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Scottish Parliament: Housing Support for Young People (17 May 2017)

Ben Macpherson: ...discriminates against young people but creates barriers to work and diminishes the ability of affected individuals to move forward. It is therefore against the UK Government’s principles of welfare reform and universal credit. The policy creates difficulties for young people in moving into the private rented sector—we already have reports of PRS landlords avoiding younger...

Scottish Parliament: Universal Credit Roll-out (17 May 2017)

Jeane Freeman: Regrettably, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions did not respond directly to the request by the Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities to halt the roll-out of universal credit. He sent a five-page report extolling the virtues of universal credit, which confirmed that the United Kingdom Government has no intention of halting the roll-out.

Scottish Parliament: Food Banks (9 May 2017)

Mairi Evans: ...to be and instead humiliates and demonises the people whom it is supposed to help. Let us take a look at exactly what has happened over the past years of the Tory Government. We have had the seriously flawed universal credit system, which continues to ramble on shambolically; the bedroom tax; the introduction of sanctions; cuts to employment and support allowance; a freeze on working-age...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Carer's Allowance (27 Apr 2017)

Richard Harrington: Where a carer's State Pension is less than Carer's Allowance, State Pension is paid and topped up with Carer's Allowance to the basic weekly rate of Carer's Allowance, which is currently £62.70 a week. However, where the State Pension paid is higher than £62.70, social security rules operate to prevent Carer’s Allowance and State Pension being paid together, since they are...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pensioners: Woking (27 Apr 2017)

Jonathan Lord: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners in Woking constituency (a) receive the basic state pension, (b) receive pension credit and (c) are eligible for pension credit but do not claim it.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentres: Porthcawl (26 Apr 2017)

Madeleine Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants attended Porthcawl Job Centre to claim (a) employment and support allowance and (b) universal credit in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Employment income provided through third parties (25 Apr 2017)

Kirsty Blackman: ...on them. Those, however, are all piecemeal changes. If the Government want to make changes, they need to do them properly by looking at everything that affects the taxation of self-employed individuals. They also need to look at tax credits, so that self-employed individuals are supported through childcare vouchers and so on. Everything needs to be taken in the round, in addition to...

Post Office Closures — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (25 Apr 2017)

Huw Merriman: ...taking that risk. I hope other hon. Members will find entrepreneurs willing to do likewise in their constituencies to solve the problems that have been outlined. At this juncture, I want to give credit to post office business. There are 25 branches in my constituency. As a result of a lot of co-operation, 17 branches have received investment to modernise, transforming into either a main...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Prisoners (25 Apr 2017)

Clive Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on allowing prisoners near the end of their sentence to apply for universal credit in advance of their release.

Scottish Parliament: Child Tax Credit Cuts (25 Apr 2017)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...agree very much with that. Of course, the rape clause has come about because of the two-child cap that was introduced three weeks ago by the United Kingdom Government. The cap means that child tax credits and universal credit will be paid only for two children in each family. I will talk about the rape clause in due course, but it is worth noting that the policy intention of the...

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (25 Apr 2017)

...division is: For 91, Against 31, Abstentions 0. Motion, as amended, agreed to, That the Parliament is fundamentally opposed to the UK Government’s imposition of the two-child limit on child tax credits and universal credit, which will push families into poverty; notes that the Institute of Fiscal Studies states that, across the UK, these cuts will lead to around 600,000 three-child...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: ICT (24 Apr 2017)

Grahame Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when his Department plans to close down the IT systems for legacy benefits after the roll-out of universal credit.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment Services: Private Sector (24 Apr 2017)

Grahame Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish a list of private sector organisations that provide back to work support services for claimants of (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) employment and support allowance and (c) universal credit.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (24 Apr 2017)

Richard Harrington: All women born in the 1950s from 6 April 1950 onwards are affected by changes to State Pension age under the Pensions Acts of 1995 and 2011. The estimated number of women in Great Britain born in the 1950s affected by the changes to State Pension age is 3.48 million. The latest figures on pension wealth, from the Wealth and Assets Survey, show that, in the period July 2012 to June 2014, 66...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentres: Glasgow (24 Apr 2017)

Chris Stephens: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many public access computer terminals there are for searching Universal Jobmatch and applying for universal credit across the Jobcentre Plus network in the Glasgow South West constituency.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Social Housing Rent Arrears (24 Apr 2017)

Derek Twigg: Has the Minister had discussions with his colleagues in the Department for Work and Pensions about universal credit and the impact it is having on many of my constituents who are not being paid for weeks and sometimes months on end and are therefore going into arrears? That is in addition to being hit by the bedroom tax and other benefit changes. Has he had these discussions, or will he do...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (20 Apr 2017)

Alison Thewliss: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what date his Department conducted the Equality Impact Assessment on the non-consensual sex exemption and two child limit for tax credits and universal credit; and if he will publish that assessment.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Poverty (20 Apr 2017)

Lyn Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to page 106 of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation report, entitled UK Poverty: Causes and Solutions, what assessment he has made of whether paying benefits and tax credits intended to support children for all children in a family will move 350,000 children out of poverty by 2020; and if he will make it his policy to implement the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Child Tax Credit: Northern Ireland (20 Apr 2017)

Margaret Ritchie: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions his Department has had with the Northern Ireland Department of Communities on the potential implications for training and recruitment of staff to assess exemption claims related to the Child Tax Credit (Amendment) Regulations 2017.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (20 Apr 2017)

Jessica Morden: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants have been referred to the personal budgeting support service in each year since the introduction of universal credit; and what the cost of providing those services was in each such year.


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