Results 1–20 of 1097 for bedroom tax

Public Bill Committee: Local Government Finance Bill: Local retention of 100% of non-domestic rates (2 Feb 2017)

Jim McMahon: ...heard the calls from councils to have more responsibility and direction over their lives. Let us be clear what the levers of change actually are. The Secretary of State will still prescribe what council tax increase can take place. By the way, they are saying that they are not going to report to Parliament on what that will be in the future—a minor point—and we are not going to...

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (2 Feb 2017)

Kate Forbes: ...broadband. They will be saying no to more than £470 million of direct capital investment to deliver 50,000 affordable homes, and they will be saying no to £47 million to mitigate the effects of the bedroom tax. They will be saying no to continued dualling of the A9 and improvements to the A82, and they will be saying no to spending £1 billion on mental health. If they can...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: [2nd day] (1 Feb 2017)

Angus MacNeil: ...it to one side. Having refused to travel in the best possible transport, we are now going for the best after we have smashed up the Rolls-Royce. This House has to come to its senses, as it did on Iraq, the poll tax, the bedroom tax and numerous other matters. Unfortunately, the people who will pay for this are not here. Members are hellbent on going to any destination so long as it...

Homelessness Reduction Bill: Suitability of private rented sector accommodation (27 Jan 2017)

Helen Hayes: ...had security in the private rented sector, fewer people would present to our hard-pressed councils’ homelessness departments for help and support. The LHA cap, uncertainty around funding for supported housing, the bedroom tax, the forced sale of council homes and many other aspects of Government housing policy are simply not helping to deliver the secure, affordable homes that we...

Abortion (Disability Equality) Bill [HL] - Committee (27 Jan 2017)

Baroness Gale: ...the 16% of children in families with no disabled member. The Government revealed in the Autumn Statement that they had set aside £360 million over six years to ensure that families with a disabled child will receive child disability tax credits in future. However, the payments will be backdated only to April, meaning that individual families may have lost out on entitlements totalling...

Scottish Parliament: Draft Budget 2017-18 (25 Jan 2017)

Derek Mackay: ...resources that would be under threat should the budget not be passed. Let me be clear that the Government proposes an additional £700 million of investment in our public services for next year. Our tax proposals are fair and balanced, and our budget proposes record investment in the NHS, including a £304 million uplift, as well as £120 million for the pupil equity scheme to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Communities: Social Sector Size Criteria: Mitigation (24 Jan 2017)

Paul Givan: ...cases to me consistently in respect of their housing needs. I am sure that that will be recognised. Obviously, the mitigation measures did not just include the social sector size criteria, or bedroom tax. We have had to introduce a whole range of mitigation measures to the introduction of welfare reform into Northern Ireland, bedroom tax being one of them. All the plans to have them...

Scottish Parliament: Cabinet (Meetings) (19 Jan 2017)

The First Minister: We have put forward budget proposals, including tax proposals, that are fair, reasonable and progressive. We are in a budget process and, as Patrick Harvie knows, the finance secretary continues to discuss with him and with parties across the chamber the content of those proposals. Those discussions will continue over the next few weeks. I agree with Patrick Harvie about...

Scottish Parliament: Health (18 Jan 2017)

Aileen Campbell: ...attempts in 2016-17 to help and support our most vulnerable people in Scotland, who have been affected by those welfare cuts, have included £38 million for the Scottish welfare fund and £35 million to mitigate the bedroom tax, among other measures for which we have had to find resource from our budget. If Brian Whittle wants to talk about those vulnerable people, he needs to look...

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: ...to 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: ...in 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: ...to 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,...


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