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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 Sir Stephen Timms MP. You can follow the Committee on X (formerly Twitter) using @CommonsWorkPen.

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General Election 2024 - Select Committees
Following the dissolution of Parliament on 30 May 2024, all select committees have ceased to exist.
30 May 2024
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Universal Credit: Chairs of Public Accounts and Work & Pensions Committees call for statement from Employment Minister
The PAC and WPC Committees call on the Government to provide better information on the decision to bring forward the date for migrating Employment and Support Allowance claimants to Universal Credit
20 May 2024
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Carer’s Allowance: Work and Pensions Committee calls for urgent action to tackle overpayment problem
Carer’s Allowance: Work and Pensions Committee calls for urgent action to tackle overpayment problem
16 May 2024
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Women’s state pension age: Work and Pensions Committee calls on Government to bring forward proposals for compensation scheme
The Committee has called on the Government to bring forward proposals to provide compensation for women affected by DWP’s failure to communicate increases in the State Pension age
15 May 2024
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MPs call for statutory sick pay reform to address inadequate financial support for workers most in need
Work and Pensions Report: Statutory sick pay is failing in its primary purpose to act as a safety net for workers who most need financial help during illness
28 March 2024
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MPs call for new regulatory approach to secure thriving future for defined benefit pension schemes
Work and Pensions Committee publishes Defined benefit pension schemes report
26 March 2024
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Benefit levels in the UK: MPs call for cost of living benchmark and annual uprating guarantee
Benefit levels in the UK: MPs call for cost of living benchmark and annual uprating guarantee
21 March 2024
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New inquiry: Work and Pensions Committee to examine case for devolution of employment support
Work and Pensions Committee to examine whether the Government should devolve future responsibility for employment support
7 March 2024
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Budget comment: Work and Pensions Committee Chair Sir Stephen Timms comments on extension of Household Support Fund
Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee reacts to announcement of the extension of the Household Support Fund
6 March 2024
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New inquiry: Work and Pensions Committee to examine progress made in supporting disability employment
New inquiry: Work and Pensions Committee to examine progress made in supporting disability employment
1 March 2024
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Statutory Sick Pay inquiry: MPs to question Employment Minister and employers and insurers—Wednesday 31 January at 9.25am
Statutory Sick Pay inquiry: MPs to question Employment Minister and employers and insurers—Wednesday 31 January at 9.25am
26 January 2024
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Cost of living support payments: Work and Pensions Committee publishes Government response to report
The cost of living support payments report, concluded that payments had not been enough to meet the scale of the problem and offered only a short-term reprieve for many
25 January 2024
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Autumn Statement: Comment from Work and Pensions Committee Chair Sir Stephen Timms MP
Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee comments on the Chancellor's Autumn Statement
22 November 2023
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DB pensions with Liability Driven Investments (LDIs): Work and Pensions Committee publishes Government response to report
DB pensions with Liability Driven Investments (LDIs): Work and Pensions Committee publishes Government response to report
20 November 2023
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Cost of living support payments welcome but insufficient to meet the scale of the problem, MPs say
Cost of living support payments welcome but insufficient to meet the scale of the problem, MPs say
14 November 2023
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New inquiry: Work and Pensions Committee to examine Statutory Sick Pay
The Work and Pensions Committee will examine the effectiveness of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) and how it might be reformed to better support the recovery and return to work of people who claim it
9 November 2023
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Plan for Jobs and employment support: Work and Pensions Committee publishes Government response to report
Committee publishes Government response to report, Plan for Jobs and employment support
23 October 2023
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Chair Comment: Work and Pensions Committee welcomes Royal Assent for legislation on expanding pensions auto-enrolment
Rt Hon Sir Stephen Timms MP commented today on the Pensions (Extension of Automatic Enrolment) (No. 2) Bill receiving Royal Assent
19 September 2023
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New inquiry: Norton pension schemes and the Fraud Compensation Fund (FCF)
New inquiry: Norton pension schemes and the Fraud Compensation Fund (FCF)
24 July 2023
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Safeguarding vulnerable claimants: Work and Pensions Committee launches new inquiry
Work and Pensions Committee examines how DWP supports vulnerable benefit claimants
21 July 2023
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