Welcoming Universal Credit Progress

As some of you may already be aware, Universal Credit is a new single payment being introduced by this Government for people who are looking for work or on a low income. Universal Credit will help claimants and their families to become more independent and will reform and simplify the…

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Disability Living Allowance for Under 16s

On Monday 3rd November, I asked the Minister of State for the Department for Work and Pensions, Mark Harper about Disability Living Allowance claims for under-16s. I welcome the progress made reducing delays on Personal Independence Payment claims, but I am concerned about the delays experienced by those applying for…

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Universal Credit Question

On Tuesday 25th November, Iain Duncan Smith, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, made a statement to the House on Universal Credit. As many of you will already know, I serve on the Work and Pensions Select Committee which examines the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department…

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