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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. You can follow the Committee on X (formerly Twitter) using @CommonsWorkPen.

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Committee news

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Work and Pensions Committee calls for more employment support to address economic inactivity
Work and Pensions Committee calls for more employment support to address economic inactivity
19 July 2023
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Children in poverty: Child Maintenance Service: Work and Pensions Committee publishes Government response to Report
Government responds to Work and Pensions Committee Child Maintenance Service report
6 July 2023
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Health assessments for benefits: Work and Pensions Committee publishes Government Response to Report
Work and Pensions Committee publishes Government Response
26 June 2023
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DB pension schemes with liability driven investments: MPs call for action from regulators to prevent risk to financial stability
Work and Pensions Committee publishes report on Defined benefit pensions with Liability Driven Investments
23 June 2023
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Work and Pensions Committee Chair comment: Child benefit and state pension entitlement
Chair responds to an announcement from the Government on child benefit and state pension entitlement
2 May 2023
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MPs call for reform of Child Maintenance Service to help tackle child poverty
MPs call for reform of Child Maintenance Service to help tackle child poverty
27 April 2023
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Benefits health assessments system continues to let people down, say MPs
The Work and Pensions Committee have published a report calling for the implementation of several measures to improve trust, drive down the rate of decisions reversed on appeal and reduce waiting times.
14 April 2023
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New inquiry: Are cost of living support payments reaching everyone in need of help?
Work and Pensions Committee launches inquiry into Cost of living support payments
3 April 2023
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Universal Credit and childcare costs: Work and Pensions Committee publishes Government Response to Report
Work and Pensions Committee publishes Government response to report on Universal Credit and childcare costs.
31 March 2023
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New Inquiry: Benefit levels in the UK
The Work and Pensions Committee launches an inquiry examining whether working-age benefit levels in the UK are adequate to meet need
30 March 2023
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MPs to examine future of Defined Benefit pension schemes
Committee launches an inquiry that will review Defined Benefit (DB) pension schemes
16 March 2023
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Government must publish evidence to support budget welfare changes
Work and Pensions Chair, Sir Stephen Timms, comments on today's Budget announcements
15 March 2023
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Saving for later life: Work and Pensions Committee publishes Government Response to Report
Saving for later life: Work and Pensions Committee publishes Government Response to Report
26 January 2023
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Universal Credit childcare costs support acting as barrier to work, MPs warn
Work and Pensions Committee publishes report on Universal Credit and childcare costs
20 December 2022
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Work and Pensions Secretary Mel Stride to face questions from MPs
Work and Pensions Committee examines the work of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
28 November 2022
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Work and Pensions Committee examines Defined Benefit pension schemes with Liability Driven Investment (LDIs)
Work and Pensions Committee examines Defined Benefit pension schemes with Liability Driven Investment (LDIs)
21 November 2022
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Experts and charities questioned on employment support for young people and people with disabilities
Work and Pensions Committee examines barriers keeping young people and people with disabilities out of employment
15 November 2022
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National Audit Office questioned on effectiveness of the Child Maintenance System
1 November 2022
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Think tanks and research groups questioned on Government’s plans to boost employment 
Work and Pensions Committee examines plans for jobs and employment support
25 October 2022
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Work and Pensions Committee to examine defined benefit pension schemes and LDIs
The Work and Pensions Committee has launched a new inquiry
24 October 2022
Total results 970 (page 2 of 49)