Results 1–20 of 1056 for bedroom tax

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...

Child Tax Credits — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (12 Oct 2016)

Alison Thewliss: I beg to move, That this House has considered Government plans to restrict tax credits to two children. It is a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Mr Howarth. I come to this debate in great frustration. When I first uncovered this issue in the Budget on 8 July last year, I did not expect that I would still be talking about it one year, three months and four days later. Incredibly, unless the...

Housing - Question for Short Debate (11 Oct 2016)

Lord Stoneham of Droxford: ...local housing living allowance and the actual rent. In almost all cases, the cost for these retirement properties will be higher because of the extra facilities they need. If the Government are not careful, they will have a reinvention of the bedroom tax regarding the retired population in this type of accommodation. It will also undermine plans by housing associations to fulfil...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Opposition Business: NAMA Revelations: Public Confidence (26 Sep 2016)

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir: ...a loan from the Anglo Irish Bank that was guaranteed against his shares in the bank, so that, when the loan went bad, he lost nothing, which was another example of the golden circle at work. Whilst living in exile — as a tax exile — he received a call from a gentleman who, we know from 'Spotlight' and other sources, was at the heart of the controversy and was told to come back...

Scottish Parliament: NHS Staffing (21 Sep 2016)

Aileen Campbell: be absolutely astounding. They say that the Government should do more about inequalities in society, when it has been their party that has pursued the harsh and unfair programme of welfare reforms, brought in the bedroom tax, cut budgets and peddled an unhelpful narrative of skivers and scroungers. They need to have a long, hard look at themselves and really think about the dreadful...

Cross-departmental Strategy on Social Justice — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (14 Sep 2016)

Margaret Greenwood: ...cannot get to grips with all the other issues talked about in this debate. Of course, this is not just about income. The Panama papers revealed the shocking extent to which the assets of the richest are kept in offshore tax havens, where tax is avoided and evaded. According to the Equality Trust, in the last year alone the wealth of the richest 1,000 households in the UK increased by more...

Social Fund Funeral Payments — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (14 Sep 2016)

Gill Furniss: .... If they are found eligible, their income will be significantly reduced. Even worse—I have to bring this up—some three months later, that person, perhaps one I have spoken to in my constituency, may have to pay the bedroom tax. That has the knock-on effect of their suddenly seeing their life, income and quality of life completely reduced. How many of us in this Chamber would...

Scottish Parliament: More Homes Scotland (Investment) (13 Sep 2016)

Angela Constance: ...this Government’s decision to invest £3 billion to ensure that we achieve 50,000 affordable homes. It is also this Government that chooses to invest £35 million a year to mitigate policies such as the bedroom tax—we are always mitigating welfare reform. Of course, we cannot have a debate about housing and a whole-systems approach to tackling the need for more housing...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Housing Selection Scheme (12 Sep 2016)

Paul Givan: ...through public or private finances. They want a house and that is what will drive me in taking forward proposals to try to provide for those who need help. Mr Allen raised the issue of social size, or bedroom tax. It comes back to the point about there being a range of issues and not just dealing with this in isolation. We have the social housing reform agenda and there is a range of...

Claim of Right for Scotland — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (6 Sep 2016)

Patrick Grady: only the most glaring and recent example. Despite all the powers that have been devolved to the Scottish Parliament, Westminster still holds the purse strings. After three Scotland Acts since 1997, 70% of taxes and 85% of welfare spending, two of the most crucial levers of social and economic policy, remain reserved to Westminster. The Scottish Parliament, 58 out of 59 of...

Finance Bill: Entrepreneur’s Relief: value for money (6 Sep 2016)

Kirsty Blackman: the schemes are working. I am not necessarily saying that any of them are particularly bad, but the Government need to come back with their workings and tell us how those things are performing. The UK tax system is incredibly, massively complicated, and there are tax reliefs and taxes for all sorts of things. I am not convinced that the majority of them are working as they were...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2016-17 (6 Sep 2016)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...and empower local communities. Four of the bills that we will introduce this year will make use of new powers that are being devolved to this Parliament. The air passenger duty bill will enable a replacement tax to be introduced from April 2018. The Government’s intention is to halve the overall level of APD by the end of this parliamentary session, to support growth and improve our...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2016-17 (6 Sep 2016)

Stuart McMillan: ...that was launched a few weeks ago, and I spoke about that at an event during carers week. The Scottish Government has already confirmed that it will use its new powers to increase carers allowance to the same rate as jobseekers allowance, to abolish the bedroom tax and to scrap the 84-day rule, which removes income from the families of disabled children. The Scottish Government is...

Supported Housing: Benefit (20 Jul 2016)

Emma Lewell-Buck: autumn before we have an announcement. I hope that that means the Government are slowly beginning to understand at last that regressive policies such as this, punitive benefits sanctions and the bedroom tax only create more problems for our society and will cost the Government a hell of a lot more in the long run.

Scottish Parliament: Social Rented Housing (Tenants in Moderate Housing Need) (29 Jun 2016)

Kevin Stewart: I am surprised to hear a member of this Parliament defend the bedroom tax. This Government will get rid of the bedroom tax as soon as we have the power to do so. Housing associations and councils can take other measures to deal with folk who are in a house that is too big for their needs now. Some authorities have previously helped people with housing moves and offered grants for folk to move...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (29 Jun 2016)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...thirds of children in poverty are living in households where at least one adult is in work. The Prime Minister has two months left. Will he leave a one-nation legacy that includes the scrapping of the bedroom tax, banning zero-hours contracts, and cancelling cuts to universal credit?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Communities: Welfare Reform: Advice Services (28 Jun 2016)

Paul Givan: ...; £18 million for the loss of carer payments; £25 million for the benefit cap; £24 million for the time-limiting of employment and support allowance; £91 million for the social sector size criteria, or bedroom tax; £105 million for the cost of work allowance; £62 million for discretionary support; £25 million for universal credit payment flexibilities;...

Scottish Parliament: European Union Referendum (Implications for Scotland) (28 Jun 2016)

Clare Adamson: ...political process, but no one has mentioned why there is such a difference between the vote in such post-industrial areas in Scotland and in the rest of the UK. Could it be that the rest of the UK has not been protected from the bedroom tax, that it has not had its council rebate protected, that its children have not been protected through the education maintenance allowance being...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Fiscal Powers (20 Jun 2016)

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir: ..., I endorse them. We have managed to put in place the most generous mitigation package in these islands for those on welfare benefits, for the disabled and for those who would have been faced with the bedroom tax. You can be sure that, when it comes to dealing with the Treasury, it knows that, when it faces this Government, it faces a strong adversary.

EU Membership: Economic Benefits (15 Jun 2016)

David Anderson: ...system, took away the education maintenance allowance and destroyed Sure Start, or the right hon. Member for Chingford and Woodford Green (Mr Duncan Smith), who destroyed Remploy, brought in the bedroom tax, gave Atos free rein, cut sick pay, cut jobseeker’s allowance and hit disabled people’s security. Others who would be on the Brexit bus include the Leader of the House, who...

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