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Oral evidence transcripts

Work and Pensions Committee

Committee documents that were published online before May 2010 are available by session on the Pre-2010 Publications page.

Total results 372 (page 1 of 19)
22 May 2024
Work The work of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses Rt Hon. Mel Stride MP (Secretary of State at Department for Work and Pensions), and Peter Schofield (Permanent Secretary at Department for Work and Pensions)
Oral Evidence
15 May 2024
Inquiry Disability employment
Witnesses Becca Stacey (Senior Research Officer at Money and Mental Health Policy Institute), Ruth Wakeman (Director of Services, Advocacy and Evidence at Crohn's and Colitis UK), Ceri Smith (Head of Policy and Evidence at MS Society), Russell Fleming (Head of Communications at ME Association), Georgia Harper (Policy Manager at Autistica), Mrs Alison Thwaite (WorkFit Employment Development Manager at Down’s Syndrome Association), and Evan John (Policy and Public Affairs Adviser at Sense)
Oral Evidence
8 May 2024
Inquiry Devolution of employment support
Witnesses Tony Wilson (Director at Institute for Employment Studies), Sinead O'Regan (Employability and Skills Manager at Belfast City Council), Christopher Rocks (Lead Economist and Head of the Secretariat for the Commission for Healthier Working Lives at Health Foundation), Andrew Phillips (Senior Reseacher at Demos), Ben Gadsby (Head of Policy and Research at Impetus), Anna Shiel (Chief Investment Officer at Better Society Capital), Professor Jonathan Payne (Professor of Work, Employment and Skills, Director of the People, Organisations and Work Institute (POWI) at De Montfort University), and Pegs Bailey (National Third Sector Employability Engagement Manager for Scotland at TSI Network)
Oral Evidence
7 May 2024
Work PHSO report on women's State Pension age (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses Angela Madden (Chair at Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) Campaign), Jane Cowley (Campaign Director at Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) Campaign), Peter Aldous MP (Co-Chair at All Party Parliamentary Group on State Pension Inequality for Women), Rebecca Long-Bailey MP (Chair at All Party Parliamentary Group on State Pension Inequality for Women), Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, and Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
Oral Evidence
1 May 2024
Inquiry Disability employment
Witnesses Professor Helen Lawton Smith (Professor of Entrepreneurship at Birkbeck, University of London), Dr Christine Grant (Associate Professor (Research), Centre for Healthcare and Communities at Coventry University), Professor Ian Burn (Professor of Economics at University of Liverpool), Jacqueline Winstanley (Chief Executive Officer at Universal Inclusion), Nic Murray (Manager at Leonard Cheshire), Laura Davis (Chief Executive Officer at British Associate of Supported Employment), and Professor Kim Hoque (Professor of Human Resource Management, King’s College London, and founding member at Disability@Work)
Oral Evidence
24 April 2024
Work Carer’s Allowance (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses Andy McGowan (Policy and Practice Manager at Carers Trust), Becca Lacey (Reader in Social and Lifecourse Epidemiology at St George’s University of London), Alek-Zander Chullan-Hoyte (Young adult carer), Department for Work and Pensions, Department for Work and Pensions, and Department for Work and Pensions
Oral Evidence
17 April 2024
Work Back to Work Plan (Non-inquiry session)
Oral Evidence
13 March 2024
Inquiry Norton pension schemes and the Fraud Compensation Fund
Witnesses Interpath Ltd, and BDO (UK) LLP
Oral Evidence
26 March 2024
Inquiry Safeguarding vulnerable claimants
Witnesses Mims Davies MP (Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work at Department for Work and Pensions), Viscount Younger of Leckie (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at Department for Work and Pensions), Elizabeth Fairburn (Customer Experience Director at Department for Work and Pensions), and Preeta Ramachandran (Southern Area Director, Work and Health Services at Department for Work and Pensions)
Oral Evidence
20 March 2024
Inquiry Norton pension schemes and the Fraud Compensation Fund
Witnesses Tony Raymond (General Counsel and Director of Governance Risk and Assurance at The Pensions Regulator), Maria Evgenidou-Wright (Head of Enforcement Proceedings at The Pensions Regulator), David Taylor (Executive Director and General Counsel at Pension Protection Fund), Sara Protheroe (Chief Customer Officer at Pension Protection Fund), Dominic Harris (Pensions Ombudsman at Ombudsman), and Anthony Arter CBE (Interim Chair of the Pensions Ombudsman and Interim Deputy Pensions Ombudsman at Ombudsman)
Oral Evidence
13 March 2024
Inquiry Norton pension schemes and the Fraud Compensation Fund
Witnesses Sean Browes (Senior Trustee Representative at Dalriada Trustees Limited), Ben Fairhead (Partner at Arc Pensions Law), Kristina Kicks (Joint Trustee in Bankruptcy of Mr Stuart Garner at Interpath Ltd), and Lee Causer (Joint Liquidator of Norton at BDO UK)
Oral Evidence
6 March 2024
Work Carer’s Allowance (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses Tamara Sandoul (Head of Policy and Public Affairs at Carers UK), Fiona Collie (Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Scotland & Northern Ireland at Carers Scotland), Professor Sue Yeandle (Principal Investigator, ESRC Centre for Care and Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Care & Caring at University of Sheffield), Cristina Odone (Head of Family at Centre for Social Justice), Terry Kirton (Carer), and Gary Vaux (Head of Money Advice Unit at Hertfordshire County Council)
Oral Evidence
28 February 2024
Inquiry Safeguarding vulnerable claimants
Witnesses Rob Behrens (Ombudsman at Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman), and Rebecca Hilsenrath (CEO at Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman)
Oral Evidence
21 February 2024
Work Fiduciary duties (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses Nigel Peaple (Director of Policy and Advocacy at Pension and Lifetime Savings Association), Rachel Croft (Council Member at Association of Professional Pension Trustees), Debbie Webb (Chair of the Pensions Board at Institute and Faculty of Actuaries), Carol Young (Chief Executive at Universities Superannuation Scheme), Lewis Johnston (Director of Policy at ShareAction), Tony Burdon (CEO at Make My Money Matter), Charlotte O’Leary (CEO at Pensions for Purpose), and James Alexander (Chief Executive at UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association)
Oral Evidence
7 February 2024
Inquiry Safeguarding vulnerable claimants
Witnesses Jesse Nicholls (Barrister at Matrix Law), William Ford (Partner, Litigation & Housing & Social Care Departments at Osbornes Law), and Caroline Selman (Senior Research Fellow at Public Law Project)
Oral Evidence
31 January 2024
Inquiry Statutory Sick Pay
Witnesses Rachel Suff (Senior Policy Adviser at Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development), Rebecca Deegan (Head of Health and Protection Insurance at Association of British Insurers), Tina McKenzie (UK Policy and Advocacy Chair at Federation of Small Businesses), Mathew Akrigg (Policy and research officer at Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals), Jo Churchill MP (Minister for Employment at Department for Work and Pensions), Lorraine Jackson (Director, Joint Work and Health Directorate at Department of Health and Social Care), and Sean Povey (Deputy Director, Fit Note and Statutory Sick Pay at Department of Health and Social Care)
Oral Evidence
24 January 2024
Inquiry Safeguarding vulnerable claimants
Witnesses Professor Sally McManus (Senior Lecturer, Health Sciences at City University of London), Dr Jeremy Dixon (Senior Lecturer, Social & Policy Sciences at University of Bath), Corin Hammersley (Interim Head of Advice and Benefits at Advice & Benefits Service, Royal Borough of Greenwich), and Professor Michael Preston-Shoot (Joint Convenor at National Network for Chairs of Safeguarding Adults Boards)
Oral Evidence
17 January 2024
Inquiry Statutory Sick Pay
Witnesses Dr Gareth Millward (Assistant Professor at University of Southern Denmark), Professor Matt Padley (Co-Director at Centre for Research in Social Policy, Loughborough University), Professor Chris Rauh (Professor of Economics and Data Science at University of Cambridge), Nicola Smith (Head of Rights, Social and Economics at Trades Union Congress), Amanda Walters (Director at Centre for Progressive Change), and Thomas Hamilton-Shaw (Policy Manager for Work and Welfare at Scope)
Oral Evidence
10 January 2024
Work DWP’s Annual Report and Accounts 2022-23 (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses Peter Schofield (Permanent Secretary at Department for Work and Pensions), Katie Farrington (Director-General for Disability, Health and Pensions at Department for Work and Pensions), and Neil Couling (Change and Resilience Director General and Senior Responsible Owner Universal Credit at Department for Work and Pensions)
Oral Evidence
10 January 2024
Inquiry Defined benefit pension schemes
Witnesses Fiona Frobisher (Deputy Director, Defined Benefit Policy Division at Department for Work and Pensions), Bim Afolami (Economic Secretary to the Treasury at HM Treasury), Paul Maynard (Minister for Pensions at Department for Work and Pensions), and Laura Webster (Director of the Personal Taxes, Welfare and Pensions at HM Treasury)
Oral Evidence
Total results 372 (page 1 of 19)