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star this property date less than 2016-01-27more like thismore than 2016-01-27
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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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: Poverty 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 of the number of pensioners living in poverty in (a) Windsor, (b) the South East and (c) the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-04more like thismore than 2016-02-04
star 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. Pensioners are 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 and from April 2016, Pension Credit will top 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 are committed to the triple lock, the guarantee that the basic State Pension will increase by the highest of the growth in average earnings, price increase or 2.5%. From April 2016, the basic State Pension will be over £1,100 a year higher than at the start of the last Parliament. This will benefit many of the 18,000 recipients of State Pension in Windsor, the 1.7 million recipients in the South East and the 13 million recipients in the UK.</p><p> </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 2016-02-04T17:06:54.213Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-04T17:06:54.213Z
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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 Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
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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 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 he will provide a simple route for people to donate their universal benefits back to the state; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The majority of winter fuel payments are sent out automatically. However, people can simply return their winter fuel payment to the office that issues it. They can also write to the Department requesting not to receive a winter fuel payment for future years, either in advance of first getting a payment, or after they have received one or more payments.</p><p> </p><p>Anyone aged 75 or over is entitled to a free TV Licence for their main address. The free licence is not issued automatically and needs to be applied for. Once issued, licences are renewed automatically every year unless the customer does not have a National Insurance Number in which case TV Licensing will contact them to confirm their circumstances have not changed each year. An over 75 licence can be cancelled at any time and a paid-for licence requested.</p><p> </p><p>The concessionary travel benefit is optional. An eligible person can choose not to take up the entitlement. The National Travel Survey 2011 shows that in GB, 79 per cent of people eligible for an older persons' bus pass held one.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-06-07more like thismore than 2016-06-07
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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 Personal Income 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 he has taken to increase the range of statistics that his Department collects on income mobility. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 39725 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-14more like thismore than 2016-06-14
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions (as well as the Office for National Statistics) publishes a wide range of information looking at the income distribution. We have announced we will be producing a new publication, Income Dynamics in February/March 2017, which will look at income mobility, including a measure of persistent low income, based on new data from the Understanding Society survey.</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 2016-06-14T14:46:57.293Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-14T14:46:57.293Z
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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 Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
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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 Access to Work Programme more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many disabled entrepreneurs have been able to access additional support funding through the Access to Work programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 200306 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>In the financial year April 2013 – March 2014 DWP supported 4066 disabled customers who are registered as self employed through the Access to Work programme. Of which 57 customers were also from The New Enterprise Allowance programme.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-06-18T15:48:40.9033097Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T15:48:40.9033097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
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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 Long Term Unemployed People: Mental Health 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 long-term unemployment on the mental health needs of claimants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 128491 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
star this property answer text <p>We know that the longer a working age person is out of work, the more difficult it is for them to return to work and their health and wellbeing may worsen as a result, which is why improving employment support for people with mental health issues is a key priority for this Government.</p><p>The Command Paper <em>Improving Lives: The Future of Work, Health and Disability</em>, published in November 2017, outlines actions to improve out of work support, including:</p><ul><li>Investment in trials, proofs of concept and feasibility studies to test ways to provide specialist support for people with mental health conditions;</li><li>Doubling the number of employment advisers working in NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies services by over 300 by 2019, enabling greater provision of integrated psychological treatment and employment support;</li><li>Enhancing mental health training for Jobcentre work coaches;</li><li>Supporting NHS plans to increase access to the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model – a model of integrated employment support within secondary mental health care services.</li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-02-26T12:21:10.957Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-26T12:21:10.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-09more like thismore than 2018-07-09
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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 Social Mobility 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 increase levels of social mobility. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 162029 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-17more like thismore than 2018-07-17
star this property answer text <p>I refer you to my previous answer to the member for Witham in the House on 21 May, volume 641, column 552. <a href="https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2018-05-21/debates/3F200720-92F6-4F4B-A1E1-AF6454B09F5B/SocialMobility" target="_blank">https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2018-05-21/debates/3F200720-92F6-4F4B-A1E1-AF6454B09F5B/SocialMobility</a></p><p> </p><p>Through our reforms to the welfare system, we have increased the number of people in employment to a record 32.39m, including increases across historically under-represented groups, and in doing so we have reduced the number of children living in workless households by around 600,000.</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 2018-07-17T16:45:36.573Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-17T16:45:36.573Z
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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 Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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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 New Enterprise Allowance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of recent trends in the number of individuals in receipt of the New Enterprise Allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 170294 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-12more like thismore than 2018-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The Department regularly publishes official statistics for the New Enterprise Allowance Scheme, including an overview of the latest trends seen in the data. The latest publication can be accessed at:</p><p><strong><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/new-enterprise-allowance-april-2011-to-december-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/new-enterprise-allowance-april-2011-to-december-2017</a></strong></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 2018-09-12T16:33:04.083Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-12T16:33:04.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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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 New Enterprise Allowance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse has been of the New Enterprise Allowance in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-19more like thismore than 2018-09-19
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>Between April 2011 and December 2017, New Enterprise Allowance has supported over 113,000 people to start their own business.</p><p> </p><p>The Departmental spend on New Enterprise Allowance (NEA), comprising contracted mentoring costs and Allowance payments to participants who had started to trade from 2013/14 is set out in the table below:</p><p><strong> </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>£m</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total NEA spend</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>58.8</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>44.2</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>20.2</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>29.1</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>22.1</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Notes:</strong></p><p> </p><p>The reducing spend reflects:</p><p> </p><ol><li>Rising employment rates</li><li>The introduction of the Link Up Start Up (LUSU) workshop in April 2017 (to assess the viability of a claimant’s business) prior to starting on NEA</li><li>A refund of costs in 2015/16 from suppliers from the Grant Funded phase of the NEA which ended in December 2014.</li></ol>
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 2018-09-19T14:47:49.067Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-19T14:47:49.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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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 Self-employed: 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, whether she has made an assessment of trends in the level of self-employed people participating in a private pension scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 170737 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
star this property answer text <p>As part of its review of automatic enrolment, published in December 2017, the Government looked at the position of the self-employed and private pension saving. The review established that the 4.8 million people who are self-employed in the UK are a hugely varied population with different income and savings needs for their retirement. Overall, participation rates for the self-employed have been on the decline in recent years, falling from 31 per cent in 2006/7 to 14 per cent in 2016/17. While pension participation rates have fallen for the self-employed, analysis has shown that the self-employed have, on average, broadly comparable levels of total assets to employees’ (PPI report on policies for increasing long-term saving of the self-employed). However, analysis has shown the distribution of assets to be different for employees compared to the self-employed – employees tend to have a higher level of private pension wealth compared to the self-employed and the self-employed tend to have higher levels of property wealth relative to employees.</p><p> </p><p>The review found that there is currently no single or simple and straightforward mechanism to bring self-employed people into workplace pension saving. Nor is there any consensus or evidence about the best approach to increasing pension saving among this group.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to work towards implementing our manifesto commitment to improve retirement savings among the self-employed by testing targeted interventions to understand what works in practice. We will provide more information about the trial areas later this year, following our feasibility work.</p><p> </p>
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 170738 more like this
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less than 2018-09-11T16:15:25.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-11T16:15:25.617Z
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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 Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
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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 Self-employed: Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps her Department has taken to encourage self-employed individuals to participate in a private pension scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 170738 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
star this property answer text <p>As part of its review of automatic enrolment, published in December 2017, the Government looked at the position of the self-employed and private pension saving. The review established that the 4.8 million people who are self-employed in the UK are a hugely varied population with different income and savings needs for their retirement. Overall, participation rates for the self-employed have been on the decline in recent years, falling from 31 per cent in 2006/7 to 14 per cent in 2016/17. While pension participation rates have fallen for the self-employed, analysis has shown that the self-employed have, on average, broadly comparable levels of total assets to employees’ (PPI report on policies for increasing long-term saving of the self-employed). However, analysis has shown the distribution of assets to be different for employees compared to the self-employed – employees tend to have a higher level of private pension wealth compared to the self-employed and the self-employed tend to have higher levels of property wealth relative to employees.</p><p> </p><p>The review found that there is currently no single or simple and straightforward mechanism to bring self-employed people into workplace pension saving. Nor is there any consensus or evidence about the best approach to increasing pension saving among this group.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to work towards implementing our manifesto commitment to improve retirement savings among the self-employed by testing targeted interventions to understand what works in practice. We will provide more information about the trial areas later this year, following our feasibility work.</p><p> </p>
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 170737 more like this
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less than 2018-09-11T16:15:25.693Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-11T16:15:25.693Z
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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 Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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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 Pensions: Consumer Information 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 she has made an assessment of the progress of the delivery of the Pension Dashboard. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 170739 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
star this property answer text <p>On Tuesday 4 September 2018, I published a written statement providing an update on pensions including the Pensions Dashboard. This statement can be found here: <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-09-04/HCWS933/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-09-04/HCWS933/</a></p><p>An industry-led Dashboard, facilitated by Government, will harness the best of industry innovation. We will continue to engage with industry, consumer groups and other stakeholders on this model and Government will protect pension savers and personal information by legislating where necessary.</p><p> </p><p>We will shortly report on the findings of the Feasibility Study.</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
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less than 2018-09-11T16:11:21.29Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-11T16:11:21.29Z
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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 Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-31more like thismore than 2018-10-31
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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: Mental Illness more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an estimate of the change in the employment rate between 2017-18 and 2023-24 for people with (a) schizophrenia, (b) bipolar disorder, (c) depression and (d) mental health conditions as a whole. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 186279 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The information requested in not available. The Department does not produce forecasts of employment for people with specific health conditions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-11-05T17:17:01.047Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-05T17:17:01.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-09more like thismore than 2018-07-09
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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: Older People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the effect of setting the cut-off point for claiming personal independence payment and its mobility part at 65 years on the ability to travel to and from work of people who become disabled after their 65th birthday; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
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Adam Holloway more like this
star this property uin 162015 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 2018-07-12more like thismore than 2018-07-12
star this property answer text <p>The aim of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is to focus additional help with the extra costs of disability on people who become severely disabled earlier in life and who, as a consequence, face limited opportunities to work, earn and save compared with other people. Once PIP has been awarded, and subject to the conditions of entitlement continuing to be met, it can continue in payment after age 65. The upper age limit for PIP is currently aligned with State Pension age and will be rising in line with increases to it beginning from later this year.</p><p>For people who become disabled after reaching pension age, Attendance Allowance (AA) can provide help with the extra costs of disability and helps them maintain their independence. AA is a tax-free, non-contributory benefit which can be used flexibly to help meet extra needs and is currently worth up to £85.60 a week.</p><p>People who become disabled after their 65<sup>th</sup> birthday can apply for Access to Work and they will continue to be eligibility for support as long as they remain in employment.</p><p /><p />
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 162016 more like this
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less than 2018-07-12T15:59:58.143Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-12T15:59:58.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-09more like thismore than 2018-07-09
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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: Older People 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 she has made an assessment of the potential effect of setting the cut-off point for claiming personal independence payment and its mobility part at 65 years on the economic contribution of people who become disabled after their 65th birthday and need or wish to travel to work; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Adam Holloway more like this
star this property uin 162016 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 2018-07-12more like thismore than 2018-07-12
star this property answer text <p>The aim of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is to focus additional help with the extra costs of disability on people who become severely disabled earlier in life and who, as a consequence, face limited opportunities to work, earn and save compared with other people. Once PIP has been awarded, and subject to the conditions of entitlement continuing to be met, it can continue in payment after age 65. The upper age limit for PIP is currently aligned with State Pension age and will be rising in line with increases to it beginning from later this year.</p><p>For people who become disabled after reaching pension age, Attendance Allowance (AA) can provide help with the extra costs of disability and helps them maintain their independence. AA is a tax-free, non-contributory benefit which can be used flexibly to help meet extra needs and is currently worth up to £85.60 a week.</p><p>People who become disabled after their 65<sup>th</sup> birthday can apply for Access to Work and they will continue to be eligibility for support as long as they remain in employment.</p><p /><p />
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 162015 more like this
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less than 2018-07-12T15:59:58.207Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-12T15:59:58.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answering body
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 Refugees: 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, whether refugees resettled under the resettlement scheme will be subject to the two-child limit for universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 270446 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 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>Refugees resettled under resettlement schemes are able to work and have access to some DWP benefits upon arrival.</p><p>In the same way as other claimants, they are included in the policy not to provide extra benefit entitlements for more than two children unless those children were born before 6 April 2017 or an exception applies.</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 2019-07-02T14:50:47.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T14:50:47.4Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-30more like thismore than 2017-10-30
star this property answering body
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 more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 plans to review the grounds on which face-to-face interviews are required for a personal independence payment assessment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 110315 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 2017-11-02more like thismore than 2017-11-02
star this property answer text <p>Key to ensuring that decisions for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) are correct is getting the best evidence from a variety of sources. As part of that evidence gathering process most people will be asked to attend a face-to-face consultation with a trained, independent assessor. Such a consultation gives individuals the opportunity to put across their own views of the impact of their health condition or impairment on their everyday lives. However, we accept that face-to-face consultations may not be appropriate in every case and if there is enough evidence then the claimant will not be asked to attend a consultation. Guidance on the circumstances when a paper-based assessment may be appropriate is contained in the PIP Assessment Guide which is regularly reviewed.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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 2017-11-02T15:36:18.703Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-02T15:36:18.703Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-03more like thismore than 2017-11-03
star this property answering body
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: Forms 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 the Government has to review the PIP2 form and the requirement that it be returned to his Department within four weeks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 111429 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 2017-11-09more like thismore than 2017-11-09
star this property answer text <p>Where a claimant finds it difficult to complete the “How your disability affects you” form within the 4-week period, they are advised to contact the Department who will automatically provide an additional two weeks when needed. Where a claimant still has difficulty, they will be granted further time where it is considered reasonable to do so.</p><p> </p><p>Recent research carried out by Ipsos MORI indicated that 85% of claimants were able to complete all sections of the PIP2 questionnaire and only 4% were unable to do so. This has been the subject of a government publication</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-independence-payment-evaluation-wave-1-claimant-survey-findings" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-independence-payment-evaluation-wave-1-claimant-survey-findings</a></p> more like this
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 2017-11-09T16:01:30Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-09T16:01:30Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-03more like thismore than 2017-11-03
star this property answering body
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 more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 disability-specific training personal independence payment assessors receive to enable them to adapt their communication and assessment methods so that claimants can better understand and take part in their assessment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 111433 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 2017-11-09more like thismore than 2017-11-09
star this property answer text <p>The Department has set clear requirements on the professions, skills, experience and training of the Healthcare Professionals that the providers should use to carry out assessments. Healthcare Professionals are medically qualified professionals who have previous clinical experience of communicating with individuals who have varied conditions.</p><p> </p><p>All Healthcare Professionals receive comprehensive training in disability analysis which includes communication skills and understanding the communication needs of those with specific disabilities. This training builds on prior clinical knowledge to develop an understanding as to how conditions affect claimants in their day-to-day activities.</p> more like this
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 2017-11-09T16:37:27.117Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-09T16:37:27.117Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-03more like thismore than 2017-11-03
star this property answering body
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: Greater Manchester more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 venues were used for assessments for personal independence payments in Manchester in the last 12 months; and what assessment his Department made of the accessibility of those venues before choosing them. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 111434 more like this
star this property answer
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-09more like thismore than 2017-11-09
star this property answer text <p>Independent Assessment Services undertake PIP consultations in Manchester at the following venues:</p><p> </p><p><strong>Unit 1 &amp; 2, Deva City Office Park, Trinity Way, Salford, Manchester, M3 7BB.</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>The Lilac Centre, Manchester General Hospital, Delaunays Road, Crumpsall, Manchester, M8 5RB</strong></p><p> </p><p>DWP has set clear requirements in terms of geography/travel, security and claimant experience in relation to the sites used for PIP consultations. All Assessment Centres are compliant with the Equality Act 2010. If a claimant is unable to travel to, or access an Assessment Centre as a result of their health condition or impairment, a home visit may be offered.</p><p><em></em></p> more like this
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 2017-11-09T16:40:20.623Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-09T16:40:20.623Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-03more like thismore than 2017-11-03
star this property answering body
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: Manchester Gorton more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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, how many people in Manchester Gorton constituency have been denied a home assessment for their personal independence payment claim; and what reasons were given for those decisions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 111435 more like this
star this property answer
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-09more like thismore than 2017-11-09
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
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 2017-11-09T16:41:44.61Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-09T16:41:44.61Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
star this property tabling member
4671
unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-03more like thismore than 2017-11-03
star this property answering body
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 more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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, with reference to his Department's Personal Independence Payment Assessment Guide, paragraph 1.5.4, what recent assessment he has made of compliance with the guidance on cases that should not require a face-to-face consultation by assessors; and what estimate he has made of the number of claimants who were invited to attend unnecessary face-to-face assessments in the most recent 12-month period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 111443 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 2017-11-09more like thismore than 2017-11-09
star this property answer text <p>Decisions on whether an assessment can be undertaken based on the paper evidence alone, or via a face-to-face consultation, are made by a Healthcare Professional on a case by case basis and are not dependent on a claimant’s condition, except for those people who are applying under the terminally ill provisions. Most people will be required to attend a face-to-face consultation except where Healthcare Professionals consider that there is sufficient existing information to carry out an assessment based on the paper evidence, or where there is strong evidence to indicate that a face-to-face consultation is likely to be stressful for the claimant.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
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 2017-11-09T16:47:12.033Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-09T16:47:12.033Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
star this property tabling member
4671
unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-03more like thismore than 2017-11-03
star this property answering body
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 more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 the Government has to review its policy on exemptions from reassessment for personal independence payments claimants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 111431 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 2017-11-09more like thismore than 2017-11-09
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Member to the answer I gave on 25 July 2017 to Question <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2017-07-17/5325/" target="_blank">UIN 5325</a>.</p> more like this
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 2017-11-09T16:15:48.34Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-09T16:15:48.34Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
star this property tabling member
4671
unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-03more like thismore than 2017-11-03
star this property answering body
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 more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 guidance his Department has published to raise awareness of requesting a home assessment for personal independence payments applicants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 111432 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 2017-11-09more like thismore than 2017-11-09
star this property answer text <p>Consultations may potentially be carried out in a variety of locations and some will need to be carried out at a claimant’s home. Information relating to when a home consultation should be considered can be found in the PIP Assessment Guide which is publically available on gov.uk</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-independence-payment-assessment-guide-for-assessment-providers" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-independence-payment-assessment-guide-for-assessment-providers</a></p> more like this
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 2017-11-09T16:34:12.367Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-09T16:34:12.367Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
star this property tabling member
4671
unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-03more like thismore than 2017-11-03
star this property answering body
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 more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 the Government has to review the personal independence payments claims process. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 111430 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 2017-11-09more like thismore than 2017-11-09
star this property answer text <p>We constantly look to review and improve the experience of people claiming Personal Independence Payment (PIP). We are currently considering the recommendations made in the second independent review of Personal Independence Payment (published on 30 March 2017) which included recommendations to improve our communications for claimants. We plan to respond to the review’s findings later this year.</p><p> </p> more like this
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 2017-11-09T16:08:18.84Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-09T16:08:18.84Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
star this property answering body
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 Plumbing and Mechanical Services (UK) Industry Pension Scheme more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 discussions she has had with Plumbing Pensions (UK) Ltd on its decision to issue section 75 employer debt notices to employers who have participated in the Plumbing & Mechanical Services (UK) Industry Pension Scheme and according to that scheme’s records have triggered a section 75 employer debt; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 208369 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 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State has had no discussions with Plumbing Pensions (UK) Ltd. However, DWP officials have met and continue to engage with the trustees from the scheme and employer representatives. The Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion has met with a number of Employer representatives on this issue.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2005 when this area of legislation was strengthened, this particular scheme has not calculated section 75 employer debt for employers affected by this issue. It has therefore not been possible for government to make any reliable estimates of the number of employers who are affected by this issue.</p><p> </p><p>The key pressure upon the trustees is to ensure that they carry out a proper calculation so that all parties can then understand the situation.</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 208372 more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T14:33:14.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T14:33:14.053Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this