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Pension Equality for Women (14 Dec 2017)

Debbie Abrahams: ...;ve supported 2 children on my own salary as a divorced, single parent. I had no notification of the 1995 Act but in Feb 2012 I was told that my retirement date was May 2019. I’ll be 65 and 4 months. I’ve worked, got extra qualifications, had good jobs, but at 63 I am unemployed and am claiming JSA which finishes soon. I’ve little savings. Have applied for over 40 jobs...

Poverty and Disadvantage - Question for Short Debate (14 Dec 2017)

Baroness Buscombe: ...Lady Sherlock, for her apology. Tackling poverty, and the root causes of poverty, is a key priority for this Government. As the Prime Minister has said, we are committed to building a country that works for everyone, not just the privileged few. It is for this reason that we are pushing ahead with the most ambitious reform to the welfare system in decades, delivering real and lasting...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Greater Manchester (14 Dec 2017)

Andrew Gwynne: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in each local authority in the Greater Manchester area have been transferred from tax credits to universal credit.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Welfare Tax Credits (14 Dec 2017)

Lucy Powell: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who are in receipt of tax credits, including the childcare element of tax credits, do not receive housing benefit.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Child Tax Credit: Housing Benefit (14 Dec 2017)

Lucy Powell: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of households in receipt of housing benefit who were also in receipt of childcare tax credits in each of the last three years.

Pensions - Question for Short Debate (13 Dec 2017)

Baroness Buscombe: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Scott, for introducing and securing this debate, and thank all those who have contributed. I shall do my best to respond to the various issues raised. Work and society have changed tremendously since the introduction of the contributory state pension in 1948, and this Government believe that state pension provision should reflect this. As the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (13 Dec 2017)

Robert Goodwill: ...-children-under-5-years-of-age-january-2017. Take-up rates for 2-year-olds are calculated using the estimated number of eligible children derived from data supplied to the DfE by the Department for Work and Pensions on the number of children believed to meet the benefit and tax credit eligibility criteria. It represents the best data available on the number of eligible children in each...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Child Tax Credit: Overpayments (13 Dec 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: It is not possible to identify the volume of overpayment demand notices relating specifically to Child Tax Credit. Tax credit overpayment data relating to Working Tax Credits and Child Tax Credits combined for 2015-16 is available publically and can be found on page 8 of the Child and Working Tax Credits, Finalised Annual Awards, Supplement on Payments National Statistics at;...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Regulations to deal with deficiencies arising from withdrawal - Independent Report (12 Dec 2017)

Stella Creasy: I have now been in the Chamber for seven hours, apart from a brief sojourn to serve on a Statutory Instrument Committee related to fish taxes in Scotland, which feels completely apposite given today’s debate. No one is suggesting that there will not be points at which we may want to have a way to amend legislation, but I have concerns about clause 7. I am pleased to follow the hon....

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Research and Development Expenditure Credit (12 Dec 2017)

Mel Stride: As announced at Autumn Budget and in the Industrial Strategy the government will work with small and medium sized businesses, and those developing new and emerging technologies, to ensure that they can access the maximum amount of support from R&D tax credits, and will launch a campaign to raise awareness in these sectors. We will work with stakeholders and across government to develop...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (11 Dec 2017)

Ruth George: ...£60 billion more this year. The OBR’s prediction of lower productivity growth will add another £26 billion to borrowing. That is the cost of the Government’s policy of austerity that is hurting but not working. Our national debt is now nearly £2 trillion, which is nearly 90% of GDP and higher than that in both Germany and France, although it was lower in 2010. In...

Kinship Carers: Two-child Limit Policy - Question (11 Dec 2017)

Baroness Buscombe: ...looking at this policy at the moment, as I have already said. We do not believe we are being callous. The Government’s view is that providing support for a maximum of two children in universal credit and child tax credit will ensure fairness between claimants on the one hand and, on the other hand, those taxpayers who support themselves solely through work.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Food Banks (11 Dec 2017)

Jo Stevens: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the (a) two child limit element in child tax credits and(b) the equivalent element in universal credit on the use of food banks families over the next 5 years.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Lone Parents (11 Dec 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: ...it is while we await the outcome of the appeal. Many parents with young children are employed, which we encourage as it’s the best way to raise living standards. The benefit cap incentivises work, even if it’s part-time, as anyone eligible for working tax credits or the equivalent under Universal Credit, is exempt. Even with the cap, lone parents can still receive benefits up...

Written Ministerial Statements — HM Treasury: Implementation of Help to Save Accounts (11 Dec 2017)

Stephen Barclay: The government is committed to supporting people at all income levels and all stages of life to save. Help to Save is a government backed savings account to help working people on low incomes build up their savings. They will be able to pay in up to £50 a month and receive a 50% government bonus on their savings. Subject to the approval of the House, Help to Save will begin with a...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Employment (7 Dec 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: A key purpose of the Hartz reforms was to increase flexibility in the German labour market and reduce tax pressures on low-paid and temporary workers. It helped Germany stop a long-term increase in unemployment. The UK unemployment rate currently stands at 4.3%, a 42 year low. The UK ranks very well internationally on labour market flexibility. It is a key strength of our economy and has...

Scottish Parliament: Sea Fisheries and End-year Negotiations (7 Dec 2017)

Fergus Ewing: ...there were only 1,000 cod left in the North Sea—what rubbish that proved to be! The fishermen, who, as Mr Stevenson said, have a direct interest in conservation, helped to deliver the recovery plan and it is right that they get the credit for that. Tavish Scott made an excellent speech on choke species. It was perhaps less pressured and stressful than some speeches that he has had to...

Social Security (Restrictions on Amounts for Children and Qualifying Young Persons) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017 - Motion to Regret (6 Dec 2017)

Lord Duncan of Springbank: ...with the rest of the United Kingdom. That was agreed by the Northern Ireland Assembly, and that is why we are here today. Social security is a devolved matter, so the implementation of universal credit is being led by the Northern Ireland Civil Service. It is important to stress that, as my noble friend Lord Patten said, the Northern Ireland Civil Service has had a great deal of challenge...

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day) (6 Dec 2017)

Lord Bates: ...introduced corporate criminal offences of failure to prevent bribery, which the noble Baroness, Lady Bowles, referred to, through the Bribery Act 2010, and failure to prevent the facilitation of UK and foreign tax evasion in September through the Criminal Finances Act 2017. Consideration of the introduction of future “failure to prevent” offences should be informed by how those...

Youth Employment — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (6 Dec 2017)

Damian Hinds: ...training, or an apprenticeship or job go to. To tackle that head on, in April we introduced a new programme of intensive support for unemployed 18 to 21-year-olds who were making a claim to universal credit full service. The programme starts with a 71-hour curriculum of workshops and exercises that encourages them to think more broadly about their skills and job goals. It helps them to...


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