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Public Administration Select Committee: Backbench Business — Easter Adjournment (10 April 2014)

Jim Shannon: ...there are no rail lines, but with the way things are in our economy, the bus routes are designed to maximise the number of people on board. That is a fact of life—it is simple economics—but it does not always work for those who have to wait half a day to get to their local village or to the bigger towns. More and more people are cycling, but the roads that are not main...

Higher Education — Motion to Take Note (9 April 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...in a high-status occupation than those from less privileged backgrounds. OFFA is also asking all universities, especially those which have not yet made progress, to invest more smartly in their access activities generally and ensure that they are properly evaluating what works, and then sharing that best practice with other institutions. The noble Baroness, Lady Morris, raised the issue of...

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

Cathy Jamieson: ...as quickly as they might have wished. Those on the minimum wage or the living wage, who aspire to improved employment opportunities if they were available; those on zero-hours contracts; those who work part time but would prefer to work full time; young people taking any job, even if it is a stop-gap until they find one that suits their qualifications and aspirations—they are the...

Income Distribution and Taxation (9 April 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Andrew Smith: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing this debate on an important issue. I resisted intervening on the bedroom tax and so on because I wanted to make this point. Does he share my concern, notwithstanding what he said about raising the allowance, that the impact of the tapers on people in receipt of universal credit will be such that, for somebody just above the tax threshold, the rate...

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 — Prime Minister: Engagements (9 April 2014)

David Cameron: I think the hon. Gentleman is profoundly wrong, because the point of universal credit is that people always keep a reasonable share of every extra pound earned. The difference between universal credit and the systems put in place by the previous Government is that, under the latter, people often faced over 100% marginal tax rates effectively when they were in work. Universal credit will...

[Albert Owen in the Chair] — Personal Independence Payments (Wales) (9 April 2014)

Kevin Brennan: ...I should say that in a similar case in my constituency a women who suffered a stroke made an application in June 2013, and has just received the benefit. Her husband elected to reduce his hours at work as a result of which they lost the tax credits that they were entitled to, so they went into even deeper problems as a result of the unacceptable delays.

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

Nicky Morgan: ...Phillipson) talked about maternal employment. That is a debate that we need to have in this country. We know from various surveys conducted by the Department for Education that some mothers want to work, and some need to work. Many of those who need to work find child care costs a barrier to going to work. That is why it is so important to have this discussion. Child care costs are a major...

Fairness in Pension Provision (8 April 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Steve Webb: ...they do. Unless we give everybody everything free, we must recognise that we sometimes do things for poor people because it is right to. Inevitably there will be an element of people who work and think, “It is not fair; I do not get that free.” However, as part of a civilised society I do not want people who have no income to be unable to afford medicines. That is just the way...

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...

Pensions Bill — Commons Reason (8 April 2014)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: ...amendment in lieu, but of course I welcome the detailed review announced today. What was the point of the original amendment? The state pension has been a national insurance pension built on men’s full-time working lives, where wives and widows largely derived their state pension entitlement through him. However, as family structures have changed, as motherhood has become divorced...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Film Industry (8 April 2014)

Arlene Foster: Our Government — the UK Government — have taken great steps forward with tax credits.  One of the things that we talked about with Walt Disney was the fact that this has become a very good place in which to invest in production.  It is one of the reasons why Northern Ireland Screen is looking to increase what it does.  As he will recognise, taxation is very...

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

Yvette Cooper: ...is likely to be a gap and, if there are not sufficient transitional measures in the meantime, then those accompanying eight measures would leave a gap, frankly, in terms of UK capability to carry out its work against international organised crime and terrorism.” The Home Secretary should tell the House what she is doing about that, because it sounds serious and concerning. Has she...

Youth Unemployment — Question (7 April 2014)

Lord Freud: The key element of universal credit, clearly, is that it is an incentive for everyone to go to work and to work more. That is particularly attractive to younger people who are excluded from tax credits. Around universal credit, we are putting in place a series of local partnerships so that we can provide holistic help for people who have barriers to going into work. That is the issue. One...

Bill Presented: Civil Service Reform (3 April 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Jonathan Ashworth: ...;s research and recommendations with some eagerness. We have benefited from many former senior Ministers’ insights this afternoon. I am not a former Minister, but I am a former special adviser and had the privilege of working closely with my right hon. Friend the Member for Wentworth and Dearne. In my time in government, I found the civil servants who supported Ministers on policy...

Bill Presented: Backbench Business — Sanctioning of Benefit Recipients (3 April 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Yvonne Fovargue: ...there are jobs for them. Sanctions that are disproportionate and unfair, ironically, will have precisely the opposite effect; they impoverish people and leave them less able to move from welfare to work. The sanctions regime was ramped up in late 2012. As we have heard, the imposition of a sanction means the temporary suspension of jobseeker’s allowance for a minimum of four weeks....

Housing Costs (3 April 2014)

Anne Begg: (Select Committee Statement): Yesterday, the Work and Pensions Committee published our report on support 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...

Business of the House (3 April 2014)

Angela Eagle: ...been remarkable for the sheer scale of the incompetence emerging after this Government’s four years in charge. On Monday, we learned that the Government have got only 3,780 people into their flagship universal credit scheme, which was sold as a way of transforming the lives of people on benefits. That is 0.3% of the 1 million people the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions was...

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: ...education already available for all three and four year-olds to include the most disadvantaged 20% of two year-olds. This will be extended further to 40% from September 2014. All families in Universal Credit will be able to receive up to 85% support towards their childcare costs, up from 70% in the current tax credit system. This change will see 300,000 working families getting more out of...

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