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Universal Credit and Welfare Changes (21 Jun 2018)

Esther McVey: ...deprivation among children and pensioners have never been lower, inequality has fallen and remains lower than in 2010, and according to the latest figures, out this week, inequality, because of our benefit and tax changes, has fallen by two thirds in the last year. I wish the Opposition would keep up with the rapid changing of things. We are helping more people into work. More than 3.2...

Carers Action Plan 2018-20: Supporting Carers Today - Motion to Take Note (21 Jun 2018)

Baroness Pitkeathley: ...strategy. Nearly 7,000 carers responded, but the strategy did not appear—caught up, no doubt, in the unexpected general election and the problem of social care suddenly becoming political dynamite. The Government recognised that this delay was causing much concern and, to their great credit, decided on an interim measure, the action plan, responding to many of the concerns which were...

Insecure Work and the Gig Economy (20 Jun 2018)

Wes Streeting: My hon. Friend is making an excellent speech. Does she agree that it is utterly perverse that many of the people in low-paid insecure work are forced to rely on tax credits? In other words, all of us as taxpayers are funding the exploitative business models of their employers who do not pay their staff proper wages.

Universal Credit: Rollout - Question (20 Jun 2018)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: My Lords, we will continue to deliver universal credit as planned, completing the national rollout for new claims by the end of 2018, and from 2019 we will start to move people from the old benefits system and tax credits to universal credit. We have taken a test-and-learn approach; we have learned a lot, and we will continue this. We have made changes—advance payments, direct payments...

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities — [Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (20 Jun 2018)

Marsha de Cordova: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. Will the Government commit to carry out a cumulative assessment of their tax and social security reforms since 2010? In addition to the devastating cuts and suspicion, disabled people have been endlessly mistreated by the chaotic Department for Work and Pensions. High Court judgments have repeatedly found that the DWP has blatantly discriminated against...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (15 Jun 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: ...;stretched” by taking fewer hours per week over more than 38 weeks of the year to cover term-time and the school holidays, for example 23 hours for 48 weeks of the year. Furthermore, parents are able to use Tax-Free Childcare to support them with paying for childcare support during the school holidays. We have already increased the level of support for childcare within Universal...

Business of the House (14 Jun 2018)

Chris Elmore: A constituent of mine, due to errors admitted by the Department for Work and Pensions, recently had her tax credit stopped, and has now had her child benefit stopped. That is having a huge financial impact on the family. Will the Leader of the House find Government time for a debate on DWP errors and how they are having a real impact on families up and down the UK?

Written Answers — Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments (13 Jun 2018)

Karin Smyth: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the number of individuals who have an outstanding Tax Credit overpayment debt.

Written Answers — Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments (13 Jun 2018)

Karin Smyth: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have debt from tax credit over-payments which is not being recovered by HMRC.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Poverty (13 Jun 2018)

Baroness Buscombe: ...is committed to collective action that tackles the root causes of poverty and disadvantage through a range of policies that encourage people to move into and progress in work including Universal Credit, the National Living Wage, tax changes, and up to 30 hours of free childcare a week. There are around 880,000 fewer adults and almost 600,000 fewer children in workless households compared...

Logbook Loans — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (12 Jun 2018)

Yvonne Fovargue: ...—their official title—are governed by two statutes that are dated 1878 and 1882. They were designed in a different age to be used in a different age. They are antiquated and have no part to play in the consumer credit marketplace of the 21st century. Andrew Bailey, the FCA’s chief executive, recently called them “quaint”. They are a lot more than that: they...

Care of Prisoners’ Children (12 Jun 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: ...support as other foster carers, including financial support. Family and friends carers in informal arrangements are treated equally with birth parents in the benefits system in relation to child benefit, child tax credits and other means-tested benefits. Local authorities also have a statutory role where children are being cared for by friends, neighbours or certain other relatives under a...

Written Answers — Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments (12 Jun 2018)

Karin Smyth: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the total amount of outstanding Tax Credit overpayments which remain unrecovered by HMRC, for the most recent year for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (12 Jun 2018)

Alok Sharma: The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost. However, based on current numbers of Tax Credit claimants paid on particular patterns, we estimate the proportion of employees that are likely to be paid according to different pay frequencies once Universal Credit is fully rolled out to be: Monthly / four weekly: 69% Weekly: 26%...

Written Answers — Treasury: Bank Services (11 Jun 2018)

John Glen: ...ten. We do not have estimates available on the number of people invited to sign up for a Help to Save account. Customers are being invited to join the trial through the points of contact that tax credits and Universal Credit customers already have with Government, including the HMRC mobile app and Personal Tax Accounts. Once they have been invited, customers are able to share the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (11 Jun 2018)

Colleen Fletcher: ...a First-tier Tribunal-Social Security and Child Support appeal for (a) personal independence payment, (b) employment and support allowance, (c) income support, (d) jobseeker's allowance and (e) tax credits, (f) universal credit in (i) Coventry, (ii) the West Midlands and (iii) England in the last period for which figures are available.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (7 Jun 2018)

Esther McVey: Today we publish a summary of the Universal Credit Full Business Case, signed off by HM Treasury, which shows that when fully rolled out, Universal Credit is forecast to incentivise 200,000 more people to take employment than would have under the previous system and deliver £8bn of benefits to the UK economy per year. Universal Credit is the biggest change of the welfare system since it...

Retail Sector (6 Jun 2018)

Helen Goodman: ...the complacent. The question is: why are these shops closing and what is to be done about it? The first issue is the shift to online sales. The Government have failed completely to set a level playing field on tax. John Lewis raised this problem at least three years ago. There should be a turnover tax for Amazon, Google and other big online retailers. I agree with the hon. Member for St...

Employment Rates — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (6 Jun 2018)

Alok Sharma: ...hours. That is why, by 2019-20, we will be spending around £6 billion a year on childcare support. That includes 30 hours’ free childcare for working parents of three and four-year-olds. Within universal credit, claimants are eligible to claim up to 85% of their childcare costs. The outcome from independent evaluation in areas of early introduction shows that, with increased...

Offences Against the Person Act 1861 (5 Jun 2018)

Alison Thewliss: ..., and I encourage everyone to meet them. I will speak briefly about the impact of women not having the right to choose and what happens when their options are restricted. The restriction of child tax credits and the child element of universal credit to the first two children in a family is a cruel policy that I am well on record as opposing, but we do not often discuss the choices that...


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