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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
Lords debates social care
Members debate the challenges following the pandemic, the effects of the Health and Social Care Levy and and the government's social care plans. Catch up
15 October 2021
Health assessments for benefits inquiry call for evidence in multiple formats
The call for evidence for the Work and Pensions Committee's Health assessments for benefits inquiry in multiple formats
27 September 2021
Health assessments for benefits: Work and Pensions Committee launches inquiry
Work and Pensions Committee launches inquiry into health assessments for benefits
27 September 2021
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Government urged to publish research into disabled people’s experiences of benefits system
The Work and Pensions Committee publishes an exchange of correspondence with the Secretary of State
23 September 2021
Lords debates UK social care
Members discuss UK social care provision and the role of carers. Find out more
25 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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