Coronavirus: Support for household finances

This Commons Library briefing paper outlines the measures introduced by the Government, and other authorities, to support household finances during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.…

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Suicide Prevention: Policy and Strategy

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, from various policy perspectives.…

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Disability Living Allowance mobility component for younger children

This Commons Library briefing paper looks at the lower age limits for the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) mobility components, the rationale for them, and at the position of successive governments. It also gives information on the “Family Fund Mobility Support” pilot scheme.…

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Ten years of the work capability assessment in relation to employment support allowance and universal credit

On 24 April, there will be a Westminster Hall debate entitled “Ten years of the work capability assessment in relation to employment support allowance and universal credit”. The debate is sponsored by Laura Pidcock MP and will start at 2:30pm.…

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Devolution of welfare

This House of Commons Library Debate Pack briefing has been prepared in advance of a debate on “devolution of welfare” to take place on Tuesday 9 April 2019. The subject was determined by the Backbench Business Committee following an application by John Lamont MP. The debate is expected to focus on Scotland.…

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Administration of personal independence payments on Merseyside

This House of Commons Library landing page has been published in advance of a debate entitled “Administration of Personal Independence Payments on Merseyside”. This debate is sponsored by Maria Eagle MP and will take place in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 26th March, starting 2.30pm.…

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