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The State Opening of Parliament 

The UK general election took place on Thursday 4 July 2024. The new Parliament met on Tuesday 9 July 2024 for the election of the Speaker and swearing-in of MPs and Lords. The State Opening of Parliament and The King’s Speech will take place on Wednesday 17 July 2024.

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Benefits policy

Benefits policy news from UK Parliament.

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Gov’t ‘has more work to do’ on landmark childcare reforms, Education Committee report says
Gov’t ‘has more work to do’ on landmark childcare reforms, Education Committee report says
26 July 2023
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New Inquiry: Benefit levels in the UK
The Work and Pensions Committee launches an inquiry examining whether working-age benefit levels in the UK are adequate to meet need
30 March 2023
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Lords debates Spring Budget
Members discuss economic situation following Chancellor of the Exchequer's statement. Catch up
17 March 2023
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House of Lords Podcast: adult social care, and children and families
This month we speak to two members who have been leading investigations into improving adult social care and how the government has incompletely implemented the Children and Families Act.
08 December 2022
Work and Pensions Committee examines Defined Benefit pension schemes with Liability Driven Investment (LDIs)
Work and Pensions Committee examines Defined Benefit pension schemes with Liability Driven Investment (LDIs)
21 November 2022
Work and Pensions Committee to question Social Security Advisory Committee on moving people to Universal Credit – Wednesday 12th October at 9.15am
Work and Pensions Committee to question Social Security Advisory Committee on moving people to Universal Credit – Wednesday 12th October at 9.15am
07 October 2022
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Lords conclude check of Social Security (Special Rules for End of Life) Bill
Members discuss progress of bill as Lords stages conclude. Find out more
23 June 2022
Universal Credit and managed migration: Work and Pensions Committee to question charities and policy specialists
MPs will take evidence on the process of moving people claiming benefits onto Universal Credit
16 May 2022
Universal Credit and childcare: Work and Pensions Committee to question DWP Ministers
David Rutley MP and Mims Davies MP will face questions from MPs as committee continues its inquiry into Universal Credit and childcare costs
14 April 2022
Four short debates in the Lords
Members discuss Northern Ireland relations, levelling-up in the South West, tax gap estimates and the Iran nuclear deal in four short debates. Catch up
08 April 2022
Lords debates Spring Statement
Members discuss UK economy following Chancellor of Exchequer's statement on 23 March.
01 April 2022
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Committee questions Thérèse Coffey MP
The Work and Pensions Committee quizzes the Secretary of State on Universal Credit rollout and the Government's Plan for Jobs
03 December 2021
MPs want to hear your experiences of applying for PIP and ESA
Work and Pensions Committee launches survey to hear views of people who have been applied for PIP and ESA on how assessments can be improved
04 November 2021
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