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star this property date less than 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star 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 Jobcentre Plus: Staff more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the median length of service of Jobcentre Plus staff was in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>The median length of service of Jobcentre Plus staff in 2009/10 and 2010/11 is recorded in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Median Length of Service</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>11 years, 8 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>15 years, 1 month</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Jobcentre Plus was re-structured and absorbed into a revised Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Operations structure in October 2011. Since that point, it has no longer existed as a separate organisation. This means the information beyond September 2011 is not available.</p><p> </p><p>For completeness, I have included the median length of service of all Department for Work and Pensions staff for the past 5 years.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Median Length of Service</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>12 years, 3 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>15 years, 5 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>18 years, 1 month</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>17 years, 3 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>18 years, 7 months</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Length of service is measured as length of service within the Civil Service rather than the Department. The Department’s personnel systems record when an employee joined the Civil Service rather than an individual department or agency.</p><p> </p><p>The increase in the median length of service between 2009/10 to 2011/12 is consistent with the ending of a significant number of temporary contracts in this period. The removal of their low duration of service caused an increase in the median length of service for the Department.</p><p> </p><p>The decrease in median length of service between 2011/12 to 2012/13 was caused by the incorporation of the Child Maintenance Enforcement Commission in August 2012 - who had a lower median length of service than the rest of the Department.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-09-10T13:21:07.6768116Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-10T13:21:07.6768116Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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90884
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star this property date less than 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Growth and Enterprise Committee 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 4 September 2014, Official Report, column 327W on employment schemes: young people, who represents his Department on the Growth and Enterprise Committee. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
unstar this property uin 208413 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>As with all Cabinet Committees, the membership list for the Growth and Enterprise Committee is published on the Gov.uk website. It can currently be accessed at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-cabinet-committees-system-and-list-of-cabinet-committees" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-cabinet-committees-system-and-list-of-cabinet-committees</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-09-10T11:27:50.1681947Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-10T11:27:50.1681947Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-08more like thismore than 2014-05-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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
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 claimed how much support for mortgage interest in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013 and (e) January to April 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
unstar this property uin 198226 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Available figures on the average number of claimants in receipt of support for mortgage interest (SMI), and total SMI expenditure, are based on financial years.</p><p> </p><p>The table below includes outturn figures for the years up until 2012/13, together with estimates for 2013/14, and the forecast for 2014/15. These figures were published on 23 April 2014.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Support for Mortgage Interest</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Caseload (Thousands)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£ millions Nominal </strong></p><p><strong>(cash)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£ millions</strong></p><p><strong>Real Terms </strong></p><p><strong>(14/15 prices)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10 outturn</p></td><td><p>235</p></td><td><p>563</p></td><td><p>621</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11 outturn</p></td><td><p>240</p></td><td><p>514</p></td><td><p>554</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12 outturn</p></td><td><p>221</p></td><td><p>367</p></td><td><p>386</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13 outturn</p></td><td><p>203</p></td><td><p>348</p></td><td><p>362</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14 estimate</p></td><td><p>211</p></td><td><p>382</p></td><td><p>390</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15 forecast</p></td><td><p>229</p></td><td><p>368</p></td><td><p>368</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: DWP benefit expenditure and caseload tables; Outturn and forecast: Budget 2014; tables 3a-c, which can be found via the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2014</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 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 representations he has received in support of maintaining the local welfare provision grant to local authorities; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
unstar this property uin 204263 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>I refer the Rt. Hon. Member to my previous answer to the hon. Member for Torbay, Mr Adrian Sanders, <em>Official Report</em>, 13 March 2014, column 318W. Our position has not changed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-07-10T14:26:11.775479Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-10T14:26:11.775479Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has for the future use of Post Office card accounts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
unstar this property uin 191790 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Post Office card account (POca) contract expires in March 2015 with the possibility of a 2 year extension beyond that date. </p><p>No decision has been made on the future of the POca but discussions are currently taking place between DWP, Post Office Ltd and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to consider the future needs of customers beyond 2015. </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-17T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Health 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 bids he has received from companies tendering for the delivery of the Health and Work Service; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
unstar this property uin 206578 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The tender round is still in progress. As a consequence, at this stage the information requested is not yet available and therefore cannot be disclosed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T11:55:30.9142666Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T11:55:30.9142666Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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90883
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star this property date less than 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Employment Schemes: Young People more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 2 July 2014, Official Report, column 639W on employment schemes: young people, what estimate he has made of how much of the £183.8 million allocated for the Youth Contract wage incentive scheme in this financial year will be used by that scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The £183.8m allocation referred to in the Answer of 2 July 2014, Official Report, column 639W on employment schemes: young people, was for the entire Youth Contract initiative as announced at the 2011 Autumn Statement. Wage Incentives are one aspect of the overall Youth Contract that also includes Sector Based Work Academies, a more intensive Jobcentre Plus regime, New Enterprise Allowance and a number of pilots.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not publish financial forecast information as it is indicative, for internal management purposes only and is subject to change during the financial year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-09-10T11:23:02.4506285Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-10T11:23:02.4506285Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Employment Schemes 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 work clubs are being run from Jobcentre Plus offices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
unstar this property uin 208414 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>There are 14 Work Clubs being run from Jobcentre Plus offices. The role of Jobcentre Plus is to encourage partnership working to set up Work Clubs and to signpost claimants to them where they exist and where work coaches believe the support offered will help the claimant find work.</p> more like this
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star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-09-10T11:32:27.1561913Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-10T11:32:27.1561913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support for the payment of mortgage interest will be available for universal credit recipients in low paid work; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
unstar this property uin 197914 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Under the current system, low paid workers are able to supplement their earnings by claiming support from tax credits. However, tax credits do not make any allowance for mortgage interest payments. Similarly, when Universal Credit replaces the tax credit system, there will be no entitlement to help with mortgage interest during any period in which the claimant is in paid work.</p><p> </p><p>However the earnings rules are far more generous in Universal Credit. This means that most people, particularly those on low incomes, have a significantly greater incentive to move into work than under the current system.</p><p> </p><p>The vast majority of people claiming UC will be better off in work: even if they work part-time and even if they receive a low hourly rate of pay. For example, a lone parent receiving the average amount of mortgage interest who takes up a job that pays the national minimum wage will be better off than under the current system if he or she works just 7hours a week.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate remove filter
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property date less than 2014-10-31more like thismore than 2014-10-31
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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: Disclosure of Information more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what provisions are in place to protect whistleblowers in (a) Jobcentre Plus and (b) Work Programme providers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
unstar this property uin 212845 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p /> <p>(a) Whilst Jobcentres remain the branding of the Department's frontline face to face service, the executive agency status of Jobcentre Plus ended during 2011-12 as DWP integrated its frontline agencies into one operation. DWP has a Whistleblowing policy which covers all employees. This encourages employees to raise any concerns about wrongdoing. Where an employee raises a concern under this policy, the procedures ensure that they are provided with protection, help and support.</p><p> </p><p>(b) Responsibility for the protection of whistleblowers in Work Programme providers rests with their employers. Employers are subject to the Public Interest Disclosure Act which protects whistleblowers from suffering any detriment as a result of raising a genuine concern.</p> more like this
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star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T14:42:39.6947261Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T14:42:39.6947261Z
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