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Impact of DWP policies on low income households

Published Monday, January 16, 2017

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.

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Members will debate the following motion moved by the Scottish National Party:

Effect of DWP Policies on low income households

That this House is concerned at the impact of policies pursued by the Department of Work and Pensions upon low income households; notes the negative impact disclosed in the pilot schemes for Universal Credit; expresses concern about the forthcoming cuts to Work Allowances under Universal Credit and believes that the closure of JobCentres in Glasgow and other areas will create difficulties for many people in accessing services, and calls on the Department to suspend the roll out of Universal Credit and the Job Centre closure programme. 

Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0013

Authors: Steven Kennedy; Wendy Wilson; Richard Keen

Topics: Benefits administration, Benefits policy, Employment schemes, Family benefits, Housing benefits, Sickness, disability and carers' benefits, Unemployment, Working age benefits

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