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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 Twitter @CommonsWorkPen

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Committee news

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Work and Pensions Secretary Mel Stride to face questions from MPs
Work and Pensions Committee examines the work of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
28 November 2022
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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
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Experts and charities questioned on employment support for young people and people with disabilities
Work and Pensions Committee examines barriers keeping young people and people with disabilities out of employment
15 November 2022
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National Audit Office questioned on effectiveness of the Child Maintenance System
1 November 2022
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Think tanks and research groups questioned on Government’s plans to boost employment 
Work and Pensions Committee examines plans for jobs and employment support
25 October 2022
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Work and Pensions Committee to examine defined benefit pension schemes and LDIs
The Work and Pensions Committee has launched a new inquiry
24 October 2022
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Rising cost of living: Work and Pensions Committee writes to new Chancellor for assurance on social security uprating
The Work and Pensions Committee has written to new Chancellor Jeremy Hunt
19 October 2022
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Academics questioned on the effectiveness of the Child Maintenance System
Work and Pensions Committee examine various methods to reduce the higher burden on CMS paying parents
18 October 2022
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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
7 October 2022
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Rising cost of living: Work and Pensions Committee writes to Chancellor for assurance that benefits will be uprated to match inflation
Committee writes to Chancellor
4 October 2022
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Government must act to boost future saving rate and scheme enrolment or risk inadequate retirements for pensioners, MPs warn
Committee publishes report on Protecting pension savers – five years on from the pension freedoms: Saving for later life
30 September 2022
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Cost of living: Work and Pensions Committee publishes Government response to report
The Work and Pensions Committee has published the Government’s response to its report on the cost of living and the support measures available for people claiming benefits and the state pension.
8 September 2022
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Children in poverty and the Child Maintenance Service: Work and Pensions Committee to hold first oral evidence session
The Work and Pensions Committee will hear from support organisations and policy experts in the first oral evidence session of the inquiry into Child Maintenance Service (CMS) and the financial support arrangements for children and young people in separated families.
2 September 2022
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Pause deductions from benefits to ease cost of living crisis, MPs say
27 July 2022
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Committee publishes Government response to asbestos management report
The Health and Safety Executive’s approach to asbestos management: Work and Pensions Committee publishes Government response
21 July 2022
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Work and Pensions Committee approves appointment of Dominic Harris as Pensions Ombudsman
Work and Pensions Committee approves appointment of Dominic Harris as Pensions Ombudsman
19 July 2022
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Health assessments for benefits: Work and Pensions Committee to question Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work Chloe Smith MP
Minister of State for Disabled People questioned on health assessments for benefits
15 July 2022
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Work and Pensions Committee holds pre-appointment hearing for position of Pensions Ombudsman
The Work and Pensions Committee is to hold a pre-appointment hearing with Dominic Harris, the Government’s preferred candidate for Pensions Ombudsman.
11 July 2022
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Committee to examine Government’s Plan for Jobs and employment support measures
Committee to examine Government’s Plan for Jobs and employment support measures
11 July 2022
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Saving for later life: Pensions Minister Guy Opperman questioned by MPs
Work and Pensions Committee hears from Guy Opperman MP, Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion
1 July 2022
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