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (30 Jul 2015)

Shailesh Vara: ...length of time to administer appeals in respect of (a) personal independence payment (PIP), (b) employment and support allowance (ESA), (c) income support (IS), (d) jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) and (e) tax credits in (i) Coventry, (ii) the West Midlands and (iii) England between April 2014 and March 2015, the latest period for which figures are available. In 2014/15, due to falling...

Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note (21 Jul 2015)

Lord Stoneham of Droxford: ...raising of tax thresholds, although I would have liked the Government to have put more emphasis now and in the future on raising the national insurance threshold. Thirdly, I welcome the phasing out of pension tax reliefs through the higher tax bands and the efforts on reducing tax avoidance. However, there are certain contradictions in the Government’s approach. Before the Budget,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Equitable Life (21 Jul 2015)

Harriett Baldwin: ...that my hon. Friend will welcome the fact that my right hon. Friend the Chancellor, in his excellent summer Budget, did in fact announce that all eligible non-annuitant policyholders in receipt of pension credit will see their lump sum payments doubled.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit (21 Jul 2015)

Emily Thornberry: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it is his policy that existing exemptions for (a) disability living allowance, (b) personal independence payments, (c) discretionary housing payments, (d) working tax credit and (e) other benefits that have been specified in regulations under the Welfare Reform Act 2012 will continue to be disregarded from a household's income under...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill (20 Jul 2015)

Priti Patel: ...support for mortgage interest into a loan. The welfare system is not about supporting lifestyles and rents that working families cannot choose. This is why we are limiting support through child tax credits and universal credit. We are also, as the Bill clearly states, continuing to ensure that the welfare system will support the elderly, the vulnerable and the disabled by protecting...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (20 Jul 2015)

Karin Smyth: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when everyone currently registered for receipt of state benefits in (a) Bristol South constituency and (b) England will have been fully transferred to universal credit.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (20 Jul 2015)

Paul Monaghan: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the compatibility of changes to (a) the benefit cap, (b) child tax credits, (c) housing benefits, (d) working tax credit reductions, (e) working tax credit restrictions and (f) the restriction of working tax credit to two children only with the European Convention on Human Rights.

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Fuel Poverty: Older People (17 Jul 2015)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...Policies such as the Warm Home Discount and the Energy Company Obligation continue to deliver vital support to millions of low income and vulnerable homes each year, with households in receipt of Pension Credit being eligible for assistance under both policies. The Government will be guided by the fuel poverty strategy published in March 2015, which sets out a clear policy of working...

Bill Presented — Criminal Cases Review Commission (Supplementary Powers) Bill: Summer Adjournment (16 Jul 2015)

Therese Coffey: ..., mine. I am sure that my Home Office colleagues have noted my issue as well. My hon. Friend the Member for Harrow East (Bob Blackman) asked about Equitable Life. I was proud to be part of a governing party that ensured that compensation was provided, and that further compensation was given to those on pension credit. I understand the point that my hon. Friend made, but I am not aware...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pension Credit (16 Jul 2015)

Liam Byrne: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the maximum income is which may be received tax free in each week by a person in receipt of the state pension without affecting that person's entitlement to pension credit.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (16 Jul 2015)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2015 to Question 5455, on universal credit, where the trial which began on 20 April 2015 is taking place; how many claimants are involved in that trial; how long that trial is expected to last; and what forms of support are being provided under that trial.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Equitable Life Assurance Society (16 Jul 2015)

Harriett Baldwin: ..., the With-Profit Annuitants, their relative losses in full for the rest of their lives. As announced in the Summer Budget, the Government will double the payments made to policyholders on Pension Credit who have received 22.4% of their relative losses. Work will continue with the Department for Work and Pensions to trace policyholders due a payment of 50 or more. An...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: National Insurance Contributions (15 Jul 2015)

Justin Tomlinson: National Insurance credits are generally available to people who are unable to work and pay contributions for example if they are unemployed, incapable of work or caring for others. National Insurance credits are awarded automatically with qualifying social security benefits; otherwise applications are required to determine eligibility. The Government is introducing a new credit...

Bill Presented — National Insurance Contributions (Rate Ceilings) Bill: Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (14 Jul 2015)

Keir Starmer: ...the rent, with about 133 to pay the rest of their bills. These are people of modest means who will be disproportionately impacted by this provision. Secondly, the limit on the child element of tax credits and universal credit will have a hugely detrimental impact, but I wish to draw particular attention to paragraph 2.103 of the Red Book, because it is an issue of real concern to...

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Rent-to-own Sector (14 Jul 2015)

Stella Creasy: ...their kids’ clothes so that they had school uniform. Those companies were their only option, and the method of lending increasingly prevented them from going to other companies. It affected their credit histories so they could not borrow from other parts of the industry. Frankly, it is very expensive to be poor in this country, and the problems are compounded by the companies in...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Ogmore (14 Jul 2015)

Huw Irranca-Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the number of 18 to 21 year olds in Ogmore constituency after April 2017 who will be unemployed and who will not be entitled to claim the housing element of universal credit.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (14 Jul 2015)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect on single parent employment rates announced in the Summer Budget 2015 to the conditionality applied to universal credit claimants with children aged three or over.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Children (14 Jul 2015)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect on levels of (a) child and (b) working age poverty of limiting the child element in tax credits and universal credit to two children.

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Welfare Tax Credits: Scotland (14 Jul 2015)

Gavin Newlands: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the potential effect of the tax credit changes announced in the Summer Budget 2015 on Scottish families in receipt of full tax credits.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits (14 Jul 2015)

Gavin Newlands: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the potential effect of the tax credit changes announced in the Summer Budget 2015 on families with two parents who work full-time on minimum wage with (a) two and (b) three or more children.


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