Social security and pensions
Social security and pensions news from UK Parliament.
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
Four short debates in the Lords
Members discuss Body Mass Index, alcohol harm, COVID-19-related evictions and biodiversity emergency
23 April 2021
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
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
Crack down on tech firms profiting from online pension scam adverts, MPs say
Global tech firms such as Google should be held to account for hosting pension scam adverts with legislation needed to stop them profiting from a multibillion-pound scam industry, the Work and Pensions committee has said.
28 March 2021
Decisions of the Petitions Committee, 16 March 2021
The Committee considered all e-petitions which had, before 11 March 2021, reached over 10,000 signatures and received a Government response. The Committee also considered petitions which had reached over 100,000 signatures, and agreed debates for a number of petitions with over 100,000 signatures that were awaiting debate.
16 March 2021
Lords debates the Budget statement
Members debate the economy
15 March 2021
Minister questioned on failure to reform Universal Credit
House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee and the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee holds a joint evidence session
08 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
Access to pension savings inquiry launched
The Work and Pensions Committee investigates access to pension savings in the second part of its broad inquiry into the impact of the pension freedoms and the protection of savers
23 February 2021
Disability charities and policy experts questioned by MPs
As part of its disability employment gap inquiry, the Work and Pensions Committee will hear from disability charities, academics and policy experts.
19 February 2021
Universal Credit £20 weekly increase must be extended to prevent hundreds of thousands falling into poverty
The Work and Pensions Committee publishes the temporary increase in Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit report
09 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
Work and Pensions Committee to question Pensions Minister
The Committee will question Guy Opperman MP, Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion, as part of its inquiry into pension scams.
22 January 2021