Category Archives: Select Committees

Chancellor admits he has never visited a food bank following tough questioning by Teresa

Yesterday the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, appeared before the Treasury Select Committee (TSC) as part of its inquiry into the Government’s Spending Review, which was announced last month. Drawing on the Chancellor’s proposals, Teresa highlighted the fact that … Continue reading

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Teresa presses major banks to establish branches in Thamesmead

Teresa has written to the heads of major banks and building societies in the UK urging them to establish a presence in Thamesmead and inviting them to meet with her in Westminster to discuss the issue further. In the letter … Continue reading

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Teresa asks tough questions of the Pension Regulator’s role in new automatic workplace pension scheme

On Wednesday 11 January the Pensions Regulator came before the Work and Pensions Committee as part of an enquiry into the Government’s new programme to automatically enrol people on low incomes into a workplace pension scheme. Teresa asked tough questions … Continue reading

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Teresa quizzes the Chancellor on employment regulations, plans for the National Minimum Wage and the sale of Northern Rock

On Wednesday 7 December Chancellor George Osborne gave evidence to the Treasury Select Committee following his pre-budget Autumn Statement. Teresa pressed the Chancellor for evidence to support the Government’s plan to weaken employment regulations, and sought an assurance from him … Continue reading

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