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star this property date less than 2017-11-27more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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: Personal Savings 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 whether savings held in the name of children are taken into account in applications for universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
unstar this property uin 115797 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 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
star this property answer text <p>Savings and other capital held in the name of children are not taken into account in the assessment of Universal Credit entitlement. As with other means tested benefits, however, there are rules to prevent claimants depriving themselves of capital in order to claim Universal Credit or increase their entitlement to Universal Credit. If claimants deprive themselves of capital by gifting the capital to their children or placing it in a child’s account, notional capital of the amount deprived may still be taken into account when assessing entitlement to Universal Credit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2017-12-05T15:25:13.62Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T15:25:13.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
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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 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 What steps he is taking to ensure that universal credit supports people to progress at work and increase their earnings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ochil and South Perthshire more like this
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Luke Graham more like this
unstar this property uin 902994 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
star this property answer text <p>Universal credit provides us with the opportunity to support people to progress and we are developing the evidence base about what works.</p><p>Building on our existing suite of trials, which includes a large scale Randomised Control Trial, we have committed an additional £8m to testing different approaches to supporting people to progress.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2017-12-18T17:37:39.533Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-18T17:37:39.533Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Luke Graham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
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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: Appeals 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 What recent assessment he has made of trends in the number of universal credit appeals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
unstar this property uin 902998 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 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
star this property answer text <p>Appeals against Universal Credit decisions are at a lower level than for the other main benefits and the rate has been broadly stable since the introduction of Universal Credit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2017-12-18T17:48:33.76Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-18T17:48:33.76Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
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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 Poverty 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 What progress his Department is making on reducing poverty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
unstar this property uin 902996 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 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
star this property answer text <p>Since 2010, there are 600,000 fewer people in absolute poverty – a record low.</p><p>This Government is committed to action that delivers a lasting change to the lives of some of the most disadvantaged people in society. This requires an approach that goes beyond the safety net of the welfare system to tackle the root causes of poverty and disadvantage.</p><p>The evidence is clear that work is the best route out of poverty. Children in workless households are 5 times more likely to be in poverty than those in households where all adults work. And children in workless families are also more disadvantaged, and achieve poorer educational and employment outcomes than other children.</p><p>That is why we will continue with polices that support and encourage employment - reforming the welfare system to make work pay. And these policies are working: since 2010, there are 3 million more people in work, with 954,000 fewer workless households, and 608,000 fewer children in workless households.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2017-12-18T17:33:42.863Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-18T17:33:42.863Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
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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 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 What assessment his Department has made of recent trends in the average level of household debt for people in receipt of universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
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Hugh Gaffney more like this
unstar this property uin 902995 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 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government has taken a number of steps to reduce the risk of problem debt, including capping payday lending costs and promoting savings.</p><p>Within UC, there are also interest free Advances and a system of priority deductions to help claimants who have got into arrears.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2017-12-18T17:56:39.323Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-18T17:56:39.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-27more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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: East Renfrewshire 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 the Department of Work and Pensions how many residents in East Renfrewshire constituency are in receipt of universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
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Paul Masterton more like this
unstar this property uin 115784 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 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
star this property answer text <p>The available information on people and households on Universal Credit, by parliamentary constituency, is published and can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a>.</p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2017-12-05T15:21:08.787Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T15:21:08.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Masterton more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
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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 Children: Day Care 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 paragraph 19 of the written evidence submitted by Gingerbread to the Work and Pensions Committee, UCR0106, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of knowledge of the Universal Credit childcare offer among DWP work coaches. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton more like this
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Dr Rupa Huq more like this
unstar this property uin 120216 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 2017-12-21more like thismore than 2017-12-21
star this property answer text <p>Work coaches and case managers receive a blend of face-to-face and online learning, which focuses on the technical delivery of Universal Credit, the transformational change, as well as consolidation of their training post-completion.</p><p>All work coaches receive specialist training on childcare in Universal Credit Full Service as part of this learning journey, which is designed to support them in the delivery of the service.</p><p>This training, with the aid of the Universal Credit Full Service Guidance, enables work coaches and case managers to:</p><ul><li>state when a claimant is eligible to claim childcare costs</li><li>check if a childcare provider is registered</li><li>record childcare provider details on the Training Service</li><li>verify childcare costs</li><li>clerically calculate child care costs paid in advance</li><li>state the time limits for providing evidence</li><li>state what reasonable usage is</li></ul><p>Furthermore, the Universal Credit Full Service has a training feature that allows our staff to experience the system before their site goes live with the Full Service.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2017-12-21T16:05:49.32Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-21T16:05:49.32Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
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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 Children: Day Care 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, with reference to paragraph 18 of the written evidence submitted by Gingerbread to the Work and Pensions Committee, UCR0106, what assessment he has made of the effect of the requirement to produce official receipts for childcare on the time taken for reimbursement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton more like this
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Dr Rupa Huq more like this
unstar this property uin 120215 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 2017-12-21more like thismore than 2017-12-21
star this property answer text <p>In Universal Credit Full Service, claimants are responsible for supplying evidence of any childcare costs. Some cases will not need monthly verification and will be automatically accepted after being declared. In these cases claimants will not need to supply any evidence, unless there is a change or concerns over validity.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2017-12-21T15:59:30.497Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-21T15:59:30.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-04more like thismore than 2017-12-04
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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: Part-time 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, whether universal credit claimants who are in part-time work must in some circumstances continue to look for further work or face a sanction. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
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Neil Gray more like this
unstar this property uin 117326 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-07more like thismore than 2017-12-07
star this property answer text <p>In Universal Credit there is a stronger link between people receiving benefit and meeting their responsibilities. This includes clear and sustained work-related obligations. Claimants are expected to take responsibility for meeting the conditionality requirements they have agreed and they will be supported by their Work Coach.</p><p> </p><p>Universal Credit provides us with the opportunity to support people to progress, and we are building the evidence about what works through a series of trials. Our Randomised Control Trial (RCT) looks at whether Work Coach support and mandatory activity agreed with claimants can support progression.</p><p> </p><p>Those on Universal Credit with earnings above the Administrative Earnings Threshold and who are not part of our Randomised Control Trial are not currently expected to undertake mandatory job search activity.</p><p> </p><p>Universal Credit includes some claimants with very low earnings beneath the Administrative Earnings Threshold. Such claimants would be expected to undertake mandatory activity agreed in their Claimant Commitment.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2017-12-07T12:37:43.543Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-07T12:37:43.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Neil Gray more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
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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 Universal Credit: Students 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 student loans are classed as complete income for the purposes of calculating universal credit eligibility. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Great Grimsby more like this
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Melanie Onn more like this
unstar this property uin 117581 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 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
star this property answer text <p>When Universal Credit calculates eligibility, it takes into account the elements of student loans or grants which provide for the student’s basic maintenance. Universal Credit disregards elements paid for specific additional costs the student has, such as tuition or books. Once the total annual loan is calculated, Universal Credit applies a flat rate monthly disregard of £110 whilst the claimant remains a student.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2017-12-11T12:26:26.25Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-11T12:26:26.25Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Melanie Onn more like this