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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
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 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 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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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
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, 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 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 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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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1149483
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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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 Age: Discrimination 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 steps the Government is taking to tackle ageism in the workplace. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cheltenham more like this
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Alex Chalk more like this
star this property uin 735 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The Equality Act 2010, provides strong protection against direct and indirect age discrimination in employment and makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee or a job applicant because of their age, unless the employer can justify it as a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.</p><p> </p><p>To tackle ageism in the workplace, Business in the Community have produced a toolkit which provides guidance and support to employers in getting started with age inclusion in the workplace and includes a three-step process based on Look, Listen, Act. <a href="https://age.bitc.org.uk/all-resources/toolkits/getting-started-age-look-listen-act-toolkit-will-guide-and-support-getting" target="_blank">https://age.bitc.org.uk/all-resources/toolkits/getting-started-age-look-listen-act-toolkit-will-guide-and-support-getting</a></p><p> </p><p>More widely, Government is taking steps to ensure that older workers are supported to remain in or return to the labour market, the Government has removed the Default Retirement Age meaning most people can choose when to retire, and extended the right to request flexible working to all employees with 26 weeks’ continuous service with their employer.</p><p> </p><p>In February 2017, the UK Government published “Fuller Working Lives: a partnership approach” to set out the role employers, individuals and Government can play in supporting fuller working lives.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/587654/fuller-working-lives-a-partnership-approach.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/587654/fuller-working-lives-a-partnership-approach.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has also appointed Andy Briggs as Business Champion for Older Workers to spearhead the Government’s work to support employers to retain, retrain and recruit older workers. Andy Briggs and the Business In The Community Age at Work leadership team actively promote the benefits of older workers to employers across England.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2019-10-22T09:10:22.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T09:10:22.373Z
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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 Alex Chalk more like this
1166746
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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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 Offshore Industry: North Sea 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 (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) representatives of the duty holders of the Thistle oil platform on the evacuation of all workers from the Thistle oil platform to the Dunlin Alpha platform in the North Sea on 21 October 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 6368 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 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State has not had any recent discussions on this matter. The Health and Safety Executive is currently investigating the reasons for the evacuation of the Thistle oil platform. While the investigation is on-going it would be inappropriate to comment further.</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 2019-11-04T18:43:24.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T18:43:24.123Z
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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 Alex Cunningham more like this
1166748
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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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 Oil Rigs: North Sea 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, whether she has discussed with the Health and Safety Executive the evacuation of all workers from the Thistle oil platform to the Dunlin Alpha platform in the North Sea on 21 October 2019; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 6370 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 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The Health and Safety Executive is currently investigating the reasons for the evacuation of the Thistle oil platform. While the investigation is on-going it would be inappropriate to comment further.</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 2019-11-04T16:30:22.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T16:30:22.707Z
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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 Alex Cunningham more like this
1166749
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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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 Oil Rigs: North Sea 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, with reference to the evacuation of all workers from the Thistle oil platform to the Dunlin Alpha platform in the North Sea on 21 October 2019, when the subsea structure of the Thistle oil platform was due the next mandatory safety inspection by the Health and Safety Executive. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 6371 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The offshore regulatory regime does not place duties on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to carry out mandatory inspections. HSE inspects duty holders’ arrangements for managing major accident risks. HSE carried out an inspection of EnQuest’s management of the structural integrity of its Thistle installation in December 2018. Based on the results of the inspection, HSE had planned a follow-up inspection for November 2019. This follow up has been postponed because of the need to investigate the structural integrity issues that led to the evacuation of the workers on 21 October 2019.</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 2019-11-04T16:30:45.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T16:30:45.987Z
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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 Alex Cunningham more like this
1166750
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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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 Oil Rigs: North Sea 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, whether the Health and Safety Executive has provided guidance or advice to EnQuest on conducting preliminary safety inspection of subsea structures of their North Sea assets in the last six months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 6372 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) last planned inspection of EnQuest’s management of the safety of its subsea structures was in December 2018. Following that inspection, HSE had planned an inspection in November 2019 to evaluate the progress EnQuest had made with its subsea structural analyses and monitoring arrangements. However, this has been postponed as HSE is currently investigating the reasons for the evacuation of EnQuest’s Thistle installation. The investigation findings will inform HSE’s future inspections with EnQuest.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></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 2019-11-04T16:45:14Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T16:45:14Z
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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 Alex Cunningham more like this
1166751
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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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 Oil Rigs: North Sea 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, when the Health and Safety Executive plans to complete its investigations into the causes of the recent fires on the (a) Heather Alpha and (b) Tern Alpha North Sea platforms. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 6373 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 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) investigations into both incidents are on-going and have included mobilisation of multi-discipline investigation teams to each installation. The investigations have already required HSE to serve enforcement notices on each of the installations’ respective duty holders. Enforcement notices are published on HSE’s website nine weeks after they are served, unless the duty holder appeals the notices at an Employment Tribunal.</p><p><strong> </strong></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 2019-11-04T16:29:07.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T16:29:07.77Z
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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 Alex Cunningham more like this
1166752
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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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 Offshore Industry: Safety 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, when she last discussed the safety of workers in the offshore oil and gas industry with representatives of (a) trades unions and (b) the oil and gas industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 6374 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 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and trade unions are members of Step Change in Safety (SCiS) which meets regularly to discuss the safety of the workforce in the offshore sector. In September 2019, an event was organised by SCiS to recognise the influence of the elected safety representatives on offshore safety in the 30 years since legislation was enacted mandating their appointment at all installations in the UKCS. HSE provided speakers and logistical support for this event. The event was attended by over 300 people. It was also live broadcasted worldwide, enabling workers on offshore installations and regulators from other countries to participate.</p><p> </p><p>HSE officials engage with industry leaders through its membership of Oil and Gas UK (OGUK). At OGUK’s annual safety conference in November 2019, industry leaders will be making a formal commitment to improve their Process Safety Leadership. HSE’s Chair will be speaking at that conference, setting out his expectations for industry leaders, including the need to improve their Process Safety Leadership for the management of major hazard risks.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></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 2019-11-04T16:38:15.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T16:38:15.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
1147506
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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
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 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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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