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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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Rising cost of living: Work and Pensions Committee writes to new Chancellor for assurance on social security uprating
The Work and Pensions Committee has written to new Chancellor Jeremy Hunt
19 October 2022
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Academics questioned on the effectiveness of the Child Maintenance System
Work and Pensions Committee examine various methods to reduce the higher burden on CMS paying parents
18 October 2022
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Work and Pensions Committee to question Social Security Advisory Committee on moving people to Universal Credit – Wednesday 12th October at 9.15am
Work and Pensions Committee to question Social Security Advisory Committee on moving people to Universal Credit – Wednesday 12th October at 9.15am
7 October 2022
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Rising cost of living: Work and Pensions Committee writes to Chancellor for assurance that benefits will be uprated to match inflation
Committee writes to Chancellor
4 October 2022
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Government must act to boost future saving rate and scheme enrolment or risk inadequate retirements for pensioners, MPs warn
Committee publishes report on Protecting pension savers – five years on from the pension freedoms: Saving for later life
30 September 2022
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Cost of living: Work and Pensions Committee publishes Government response to report
The Work and Pensions Committee has published the Government’s response to its report on the cost of living and the support measures available for people claiming benefits and the state pension.
8 September 2022
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Children in poverty and the Child Maintenance Service: Work and Pensions Committee to hold first oral evidence session
The Work and Pensions Committee will hear from support organisations and policy experts in the first oral evidence session of the inquiry into Child Maintenance Service (CMS) and the financial support arrangements for children and young people in separated families.
2 September 2022
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Pause deductions from benefits to ease cost of living crisis, MPs say
27 July 2022
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Committee publishes Government response to asbestos management report
The Health and Safety Executive’s approach to asbestos management: Work and Pensions Committee publishes Government response
21 July 2022
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Work and Pensions Committee approves appointment of Dominic Harris as Pensions Ombudsman
Work and Pensions Committee approves appointment of Dominic Harris as Pensions Ombudsman
19 July 2022
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Health assessments for benefits: Work and Pensions Committee to question Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work Chloe Smith MP
Minister of State for Disabled People questioned on health assessments for benefits
15 July 2022
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Work and Pensions Committee holds pre-appointment hearing for position of Pensions Ombudsman
The Work and Pensions Committee is to hold a pre-appointment hearing with Dominic Harris, the Government’s preferred candidate for Pensions Ombudsman.
11 July 2022
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Committee to examine Government’s Plan for Jobs and employment support measures
Committee to examine Government’s Plan for Jobs and employment support measures
11 July 2022
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Saving for later life: Pensions Minister Guy Opperman questioned by MPs
Work and Pensions Committee hears from Guy Opperman MP, Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion
1 July 2022
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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
Total results 970 (page 3 of 49)