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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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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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Work and Pensions Committee calls for more employment support to address economic inactivity
Work and Pensions Committee calls for more employment support to address economic inactivity
19 July 2023
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Children in poverty: Child Maintenance Service: Work and Pensions Committee publishes Government response to Report
Government responds to Work and Pensions Committee Child Maintenance Service report
6 July 2023
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Health assessments for benefits: Work and Pensions Committee publishes Government Response to Report
Work and Pensions Committee publishes Government Response
26 June 2023
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DB pension schemes with liability driven investments: MPs call for action from regulators to prevent risk to financial stability
Work and Pensions Committee publishes report on Defined benefit pensions with Liability Driven Investments
23 June 2023
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Work and Pensions Committee Chair comment: Child benefit and state pension entitlement
Chair responds to an announcement from the Government on child benefit and state pension entitlement
2 May 2023
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MPs call for reform of Child Maintenance Service to help tackle child poverty
MPs call for reform of Child Maintenance Service to help tackle child poverty
27 April 2023
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Benefits health assessments system continues to let people down, say MPs
The Work and Pensions Committee have published a report calling for the implementation of several measures to improve trust, drive down the rate of decisions reversed on appeal and reduce waiting times.
14 April 2023
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New inquiry: Are cost of living support payments reaching everyone in need of help?
Work and Pensions Committee launches inquiry into Cost of living support payments
3 April 2023
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Universal Credit and childcare costs: Work and Pensions Committee publishes Government Response to Report
Work and Pensions Committee publishes Government response to report on Universal Credit and childcare costs.
31 March 2023
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New Inquiry: Benefit levels in the UK
The Work and Pensions Committee launches an inquiry examining whether working-age benefit levels in the UK are adequate to meet need
30 March 2023
Total results 960 (page 1 of 48)