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The Minister for Women and Equalities Was Asked: Universal Credit (23 Mar 2017)

Sarah Champion: ...myself with the Minister’s comments about PC Keith Palmer. We will always owe a debt of gratitude to him and our hearts bleed for his family. From 6 April, new mothers will not be able to claim tax credit or universal credit for their third child. What communications has the Minister had with women who are pregnant now to tell them that they face an unexpected drop in income because...

Universal Credit — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (22 Mar 2017)

Catherine McKinnell: I beg to move, That this House has considered the roll-out of universal credit. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship this afternoon, Mr Rosindell, not least because I have been trying to secure a debate on this issue for several weeks, if not months, due to the sheer volume of universal credit-related problems that have been raised with me by constituents. It is no surprise that...

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

Alex Rowley: Most of Scotland will have been horrified last week to see the increase in child poverty. While the role of failed Tory austerity in a lot of that child poverty does not escape me, the important point is what we do about it—that is what people want to see. The previous Labour Government lifted more than 200,000 children in Scotland, and more than 1 million children in the United...

Scottish Parliament: Independence Referendum (21 Mar 2017)

Stewart Stevenson: ...when we consider the processes in Westminster. Alison Thewliss, my MP colleague, has discovered that it is impossible for any parliamentary process to oppose a negative instrument. In the case in point, that penalises tax credit applicants who have a third child by requiring them to show that the child was conceived through rape. That is not how a modern progressive democracy should work....

Non-Consensual Sex Exemption (Tax Credits) (20 Mar 2017)

Alison Thewliss: I rise to propose that the House should debate a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration: the introduction of the non-consensual sex exemption in respect of tax credits, which I will henceforth refer to as the rape clause. Since the two-child limitation of tax credits and universal credit was proposed in the summer 2015 Budget, I have pursued this matter...

8. Optional Remuneration Arrangements (14 Mar 2017)

Resolved, That— (1) In Part 3 of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 (employment income: earnings and benefits etc treated as earnings), in Chapter 2 (taxable benefits: the benefits code), after section 69 insert— “69A Optional remuneration arrangements (1) Subsections (2) to (7) have effect for the purposes of the benefits code. (2) A benefit provided for an...

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

Hannah Bardell: ...budgets? The Chancellor started his speech by talking about preparing for a “brighter future”, but I have to ask him and his colleagues: in what parallel universe is the future bright for the 300,000 children who will be forced into poverty as a result of his refusal and that of his colleagues to stop the cuts to the work allowance? That is despite a report from the Resolution...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Child Tax Credit (14 Mar 2017)

Stella Creasy: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claims for child tax credit, made by couples not married or in a civil partnership, were cancelled due to the death of a partner in the last five years.

Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law (13 Mar 2017)

Alan Brown: ..., Scotland gets some Barnett spin-offs and we are meant to be eternally grateful. That is not mature Budget setting. As my hon. Friend the Member for Argyll and Bute (Brendan O’Hara) said, the tax system is outdated, especially in the way it treats whisky. Why should whisky be taxed at 79%? Why do we not tax real luxury goods that only the wealthiest can afford and increase taxes...

Amendment of the Law (8 Mar 2017)

Karin Smyth: ...that they had been waiting for—the excellent and well-appreciated South Bristol community hospital. In education, teachers, support staff and teaching assistants improved educational outcomes for children. Every secondary school was rebuilt under Labour, with new classrooms, laboratories and other facilities in Bedminster Down and Ashton Park schools, as well as in schools in...

Financial Statement (8 Mar 2017)

Philip Hammond: The one place where I will not hear the voice of business is on the Opposition Benches. I committed at the autumn statement to review, with business, our R and D tax credit regime. We have done so and concluded that it is globally competitive. But to make the UK even more attractive for R and D, we have accepted industry calls for a reduction in administrative burdens around the scheme and...

Apprentices: Financial Support — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (8 Mar 2017)

Gordon Marsden: ...Apprentices took up that point in its written evidence to the Technical and Further Education Bill, which stated that “upon taking up an apprenticeship, a young person’s family will become ineligible to claim child benefit and child tax credits. This will inevitably have a negative impact on that family’s household budget, which is not covered by the earnings made by an...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (7 Mar 2017)

Damian Hinds: ...operating Full Service increased by 25.5% in the 12 months to January 2017. The remaining offices operating Live Service saw an overall fall of 1.5% in the count over the same period. Universal Credit will tend to increase the claimant count because it extends our support to find work to claimants who have never received this support before. For example, people who, in the past, only...

Written Answers — Home Office: Rape (7 Mar 2017)

Alison Thewliss: ...there will be a change in the number of rape victims who will come forward to report rape crimes as a result of the forthcoming introduction of the non-consensual sex exemption clause for claiming child tax credits for a third child.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals (6 Mar 2017)

Damian Hinds: ent_data/file/502129/benefit-expenditure-eea-nationals-ad-ho c-stats.pdf Additionally, in August 2016, HMRC published information on Tax Credits and Child Benefit expenditure for EEA nationals in 2013/14. This information is available here:

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Children: Poverty (6 Mar 2017)

David Anderson: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of freezing rates of child benefit and child tax credit on families in Blaydon constituency.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Social Workers: Training (3 Mar 2017)

Alison Thewliss: ...Government, what training will be offered to social workers in England to prepare for the introduction of the third party reporting mechanism for the non-consensual sex exemption in respect of child tax credit payments.

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