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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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Understanding the new State Pension inquiry launched
Work and Pensions Committee launch inquiry into new state pension introduced in April 2016
27 October 2015
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Committee takes evidence from the Secretary of State
The Secretary of State gives evidence on the Annual Report and Accounts
23 October 2015
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Committee welcomes Government shift in sanctions policy
Work and Pensions Committee publishes Government response to benefit sanctions report
22 October 2015
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Government must focus support on people with complex needs
Work and Pensions Committee publishes report on government welfare-to-work programmes
21 October 2015
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Work and Pensions Committee examines tax credit reforms
Think tank representatives give evidence on proposed reforms
20 October 2015
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New pension freedom to choose "not enough" without support
Work and Pensions Committee publish report on "freedom to choose" pension reforms
19 October 2015
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Work and Pensions Committee publish Welfare to work Report
Report to be published on Wednesday 21 October
16 October 2015
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Committee take evidence on Benefit delivery
This is the first oral evidence session for the inquiry, with organisations who offer benefits advice to claimants.
16 October 2015
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Work and Pensions Committee to publish Pension freedom guidance and advice Report
Report to be published on Monday 19 October
15 October 2015
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Welfare safety net inquiry launched
Work and Pensions Committee launches inquiry into the "local welfare safety net"
18 September 2015
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Work and Pensions Committee welcomes Pension Wise move
Pension Wise moves from Treasury to Department for Work and Pensions
16 September 2015
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Harriet Baldwin MP questioned on pension guidance
Work and Pensions Committee questions Treasury's Economic Secretary on pensions guidance
15 September 2015
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Committee publish Government response to access to work report
Report to be published on Monday 14 September
11 September 2015
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Committee takes evidence from the Minister for Employment
Work and Pensions Committee examines Government plans for welfare to work contracts
11 September 2015
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Committee visit welfare to work providers and participants
Work and Pensions Committee visits frontline welfare-to-work providers and participants in Ramsgate
10 September 2015
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Committee take evidence on pensions freedom guidance and advice
Work and Pensions Committee examine consumer groups, the providers of advice and industry representatives
3 September 2015
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Government and FCA response to pensions reforms report
Work and Pensions Committee publish response to progress with automatic enrolment and pensions reforms report
27 July 2015
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Inquiry into Benefit Delivery announced
Work and Pensions Committee launch new inquiry into Benefit Delivery
22 July 2015
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Welfare-to-work inquiry launched
Work and Pensions Committee launch inquiry into DWP's contracted welfare-to-work provision
17 July 2015
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Pension freedom guidance and advice inquiry launch
Work and Pensions Committee launch inquiry into advice and guidance on pension changes
16 July 2015
Total results 622 (page 31 of 32)