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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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 Welfare Assistance Schemes remove filter
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, in the light of their decision not to contest the judicial review of the decision to cease funding for Local Welfare Assistance, whether they will reinstate that funding for 2015–16. more like this
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Baroness King of Bow more like this
unstar this property uin HL2304 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>From April 2015 it was intended funding for local welfare provision would be funded from the general grant to Local Government. The general grant took this into account.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has agreed to look again at how funding is provided for in 2015/16. Any decisions will be taken after we have reviewed how the current funds have been used and the on-going consultation and equality analysis on 2015/16 funding being co-ordinated by the Department for Communities and Local Government.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T15:16:01.1221704Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T15:16:01.1221704Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness King of Bow more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-19more like thismore than 2016-07-19
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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 Welfare Assistance Schemes remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of England is covered by Local Welfare Assistance Schemes; and what assessment they have made of whether those schemes have the necessary resources to make known the emergency financial support that is available to benefit claimants suffering from delays or other problems connected with Universal Credit. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
unstar this property uin HL1318 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-08-02more like thismore than 2016-08-02
star this property answer text <p>From April 2013, non-ring fenced funding was passed to local authorities in England and to the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales, who all now administer Welfare Assistance Schemes on a devolved and localised basis. How those local authorities administer this support is for them to decide and outside of my Department’s remit.</p><p> </p><p>In 2014 the Department undertook a review of this change and confirmed that local authorities were delivering targeted support more effectively than was the case with the previous provision under the Social Fund. This confirmed the Government’s wider view that local authorities are best placed to deliver help and support at a local level, ensuring effective provision for those who need it most, and coherent links with wider social care.</p><p> </p><p>Further support is available from Universal Credit and Universal Support for claimants who are in financial difficulty or who are awaiting a Universal Credit payment. This includes advance payments, Alternative Payment Arrangements (more frequent payments, split payments within a household and the payment of rent direct to landlords) and Personal Budgeting support.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2016-08-02T13:16:55.793Zmore like thismore than 2016-08-02T13:16:55.793Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
62521
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
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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 Welfare Assistance Schemes remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 19 March (WA 32), whether they will make a Written Ministerial Statement when they place in the Library of the House a copy of the review of the way local authorities have used the funding provided following the abolition of the discretionary Social Fund. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
unstar this property uin HL450 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Decisions on how this information will be presented will be made in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-06-26T15:31:39.9343172Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T15:31:39.9343172Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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4234
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
62522
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
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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 Welfare Assistance Schemes remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for Pensions, Steve Webb, on 13 March (HC Deb, 317W) and the Written Answer by Baroness Stowell of Beeston on 3 March (WA 278–9), how they reconcile the statements that "it was always the intention that 2014–15 would be the last year of separate funding for local welfare provision from the Department for Work and Pensions" and that "this decision was taken at the Spending Round 2013". more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
unstar this property uin HL451 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
star this property answer text <p /> <p>I see no contradiction in the above statements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-06-26T14:14:45.2480017Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T14:14:45.2480017Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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4234
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
768551
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-11more like thismore than 2017-10-11
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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 Welfare Assistance Schemes remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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 the finding contained in the report of the Centre for Responsible Credit, The Decline of Crisis and Community Care Support in England, published in September, that 26 local authorities have closed their local welfare assistance schemes while others have cut spending on such schemes; and what plans they have to consider the Centre's proposals for reform. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
unstar this property uin HL1902 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-10-23more like thismore than 2017-10-23
star this property answer text <p>The reforms to the Social Fund in 2013 have allowed local authorities in England and the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales to deliver their own local provision for people who are in need of urgent help. They are best placed to target flexible help on those in need, alongside their other local services. The Government has no plans to change these arrangements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-10-23T15:30:11.66Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-23T15:30:11.66Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4234
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
90907
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
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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
star this property hansard heading Welfare Assistance Schemes remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of those who have received local welfare assistance, by region, (1) were registered disabled, (2) have learning difficulties, (3) suffer mental health issues, (4) are escaping domestic violence, and (5) are families with dependents. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
unstar this property uin HL1833 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Local authorities are not required to provide DWP with details of who has received Local Welfare Assistance. Consequently, we do not have information about the volumes of people of certain types receiving support.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-09-26T10:37:01.7267833Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-26T10:37:01.7267833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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3504
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-13more like thismore than 2018-04-13
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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 Welfare Assistance Schemes remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of expenditure of local authorities on local welfare assistance schemes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
unstar this property uin 135717 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-04-19more like thismore than 2018-04-19
star this property answer text <p>The reforms to the Social Fund in 2013 have allowed local authorities in England and the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales to deliver their own local provision for people who are in need of urgent help. The Government believe that councils are best placed to decide how to target flexible help to support local welfare needs. The Government has no plans to change these arrangements and we have not placed on them any duties, expectations or monitoring requirements in this area.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2018-04-19T10:42:35.123Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-19T10:42:35.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-29more like thismore than 2015-01-29
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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 Welfare Assistance Schemes remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, how many people received access grants from the Local Welfare Assistance fund in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 in Birmingham. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden more like this
unstar this property uin 222723 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
star this property answer text <p /> <p>This information is not held by the Department for Work and Pensions. We have a record of the total funding allocated to the local authority, but how the local authority has spent the money would need to be provided by that local authority.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2015-02-03T11:20:44.423Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-03T11:20:44.423Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
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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 Welfare Assistance Schemes remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, how many local authorities his Department consulted during the review of local welfare assistance schemes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
unstar this property uin 213963 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>We consulted all 150 local authorities that received funding. A questionnaire was sent to them. We received 106 replies. This was followed up with in-depth interviews with twelve local authorities from across the country. The “Local welfare provision review”, published on 5th November 2014, is available in the House Library, as well as on the Gov.uk website.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-welfare-provision-review" target="_blank">Local welfare provision review - Publications - GOV.UK</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T11:53:59.4Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T11:53:59.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
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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 Welfare Assistance Schemes remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 he discussed with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government the local welfare provision review, published by his Department on 5 November 2014, prior to the publication of that review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
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Mark Field more like this
unstar this property uin 216210 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
star this property answer text <p>Ministers and officials from my Department and the Department for Communities and Local Government hold regular discussions about a number of issues. These include local welfare provision and my department’s review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-12-03T14:30:49.773Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-03T14:30:49.773Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this