Lords starts detailed check of Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill
14 October 2021
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.
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.
Watch and read 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.
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:
- Baroness Altmann (Conservative), Governor, Pensions Policy Institute
- Lord Davies of Brixton (Labour), former pensions officer at the Trades Union Congress
- Baroness Greengross (Crossbench), President, Pensions Policy Institute
- Baroness Janke (Liberal Democrat) Liberal Democrat spokesperson for work and pensions
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