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Summer Adjournment (20 Jul 2017)

Justin Madders: ...most onerous leases had the opportunity to convert them into new leases where the ground rent would increase by only RPI, instead of doubling every 10 years. Sadly, however, that announcement is where the credit stops, because three months on, progress has been painfully slow. In the intervening period, I have been contacted by at least one constituent whose ground rent has doubled since...

Jobcentres and the DWP Estate — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (20 Jul 2017)

Chris Stephens: .... That was combined with the explicitly political reorganisation of local government in 1996, which abolished Strathclyde region, so that the ability to fund social work and education services by a broader tax base was destroyed. We remember how the Tories have dealt with Glasgow over the years, and we now see once again how they wilfully fail to recognise the scale of deprivation and...

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

Damian Hinds: The Real Time Information (RTI) system ensures that we get Universal Credit claims right by providing us with accurate and timely details of earnings from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. The HMRC database holding the PAYE data reported in real time receives the data from employers, holds it and passes on relevant data for Universal Credit claimants to DWP. The system is working well...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Poverty (20 Jul 2017)

Robert Goodwill: ...has not made an estimate on this specific question. Benefits-related free school meals currently provide help to non-working families and those who are not able to claim the additional working tax credit that is available to low-income working families. My Department is working closely with other government departments to establish the criteria for determining entitlement to...

Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (19 Jul 2017)

Lord McKenzie of Luton: ...entitled to access their pension. Reaching state pension age does not of course necessitate giving up employment. Deferring the state pension can generate a higher rate of pension and therefore possibly tax, albeit no longer with a lump sum. But deferral will not earn an income uplift in weeks where certain benefits might be in payment, for example for carer’s allowance. The deferral...

Bills Presented: Exiting the European Union: Sanctions (19 Jul 2017)

Meg Hillier: ...to consider now that Brexit is a reality. I will not run through them all, because it is not the main point of the debate, but let me just mention customs. He said that, “we run £40 billion-worth of the benefits system in tax credits and child benefit…there is excise and the decisions to be made there…there is VAT…and the question of what difference this would...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Public Sector (19 Jul 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: We do not hold any data on the number of public sector workers subject to the benefit cap. Households are exempt if entitled to Working Tax Credit, (essentially, lone parents working 16 hours per week and couples working 24 hours per week between them where one partner works at least 16 hours per week) or in Universal Credit if earning £520 per month. Households can be exempt from the...

Brexit: Trade in Goods (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (18 Jul 2017)

Lord Marland: ...brought up with the simple tenet that the country and people do better when government does least. If ever there was a moment in our time when this exists, it is now. Government for those in business is a burden. It taxes us, it legislates us, and it puts hurdles in the way of our business prospering. It is therefore no surprise—I agree with the noble Lord, Lord Livingston...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Homelessness (18 Jul 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: ...is still the equivalent of gross family earnings of £25k, and £29k in London. There are a number of exemptions, for example, for people receiving disability payments or people who work and qualify for Working Tax Credits. Discretionary Housing Payments can be made by local authorities to help people adjust to the benefit cap and those payments can be made to prevent people...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (18 Jul 2017)

Jessica Morden: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) individuals and (b) households have received Universal Credit and then reverted back to legacy benefits or tax credits.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Social Security Benefits: Children (18 Jul 2017)

Kate Green: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it is the Government's policy that families with more than two children who make new claims for universal credit will no longer be able to claim child tax credit from November 2018.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Care Leavers: Working Tax Credit (18 Jul 2017)

Emma Lewell-Buck: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many care leavers are in receipt of working tax credit.

Electricity Market (EAC Report) - Motion to Take Note (17 Jul 2017)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...Green Paper, which identified three major challenges for energy policy. The first is to ensure that the shift to a low carbon economy is effected in a way that minimises the cost to UK businesses, taxpayers and consumers. The second is for the Government, working with the energy industries and regulators, to deliver the changes to energy infrastructure required in the transition to a...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Children (17 Jul 2017)

Kate Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the Government's policy is on families with more than two children claiming universal credit and child tax credit.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (17 Jul 2017)

Damian Hinds: Claimants currently moving from existing benefits to Universal Credit will only do so because they will have had a significant change in their circumstances that would previously have triggered a new claim to an existing benefit or tax credit. In such circumstances they would always have had their entitlement calculated based on the rules of their new benefit. This principle has been...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Council Tax: Fees and Charges (17 Jul 2017)

Richard Burden: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department hold data on the number of councils who have credit card charges in place for payment of council tax by credit card.


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