A Quiet Word:
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The Work and Pensions Select Committee is a select committee of the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The remit of the Committee is to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department for Work and Pensions and its associated public bodies. [1]
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November 2013

The Role of Jobcentre Plus in the Reformed Welfare System

  • Esther McVey MP, Minister of State for Employment gave evidence on 20 Nov. [78]
  • Neil Couling, Work Services Director gave evidence on 20 Nov. [78]

October 2013

THE ROLE OF JOBCENTRE PLUS IN THE REFORMED WELFARE SYSTEM

September 2013

The Role of Jobcentre Plus in the Reformed Welfare System

July 2013

Minutes of EvidenceHC 569

Minutes of EvidenceHC 570

The role of Jobcentre Plus in the reformed welfare system

Universal Credit: FOLLOW-UP

  • Howard Shiplee, DWP gave evidence on 10 Jul. [72]

June 2013

The role of Jobcentre Plus in the reformed welfare system

March 2013

Minutes of Evidencehc 162

PRE-LEGISLATIVE SCRUTINY: Draft pensions bill

The Work Programme: experience of different user groups

The Work Programme: experiences of different user groups

February 2013

Pre-legislative scrutiny: draft pensions bill

  • Sally West, Age UK gave evidence on 27 Feb. [63]
  • Dr Ros Altmann, independent expert and former Government pensions policy adviser gave evidence on 27 Feb. [63]
  • Emily Holzhausen, Carers UK gave evidence on 27 Feb. [63]
  • Craig Berry, TUC gave evidence on 27 Feb. [63]
  • Baroness Hollis of Heigham, gave evidence on 27 Feb. [63]
  • Paul Johnson, Director gave evidence on 27 Feb. [63]
  • Gemma Tetlow, Institute for Fiscal Studies gave evidence on 27 Feb. [63]
  • Chris Curry, Pensions Policy Institute gave evidence on 27 Feb. [63]
  • Professor Jay Ginn, Women’s Budget Group gave evidence on 27 Feb. [63]

Work Programme: the experience of different user groups

January 2013

Governance and Best Practice in Workplace Pension Provision

Minutes of EvidenceHC 768

Personal Independence Payment

  • Esther McVey MP, Minister for Disabled People gave evidence on 21 Jan. [57]
  • Simon Dawson, Personal Independence Payment Policy, Design, Test and Assurance Programme Manager gave evidence on 21 Jan. [57]
  • Dr Bill Gunnyeon, Department for Work and Pensions gave evidence on 21 Jan. [57]

The Work Programme: Experience of Different User Groups

December 2012

Minutes of EvidenceHC 768

Minutes of EvidenceHC 835

November 2012

Employment Support Allowance and the Work Capability Assessment

  • Mr Mark Hoban MP, Minister for Employment gave evidence on 21 Nov. [53]
  • Dr Bill Gunnyeon CBE, Chief Medical Adviser and Director for Health and Wellbeing, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) gave evidence on 21 Nov. [53]

Minutes of EvidenceHC 768

October 2012

DEPARTMENT FOR WORK AND PENSIONS

September 2012

UNIVERSAL CREDIT

July 2012

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AND THE YOUTH CONTRACT

Youth Unemployment and the Government’s Youth Contract

June 2012

Preappointment hearing for the post of Chair of the Social Security Advisory Committee

  • Paul Gray, Social Security Advisory Committee gave evidence on 20 Jun. [42]
  • Paul Gray CB, preferred candidate for the post of Chair of the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) gave evidence on 20 Jun. [45]

Youth Unemployment

May 2012

Youth Unemployment and the Youth Contract

April 2012

DRAFT ORDER ON THE ABOLITION AND TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS OF THE CHILD MAINTENANCE AND ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION

EU Pensions Policy

  • Karel Van Hulle, Head of the Insurance and Pensions Unit, Directorate-General for the Internal Market and Services gave evidence on 23 Apr. [37]
  • Ralf Jacob, European Commission gave evidence on 23 Apr. [37]

March 2012

EU Pension Policy

Minutes of EvidenceHC 1911

THE Work Programme

  • Right Hon Chris Grayling, Minister of State for Employment gave evidence on 19 Mar. [33]
  • Alan Cave, Contracted Customer Services Director gave evidence on 19 Mar. [34]
  • Chris Hayes, Labour Market and Conditionality Director, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) gave evidence on 19 Mar. [34]
  • Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Minister of State for Employment gave evidence on 19 Mar. [34]

January 2012

AUTOMATIC ENROLMENT IN WORKPLACE PENSIONS AND THE NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT SAVINGS TRUST

December 2011

Minutes of Evidence1493

  • Maria Miller MP, Minister for Disabled People gave evidence on 12 Dec. [29]
  • Dr James Bolton, Deputy Chief Medical Adviser gave evidence on 12 Dec. [29]
  • Simon Dawson, Department for Work and Pensions gave evidence on 12 Dec. [29]

NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT SAVINGS TRUST

  • Lawrence Churchill, Chair gave evidence on 14 Dec. [30]
  • Tim Jones, Chief Executive gave evidence on 14 Dec. [30]
  • Mark Fawcett, NEST Corporation gave evidence on 14 Dec. [30]

November 2011

Automatic enrolment in workplace pensions and the National Employment Savings Trust

Department for work and pensions Annual Report and Accounts 2010-11

Minutes of Evidence1493

October 2011

Automatic Enrolment in Workplace Pensions and the National Employment Savings Trust

Minutes of EvidenceHC 1493

June 2011

Child Maintenance

The role of incapacity benefit reassessment in helping claimants into employment

May 2011

Child Maintenance

  • Nick Woodall, Centre for Separated Families gave evidence on 16 May. [19]
  • Adrienne Burgess, Fatherhood Institute gave evidence on 16 May. [19]
  • Janet Allbeson, Gingerbread gave evidence on 16 May. [19]
  • Caroline Bryson, Social Science Researcher gave evidence on 16 May. [19]
  • June Venters QC, gave evidence on 16 May. [19]
  • Stephen Geraghty, former Commissioner of the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission gave evidence on 16 May. [19]

Remploy

  • Phil Davies, National Secretary (Manufacturing Section) gave evidence on 11 May. [14]
  • Les Woodward, Remploy Swansea gave evidence on 11 May. [14]
  • Kathleen Walker Shaw, GMB gave evidence on 11 May. [14]
  • Kevin Hepworth, Unite gave evidence on 11 May. [14]
  • Ian Russell CBE, Chair gave evidence on 11 May. [14]
  • Tim Matthews, Remploy gave evidence on 11 May. [14]

The role of incapacity benefit reassessment in helping claimants into employment

March 2011

Appointment of the chair of the social security advisory committee

  • Deep Sagar, DWP preferred candidate for the post gave evidence on 30 Mar. [13]
  • Mr Deep Sagar, DWP preferred candidate for the post gave evidence on 30 Mar. [15]

The Government's pension reforms

  • Steve Webb MP, Minister of State for Pensions gave evidence on 9 Mar. [12]
  • Evelyn Arnold, Head of State Pension Division gave evidence on 9 Mar. [12]
  • David Haigh, Department for Work and Pensions gave evidence on 9 Mar. [12]

Work Programme: providers and contracting arrangements

  • Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Minister for Employment gave evidence on 14 Mar. [11]
  • Mark Fisher, DWP gave evidence on 14 Mar. [11]
  • Alan Cave, DWP gave evidence on 14 Mar. [11]

February 2011

White Paper on Universal Credit

  • The Rt Hon. Iain Duncan Smith MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions gave evidence on 9 Feb. [8]
  • Neil Couling, Benefit Strategy Director gave evidence on 9 Feb. [8]
  • Terry Moran, Department for Work and Pensions gave evidence on 9 Feb. [8]

Work Programme: providers and contracting arrangements

January 2011

White Paper on Universal Credit

Work Programme: provider and contracting arrangements

November 2010

Changes to Housing Benefit announced in the June 2010 Budget

  • Lord Freud, Minister for Welfare Reform gave evidence on 3 Nov. [4]
  • Neil Couling, Benefit Strategy Director gave evidence on 3 Nov. [4]
  • Paul Howarth, Department for Work and Pensions gave evidence on 3 Nov. [4]

Youth Unemployment and the Future Jobs Fund

  • Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Minister for Employment gave evidence on 10 Nov. [6]
  • Mark Fisher, Director, Jobseekers and Skills gave evidence on 10 Nov. [6]
  • Julia Sweeney, Department for Work and Pensions gave evidence on 10 Nov. [6]
  • Claire Burton, Head of Apprenticeships Unit, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills/Department for Education gave evidence on 10 Nov. [6]

October 2010

Changes to Housing Benefit announced in the June 2010 Budget

Youth Unemployment and the Future Jobs Fund

September 2010

Work of the Department for Work and Pensions