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Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 - Motion to Annul (27 Mar 2017)

Baroness Sherlock: ...That could make their depression or anxiety worse. The context for this change is that this Government and the previous Government have repeatedly cut benefits for sick and disabled people. They cut £30 a week from the ESA for the WRAG group. They introduced the bedroom tax—two-thirds of households affected by that contain a disabled person. Now we have another move which will...

Social Mobility Commission: State of the Nation Report (23 Mar 2017)

Mike Kane: ...Government policy, and about the idea of picking the few who would go from the council house to the Cabinet. Today might not be a day for humour, but the tale I tell is that I grew up in a damp two-bedroom council flat in Manchester, and since I became an MP I have lived in a one-bedroom ex-council flat in Westminster, so for some people the trajectory is downhill. I am one of the few in...

Scottish Parliament: Children Living in Poverty (22 Mar 2017)

Angela Constance: ..., saving families around £380 per child per year. We are maintaining our commitment to support people in Scotland affected by United Kingdom Government welfare cuts, via the Scottish welfare fund—mitigating the bedroom tax—and the council tax reduction scheme, which together provide substantial support to tens of thousands of families every year. In addition, our...

Scottish Parliament: Independence Referendum (22 Mar 2017)

Bob Doris: ...illegal war in Iraq; they got 43 per cent of the Scottish vote. I do not recall a Tory mandate to govern Scotland in 1987 with 24 per cent of the vote, but the Tories savaged our communities with the poll tax. What about more recently, in 2010? With the paltry 16.7 per cent of the vote that the Tories got in Scotland, they brought the despised bedroom tax and horrific austerity to our...

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [Lords]: Fuel Poverty (21 Mar 2017)

Marion Fellows: ...ability to keep their houses warm; they are in real fuel poverty as a direct result of some of the actions taken by this Government. The Scottish Government have also taken steps to mitigate the impact of the bedroom tax. All of this has helped the most vulnerable groups in Scotland. However—this will come as no surprise to the House—I agree with the First Minister that the...

Short and Holiday-Let Accommodation (Notification of Local Authorities) (21 Mar 2017)

Karen Buck: ...going well beyond the image of the sharing economy. Two concerning issues arise from that, the first of which is the loss of residential accommodation. Short lets can bring in up to three times the income of more traditional flat rentals: £1,800 a week, on average, for a two-bedroom flat, as opposed to £620 a week for a traditional assured shorthold tenancy, according to...

Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note (14 Mar 2017)

Lord Beecham: ..., in flagrant contravention, as we have heard, of the Conservative manifesto commitment in 2015. At the very least, any such change should surely reflect the different circumstances of the self-employed in relation, for example, to sick pay, holiday pay and employer contributions to pensions. The Government need to review the tax and benefit systems and the employment aspects of the...

Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law (14 Mar 2017)

Anna Turley: ...standards. Unemployment in the Tees valley has been above 10% for most of the time that the Conservatives have been in office. Austerity has hit many families in my constituency. Over 2,000 people were affected by the bedroom tax and others by unfair benefit sanctions and cuts to tax credits. Living standards are falling, with average annual wages forecast to rise much more slowly than...

Amendment of the Law (8 Mar 2017)

Karin Smyth: ...We expected some social care money and that money is welcome, but over three years it is not enough. I look forward to the Green Paper, but it bodes ill that the Government have already said they do not want to talk about a death tax. Such talk will not help the future of older people in our society. Under Labour, child benefit went up and child tax credits were introduced. We cut...

Building More Homes (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (2 Mar 2017)

the Bishop of St Albans: ...are often unsuited to the needs of rural communities. There are simply too many large, expensive houses being built that do not reflect the needs of those local rural communities. We are not good at building three-bedroom family homes at a price that means that people such as teachers, nurses and other skilled workers can stay in rural communities as their families grow up. This is a...

PRAYERS - [Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] : Liverpool City Region (Poverty) — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (1 Mar 2017)

Margaret Greenwood: .... He focused on fairness and the fact that we have had a strong economic renaissance in very recent years in the Liverpool city region, which he would like to see re-stimulated. He also focused on the bedroom tax and child poverty, which many Members picked up on, as well as the closure of jobcentres, which my hon. Friend the Member for Liverpool, Wavertree (Luciana Berger) mentioned. My...

Scottish Parliament: Wealth Gap (23 Feb 2017)

...of ways in which we will use the new powers to try to tackle poverty and disadvantage among those who depend on the social security system. One thing that we will do, of course, is abolish the bedroom tax. We already mitigate it, but we want to abolish it at source. However, right now, the United Kingdom Government might effectively enforce its benefit cap so that what we give with one...

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (23 Feb 2017)

Derek Mackay: ...£120 million for educational attainment, £107 million additional investment in health and social care integration, increased capital resources, increased access to city deals funding and increased revenues from the council tax changes that were approved by Parliament. By working constructively with the Greens to reach agreement, we have allocated an additional £160 million...

Scottish Parliament: Social Security (22 Feb 2017)

Jeane Freeman: ...additional income that is provided to a person as a result of our exercise of the new powers must not be offset by a reduction elsewhere in the UK benefit system. There are two current areas of difficulty. We have committed to abolishing the bedroom tax at source and using our new powers over the housing element of universal credit, which might take some individuals’ benefit level...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Benefits Cap (20 Feb 2017)

Peter Grant: Writing in today’s Daily Record, Scotland’s First Minister has commented that the Scottish Government have yet to receive “confirmation” from the UK Government that when we abolish the bedroom tax the benefit cap will not be applied. Will the Secretary of State take this opportunity to guarantee that there will be no clawback of social security funding when Scotland...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: (20 Feb 2017)

Neil Coyle: Many people with mental health problems pay the bedroom tax. Three months ago, the Government lost three cases in the Supreme Court that had been brought by disabled people over the bedroom tax. How has the Department identified other disabled people who should not be paying that tax, and when will disabled people in Bermondsey and Old Southwark and across the country stop having to pay it?

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...


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