Results 1–20 of 2000 for bedroom tax

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Clause 87 - Temporary Period For Reduced Rates On Residential Property (20 Apr 2021)

Felicity Buchan: ...but like my hon. Friend the Member for Orpington (Gareth Bacon), I encourage Government to be more radical when it comes to stamp duty and to make a fundamental reform. Stamp duty is essentially a tax on social mobility. It prevents people from moving closer to new work opportunities. It prevents young and growing families from moving from one to two-bedroom flats to bigger family houses....

Fire Safety Bill - Commons Reasons: Motion A1 (as an amendment to Motion A) (20 Apr 2021)

Baroness Fox of Buckley: ...that, despite lots of emails and phone calls, queries to the leaseholders’ team at the council go unanswered. The main communications that we have received from it have been demands for council tax and service charges, even though my temporary accommodation is not in Haringey. While I am not an expert in fire safety, I have some insider knowledge of how it feels to be ignored and treated...

Bay Local Authority in North Lancashire and South Cumbria: Vagrancy Act 1824 — [Sir Charles Walker in the Chair] (13 Apr 2021)

Adam Holloway: ...issue. The hon. Lady bangs that drum all the time, and it is extremely important that we are to understand this. We constantly hear that homelessness is all the fault of the evil Government and the bedroom tax or whatever else. I know there are big issues around housing and lots of people who are homeless but not on the streets. That must be addressed, but to conflate those groups does...

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: [2nd Allotted Day] (16 Mar 2021)

Stella Creasy: ...have been found at fault by the courts on how they treat bereaved parents in this country and on how they treat victims of domestic violence who have a sanctuary room—they charge them the bedroom tax—but no measures have been brought forward. What respect for the courts does that show from a Government who are now seeking to reform those areas? Human rights mean little if they cannot...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Welfare Support (16 Mar 2021)

Deirdre Hargey: ...schemes up to March 2020, my Department has paid out £168·4 million to almost 85,000 households. That includes £68 million that was paid to over 47,000 households that were affected by the bedroom tax. The importance of the mitigation schemes is recognised across the House. I am pleased that the initial Budget allocation for my Department in the next year includes £42·8 million to...

Household Overcrowding: Covid-19 (10 Mar 2021)

Patricia Gibson: .... Investing in more social housing is an obvious way to do that. It is also vital to reverse effective cuts in local housing rates and scrap poverty-inducing policies, such as the hated bedroom tax, which the Scottish Government have completely mitigated in Scotland. The decision to maintain local authority housing rates in cash terms in 2021-22 represents a freeze for private renters and...

Income Tax (Charge) (9 Mar 2021)

Stella Creasy: ...austerity was a necessary response to borrowing £158 billion, and we have spent 10 years arguing about the damage done as a result: cost-cutting measures that cost us more than they saved—the bedroom tax springs to mind—the sluggish productivity that we have not dealt with, and the inequality that has grown worse as a result of focusing not on investing in people and their potential...

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 5) Bill (9 Mar 2021)

Bob Doris: ...announced by the UK Government on 15 February. Some people have sought to paint that as the largesse of the UK, but let us be clear and put it on record that that is borrowed cash, and Scottish taxpayers, along with others, will have to pay that back over many years. That said, I welcome the use of those funds, with the Scottish Government providing an additional £275 million to councils...

Domestic Abuse Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 10 (8 Mar 2021)

Baroness Sherlock: ...over again, trying to point out the problems of systems already changed, by trying to address them beforehand. Had that been done before creating universal credit or imposing the benefit cap or the bedroom tax, these problems could have been designed out at an earlier stage. The survivor quoted by my noble friend Lady Lister was right: you need money to escape. Our social security system...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Communities: Welfare Reform: Independent Advice Services (8 Mar 2021)

Rachel Woods: I thank the Minister for her answer. On 16 February, when discussing the bedroom tax, the Minister stated: "I have draft legislation and regulations to close the loopholes to ensure that families —just over 220 of them, I think —do not fall through them. I will soon bring those forward for Executive approval, to be introduced in the new financial year." — [Official Report (Hansard), 16...

Covid-19: Statutory Sick Pay (2 Mar 2021)

Richard Burgon: ...undermining of our welfare state. Fundamentally, the Conservative party sees the social security system as a means to punish—be that by setting universal credit deliberately low or the cruel bedroom tax— rather than it being there to support people when they need help. The Chancellor has a chance finally to sort this issue out tomorrow at the Budget. If he does not, once again he will...

Rough Sleeping (25 Feb 2021)

Patricia Gibson: ...—of their £50 million Ending Homelessness Together action plan to support local authorities to prioritise settled accommodation for all, provided £60 million to fully mitigate the unjust Tory bedroom tax for over 70,000 Scottish households, and delivered almost 97,000 affordable homes since 2007, in contrast to Scotland’s previous Labour-Lib Dem Administration, who built only six...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Communities: Welfare Reform Mitigations (16 Feb 2021)

Mike Nesbitt: T3. Mr Nesbitt asked the Minister for Communities how many people are benefiting from welfare reform mitigations such as the so-called bedroom tax and the benefits cap. (AQT 983/17-22)

Covid-19 - Statement (28 Jan 2021)

Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle: ...Government are finally looking to set up quarantine hotels for overseas arrivals, will they consider a similar programme for those such as families forced into over- crowded accommodation by the bedroom tax, who cannot self-isolate in their current accommodation?

Domestic Abuse Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 34 (27 Jan 2021)

Baroness Sherlock: ...the impact of any social security reforms on the victims or potential victims of domestic abuse. Had that been done before creating universal credit, or before imposing the benefit cap or the bedroom tax, it might have shown up these problems at an earlier stage and solutions could have been designed. Many of us raised these issues in the early stages of the Welfare Reform Bill, but a...

Covid-19: Child Maintenance Service (21 Jan 2021)

Marion Fellows: ...game-changing priorities such as the Scottish child payment, which is in addition to the Best Start grant, the baby box, free prescriptions and the mitigation of damaging Tory policies such as the bedroom tax. Westminster should be following Scotland’s lead by scrapping the poverty-inducing two-child limit and benefit cap and by keeping the £20 uplift to universal credit and working tax...

Scottish Parliament: Universal Credit (14 Jan 2021)

Shirley-Anne Somerville: ...counterparts throughout the same period to reiterate those issues. We have repeatedly urged the UK Government to confirm that it will make the £20 per week uplift to universal credit and working tax credit permanent and extend it to legacy benefits. We have also called for urgent fixes, including offering non-repayable grants for new applicants and scrapping punitive policies such as the...

Financial Services Bill: New Clause 27 - Money laundering offences: electronic money institutions, payment institutions and deposit-taking bodies (13 Jan 2021)

John Martin McDonnell: ...the Government to publish a report; to come clean about the standard, conduct and ethics of businesses in the financial services; and to assess publicly the prevalence of unlawful practices such as tax evasion and money laundering and the prevalence of charging excess fees, tax avoidance and providing inadequate advice to consumers. New clause 1 would require the Government to consider and...

Financial Services Bill: New Clause 27 - Money laundering offences: electronic money institutions, payment institutions and deposit-taking bodies (13 Jan 2021)

John Martin McDonnell: ...the Government to publish a report; to come clean about the standard, conduct and ethics of businesses in the financial services; and to assess publicly the prevalence of unlawful practices such as tax evasion and money laundering and the prevalence of charging excess fees, tax avoidance and providing inadequate advice to consumers. New clause 1 would require the Government to consider and...

European Union (Future Relationship) Bill (30 Dec 2020)

Rachel Reeves: ...of Lancaster has claimed that the end of the transition period will mean that a Tory Government can now tackle inequality and injustices. Let me just say this: it was not the EU that created the bedroom tax or the need for food banks, or that slashed funding for social care. The right hon. Gentleman need not look to Brussels for someone to blame, but to the Tory Governments he has served...


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