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  • Social Security Benefits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what further poverty mitigating measures she is planning to support families who are subject to the benefits cap.

  • Children: Maintenance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to tackle the number of deductions of earnings orders, rather than deductions of earnings requests, being...

  • Social Security Benefits: Private Rented Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to support claimants who are subject to the benefits cap and who are defaulting on private rental costs.

  • Energy: Billing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the adequacy of support available to claimants to meet the rise in energy...

  • Social Security Benefits: Private Rented Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she made of the impact of the Benefit Cap on private renters in areas with high rental costs.

  • Social Security Benefits: Cost of Living

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the sufficiency of legacy benefits in supporting constituents with rising fuel costs and costs of...

  • Social Security Benefits: Private Rented Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she had with the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities on the (a) setting of Broad Market Rental Area...

  • Local Housing Allowance: York

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Broad Market Rental Area (BMRA) in York which extends into the wider area of North Yorkshire and impacts on the level of...

  • Universal Credit: Disqualification

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claims were suspended in each month from January 2016 to February 2021.

  • Pensioners: Disposable Income

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the impact of the increased cost of energy on the disposable income of people in receipt of the State Pension,...

  • State Retirement Pensions: Uprating

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will review the value of the state pension in the context of the increase in the energy price cap.

  • Pensioners: Cost of Living

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking with Chancellor of the Exchequer to help support pensioners with increases in the cost of living.

  • Universal Credit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the oral Statement of 22 July 2019, Official Report, column 1146, what steps her Department is taking in line with the...

  • Social Security Benefits: Private Rented Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to provide additional support for housing costs to families who are facing significant increases in their private rent.

  • Local Housing Allowance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2021 to Question 79261 on Local Housing Allowance, if her officials will produce that estimate.

  • Social Security Benefits: Cost of Living

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to increase the benefit cap in response to the rise in the cost of living.

  • Pension Credit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the increase in the energy price cap announced on 3 February 2022, what steps she is taking to encourage eligible people to...

  • Personal Independence Payment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal independence payment applications are refused at the (a) initial application, (b) mandatory reconsideration and (c) tribunal...

  • Pension Credit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of trends in the level of pensions credit uptake among eligible people in each constituency in the past twelve months.