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Homelessness Reduction Bill - Second Reading (24 Feb 2017)

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope: ...—I hope not—but Mr Blackman must not give up with his application. Prevention is very important. It has a much wider application across public services more generally and it can save money for the public purse. If it works—the next two or three years will be fundamental in establishing that—it should be a model, considered for application in other areas of public...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (24 Feb 2017)

Lucy Powell: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2017 to Question 58104, if he will estimate the number of (a) parents and (b) lone parents with a youngest child aged three are expected to look for work if they want to claim universal credit or tax credits from April 2017.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Fraud (24 Feb 2017)

John Martin McDonnell: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cases (a) HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and (b) other bodies working on behalf of HMRC have pursued on (i) fraudulent tax credit claims, (ii) benefit fraud, (iii) tax avoidance and (iv) breaches of minimum wage legislation in each year since 2010.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Fraud (24 Feb 2017)

John Martin McDonnell: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much (a) HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and (b) other bodies working on behalf of HMRC have spent from the public purse on tackling (i) fraudulent tax credit claims, (ii) benefit fraud, (iii) tax avoidance and (iv) breaches of minimum wage legislation in each year since 2010.

Scottish Parliament: Oil and Gas Sector Co-investment (23 Feb 2017)

Paul Wheelhouse: ...will be drilled is expected to remain static—although, to be fair, I have heard more encouraging noises from companies that are looking to expand exploration in the near future. There is an exploration tax credit in Norway, which now has around twice as many exploration wells as it had in 2015, so we have seen the benefit of that measure being put in place in that country. To...

Local Government Finance (22 Feb 2017)

Bob Neill: The right hon. Gentleman is right. He and I both experienced that approach when we were Ministers in the same Government. What he has suggested is precisely the objective that we should work towards, but we need a steer from the top. Let me make two more brief points. The first is about the fair funding review, which I also welcome, but it will be necessary to be bold and comprehensive. When...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Tynemouth (22 Feb 2017)

Caroline Nokes: ...benefit cap continuing to be applied under Housing Benefit and therefore all households affected will be in receipt of Housing Benefit. The benefit cap will increasingly be applied under Universal Credit as it gradually rolls out. Universal Credit will replace Income Support, income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, income-based Employment and Support Allowance and Housing Benefit, along with...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Self-employed: Welfare Tax Credits (22 Feb 2017)

Steve McCabe: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of trends in the level of self-employment on distribution of in-work tax credits.

Scottish Parliament: Social Security (22 Feb 2017)

Jeane Freeman: Today marks the next important step in the Government’s work to build a new social security system in partnership with the people of Scotland. Today, we have published a comprehensive and independent analysis of the responses to the recent consultation on social security, together with an initial response from the Scottish Government. I thank all the people and organisations that...

Criminal Finances Bill: Social Security and Pensions (21 Feb 2017)

Caroline Nokes: ...loss of indexation—for example, maintaining the triple lock in this Parliament. Since 2011, the basic state pension has risen by £570 a year more than it would had it been uprated by earnings. Work, not welfare, is the best and most sustainable route out of poverty, which is why our tax and welfare reforms are designed to ensure that work pays and that increased earnings are...

Criminal Finances Bill: Proceedings under this Schedule (21 Feb 2017)

Ben Wallace: ...of almost all forms of serious and organised crime, which directly affects the most vulnerable in society. The Bill will significantly improve our ability to tackle money laundering, corruption, tax evasion and terrorist financing. It is a key part of the Government’s critical work to reduce the flow of dirty money into the City and to cut off the funding streams to the fraudsters,...

Government Services (Telecommunication Charges) (21 Feb 2017)

Chris Stephens: ..., eliminated. It would ask Government Departments to conduct an assessment for each local authority area of the provision of public computer equipment capable of being used by Department for Work and Pensions claimants, for example, and to publish the results. If that assessment were to demonstrates that the total number of units of public computer equipment was less than one for every 20...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (20 Feb 2017)

Virendra Sharma: What estimate his Department has made of the number of households in which a person in work will receive less income in universal credit than they would have received in tax credits.

Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (9 Feb 2017)

Baroness Sheehan: ...it or add conditions and safeguards—in short, no means to carry out our responsibility to give it proper scrutiny and make refinements which the Government may in time have come to appreciate. This is a pity, because taxpayers’ money—quite a lot of taxpayers’ money—is being moved from under the jurisdiction solely of Governments to an organisation which is not...

Unaccompanied Child Refugees: Points of Order (9 Feb 2017)

Louise Haigh: ...believe that I am having to raise Concentrix in the House again, but after the scandal that broke around that company HMRC announced that it would never again use a private provider to deal with tax credits, especially in relation to error and fraud. But today the Government have issued a written ministerial statement saying that they will transfer tax credit error and fraud to the...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Work and Pensions: Fraud, Error and Debt Measures (9 Feb 2017)

Damian Green: We are committed to ensuring an effective and accurate benefit system, as part of creating a welfare system which is fair to those who use it, and fair to the taxpayers who fund it. An important part of this is recovering money owed to the Government through overpayment of benefits. Fraud and error in the DWP benefits system is historically low, and at 1.9% is lower than in 2010. Claimant...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Impact assessments (7 Feb 2017)

Patrick Grady: ...am not giving way. One of the key agreements of the UK’s renegotiation in earlier years was that the UK would be able to establish a four-year period before non-UK EU nationals have access to in-work benefits such as tax credits, child benefit and housing benefit. It is unclear whether the new deal that is done with the EU will enable the UK to impose such restrictions. The Scottish...

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill - Report (7 Feb 2017)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: ...the health of the nation. That is why it was a Conservative-led Government which introduced the first life sciences strategy in 2011. More recently, we have introduced a range of measures through the taxation system to create good conditions for business growth and to encourage business investment. These include: R&D tax credits for small and medium-sized enterprises; R&D...

Public Bill Committee: Local Government Finance Bill: Local retention of non-domestic rates (7 Feb 2017)

Marcus Jones: ...for the Comptroller and Auditor General to lay in Parliament a statement of accounts setting out the annual results of the non-domestic rating scheme will be retained, but the list of debits and credits required for that account is being removed from primary legislation. Instead, the amounts to be credited and debited to the account will be such relevant receipts as the Treasury may...

Digital Economy Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (6 Feb 2017)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ..., Revenue & Customs, payday lenders, utility companies and catalogue lenders—there is a very large number of them. A median client would be aged about 45, female and owing about £20,000 to eight different creditors, so it is a significant problem that people get into. Within that, with a tremendous requirement now for debt advice, with lots of people struggling with debt,...


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