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Scottish Parliament: Economy (EU Referendum) (20 Sep 2016)

Murdo Fraser: ...policy if ever there were one, as many modest-sized retail premises are affected—and it needs to take our advice and freeze business rates for the next five years in the same way that the council tax was frozen for the previous nine years. That would deliver a real benefit to Scottish businesses and, perhaps as important, it would send a signal to the world that Scotland is an...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: 'A Vision for Northern Ireland outside the EU' (19 Sep 2016)

Claire Hanna: I appreciate the Ulster Unionists bringing this work forward. They deserve credit for at least articulating some of the issues that face Northern Ireland. We will agree to disagree on whether this is plan B or plan A. We are definitely not in the latter group, but we share some of the concerns about the conditions and investments that this place needs to enjoy. What frustrates me and many...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits: Appeals (16 Sep 2016)

Graham Allen: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer of 12 January 2016 to Question 21278, what differentiates the types of tax credit claim adjustment cases worked by Concentrix and by HM Revenue and Customs.

Quantitative Easing (15 Sep 2016)

Richard Arkless: ...apologise for the late notice of my point of order, but it is about a situation that has been developing this afternoon. Dozens of my constituents have approached me this afternoon having had their tax credits withdrawn arbitrarily by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs through the Concentrix contract. HMRC has designated a team of people to deal with these issues, which are apparently...

Domestic Abuse Victims in Family Law Courts (15 Sep 2016)

Melanie Onn: Absolutely. I agree with my hon. Friend that training plays a big part, and there is a lot more that could be done with cross-agency working and understanding. When I visited a school in my constituency recently, I was really shocked to hear a support worker—she has worked in a school for nearly 30 years, and lives in the community in which she works—say she believed that about...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Child Tax Credit: Appeals (15 Sep 2016)

Jane Ellison: HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has a 42-day target to resolve Mandatory Reconsiderations, where customers challenge their tax credits award calculation. The average time taken to work Mandatory Reconsiderations can vary depending upon the complexity of the request, individual circumstances and the level of supporting evidence provided. When a customer requests a Mandatory Reconsideration...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Welfare Tax Credits: Fraud (15 Sep 2016)

Madeleine Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff are employed by his Department to investigate claims from HM Revenue and Customs that an unreported adult is living in the home of a tax credit claimant; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Welfare Tax Credits: Fraud (15 Sep 2016)

Madeleine Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what investigations his Department carries out to confirm the accuracy of information provided by HM Revenue and Customs that an unreported adult is living at the property of a tax credit claimant prior to ceasing to pay the benefit; what evidence his Department accepts from such claimant to show that no unreported adult living at that...

Universal Basic Income (14 Sep 2016)

Damian Hinds: If the hon. Lady will bear with me, the claimant count is close to its lowest for 40 years, unemployment is at the lowest rate for 10 years and pay is rising. Our reforms are working. Why would we put all that at risk by implementing a blunt policy of financial handouts that does not treat people as individual human beings, with their own different ambitions and aspirations? UBI would also...

Cross-departmental Strategy on Social Justice — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (14 Sep 2016)

Caroline Nokes: ...) on securing this important debate on social justice. My hon. Friend the Member for Congleton in particular is a very committed and diligent campaigner on these issues, and I thank her for the work that she has done to raise the profile of social justice matters. I also thank hon. Members on both sides of the House for their contributions to this discussion. I pay tribute to my right hon....

Tax Credits: Concentrix - Statement (14 Sep 2016)

Lord Young of Cookham: ...has now seconded another 150 staff to tackle the backlog of cases, to see whether we can get them up to date. As for the future, the contract will not be retendered. At the moment, the bulk of the work is being done by HMRC and, as from next May, it will do all the work. Looking ahead, over the next six or seven years, those on tax credits will move over to universal credit, and that...

Social Security: Social Security (14 Sep 2016)

Richard Harrington: ...arrangements that are designed to facilitate the annual uprating exercise will continue to operate as they do now. Secondly, it gives appeal rights to decisions about national insurance credits that count for new state pension purposes. Let me deal first with the amendments to do with uprating. Article 2 amends the Social Security Administration Act 1992, which deals with alterations in...

Social Security (14 Sep 2016)

David Anderson: ...of months of negotiations and an attempt to break budgetary deadlock and avoid the potential collapse of the Stormont institutions. I and many hon. Members were glad to see a deal reached and credit the work of all those involved: the parties in Northern Ireland, the Irish Government and many Members of this House. I have been involved in Northern Ireland affairs for almost 30...

Tax Credits: Concentrix (14 Sep 2016)

Jane Ellison: I want to be very clear: the Government recognise the importance of tax credits to individuals and families. We all recognise that it is important for this support to reach the people who really need it. That is why HMRC works hard to check that it is making the correct payments, and to tackle any fraudulent claims. We must acknowledge that error and fraud exist in the system, and should be...

Social Fund Funeral Payments — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (14 Sep 2016)

Gill Furniss: ...has been frozen for the last 13 years, can no longer cover the cost of a basic funeral. Those on low incomes may be able to claim the grant, but they still need to find the additional funds. As evidenced by the Work and Pensions Committee, many can run up huge credit card bills that spiral out of control or fall into the hands of payday loan companies or, even worse, loan sharks, causing...

Welfare Reform and Work (Northern Ireland) Order 2016 - Motion to Approve (13 Sep 2016)

Lord Freud: My Lords, the order will ensure that the welfare reforms enabled by the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 in Great Britain are delivered in Northern Ireland, while also ensuring that the Northern Ireland Executive have a workable budget. This order is an important part of delivering the fresh start agreement and enables the Northern Ireland Executive to provide for supplementary welfare...

Digital Economy Bill (13 Sep 2016)

Graham Jones: .... I hope the civil servants are taking note and that Ministers are listening. Lancashire County Council wanted to increase the uptake of free school meals, but information on benefits, such as council tax benefit and housing benefit, is held by the district councils. The county council does not have access to such information and cannot reach out to vulnerable people in society who may be...

Finance Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (13 Sep 2016)

Lord Kerr of Kinlochard: ...investment in housing—particularly, as the committee emphasised to him, assisting local authorities to invest more in housing than they have been able to do. That seems to me to be much more important than tax. I noted the Minister taking great credit for the fact that the plan is to have the lowest corporation tax rate in the G20 by 2020. I am much more encouraged by the fact that...

Wales Bill: Transitional Provisions (12 Sep 2016)

Alun Cairns: the process. Our discussions have run alongside those which have taken place in Parliament and have resulted in the Bill being amended to address concerns that they raised. I will continue to work with the First Minister to ensure his full support for the Bill, and to enable the Welsh Government to bring forward a legislative consent motion as early as possible to secure the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Preschool Admissions Criteria (12 Sep 2016)

Jennifer McCann: ...answer, the Minister mentioned widening the criteria. I know that priority has to be given to families who are most disadvantaged and in need. In the last mandate, there was a call to look at working family tax credits being considered, as they are benefits for families who have a low income even though they are working. Has the Minister any plans to widen the criteria to include...

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