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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.  

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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

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Fourth Report - The Benefits System in Wales
Inquiry The Benefits System in Wales
Committees Welsh Affairs Committee
HC 337
Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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8 December 2021
Inquiry The Benefits System in Wales
Witnesses Department for Work and Pensions, Department for Work and Pensions, Andrew Latto (Deputy Director: Devolution, Pensioner Benefits and Carer's Allowance at Department for Work and Pensions), and Geth Williams (Deputy Director at Wales Office)
Committees Welsh Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
2 December 2021
Inquiry The Benefits System in Wales
Witnesses 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), and Megan Thomas (Policy and Research Officer at Disability Wales)
Committees Welsh Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
2 December 2021
Inquiry The Benefits System in Wales
Witnesses Jane Hutt MS (Minister for Social Justice at Welsh Government), and Paul Neave (Head of Social Welfare Advice and DWP Policy at Welsh Government)
Committees Welsh Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
BSW0052 - The Benefits System in Wales
Witnesses Leonard Cheshire Cymru
Committees Welsh Affairs Committee
Written 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

Other publications

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  • Email: welshcom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 7201 (general enquiries)/020 7219 1034 (media enquiries)
  • Address: Welsh Affairs Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA