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Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Supplementary Payment (Benefit Cap) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 (24 Oct 2016)

Paul Givan: way of amendment to existing regulations, namely the Welfare Supplementary Payments Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016. The existing regulations allow the Department to make mitigation payments to people with children who are affected by the 26,000 benefit cap. Other than the amendments, which I will now explain, the regulations will not make any changes to the administration...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Day Care (24 Oct 2016)

Robert Halfon: ...learning. The benefits system treats an apprentice in the same way as any other employee. As an employee aged 18 or over, an apprentice may be entitled to the usual in-work benefits, such as Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credits. If an apprentice has children, or is aged 16 or over and does paid work of at least 16 hours a week, they could qualify for tax credits, unless they are...

Children and Social Work Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) (18 Oct 2016)

Lord Nash: My Lords, I shall speak to Amendments 30, 31 and 34, which concern the decision-making process about how a child becomes looked after and where they should be placed, and the state benefits which families of adopted children should be entitled to. There is also the matter of wishes and feelings. I am very sorry to disappoint the noble Lord, Lord Warner, but I understand that after very...

Concentrix: Tax Credit Claimants — [Mr David Nuttall in the Chair] (18 Oct 2016)

Peter Dowd: ...;, “distressing”, “desperation”, “anger” and “despair”. Like other hon. Members, I have received many letters and phone calls from constituents who, to their shock and bewilderment, have found their child tax credits stopped, with little explanation and with few avenues of recourse. Under the Government’s contract with Concentrix,...

Savings (Government Contributions) Bill (17 Oct 2016)

Richard Graham: ...the hon. Member for Harrow West (Mr Thomas) on his comments, particularly those about the help to save product the Government are introducing. He talked about the Government looking at the role of credit unions and whether it would be possible to use payroll. It would be helpful if the Ministers, whom I welcome to the Chamber, would comment on those matters, as well as some of the IFS...

Investigatory Powers Bill - Report (2nd Day) (17 Oct 2016)

Earl Howe: ...Placing this additional restriction on the acquisition of communications data would disrupt police investigations of online grooming and linked crimes, such as the sending of sexual communications to a child. This is because where such activity does not meet the high threshold proposed, which will often be the case if the child is over the age of 13, it may be impossible to identify...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (17 Oct 2016)

John Nicolson: I am glad that the Secretary of State feels so complacent. Only weeks ago the House was assured that tax credit cases would be expedited as a matter of urgency, but claimants are still waiting for weeks without their cases being resolved. The Secretary of State’s Department is responsible for dealing with child poverty. Will he tell us what he will do to push the system forward and make...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Child Tax Credit (17 Oct 2016)

Stephen Timms: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what reduction in entitlement he expects for the average family affected by the limitation to two children of the child element of child tax credit in 2017-18.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Working Mothers (17 Oct 2016)

Lord Freud: We are helping women to return to the workforce after they have had children through the support provided by Jobcentre Plus. Work Coaches provide personalised support, tailored to meet the needs and requirements of parents, helping them to find work that fits with their individual circumstances. The Flexible Support Fund allows Work Coaches to address barriers to employment and support...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Maternity Payments (13 Oct 2016)

Jonathan Reynolds: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to make changes to the eligibility criteria for the Sure Start maternity grant for families affected by changes to child tax credit from April 2017.

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

Caroline Nokes: .... I entirely reject the hon. Lady’s portrayal of him, and believe that she has deliberately given an inaccurate and misleading account of a private meeting. This debate explores the limitation of tax credits to two children, which was legislated for under the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016. I know that the hon. Lady has a strong interest in this topic, and that it is something she...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Child Tax Credit (12 Oct 2016)

Alison Thewliss: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what protections his Department plans to put in place for rape victims who have more than two children and will be subject to the Government's proposal to limit child tax credits to two children per family.

Small Charitable Donations and Childcare Payments Bill (11 Oct 2016)

Rob Wilson: ...process for donors’ gift aid SMS donations. Following the initial message, a reply is sent to the donor thanking them for their donations and asking for their name, house number, postcode and confirmation that they are a UK taxpayer. If the donor replies with that information, gift aid is added to the donation. We also had a question about why cheques were not allowed. The aim of the...

Wales Bill - Second Reading (10 Oct 2016)

Lord Hain: ...17 of this Bill removes sections of the Wales Act 2014—just two years ago—that retain the requirement which has existed since 1997 that a referendum will be required to implement the powers to vary income tax under that Act. That is constitutionally unacceptable, even outrageous. In September 1997, as a Welsh Office Minister I helped to lead the Government’s campaign to...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Child Tax Credit (10 Oct 2016)

Gavin Robinson: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the effect on children of the suspension of child tax credit when investigations are carried out.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits: Appeals (16 Sep 2016)

Jane Ellison: ...have been 284.1 million since commencement of the contract in November 2014. As of 12th September 2016 there are currently 2197 applications for Mandatory Reconsiderations of a Concentrix tax credit decision awaiting determination. HMRC has received the following volume of Mandatory Reconsiderations relating to tax credit decisions made by Concentrix since January 2016: ...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Child Tax Credit: Appeals (15 Sep 2016)

Gavin Robinson: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to reduce any hardship associated with the target of 42 days to resolve appeals on child tax credit claims.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Child Tax Credit (15 Sep 2016)

Gavin Robinson: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has conducted research on the effect of a suspension of child tax credit payments when a change in circumstance has been assumed.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Child Tax Credit (15 Sep 2016)

Gavin Robinson: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many recipients of child tax credit have had their payments restored following investigation in each of the last three years.

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

Eilidh Whiteford: ...of the economic drivers of disadvantage, particularly low income, towards social phenomena such as family breakdown and addiction, which we have heard a lot about today but which actually affect children in families across the income spectrum. Don't get me wrong—children are often very badly affected by parental separation or a parent’s problematic use of alcohol or drugs, but...

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