Welfare Reform and Work Bill

Explanatory Notes

Parliamentary approval for financial costs or for charges imposed

168 The duty to report on troubled families will give rise to additional public expenditure. The duty to report on children living in workless households and educational attainment may also do so, and so may the new functions of the Social Mobility Commission (as the Commission is publicly funded). The loans for mortgage interest provision will create a charge on public funds. A Money resolution will be needed to cover this expenditure. Since the loans provisions provide for repayment of loans, the Money Resolution will include provision for the payment of sums received into the Consolidated Fund.

Prepared 16th July 2015