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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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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: 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, whether her Department plans to lodge an appeal against the High Court decision by Lord Justice Singh and Mr Justice Lewis in relation to her Department wrongly interpreting universal credit regulations for assessment of pay cycles. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 285027 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The Court judgment affects a small number of people on Universal Credit, with specific characteristics. The Department is currently appealing this judgment, and as such will await the outcome of that process before taking any further action. The amount of Universal Credit paid to claimants reflects, as closely as possible, the actual circumstances of a household during each monthly assessment period.</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 2019-09-05T15:20:35.85Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T15:20:35.85Z
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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 Alan Brown more like this
1146992
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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 Occupational Pensions: Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the proportion of people in Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency who have (a) opted out after being auto-enrolled into a workplace pension and (b) saved more than the auto-enrolment minimum contribution. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 292297 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 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
star this property answer text <p>Automatic enrolment has achieved a quiet revolution through getting employees into the habit of pension saving, and reversing the decline in workplace pension participation in the decade prior to these reforms. Since automatic enrolment started in 2012 participation rates have been transformed with 87% of eligible employees saving into a workplace pension in 2018, up from 55% in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not hold data for individual constituencies in relation to opt outs or the number of individuals who have saved above the automatic enrolment minimum contribution level. However, we do know that overall around 9% of automatically enrolled workers have chosen to opt out which is significantly below original estimates; and our latest evaluation report shows that, in April 2017, approximately 5.9 million eligible employees were already meeting the April 2019 minimum contribution rates[1].</p><p>I am providing the following information about the impact of automatic enrolment in your constituency, as of August 2019.</p><p>In the Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency, since 2012, approximately 6,000 eligible jobholders have been automatically enrolled and 1,290 employers have met their duties.</p><p> </p><p>[1]Automatic Enrolment Evaluation Report 2018, available via the following weblink:</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/764964/Automatic_Enrolment_Evaluation_Report_2018.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/764964/Automatic_Enrolment_Evaluation_Report_2018.pdf</a>.</p><p> </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 2019-10-04T12:57:04.42Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T12:57:04.42Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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4470
unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1148202
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star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Plumbing and Mechanical Services (UK) Industry Pension Scheme more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the effect of Section 75 debt notification letters issued from the Plumbing and Mechanical Services (UK) Industry Pension multi-employer pension scheme on (a) the financial viability of that scheme, (b) people in that scheme and (c) the value of the debt requests; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 294206 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The issue of Section 75 debt notices and estimates are a private matter between the scheme trustee and employers. It is the role of the scheme trustee to ensure that the pension scheme is run properly and that members’ benefits are secure.</p><p> </p><p>DWP’s 2017 Green Paper “security-and-sustainability-in-defined-benefit-pension-schemes” assessed changing the way employer debts are calculated and the impact this would have on members’ benefit security and remaining employers. This assessment showed any changes would weaken members’ benefit security, whilst placing significant additional costs on employers who would remain in the scheme. It also showed that excluding orphan liabilities from employer debt calculations would not necessarily resolve the issues some employers face with complying with their employer debt obligations.</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 2019-10-08T13:26:11.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T13:26:11.783Z
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4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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4470
unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1141984
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Telephone Services more like this
star 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, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of recording all calls from benefits claimants to ensure that complaints can be followed up. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 282395 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The Department acknowledges the merit and does record inbound calls to DWP’s helplines in order to make improvements to service and follow-up on any complaints received.</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 2019-09-05T13:32:44.38Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T13:32:44.38Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4658
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1141998
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Cancer more like this
star 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, with reference to the recent report by Macmillan Cancer Support, Cancer - A costly diagnosis? Stories of the financial impact of cancer, if she will take steps to help mitigate the financial effect of a cancer diagnosis on patients and their families. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 282407 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The Department takes seriously the need to support vulnerable claimants. We are committed to ensuring that people who have cancer are treated with the utmost sensitivity and care when making a claim to Universal Credit. Overall we are spending £55 billion a year on benefits to support disabled people and people with health conditions. That’s a record high and up £10 billion in real terms since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>For instance, in terms of the support we provide, the UC50 questionnaire incorporates a 'light touch' evidence gathering process for cancer patients, and makes clear that Clinical Nurse Specialists and consultants can provide information on the form, therefore making the claim and assessment process simpler for people with cancer. This ensures the Department can make accurate and timely payments of Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>Staff delivering Universal Credit undergo a comprehensive learning journey designed to equip them with the tools, skills and behaviours required to provide a high quality service to all claimants, including those who have cancer and other serious health conditions. Colleagues receive on-going learning in their roles and have access to Universal Credit guidance which is refreshed at regular intervals.</p><p> </p><p>It is important to ensure those affected by cancer receive the most appropriate support and we have worked closely with many representative organisations to improve the WCA process for those affected. From January 2013, the categories of cancer treatments under which a claimant can be treated as having limited capability for work-related activity (LCWRA) have been expanded to include individuals who are awaiting, receiving, or recovering from treatment by way of chemotherapy irrespective of route, and radiotherapy. Although there is no automatic award, in these cases, there is a presumption that the claimant has LCWRA, subject to suitable evidence being provided by a professional such as a GP, oncologist or clinical nurse specialist.</p><p> </p><p>Work coaches personalise the support they provide for each claimant based on individual need and circumstance, including the offer of home visits or postal signing where appropriate. Local jobcentres have the flexibility to work alongside organisations to help meet the needs of their communities, helping our most vulnerable, at risk, claimants to access the support they need. We also work with organisations to produce guides on specific vulnerabilities.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T15:35:21.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T15:35:21.21Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4658
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1147506
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
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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
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 of pensionable age receiving personal independence payments have been sent a notification requiring them to reapply for that benefit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
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Alison McGovern more like this
star this property uin 292906 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>From 31<sup>st</sup> May 2019, new claimants to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) whose award would otherwise have had a review after they had reached State Pension age, have been receiving an ongoing award and will be subject to a light touch review at 10 years. From 9<sup>th</sup> July this year, we also began moving existing PIP claimants with a scheduled review after they have reached state pension age onto ongoing awards with a light touch review after 10 years. For these existing claimants, changes to their award duration are taking place prior to their scheduled award review. This means that claimants who we identify as benefiting from the change will not be sent a review form or undergo a review or further assessment until the 10-year light touch point is reached.</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 2019-10-07T11:12:02.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T11:12:02.987Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison McGovern more like this
1148171
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star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Scottish Government has requested that her Department administer the new Scottish child payment and; and what estimate she has made of the cost of administering that payment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
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Alison McGovern more like this
star this property uin 294146 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>The Scottish Child Payment will be administered by Social Security Scotland. The Department will assist the Scottish Government where this is feasible. The cost of administration will fall to the Scottish Government.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T09:07:07.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T09:07:07.307Z
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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 Alison McGovern more like this
1148206
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an estimate of the cost of increasing the child element of the universal credit payment by (a) £10 a week and (b) 70 per cent; and how many children would be taken out of poverty as a result of each. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
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Alison McGovern more like this
star this property uin 294147 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</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 2019-10-08T09:38:38.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T09:38:38.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4083
unstar this property label Biography information for Alison McGovern more like this
1148208
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star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the most recent annual estimate is of the cost of ending the two child limit for universal credit between now and 2033/34. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
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Alison McGovern more like this
star this property uin 294148 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>No assessment has been made up to 2033/34, however we estimate that the cost of ending this policy to be around £5bn up to 23/24.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s view is that providing support for a maximum of two children or qualifying young persons in Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit ensures fairness between claimants on the one hand and, on the other, those taxpayers who support themselves solely through work. Where they are able to, Individuals should consider whether they are financially prepared to support a new child without relying on benefits.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise that some claimants are not able to make the same choices about the number of children in their family, which is why exceptions have been put in place to protect certain groups. On migration to Universal Credit families’ existing entitlement will be protected, so long as they remain responsible for the same children and entitled to benefit.</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 2019-10-08T10:16:30.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T10:16:30.577Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4083
unstar this property label Biography information for Alison McGovern more like this
1148215
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star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Members: Correspondence 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, when her Department plans to respond to the letter of 2 September 2019 from the hon. member for Glasgow Central addressed to the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work on the issue of work at height. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central more like this
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Alison Thewliss more like this
star this property uin 294191 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>The Minister for Work and Pensions (Lords) responded to the hon. member on Tuesday 8 October 2019.</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 2019-10-08T10:55:04.07Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T10:55:04.07Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison Thewliss more like this