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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

Committee news

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Work and Pensions Committee holds session on Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) pension schemes
The Work and Pensions Committee continues its inquiry into accessing pension savings with a session focusing on Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) pension schemes.
22 October 2021
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Children in poverty: No recourse to public funds - Work and Pensions Committee to hold first oral evidence session
Committee to hold the first oral evidence session on the experiences of children whose families have no access to welfare benefits
19 October 2021
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Government must seize COP26 opportunity to build consensus on role of pension schemes in tackling climate change, MPs say
Work and Pensions Committee publishes report on pension stewardship and COP26
30 September 2021
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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
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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
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Government must commit to new cross-departmental strategy to tackle child poverty, MPs say
Work and Pensions Committee publishes report on Children in poverty: Measurement and targets
22 September 2021
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Committee to question Pensions Regulator, FCA and MaPS
Committee to question Pensions Regulator, FCA and MaPS
20 September 2021
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Committee to question DWP ministers on temporary increase to Universal Credit
Welfare Delivery Minister Will Quince and Employment Minister Mims Davies are to face questions from the Work and Pensions Committee on the Government’s decision to end the temporary £20 a week uplift to Universal Credit
14 September 2021
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Committee to question Minister for Disabled People Justin Tomlinson MP
Committee to question Minister for Disabled People Justin Tomlinson MP
13 September 2021
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Thousands face ‘severe hardship’ as Minister rejects UK-wide call to keep Universal Credit uplift
Secretary of State responds to letter issued by cross-party committees from Westminster, the Northern Ireland Assembly, the Welsh Senedd and the Scottish Parliament
1 September 2021
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Children in poverty with no recourse to public funds: Work and Pensions Committee launches new inquiry
Work and Pensions Committee launches new inquiry on Children in poverty with no recourse to public funds
30 July 2021
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Unacceptable employment barriers faced by disabled people need radical overhaul
Committee publishes report on Disability employment gap
30 July 2021
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Committee Chair Stephen Timms MP comments on National Disability Strategy
Chair comments on the Government's National Disability Strategy
28 July 2021
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Online Safety Bill: Committees warn Prime Minister over lack of action on harmful paid-for scam adverts
The Treasury Committee and the Work and Pensions Committee have written to Boris Johnson
23 July 2021
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Committee writes to Health & Safety Executive on lack of clarity on Covid self-isolation rules
Committee writes to the Health & Safety Executive to ask about its role enforcing Covid self-isolation rules
21 July 2021
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Committee to question pensions industry representatives
Committee to question representatives from the pensions industry
16 July 2021
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Pension stewardship and COP26 examined with Minister
Work and Pensions Committee questions Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion Guy Opperman MP
9 July 2021
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Health & Safety Executive approach to asbestos management examined
The Work and Pensions Committee launches an inquiry into how the Health & Safety Executive manages the continued presence of asbestos in buildings
9 July 2021
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Continued failure to act against online scams highlights Government’s ambivalence to major source of harm
The Work and Pensions Committee publishes Government Response to pensions scams report
6 July 2021
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Secretary of State Dr Thérèse Coffey MP to appear before Work and Pensions Committee
Work and Pensions Committee hears from the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the work of her Department
2 July 2021
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