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Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee (27 Oct 2016)

Treasury: Tax credits, fraud and error. 10:00 am; The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Jon Thompson, Chief Executive and Permanent Secretary, HMRC Nick Lodge, Director General for Transformation, HMRC

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

Paul Givan: ...calculating the benefit cap are jobseeker's allowance (JSA), income support and employment and support allowance (ESA), except where the support component has been awarded. A household is exempt from the benefit cap if it is entitled to working tax credits, carer's allowance or a range of disability-related benefits. Guardian's allowance will also become an exemption from 7 November...

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

Robert Halfon: .... 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 already...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Concentrix: Correspondence (24 Oct 2016)

Jane Ellison: the Answer to Question 44746 as these costs were borne by Concentrix. Claimants are given 30 days to provide the information requested in the letter. If after 30 days there has been no contact, tax credits payments are either suspended or reduced. As stated in the oral contribution of 14 September 2016, Official Report, column 914, once all of the information is received and the facts...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Concentrix: Correspondence (24 Oct 2016)

Diana R. Johnson: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September 2016 to Question 44746, how many other letters to tax credit claimants were sent out in addition to those stated in that answer, how much, in total, it cost to issue those letters and whether the cost of issuing those letters was borne by (a) Concentrix or (b) HM Revenue and Customs.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Concentrix: Kingston upon Hull (24 Oct 2016)

Jane Ellison: HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) does not hold data on the number of tax credit cases awaiting consideration by Concentrix broken down specifically by constituency areas. HMRC is currently focused on resolving the outstanding cases but will be preparing analysis, which will be made available in due course.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Concentrix (24 Oct 2016)

Stephen Timms: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date HM Revenue and Customs began to share RTI PAYE earnings data with Concentrix for use in its review of working tax credit claims.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Concentrix (21 Oct 2016)

Diana R. Johnson: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much additional funding has been made available by HM Revenue and Customs to deal with the issues identified with Concentrix's handling of the tax credits checking contract.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Concentrix: Finance (21 Oct 2016)

Diana R. Johnson: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when in the tax credits checking process Concentrix received payment for changing tax credit awards in a way which was initially thought to be correct.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Concentrix: Contracts (21 Oct 2016)

Diana R. Johnson: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to re-tender the contract for tax credit checks to another private company after the Concentrix contract ends or return the service to the public sector; and what the cost to the public purse was of the tendering process that awarded Concentrix that contract.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Concentrix: Finance (21 Oct 2016)

Diana R. Johnson: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been paid to Concentrix for revising tax credit offers in a way which was initially thought to be correct; and if any of that amount can be subsequently recovered should those decisions be successfully appealed.

Business of the House (20 Oct 2016)

Tom Blenkinsop: Ten of my constituents are caught up in the Concentrix debacle with the tax credit office. In the past 24 hours, the tax credit office has called me about four cases, saying that it is shutting down the complaints on those cases prior to mandatory reconsideration being complete. May we have a debate about the tax credit office complaints procedure, because such an action breaches that procedure?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Technology: Small Businesses (20 Oct 2016)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to help them to develop new ideas and recruit and retain tech talent. We are supporting more companies to do research and development through the UK’s R&D Tax Credits scheme. The total of R&D support claimed rose to 2.45bn in 2014-15, an increase of 675m (38%) on the previous year. An example of a specific activity in London is...

Speaker’S Statement (Select Committee Chairs): House of Lords Reform and Size of the House of Commons (19 Oct 2016)

Ian Lavery: ..., and where needed oppose, Government policy. Under this Government, the use of secondary legislation has soared and is now being used for controversial and far-reaching policy changes such as tax credit cuts that traditionally have been introduced through primary legislation. Last year we were left with the sickening sight of Lord Lloyd Webber being flown back to the UK to try to defeat...

Education (Merseyside) — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (19 Oct 2016)

Peter Dowd: ...effort in, day in and day out. What happens when the Government introduce things that result in the problems we have had with Concentrix recently? Hard-working families have been put under even more stress because their tax credits have been drawn away from them, and as a consequence, their children have not got free school meals. Whether we like it or not, that has an impact on...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (19 Oct 2016)

Maria Eagle: Some of my constituents who have had their tax credits suddenly stopped by Concentrix have been accused of being in a relationship with the previous tenants of their homes, even though they have never met them, and in some cases of being in a relationship with members of their own families and told to prove that they are not. This Kafkaesque situation is causing deep distress and hardship...

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

Lord Nash: adopted children regardless of any limit on the number of children to whom those benefits are usually payable. As noble Lords will know, the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 legislated for the child element in child tax credit and universal credit to be limited to two children from April 2017. I was delighted to announce in my letter to noble Lords on 11 October that where a family...

Brexit: Economic Impact - Question (18 Oct 2016)

Baroness Kramer: My Lords, in the 2015 Budget, the Government froze in cash terms most working-age tax credits and benefits. With the rise in inflation that has occurred so far, as reported today, and the very significant rise that is anticipated thanks to the collapse in sterling, will the Government be unfreezing them, so that benefits can increase on the basis of inflation, or are the low-paid to be the...

Broadcasting (18 Oct 2016)

John Whittingdale: ...sustain local media and local democracy in this country. Finally, I want to touch on the future of the licence fee. I think I have been quoted in the past as saying that the licence fee was worse than the poll tax. When I said that, it was simply an observation that the licence fee is a flat-rate charge payable by every household and, unlike the community charge, no help is available even...

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

Simon Kirby: ...for their efforts, not just in the debate but during the past few weeks, supporting constituents and bringing to our attention the difficulties that constituents are experiencing with their claims for tax credits. I reassure hon. Members that we are making every effort possible to resolve those difficulties as soon as possible and to make sure that the support provided through tax credits...

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