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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Carers: Energy (1 Feb 2022)

Chloe Smith: ...benefits depending on their circumstances. This Government is wholly committed to supporting people on lower incomes through a range of measures, including by spending over £110 billion on welfare support for people of working age in 2021/22. We understand the pressures people are facing with the cost of living, and we will continue to listen to people’s concerns as we have done...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Cost of Living (31 Jan 2022)

David Rutley: The UK has a strong welfare safety net that supports people whether they are in or out of work through Universal Credit and the legacy benefits it is replacing including tax credits, Employment and Support Allowance and income-based Jobseeker's Allowance. In 2021/22, DWP will spend around £110bn on welfare benefits for people of working age. As our economic recovery continues and with...

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (27 Jan 2022)

Paul McLennan: ...other commitments. The investment of £831 million in affordable housing, delivering 110,000 affordable and energy-efficient homes across the next decade, will benefit all our constituencies. The Scottish Government is putting welfare first, with the investment of more than £4 billion in social security and welfare payments, including doubling the game-changing Scottish child payment. Of...

Cost of Living — [Judith Cummins in the Chair] (25 Jan 2022)

Deidre Brock: ...experienced around the UK has been created and compounded by a series of UK Government failures, all reaching an awful crescendo, it seems, at the same time—a decade of austerity, savage cuts to welfare, chaos and shortages brought by Brexit, inept handling of the pandemic and Ministers’ shameful failure to mitigate and anticipate against rising energy prices. As is so often the case...

Cost of Living Increases (24 Jan 2022)

David Linden: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for that intervention. Yes, absolutely. The SNP has stood on successive election manifestos with a commitment to scrap the cap: both the benefit cap and the welfare cap. I am only disappointed that the SNP had to lead the charge against the welfare cap in a vote only a couple of weeks ago. Perhaps when people in Scotland are considering who best serves them,...

Scottish Parliament: Coronavirus (Discretionary Compensation for Self-isolation) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (20 Jan 2022)

Murdo Fraser: ...in the register of members’ interests and remind them I am a member of the Law Society of Scotland. I join the committee convener in thanking the bill team, the committee clerks and advisers, the Scottish Parliament information centre and everyone who gave evidence to the committee for its stage 1 consideration of the bill. As we heard, the bill might appear to be technical and modest...

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (Welfare Support for People in Employment) (19 Jan 2022)

Ben Macpherson: ...payments and the £500 self-isolation support grant. Local authorities have awarded 56,317 self-isolation support grants, totalling £28.2 million, between October 2020 and November 2021. Our Scottish welfare fund has provided almost £63 million to around 60,000 households since March 2020 to help those on low incomes. By October 2021, around 530,000 households had received our £130...

Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [Lords] (18 Jan 2022)

Deidre Brock: ...reliance on such experiments. Every two minutes in the UK, a dog, cat, rabbit, rat, monkey, goat, sheep, mouse, or fish suffers from brutal animal testing conducted on it against its sentience and welfare rights, but a survey conducted in 2020 by the UK charity FRAME—the Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments—found that 84% of respondents would not buy a cosmetics...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Poverty: York (13 Jan 2022)

David Rutley: ..., before and after housing costs). This Government is wholly committed to supporting those on low incomes, and continues to do so through many measures, including by spending over £110 billion on welfare support for people of working age in 2021/22 and by increasing the National Living Wage by 6.6% to £9.50 from April 2022. As our recovery gathers pace and with record vacancies, our...

Scottish Parliament: Holistic Family Support (13 Jan 2022)

Pam Duncan-Glancy: Does Rona Mackay recognise that 76 per cent of applications to the Scottish welfare fund and 66 per cent of awards from the Scottish welfare fund are repeat applications for crisis support? That suggests that financial support is not really being given to the families that need it.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Poverty (10 Jan 2022)

David Rutley: ...), compared to 16% in 2009/10. This Government is wholly committed to supporting those on low incomes, and continues to do so through many measures, including by spending over £110 billion on welfare support for people of working age in 2021/22. With the success of the vaccine rollout and record job vacancies, our focus now is on continuing to support people into and to progress in...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Food Banks (10 Jan 2022)

David Rutley: ...with inflation rising, some people will be concerned about the cost of living. That is why this government is continuing to take action to support living standards by spending over £110 billion on welfare support for people of working age in 2021/22 and by increasing the National Living Wage by 6.6% to £9.50 from April 2022. Universal Credit recipients in work can now benefit from a...

Defence: Topical Questions (10 Jan 2022)

Gavin Newlands: I am proud to have Erskine veterans home in my constituency. I am also proud of the Scottish Government’s veterans fund and their appointment of a Veterans Commissioner. Does the Minister not feel that that should be replicated elsewhere on these isles to ensure that the veterans community are properly represented in decisions taken affecting their welfare?

Scottish Parliament: Economy (North-east Scotland) (15 Dec 2021)

Douglas Lumsden: It is telling that, when it comes to defending the thousands of jobs in the north-east, it is the Scottish Conservatives who bring the debates to the chamber. Every other party seems to have abandoned the energy industry. I offer Mark Ruskell and Jackie Dunbar no apologies for bringing such a debate to the chamber again today, because we will bring up the issue any time in order to defend the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Poverty (10 Dec 2021)

David Rutley: This Government is wholly committed to supporting people on low incomes and we continue to do so through many measures, including through spending over £110 billion in 2021/22 on welfare support for people of working age in 2021/22 who meet the relevant eligibility conditions. With the success of the vaccine rollout and record job vacancies, our long-term focus remains on continuing to...

Scottish Parliament: Budget 2022-23 (9 Dec 2021)

Kate Forbes: ...reduce inequalities. It comes at a crucial moment for Scotland. It is the first budget of the parliamentary session and of the partnership Government, having been developed in co-operation with the Scottish Green Party. It delivers on key commitments that were made in the Bute house agreement, from free bus travel for young people to doubling the Scottish child payment. As a result of that...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (3 Dec 2021)

David Rutley: ...time will allow us to build a time series on the scale of food bank usage. This Government is wholly committed to supporting low-income families, including through spending over £110 billion on welfare support for people of working age in 2021/22 and by increasing the National Living Wage by 6.6% to £9.50 from April 2022. With the success of the vaccine rollout and record job...

Offshore Renewables Wind Sector (30 Nov 2021)

Neale Hanvey: ...at every turn, who put tax cuts for the wealthy before the financial security of a people, to the Blairite disaster capitalist adventure of illegal war-making in the middle east, and moving the Scottish maritime boundary, making 6,000 square miles of Scotland’s waters English. I often hear Members from the Government Benches, and indeed Government Ministers, crow about our how our...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Food Poverty: Children (25 Nov 2021)

Will Quince: This government is committed to supporting those on low incomes and continues to do so through many measures, such as spending over £111 billion on welfare support for people of working age in 2021/22. As our recovery gathers pace and with record vacancies, our focus is now on continuing to support parents progressing into work. This is because we know that work, particularly where it is...

Scottish Parliament: Low Income Pandemic Payment (24 Nov 2021)

Ben Macpherson: We are putting more than £130 million into families’ pockets this year through our Scottish child payment and bridging payments. We continue to provide support through the Scottish welfare fund and discretionary housing payments, which, together, are worth more than £100 million this year. We recently announced a £41 million winter support fund to support people who are struggling...


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