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star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Incapacity Benefit 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 she has to support long-term incapacity benefit claimants into work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking remove filter
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has an ambitious objective to see 1 million more disabled people in work by 2027. We are committed to supporting long-term incapacity benefit claimants into work.</p><p> </p><p>With effect from April 2017, we introduced the Personal Support Package for claimants on Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit throughout the Jobcentre Plus network. This initiative is expanding and improving the help we offer to those with disabilities and health conditions. It offers support for ESA and UC claimants to prepare for, find and enter work, but also ensures that we have enough work coaches and advisers to provide that support.</p><p> </p><p>The Work and Health Programme (WHP) was launched throughout England and Wales on a rolling basis between November 2017 and March 2018 and will provide innovative support for around 275,000 people over five years.</p><p> </p><p>The third set of experimental WHP statistics was published on 30 May 2019, and found that 78% of starts were people with a health condition or disability, 9% were people in an early access priority group and 13% were long-term unemployed. Although it’s still very early in the life of WHP, as of February 2019 3,140 participants had achieved a Job Outcome. From the December 2017 cohort, who had received 14 months of support, 23% have achieved a Job Outcome.</p><p> </p><p>Access to Work continues to offer eligible individuals practical advice and a discretionary grant of up to £59,200 per year to fund support above the level of an employer’s statutory obligation to make reasonable adjustments, and this can communication support at interviews for people moving into work.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions announced in December 2018 that we would be investing more than £40m in the new Intensive Personalised Employment Support Programme (IPES), a highly personalised package of support for disabled people who are at least a year away from moving into work. IPES is expected to be in place by the end of 2019 and run for a period of 4 years from the start of the contract. IPES will provide support for around 2,500 starts per year, totalling 10,000 on the programme.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T13:21:56.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T13:21:56.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations 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 she has made of the adequacy of the assessment procedure for personal independence payment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking remove filter
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
unstar this property uin 286200 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
unstar this property answer text <p>Since introducing the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Assessment in 2013, we have made significant improvements to our services in response to stakeholder feedback.</p><p>In particular, we have carefully considered and learnt from two independent reviews of PIP as well as the 2018 Work and Pensions Select Committee’s Report on PIP assessments. To offer a transformed service to people with disabilities and health conditions, the DWP Health Transformation Programme will be integrating the services that deliver PIP and WCA from 2021.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T11:24:14.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T11:24:14.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Older Workers 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 recent steps her Department has taken to support older workers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking remove filter
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
unstar this property uin 286217 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
unstar this property answer text <p>The number of older people in employment is at a record high. There are now 10.6 million workers aged 50 and over in the workforce compared to 9.1 million five years ago. In 2018/19, the employment level for 50+ individuals in the Woking constituency was estimated at 19,300 (Source: Annual Population Survey, NOMIS).</p><p> </p><p>To support older workers to remain and return to the labour market, the Government has removed the Default Retirement Age meaning most people can choose when to retire, and extended the right to request flexible working to all employees with 26 weeks’ continuous service with their employer.</p><p> </p><p>We have appointed a Business Champion for Older Workers to engage and influence employers both strategically and in terms of practical advice.</p><p> </p><p>In February 2017, the UK Government published “Fuller Working Lives: a partnership approach” to set out the role employers, individuals and Government can play in supporting fuller working lives. <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/587654/fuller-working-lives-a-partnership-approach.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/587654/fuller-working-lives-a-partnership-approach.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>And in February this year, DWP launched an online web page which brings together money, job and health elements of the mid-life MOT. <a href="https://www.yourpension.gov.uk/mid-life-mot/" target="_blank">https://www.yourpension.gov.uk/mid-life-mot/</a></p><p> </p><p>To support employers, Business in The Community has also created MOT guides that support businesses. <a href="https://age.bitc.org.uk/tools-impact-stories/toolkits" target="_blank">https://age.bitc.org.uk/tools-impact-stories/toolkits</a></p><p> </p><p>For people who simply can’t work, our welfare system will continue to provide a strong safety net, as it does for people of all ages now. We will spend £55 billion [£55.4bn] this year (2019/20) on benefits to support disabled people and people with health conditions. This is around 2.5% of GDP, and over 6% of government spending, and as a share of GDP, the UK’s public spending is second highest in the G7, bar Germany [OECD 2015 data].</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T14:25:52.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T14:25:52.24Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Employment: Travel 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 she is taking to help jobseekers travel to find work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking remove filter
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
unstar this property uin 286225 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
unstar this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:00:28.337Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:00:28.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Occupational Pensions 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 he has made of the effect of compulsory workplace pensions on the level of private sector job creation since 2012. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking remove filter
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
unstar this property uin 3461 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 2017-07-14more like thismore than 2017-07-14
unstar this property answer text <p>Automatic enrolment is a policy that works. Over 8 million individuals have been automatically enrolled into a workplace pension by more than 640,000 employers.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2012 private sector employment has grown by 2.6 million to reach 26.5 million. Automatic enrolment has been implemented on a national basis rather than being trialled which means it is not possible to make any assessment of the effect on the level of private sector job creation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 3370 more like this
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less than 2017-07-14T11:57:17.327Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-14T11:57:17.327Z
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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 Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Work Capability Assessment 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 recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of health capability assessments for claimants of employment and support allowance with (a) mental health issues and (b) learning difficulties. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking remove filter
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
unstar this property uin 3372 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
unstar this property answer text <p>Strict audit and quality control measures are in place to ensure the Centre for Health and Disability Assessments delivers high-quality assessments.</p><p> </p><p>The Department introduced the independent audit of Work Capability Assessments in March 2015 in line with the start of the new Health and Disability Assessment Service contract. Audit has a central role in confirming that independent health professional advice complies with the required standards and that it is clear and medically reasonable. It also provides assurance that any approach to assessment and opinion given is consistent so that, irrespective of where or by whom the assessment is carried out, claimants with conditions that have the same functional effect will ultimately receive the same benefit outcome.</p><p> </p><p>Health Professionals receive training on how to identify the impact of mental health conditions on claimants. This is followed by on-going professional training and support which continues for the duration of their employment in the role.</p><p> </p><p>Providers are required to make every attempt to obtain the best evidence available to assist the Health Professional undertaking the assessment to make a fully formed judgment. This includes evidence from Community Mental Health Teams, psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers supporting claimants with mental health conditions.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2017-07-13T10:05:25.617Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-13T10:05:25.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Occupational Pensions 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 he has made of the effect of compulsory workplace pensions on the level of private sector job creation since the introduction of those pensions in 2012. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking remove filter
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
unstar this property uin 3370 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 2017-07-14more like thismore than 2017-07-14
unstar this property answer text <p>Automatic enrolment is a policy that works. Over 8 million individuals have been automatically enrolled into a workplace pension by more than 640,000 employers.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2012 private sector employment has grown by 2.6 million to reach 26.5 million. Automatic enrolment has been implemented on a national basis rather than being trialled which means it is not possible to make any assessment of the effect on the level of private sector job creation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 3461 more like this
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less than 2017-07-14T11:57:17.423Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-14T11:57:17.423Z
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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 Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-04-25more like thismore than 2017-04-25
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Pensioners: Woking more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners in Woking constituency (a) receive the basic state pension, (b) receive pension credit and (c) are eligible for pension credit but do not claim it. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking remove filter
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-27more like thismore than 2017-04-27
unstar this property answer text <p>Statistics on the number of pensioners receiving the basic state pension in the Parliamentary constituency of Woking is published and can be obtained from:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users is available 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><p> </p><p>Statistics on the number of pensioners receiving pension credit in the Parliamentary constituency of Woking is published and can be obtained from:</p><p><a href="https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/default.asp" target="_blank">https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/default.asp</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/home/newuser.asp" target="_blank">https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/home/newuser.asp</a></p><p> </p><p>Information on the number of pensioners in the Parliamentary constituency of Woking who are eligible for Pension Credit, but do not claim it, is not available.</p><p> </p><p>Statistics, at Great Britain level, on the take-up of income related benefits (including Pension Credit) are published and available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/income-related-benefits-estimates-of-take-up--2" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/income-related-benefits-estimates-of-take-up--2</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2017-04-27T08:27:40.687Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-27T08:27:40.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-04-25more like thismore than 2017-04-25
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 State Retirement Pensions 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 recent estimate he has made of the average annual difference between the state pension paid to UK pensioners living in other EU member states and the basic state pension paid to people living in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking remove filter
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
unstar this property uin 71995 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-27more like thismore than 2017-04-27
unstar this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2017-04-27T08:40:32.437Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-27T08:40:32.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-10-07more like thismore than 2016-10-07
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 State Retirement Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the triple lock pension policy on the number of pensioners living in poverty in (a) Woking constituency, (b) the South East and (c) the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking remove filter
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
unstar this property uin 46749 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-17more like thismore than 2016-10-17
unstar this property answer text <p>While we can’t draw a direct link between the triple lock and pensioner poverty, pensioner poverty is at one of the lowest rates since records began, with 100,000 fewer pensioners in relative poverty (after housing costs) than there were in 2009/10. Pensioners are now less likely to be in relative and absolute low income after housing costs than the population as a whole. The Government continues to support the poorest pensioners, not least through Pension Credit which tops up income to a guaranteed minimum level of £155.60 for a single person and £237.55 for couples.</p><p>The Government wants all pensioners to have a decent and secure income in retirement. We have committed to maintain the triple lock to 2020, the guarantee that both the basic State Pension and the new State Pension will increase by the highest of the growth in average earnings, price increase or 2.5%. The full basic State Pension is now over £1,100 a year higher than it was at the start of the last Parliament. This is benefitting many of the 17,000 recipients of the State Pension in Woking, the 1.7 million recipients in the South East and the 13 million recipients in the UK.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T11:57:12.607Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T11:57:12.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this