The role of disabled people in economic growth
Published Monday, February 19, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0038
A Commons Chamber debate on a motion on the role of disabled people in economic growth is scheduled for Thursday 22 February 2018 . The Member leading the debate is Lisa Cameron MP.
Suicide Prevention: Policy and Strategy
Published Monday, February 5, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8221
This House of Commons Library briefing paper examines suicide prevention policies and strategies throughout the UK. It outlines national and local approaches to prevention policy in England, as well as Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. It does so by considering the strategies of the UK Government, as well as the devolved administrations, through the lens of various policy perspectives.
Topics: Armed forces, Benefits policy, Civil law, Criminal law, Employment, Employment schemes, Further education, Health services, Higher education, Local government, Media, Prisons, Railways, Schools, Sickness, disability and carers' benefits, Students, Working age benefits
Apprenticeship statistics for England
Published Thursday, January 25, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN06113
This note presents and analyses data on the number of people starting apprenticeships in England and statistics for Parliamentary Constituencies in England from 1996 to 2016.
Disability Confident Scheme
Published Monday, January 8, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0001
A Westminster Hall debate on the Disability Confident scheme is scheduled for Wednesday 10 January 2018 at 2.30pm. The Member leading the debate is Luke Graham MP.
Work and Health Programme
Published Monday, January 8, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7845
The Work and Health Programme is an employment support programme which was launched in North West England and Wales in November 2017. The programme will roll out across the rest of England during early 2018. It will provide specialised employment support for people with disabilities and long-term unemployed people.
People with disabilities in employment
Published Monday, January 8, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7540
This note summarises the key statistics available on disabled people in employment in the UK.
Apprenticeships policy in England
Published Thursday, June 29, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN03052
This note provides a summary of current apprenticeships policy and developments in England in 2017.
Permitted Work Rules
Published Monday, June 19, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7909
This Commons Library briefing paper gives an overview of the Permitted Work Rules, which allow people in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance to do some paid work without it affecting their benefit.
New Enterprise Allowance
Published Monday, June 12, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN05878
The New Enterprise Allowance is a government scheme designed to help unemployed people who want to start their own business.
The Troubled Families programme (England)
Published Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7585
This House of Commons Library briefing looks at the design, policy debate, outcomes and results of the Troubled Families programme in England, a targeted family intervention programme run by local authorities.
The UN Inquiry into the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the UK
Published Monday, March 6, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7367
This Commons Library briefing paper provides information on the inquiry by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities into the impact of Government policies on the rights of disabled people since 2010.
Topics: Benefits policy, Community care, Disability discrimination, Employment, Employment schemes, Equality, Housing benefits, Human rights, International law, Legal aid, Mental health, Sickness, disability and carers' benefits, United Nations, Working age benefits
Future of the DWP estate
Published Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0012
MPs will debate the ‘Future of the DWP estate’ on Wednesday 18 January 2017 at 2.30 pm in Westminster Hall. Margaret Ferrier MP will lead the debate. This House of Commons Library briefing provides background to the debate and includes a summary of the issues and press and parliamentary coverage.
Impact of DWP policies on low income households
Published Monday, January 16, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0013
MPs will debate ‘Impact of DWP policies on low income households’ on Tuesday 17 January 2017 in the Main Chamber. This is an Opposition Day debate moved by the Scottish National Party. This House of Commons Library briefing provides background to the debate and includes a summary of the issues, statistics and press and parliamentary coverage.
Closure of jobcentres in Glasgow
Published Monday, December 19, 2016 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2016-0255
MPs will debate the Closure of jobcentres in Glasgow, on Tuesday 20 December 2016 in Westminster Hall. Stewart Malcolm McDonald MP will lead the debate. This House of Commons Library briefing provides background to the debate and includes a summary of the issues and press and parliamentary coverage.
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Benefit Claimants Sanctions (Required Assessment) Bill 2016-17
Published Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7813
This Commons Library Briefing Paper provides information on the Benefit Claimants Sanctions (Required Assessment) Bill 2016-17. This Private Member's Bill, introduced by Mhairi Black MP, is due to have it Second Reading on 2 December 2016.
Jobcentre Plus Flexible Support Fund
Published Wednesday, October 12, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN06079
From April 2011 a number of schemes operated by Jobcentre Plus – including the Deprived Areas Fund, the Adviser Discretion Fund and the Travel to Interview Scheme – were abolished and replaced by the “Flexible Support Fund” (FSF). The FSF gives Jobcentre Plus Districts greater freedom to tailor back to work support to individual and local need.
‘Access to Work’ scheme for people with disabilities
Published Tuesday, June 7, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN06666
This briefing paper explains the Access to Work scheme which provides practical advice and support to disabled people and their employers to help them overcome work-related obstacles resulting from disability.
Black and Minority Ethnic People in the Workplace in Britain
Published Friday, April 29, 2016 | Lords Library notes LLN-2016-0021
This Lords Library briefing presents information on the recently announced review to examine the progression of black and ethnic minority (BME) people within the labour market. It also sets out commentary from a selection of external bodies and the findings from a Government review into BME progression in the civil service. Finally, the briefing references various statistical sources of information on employment by BME status.
Work Programme: background and statistics
Published Thursday, April 14, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN06340
The Work Programme is the Government's main welfare-to-work scheme, designed to tackle long-term unemployment in Great Britain.