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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 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
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Work and Pensions Committee to hold evidence session on Restart scheme
MPs will take evidence from academics and policy experts on the Government’s new Restart employment support programme.
11 December 2020
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Child poverty and development examined with the Children’s Commissioner for England
The Work and Pensions Committee explores the DWP’s response to coronavirus
7 December 2020
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Work and Pensions Committee to hold session on experiences of victims of pension scams
The Committee will hear from victims of pension scams as its inquiry into the pension freedoms and protecting savers continues.
1 December 2020
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Chair writes to Pensions Regulator
Arcadia Group pension fund: Chair of Work and Pensions Committee Stephen Timms MP writes to Pensions Regulator
30 November 2020
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Chair comments on Spending Review
Work and Pensions Committee Chair Stephen Timms comments on statement from the Chancellor
25 November 2020
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Department for Work and Pensions preparations for changes in the world of work examined
The Work and Pensions Committee examines the impact of the changes on specific groups
23 November 2020
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Chair writes to Health and Safety Executive over importance of independence
Work and Pensions Committee writes to the Chair of the Health and Safety Executive
23 November 2020
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Committee holds session on support for people claiming benefits
Committee to hold a session on the experiences of people claiming benefits for the first time
17 November 2020
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Committee to examine case for Universal Basic Income
Committee to take evidence as part of its inquiry into how DWP is preparing for changes in the world of work.
9 November 2020
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Call for evidence for Disability employment gap inquiry in multiple formats
The call for evidence for the Work and Pensions Committee's Disability employment gap inquiry in multiple formats.
3 November 2020
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New inquiry: Work and Pensions Committee to examine disability employment gap
Committee to investigate the gap between the employment rates of disabled and non-disabled people and how the DWP can better support disabled people in the labour market
3 November 2020
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Policy experts questioned DWP’s preparations for changes in the world of work
The Work and Pensions Committee explores some of the possible medium and long-term changes and challenges likely to affect the workplace
2 November 2020
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