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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Poverty: Children more like this
star 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 the report by the Institute of Fiscal Studies <i>Living Standards, Poverty and Inequality in the UK: 2015;</i> and how they plan to respond to the findings that nearly 63 per cent of British children living in poverty are in working families. more like this
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Lord Tyler more like this
star this property uin HL1667 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 2015-07-30more like thismore than 2015-07-30
star this property answer text <p /> <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The recent IFS report is positive about the Government’s new approach to tackling the root causes of poverty: they said that “focusing on a broad range of inputs into life chances and causes of poverty is sensible.” They also add that “family worklessness certainly is a sensible thing to track if one wants to reduce the prevalence of low living standards.”</p><p> </p><p>This Government knows that work remains the best route out of poverty. Research shows that around three-quarters of poor children in families that move into full employment exit poverty. We are committed to supporting parents to move into work, increase their earnings, and keep more of what they earn. Universal Credit, our investment in childcare and the introduction of the National Living Wage will all play an important part.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also recognises that improving skills and progression is the key to making work pay. That is why under this Government we intend to create three million more apprenticeships over the next five years, and to help people move on to better jobs by improving qualifications and providing additional support through Jobcentre Plus.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-07-30T13:27:22.41Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-30T13:27:22.41Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Tyler more like this
167612
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Poverty: Children more like this
star 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 comments by Lord Freud in the Grand Committee debate on the Child Poverty Act 2010 (Persistent Poverty Targets) Regulations 2014, that the facts Lord McAvoy had quoted were "simply not true" (HL Deb, 25 November, col GC 263), how they were not true. more like this
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Lord McAvoy more like this
star this property uin HL3387 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
star this property answer text <p /> <p>I wrote to the Noble Peer on this issue on 4<sup>th</sup> December 2014. I have placed a copy of this letter in the library of the House and have also attached it to this response.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-12-08T15:43:27.97Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-08T15:43:27.97Z
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3893
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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star this property file name Letter to Lord McAvoy 4.12.14.PDF more like this
star this property title Letter to Lord McAvoy 4th Dec 2014 more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McAvoy more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Jobcentre Plus: Training more like this
star 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 guidance they issue to Jobcentre Plus branches about treating claimants as innocent and deserving unless clearly shown not to be so; and whether they have any plans to amend any such guidance. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL1955 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 2015-09-17more like thismore than 2015-09-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Legislation sets clear entitlement provisions which are used to ensure that benefit is paid correctly to those who claim it. We emphasise in our learning and development packages and the DWP customer charter, that all claimants are treated fairly and with respect. These standards are outlined and published in the DWP Customer Charter on GOV.UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2015-09-17T11:21:34.793Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-17T11:21:34.793Z
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3893
unstar 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
170553
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Health Funerals more like this
star 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 estimate he has made of the number of paupers' funerals in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales, (d) England and (e) Northern Ireland in each of the last four years for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
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Pamela Nash more like this
star this property uin 218762 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
star this property answer text <p /> <p>My department does not collect data on the number of Local Authority funerals.</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 2014-12-18T11:57:14.447Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T11:57:14.447Z
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220
unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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3909
star this property label Biography information for Pamela Nash more like this
166611
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Health Funerals more like this
star 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 estimate he has made of the number of pauper's funerals in each of the last three years; and what steps his Department is taking to support families on low incomes with the costs of funerals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 216270 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
star this property answer text <p /> <p>My department does not collect data on the number of Local Authority funerals.</p><p> </p><p>The Social Fund Funeral Payment scheme continues to provide help towards a simple, respectful, low-cost funeral and in 2013/14, over 33,000 awards were made worth £44.7 million, with an average award of £1,347.</p><p> </p><p>Social Fund Budgeting Loans are also available to those on income related benefits to cover costs relating to funeral expenses.</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 2014-12-02T11:44:12.043Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T11:44:12.043Z
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220
unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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478
star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
166639
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Poverty: Children more like this
star 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 whether they have carried out any forecasts of the level of child poverty between now and 2020; and if so, whether they will be made public. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL3230 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Government does not produce forecasts of the number of children living in income poverty as the number of children in poverty is dependent on factors which cannot be reliably predicted, such as the median income.</p><p> </p><p>The Government does measure annual child poverty statistics through the National Statistics Households Below Average Income (HBAI) series. Estimates of the number and proportion of children in relative and absolute low income in the UK have consistently been reported since 1998/99; these are available for each financial year up to 2012/13, the latest period for which estimates are available.</p><p> </p><p>There has been no assessment of the impact on child poverty of the combined tax and benefit changes announced since May 2010. Available survey data does not allow the Government to robustly assess the combined effects of tax and benefit policy on households with children.</p><p> </p><p>However, this Government has taken unprecedented steps to assess the effects of its policy decisions across the distribution of household income, by publishing analysis of the cumulative effects of the tax and welfare measures announced at each fiscal event since the June Budget 2010. The latest analysis can be found in Chapter 2 of the attached report.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL3231 more like this
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less than 2014-12-11T16:55:04.767Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-11T16:55:04.767Z
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3893
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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4308
star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
389365
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Support for Mortgage Interest more like this
star 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 his policy is on the interest and repayment requirements for loans under the Support for Mortgage Interest scheme; in what circumstances such loans will be payable; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 6690 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 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Government will set out its assessment of the impacts of the policies in the Welfare Reform and Work Bill in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2015-07-16T10:54:18.387Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-16T10:54:18.387Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Funeral Payments more like this
star 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, pursuant to the Answer of 2 December 2014 to Question 216270, whether the average payment made by the Social Fund Funeral Payment scheme is intended to cover the whole cost of a simple, respectful, low-cost funeral; by what methodology he has assessed the total cost of such a funeral; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 220516 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 2015-01-20more like thismore than 2015-01-20
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Social Fund Funeral Expenses Payment has from its creation, as the claim form and guidance makes clear, provided help towards the cost of funerals for eligible claimants. This includes those necessary costs of burial or cremation, which will be met in full and a significant contribution of up to £700 towards other costs.</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 2015-01-20T12:14:04.833Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-20T12:14:04.833Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
star this property tabling member
3930
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
390192
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-15more like thismore than 2015-07-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit: Expenditure more like this
star 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, with reference to paragraph 1.153 of the Summer Budget 2015, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the £800 million each local authority will receive. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Greg Mulholland more like this
star this property uin 7396 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 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
star this property answer text <p>Local Authorities have overall responsibility for how Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) are administered and paid, considering each case on its own merits. The Department publishes a DHP guidance manual and good practice guide to help Local Authorities identify those outline claimants who may require a DHP .</p><p> </p><p>No decisions have been made on allocations to local authorities for 2016/2017 and beyond. We consider the allocation of Discretionary Housing Payments each year, based on each local authority’s Housing Benefit expenditure and the local impact of reforms.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 7395 more like this
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less than 2015-07-21T13:02:13.83Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-21T13:02:13.83Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Greg Mulholland more like this
166640
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Poverty: Children more like this
star 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 whether they have calculated the impact on child poverty of the combined tax and benefit policy changes announced to date since May 2010. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL3231 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not produce forecasts of the number of children living in income poverty as the number of children in poverty is dependent on factors which cannot be reliably predicted, such as the median income.</p><p> </p><p>The Government does measure annual child poverty statistics through the National Statistics Households Below Average Income (HBAI) series. Estimates of the number and proportion of children in relative and absolute low income in the UK have consistently been reported since 1998/99; these are available for each financial year up to 2012/13, the latest period for which estimates are available.</p><p> </p><p>There has been no assessment of the impact on child poverty of the combined tax and benefit changes announced since May 2010. Available survey data does not allow the Government to robustly assess the combined effects of tax and benefit policy on households with children.</p><p> </p><p>However, this Government has taken unprecedented steps to assess the effects of its policy decisions across the distribution of household income, by publishing analysis of the cumulative effects of the tax and welfare measures announced at each fiscal event since the June Budget 2010. The latest analysis can be found in Chapter 2 of the attached report.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL3230 more like this
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less than 2014-12-11T16:55:04.907Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-11T16:55:04.907Z
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3893
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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4308
star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this