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Concentrix (26 Oct 2016)

Simon Kirby: .... Member for Paisley and Renfrewshire South said that the evidence was flimsy. HMRC sent Concentrix cases to review if it thought that they were worth checking because there was an indication that the tax credits claim might be incorrect. Concentrix and HMRC will never be able to screen out all cases that do not involve error or fraud through data analytics alone. That is why—this...

Scottish Parliament: Council Tax Reduction Scheme (26 Oct 2016)

Jeane Freeman: ...of my Conservative colleagues on my left—geographically, at least—if the Scottish Government ever took so long to do something. We have expressed our concerns about the roll-out of universal credit for a considerable time. We have called on the Department for Work and Pensions to halt the roll-out in Scotland until it is in a position to bring in the Scottish flexibilities...

Public Bill Committee: Digital Economy Bill: Disclosure of information to gas and electricity suppliers (25 Oct 2016)

Chris Skidmore: obligation. The warm home discount scheme provides a 140 energy bill rebate to certain vulnerable households during the winter months, helping those households to heat their homes. Some pensioner households already receive the rebate automatically, but that is possible only if the Government are able to inform the energy supplier, through a data match, which of their...

Public Bill Committee: Digital Economy Bill: Disclosure of information to improve public service delivery (25 Oct 2016)

Chris Skidmore: ...of the 2.1 million recipients receiving the rebate automatically. It will come straight off their energy bills without the need to apply. That is simply an extension of the data-sharing measures that already exist in the Pensions Act 2014 for pension credit. It is evolution, not revolution. That example clearly sets out how we will require data to be shared among Government organisations...

Public Bill Committee: Savings (Government Contributions) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (25 Oct 2016)

...way down the line, will be incentivised—or at least their jobs will be contingent on it—to get people to bring in lifetime ISA savings. They will not have a vested interest in telling you to put money in your pension instead, so you need to make sure that they cannot avoid doing so. That is a subtle point, but it is about misprioritising. Every single product we have on the...

Public Bill Committee: Savings (Government Contributions) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (25 Oct 2016)

...are two interesting points here, one of which is on Help to Save. There is a system in the UK that has proved very good at encouraging low-income people to save over a long period, and that is pensions auto-enrolment. So far, the opt-out rate for that is far lower than anticipated. It is only 10% when it was anticipated to be a quarter. People who are enrolled and have not opted out are...

Public Bill Committee: Savings (Government Contributions) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (25 Oct 2016)

Tom McPhail: To the credit of the Treasury team that worked on this, they listened to feedback from the industry and were really good at working to create as simple a product as possible. My answer to you is that it is a lot simpler than it might have been. When you ring us up, we will still have to walk you through the circumstances in which you will be eligible to take the money out...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Financial Services: Education (25 Oct 2016)

Simon Kirby: ...literacy among young people and people in receipt of benefits. Financial education was put onto the national curriculum in England in 2014. Through Universal Support, the Department for Work and Pension is working with partners to help people claiming Universal Credit to manage their finances. The government is also bringing pensions and money guidance together in one place, creating a...

Scottish Parliament: Building a Fairer Scotland (25 Oct 2016)

Tom Arthur: ...;dehumanise those who have needed support. Be it through the bedroom tax or the assessment regimes that claimants have been subjected to, the message from the UK Government has been, “If you need help, you are a burden.” Egregious as those measures are, however, the proposal to limit tax credits to the first two children, along with the rape clause, demonstrates that the UK...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (24 Oct 2016)

Cat Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many GP reports were provided as supporting evidence to a universal credit application by universal credit applicants in 2015-16.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Northern Ireland (24 Oct 2016)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions his Department has had with officials in the Northern Ireland Executive on the introduction of universal credit in Northern Ireland.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions (24 Oct 2016)

Baroness Altmann: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that individuals who are currently working in multiple low paid jobs without receiving national insurance credits will not lose out on their future state pension relative to people who are not working and still being credited for National Insurance contributions.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Warm Home Discount Scheme (21 Oct 2016)

Jesse Norman: The Warm Home Discount scheme uses a secure data share between the Department for Work and Pensions and participating energy suppliers in order to deliver direct assistance with energy bills each winter to eligible households. Suppliers already hold data on customers’ names and addresses - the only additional information they receive under the secure data share for the Warm Home...

BHS (20 Oct 2016)

Clive Lewis: ...Business Committee for organising this debate on such a timely subject. I also thank the combined Select Committees for their report, as that work has brought us here today. They deserve great credit for having so patiently and thoroughly investigated this whole sordid, shabby affair. I also thank colleagues who have participated in today’s debate, particularly my hon. Friend the...

Petition - Implementation of the 1995 and 2011 Pension Acts (18 Oct 2016)

Peter Kyle: I rise to present this petition, signed by over 500 of the residents of Hove and Portslade, on behalf of the Women Against State Pension Inequality campaign. The women who have signed the petition and those who would be beneficiaries of the petition have discovered the heartbreaking news that their plans, hopes and anticipation for retirement have been shattered. These women have acted with...

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

Lord Nash: ...’ exemption from the shared accommodation rate in housing benefit to the age of 25. Thirdly, it would amend the eligibility rules so that care leavers aged under 25 are able to claim working tax credits. Fourthly, it would limit the application of benefit sanctions to care leavers under universal credit. I understand the intention behind this amendment and I agree that it is...

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, thousands of...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (18 Oct 2016)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the level of work allowance for universal credit will be for people (a) with and (b) without a housing element included in their universal credit in each of the next five years.

Savings (Government Contributions) Bill (17 Oct 2016)

Simon Kirby: ...are at the core of this Bill, but now let me deal with the specific points raised today. The hon. Members for Salford and Eccles (Rebecca Long Bailey) and for Harrow West (Mr Thomas) mentioned credit unions. The Government recognise that many credit unions were interested in offering accounts, but it was not clear that a multiple provider model would guarantee national coverage for the...

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

Earl Howe: ...affects everyday internet users who shop or bank online, but which could, depending on the value of the fraud, fall below the serious crime threshold proposed here. Equally, the Department for Work and Pensions, for instance, investigates false tax credit claims which can result in the collective overpayment of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money, but these false claims may not...

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