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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit: Domestic Abuse 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 estimate he has made of the discretionary housing payment funding allocated to claimants affected by domestic abuse in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood remove filter
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 252018 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>Information on claimants affected by domestic abuse is not available to make an estimate of Discretionary Housing Payment funding allocated to domestic abuse victims due to data sensitivity.</p><p> </p><p>DHP guidance highlights the use of the fund in supporting victims of domestic abuse to move to a place of safety.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T12:38:56.99Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T12:38:56.99Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4510
unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1109793
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
star this property answering body
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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Redundancy 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 plans her Department has to prepare for potential jobs losses in the event the UK leaves the EU without a negotiated withdrawal agreement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood remove filter
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 241061 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s priority remains securing a deal to leave the EU. We have more people in work than ever before, with wages continuing to grow. As you would expect, DWP continues to ensure that there are contingency plans so we can provide our vital services to those who need them. For those who need it, we offer a wide range of tailored support through Jobcentres including our Rapid Response Service which provides support to employees and employers where there is a risk of large scale redundancies.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-04-09T16:51:46.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-09T16:51:46.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
star this property tabling member
4510
unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1109794
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Low Incomes 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 additional funding her Department plans to provide to support people on low wages and insecure income in the event of increases to food prices and living costs as a result of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood remove filter
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 241062 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s priority remains securing a deal to leave the EU. We have more people in work than ever before, with wages continuing to grow. DWP has contingency plans to ensure we can continue to provide our vital services to those who need them.</p><p> </p><p>The Department already has a number of mechanisms in place to provide additional support to those who need it.</p><p> </p><p>New claimants to Universal Credit can apply for an advance if they need financial support until the first regular payment of Universal Credit is made. Furthermore, we have recently implemented a £1000 increase in Work Allowance rates for some of the most vulnerable low paid working families. It will increase the amount that families can earn before Universal Credit is tapered away, providing 2.4 million working families with an extra £630 a year.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-04-09T16:42:23.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-09T16:42:23.697Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4510
unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1090925
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Social Rented Housing 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 assessment her Department has (a) made and (b) commissioned on the effect of the roll-out of universal credit on trends in the level of rent arrears for social housing tenants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood remove filter
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 233571 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
star this property answer text <p>Safeguards are in place for Universal Credit claimants, including Advances, and Alternative Payment Arrangements and claimants already receiving Housing Benefit are paid an additional two weeks of Housing Benefit to support them whilst they transition to monthly payments on Universal Credit. Our work coaches gauge claimants’ financial needs from their first interview and can refer them to more specialist support for debt advice if required.</p><p>According to latest figures (November 2018), only about 8% of social rented households were claiming Universal Credit. Many tenants have pre-existing rent arrears at the start of their claim; indications at this stage are that Universal Credit actually helps to clear these arrears over time.</p><p>We are currently carrying out analysis of this issue with a number of housing providers, to investigate and understand the true level of rent arrears for their tenants, what is causing them and any impacts Universal Credit may be having. This will be published when completed.</p><p />
unstar this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-03-21T09:53:01.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T09:53:01.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4510
unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1055956
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pension 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 estimate her Department has made of the number of pensioners that will be affected by the changes to the claiming of pension credit by mixed age couples. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood remove filter
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 217671 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
star this property answer text <p>The Welfare Reform Act 2012 amended entitlement conditions for Pension Credit so as to require both members of a couple to have reached the qualifying age for Pension Credit before the couple can be entitled to it.</p><p> </p><p>The change will not affect mixed age couples who are entitled to Pension Credit and/or pension age Housing Benefit immediately before the implementation date unless their entitlement to both those benefits subsequently ends.</p><p> </p><p>An estimate of the number of mixed age couples who may be affected by the forthcoming changes to be introduced on 15 May 2019 is set out below:</p><p> </p><p><strong>Estimated mixed age couples affected by policy change</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2019/20</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2020/21</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2021/22</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>15,000</p></td><td><p>30,000</p></td><td><p>40,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The table below gives estimates of the effects on Annual Managed Expenditure (AME) of the changes to be introduced in May 2019 to the eligibility for Pension Credit and pension-age Housing Benefit of couples where one partner has reached state pension age and the other has not. The estimates relate to couples who are not in receipt of either Pension Credit or pension-age Housing Benefit at the point the changes are introduced. They include no estimate of behavioural effects, for example from job retention or increased saving for retirement.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Estimated overall AME savings</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2019/20</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2020/21</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2021/22</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>£45m</p></td><td><p>£130m</p></td><td><p>£220m</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
unstar this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 217672 more like this
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less than 2019-02-12T13:51:16.493Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-12T13:51:16.493Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1055958
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pension 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 estimate her Department has made of the savings for the public purse that will be made as a result of the changes to the claiming of pension credit by mixed age couples. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood remove filter
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 217672 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
star this property answer text <p>The Welfare Reform Act 2012 amended entitlement conditions for Pension Credit so as to require both members of a couple to have reached the qualifying age for Pension Credit before the couple can be entitled to it.</p><p> </p><p>The change will not affect mixed age couples who are entitled to Pension Credit and/or pension age Housing Benefit immediately before the implementation date unless their entitlement to both those benefits subsequently ends.</p><p> </p><p>An estimate of the number of mixed age couples who may be affected by the forthcoming changes to be introduced on 15 May 2019 is set out below:</p><p> </p><p><strong>Estimated mixed age couples affected by policy change</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2019/20</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2020/21</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2021/22</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>15,000</p></td><td><p>30,000</p></td><td><p>40,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The table below gives estimates of the effects on Annual Managed Expenditure (AME) of the changes to be introduced in May 2019 to the eligibility for Pension Credit and pension-age Housing Benefit of couples where one partner has reached state pension age and the other has not. The estimates relate to couples who are not in receipt of either Pension Credit or pension-age Housing Benefit at the point the changes are introduced. They include no estimate of behavioural effects, for example from job retention or increased saving for retirement.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Estimated overall AME savings</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2019/20</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2020/21</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2021/22</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>£45m</p></td><td><p>£130m</p></td><td><p>£220m</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
unstar this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 217671 more like this
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less than 2019-02-12T13:51:16.553Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-12T13:51:16.553Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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4510
unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-04more like thismore than 2019-01-04
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Conditions of Employment 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 the Government has plans to publish a response to the ILO Brown Report on ending violence and harassment in the world of work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood remove filter
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 205356 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
star this property answer text <p>The Government supports the adoption of an ILO Convention on ending violence and harassment in the world of work and is negotiating to achieve a convention which is ratifiable by as large a number of the ILO’s membership as possible.</p><p> </p><p>Given the UK is engaged in on-going negotiation on the content of the convention, we have no plans to publish our response to the ILO Brown Report. In March, the ILO will publish its Blue Report, which will reflect the responses received.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-01-09T15:52:19.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-09T15:52:19.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4510
unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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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
star 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 tendering process was used to commission Citizens Advice to provide Universal Support from April 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood remove filter
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 190527 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>Citizens Advice (CA) and Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) were given a direct grant award for the full delivery of a Universal Support service for 12 months from April 2019 (while developing their service alongside Local Authorities up to 31 March 2019). A delivery review point is built into the Grant Agreement, at which point we will consider how the service is operating. The decision to award directly to CA and CAS is based on their position as a well-known and independent advice organisation. This partnership will ensure we are offering a consistent approach nationally for our most vulnerable customers.</p><p> </p><p>Grant funding for the delivery of Universal Support by Local Authorities will cease from April 2019, as will their obligation to deliver the service. CA and CAS are committed to providing a Universal Support service across all areas of England, Wales and Scotland.</p><p> </p><p>In taking the decision to award the grant to CA and CAS due regard was paid to the Department’s obligations.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
190528 more like this
190529 more like this
190530 more like this
190531 more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T17:07:39.893Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:07:39.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4510
unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1005738
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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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
star 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, if she will place in the Library a copy of the methodology for selecting Citizens Advice to provide Universal Support. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood remove filter
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 190528 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>Citizens Advice (CA) and Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) were given a direct grant award for the full delivery of a Universal Support service for 12 months from April 2019 (while developing their service alongside Local Authorities up to 31 March 2019). A delivery review point is built into the Grant Agreement, at which point we will consider how the service is operating. The decision to award directly to CA and CAS is based on their position as a well-known and independent advice organisation. This partnership will ensure we are offering a consistent approach nationally for our most vulnerable customers.</p><p> </p><p>Grant funding for the delivery of Universal Support by Local Authorities will cease from April 2019, as will their obligation to deliver the service. CA and CAS are committed to providing a Universal Support service across all areas of England, Wales and Scotland.</p><p> </p><p>In taking the decision to award the grant to CA and CAS due regard was paid to the Department’s obligations.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
190527 more like this
190529 more like this
190530 more like this
190531 more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T17:07:39.957Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:07:39.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4510
unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1005739
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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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
star 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 assessment her Department has made of the effect of the transfer of provision of Universal Support to Citizens Advice on (a) local authority costs for providing and (b) local availability of Universal Support after April 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood remove filter
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 190529 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>Citizens Advice (CA) and Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) were given a direct grant award for the full delivery of a Universal Support service for 12 months from April 2019 (while developing their service alongside Local Authorities up to 31 March 2019). A delivery review point is built into the Grant Agreement, at which point we will consider how the service is operating. The decision to award directly to CA and CAS is based on their position as a well-known and independent advice organisation. This partnership will ensure we are offering a consistent approach nationally for our most vulnerable customers.</p><p> </p><p>Grant funding for the delivery of Universal Support by Local Authorities will cease from April 2019, as will their obligation to deliver the service. CA and CAS are committed to providing a Universal Support service across all areas of England, Wales and Scotland.</p><p> </p><p>In taking the decision to award the grant to CA and CAS due regard was paid to the Department’s obligations.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
190527 more like this
190528 more like this
190530 more like this
190531 more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T17:07:40.003Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:07:40.003Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4510
unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this