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star this property date less than 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Buscombe on 30 October (HL Deb, cols 1156–7), what assessment they have made of the impact of the freeze on working-age benefits on incentivising claimants into work. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-15more like thismore than 2017-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s assessment of the impact of the benefit freeze is set out in the analysis of the measures in the Welfare Reform and Work Act published at the time of the Summer Budget 2015.</p><p> </p><p>As I said in my response to the Noble Baroness’ question on 30 October, the benefit freeze is part of a package of welfare reforms designed to incentivise claimants into work. These include introducing the National Living Wage, increasing the tax-free personal allowance, providing 30 hours of free childcare to working families in England and rolling out of Universal Credit. Analysis published by the department in September 2017 showed that UC claimants are four percentage points more likely to have been in work at any point within six months of starting their claim than the matched sample of JSA claimants (63 per cent to 59 per cent).</p><p> </p><p>The employment rate now stands at a near record high and the number of children living in workless households has fallen to a record low.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-11-15T17:19:32.71Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-15T17:19:32.71Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property file name HL2942 universal-credit-employment-impact-analysis-update.pdf more like this
star this property title UC Employment Impact Analysis remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this