The local welfare safety net Contents


The following witnesses gave evidence. Transcripts can be viewed on the inquiry page of the Committee’s website.

Wednesday 18 November 2015 Question number

Giles Peaker, Chair, Housing Law Practitioners Association, Paul Gray CB, Chair, Social Security Advisory Committee, Paul Howarth, Director, Welfare Reform Club, and Dr Peter Kenway, Director, New Policy Institute


Rachael Badger, Head of Policy Research, Citizens Advice, David Holmes CBE, Chief Executive, Family Action, Francis McGee, Director of External Affairs, StepChange Debt Charity, and Joanna Kennedy, Chief Executive, Zacchaeus 2000 Trust


Wednesday 2 December 2015

Jill Farrar, Senior Team Manager, Blackpool Council, Councillor Paul McGlone, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Investment, Lambeth Council, and Councillor John Fuller, Vice-Chairman, Resources Panel, Local Government Association and Leader, South Norfolk District Council


Mr Marcus Jones MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Local Government), Department for Communities and Local Government, Matthew Style, Director of Local Government Finance, Department for Communities and Local Government, Rt Hon Lord Freud, Minister for Welfare Reform, Department for Work and Pensions, and Pete Searle, Strategy Director, Working Age Benefits, Department for Work and Pensions


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Prepared 11 January 2016