Guardian reports on benefit delays

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Work Programme “a missed opportunity”, says Emily

Responding to the DWP’s publication of new figures on Work Programme performance, Emily said:

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Full text of Emily's speech on the EU Approvals Bill

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Sanctions report “a damning indictment”, says Emily

Responding to today’s publication of a new report, commissioned by Crisis, on the impact of benefit sanctions on homelessness, Shadow Employment Minister Emily Thornberry said:

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Sanctions have been causing too much hardship for far too long, says Emily

Responding to today’s publication of DWP statistics on hardship payments, Emily said:

“Three years ago, the Tories introduced a much harsher sanctions regime. Communities have seen the impact of this, as it has added to the number of people relying on food banks.

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Emily on proposed cuts to Universal Credit

Following sustained pressure from Labour, the Government has finally agreed to allow a Parliamentary debate on proposed cuts to Universal Credit. Here's Emily's statement:
 
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October Report

You can read my monthly report from October here. This details my work in parliament and the constituency over the past month.

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Mirror reports on Emily's criticism of DWP waste

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Full Text of Emily's Speech in Housing and Planning bill debate

On Monday 2nd November, Emily spoke in the debate on the Housing and Planning Bill. You can read the full text of her speech below or watch the debate here.

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Tory Government's record on tackling fraud and error "an embarrassment", says Emily

New figures released today showed that that the Department for Work and Pensions lost £3 billion due to fraud and error last year, less than a third of which was ever recovered. Commenting on the figures, Emily said:

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