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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

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Committee news

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Committee to question Permanent Secretary and senior officials
Committee to question the Permanent Secretary and other DWP senior officials about the work of the Department, during a session on the DWP’s 2019-20 Annual Report and Accounts.
19 October 2020
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MPs call for starter payments to provide financial support during wait for first Universal Credit payment
Work and Pensions Committee report highlights difficulties faced by people claiming Universal Credit
19 October 2020
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Committee to question Social Metrics Commission
Committee to take evidence from the Social Metrics Commission (SMC)
9 October 2020
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Committee hears from industry representatives on pensions scams
Committee to hear from investment companies and trustee organisations on pensions scams
2 October 2020
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Dr Thérèse Coffey MP to appear before committee
Dr Thérèse Coffey MP to give evidence to the committee on her Department’s response to the coronavirus outbreak
25 September 2020
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DWP's preparations for changes in the world of work examined
Work and Pensions Committee examines trends in the labour market and skills requirements
18 September 2020
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Pension freedoms and protecting savers: Committee holds first oral evidence session on pension scams
Consumer groups and pension industry experts questioned on pension scams
11 September 2020
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Work and Pensions Committee approves appointment of Dr Stephen Brien as Chair of the SSAC
Work and Pensions Committee publishes report on the appointment of Dr Stephen Brien as Chair of the Social Security Advisory Committee
11 September 2020
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Committee Chair calls for answers on benefit cap and more
Work and Pensions Committee publishes the Government response to its report DWP’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.
8 September 2020
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Government’s preferred candidate for Chair of the Social Security Advisory Committee questioned
Work and Pensions Committee holds Social Security Advisory Committee Chair pre-appointment hearing
2 September 2020
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Committee examines Universal Credit and the wait for a first payment
The Work and Pensions Committee questions the National Audit Office and the Financial Conduct Authority
1 September 2020
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Pensions Regulator responds to Work and Pensions Committee Chair's letter
Norton Pensions Ombudsman Decision: Pensions Regulator responds to Work and Pensions Committee Chair's letter
13 August 2020
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Work and Pensions Committee to examine impact of pension freedoms and protecting pension savers
Committee launch new inquiry into pension scams
28 July 2020
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Committee publishes documents about the DWP Panel set up to consider serious cases, including deaths
The Work and Pensions Committee has published the terms of reference and minutes of meetings from the DWP's Serious Case Panel
23 July 2020
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Secretary of State questioned on safeguarding vulnerable people
Work and Pensions Committee questions Dr Thérèse Coffey MP on how DWP learns lessons from serious cases
17 July 2020
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Welfare Delivery Minister Will Quince MP questioned on Universal Credit
Work and Pensions Committee question Minister on Universal Credit and the wait for a first payment
14 July 2020
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Pensions Ombudsman to appear before Committee
Work and Pensions Committee questions the Pensions Ombudsman as part of its regular scrutiny of public organisations accountable to Parliament
3 July 2020
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Minister questioned over safeguarding vulnerable people
Work and Pensions Committee examines concerns about how her Department learns lessons from cases involving the deaths of vulnerable people who claim benefits.
2 July 2020
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HSE corrects statement on health and safety inspections and enforcement
Work and Pensions Committee publishes correspondence from the HSE to correct information it provided about inspections of workplaces
2 July 2020
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Committee to question Sir Iain Duncan Smith on Universal Credit and the wait for a first payment
Committee to question Sir Iain Duncan Smith on Universal Credit and the wait for a first payment
26 June 2020
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