The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK’s biggest public service department it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to around 20 million claimants and customers.
Oral Answers to Questions is a regularly scheduled appearance where the Secretary of State and junior minister will answer at the Dispatch Box questions from backbench MPsOther Commons Chamber appearances can be:
Westminster Hall debates are performed in response to backbench MPs or e-petitions asking for a Minister to address a detailed issue
Written Statements are made when a current event is not sufficiently significant to require an Oral Statement, but the House is required to be informed.
|Jun. 29||Oral Questions||Oral Answers to Questions|
|Jun. 29||Topical Questions||Topical Questions|
|Jun. 25||Urgent Questions||Universal Credit: Court of Appeal Judgment|
|Jun. 18||Written Statements||Pensions: Interim Guidance for Superfunds|
|Feb. 04||Westminster Hall||Local Housing Allowance: Homeless Young People|
|Feb. 24||Adjournment Debate||Social Security Benefits: Claimant Deaths|
Department for Work and Pensions has not tabled any Bills during the current Session.
6 Sep 2019, 3:01 a.m.
|Department for Work and Pensions||The Jobseekers (Back to Work Schemes) Act 2013 (Remedial) Order 2019|
|This Order amends the Jobseekers (Back to Work Schemes) Act 2013 (“the 2013 Act”) to remedy the incompatibility of the 2013 Act with a Convention right. The 2013 Act removed what would otherwise have been a conclusive ground of appeal from Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants (“JSA claimants”) who had pending appeals against a penalty imposed for failing to comply with the Jobseeker’s Allowance (Employment, Skills and Enterprise Scheme) Regulations 2011 (“the 2011 Regulations”) at the time that the 2013 Act came into force. This Order extends to England and Wales and Scotland.|
2 Jul 2020
3 Aug 2020
|Department for Work and Pensions||Loans for Mortgage Interest (Transaction Fee) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 Parliamentary Status - Legislation||Made negative procedure|
|Regulation 2 of these Regulations amends Schedule 4 to the Loans for Mortgage Interest Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017 (S.R. 2017 No. 176) to remove the requirement for qualifying lenders to pay a fee to the Department in respect of each occasion on which a payment is made directly to the qualifying lender.|
2 Jul 2020
3 Aug 2020
|Department for Work and Pensions||Loans for Mortgage Interest (Transaction Fee) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 Parliamentary Status - Legislation||Made negative procedure|
|Regulation 2 of these Regulations amends Schedule 4 to the Loans for Mortgage Interest Regulations 2017 (S.I. 2017/725) to remove the requirement for qualifying lenders to pay a fee to the Secretary of State in respect of each occasion on which a payment is made directly to the qualifying lender.|
|Current Signatures||Final Signatures||Title||Petition Deadline|
Make fair transitional state pension arrangements for 1950’s womenGov Responded - 27 Sep 2017 Debated on - 14 Dec 2017
13 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 3 months ago
That this Government without delay recognises the need for a non-means tested bridging pension for women born on or after 6/4/1950 who are affected by the 1995 and 2011 Pension Acts and compensate those at risk of losing up to around £45,000, to also give proper notification for any future changes.
Select Committees are a formally established cross-party group of backbench MPs tasked with holding a Government department to account.
At any time there will be number of ongoing investigations into the work of the Department, or issues which fall within the oversight of the Department. Witnesses can be summoned from within the Government and outside to assist in these inquiries, and the Select Committee will occasionally publish formal reports of their findings.
|Jul. 03||DWP: workforce management information May 2020||Transparency|
|Jul. 03||Automatic enrolment: qualitative research with new employers||Research and Statistics|
|Jul. 01||How the European Social Fund is helping you||Guidance and Regulation|
Written Questions are submitted by Members of Parliament and the House of Lords to receive information or updates from a Department.
Departments are required to respond in a timely fashion and provide a response or requested information. Written Questions can compel detailed and specific information to be produced, and are frequently used as the source of news stories about the work of a Department.
|3 Jul 2020, 3 p.m.||Child Maintenance Service: Universal Credit||Karin Smyth|
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training has been given to staff who have been redeployed from the Child Maintenance Service to help process the increase in claims for universal credit resulting from the covid-19 outbreak.
Answer (Mims Davies)
The Department responded at pace to the increase in customers and the upsurge of UC claims during the COVID-19 outbreak, c10,000 DWP staff were trained and redeployed to business critical roles to support Universal Credit (UC) case management.
Those staff redeployed to UC received training to enable them to support DWP to pay claimants on time and in full. The learning has been updated to incorporate COVID-19 processes which have been streamlined for UC and shows staff how to:
We have moved to virtual delivery of training and to cope with increased capacity have on-boarded additional temporary Learning Delivery Officers. To meet longer term learning delivery requirements, we are building our cadre of Learning Delivery Officers with a blend of permanent and temporary recruitment.
Alongside virtual delivery, we are enhancing the support given to colleagues both pre and post training, to ensure staff have a quality learning experience.