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Scottish Parliament: Disabled People (16 May 2017)

Jeane Freeman: ...again, they tell me that they want the chance to contribute their talents and skills through meaningful employment. I will focus on that. In doing so, I will say something about the environment in which we all work to give some context to the scale of the task that we are undertaking and, more important, the scale of the challenge that disabled people face every day. In 14 weeks’...

Scottish Parliament: Food Banks (9 May 2017)

Pauline McNeill: ...charities, as well as churches, also operate food banks. In 2017, food banks are almost a feature of the welfare landscape, except that they are run and funded not by the state but by the wonderful work of charities such as the Trussell Trust, Glasgow City Mission and the Simon Community Scotland—and too many others to mention. Nobody I know wants food banks to remain in permanent...

Finance (No. 2) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (26 Apr 2017)

Lord Davies of Oldham: ...discrete pieces of legislation. I am also grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Kerr, who took from me the responsibility of analysing in particular the problems with regard to the controversial digital tax proposals. These are controversial, of course, because quite clearly a lot of people considered that their interests had not been taken sufficiently—if at all—into account. Both...

Criminal Finances Bill - Report (and remaining stages) (25 Apr 2017)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: ...that the bodies it is responsible for regulating follow these principles. There is a series of ways of doing that, including publishing advice and guidance, and carrying out investigations to ensure that the operation is working effectively. Before I conclude, to underline the seriousness of the situation we now find ourselves in, let me give the House a couple of examples of the...

Grandparents' Rights: Access to Grandchildren (25 Apr 2017)

Jim Shannon: ...for grandparents—that is what has been suggested by the hon. Gentleman and in interventions, and it is what I would look for, too—then that is what needs to happen. The Government enjoy the fact that one in four working families rely on grandparents for childcare, which saves the Government money in tax credits and childcare vouchers; it follows that grandparents should receive...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Employment income provided through third parties (25 Apr 2017)

Kirsty Blackman: ...I appreciated receiving the Government’s notification that they would withdraw some things last night, but that was very little notice to allow us to go through all these matters properly and to work out exactly what the Government had and had not decided to proceed with. It has been difficult to operate under these circumstances and to provide the appropriate scrutiny, given the...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Workers’ services provided to public sector through intermediaries (25 Apr 2017)

Kirsty Blackman: ..., but the Scottish National party still has real concerns about these changes. Just the other day somebody told me that they are no longer bidding for public sector contracts as a result of the tax changes made on IR35. That is a real concern, which we have raised before, particularly in the context of rural communities. In some of our most rural communities, people such as teachers,...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Income tax charge for tax year 2017-18 (25 Apr 2017)

Kirsty Blackman: under 25 does not mean they are doing any less of a job than a person over 25, and the minimum wage should apply to them just as much as to those who are older. The other issue is that the tax credit changes more than balance out the extra money people are getting from the increased minimum wage and personal allowance. People at the bottom of the pile are worse off as a result of the...

Scottish Parliament: Child Tax Credit Cuts (25 Apr 2017)

Nicola Sturgeon: .... I agree very much with that. Of course, the rape clause has come about because of the two-child cap that was introduced three weeks ago by the United Kingdom Government. The cap means that child tax credits and universal credit will be paid only for two children in each family. I will talk about the rape clause in due course, but it is worth noting that the policy intention of the...

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (25 Apr 2017)

...the division is: For 91, Against 31, Abstentions 0. Motion, as amended, agreed to, That the Parliament is fundamentally opposed to the UK Government’s imposition of the two-child limit on child tax credits and universal credit, which will push families into poverty; notes that the Institute of Fiscal Studies states that, across the UK, these cuts will lead to around 600,000...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Social Housing Rent Arrears (24 Apr 2017)

Derek Twigg: Has the Minister had discussions with his colleagues in the Department for Work and Pensions about universal credit and the impact it is having on many of my constituents who are not being paid for weeks and sometimes months on end and are therefore going into arrears? That is in addition to being hit by the bedroom tax and other benefit changes. Has he had these discussions, or will he do...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (20 Apr 2017)

Alison Thewliss: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what date his Department conducted the Equality Impact Assessment on the non-consensual sex exemption and two child limit for tax credits and universal credit; and if he will publish that assessment.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Poverty (20 Apr 2017)

Lyn Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to page 106 of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation report, entitled UK Poverty: Causes and Solutions, what assessment he has made of whether paying benefits and tax credits intended to support children for all children in a family will move 350,000 children out of poverty by 2020; and if he will make it his policy to implement the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Child Tax Credit: Northern Ireland (20 Apr 2017)

Margaret Ritchie: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions his Department has had with the Northern Ireland Department of Communities on the potential implications for training and recruitment of staff to assess exemption claims related to the Child Tax Credit (Amendment) Regulations 2017.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Free School Meals (20 Apr 2017)

Frank Field: ...b) universal infant free school meals; and how many children living in households with an income of less than £16,190 are not eligible for free school meals because their parents are in receipt of working tax credit.

Universal Credit — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (19 Apr 2017)

Damian Hinds: ...I congratulate the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne North on securing this important debate. We have had a wide-ranging debate today. Let me be clear at the outset that the roll-out of universal credit continues to plan. As Members are aware, universal credit is now in every jobcentre in the country. The programme has just passed an important milestone of more than 1 million claims. The...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Economy (19 Apr 2017)

Patrick Harvie: of the UK, where the richest 10 per cent of households hold 45 per cent of all wealth. By contrast, the poorest half of the population hold just 8.7 per cent of it. It is true that the proportion of working-age adults in employment is at a high, but 55 per cent of people in poverty are in working families, which is also a record high. The Scottish Government’s statistics show...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (18 Apr 2017)

Jane Ellison: ...the measures we have laid out to respond to the long-term challenge as a priority, and to take targeted action to invest in innovation and infrastructure. We are also introducing measures on setting corporation tax to make our economy more competitive. I wholeheartedly reject the comments we hear from the Opposition that try to set small business against large business against medium-sized...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (18 Apr 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: ...those currently in receipt of the 15 hours free entitlement, approximately 520,000 will not be eligible for the additional 15 hours. The additional 15 hours is an entitlement to support parents in work. The estimated breakdown in terms of the reason for these children not being eligible is: a) 400,000 children because one or both of their parents are not in work, b) 110,000 children...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (18 Apr 2017)

Phillip Lee: The table below contains the requested information. Proportion of appeals decided in favour of the appellant between October and December 2016 6 PIP1 ESA2 IS JSA Tax Credits3 Coventry 74% 66% ~ 7 ~ ~ West Midlands 4 63% 53% 54% 24% 35% England 5 66% 68% 42% 38% 40% 1. Personal Independence Payment (New Claim Appeals) which replaces Disability Living Allowance...

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