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star this property date less than 2016-12-21more like thismore than 2016-12-21
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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 Department for Work and Pensions: Reviews more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many reviews have been announced in Parliament by the Department for Work and Pensions in the last six years; how many have been completed; how many are still ongoing; and what is the timescale for completion of those reviews still ongoing. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
unstar this property uin HL4334 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 2017-01-09more like thismore than 2017-01-09
star this property answer text <p>There is no formal definition of “reviews”. The Department regularly reviews policies, programmes, projects and pilots to ensure that they meet their objectives. All important announcements are made to Parliament first by way of ministerial statements, replies to parliamentary questions, or in debate contributions by Ministers.</p><p> </p><p>The information requested is not collated centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2017-01-09T15:46:49.443Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-09T15:46:49.443Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-16more like thismore than 2017-01-16
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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 Pensions more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is (1) the percentage, and (2) the number, of workers earning more than £5,824 and less than the earnings trigger of £10,000, who are over the age of 22 and below the state pension age and who have opted into pension auto-enrolment, by (a) gender and (b) earnings band, according to the most recent available statistics. more like this
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Baroness Hollis of Heigham more like this
unstar this property uin HL4687 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 2017-01-27more like thismore than 2017-01-27
star this property answer text <p>The opt out rate for those automatically enrolled into workplace pensions is significantly lower than anticipated by government. The Employers’ Pension Provision (EPP) Survey 2015 estimated this to be less than 10 per cent.</p><p> </p><p>The government does not collect information about opt in rates for individual workers. Some workforce data is available via the EPP Survey 2015 but it is not possible to break down the data in the way sought by the question.</p><p><strong></strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2017-01-27T12:19:42.63Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-27T12:19:42.63Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Hollis of Heigham more like this
673703
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star this property date less than 2017-01-16more like thismore than 2017-01-16
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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 Lone Parents more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the increase in the number of children in the UK being brought up in a family with only one resident parent, and in particular of the number of boys being brought up in a family with no resident father; and what policy they have developed in this regard. more like this
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Lord Northbourne more like this
unstar this property uin HL4695 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 2017-01-30more like thismore than 2017-01-30
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not collected.</p><p> </p><p>This government is committed to providing the best outcomes for children. The Department’s forthcoming Green Paper on Social Justice will outline how it plans to improve children’s outcomes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2017-01-30T15:50:43.397Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-30T15:50:43.397Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Northbourne more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-17more like thismore than 2017-01-17
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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 Universal Credit: Housing more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether claimants of Universal Credit are always told when housing costs revert to them at the end of any set period for Alternative Payment arrangements, or when those arrangements are due for renewal. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
unstar this property uin HL4740 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 2017-01-30more like thismore than 2017-01-30
star this property answer text <p>Alternative Payment Arrangements whereby an individual's housing costs are paid directly to their landlord are time-limited and delivered in conjunction with appropriate budgeting support to help claimants successfully make the transition to monthly budgeting. The Department's Work Coach maintains an ongoing conversation with the claimant about their financial capability, which includes reviewing the Alternative Payment Arrangement with the claimant when the review date matures.</p><p>When reviewing the Alternative Payment Arrangement the Work Coach considers the outcomes from the budgeting support and advice the claimant has received in the interim and discusses whether the claimant now feels financially capable to manage their Universal Credit payment themselves. The claimant’s Universal Credit records will be noted accordingly with the outcomes of the review and any new review date that may be set in conjunction with the claimant. The claimant is therefore kept informed as to whether or not they have responsibility for their own housing costs.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2017-01-30T17:02:05.813Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-30T17:02:05.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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3785
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
674018
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star this property date less than 2017-01-17more like thismore than 2017-01-17
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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 Universal Credit: Housing more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether Alternative Payment arrangements to cover some of a Universal Credit claimant's housing costs, together with a local authority's discretionary housing payments for any shortfall, are working satisfactorily. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
unstar this property uin HL4741 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 2017-01-30more like thismore than 2017-01-30
star this property answer text <p>The Department works closely with Local Authorities to ensure tenants are able to meet their housing costs. Where it is in a claimant’s best interests to have their housing costs paid direct to the landlord, for example because they have difficulty budgeting or have problems with arrears, an alternative payment arrangement can be put in place. This does not change the overall amount of the Universal Credit award, simply how it is paid.</p><p> </p><p>Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) can be made to people who are in receipt of either Housing Benefit or a Universal Credit award that includes an amount for housing costs and who have difficulty meeting their rent commitments. These payments are very flexible and are made at the discretion of the Local Authority (LA) where they consider that further financial assistance towards housing costs are required. Universal Credit claimants who meet the eligibility criteria are considered for a DHP award in the same way as anyone else.</p><p> </p><p>DWP does not see any reason why Discretionary Housing Payments cannot be paid to Universal Credit claimants who have Managed Payments to their Landlord in place.</p><p> </p><p>However, if a Local Authority decides not to accept an application for DHP on the grounds that a managed payment to the landlord is in place, guidance is clear that DWP can, in agreement with the claimant, remove that arrangement to allow the application to be made.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2017-01-30T17:12:17.707Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-30T17:12:17.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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3785
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
674019
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star this property date less than 2017-01-17more like thismore than 2017-01-17
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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 Universal Credit: Housing more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that there is adequate support for vulnerable Universal Credit claimants who do not have housing support staff. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
unstar this property uin HL4742 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 2017-01-30more like thismore than 2017-01-30
star this property answer text <p>The Universal Credit service is designed to support the needs of those claimants whose often complex, sometimes multiple, barriers and conditions are preventing them from finding and staying in work, or risk them struggling to engage independently with Universal Credit and the opportunities it offers.</p><p> </p><p>For example, as part of the first Interview, the Work Coach and the claimant will discuss the claimant’s ability to manage their monthly payment and pay bills on time. Where appropriate, the Work Coach will refer the claimant for Personal Budgeting Support including money advice. Health, disability and other personal circumstances may also be discussed.</p><p> </p><p>The Work Coach will also determine if an Alternative Payment Arrangement is needed. Alternative Payment Arrangements can include managed payment of Universal Credit housing costs to their landlord, more frequent payments; and split payments within a household in exceptional cases.</p><p> </p><p>As we continue to deliver the full Universal Credit service, with its expanded claimant base, we are continually reviewing and developing the current vulnerable claimant customer journey, including how vulnerable people are identified and how they are supported both internally and via referral to local services delivered in partnership activity.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2017-01-30T17:01:21.487Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-30T17:01:21.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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3785
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-23more like thismore than 2017-01-23
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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 State Retirement Pensions: Females more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they will introduce to ensure that women who have multiple jobs, none of which are eligible for National Insurance credits, do not lose out on future state pension rights. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
unstar this property uin HL4837 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 2017-01-30more like thismore than 2017-01-30
star this property answer text <p>The design of the new State Pension allows for considerable gaps, up to 15 years over a 50 year working life (based on an State Pension age of 66), without affecting a person’s ability to build up sufficient qualifying years to gain the full entitlement. Women in particular are likely to benefit from this arrangement. In addition those with multiple low-paid jobs are likely to already have some paid or credited contributions and there is little evidence that people are engaged in this type of work pattern for significant periods in their working life so many of those affected will have the opportunity to build up sufficient qualifying years in the future. There is also the option to pay voluntary National Insurance contributions for any week in which someone does not have paid or credited contributions. We have no plans to alter or extend these arrangements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2017-01-30T17:13:42.743Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-30T17:13:42.743Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-24more like thismore than 2017-01-24
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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 State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what reciprocal arrangements will be put in place to guarantee, after the UK leaves the EU, the annual increase of the basic state pension for UK citizens who have retired to countries in the European Union which do not currently have reciprocal arrangements with the UK. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
unstar this property uin HL4943 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 2017-01-30more like thismore than 2017-01-30
star this property answer text <p>The reciprocal rights and entitlements that will apply following the UK’s exit are subject to the wider negotiation on our future relationship with the EU and the Government has not yet begun these negotiations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL4944 more like this
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less than 2017-01-30T16:52:36.797Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-30T16:52:36.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-24more like thismore than 2017-01-24
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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 State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the annual increase of the basic state pension for UK citizens who have retired to Spain will continue after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
unstar this property uin HL4944 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-30more like thismore than 2017-01-30
star this property answer text <p>The reciprocal rights and entitlements that will apply following the UK’s exit are subject to the wider negotiation on our future relationship with the EU and the Government has not yet begun these negotiations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL4943 more like this
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less than 2017-01-30T16:52:36.857Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-30T16:52:36.857Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-26more like thismore than 2017-01-26
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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 Access to Work Programme more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to increase awareness of Access to Work among employers. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
unstar this property uin HL5046 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-09more like thismore than 2017-02-09
star this property answer text <p>We are increasing awareness of Access to Work among employers through a range of communications, including using the Disability Confident campaign to provide information to employer organisations. Planned communications activity includes direct e-mail marketing to employers and employer associations, employer engagement at a national level through Jobcentre Plus National Employer and Partnership Team, and proactive local engagement through Jobcentre Plus partnerships managers, Disability Employment Advisers and employer advisers. We are also working closely with Remploy, who operate the Mental Health Support Service, to maximise opportunities to promote the service to employers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2017-02-09T15:48:55.47Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-09T15:48:55.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this