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Work and Pensions Committee

Commons Select Committee

The Work and Pensions Committee looks into the policies and spending of the Department for Work and Pensions, including benefits for people in and out of work, state pensions and how private pensions are regulated. It also scrutinises DWP’s public bodies and other regulators. It is chaired by Stephen Timms MP. You can follow the Committee on Twitter @CommonsWorkPen

For information about the work of committees before 2020 please go to inquiries before 2020 and publications before 2020. For information on former committees before 2020, please visit former committees.

Committee news

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Chair writes to Prime Minister following Liaison Committee session
Support for people with no recourse to public funds: Chair writes to Prime Minister
28 May 2020
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Work and Pensions Committee questions Pensions Regulator
The Work and Pensions Committee questioned the organisation’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak.
19 May 2020
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Committee to question employment policy specialists
Committee to question employment policy specialists
19 May 2020
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New inquiry: DWP’s preparations for changes in the world of work
Committee launches new inquiry on DWP's preparations for changes in the world of work
14 May 2020
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Health & Safety Executive questioned on impacts of the coronavirus pandemic
Work and Pensions Committee continues its work examining the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic by taking evidence from the Health & Safety Executive
11 May 2020
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Organisations supporting benefit claimants questioned on DWP response to coronavirus
Work and Pensions considers the Department's handling of the large increase in benefit claims
5 May 2020
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Committee publishes results of survey on experiences of benefit system
DWP’s response to the coronavirus outbreak: Work and Pensions Committee publishes results of survey on experiences of benefit system
24 April 2020
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Committee publishes correspondence with Health and Safety Executive
Safety of UK workplaces and coronavirus: Work and Pensions Committee publishes correspondence with Health and Safety Executive
14 April 2020
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MPs want to hear experiences of people claiming benefits
DWP’s response to the coronavirus outbreak: MPs want to hear experiences of people claiming benefits
8 April 2020
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Chairs call for Government to support people with no recourse to public funds
avirus and support for workers: Committee Chairs call for Government to support people with no recourse to public funds
3 April 2020
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Chair responds to Chancellor’s announcement on support for self-employed
Work and Pensions Committee Chair Stephen Timms MP responds to Chancellor’s announcement on support for self-employed
27 March 2020
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Committee presses for clear answer on benefit sanctions
Commitee publish correspondence on the implications of the coronavirus outbreak
26 March 2020
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Work and Pensions Committee questions Secretary of State on DWP response to coronavirus
Dr Thérèse Coffey MP will be questioned on how her Department is responding to the coronavirus outbreak.
20 March 2020
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Chair comments on NAO report on Universal Credit advances fraud
Work and Pensions Committee Chair comments on DWP failure to assess risks
20 March 2020
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Chair writes to Secretary of State on response to coronavirus outbreak
Work and Pensions Committee Chair Stephen Timms MP writes to Secretary of State on DWP’s response to coronavirus outbreak
19 March 2020
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PIP and ESA assessments scrutinised by Work and Pensions Committee
Organisations representing and supporting disabled people give evidence
14 March 2020
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New inquiry: Universal Credit: the wait for a first payment
Committee launch inquiry into the wait for a first payment of Universal Credit
9 March 2020
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Norton motorcycles: Chair writes to the Pensions Regulator
Work and Pensions Committee Chair Stephen Timms writes to the Pensions Regulator
9 March 2020
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Work and Pensions Committee Chair Stephen Timms writes to DWP
Deaths by suicide of benefit claimants: Work and Pensions Committee Chair Stephen Timms writes to DWP
6 March 2020
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Chair and Chief Executive of Money and Pensions Service questioned
Work and Pensions Committee questions the senior leadership of the Money and Pensions Service
5 March 2020
Total results 772 (page 1 of 39)