Work & Pensions

If you have written to Nigel as part of a standard-letter campaign, such as those from 38 Degrees, you can find his responses on the issues here.

November 2017 – Childcare Vouchers

Members may, of course, wish to edit this letter to reflect a preferred tone or include details about their constituency or personal record. Thank you for […]

November 2017 – Local Housing Allowance

Thank you for contacting me about the impact of the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) freeze. While I appreciate your concerns on this issue, reforms to Housing […]

October 2017 – Parental Bereavement Leave

Thank you for contacting me about parental bereavement leave and pay.   I agree we could improve things for people in this devastating situation, and I […]

October 2017 – Universal Credit Roll-out

Thank you for contacting me about Universal Credit. Universal Credit is bringing fundamental change to the welfare system, making sure it pays to work and helping […]

September 2017 – Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Thank you for contacting me about disability benefits. Disability Living Allowance (DLA) was an outdated, complex benefit introduced over 20 years ago which does not reflect […]

July 2017 – CLIC Sargent/Children with Cancer

Thank you for contacting me about the CLIC Sargent campaign. I recognise that a cancer diagnosis can have devastating consequences for the lives of young people […]

July 2017 – Deaf People in the Workplace

Thank you for contacting me about hearing loss. I believe it should be a priority to help people with hearing loss into work, and ensure they […]

April 2017 – Children’s Funeral Fund

Thank you for contacting me about the costs of children’s funerals. By policy I do not sign Early Day Motions, but I agree that this is […]

March 2017 – Personal Independence Payments (PIP) & EDM 985

Thank you for contacting me about Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and EDM 985.  By convention I do not sign EDMs, but let me respond on the […]

January 2017 – Unpaid Child Maintenance

Thank you for contacting me about child maintenance and Gingerbread’s ‘Missing Maintenance’ report. I completely understand your concern about this issue, and I can assure you […]