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Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (7 Dec 2015)

Lord Freud: ...strike the right balance between protecting the vulnerable—we have discussed the extra support for families with disabled children—while encouraging families which receive both child tax credit and universal credit to make the same financial decisions about the number of children they can afford as are made by those families who support themselves solely through work. They help to make...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Committee (1st Day) (7 Dec 2015)

Baroness Sherlock: clarify, I was talking in this case about the exemption for multiple births, although it applies to all of them. Will the exemptions apply to all means-tested benefits—for a family not getting universal credit, for example?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Higher Education: Part-time Sector (7 Dec 2015)

Thomas Buchanan: .... With the ever-changing skills requirements in the workplace, part-time higher education has been branded the powerhouse of skills in the upskilling of our workforce. In a study by the Open University, it was found that part-time opportunities are at the forefront of widening access and employability in Wales and that it removes many barriers from those willing to upskill while, at the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Workless Households (7 Dec 2015)

Eilidh Whiteford: The selling point of the Government’s universal credit scheme was that it was supposed to increase work incentives. However, the reduction in work allowances in universal credit due to take effect in April next year will leave around 35,000 working households with no transitional protection and thousands of pounds worse off. Does the Secretary of State accept that these changes will...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Youth Unemployment (7 Dec 2015)

Graham Allen: ...Local Government Devolution Bill, which is before the House today, will the Minister do more to devolve greater control of the Work programme to councils and more to empower local managers? When universal credit comes in, will she ensure that the DWP works closely with councils on that support in order to transform the delivery of services to vulnerable people?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Work and Health Programme (7 Dec 2015)

Priti Patel: ...reform that will better target support for those individuals who are furthest away from the labour market. On top of that, as my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has emphasised again today, universal credit in particular will provide support and engagement for those individuals who are furthest away from the labour market but who are looking for work. Alongside that, the new Work...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Low Pay and Training (7 Dec 2015)

Shailesh Vara: For the first time, universal credit will support claimants in work to earn more. Work coaches will provide tailored support to claimants on low wages to improve their pay. To help to develop our package of support for people in work, we are implementing a comprehensive test and learn strategy to understand better the impact that labour market policies can have on helping people on low...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Benefit Reforms (7 Dec 2015)

Andrew Gwynne: The Government’s forced U-turn on tax credits is very welcome to the families in my constituency who were set to be affected by the cut, but many people are being moved on to the universal credit system and will be similarly impacted. Young people will not qualify for the Government’s so-called national living wage. How do the Government reconcile that with the aim of making work pay?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (7 Dec 2015)

Iain Duncan Smith: I am pleased to be able to update the House today on the next stage of universal credit roll-out. Universal credit is available now in three quarters of all jobcentres, and by April next year will be available nationally. Building on that, the digital service is already in a number of jobcentres, and I can announce that it is being extended to a further five jobcentres as early as next...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (7 Dec 2015)

Public Accounts: Universal Credit: recall. 4:00 pm; Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Robert Devereux, Permanent Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions Neil Couling, Senior Responsible Officer, Universal Credit, Department for Work and Pensions James Bowler, Director General, Tax and Welfare, HM Treasury

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Revenue and Customs: Dundee (7 Dec 2015)

David Gauke: Edinburgh and Glasgow, with a combined total of between 5,700 and 6,300 posts.In Dundee, Caledonian House is planned to close in 2018 and Sidlaw House will transfer to the administering of Universal Credit. HMRC will be holding individual meetings with every member of staff prior to any office closures or moves, to discuss what these plans mean for them and their choices.‎

Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 — Motion to Approve (3 Dec 2015)

Lord Freud: ...and the ability for there to be different administrative arrangements in Northern Ireland. It will be up to the Northern Ireland Executive to work out their exact administrative procedures. The universal credit system in Great Britain also allows for us to make these alternative payment arrangements, which will be used where appropriate. I emphasise again that this order fulfils a vital...

Public Bill Committee: Housing and Planning Bill: Clause 74 - Mandatory rents for high income social tenants (3 Dec 2015)

...% since 2011. Hackney council has told the Committee that people on low to moderate incomes will be targeted by the policy—the very same households that would have been targeted by the family tax credit changes, and that will in due course be targeted by the changes to universal credit. That is setting up a near catastrophe for those families in 2017-18. With such examples in mind, will...

Autumn Statement — Motion to Take Note (3 Dec 2015)

Lord Davies of Oldham: ...plan was meant to work out. Of course, the Autumn Statement was notable rather less for anything to do with planning and rather more for some pretty sharp U-turns—welcome, of course, but little credit to the Chancellor. The pressures that built up from the public and the professionals about the potential cut-backs in policing in these dangerous times, when already 17,000 officers have...

Public Bill Committee: Housing and Planning Bill: Clause 74 (3 Dec 2015)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: I absolutely agree. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation emphases the point about not having a cliff edge and notes that schemes can be carefully tapered. That has happened to a degree with universal credit, so a model that could be applied is already in place. The other point it makes strongly is: “The threshold for ‘pay-to-stay’ requires sensitive definition, and a taper for rent increases...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: *No heading* (3 Dec 2015)

Rachel Reeves: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the effect on the income of an existing tax credit claimant in (a) 2018-19 and (b) 2019-20 of changes announced to tax credits and the universal credit rollout in the Summer Budget 2015 and the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobseeker's Allowance (3 Dec 2015)

Priti Patel: It is not appropriate to consider Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) in isolation because the roll out of Universal Credit (UC) means growing numbers now claim UC rather than JSA. The Office for National Statistics publishes claimant count figures that combine JSA and those claiming UC who are not in work. This does not show the claimant rate falling faster than the unemployment rate. In fact over...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Social Security Benefits: Children (3 Dec 2015)

Rachel Reeves: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the effect on the household income of a family in receipt of tax credits with (a) three, (b) four and (c) five children of the Government's proposals to limit claims for tax credit and universal credit to two children as announced in the Summer Budget 2015 and the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015.

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