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The Benefits System in Wales

Inquiry

The Welsh Affairs Committee has launched an inquiry examining the benefits system in Wales. The new inquiry comes following a period of unprecedented challenge for the benefits system as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

If you live in Wales, fill out our short survey to send in your views about the benefits system in Wales. It's open until 5 PM on Wednesday 22 September and is also available in Welsh by clicking the language selector in the top right. 

Read the inquiry launch and terms of reference

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Tuesday 10 August 2021. The Committee may be able to accept further written evidence but any person considering submitting evidence should contact the committee team first on welshcom@parliament.uk.

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Past events

Wednesday 8 December 2021
9:30am Private
10:00am Public
The Benefits System in Wales - Oral evidence 8 December 2021
10:00am
  • David Rutley MP (Minister for Welfare Delivery at Department for Work and Pensions)
  • Sarah Pearson (Area Director Work and Health Services, Wales and National Employer and Partnership Team at Department for Work and Pensions)
  • Andrew Latto (Deputy Director: Devolution, Pensioner Benefits and Carer's Allowance at Department for Work and Pensions)
  • Geth Williams (Deputy Director at Wales Office)
Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Thursday 2 December 2021
8:45am Private
9:30am Public
The Benefits System in Wales - Oral evidence 2 December 2021
9:30am
  • Jane Hutt MS (Minister for Social Justice at Welsh Government)
  • Paul Neave (Head of Social Welfare Advice and DWP Policy at Welsh Government)
10:30am
  • Gwennan Hardy (Senior Policy Officer at Citizens Advice Cymru)
  • Alison Corriea (Welfare Adviser at Cartrefi Conwy Housing Association)
  • Cordelia Deady (Welfare Rights Supervisor at Wrexham County Borough Council)
  • Megan Thomas (Policy and Research Officer at Disability Wales)
Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 3 November 2021
9:30am Private
10:00am Public
The Benefits System in Wales - Oral evidence 3 November 2021
10:00am
  • Professor Paul Spicker (Emeritus Professor of Public Policy at Robert Gordon University)
  • Dr Malcolm Torry (Visiting Fellow, Institute for Policy Research at University of Bath)
  • Anna Coote (Research Fellow at New Economics Foundation)
  • Jonathan Williams (Co-founder at UBI Lab Wales)
Room 5, Palace of Westminster
Thursday 21 October 2021
8:45am Private
9:30am Public
The Benefits System in Wales - Oral evidence 21 October 2021
9:30am
  • Dr Mike Brewer (Deputy Chief Executive at Resolution Foundation)
  • Charlotte Pickles (Director at Reform)
  • Anvar Sarygulov (Senior Research Fellow at Bright Blue)
  • Dr Victoria Winckler (Director at Bevan Foundation)
Hybrid meeting

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  • Email: welshcom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 0207 219 1424 (general enquiries) | 020 7219 1034 (media enquiries)
  • Address: Welsh Affairs Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA