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

Wednesday 10 June 2020

Iain Porter, Social Security Partnerships and Policy Manager, Joseph Rowntree Foundation; Emma Revie, Chief Executive, Trussell Trust; Minesh Patel, Principal Policy Manager, Citizens Advice; Tom Lee, Senior Policy Analyst, Child Poverty Action Group


Jennifer Harrison, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Changing Lives; Peter Tutton, Head of Policy, StepChange Debt Charity; Gemma Hope, Director of Policy, Leonard Cheshire; Mark Gale, Policy and Campaigns Manager, Young Women’s Trust


Wednesday 17 June 2020

Anvar Sarygulov, Senior Researcher, Bright Blue; Dr Sophie Wickham, Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, Department of Public Health, Policy & Systems, University of Liverpool; Dr Mandy Cheetham, Postdoctoral research associate, Teesside University; Ben Fell, Head of Analysis, Policy in Practice


Mike Brewer, Chief Economist and Deputy Chief Executive, Resolution Foundation; Nicholas Timmins, Senior Fellow, Institute for Government; Patrick Spencer, Head of Work and Welfare, Centre for Social Justice


Wednesday 24 June 2020

Muhammed Butt, Executive Member for Welfare, Inclusion and Empowerment, London Councils; Noel Duke, Neighbourhood Services Manager, Harrogate Borough Council; Sheila McKandie, Interim Head of Revenues and Customer Services, Highland Council; Adam Smith, Benefits Coordinator, Kent County Council; Jacqueline Hickmore, Inclusion Advisor Team Leader, Cornwall Housing


Hugh Owen, Director of Strategy and Public Affairs, Riverside Housing Group; Jeremy Hewer, Policy Lead, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations; Laura Courtney, Policy and External Affairs Manager, Community Housing Cymru; Sue Ramsden, Policy Leader on Welfare Reform, National Housing Federation


Wednesday 1 July 2020

Rt Hon Sir Iain Duncan Smith MP, former Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions; Baroness Stroud, former Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Department for Work and Pensions; Stephen Brien, former Expert Adviser, Department for Work and Pensions


Gareth Morgan, CEO, Ferret Information Systems Ltd; Phil Booth, Coordinator, medConfidential; Tom Loosemore, Partner, Public Digital


Wednesday 15 July 2020

Will Quince MP, Minister for Welfare Delivery, Department for Work and Pensions; Neil Couling, Senior Responsible Owner Universal Credit, Department for Work and Pensions


Wednesday 2 September 2020

Gareth Davies, Comptroller and Auditor General, National Audit Office; Joshua Reddaway, Director, Work and Pensions, Value for Money, National Audit Office


Nisha Arora, Director of Consumer and Retail Policy, Financial Conduct Authority; Jonathan Davidson, Executive Director of Supervision – Retail and Authorisations, Financial Conduct Authority


Published: 19 October 2020