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Income and poverty news from UK Parliament.

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Lords debates building an inclusive society after COVID-19
Members debate steps that national and local government will need to take to achieve an inclusive society in the UK. Find out more
15 April 2021
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Children in poverty: Measurements and targets: Work and Pensions Committee to question academics and charities
Work and Pensions Committee hears from academics and charities
13 April 2021
New Report: Government has gathered momentum to act on food security, but must now find 'impetus'
Reaction to the pandemic has demonstrated the Government's ability to address insecurity, and should set a precedent, say EFRA Committee
07 April 2021
Lords debates housing
Members discuss the case for setting out a long-term housing strategy in a debate put forward by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Learn more
25 March 2021
Lords debates the Budget statement
Members debate the economy
15 March 2021
Universal Credit and survival sex: Work and Pensions Committee publishes Government response to previous committee report
The Work and Pensions Committee has published the Government response to the previous committee’s report on Universal Credit and survival sex
02 March 2021
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Children in poverty: Measurements and targets: Work and Pensions Committee to hold first oral evidence session
Committee to hold its first oral evidence session in the inquiry into children in poverty
26 February 2021
Welfare in Scotland: Committee to question Social service providers on accessing social security and experience of poverty
Questions will focus on poverty reduction measures, the £20 uplift in Universal Credit and joint UK-Scotland working on social security
08 February 2021
Petitions Committee announces evidence session on child food poverty
Committee will take evidence to examine child food poverty in the UK
20 January 2021
Children in poverty: Work and Pensions Committee launches inquiry
What steps could the Government take to reduce the numbers of children who grow up in poverty in the UK?
15 January 2021
Chair urges clarity on Covid-19 rules to help protect jobs
Darren Jones, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has written to Alok Sharma, Secretary of State, to call for the Government to provide urgent clarity over Covid-19 restrictions and the rules
20 November 2020
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Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill completes passage through Parliament
Bill sent for Royal Assent
18 November 2020
Restrictions on disabled people’s rights must not become the new normal
Women and Equalities Committee publish Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services interim report
25 September 2020
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