Results 1–20 of 1075 for bedroom tax

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?

Business of the House (17 Nov 2016)

Valerie Vaz: ...behind by: austerity measures; freezes on wages; zero-hours contracts, which now extend to lecturers; current childcare provision; cuts in grants to local authorities, which have decimated local services and caused the closures of libraries; the bedroom tax, which has now been ruled in two cases to be unreasonable; and the reduction in Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs staff, which...

Autumn Statement Distributional Analysis, Universal Credit and Esa (16 Nov 2016)

Debbie Abrahams: ...has explained how our proposal would be funded. As my right hon. Friend the Member for Hayes and Harlington said at the beginning, the Resolution Foundation has shown that reversing the cuts to capital gains tax, corporation tax and inheritance tax would be more than sufficient. My hon. Friend the Member for Wirral South (Alison McGovern) made a characteristically comprehensive speech....

Under-Occupancy Charge (14 Nov 2016)

Debbie Abrahams: The Supreme Court’s judgment on Wednesday clearly stated that the bedroom tax is discriminatory, as Labour Members have repeatedly highlighted. The Court upheld the claim of Jacqueline Carmichael, who is disabled and cannot share a room with her husband, Jayson; as well as that of Paul and Susan Rutherford, who care for their severely disabled grandson, Warren. I pay tribute to them, as...

Benefit Cap (Housing Benefit and Universal Credit) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 - Motion to Regret (8 Nov 2016)

Baroness Sherlock: ...will be 540 million in total over five years. Over that period the Government will spend 870 in discretionary housing payments. Clearly, not all of that will go on the benefit cap. It also has to cover the impact of the bedroom tax, LHA cuts and the general misery caused by the Government’s social security policy. In the current year, more than a quarter of DHP money went...

Housing - Motion to Take Note (3 Nov 2016)

the Earl of Listowel: ...leavers are three times more likely to face benefit sanctions then their peers and two-thirds less likely to challenge those sanctions—yet when they do, most sanctions are overturned. Many continue to pay council tax and, too often, face the bailiff for failure to pay. The tools and resources for individuals moving off benefits and into work are not often available to young people...

Scottish Parliament: Welfare Conditionality Study (2 Nov 2016)

Clare Adamson: .... I do not believe that it is the Scottish Government’s job to mitigate decisions that are made elsewhere and a system over which we have no control, but we are already doing that. We mitigate the bedroom tax and we have introduced a Scottish welfare fund that steps in and helps those who have been sanctioned by the DWP. I do not think that it is the job of Scottish taxpayers to fund...

Improving Lives: Work, Health and Disability Green Paper (31 Oct 2016)

Eilidh Whiteford: ...caused severe hardship and pushed many people further away from the workplace. Sick and disabled people have been disproportionately sanctioned in the benefits system and disproportionately hit by the bedroom tax. The raising of the bar on personal independence payments has resulted in thousands of sick and disabled people losing their Motability vehicles, which in many cases are their...

Homelessness Reduction Bill (28 Oct 2016)

Lyn Brown: ...but to look at homes in the private rental sector. If they were affordable, that would not be so bad, but they simply are not. According to the Valuation Office Agency, the current median rent on a three-bedroom property in the private sector in Newham is 1,600 per month. Detailed research from the council shows that the median household income in the borough, after tax and benefits,...

Public Bill Committee: Digital Economy Bill: Disclosure of information to reduce debt owed to the public sector (27 Oct 2016)

Louise Haigh: ...to the detriment of the overall policy of reducing debt. Citizens Advice said in its evidence to the Committee that there has been a big growth in demand for help with debt, as policies such as the bedroom tax and complex tax credit arrangements are pushing people, through no fault of their own, into debt. The Government’s haphazard approach often compounds matters and creates...

Business of the House (27 Oct 2016)

Valerie Vaz: ...of EU law into UK law? Will there be no enactment of EU law, with each item brought in through secondary legislation? The Prime Minister says that she wants us to be a fully independent sovereign nation. I thought that we were, because we passed the bedroom tax, reorganised the national health service and gave taxpayers’ money to free schools—all that was done over here, not in...

Highways England Compensation: Broadway in Chadderton — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (26 Oct 2016)

Jim McMahon: ...that properties have reduced in value as a result of the road widening scheme. I will refer to two properties in particular—properties A and B. Property A is an extended and substantially modernised four-bedroom, semi-detached house, which sold for 175,000 on 20 March 2014. The same property sold for 200,000 on 14 August 2007. Between 2007 and 2014 that property had...

Concentrix (26 Oct 2016)

Chris Elmore: ...the other people living in the other flats. That is not uncommon when someone is living in supported housing and focusing on bringing up their children, which is what we would think would be the whole point of a tax credit, allowing these women to work. The key thing to remember is that none of us who have been helping constituents impacted by this travesty has any idea how many others in...

Scottish Parliament: Building a Fairer Scotland (25 Oct 2016)

Alex Rowley: ...the Scottish Tories have a rather simplistic view of the causes of poverty but that they are in complete denial about their role in increasing the levels of poverty in Scotland over the past six years. The inhumane bedroom tax, the flawed welfare reforms, the sanctions regime and the failure to invest in the economy are all contributors to the rising levels of poverty since 2010. Today,...

Housing: Under-occupancy - Question (17 Oct 2016)

Baroness Quin: Having recently become involved with a charity in the north-east of England which helps and speaks up for people with learning disabilities, I have been struck by the number of cases in which the bedroom tax has greatly increased the problems that some of these people are facing. Will the Minister agree to meet with me and some of those affected? Also, will the Government look urgently at new...


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