Welfare & Benefits

Welfare benefits for the sick, needy and unemployed include PIP, ESA, Housing Benefits and Universal Credit. They're often debated in Parliament: see what MPs have been saying and how they've voted.

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Recent votes on Welfare & Benefits

  • The majority of MPs voted not to give local councils the freedom to decide if benefits to cover housing costs should be reduced in respect of excess bedrooms in cases of new local council secure tenancies offered to victims of domestic abuse. Show debate 8 May 2018
  • The majority of MPs voted in favour of reductions to the work allowance element of universal credit and reductions to employment and support allowance and against analysing how changes impact those in different incomes. Show debate 16 Nov 2016
  • The majority of MPs voted for cuts in housing benefit for recipients in supported housing. Show debate 20 Jul 2016
  • The majority of MPs voted for reducing public borrowing and for capping welfare spending. Show debate 20 Jul 2016
  • The majority of MPs voted for reductions in benefits for disabled and ill claimants required to participate in activities intended to increase their chances of obtaining work. Show debate 8 Jun 2016

Parliamentary business about Welfare & Benefits