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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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Committee Chair welcomes Government movement on pensions dashboard
Department for Work and Pensions published feasibility report on pensions dashboards
3 December 2018
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Committee urges Government to kickstart pensions dashboard
Frank Field MP writes to Guy Opperman MP following discussion with industry experts
1 December 2018
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Committee demands answers on carer overpayments
Work Pensions Committee calls on the Minister to reflect on carers' testimonies
30 November 2018
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‘Major funerals probe' launched following Committee recommendation
Competition watchdog acts to “end the exploitation of bereaved people” following Committee's recommendation
29 November 2018
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Chair's concerns over “shocking ineptitude” of Carer's Allowance overpayments
Letters published by Committee reveal carer's overpayments ranged from £67 to £48,560, which may be demanded to be repaid.
27 November 2018
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Committee investigating DWP recovery of carer overpayments
Work and Pensions Committee publishes correspondence to Permanent Secretary
23 November 2018
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Chair comments on women's state pension changes
Committee publishes correspondence ahead of debate on state pension age for women
22 November 2018
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Government must set - and meet - next phase Universal Credit tests
Committee proposes changes to new UC rules set to go through Parliament
22 November 2018
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Minister questioned on the true impact of the benefit cap
MP's take evidence on what the fundamental objectives of the benefit cap policy are.
21 November 2018
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Government must address housing “blacklist” created by lenders' “no DSS” policy
Letters published on mortgage lending restrictions to landlords whose tenants receive housing benefit and universal credit.
20 November 2018
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Letter and urgent question on pensions following Johnston Press takeover
The Committee publishes a letter to The Pensions Regulator about the Johnston Press takeover by JPIMedia
19 November 2018
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Inquiry launched on effectiveness of welfare system
Inquiry launched into UK's welfare safety net, following evidence of debt, hunger and homelessness, heard across several recent inquiries.
15 November 2018
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Frank Field MP meets Insolvency Service for private briefing on BHS investigation
Committee Chair meets Insolvency Service chief to discuss BHS audit case
11 November 2018
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Committee question Social Security Advisory Committee as a “matter of urgency”
Committee seeks further assurance on the status of vulnerable claimants following universal credit regulations
8 November 2018
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New procedure proposed to tackle extreme workplace bullying and harassment
Frank Field MP proposes new procedure to “redress the balance” in cases of extreme workplace bullying and harassment
8 November 2018
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Good news as Government adopts Committee recommendations
Chair Comments ahead of ministerial statement on Government's adoption of Committee recommendation
6 November 2018
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Government must urgently reassess sanctions regime
Government must urgently re-assess "harmful and counterproductive" sanctions regime
6 November 2018
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No answers on effect or impact of benefit sanctions from DWP
Committee releases responses to series of requests ahead of the Benefit Sanctions report
5 November 2018
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"No option but to vote down" new Universal Credit regulations
Work and Pensions Committee publishes correspondence with the Minister of State for Employment
4 November 2018
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Committee comment on Child Maintenance Service
The Work and Pensions Committee publishes a letter amid Lords' debate on Child Support Regulations
30 October 2018
Total results 622 (page 11 of 32)