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Lords starts detailed check of Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill

14 October 2021

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The Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill will start its committee stage, the first chance for line by line scrutiny, in the Lords on Tuesday 26 October.

The Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill makes provision relating to the up-rating of certain social security benefits payable in the 2022-23 tax year.

Line by line examination

Committee stage, the first chance to check the bill in detail and make changes, will take place in the chamber.

Proposed changes

Members speaking on day one of committee stage have put forward changes (PDF) (amendments) to the bill to be discussed.

The amendments cover a range of subjects, including reviewing the impact of these changes on pensioners, mixed age couples and people's ability to pay energy bills.

Get involved

Watch and read the debate

Watch live on Parliament TV.  Read a Lords Hansard transcipt from three hours after the debate.

Explore further information

Read background on the bill in the House of Lords Library Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill briefing.

What's happened so far?

Members discussed the main issues in the bill during the second reading  debate. 

Members speaking

Baroness Stedman-Scott (Conservative), Minister for Work and Pensions, opened the debate and responded on behalf of the government.

Members speaking in the debate included:

Catch up on Parliament TV or read a Lords Hansard transcipt. 

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