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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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Secretary of State questioned on cost of living
Work and Pensions Committee examines the cost of living and health assessments for benefits
27 June 2022
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Health assessments for benefits: Work and Pensions Committee to question academics
Work and Pensions Committee examines the suitability of assessments in assessing health conditions
17 June 2022
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Work and Pensions Committee to examine auto-enrolment pension contributions and pensions for gig-economy and self-employed workers
MPs are expected to examine whether the UK’s pension system is still fit for purpose
14 June 2022
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Children in poverty – No Recourse to Public Funds: Work and Pensions Committee publishes Government response to report
Government responds to Work and Pensions Committee report on supporting children in poverty with no recourse to public funds
13 June 2022
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Work and Pensions Committee to question Pensions Regulator, FCA, MaPS and former pensions ministers
Committee to question former pensions ministers and representatives from the Pensions Regulator, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Money and Pensions Service (MaPS)
6 June 2022
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PIP, ESA and Universal Credit assessors to appear before Work and Pensions Committee
Committee to question contractors responsible for assessing people for health related benefits
23 May 2022
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Children in poverty and the Child Maintenance Service inquiry launched
The Work and Pensions Committee explores how the DWP might improve the Child Maintenance Service
23 May 2022
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Rising cost of living: Work and Pensions Committee writes to Prime Minister and launches call for ideas on strengthening support from benefits system
Work and Pensions Committee presses the Prime Minister on his pledge to consider raising the level of Universal Credit
20 May 2022
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Universal Credit and managed migration: Work and Pensions Committee to question charities and policy specialists
MPs will take evidence on the process of moving people claiming benefits onto Universal Credit
16 May 2022
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Support organisations and charities questioned on health assessments for benefits
Work and Pensions Committee examines the assessment processes for health-related benefits
9 May 2022
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Accessing pension savings: Committee publishes Government response to report
Work and Pensions Committee publishes the Government and FCA responses to its report on accessing pension savings
27 April 2022
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Saving for later life: Work and Pensions Committee to question master trusts and pension companies
MPs will question representatives from master trusts and pension companies in the third oral evidence session of the inquiry into saving for later life
22 April 2022
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Set 40 year deadline for non-domestic building asbestos removal, MPs say
Work and Pensions Committee publish report on the Health and Safety Executive’s approach to asbestos management
21 April 2022
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Universal Credit and childcare: Work and Pensions Committee to question DWP Ministers
David Rutley MP and Mims Davies MP will face questions from MPs as committee continues its inquiry into Universal Credit and childcare costs
14 April 2022
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MPs call for cut in safety net waiting time to support children living in poverty
Committee publishes their report Children in poverty: No recourse to public funds
14 April 2022
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Veterans’ charities and academics questioned on health assessments for veterans claiming benefits
The Work and Pensions Committee examines whether the current benefits system is up to the task of assessing the mental and physical health
25 March 2022
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Work and Pensions Committee Chair Stephen Timms comments on NAO British Steel pension scheme investigation
Chair of Work and Pensions Committee comments on NAO British Steel pension scheme investigation
18 March 2022
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Health assessments for benefits: Work and Pensions Committee to question disabled people-led organisations
Work and Pensions Committee hears from witnesses from disabled people-led organisations and charities
11 March 2022
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Work and Pensions Committee Chair Stephen Timms welcomes Government announcement on Online Safety Bill and paid-for adverts
Stephen Timms welcomes the Government's announcement that the forthcoming Online Safety Bill is to impose a new legal duty on social media platforms and search engines to crackdown on scam adverts
9 March 2022
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Writer and food poverty campaigner Jack Monroe gives evidence on rising cost of living 
Work and Pensions Committee examines the cost of living
4 March 2022
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