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Bill documents — Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016

Act of Parliament

Full text of the Act of Parliament as passed by Parliament (this is the Act in its original state. The Act may have been amended by another Act and any such amendments are not shown in this version).

House Act of Parliament Date
Commons Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 c.7 22.03.2016

Bills

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

House Bill Date
Lords HL Bill 101 2015-16, Commons Reasons | PDF version, 63KB 03.03.2016
Commons Bill 144, Lords Non-Insistence and Amendments in Lieu | PDF version, 117KB 01.03.2016
Lords HL Bill 98 2015-16, Commons disagreements and amendment in lieu | PDF version, 67KB 24.02.2016
Commons Bill 132 2015-16, Lords Amendments to the Bill | PDF version, 145KB 10.02.2016
Lords HL Bill 92 2015-16 (as amended on Report) | PDF version, 221KB 29.01.2016
Lords HL Bill 86 2015-16 (as amended in Committee) | PDF version, 212KB 13.01.2016
Lords HL Bill 69 2015-16, as brought from the Commons | PDF version, 203KB 28.10.2015
Commons Bill 81 2015-16 (as amended in Public Bill Committee) | PDF version, 213KB 21.10.2015
Commons Bill 51 2015-16 (as introduced) | PDF version, 170KB 09.07.2015

Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons

Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee of the whole House and in Public Bill Committees in the House of Commons

House Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons Date
Commons Version of the bill showing changes made in committee (PDF, 393KB) 22.10.2015

Tracked changes versions of Bills: Lords

Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee, Grand Committee or in Special Public Bill Committee in the House of Lords

House Tracked changes versions of Bills: Lords Date
Lords Version of the bill showing changes made in committee (PDF, 225KB) 13.01.2016

Explanatory Notes

Documents prepared by the Government to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 132-EN 2015-16 | PDF version, 242KB 10.02.2016
Lords HL Bill 69-EN | PDF version, 388KB 28.10.2015
Commons Bill 51 EN 2015-16 | PDF version, 395KB 10.07.2015

Amendment papers

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed.

House Amendment Paper Date
Lords Marshalled List of Motions to be moved on Consideration of Commons Reasons | PDF version, 67KB 04.03.2016
Lords Motions to be moved on Consideration of Commons Reasons | PDF version, 54KB 03.03.2016
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 2 March 2016 | PDF version, 89KB 02.03.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 29 February 2016 | PDF version, 91KB 01.03.2016
Lords Marshalled List of motions and amendments to be moved on consideration of Commons reasons and amendment | PDF version, 81KB 26.02.2016
Lords Motions and Amendments to be moved on Consideration of Commons Reason and Amendment | PDF version, 68KB 25.02.2016
Commons Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 23 February 2016 | PDF version, 116KB 23.02.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 19 February 2016 | PDF version, 108KB 22.02.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 11 February 2016 | PDF version, 116KB 12.02.2016
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Third Reading | PDF version, 165KB 08.02.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved on Third Reading | PDF version, 161KB 04.02.2016
Lords Amendment to be moved on Report [Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List] | PDF version, 157KB 26.01.2016
Lords Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 178KB 25.01.2016
Lords Amendment to be moved on Report [Supplementary to the Marshalled List] | PDF version, 153KB 22.01.2016
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 246KB 21.01.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 181KB 20.01.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 161KB 19.01.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 156KB 18.01.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 129KB 14.01.2016
Lords Fifth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 197KB 08.01.2016
Lords Fourth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 206KB 17.12.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Third Marshalled List] | PDF version, 190KB 15.12.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Third Marshalled List] | PDF version, 139KB 11.12.2015
Lords Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 230KB 10.12.2015
Lords Revised Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 264KB 08.12.2015
Lords Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 273KB 07.12.2015
Lords Revised Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 260KB 03.12.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Marshalled List] | PDF version, 154KB 02.12.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Marshalled List] | PDF version, 160KB 01.12.2015
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 256KB 30.11.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 154KB 27.11.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 180KB 26.11.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 154KB 25.11.2015
Lords Amendment to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 147KB 24.11.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 137KB 19.11.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 170KB 18.11.2015
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 27 October 2015 | PDF version, 71KB 27.10.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 23 October 2015 | PDF version, 190KB 26.10.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 22 October 2015 | PDF version, 199KB 23.10.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 21 October 2015 | PDF version, 148KB 22.10.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 20 October 2015 | PDF version, 187KB 20.10.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 15 October 2015 | PDF version, 186KB 16.10.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 15 October 2015 | PDF version, 251KB 15.10.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 13 October 2015 | PDF version, 248KB 14.10.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 13 October 2015 | PDF version, 280KB 13.10.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 8 October 2015 | PDF version, 226KB 09.10.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 17 September 2015 | PDF version, 202KB 18.09.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 17 September 2015 | PDF version, 226KB 17.09.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 15 September 2015 | PDF version, 220KB 16.09.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 15 September 2015 | PDF version, 235KB 15.09.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 10 September 2015 | PDF version, 225KB 11.09.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 10 September 2015 | PDF version, 226KB 10.09.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 8 September 2015 | PDF version, 207KB 09.09.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 7 September 2015 | PDF version, 203KB 08.09.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 3 September 2015 | PDF version, 194KB 03.09.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 2 September 2015 | PDF version, 193KB 02.09.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 21 July 2015 | PDF version, 181KB 22.07.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 20 July 2015 | PDF version, 153KB 21.07.2015

Selection of amendments: Commons

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

House Selection of amendments: Commons Date
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments (PDF, 336KB) 02.03.2016
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments (PDF, 336KB) 22.02.2016
Commons Consideration on Report (PDF, 138KB) 26.10.2015
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 5 (PDF, 177KB) 19.10.2015
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 4 (PDF, 181KB) 14.10.2015
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 3 (PDF, 182KB) 12.10.2015
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF, 179KB) 16.09.2015
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 180KB) 14.09.2015

Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons

Details of the Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings in the House of Commons. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

House Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Date
Commons Proceedings on consideration of Lords Messages as at 2 March 2016 | PDF version, 98KB 03.03.2016
Commons Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments as at 23 February 2016 | PDF version, 110KB 24.02.2016
Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 27 October 2015 | PDF version, 159KB 28.10.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 20 October 2015 | PDF version, 156KB 21.10.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 15 October 2015 | PDF version, 152KB 16.10.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 13 October 2015 | PDF version, 122KB 14.10.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 17 September 2015 | PDF version, 137KB 18.09.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 15 September 2015 | PDF version, 110KB 16.09.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 10 September 2015 | PDF version, 120KB 11.09.2015

Briefing papers

House of Commons Library and House of Lords Library briefing papers aim to be politically impartial, containing factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Briefing papers on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.

House Briefing papers Date
Commons Committee Stage Report 27.10.2015
Commons Briefing Paper on Second Reading 16.07.2015

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Schedule of Evidence Welfare Reform and Work Bill (PDF, 280KB) 10.09.2015
Commons Have your say on the Welfare Reform and Work Bill 10.09.2015

Library Notes

House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial and are compiled for Members of Parliament and their staff.

House Library Notes Date
Lords House of Lords Library Note (OCTET-STREAM, 424KB) 20.01.2016
Lords Welfare Reform and Work Bill (HL Bill 69 of 2015–16) 10.11.2015

Written evidence

Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.

House Written evidence Date
Commons Written Evidence: Consolidated pdf version (PDF, 4MB) 04.11.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Bournemouth Churches Housing Association (BCHA) (WRW75) 20.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: DisabledViewUk (WRW76) 20.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Framework Housing Association (WRW77) 20.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Sovereign Housing (WRW78) 20.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Camden Council (WRW79) 20.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Your Housing Group, Devonshires Business Advisory Services (DBAS) (WRW80) 20.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Citizens Advice Scotland (WRW81) 20.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Liverpool City Council (WRW82) 20.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: The Children's Society - further submission (WRW83) 20.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Cllr Chris Penberthy, Cabinet Member for Co-operatives and Housing, Plymouth CityCouncil (WRW84) 20.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Equality and Human Rights Commission (WRW85) 20.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform (SCoWR) (WRW86) 20.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence - ENABLE Scotland (WRW65) 16.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Plymouth City Council Cabinet Advisory Group on Child Poverty (WRW66) 16.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (WRW67) 16.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Southampton City Council (WRW68) 16.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Gingerbread (WRW69) 16.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence - UNISON (WRW70) 16.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence - David Hall (WRW71) 16.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Disability Rights UK (WRW73) 16.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Knowsley Council (WRW74) 16.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Interlink Foundation, Agudas Israel of Great Britain and the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations (WRW44) 14.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence - End Child Poverty Coalition (WRW45) 14.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Chartered Institute of Housing (WRW46) 14.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Gipton Supported Independent Living (GIPSIL) (WRW47) 14.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Chwarae Teg (WRW48) 14.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Oxfam (WRW49) 14.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Remploy (WRW50) 14.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Money Advice Trust (WRW51) 14.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence - PCS Union (WRW52) 14.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence - The Almshouse Association (WRW53) 14.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Equity (WRW54) 14.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Radian (WRW55) 14.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Council of Mortgage Lenders (WRW56) 14.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Harry Warner (WRW57) 14.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Trades Union Congress (WRW58) 14.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Emma Hauxwell (WRW59) 14.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Capsticks LLP (WRW60) 14.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Kinship Care Alliance (WRW61) 14.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Wigan Council, and Wigan and Leigh Homes (WRW62) 14.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Cllr Gary Porter, Chair, LGA (WRW63) 14.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Parkinsons' UK (WRW64) 14.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (WRW34) 18.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Shelter (WRW35) 18.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence -Barnardo’s (WRW36) 18.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Action for Children (WRW37) 18.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Inclusion London (WRW38) 18.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - RNIB (WRW39) 18.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - The Children's Society (WRW40) 18.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Association of Retained Council Housing (WRW41) 18.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - 4Children (WRW42) 18.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - The Riverside Group Ltd (Riverside) (WRW24) 16.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - TPAS (WRW25) 16.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Carers UK (WRW26) 16.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - National Autistic Society (WRW27) 16.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - The Abbeyfield Society (WRW28) 16.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - StepChange (WRW29) 16.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Motor Neurone Disease Association (WRW30) 16.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Le Personne Benevolent Trust (WRW31) 16.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - St Mungo’s Broadway (WRW32) 16.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Residential Landlords Association (WRW33) 16.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Homeless Link (WRW01) 11.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Taxpayers Against Poverty (WRW02) 11.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Elina Rigler (WRW03) 11.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Disability Benefits Consortium (WRW04) 11.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Manchester and Warrington Area Quaker Meeting Social Justice Group (WRW05) 11.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Local Government Association (WRW06) 11.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - NAT (National AIDS Trust) and HIV Scotland (WRW07) 11.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Zacchaeus 2000 Trust (Z2K) (WRW08) 11.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Melissa Ball (WRW09) 11.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Macmillan Cancer Support (WRW10) 11.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Leonard Cheshire Disability (WRW11) 11.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Timewise Foundation (WRW12) 11.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Association of Colleges (WRW13) 11.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Professor Jonathan Bradshaw (WRW14) 11.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Joseph Rowntree Foundation (WRW15) 11.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Action for M.E. (WRW16) 11.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Mencap (WRW17) 11.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Quakers in Britain (WRW18) 11.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Scope (WRW19) 11.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Unite (WRW20) 11.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Crisis (WRW21) 11.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - Centre for Mental Health, Hafal, the Mental Health Foundation, Mind, Rethink Mental Illness, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Scottish Association for Mental Health (WRW22) 11.09.2015
Commons Written Evidence - National Housing Federation (WRW23) 11.09.2015

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
Impact Assessment of Social Rent Reductions (PDF, 63KB) 28.09.2015
Impact Assessment for the benefit cap (PDF, 299KB) 20.07.2015
Impact Assessment of the change in conditionality for responsible carers on Universal Credit (PDF, 239KB) 20.07.2015
Impact Assessment to remove the ESA Work-Related Activity Component and the UC Limited Capability for Work Element for new claims (PDF, 250KB) 20.07.2015
Impact Assessment of the Benefit rate freeze (PDF, 263KB) 20.07.2015
Impact Assessment for Converting Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) from a benefit into a Loan (PDF, 242KB) 20.07.2015
Impact Assessment of Tax Credits and Universal Credit, changes to Child Element and Family Element (PDF, 248KB) 20.07.2015

Legislative Consent Resolutions

These ‘legislative consent’ resolutions (also known as “Sewel motions”) are the formal way in which the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland Assembly give their assent to the UK Parliament legislating on devolved matters.

House Legislative Consent Resolutions Date
Commons National Assembly for Wales - 12 January 2016 (PDF, 816KB) 13.01.2016

Will write letters

Occasionally questions put to government Ministers during debates on Bills in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords may be answered by the Minister saying 'I will write to the Hon Member'. Such “will write” replies are not published in Hansard but are placed in the Library of the House concerned and published on the Parliamentary website.

House Will write letters Date
Letter dated 15/03/2016 from Lord Freud to Baroness Meacher regarding the issue of claimant suicide raised during the Welfare Reform and Work Bill Lords Consideration of Commons reasons debate (PDF, 88KB) 17.03.2016
Letter dated 08/02/2016 regarding the second sitting of the Lords Report Stage and moving from Working Tax Credit to Universal Credit (PDF, 84KB) 08.02.2016
Letter dated 03/02/2016 from Lord Freud to Earl of Listowel regarding a question on the future of health visitors. (PDF, 103KB) 03.02.2016
Letter dated 22/12/2015 from Lord Freud to Peers regarding issues raised at the Committee stage of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill (PDF, 105KB) 22.12.2015
Table showing the costs of income-related working age support (excluding housing/Council Tax support) as referenced in letter from Lord Freud dated 22/12/2015 (PDF, 26KB) 22.12.2015
Letter dated 22/12/2015 from Lord Freud and Baroness Evans regarding issues raised during the Committee stage (PDF, 111KB) 22.12.2015
Welfare Reform and Work Bill policy brief addendum: Clauses 13 & 14 (as referenced in letter from Lord Freud dated 22/12/2015) (PDF, 133KB) 22.12.2015
Welfare Reform and Work Bill policy brief addendum: Clause 15 (as referenced in letter from Lord Freud dated 22/12/2015) (PDF, 84KB) 22.12.2015

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