Life goes on despite constant questions about the Prime Minister’s behaviour. Last week in Parliament, I spent more time on childcare than the antics at Number 10. I’ve been looking at efforts to support people into work, particularly mothers, through my role on the Work and Pensions Select Committee. On Wednesday we questioned ministers aboutContinue reading A question of priorities
Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham Selly Oak sits on the Work and Pensions Committee who in their latest report say a starter payment should be made to people claiming Universal Credit (UC) for the first time to ensure that everyone has enough money for basics such as food and heating during the wait for theirContinue reading MPs call for starter payments to prevent hardship during wait for first Universal Credit payment
Taking evidence on the Work and Pensions Select Committee today, Steve McCabe MP asked the Permanent Secretary for the Department for Work and Pensions, Peter Schofield, to explain figures that show the Department has underpaid claimants a staggering £1.7 billion.