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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
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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 Veterans: Employment 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, if she will conduct an assessment of the potential merits of (a) Job Centre and (b) Department for Work and Pensions staff collecting information on veterans on employment record systems. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Portsmouth South remove filter
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Stephen Morgan more like this
star this property uin 5089 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 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property answer text <p>DWP Ministers and officials regularly meet with organisations representing members of the armed forces community, including veterans. Many of the veterans’ organisations work directly with the Jobcentre network to offer a range of specialist advice and help to veterans and family members who are in receipt of benefits. Those leaving the services are able to receive support to secure employment in a number of ways, including through the Career Transition Partnership (CTP). (The CTP can provide resettlement support, career transition advice and training opportunities.) DWP also gives veterans early voluntary entry to the Health and Work Programme if they wish.</p><p> </p><p>Veterans generally do well in securing employment once they have left the forces. Working age UK Armed Forces veterans residing in Great Britain were as likely to be employed (79% for both groups) as the comparable non-veteran population. <em>(Source - Annual Population Survey: UK Armed Forces veterans residing in Great Britain 2017.)</em> And 84% of the 2017/18 UK regular service leavers who used CTP services and reported their employment outcomes were employed within six months of leaving the Service. <em>(Source: Career Transition Partnership Annual Statistic: UK Regular Service personnel Employment 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2019.) </em></p><p> </p><p>DWP has traditionally collected some information on claims from veterans through our Labour Market System. As veterans claiming benefits increasingly receive Universal Credit rather than legacy benefits, we are looking to see what opportunities might be available to better identify and record veterans to help ensure they get the appropriate tailored help and support they need.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 5090 more like this
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less than 2019-10-29T15:41:53.26Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T15:41:53.26Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4653
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1156247
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
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 Veterans: Unemployment 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, what discussions she has had with veterans' organisations on recent trends in the rate of unemployed veterans. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Portsmouth South remove filter
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Stephen Morgan more like this
star this property uin 5090 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 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property answer text <p>DWP Ministers and officials regularly meet with organisations representing members of the armed forces community, including veterans. Many of the veterans’ organisations work directly with the Jobcentre network to offer a range of specialist advice and help to veterans and family members who are in receipt of benefits. Those leaving the services are able to receive support to secure employment in a number of ways, including through the Career Transition Partnership (CTP). (The CTP can provide resettlement support, career transition advice and training opportunities.) DWP also gives veterans early voluntary entry to the Health and Work Programme if they wish.</p><p> </p><p>Veterans generally do well in securing employment once they have left the forces. Working age UK Armed Forces veterans residing in Great Britain were as likely to be employed (79% for both groups) as the comparable non-veteran population. <em>(Source - Annual Population Survey: UK Armed Forces veterans residing in Great Britain 2017.)</em> And 84% of the 2017/18 UK regular service leavers who used CTP services and reported their employment outcomes were employed within six months of leaving the Service. <em>(Source: Career Transition Partnership Annual Statistic: UK Regular Service personnel Employment 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2019.) </em></p><p> </p><p>DWP has traditionally collected some information on claims from veterans through our Labour Market System. As veterans claiming benefits increasingly receive Universal Credit rather than legacy benefits, we are looking to see what opportunities might be available to better identify and record veterans to help ensure they get the appropriate tailored help and support they need.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 5089 more like this
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less than 2019-10-29T15:41:53.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T15:41:53.213Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4653
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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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 Bus Services: Concessions 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, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of introducing a reduced rate bus pass for women born in the 1950s who have had their state pension age changed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Portsmouth South remove filter
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Stephen Morgan more like this
star this property uin 1112 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 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>Concessionary travel is a devolved policy area, so the administrative arrangements in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland differ from one other. All local authorities in England have the power to introduce local concessions, including the extension of concessionary travel to those who are yet to reach the qualifying age.</p><p> </p><p>The age of eligibility for concessionary travel in England has been rising in line with the changes to the state pension age. Equalising the age difference between men and women addresses the current position of non-disabled citizens of working age receiving free bus passes. This in turn will help the financial sustainability of the scheme, which currently costs around £1 billion annually</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 2019-10-21T13:30:24.78Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T13:30:24.78Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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4653
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this