Results 1–20 of 1101 for bedroom tax

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: 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: 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.

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