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star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar 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 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, how many people have had deductions from their universal credit of (a) 20 per cent for a single debt as a result of (i) a utility company bill, (ii) council tax arrears and (iii) other liabilities and (b) 30 per cent for two such debts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Makerfield more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
star this property uin 201679 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not have access to data outlining third party deductions by deduction type. As such, to provide this data would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p><strong> </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
star this property grouped question UIN 201680 more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-12-20T15:29:53.333Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-07more like thismore than 2018-12-07
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar 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: Appeals 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 length of time taken for the transfer of documents between her Department and the Courts and Tribunal Service relating to personal independence payments claimants who are appealing the refusal of their claim in the most recent period for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 200084 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
star this property answer text <p>The Department works closely with HM Courts and Tribunal Service and endeavours to transfer information within agreed timescales. We continue to monitor and review our decision making and appeals journey and have in recent months undertaken significant recruitment to ensure we deliver the best service to our customers</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 2018-12-12T16:41:20.163Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T16:41:20.163Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar 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 Poverty more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will take further action to address relative poverty in the UK in response to the Statement on Visit to the United Kingdom, by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, published on 16 November. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL11656 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government will carefully consider the findings set out in the Special Rapporteur’s interim report published on 16 November. Professor Alston’s final report will be presented to the June 2019 session of the of the Human Rights’ Council. Any formal comments made by the Government in response will be published alongside the final report on the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ website.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Under this Government, income inequality has fallen and remains lower than in 2010; the number of children in workless households is at a record low; and there are 1 million fewer people in absolute poverty (before housing costs) compared with 2010, including 300,000 children.</p><p> </p><p>The Autumn Budget announced a number of changes to Universal Credit ahead of further expansion including an increase of £1,000 in work allowances from April 2019 allowing 2.4 million households to keep an extra £630 of income each year.</p><p> </p><p>Work continues to offer people the best opportunity to move out of poverty. Children living in households where all adults are working are five times less likely to be in relative poverty after housing costs than those in workless families.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-12-05T13:42:00.907Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T13:42:00.907Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar 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 Universal Credit: Children more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to postpone the extension of the policy to provide support to a maximum of two children to new Universal Credit claimants. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Portsmouth more like this
star this property uin HL11631 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
star this property answer text <p>The policy aims to strike the appropriate balance between support for claimants with children and fairness to taxpayers and families with children who support themselves solely through work. A benefits structure that adjusts automatically to family size is ultimately not sustainable, and parents who support themselves solely through work would not generally expect to see their wages increase simply because of the addition of a new child to their family.</p><p> </p><p>There are exceptions in place to support those unable to make choices about the number of children in their household.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T13:07:31.347Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T13:07:31.347Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Portsmouth more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar 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 Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking (1) to address hardship caused in Universal Credit pilot areas, and (2) to ensure that the same impacts on debt and health are not caused by the future roll-out of Universal Credit. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Newcastle more like this
star this property uin HL11910 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit Full Service has been introduced gradually in stages across the country since April 2017 with full roll-out completing this month. From 2019 onwards we will begin to manage migrate legacy benefit claimants to Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>DWP is working closely with stakeholders to design how we identify and support those claimants who will need extra help with the process of managed migration. This will begin with a lengthy period of careful introduction and will be at a small scale to ensure our processes are working effectively before we take on larger volumes from 2020 onwards. Once managed migration has been completed there will be an additional £2.1 billion spend per year on Universal Credit compared to the current legacy system.</p><p> </p><p>More severely disabled people will also receive higher payments under Universal Credit, with around 1 million disabled households gaining on average about £100 more per month and the managed migration regulations currently before Parliament, include transitional protections to ensure that no one loses out at the point of transition.</p><p> </p><p>Claimants may have pre-existing debts prior to claiming Universal Credit – for example rent arrears (which are usually temporary and are cleared over time). However, this year, following Autumn Budget 2017, we have implemented a comprehensive package of improvements. These include making advances of up to 100 per cent of the indicative award available (from the start of a claim), removing the 7 waiting days, providing an additional payment of 2 weeks of Housing Benefit to support claimants when they transition to Universal Credit, and changing how claimants in temporary accommodation receive support for their housing costs.</p><p> </p><p>We announced further support at Autumn Budget 2018. Work Allowances will increase by £1000 a year from next April. This will benefit working parents and people with disabilities – 2.4 million households will be up to £630 better off per year in a package worth £1.7bn by 2023/24. From July 2020, payment of the income related elements of Employment and Support Allowance, income based Jobseeker’s Allowance and Income Support will continue for two weeks after a claim for Universal Credit has been made.</p><p> </p><p>Finally, our new Universal Support partnership with Citizens Advice (CA) and Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) from April 2019 will deliver a high-quality and consistent service for our most vulnerable claimants, to assist them manage their Universal Credit claim, get paid on time and budget effectively.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-12-12T14:58:19.187Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T14:58:19.187Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Newcastle more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar 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: Autism 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 effectiveness of the Access to Work Hidden Impairment Specialist Team in (a) advising employers on supporting employees diagnosed with autism, (b) offering autistic people an assessment of their needs at work and (c) helping to develop support plans for those people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 201149 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
star this property answer text <p>Last year, the Access to Work Hidden Impairment Specialist team helped 2,150 people, which includes people with Autism. This number has been continually increasing since the team was introduced in 2014/2015, when 1,160 people were helped.</p><p> </p><p>People with hidden impairments are offered an Access to Work holistic workplace assessment to identify the type of help they require in the workplace. Following this assessment, the Access to Work adviser will work with both the employer and customer to develop support plans where appropriate</p><p> </p><p>In November, we published Access to Work: Qualitative research with applicants, employers and delivery staff, which found that workplace assessment experiences tended to be very positive. Although we don’t have separate findings for autistic people, employers and applicants felt that assessments were comprehensive and appropriate, and conducted sensitively. Many applicants talked about how the recommendations and advice given during the assessment alone had enlightened them about the support available for their condition and small changes they could make in the workplace which went a long way in improving their workplace experience. Applicants that were previously too nervous to ask their employer for (even ‘light touch’) adjustments felt the expert ‘stamp of approval’ via the assessment helped them to approach their employer and empowered them to ask for changes.</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
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less than 2018-12-18T15:24:02.793Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T15:24:02.793Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar 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 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, how many universal credit claimants have had their payments reduced as a result of being paid two consecutive months salaries in a single assessment period as a result of their payment dates. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clwyd South more like this
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Susan Elan Jones more like this
star this property uin 201684 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</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 2018-12-17T17:41:16.653Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T17:41:16.653Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Susan Elan Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar 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 Pensions: Advisory Services 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, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2018 to Question 191268, on Pensions: Advisory Services, what steps he is taking to encourage those identified in the pension wise service evaluation report for 2016-17 who are not pre-disposed to taking actions that help them make informed decisions on their pensions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 196692 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>Take up of the Pension Wise guidance service is growing. Between 2015/16 and 2017/18, take up of appointments more than doubled and continues to increase. Pension schemes and providers are required to signpost people to Pension Wise at key contact points. Pension providers are consistently cited by around half of the people who contact Pension Wise as the place they first heard of the service. The Financial Conduct Authority have consulted on changes to these requirements with a view to increasing the take up of Pension Wise guidance.</p><p> </p><p>The Pension Wise marketing strategy across TV, Radio, web, Press and Video on Demand, as well as search engine optimisation, aims to get maximum reach amongst the target audience. This has proven to an effective way of both raising awareness of the service and driving take-up of appointments.</p><p> </p><p>Pension Wise is also working with employers nationally and locally to engage with their employees at their place of work. Pension Wise delivery partners also undertake local promotional activities, raising awareness of the service at local events.</p><p> </p><p>The Financial Guidance and Claims Act 2018 establishes a new Single Financial Guidance Body which will bring together the services currently provided by the Money Advice Service, The Pensions Advisory Service and Pension Wise. The new body will make it easier for people to access information and guidance to help them make effective financial decisions. This Act also set a framework for implementing a stronger final nudge towards Pension Wise at the point people seek to access their pension and we are engaging with providers to find the most effective approach.</p><p> </p><p>The 2016-17 Pension Wise service evaluation report did not specifically identify a group who are not pre-disposed to taking actions that help them make informed decisions on their pensions. It was predominantly a survey of Pension Wise customers, but included a group of non-users, for the purposes of comparison and to help understand why they had not used the service.</p><p> </p><p>The latest Pension Wise service evaluation report has now been published and is available online at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pension-wise-service-evaluation-2017-to-2018-customer-experiences-and-outcomes" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pension-wise-service-evaluation-2017-to-2018-customer-experiences-and-outcomes</a></p><p> </p><p>Finally, the DWP has just issued a consultation on the Pensions Dashboard, which will specifically assist on the provision of information to all consumers on the issue of pensions and retirement planning.</p><p> </p><p>The dashboard statement can be found here:</p><p><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>
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 2018-12-03T16:28:06.097Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T16:28:06.097Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar 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, what proportion of people found eligible for support from Access to Work do not submit a claim for equipment or support after their award has been approved. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 193360 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
star this property answer text <p>We do not routinely collect data on the reasons why payments may not have been made.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows the proportion of individuals who had any Access to Work element approved in 2016/17 but to whom no payment was made within 12 months.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>The number of people who had any Access to Work Element approved in 2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Proportion of individuals for whom no payment was made for any Access to Work element approved in 2016/17 wit</strong><strong>hin 12 months of approval</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>23,510</p></td><td><p>40%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p><p>We recently published independent qualitative research, conducted with a small sample of Access to Work recipients, which provides some insight into why some recipients whose applications are approved do not take up payment.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>This research can be viewed here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/access-to-work-research-review" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/access-to-work-research-review</a></p>
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 2018-12-05T15:27:51.793Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T15:27:51.793Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar 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, when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to enable the establishment of collective defined contribution pensions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 196655 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>We are currently consulting on how we should deliver an appropriate legislative and regulatory framework for Collective Defined Contribution Pension Schemes. That consultation will run until 16 January next year.</p><p> </p><p>Once that concludes and the responses have been considered, we will bring forward any necessary legislation as soon as Parliamentary time allows.</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 2018-12-03T15:24:13.513Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T15:24:13.513Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this