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The cost of living

Inquiry

The Committee has held oral evidence sessions on the cost of living in February and March 2022. It is now seeking written evidence on how the Government can support people on Universal Credit, legacy benefits and the state pension through the next year.

You can send us written evidence until Friday 17 June based on these terms of reference.

After taking the evidence into consideration the Committee is looking to discuss what approaches the Government might want to consider with the Secretary of State in an evidence session with them towards the end of June 2022.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 17 June 2022.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Second Report - The Cost of Living
Inquiry The cost of living
Committees Work and Pensions Committee
HC 129
Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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29 June 2022
Work The work of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Non-inquiry session), and The cost of living (Inquiry)
Witnesses Rt Hon Dr Thérèse Coffey (Secretary of State at Department for Work and Pensions), and Peter Schofield (Permanent Secretary at Department for Work and Pensions)
Committees Work and Pensions Committee
Oral Evidence
9 March 2022
Inquiry The cost of living
Witnesses Peter Smith (Director of Policy and Advocacy at National Energy Action), Morgan Vine (Head of Policy and Influencing at Independent Age), and Jack Monroe
Committees Work and Pensions Committee
Oral Evidence
9 March 2022
Inquiry The cost of living
Witnesses James Heywood (Head of Welfare and Opportunity at Centre for Policy Studies), Mike Brewer (Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Economist at Resolution Foundation), Aveek Bhattacharya (Chief Economist at Social Market Foundation), and Julian Jessop (Independent Economist)
Committees Work and Pensions Committee
Oral Evidence
COL0047 - The cost of living
Witnesses Action for Children
Committees Work and Pensions Committee
Written Evidence
COL0051 - The cost of living
Witnesses Independent Age
Committees Work and Pensions Committee
Written Evidence
COL0052 - The cost of living
Witnesses StepChange
Committees Work and Pensions Committee
Written Evidence

Contact us

We can’t usually help you with an individual problem or a specific complaint.

  • Email: workpencom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 8976 | Media enquiries to Oliver Florence on 020 7219 1679/florenceo@parliament.uk
  • Address: Work and Pensions Committee | House of Commons | London | SW1A 0AA