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star this property date less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Welfare Assistance Schemes more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of supplementing the Local Welfare Assistance Scheme with a centrally allocated fund. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton remove filter
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Dr Rupa Huq more like this
star this property uin 276576 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The reforms to the Social Fund in 2013 allowed local authorities in England and the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales to deliver their own local provision for people who are in need of urgent help. Local authorities are best placed to decide how to promote and target flexible help to support local welfare needs. The Government has no further plans to review provision.</p><p> </p><p>The Local Government Finance Settlement for 2015-16 identifies a notional amount relating to local welfare provision in each upper-tier and unitary authority’s general grant, totalling £129.6 million for England. The notional allocation for local welfare provision remains at £129.6 million in England in the Local Government Financial Settlement until 2019/20. There are no plans to ring-fence this notional allocation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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276564 more like this
276565 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T15:11:48.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:11:48.417Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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4511
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this
836013
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star this property date less than 2018-02-02more like thismore than 2018-02-02
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Ealing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in the (a) London Borough of Ealing and (b) Ealing Central and Acton constituency were eligible for universal credit on 1 January 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton remove filter
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Dr Rupa Huq more like this
star this property uin 126368 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-09more like thismore than 2018-02-09
unstar this property answer text <p>The latest available information on the number of people on Universal Credit by parliamentary constituency and local authority is published and can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a>. Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-02-09T14:03:41.993Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-09T14:03:41.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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4511
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this
836023
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star this property date less than 2018-02-02more like thismore than 2018-02-02
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Standard of Living more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on living standards of universal credit claimants repaying advance payments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton remove filter
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Dr Rupa Huq more like this
star this property uin 126378 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-09more like thismore than 2018-02-09
unstar this property answer text <p>No assessment has been made of how advances interact with living standards. This is because advances are designed to meet a claimant’s immediate short term financial need and are not intended to address living standards. However, Universal Credit advances can be paid to a claimant on the same day in an emergency to prevent them falling into financial hardship. In addition regulations are also in place to protect claimants from excessive benefit deductions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-02-09T14:04:08.697Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-09T14:04:08.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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4511
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this
836033
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-02more like thismore than 2018-02-02
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to offer additional support and guidance to hon. Members and their staff while their constituencies transition to universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton remove filter
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Dr Rupa Huq more like this
star this property uin 126388 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-09more like thismore than 2018-02-09
unstar this property answer text <p>We continue to invite Hon. Members to visit jobcentres within their constituencies and we write to all Hon. Members before jobcentres in their constituencies roll out to Universal Credit Full Service.</p><p> </p><p>As well as providing the name and contact details of the Senior Operational Leader in their area, who is available to answer any questions about the service in their Jobcentre(s), these letters provide a series of guides and online links that their offices may find helpful in assisting constituents.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, we have also run information sessions on Universal Credit for both Hon. Members and Peers, which provided the opportunity to speak with Ministers and Senior Officials within the Department.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-02-09T14:04:38.953Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-09T14:04:38.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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4511
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this
836015
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-02more like thismore than 2018-02-02
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time is after an application is submitted for universal credit before the first payment is received for claimants in (a) London and (b) the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton remove filter
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Dr Rupa Huq more like this
star this property uin 126370 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-09more like thismore than 2018-02-09
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department’s data on payment timeliness is not available by area or region.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The assessment period and payment structure of Universal Credit creates a fixed period between date of entitlement and the first payment. However advances of up to 100% of a claimant’s indicative award are available straight away.</p><p> </p><p>Most new claims to Universal Credit Full Service have their entitlement to Universal Credit calculated within 31 days of submitting their application. The assessment period runs for a full calendar month from the date of entitlement and the Universal Credit pay date is up to 7 calendar days after the end of the assessment period.</p><p> </p><p>Our latest research shows that around 80% of new claims are paid in full and on time. The Department’s internal data shows that for those cases where full payment has not been made, around a sixth have not signed their Claimant Commitment or passed identity checks, and the others have outstanding verification issues such as housing, self-employed earnings and childcare costs. Many of these claimants receive a part payment for those elements of the claim that have been verified.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-02-09T14:03:54.327Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-09T14:03:54.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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4511
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this
836024
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-02more like thismore than 2018-02-02
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Publicity more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to publicise information to claimants eligible for universal credit who do not have internet access. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton remove filter
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Dr Rupa Huq more like this
star this property uin 126379 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-07more like thismore than 2018-02-07
unstar this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">The attached table shows all the contracts DWP currently holds with Capita including the total value of the contracts.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Our data shows that over 99% of claimants using the Universal Credit Full Service make their claim online.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Department uses multiple channels to publicise information for claimants about Universal Credit. These include:</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><ul><li><ins class="ministerial">Posters and leaflets in jobcentres, including a recent campaign to raise awareness about availability of advances.</ins></li></ul><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><ul><li><ins class="ministerial">Working closely with stakeholder organisations (many of whom interact with claimants, face to face and by telephone). This also includes working with local authorities as part of our on-going partnership to improve digital access and capability.</ins></li></ul><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><ul><li><ins class="ministerial">Playing short videos in Post Offices and GP surgeries in high claimant areas, and also advertising in transport hubs and shopping precinct locations.</ins></li></ul><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">To further support claimants without internet access, all jobcentres across the country have Wi-Fi and computers available, including 8000 additional computers installed to support the introduction of Universal Credit. This provides access to digital channels in every jobcentre for claimants to use when they do not have access at home. A telephone helpline and face to face support are also available for claimants to make and manage a Universal Credit claim.</ins></p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-02-07T16:12:02.117Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-07T16:12:02.117Z
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less than 2018-02-09T14:43:00.573Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-09T14:43:00.573Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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40066
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
star this property answering member 4495
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star this property file name 125893 Capita Contracts FR.docx more like this
star this property title Capita Contracts more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this