I spoke in the debate on the cumulative impact of the Government's changes to the social security system. It has caused real misery and hardship for many of my constituents. It's time the Government woke up to this reality and commissioned a cumulative impact assessment.Read more
Early in the debate on the cumulative impact of changes to the social security system I intervenes on the high rate of PIP and ESA decisions that are overturned on appeal.Read more
My questions to the Department of Work and Pensions on the Personal Independence Payments.Read more
South Wales Evening Post
Universal Credit (UC) is supposed to simplify and streamline the benefits system by putting Housing Benefit, Child Tax Credit, Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, income-related Employment and Support Allowance and Working Tax Credit, into a single registration and payment mechanism.
So far, so good. We have no problem in principle with anything that makes our welfare state and social security more effective and less complicated.
But the proof, as always, is in the pudding. And the fact is that the way in which the UK government has handled the set-up and roll-out of Universal Credit has been a total disaster, from start to finish.
My written Parliamentary questions to the Department of Work and Pensions over concerns about the roll-out of Universal Credit.Read more
I intervened in the emergency PIP debate today to raise the number of cases I am receiving at my office
Stephen Kinnock: I thank my Honourable Friend for giving way. In recent months, I have had 44 PIP cases in my constituency, with dozens going to appeal.
Today I spoke in the debate on Concentrix and raised the cases of constituents who have been left feeling degraded, insulted and demoralised:Read more