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Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: (20 Feb 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: ...that we have local networks plugged into our Jobcentre Plus scheme, we are also looking at opportunities for where that sector can increase the services that it already provides and derive an income from them. One such example is our one-stop-shop hub for employers, which can be a shop window for many of the organisations that already provide support to employers and that want to do more.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Jobcentre Plus (Closures) (20 Feb 2017)

Louise Haigh: Following the Minister’s advice, I went to see the regional manager of my jobcentres last week, but she had absolutely no information on the number of employment and support allowance or income support claimants that will be affected by the proposed closure in my constituency; the plans for outreach in relation to what will replace my jobcentre after its closure; the amount saved by...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentres: Coventry (20 Feb 2017)

Damian Hinds: ...information that is available is in the tables and provides the stock of Jobseeker’s Allowance and Universal Credit (required to seek work) claimants; the number of new claims to Employment and Support Allowance and Income Support from people who are attending (a) Tile Hill and (b) Cofa Court Jobcentres in Coventry. Table (a) Tile Hill The stock of Jobseeker’s Allowance...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (20 Feb 2017)

Richard Harrington: ...the actuarially reduced pension, suffer from substantial practical problems and would create extra cost to the taxpayer. Even if actuarially neutral, such an option would result in losses of income tax and National Insurance payments. To give some idea of the scale of this, for individuals affected by the Pensions Act 2011, additional income tax and NI receipts from the change to State...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance (20 Feb 2017)

Sajid Javid: ..., and councils are engaged in substantial efforts to modernise, transform local services, and reduce waste so that frontline services can be protected. The 2017-18 local government finance settlement supports councils to continue in that regard, and progresses funding reforms to make councils more self-sufficient. We remain committed to increasing funding certainty for local government. In...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Carers: New Enterprise Allowance (10 Feb 2017)

Alex Chalk: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons the New Enterprise Allowance is not available to carers on income support.

Public Bill Committee: Local Government Finance Bill: Use of money raised by infrastructure supplements (9 Feb 2017)

Gareth Thomas: ...is missing out on almost £1.2 billion a year, as people spend money on housing costs that would otherwise be spent on goods and services. So the housing crisis affects the economy and businesses in two key ways. People are spending a greater proportion of their income on their accommodation, meaning that they are not spending it on other goods and services. Secondly, the cost of...

State Pension: Working-Class Women (9 Feb 2017)

Carolyn Harris: ...productive dialogue. At the end of last year, Labour’s suggestion to extend pension credit to those who needed it was turned down by the Secretary of State and his Pensions Minister. That would have extended support to hundreds of thousands of the most vulnerable women. Our suggestion that the Minister set up a special proactive helpline for the women affected to ensure that they all...

Public Bill Committee: Local Government Finance Bill: Power to impose infrastructure supplements (9 Feb 2017)

Marcus Jones: ...and make it easier to travel across their areas. While I am on that point and in response to the hon. Member for Harrow West, the business rate supplement for Crossrail is expected to generate income of about £4.1 billion towards the total estimated cost of that project of £15.9 billion. It is difficult for me to comment on speculation and supposition, particularly from an...

Public Bill Committee: Local Government Finance Bill: Central non-domestic rating: other reliefs (9 Feb 2017)

Gareth Thomas: ...is spent on. Is it the Chancellor’s central pot?” Perhaps that is how Surrey is being sorted out. He continued: “The central list should be distributed to local government because it is part of rate income. There is no logical reason why the central list should continue in its present form.” The Minister will by now have gone through the Select Committee report and...

Public Bill Committee: Pension Schemes Bill [Lords]: Master Trust Schemes: Review of Participation (9 Feb 2017)

Alex Cunningham: ...workers are estimated to be newly saving or saving more as a result of auto-enrolment into master trusts. It has led to an additional £17 billion of pension saving being put away, mostly by low-income workers. Nevertheless, many excluded groups remain, in part due to the actions of this Government, who increased the triggering threshold at which workers were automatically enrolled...

Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (9 Feb 2017)

Lord Collins of Highbury: My Lords, in this House there has been strong support for the 0.7% aid target and Britain’s role in international development. There is also a broad consensus around the role of the CDC, as we have heard in this debate. Job creation is one of the best ways to reduce poverty; it is important that the Government have a development investment arm that will help poorer countries to create...

Public Bill Committee: Local Government Finance Bill: Power to reduce non-domestic rating multipliers (9 Feb 2017)

Marcus Jones: ..., but I am afraid that I do not agree that his approach is right, or that there is a justification for giving, or a need to give, local authorities a general, unfettered power to generate additional income by raising taxes on businesses. Local authorities already have a range of more specific powers to raise additional income from businesses where authorities are delivering a specific...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Inflation (9 Feb 2017)

Damian Hinds: We have not assessed the very latest trends in inflation on low income families with children but have supplied latest published estimates for 2014/15 in the form of absolute low income rates and numbers for children and their families. Rates and numbers of children in both relative and absolute low income households are published annually in Households Below Average Income. Chapter 4 in...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Arts (9 Feb 2017)

Matthew Hancock: ...that everyone has the opportunity to experience and participate in all forms of arts and culture, and has protected funding for the arts in England over the life of this Parliament, which will support poetry, creative writing and community drama. In addition, Arts Council England's Creative Writing in Schools provides funding for the charity First Story, which has been able to bring...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Work and Pensions: Fraud, Error and Debt Measures (9 Feb 2017)

Damian Green: ...than HMRC in this regard. This initiative helps deliver the Government’s commitment to reform the benefits system and switch to Universal Credit. During transition HMRC will continue to administer financial support for those with on-going entitlement to tax credits. Using Data and Analytics to identify potential fraud and error Many people rely on the benefit system for support...

Scottish Parliament: Barnardo’s Scotland Nurture Week (9 Feb 2017)

Ruth Maguire: ...of his friends had done something well, and they had quite a cute “Well done” song. That is a simple thing but, in a nutshell, it is what nurture is about—it is about having a space where we support children to develop healthy and supportive relationships and attachments, where we make them feel valued by others and confident in themselves, and where we teach them how to...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Social Enterprise Strategy 2016-26 (9 Feb 2017)

Angela Constance: ...in the 19th century to the development of the co-operative and community business movement in the 1970s. Over the past decade, the Government has continued to champion social enterprise and build a world-leading ecosystem of support. From the publication of the “Enterprising Third Sector Action Plan 2008-2011” to the first ever social enterprise world forum in 2008 in...

Digital Economy Bill - Committee (4th Day) (Continued) (8 Feb 2017)

Lord Moynihan: My Lords, I support the seven amendments in this group spoken to by the noble Lord, Lord Stevenson. I echo that it is particularly appropriate in many ways, albeit very sad, that we debate the often malicious and pernicious use of bots on the sad day of the funeral of my very close friend Baroness Rachael Heyhoe Flint. One afternoon, she was purposefully striding down the Corridor outside the...


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