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Social security and pensions news from UK Parliament.

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Evidence session: pension stewardship and COP26
The Work and Pensions Committee holds the first oral evidence session in the inquiry
28 June 2021
Lords debates UK social care
Members discuss UK social care provision and the role of carers. Find out more
25 June 2021
Detailed check of Professional Qualifications Bill continues
Members press the government on the purpose and drafting of the bill. Find out more
23 June 2021
Lords debates levelling up of opportunities for children
Members debate the education and health of children of the UK affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Catch up
18 June 2021
MPs to consider benefits system in Wales as COVID-19 support schemes draw to a close
Welsh Affairs Committee launches an inquiry examining the benefits system in Wales
15 June 2021
Accessing pension savings inquiry: Work and Pensions Committee to hold first oral evidence session
The Work and Pensions Committee is holding the first oral evidence in the inquiry examining the options open to people when they come to access their pensions, and the advice and guidance which is available
14 June 2021
Universal Credit and natural migration: Government response ‘symptomatic of dismissive attitude to flaws in UC system’
The Work and Pensions Committee has today published the Government’s response to the previous committee’s report on Universal Credit and natural migration
28 May 2021
Four short debates in the Lords
Climate change targets, ethnicity and child poverty, neurological services and perpetrators of genocide are in the Lords spotlight. Find out more about Thursday debates in May
28 May 2021
Decisions of the Petitions Committee, 27 April 2021
The Committee has considered all e-petitions which had, before 22 April 2021, had reached over 10,000 signatures and received a Government response, e-petitions that had received a revised response, and public petitions. The Committee also considered a number of e-petitions with over 100,000 signatures that were awaiting debate.
17 May 2021
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Financial Services Bill completes passage through Parliament
Members discuss duty of care for financial service providers. Find out more
29 April 2021
Work and Pensions Committee question charities and policy experts
The Work and Pensions Committee will take evidence from disability support charities and policy experts as it continues its inquiry into the disability employment gap.
23 April 2021
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Four short debates in the Lords
Members discuss Body Mass Index, alcohol harm, COVID-19-related evictions and biodiversity emergency
23 April 2021
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Underpayments of the state pension: Still questions to answer for Government over repayment progress
Committee publishes correspondence from Minister for Pensions Guy Opperman MP on the DWP’s approach to repaying historic underpayments of the state pension.
22 April 2021
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