Results 41–60 of 639 for speaker:Margaret Greenwood

Statutory Sick Pay and Protection for Workers (18 Mar 2020)

Margaret Greenwood: My hon. Friend makes a couple of important points about the levels of pay and the people who are able to access it, and I will be coming on to deal with those things in my speech. Some 7 million people are not eligible for statutory sick pay: just under 2 million workers on low income do not qualify because they earn less than the £118 on average; and 5 million self-employed people do not...

Statutory Sick Pay and Protection for Workers (18 Mar 2020)

Margaret Greenwood: The hon. Lady makes a really excellent point, and I thank her for it. Many workers on low pay are unlikely to have savings to fall back on either. In a recent YouGov survey, 48% of workers said that they would not be able to cover their rent or mortgage and other living expenses if they had to take two weeks off work at the current statutory sick pay rates. The European Committee of Social...

Statutory Sick Pay and Protection for Workers (18 Mar 2020)

Margaret Greenwood: My hon. Friend has made a very important point, highlighting the vulnerability of people in insecure work who do not have enough support and also the levels of statutory sick pay, which are not sufficient to cover people during the crisis.

Statutory Sick Pay and Protection for Workers (18 Mar 2020)

Margaret Greenwood: That too is a very important point. The Labour party is working with the TUC and others on a package of measures, and looking at the Danish model in particular. We want people to be reassured that they will not lose their jobs and their income, so they can go on spending. That would prevent a sharp fall in demand, and would also ease business confidence, as firms would see the Government take...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Occupational Health (18 Mar 2020)

Margaret Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the Government plans to publish its response to its consultation entitled Health is everyone’s business, published July 2019.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Occupational Health (18 Mar 2020)

Margaret Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Government consultation entitled Health is everyone’s business, published by the Government on 15 July 2019, whether it is her policy that (a) the Lower Earnings Limit for eligibility for Statutory Sick Pay may result in people working when unwell and (b) eligibility for Statutory Sick Pay should be extended to...

Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (9 Mar 2020)

Margaret Greenwood: The Prime Minister said last week that any workers who need to self-isolate because of the coronavirus and who are not eligible for statutory sick pay could claim UC. However, people have to meet a work coach at the start of a claim for UC, there is a five-week wait for the first payment and anyone asking for an advance also has to go to a jobcentre to have their identity verified. So how...

Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (9 Mar 2020)

Margaret Greenwood: The Government tried to justify introducing the new bereavement support payment in April 2017 on the grounds that it modernises support, but couples who are not married or not in a civil partnership are not eligible. Last month, the High Court in England found that that is incompatible with human rights legislation and discriminates against children of unmarried parents. The Prime Minister...

Points of Order (5 Feb 2020)

Margaret Greenwood: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. During Prime Minister’s Question Time On 22 January, responding to a question from the Leader of the Opposition, the Prime Minister said: “Universal credit has in fact succeeded in getting 200,000 people into jobs.”—[Official Report, 22 January 2020; Vol. 670, c. 294.] Correspondence that I received yesterday from Sir David Norgrove, the chair of the...

Universal Credit: Delayed Roll-Out (4 Feb 2020)

Margaret Greenwood: Yesterday the BBC reported that the Government had decided to delay the roll-out of universal credit until September 2024, adding £500 million to its overall cost. That is hugely embarrassing for the Government: yet again, they have had to delay what is meant to be their flagship social security policy. Last week the Minister told the House that they had managed to process fewer than 80...

Work and Pensions: Universal Credit Roll-out (27 Jan 2020)

Margaret Greenwood: The Government pushed through regulations on the managed migration of universal credit pilot only days before the summer recess without giving Members of this House a vote, as promised. In October, the Secretary of State said she was “surprised” by the small number of people who transferred in the pilot. How many claims have now been processed, and how can a pilot of up to 10,000...

Work and Pensions: Benefits: Administrative Errors (27 Jan 2020)

Margaret Greenwood: The day after the general election, the Government had the audacity to sneak out the fact that more than 650,000 disabled people lost out financially when transferring from the disability living allowance to PIP, which is 46% of all former DLA complaints. This should not be swept under the carpet, so will the Secretary of State explain why the Government have cut support for more than half a...

Economy and Jobs (20 Jan 2020)

Margaret Greenwood: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Speaker. We have had a number of maiden speeches today, and I congratulate all Members who made theirs. My hon. Friend the Member for Cynon Valley (Beth Winter) paid tribute to her predecessor in the House, Ann Clwyd, and spoke about the scourge of high unemployment and low wages that characterises so many of her constituents’...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment Schemes (31 Oct 2019)

Margaret Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are participating in (a) the Work Programme and (b) Work Choice; and on what date the final participants will complete those programmes.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: European Social Fund (21 Oct 2019)

Margaret Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding from the European Social Fund (a) the UK and (b) each region of the UK received in the latest year for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: European Social Fund (21 Oct 2019)

Margaret Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding from the European Social Fund has been allocated to employment support for (a) disabled people, (b) young people between the ages of 16 and 25 and (c) people who are long-term unemployed in the latest year for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Programme (21 Oct 2019)

Margaret Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding her Department allocated to the Work Programme in the latest year for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment Schemes: Disability (21 Oct 2019)

Margaret Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding her Department allocated to Work Choices in the latest year for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work and Health Programme (21 Oct 2019)

Margaret Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding her Department allocated to the Work and Health programme in the latest year for which figures are available.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: First Payments (7 Oct 2019)

Margaret Greenwood: Without giving this House a debate or a vote, as they had promised, the Government have pushed through regulations for the pilot of universal credit managed migration and payments to severely disabled people who lost out in being forced to transfer to universal credit. Will the Government explain why those payments still do not fully reflect the financial loss those disabled people have suffered?


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