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star this property date less than 2019-09-26more like thismore than 2019-09-26
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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 Food Banks more like this
unstar 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 the Government plans to publish its report into the factors driving the use of food banks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford more like this
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Yvette Cooper more like this
star this property uin 291234 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
star this property answer text <p>The Department is currently working on the literature review and a release date is yet to be determined.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-10-01T13:47:23.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T13:47:23.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yvette Cooper more like this
1147092
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star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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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 Job Centres: Closures more like this
unstar 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 job centres have closed in each constituency in each year between 2010 and the most recent year for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford more like this
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Yvette Cooper more like this
star this property uin 292104 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Staff and service delivery have, where possible, been relocated to alternative DWP buildings or partner organisation’s buildings in order to maintain delivery of services to customers. Since 1<sup>st</sup> February 2010 through to 3<sup>rd</sup> October 2019, 219 buildings through which Jobcentre Plus services were delivered have been closed. On occasions jobcentres were closed to merge with other, bigger jobcentres or to accommodate co-location needs.</p><p> </p><p>Our DWP estate announcement on 5 July 2017 confirmed that some smaller jobcentres would merge with larger ones, and others would be co-located in local government premises. Merging our staff and services from some smaller or underutilised jobcentres, into larger jobcentres nearby, makes better use of space and reduces costs to the taxpayer while still maintaining the same excellent level of customer service.</p><p> </p><p>This has enabled the Department to offer a more efficient service, while delivering good value for the taxpayer.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to retaining a Jobcentre Plus network and continuing to serve throughout GB to make sure they can continue to access the Jobcentre Plus services they need.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T10:34:19.677Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T10:34:19.677Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yvette Cooper more like this
1135559
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
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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 Security Benefits: Medical Examinations more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to minimise the frequency of assessment for recipients of employment support allowance and personal independence payment; and what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of extending the light touch benefit reviews introduced for disabled people of pension age to (a) claimants with life-long disabilities and (b) all claimants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 270790 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Changes have been made to the benefit reassessment process for those with the most severe and lifelong health conditions.</p><p>In Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit, since September 2017 we have stopped routinely assessing those whose level of function would always mean that they are unlikely ever to be able to move into work. And in 2018 we introduced updated guidance for Personal Independence Payment health professionals and case managers to ensure that people who already receive the highest level of support and whose needs are unlikely to change or may get worse, will receive an ongoing award with a light touch review at the ten-year point.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T15:32:26.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T15:32:26.347Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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3924
unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1135998
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment more like this
unstar 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, pursuant to the Written Statement of 5 March 2019, Official Report column WS1376, what the implementation dates are for the new stipulations on personal independence payment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caerphilly more like this
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Wayne David more like this
star this property uin 271435 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>In March 2019 the Secretary of State announced that people receiving Personal Independence Payment (PIP) who have reached State Pension Age will no longer have their awards regularly reviewed, instead moving to a light touch review at 10 years. From 31 May 2019 new claimants to PIP whose review would have been scheduled after they had reached State Pension age will receive an ongoing award with a light touch review at 10 years. Claimants already in receipt of PIP will be moved to on-going awards from this July.</p><p>This change is an important step in improving the claimant experience by reducing reviews for these claimants whose needs are less likely to change.</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
star this property grouped question UIN
271436 more like this
271437 more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T10:08:47.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T10:08:47.027Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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1398
unstar this property label Biography information for Wayne David more like this
1135999
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment more like this
unstar 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, with reference to her Written Statement of 5 March 2019, HCWS1376,what assessment she has made of the effect of new provisions for reviews of personal independence payments on the review timescale for claimants who are state pension age and over. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caerphilly more like this
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Wayne David more like this
star this property uin 271436 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>In March 2019 the Secretary of State announced that people receiving Personal Independence Payment (PIP) who have reached State Pension Age will no longer have their awards regularly reviewed, instead moving to a light touch review at 10 years. From 31 May 2019 new claimants to PIP whose review would have been scheduled after they had reached State Pension age will receive an ongoing award with a light touch review at 10 years. Claimants already in receipt of PIP will be moved to on-going awards from this July.</p><p>This change is an important step in improving the claimant experience by reducing reviews for these claimants whose needs are less likely to change.</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
star this property grouped question UIN
271435 more like this
271437 more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T10:08:47.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T10:08:47.09Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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1398
unstar this property label Biography information for Wayne David more like this
1136000
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to her Written Statement of 5 March 2019, WS1376, whether there will be regular reviews of personal independence payment awards to people (a) at and (b) above state pension age. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caerphilly more like this
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Wayne David more like this
star this property uin 271437 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>In March 2019 the Secretary of State announced that people receiving Personal Independence Payment (PIP) who have reached State Pension Age will no longer have their awards regularly reviewed, instead moving to a light touch review at 10 years. From 31 May 2019 new claimants to PIP whose review would have been scheduled after they had reached State Pension age will receive an ongoing award with a light touch review at 10 years. Claimants already in receipt of PIP will be moved to on-going awards from this July.</p><p>This change is an important step in improving the claimant experience by reducing reviews for these claimants whose needs are less likely to change.</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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271435 more like this
271436 more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T10:08:47.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T10:08:47.137Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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1398
unstar this property label Biography information for Wayne David more like this
1129599
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 Department for Work and Pensions: Ministerial Policy Advisers more like this
unstar 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, pursuant to the Answer of 1 April 2019 to Question 237786 on Department for Work and Pensions: Ministerial Policy Advisers, for what reason her Department has no plans to publish the number of alleged breaches of the Special Advisers’ Code of Conduct by her Department's Special Advisers in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 260085 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not routinely publish this information.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T11:33:22.657Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T11:33:22.657Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4518
unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1131000
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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 Department for Work and Pensions: Ministerial Policy Advisers more like this
unstar 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, pursuant to the Answer of 10 June 2019 to Question 260085 on Department for Work and Pensions: Ministerial Policy Advisers, for what reason her Department does not routinely publish the number of alleged breaches of the Special Advisers’ Code of Conduct by her Department's Special Advisers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 262446 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>In line with standard departmental practice, we are mindful of our data protection obligations when considering what information should be part of our publication scheme.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T11:53:26.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T11:53:26.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4518
unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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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 Universal Credit more like this
unstar 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 assessment he has made of the potential benefits of enabling childcare costs to be paid directly to providers through universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 277240 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government recently submitted its response to the Work and Pensions Select Committee’s follow-up report into Universal Credit: Childcare which sets out an assessment of the position in relation to payments direct to childcare providers. The response will be published in due course.</p><p> </p><p>Universal Credit is paid in a single monthly amount directly into people’s bank accounts, giving them control over their own money and making the move into work easier.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to supporting parents with moving into work and, as part of this, we have increased the level of support for childcare costs from 70 per cent in legacy benefits to up to 85 per cent in Universal Credit. The Universal Credit childcare policy aligns with the wider government childcare offer, which includes free childcare hours and tax free childcare. This offer means that reasonable childcare costs should not form a barrier to work.</p><p> </p><p>Where upfront childcare costs or deposits may prevent a claimant from starting work, jobcentres will use the Flexible Support Fund to support the transition into work. When parents have good reason for late reporting of their childcare costs, the Department is piloting a more flexible approach to enable parents to be reimbursed at a later point.</p><p> </p><p>Since February 2018, Universal Credit claimants have been able to upload digital copies of their childcare cost receipts or invoices through their online Universal Credit account.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T15:39:49.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T15:39:49.16Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4518
unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 Department for Work and Pensions: Sick Leave more like this
unstar 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 and what proportion of officials in her Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last 12 months; what proportion that leave was of total sick leave taken in her Department; and what the cost was to her Department of officials taking sick leave over that period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 254082 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The Department recognises its legal duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of our employees; this includes identifying and reducing workplace stressors. Our approach is a holistic one that utilises the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Management Standards for work related stress and follows key principles to help identify and reduce work place stressors.</p><p> </p><p>2,473 employees took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last 12 months which represents 3% of our paid staff. As a percentage, such absences equated to 10.7% of all Working Days Lost due to sickness absence. However, as the Department continues to pay salaries during sickness absence there is no direct financial cost.</p><p> </p><p>Our approach to absence is fair but robust with the emphasis on health promotion and absence prevention. The Department has a range of support from mental health toolkits, stress reduction plans plus tailored support for people who do go off sick or need support through our Employee Assistance Programme which includes counselling.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has 965 Mental Health First Aiders, who provide acute, short-term and structured support to individuals, provide reassurance and signpost colleagues to both DWP and external sources of support as appropriate. Mental Health First Aiders are also provided with continuous professional development and support for their own mental wellbeing.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T16:17:12.38Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:17:12.38Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this