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Benefits policy news from UK Parliament.

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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
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
MPs to consider experiences of Universal Credit and welfare reform in Scotland
How have people in Scotland been affected by the roll-out of Universal Credit and welfare reforms?
15 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
Social security in Scotland scrutinised
The Scottish Affairs Committee will hear from social security experts about the problems that people in Scotland face as they encounter the benefits system.
11 December 2020
Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill completes passage through Parliament
Bill sent for Royal Assent
18 November 2020
Substantial reform of Universal Credit needed to protect the most vulnerable
Lords Committee report calling for reform of Universal Credit published
31 July 2020
Will Universal Credit change in light of Covid-19?
Economic Affairs Committee takes evidence on Universal Credit on Tuesday 2 June at 3.00pm
29 May 2020
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Lords questions government on universal credit and the economy on 13 May
The oral questions session will be held in an online proceeding
12 May 2020
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Universal Credit, the labour market and disabled claimants support considered by Committee
Economic Affairs Committee takes evidence on Universal Credit on 13 May at 3.00pm
07 May 2020
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Lords questions government in oral questions on 5 May
Virtual questions session discussing the impact of Covid-19
04 May 2020
Lords debates Spring Budget
Members discuss economy following Chancellor's statement
19 March 2020
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