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Northern Ireland Assembly: Opposition Business: State Pension: Impact of Changes on Women (26 Sep 2016)

Paul Givan: If I can make some progress, I will come back and give way to you. The pensions landscape has changed significantly in recent years, not only with state pension age increases but with the phased introduction of automatic enrolment and the introduction of a new state pension from 6 April 2016. Those reforms were introduced in an attempt to address three key issues: increasing life expectancy,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Communities: Jobs and Benefits Offices (26 Sep 2016)

Paul Givan: ...of staff will not be moving to Omagh. There will be some changes in how the service is delivered, but fundamentally the grants office in Enniskillen will be remaining open. With regard to how universal credit is going to be rolled out, the key centres for the delivery of universal credit as a result of the welfare reform changes are going to be a location in Newry, which is outside...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Prices (19 Sep 2016)

Jesse Norman: ...to ensure customers are on the cheapest tariff in line with their preferences: specifically, as to their chosen payment method and to the type of tariff (fixed term or variable) they prefer. All pensioners receive help with energy bills each winter through the Winter Fuel Payment, receiving 200-300 depending on circumstances. Pensioners on Pension Credit may also receive...

Quantitative Easing (15 Sep 2016)

Richard Arkless: ...for the late notice of my point of order, but it is about a situation that has been developing this afternoon. Dozens of my constituents have approached me this afternoon having had their tax credits withdrawn arbitrarily by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs through the Concentrix contract. HMRC has designated a team of people to deal with these issues, which are apparently UK-wide....

Domestic Abuse Victims in Family Law Courts (15 Sep 2016)

Alison Thewliss: I pay huge credit to all the speakers who preceded me in the debate, particularly the hon. Member for Penistone and Stocksbridge (Angela Smith), who spoke about the heart-breaking case of her constituent, Claire Throssell. I am absolutely in awe of her strength and her dignity in the face of unimaginable trauma. I am glad that we can be part of putting Jack and Paul’s names on the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Overpayments (15 Sep 2016)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much universal credit has been overpaid in each year since roll-out began; and how much of that overpayment has been recoverable.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Welfare Tax Credits: Fraud (15 Sep 2016)

Madeleine Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff are employed by his Department to investigate claims from HM Revenue and Customs that an unreported adult is living in the home of a tax credit claimant; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pension Credit (15 Sep 2016)

Stewart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to amend the eligibility criteria for pension credit so that all men and women aged 60 and above can access that credit.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (15 Sep 2016)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, by what date he expects the full roll-out of universal credit to be completed.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Welfare Tax Credits: Fraud (15 Sep 2016)

Madeleine Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what investigations his Department carries out to confirm the accuracy of information provided by HM Revenue and Customs that an unreported adult is living at the property of a tax credit claimant prior to ceasing to pay the benefit; what evidence his Department accepts from such claimant to show that no unreported adult living at that...

Universal Basic Income (14 Sep 2016)

Eilidh Whiteford: ...for work were to find themselves caught in a new, newly differentiated poverty trap. I also worry that the value of a basic income could become eroded over time. We have seen, for example, how the value of the state pension has been diminished over recent decades to the extent that no one expects to live on it as a sole source of income any more. The poorest pensioners have to receive...

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

Caroline Nokes: ...as they make the difficult transition to adulthood, independent living and, of course, work. Since the first cross-Government care leaver strategy was published in October 2013, the Department for Work and Pensions has continued to take action to improve the employment support we provide for care leavers. In July this year, the Government published a new, more ambitious strategy to improve...

Social Security: Social Security (14 Sep 2016)

Richard Harrington: ...this will be the first of many occasions when we take part in such debates. Let me deal briefly with the points that the hon. Gentleman made. I am aware that he has spoken many times on the frozen pensions issue, but the policy on that is unchanged. It has been in place for almost 70 years, under all sorts of Governments, and there are no plans to change it. The Government comply with...

Social Security (14 Sep 2016)

Sammy Wilson: ...this legislation.” We argued, “At least we’ve done something to mitigate it. We have got the best possible deal.” Can I just say that we did get changes and allowances made by the Department for Work and Pensions? I want to give credit to Ministers in the Department. When we were negotiating on welfare reform, they accepted that Northern Ireland could make changes,...

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

Caroline Nokes: ...and the funeral industry can help. If I remember correctly, when I raised the issue, I was particularly tackling the relationship between funeral directors and hospitals. More recently, members of the Work and Pensions Committee—I thank them for their work; they are not here today because they are serving on the Committee—have looked in detail at the support the Government...

Finance Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (13 Sep 2016)

Lord Turnbull: ...important area of simplification. For the last 44 years, since the Labour Government’s classic corporation tax system was abandoned, part of the tax imposed at the company level has served as a credit or offset for tax at the personal level. I must confess that, despite working on this system and being a taxpayer myself, I never succeeded in mastering this. We should welcome the end...

Digital Economy Bill (13 Sep 2016)

Yvonne Fovargue: ...share data to make it easier for Government and public authorities to collect outstanding debts from individuals, particularly where the debt is owed to more than one public authority. Commercial creditors, and even the dreaded payday lenders, adhere to the Financial Conduct Authority standards, but there is no equivalent for public authorities. In a recent survey, StepChange found that...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Data Protection (13 Sep 2016)

Chi Onwurah: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in what circumstances compensation will be made available to universal credit claimants as a result of a breach of security that has been found to compromise their data.

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

Alex Rowley: ...Conservatives gave a critique of the SNP’s record to date and talked about looking at other ways to secure funding. I draw attention to Unison Scotland’s proposals, which I hope the minister has read, looking at the pension funds. We can certainly start to look at more investment through the pension funds. Establishing the local partnerships is about getting it right. Homes for...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (12 Sep 2016)

Neil Gray: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will estimate the number of working parents and carers receiving universal credit who will be required to work increased hours under in-work conditionality that (a) are unable to work full-time hours and (b) will require flexible working arrangements.


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