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26 April 2023 - Household Support Fund - Oral evidence

Committee Work and Pensions Committee
Inquiry Household Support Fund

Wednesday 26 April 2023

Start times: 9:00am (private) 9:15am (public)

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Household Support Fund: MPs to question charities, policy experts and council leaders in one-off evidence session

The Work and Pensions Committee holds a one-off evidence session to explore the effectiveness of the Household Support Fund, which was set up in autumn 2021 to help vulnerable families with the cost of essentials during the final stages of the Covid pandemic.

MPs will hear from organisations with experience of delivering the fund, an academic view, and from representatives of local councils, which distribute the funding on behalf of the Government.

Meeting details

At 9:15am: Oral evidence
Work Household Support Fund (Non-inquiry session)
Research Fellow at Institute for Policy Research, University of Bath
Head of Policy and Research at Trussell Trust
Senior Policy Researcher at Citizen’s Advice
Senior Policy and Data Analyst at Policy in Practice
At 10:15am: Oral evidence
Work Household Support Fund (Non-inquiry session)
Leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council at Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Leader of Milton Keynes City Council at Milton Keynes City Council
Director of Support and Collections at London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council
Director of Support and Collections Communities Collaboration and Resilience Lead at Devon Council

Following initial funding of £421million, the fund has been extended three times since it was established and is now due to run until the end of March next year in recognition of continued cost of living pressures.

Questioning in likely to focus on the fund’s design and delivery, how accessible it is for households and the experience and performance of local authorities in administering the money.


Room 16, Palace of Westminster

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