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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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Crack down on tech firms profiting from online pension scam adverts, MPs say
Global tech firms such as Google should be held to account for hosting pension scam adverts with legislation needed to stop them profiting from a multibillion-pound scam industry, the Work and Pensions committee has said.
28 March 2021
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Disability employment gap: Work and Pensions Committee holds oral evidence session
Committee to question policy experts and representatives from local authorities, support organisations and business
23 March 2021
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Covid-safety in the workplace: Work and Pensions Committee to question HSE and others
Work and Pensions Committee questions Health and Safety Executive, trade unions, manufacturing and construction industries on Covid-safety in the workplace
15 March 2021
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Disability employment gap inquiry: Work and Pensions Committee session on mental health and learning disabilities
Committee to question charity officials and academics to explore reasons for the differences in rates of employment between disabled and non-disabled people.
9 March 2021
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Minister questioned on failure to reform Universal Credit
House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee and the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee holds a joint evidence session
8 March 2021
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Budget announcement on Universal Credit: Comment from Work and Pensions Committee Chair Stephen Timms MP
Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee comments on Budget announcement on Universal Credit
3 March 2021
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Universal Credit and survival sex: Work and Pensions Committee publishes Government response to previous committee report
The Work and Pensions Committee has published the Government response to the previous committee’s report on Universal Credit and survival sex
2 March 2021
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Children in poverty: Measurements and targets: Work and Pensions Committee to hold first oral evidence session
Committee to hold its first oral evidence session in the inquiry into children in poverty
26 February 2021
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Access to pension savings inquiry launched
The Work and Pensions Committee investigates access to pension savings in the second part of its broad inquiry into the impact of the pension freedoms and the protection of savers
23 February 2021
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Disability charities and policy experts questioned by MPs
As part of its disability employment gap inquiry, the Work and Pensions Committee will hear from disability charities, academics and policy experts.
19 February 2021
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Minister questioned on DWP’s preparations for changes in the world of work
The Work and Pensions Committee looks at some of the possible medium and long-term changes likely to affect the workplace
9 February 2021
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Universal Credit £20 weekly increase must be extended to prevent hundreds of thousands falling into poverty
The Work and Pensions Committee publishes the temporary increase in Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit report
9 February 2021
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Committee to hold session on Universal Credit £20 increase and hearing with Secretary of State
Committee to hold two sessions – on the £20 increase in Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit and with the Secretary of State Dr Thérèse Coffey MP
1 February 2021
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Committee writes to the Health and Safety Executive regarding covid safety in the workplace
Letters seek clarification on their approach to ensuring workplace safety during the pandemic
1 February 2021
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Work and Pensions Committee to question Pensions Minister
The Committee will question Guy Opperman MP, Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion, as part of its inquiry into pension scams.
22 January 2021
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Committee to hold first oral evidence session on disability employment gap
Committee to hold the first oral evidence session in the inquiry examining the disability employment gap
18 January 2021
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Children in poverty: Work and Pensions Committee launches inquiry
What steps could the Government take to reduce the numbers of children who grow up in poverty in the UK?
15 January 2021
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Committee to hold session on BAME workers and perspective of employers
The Work and Pensions Committee continues its inquiry into DWP’s preparations for changes in the world of work.
12 January 2021
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Government response wasted opportunity to fix flaws in UC system
The Work and Pensions Committee publishes the Government response to its report Universal Credit: The wait for a first payment
12 January 2021
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Committee holds session on Project Bloom
Committee to question representatives of Project Bloom
4 January 2021
Total results 614 (page 1 of 31)