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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (8 Nov 2021)

David Rutley: ...been completed on its withdrawal. This Government is wholly committed to supporting those on low incomes, and continues to do so through many measures. We expect to spend over £111 billion on welfare support for people of working age in 2021/22. Universal Credit recipients in work will soon benefit from a reduction in the Universal Credit taper rate from 63% to 55%, and increasing the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (8 Nov 2021)

David Rutley: ...not been completed on its withdrawal. This Government is wholly committed to supporting those on low incomes, and continues to do so through many measures. We expect to spend over £111 billion on welfare support for people of working age in 2021/22. Universal Credit recipients in work will soon benefit from a reduction in the Universal Credit taper rate from 63% to 55%, and increasing the...

Scottish Parliament: Social Security Benefits (4 Nov 2021)

Shona Robison: ...is happening because of the build-up of the organisation’s capacity, so the two roles are in tandem. We will always look at what more we can do. We are already looking at the doubling of the Scottish child payment, as the member knows, and we will set out more plans for that as part of the budget process. I want to make a progress on my speech now, if that is okay. Increasing social...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (2 Nov 2021)

David Rutley: ...more than two million people This Government is wholly committed to supporting those on low incomes, and continues to do so through many measures, including by spending over £111 billion on welfare support for people of working age in 2021/22. This government is continuing to take action to support living standards by increasing the National Living Wage to £9.50 effective from April 1st...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Food Banks (2 Nov 2021)

David Rutley: ...more than two million people This Government is wholly committed to supporting those on low incomes, and continues to do so through many measures, a including by spending over £111 billion on welfare support for people of working age in 2021/22. This government is continuing to take action to support living standards by increasing the National Living Wage to £9.50 effective from 1st...

Carbon Emission Charges — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (1 Nov 2021)

Alan Brown: ...that it is fair and equitable across the UK. Recently, the UK Government opted to fast-track two carbon capture and storage clusters in the north of England but, disgracefully, they have made the Scottish cluster a reserve cluster. That means that, despite the Scottish cluster being the most advanced in project development and deliverability, it is estimated that the two other clusters...

Scottish Parliament: Covid Recovery Strategy (28 Oct 2021)

Paul McLennan: ...existence of low pay alone, the state provided nearly £600 million in 2014-15, £635 million in 2015-16, nearly £900 million in 2016-17, £840 million in 2017-18 and £775 million in 2018-19 in welfare payments, free school meals and work-related ill health payments. The report seeks to demonstrate that taking a wellbeing economy approach also makes financial sense, by reducing avoidable...

Income Tax (Charge) (27 Oct 2021)

Richard Thomson: ...away from its family by withdrawing the universal credit uplift. In Scotland, that will mean 20,000 children drawn into poverty and thousands more drawn into hardship, undermining the impact of the Scottish Government’s Scottish child payment to families. Those who are earning at the taper will still lose out to a far greater extent for every additional £1 than any objective analysis...

Ways and Means - Financial Statement (27 Oct 2021)

Rishi Sunak: ..., we will act. To address the driver shortage, the Transport Secretary is introducing temporary visas, tackling testing backlogs and changing cabotage requirements, and is today announcing new funding to improve lorry park facilities. We have already suspended the HGV levy until August, and I can do more today, extending it for a further year until 2023 and freezing vehicle excise duty...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (22 Oct 2021)

David Rutley: ...This Government is wholly committed to supporting those on low incomes, and continues to do so through many measures, including by increasing the living wage, and by spending over £111 billion on welfare support for people of working age in 2021/22. Universal Credit has provided a vital safety net for six million people during the pandemic, and the temporary uplift was part of a COVID...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Newcastle upon Tyne (22 Oct 2021)

David Rutley: ...This Government is wholly committed to supporting those on low incomes, and continues to do so through many measures, including by increasing the living wage, and by spending over £111 billion on welfare support for people of working age in 2021/22. Universal Credit has provided a vital safety net for six million people during the pandemic, and the temporary uplift was part of a COVID...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Barnsley East (18 Oct 2021)

David Rutley: ...This Government is wholly committed to supporting those on low incomes, and continues to do so through many measures, including by increasing the living wage, and by spending over £111 billion on welfare support for people of working age in 2021/22. We recognise that some people continue to require extra support, which is why we have introduced a £421 million Household Support Fund to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Poverty: Children (18 Oct 2021)

David Rutley: ...This Government is wholly committed to supporting those on low incomes, and continues to do so through many measures, including by increasing the living wage, and by spending over £111 billion on welfare support for people of working age in 2021/22. In April this year we increased the value of Healthy Start Food Vouchers from £3.10 to £4.25, helping eligible low income households buy...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Income (18 Oct 2021)

David Rutley: ...This Government is wholly committed to supporting those on low incomes, and continues to do so through many measures, including by increasing the living wage, and by spending over £111 billion on welfare support for people of working age in 2021/22. We recognise that some people continue to require extra support, which is why we have introduced a £421 million Household Support Fund to...

Scottish Parliament: Attainment Gap (30 Sep 2021)

Neil Gray: ...gap is to address poverty. When a £6 billion cut in universal credit, which will remove £1,000 from low-income families, is coming forward from the Tories, a £500 million replication of the Scottish welfare fund, as was announced this morning, will go no way towards making up for the poverty that people will suffer. What impact will those cuts have on the Government’s ability to close...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Universal Credit Uplift Removal: Impact in Foyle (28 Sep 2021)

Deirdre Hargey: ...I wrote a joint letter with Ministers from Scotland and Wales, and I called again for the uplift to be made permanent. That followed a previous joint letter and action taken in conjunction with my Scottish and Welsh counterparts last November. I also brought the matter to the Executive and achieved the agreement of the whole Executive that we would speak out in a united voice against the...

Scottish Parliament: Low Incomes (Support) (23 Sep 2021)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...investing around £2.5 billion just last year, including nearly £1 billion that is targeted at children. We are putting money in the pockets of hundreds of thousands of low-income families through Scottish child payments and bridging payments. That is an investment of around £130 million this year. Around 500,000 low-income households will receive a one-off £130 pandemic payment by the...

Scottish Parliament: Net Zero Nation (21 Sep 2021)

Mr Mark Ruskell: ...have been slow or non-existent; agencies have often been too cautious; and the status quo has won out time and time again. Change is long overdue, but the agreement between Green MSPs and the Scottish Government marks a fresh starting point for the regeneration and recovery of nature. Setting those legally binding nature targets will be critical in driving the change further and faster,...

Universal Credit and Working Tax Credits (15 Sep 2021)

Wendy Chamberlain: ...Government have failed to understand the impact of their policies on the devolved nations. Parents who receive any amount of universal credit in Scotland—even as little as £20—are entitled to Scottish child payments, best start grants and best start food payments. Altogether, the cut could mean a loss of more than £1,700 a year. The Scottish Affairs Committee report on welfare...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2021-22 (7 Sep 2021)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...ahead and our priorities for the duration of the current session of Parliament as we implement the manifesto that we were resoundingly re-elected on in May and our co-operation agreement with the Scottish Green Party. The programme addresses the key challenges that Scotland faces and it aims to shape a better future. It sets out how we will tackle the challenge of Covid and rebuild from...


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