Results 1–20 of 1209 for bedroom tax

UK Digital and Tech Industries — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (18 Apr 2018)

Deidre Brock: ...too much of their lives online. Why would they? They are young, and I suppose they can get old and cynical in their own time. The public alarm often raised about how our youngsters interact with IT is that too often they are closeted in their bedrooms playing games on the computer. Adults previously worried about TV, rock music, radio—in my father’s case, his father worried...

Scottish Parliament: Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan 2018 to 2022 (29 Mar 2018)

Angela Constance: ...learning and childcare and affordable housing reflect our determination to tackle poverty, as does the £100 million annual investment to offset the damage of UK welfare cuts, including the full mitigation of the bedroom tax. Our challenge is not just to mitigate UK Government cuts, but to lift people out of poverty. Before discussing the detail of the plan, I thank all those who have...

Opposition Day: Local Government Funding (28 Mar 2018)

Drew Hendry: ...are committed to mitigating Tory austerity wherever they can. Since 2013, the Scottish Government have spent more than £100 million a year to protect people from the worst aspects of Tory welfare cuts. We are fully mitigating the bedroom tax in Scotland, and we have pledged to abolish the tax completely when we have the powers to do so.

Public Bill Committee: Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill [Lords]: Duty to grant old-style secure tenancies: victims of domestic abuse (27 Mar 2018)

Melanie Onn: ...(Amendment) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/3040).” This amendment will probably not find favour with the Minister as it relates to under-occupancy and the charges applied during the last three years, or even longer, that the bedroom tax has been in place. We know that that has caused significant difficulties for people not in a domestic violence situation. The purpose behind this...

Domestic Abuse - Question for Short Debate (22 Mar 2018)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: ...’s Aid are: the reduced benefit cap—which is undermining the exemption of refuges from the original cap because the exemption applies only to the housing benefit element—and the barriers it can create to women moving on to new accommodation; the need for a transitional period of exemption from the bedroom tax for women in a refuge or temporary accommodation, to ensure...

Welfare Reform and Work Act — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (21 Mar 2018)

Neil Gray: ...on that pernicious policy. We know that in Scotland things could have been much worse had it not been for the Scottish Government’s intervention and early action. We have already stopped anyone paying the bedroom tax, and we have ensured the continuation of council tax benefit, which has been stopped by the UK Government in England. The Social Security (Scotland) Bill has just...

Vauxhall Factory, Ellesmere Port: Scottish Welfare Powers (20 Mar 2018)

Margaret Greenwood: My hon. Friend makes a really important point, but I am so short of time. In Scotland, some 50,000 households with three or more children are in receipt of tax credits. From April 2017, families no longer received support through child tax credits or universal credit for any third or subsequent child born on or after that date. That also applies to new UC claims. On top of that, the abolition...

Local Authority Financial Sustainability: NAO Report — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (20 Mar 2018)

Dan Carden: ...;11 million to tackle homelessness, which has more than doubled under this Government; £3.3 million for discretionary housing payments for those affected by botched welfare reform and hardship—70% of which are because of the bedroom tax alone—and £3.1 million for crisis payments to help with the cost of food, fuel, clothing and furniture. I could go on. It is right...

Other Proceedings: Welsh Affairs (19 Mar 2018)

Jonathan Edwards: ...considering how cheap it is for the British Government to borrow on the bond markets—because of the ultra-loose monetary policy pursued since 2008—why do they not invest directly? It would be far cheaper for us as taxpayers to do that than for the cost to be loaded on to consumers via their energy prices. I therefore have little sympathy with the British Government’s...

Foster Care — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (14 Mar 2018)

Lisa Nandy: ...of working with children in that community they have never known a situation so bad: it is to do with policies such as the two-child limit on benefits and the housing benefit cuts. In my area in particular the bedroom tax has been devastating. We never had the smaller properties, but we had big family homes; they were built on purpose because they were better for families. We placed...

Scottish Parliament: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2018 [Draft] (6 Mar 2018)

Derek Mackay: ...levels; and a £355 million transfer from the national health service to integration authorities in support of health and social care, which has been baselined. In addition, local authorities will be able to increase council tax by up to 3 per cent, and they look set to do so. That is worth an additional £77 million to Scotland’s local authorities. Thirty local authorities...

Homelessness (27 Feb 2018)

Fiona Onasanya: ...not doing enough to address that. Over £7 billion of cuts have been made to housing benefit support since 2010, with 13 separate cuts to housing benefit over the past eight years, including the bedroom tax and breaking the link between housing benefit for private renters—local housing allowance—and private rents. I believe that the 169% increase in rough sleepers since...

Disabled People and Economic Growth (22 Feb 2018)

Drew Hendry: ...-related activity component of employment and support allowance. That is completely appalling and simply unacceptable. They also found that 40,000 disabled people claiming ESA have been affected by the bedroom tax. ESA is supposed to support disabled people into employment. The Government have said that the £30-a-week cut was to remove incentives to be out of work. That is an...

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 2) Bill: Stage 3 (21 Feb 2018)

Derek Mackay: I will certainly not follow Labour’s chaotic and damaging tax plans, which would result in less resource than it claims. On non-domestic rates, I have not followed the Barclay recommendations and have supported the Dundee regional performance centre for sport. Surely Jenny Marra welcomes that decision. In supporting the NHS, the Government continues to support free personal care and the...

Backbench Business: Strengthening Families — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (8 Feb 2018)

Margaret Greenwood: ...because the universal credit online system cannot validate the notepaper used for receipts might wonder how serious the Government are about supporting families and children. Parents with two children claiming tax credits, or the equivalent in universal credit, who find that a new baby is on the way and who will not qualify, will similarly be surprised at the Government’s claims, as...

Scottish Parliament: Support for Mortgage Interest Scheme (8 Feb 2018)

Mark Griffin: Like the bedroom tax, this is another Tory policy that will hit those on low incomes, put at risk their homes and drive those already out of work further into debt. Right now, 11,000 Scots who rely on the current scheme have little more than two months to decide whether to take out what would effectively be a second mortgage at the behest of Serco and the Department for Work and Pensions. The...

Rail Update: Social Security (5 Feb 2018)

Drew Hendry: ...’s lives with the best start grant. We are providing free childcare—up to 45%. We are providing free school meals for primary 1 to 3 and expanding all early years. We are mitigating the Tory bedroom tax and maintaining council tax benefit. And we have the Scottish welfare fund.

Scottish Parliament: Carers Allowance (Uprating) (31 Jan 2018)

Jeane Freeman: ...’s exercise of power over devolved benefits, that individual should not subsequently be penalised or lose the increase through their interaction with UK matters, be they to do with benefits or tax. Our officials are in constant discussion with the Department for Work and Pensions to ensure that. I am sure that Mark Griffin will recall that we previously talked about the abolition of...


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