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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.

Reports, special reports and government responses

No reports or special reports published.

Oral evidence transcripts

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3 November 2021
Inquiry The Benefits System in Wales
Witnesses 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), and Jonathan Williams (Co-founder at UBI Lab Wales)
Committees Welsh Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
21 October 2021
Inquiry The Benefits System in Wales
Witnesses Dr Mike Brewer (Deputy Chief Executive at Resolution Foundation), Charlotte Pickles (Director at Reform), Anvar Sarygulov (Senior Research Fellow at Bright Blue), and Dr Victoria Winckler (Director at Bevan Foundation)
Committees Welsh Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
16 September 2021
Inquiry The Benefits System in Wales
Witnesses Professor Lisa Scullion (Professor of Social Policy at University of Salford), Emma Congreve (Knowledge Exchange Fellow at Fraser of Allander Institute), and Professor Christina Beatty (Professor of Applied Economic Geography at Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University)
Committees Welsh Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
BSW0048 - The Benefits System in Wales
Witnesses Shelter Cymru
Committees Welsh Affairs Committee
Written Evidence
BSW0047 - The Benefits System in Wales
Witnesses Public Law Project
Committees Welsh Affairs Committee
Written Evidence
BSW0046 - The Benefits System in Wales
Witnesses Covid Realities research project
Committees Welsh Affairs Committee
Written Evidence

Other publications

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  • Email: welshcom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 0316 (general enquiries)/020 7219 1034 (media enquiries)
  • Address: Welsh Affairs Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA