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 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 who are deemed capable of work. Show debate 8 Jun 2016
  • The majority of MPs voted in favour of repealing the Human Rights Act 1998; against plans to save the steel industry including fast-tracking infrastructure projects requiring large amounts of steel; and against a principle of the Government not borrowing to fund day-to-day spending. Show debate 26 May 2016
  • The majority of MPs voted against making the removal of the work-related activity component from employment and support allowance conditional on an impact assessment and against requiring Parliament to approve details of implementing the change. Show debate 2 Mar 2016
  • The majority of MPs voted against making the removal of the limited capability for work element of universal credit conditional on an impact assessment and against requiring Parliament to approve details of implementing the change. Show debate 2 Mar 2016
  • The majority of MPs voted to remove the "work-related activity component" from the Employment and Support Allowance. Show debate 23 Feb 2016
  • The majority of MPs voted to remove the "limited capability for work" element of Universal Credit. Show debate 23 Feb 2016
  • The majority of MPs voted n favour of planned housing benefit cuts applying to those in supported housing. Show debate 27 Jan 2016

Parliamentary business about Welfare & Benefits