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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more 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: Self-employed more like this
star 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 steps she is taking to ensure that the calculation of universal credit for self-employed people (a) accurately reflects (i) the amount that they allocate to expenses to maintain their business and (ii) their take-home earnings and (b) leaves those people in a better financial position as a result of being in work. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 192922 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 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answer text <p>Claimants with earnings from self-employment are required to report them to DWP on a monthly basis. These earnings are reported on a simplified 'cash accounting' basis, which asks for the total income from receipts into the business and details of payments out of the business under defined categories during the assessment period. We assess net earnings after deducting business expenses. The requirements were designed to be as simple as possible in order for self-employed claimants to easily report their earnings and monthly reporting allows Universal Credit to be adjusted on a monthly basis.</p><p> </p><p>Where claimants are in the 12-month grace period or are gainfully self-employed and earning above the Minimum Income Floor (MIF), the single taper rate acts to ensure that they are better off working and earning more under Universal Credit, removing the cliff edges from the old legacy benefits system.</p><p>We announced at Autumn Budget 2018 that all new gainfully self-employed claimants can, from September 2020, access a 12-month exemption period from the MIF. This change will assist all gainfully self-employed claimants to grow their earnings, prepare and adjust for the application of the MIF. In 2022/23 it will allow 130,000 self-employed people the space to grow a successful business when moving on to Universal Credit.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-22T16:20:35.12Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T16:20:35.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-04more like thismore than 2019-01-04
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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 Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the additional staff required by her Department in the event that the UK leaves the EU (a) with and (b) without a deal. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 205309 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 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government continues undertaking planning for all EU exit scenarios, as is prudent. The Department continues to work closely with the Department for Exiting the European Union to ensure consistency of plans across government. Members of staff across the Department provide advice and analysis on EU Exit issues as required. Given the interactions between EU exit work and the Department’s other priorities, it would not be possible to give a figure for the information requested.</p><p> </p><p>The Department continually reviews workforce plans, priorities and changing needs, which includes identification and cessation of non-priority work where appropriate. We have accelerated our plans, and at the same time, the Civil Service as a whole is working to ensure that EU exit implementation is carried out to high quality without impacting public service delivery across the whole of government.</p><p> </p><p>The Department publishes its workforce management information each month. These details can be found at the following link.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-workforce-management-information#2010-to-march-2014-" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-workforce-management-information#2010-to-march-2014-</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-01-14T17:59:17.54Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T17:59:17.54Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
1038460
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star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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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: Foreign Nationals more like this
star 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 non-UK citizens will be part of the test group that receive the new benefit as part of the roll-out of universal credit. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 206722 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 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
star this property answer text <p>We are still in the planning stages for managed migration and we have yet to agree the characteristics of those claimants who we will include in the initial pilot for managed migration. We are currently working closely with stakeholders and claimants to design our migration processes. Our focus remains on delivering a process that works well for everyone.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-01-17T11:39:40.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T11:39:40.827Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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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: Asylum more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the roll-out of universal credit on the ability of asylum seekers to claim benefits in the UK. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 206723 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 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Member to my answer to Question the response to PQ<a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-12-18/203324/" target="_blank">203324</a> answered on 28 December 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-01-17T11:24:09.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T11:24:09.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-28more like thismore than 2019-02-28
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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
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of staffing levels in universal credit centres; and what proportion of fixed-term staff working in universal credit centres are on (a) permanent contracts and (b) zero-hour contracts. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 227130 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 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
star this property answer text <p>The Department regularly reviews both the numbers of people working in Universal Credit service centres and their performance to ensure we have the right number of people available to manage claimants Universal Credit claims. Services and staff training is assessed, both in real time to meet any short term peaks in demand and also reviewed for longer term improvements to ensure the service continues to meet customer service expectation.</p><p> </p><p>Our priority is to give all employees, including those delivering Universal Credit, the necessary resources, including manageable workloads, so that they can carry out their roles successfully.</p><p> </p><p>The size of a Case Manager’s caseload is dependent on a number of factors, including the complexity of the caseload and experience of the case manager.</p><p> </p><p>All staff on fixed-term contracts are employed on the basis of agreed full or part time hours. No staff are employed on zero-hour contracts.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-03-05T17:53:37.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-05T17:53:37.63Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
1010204
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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more 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 Unemployed People: Social Security Benefits more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate she has made of the number and proportion of unemployed people who are entitled to claim (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) universal credit but are not doing so. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 192726 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 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>At this point in the Universal Credit (UC) rollout schedule, we are not able to distinguish between Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) and UC claims at entitlement level within the Family Resources Survey data (available on gov.uk) for the purposes of estimating take-up statistics. Therefore the JSA data are not of a suitable quality to be published. We are also unable to estimate UC take-up rates at present.</p><p> </p><p>In total, there are 700,000 households not claiming their full entitlement under the legacy system, that we expect will claim Universal Credit because it is a more accurate system.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T18:15:14.6Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T18:15:14.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1010205
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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more 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 Social Security Benefits more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people who have ceased to claim income-related benefits in the most recent 12 months for which data is available; and for what reasons those people ceased to make such claims. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 192727 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>The information requested for those moving off income-related benefits is only available for Jobseeker’s Allowance. It is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost for other income related benefits.</p><p> </p><p>The available information which shows the number of off-flows and reasons from the Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) claimant count is published at: <a href="https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/default.asp" target="_blank">https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/default.asp</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users can be found at: <a href="https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/home/newuser.asp" target="_blank">https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/home/newuser.asp</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T11:52:22.367Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T11:52:22.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1010206
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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more 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 Social Security Benefits more like this
star 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 and what proportion of new claims for (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) employment and support allowance were processed within (i) five days and (ii) 10 days or longer within the most recent 12 months for which data are available. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 192728 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is shown in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Claims processed in 5 working days</p></td><td><p>%of claims processed in 5 working days</p></td><td><p>Claims processed in 10 working days</p></td><td><p>%of claims processed in 10 working days</p></td><td><p>Claims processed in 21 working days</p></td><td><p>%of claims processed in 21 working days</p></td><td><p>Total claims processed</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)</p></td><td><p>165,570</p></td><td><p>23.53%</p></td><td><p>578,170</p></td><td><p>82.17%</p></td><td><p>689,600</p></td><td><p>98.00%</p></td><td><p>703,660</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Employment &amp; Support Allowance (ESA)</p></td><td><p>248,540</p></td><td><p>55.36%</p></td><td><p>358,830</p></td><td><p>79.93%</p></td><td><p>415,590</p></td><td><p>92.57%</p></td><td><p>448,930</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Notes: </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The period the data covers is from 1 November 2017 to 31 October 2018.</p><p> </p><p>All volumes are rounded to the nearest 10. For context figures for the total claims cleared have also been provided.</p><p> </p><p>The claims cleared within 10 and 21 days figures are cumulative and as such includes the claims cleared within 5 or 10 days respectively.</p><p> </p><p>Claim processing times may be affected by the verification issues (such as wage slips). ESA and JSA claimants are paid in arrears, usually on a fortnightly basis.</p><p> </p><p>The data provided relates to the initial ESA assessment phase prior to the Work Capability Assessment.</p><p> </p><p>This data is from the Management Information System Programme (MISP), a Departmental</p><p>performance management, data capture and reporting tool. This type of internal management information does not form part of the official statistics outputs that are released by the Department in</p><p>accordance with the UK Statistics Authority’s Code of Practice.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T17:48:16.877Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T17:48:16.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1010207
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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more 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 more like this
star 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 and what proportion of new claims for universal credit were processed (a) within five weeks, (b) between five and ten weeks and (c) in ten weeks or longer in the most recent 12 months for which data are available. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 192729 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>We published statistics on payment timeliness for new claims on 9 July 2018 which found 95 per cent of eligible claims (new claims that were due a payment in February 2018) were paid in full within five weeks of the payment due date.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Our latest internal data shows that for claims due their first payment in July 2018, 94 per cent of claims were paid in full within five weeks of the payment due date, with close to 99 per cent receiving at least a partial payment. Further details for claimants due their first payment in July 2018 can be seen in the table below. Subject to some fluctuation, this has been broadly consistent for every month for which the data has been requested.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Within 5 weeks of payment due date</p></td><td><p>6-10 weeks after payment due date</p></td><td><p>More than 10 weeks after payment due date</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Received Payment in Full</p></td><td><p>94.3%</p></td><td><p>3.1%</p></td><td><p>2.6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Received a Partial Payment</p></td><td><p>98.6%</p></td><td><p>1.0%</p></td><td><p>0.4%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>In many cases where full payment is not made on time, it is due to unresolved issues such as: claimants not accepting their Claimant Commitment or passing identity checks, satisfying the Habitual Residency Test, or having outstanding verification issues, such as housing costs and self-employed earnings.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T12:36:55.38Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T12:36:55.38Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1010208
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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more 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 Social Security Benefits more like this
star 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 applied (a) successfully and (b) unsuccessfully for short term benefit advance or advance payments in the most recent 12 months for which data are available. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 192730 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
star this property answer text <p>Around 60% of eligible new claims to Universal Credit received an advance in October 2018. Subject to some fluctuation, this has been broadly consistent for every month for which the data has been requested.</p><p> </p><p>There were 98,250 Short Term Benefit Advances for Employment and Support Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Income Support awarded to individual national insurance numbers in Great Britain between January and December 2017. On the number of applications, this information is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-12-18T17:31:51.57Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T17:31:51.57Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this