Results 1–20 of 1089 for bedroom tax

Northern Ireland Assembly: Opposition Business: Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme: Public Inquiry (17 Jan 2017)

Gerry Carroll: ...up being forced to go out on strike for a respectable wage, be they teachers, nurses or public-sector workers; fed up when their benefits are placed on the chopping block and not knowing whether the bedroom tax is going to affect them this year, next year or whenever; fed up that, at the same time as the DUP was squandering up to £600 million, the rest of us were being told to tighten...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Supplementary Payment (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017 (16 Jan 2017)

Stewart Dickson: The Alliance Party is content to support the regulations, although with similar caveats to those that we attached in the previous debate on the bedroom tax. It is bitterly disappointing that two flawed parties in the same Government are presenting these regulations to us today: one, perhaps with the exception of the bedroom tax, that is more keen to back its Tory mates at Westminster; the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Relationship with Minister Givan (16 Jan 2017)

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir: ...too exasperated to allow me to make a correction earlier: Minister Givan is absolutely wrong when he says that he did not and does not have the authority to make the mitigation payments for the bedroom tax and other welfare payments. My advice is 100% correct. He could have acted in that way. I am content that he has come forward with regulations, if that is his choice, but the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Housing Benefit (Welfare Supplementary Payment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017 (16 Jan 2017)

Paul Givan: ...and that Members will vote on shoots his credibility through the floor. He has been wrong on a range of issues, and, rather than trying, as I have done in the unprecedented circumstances, to deal with bedroom tax — my Executive colleague Mr Hamilton is trying to deal with RHI, and we are bringing regulations forward — he should have been engaging in getting a Budget through as...

Scottish Parliament: Cabinet (Meetings) (12 Jan 2017)

...I will not go into them in detail—that we will have to ensure that we have an understanding of with the DWP and the UK Government. For example, when we have the ability to use the powers formally to abolish the bedroom tax, we will need to understand how that will interact with the benefits cap, because we do not want to give with one hand only for the UK Government to take away with...

Northern Ireland: Political Developments (10 Jan 2017)

Gavin Robinson: walk out of the Northern Ireland Executive means that there will be no Assembly to pass the mitigation measures that were due from the Stormont House Agreement. Therefore, Sinn Féin will be delivering the bedroom tax in Northern Ireland in six weeks’ time.

Scottish Parliament: Protection and Promotion of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (European Union) (10 Jan 2017)

Ross Greer: ...for reforms that are literally killing people. They cannot even come to the Parliament today and distance themselves from those changes. Indeed, in the past few days, Ruth Davidson has said that cuts—dubbed the second bedroom tax—that could mean that young renters in social housing lose up to a quarter of their support are “necessary”. In Scotland, we are fortunate...

Universal Credit - Question for Short Debate (21 Dec 2016)

Baroness Sherlock: ...and that claimants benefit from any increase in pay or hours. But there are some structural issues that still need addressing. The key one is that it was a real mistake to let DCLG take council tax benefit outside universal credit. Doing that and then cutting it and localising it means not least that DWP cannot ensure that work pays because it does not know how much council tax support any...

Scottish Parliament: Premature Babies (Maternity and Paternity Leave) (21 Dec 2016)

Donald Cameron: ...leave commences the day after the child is born. We are also fortunate to live in a country where leave is supported financially. Working parents are able to receive 90 per cent of average weekly earnings before tax for the first six weeks and thereafter either approximately £140 per week or 90 per cent of average weekly earnings. I fundamentally believe that those things are the sign...

Leasehold and Commonhold Reform: Christmas Adjournment (20 Dec 2016)

James Berry: Berlin. I am not going to overstate my case and blame all of this on social media, because that is certainly not the reality, but I am going to say that young people in Britain today are being radicalised in their bedrooms, and the gateway to a lot of the radical material online is the common social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. In addition to being a conduit through...

Scottish Parliament: Draft Budget 2017-18 (15 Dec 2016)

Derek Mackay: the Parliament my first draft budget, which is the first budget in which the Scottish Government will make use of powers that have been devolved through the Scotland Act 2016, including income tax powers. It is an historic budget, delivered in challenging economic and political circumstances. The tax and spending proposals that I will set out today will improve our public services,...

Homelessness (14 Dec 2016)

Andrew Slaughter: ...policies on housing and homelessness. In the area of housing finance, the benefit cap has just been further reduced, which has had an attritional effect on my authority and many others. The freeze on local housing allowance, the introduction of the bedroom tax and 45% cuts in the Supporting People budget in the last Parliament are unprecedented cuts, and the net effect is to destabilise...

Public Bill Committee: Homelessness Reduction Bill: Duties owed to those who are homeless (14 Dec 2016)

Karen Buck: As the Minister has challenged me on that point, will he help me understand why there has not been a single family moved and affected by the bedroom tax in my local authority this year?

Scottish Parliament: Disability Delivery Plan (8 Dec 2016)

Pauline McNeill: ...who rely on those benefits. The extra cost of disability has been ignored and income protection has been curtailed as a result of benefit cuts, while the expected goal of achieving decent and stable employment is far from being attained. The bedroom tax, cuts to personal independence payments and the notorious fit-for-work tests, which we have discussed in this Parliament many times, all...

Scottish Parliament: Autumn Statement (30 Nov 2016)

Derek Mackay: ...lead to investment being postponed or cancelled, higher inflation squeezing households’ real incomes and reduced trade with the EU. That is expected to lead to lower economic growth, lower wages and lower tax revenues and, in turn, higher borrowing and debt. As a result of lower growth, the OBR now forecasts that over the next five years borrowing will be more than £110 billion...

Supported Housing — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (29 Nov 2016)

David Simpson: The bedroom tax was mentioned earlier. Does my hon. Friend agree that the Northern Ireland Executive made a wise decision not to move forward with the bedroom tax?

Reducing Health Inequality (24 Nov 2016)

Meg Hillier: ...of cost shunting, which is a big concern. If we do not tackle these things, it will not just be individual patients or their families who suffer, or the taxpayer funding these services; there is a wider impact on society. Productivity losses are estimated at between £31 billion and £33 billion per annum. Lost taxes and higher welfare payments cost in the region of £28...

Scottish Parliament: Welfare Reform (United Nations Report) (24 Nov 2016)

Jeane Freeman: ...of Persons with Disabilities. The evidence that that rests on is drawn from a variety of policies that the UK Government has pursued, including abolishing the independent living fund, the introduction of the bedroom tax, the work capability assessment and changes to the personal independence payment. The Scottish Government has been consistent in its opposition to those policies and we...

Scottish Parliament: Social Security (23 Nov 2016)

Alex Cole-Hamilton: .... I congratulate the Scottish Government for taking action to remedy that loophole in the previous session. We were full throated in our support of the fund for local authorities to mitigate the impact of the bedroom tax and we were unified in our commitment, which was matched by the SNP at the election, that the carers allowance should be given parity with jobseekers allowance. Let me...

Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit (17 Nov 2016)

Kate Green: As the hon. Lady will remember, my hon. Friend the Member for Edinburgh South (Ian Murray) pointed out that the Scottish Government were able to provide additional support in relation to the bedroom tax, so it has such a power regarding reserved benefits. His question was: would they use that power in relation to this cut?

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