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star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
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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 Autism 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, if she make it her policy to provide autism awareness training for staff in (a) her Department and (b) Jobcentres. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 252854 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>DWP has a Diversity and Equality Policy Statement. Every person working for the Department has a personal responsibility for implementing and promoting these commitments in their day-to-day dealings with customers, with each other and with employers and partners. Inappropriate behaviour is not acceptable.</p><p> </p><p>DWP have developed Autism Awareness training for all DWP operational staff, using information from the National Autistic Society. This training explains what Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are and how they may impact on a claimants’ daily life, including how this impacts individuals differently. This helps DWP staff be aware of how they can offer appropriate support. The training also focuses on what support DWP can provide to help customers with ASD secure employment, highlighting the tailored support available and focusing on what positive strengths customers with ASD can offer a prospective employer.</p><p> </p><p>Within the Fundamental Learning Journey for all DWP Operational roles, we have learning for Supporting Vulnerable Adults (hosted by Civil Service Learning), Safeguarding children and for Adults and Equality and Diversity.</p><p> </p><p>There is DWP technical learning specifically for staff who need to look at medical evidence for particular medical conditions as part of their job role. This covers the likely care needs for more common medical conditions and signposts to more detailed guidance.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:41:15.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:41:15.783Z
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4423
unstar this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
1127818
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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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 Child Maintenance Service 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, how much the Child Maintenance Service has spent on consolatory payments in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lanark and Hamilton East more like this
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Angela Crawley more like this
star this property uin 257081 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 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>Child Maintenance Group (CMG) have only recorded Compensation Payment details for CMS separately since 2017/18, so we are unable to identify CMS only costs prior to that financial year.</p><p> </p><p>For 2017/18 and 2018/19 the CMS figures are as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-18</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2018-19</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Consolatory Payments</p></td><td><p>72,099</p></td><td><p>79,556</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T14:02:44.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T14:02:44.457Z
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4423
unstar this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Crawley more like this
1128535
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-23
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Child Maintenance Service 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, how many deduction of earning requests made by the Child Maintenance Service have been declined by the (a) MoD Defence Council and (b) Authorised Officer; and if she will publish the reasons for those requests being declined. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 257767 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>Child Maintenance Service do not record this data as there is no facility on the Child Maintenance System to record instances when a Deduction from Earning Request has been rejected by MoD.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T12:34:38.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T12:34:38.69Z
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4423
unstar this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4440
unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1128539
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-23
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Child Maintenance Service 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 effect on children of a Child Maintenance Service deduction of earning requests being declined by the Ministry of Defence Council or an authorised officer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 257768 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The Child Maintenance Group has a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Defence that supports the operation of Deduction from Earnings Requests. However, the final decision on whether to implement the deduction from earnings request and at what rate ultimately rests with HM Paymaster. Where we are unable to deduct child maintenance directly from salaries, we will look to enforce payment directly from a paying parent’s bank account.</p><p>Where a paying parent fails to pay on time or in full, the Child Maintenance Service has a wide range of strong enforcement powers including deduction from earnings orders, order for sale, removing non-paying parent's driving licences, disqualification of passports, and committal to prison.</p><p>We introduced new powers in December 2018 which allow the Child Maintenance Service to deduct child maintenance directly from a wider range of accounts, including joint and business accounts, and enable it to target complex earners via a calculation of notional income based on assets.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T14:13:39.703Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T14:13:39.703Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
unstar this property tabling member
4440
unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1121501
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star this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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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 Children: Maintenance 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 a paying parent is able to decide that they do not need to make child maintenance payments when their income and tax liability is derived overseas but are resident in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vauxhall more like this
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Kate Hoey more like this
star this property uin 244011 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 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
star this property answer text <p>If a paying parent is found to be habitually resident in the UK, the Child Maintenance Service has jurisdiction to perform a calculation, once a legal liability to pay child maintenance is established. The maintenance calculation will be based on information held by HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) about their earnings for the most recent complete tax year.</p><p> </p><p>Access to income information reported by HMRC allows us to capture a much wider range of income types received by paying parents, including income from property, savings and investments (including dividends) and other miscellaneous income. In December 2018 we introduced new powers which also enable us to target complex earners via a calculation of notional income based on their assets.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-24T09:56:10.117Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Hoey more like this
1122422
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star this property date less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance 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 investigatory powers are available to officials in her Department to calculate the (a) income of a parent due to pay child maintenance, (b) amount a parent is able to pay; and what criteria her Department uses to authorise those powers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 246453 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 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
star this property answer text <p>When the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) makes a calculation it is based initially on income information received directly from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Having access to HMRC income information allows the Child Maintenance Service to capture a much wider range of income types received by paying parents. In addition to a parent’s gross annual income, we can capture income derived from property, savings and investments (including dividends) and other miscellaneous income. This is unearned income can be included in the calculation if a request is made to vary the calculation. In December 2018 we introduced new powers which also enable us to target complex earners via a calculation of notional income based on their assets.</p><p> </p><p>Cases involving complex income or suspected fraudulent behaviour can be looked into by the Financial Investigation Unit (FIU). This specialist team can request information from a range of financial institutions to check the accuracy of information the Child Maintenance Service is given. The financial institutions are legally bound to supply the information. When an investigation finds evidence of criminality, the FIU will seek to prosecute or forward to HMRC for fraud action.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-29T12:09:12.773Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T12:09:12.773Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1122511
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star this property date less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance 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 potential for non-resident parents with irregular variable income to abuse the Child Maintenance Service dispute system and avoid paying children maintenance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 246497 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 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
star this property answer text <p>Having access to income information from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) allows the Child Maintenance Service to capture a much wider range of income types received by paying parents. In addition to a parent’s gross annual income, we can capture income derived from property, savings and investments (including dividends) and other miscellaneous income. This unearned income can be included in the calculation if a request is made to vary the calculation. In December 2018 we introduced new powers which also enable us to target complex earners by a calculation of notional income based on their assets.</p><p> </p><p>Cases involving complex income or suspected fraudulent behaviour can be looked into by the Financial Investigation Unit (FIU). This is a specialist team which can request information from financial institutions to check the accuracy of information the Child Maintenance Service is given. When an investigation finds evidence of criminality, the FIU will seek to prosecute or forward to HMRC for consideration of fraud action.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-29T12:30:01.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T12:30:01.8Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1122874
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star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance 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, how many cases have been raised with her Department since the commemoration of the Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018 where a paying parent that is habitually resident in the UK, but has earnings and tax liabilities abroad, has effectively reduced their maintenance to zero; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vauxhall more like this
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Kate Hoey more like this
star this property uin 246917 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 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold this data<strong>. </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-02T16:11:43.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-02T16:11:43.567Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Hoey more like this
1123545
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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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 Children: Maintenance 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, on what grounds can child maintenance be written off by the Child Support Agency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
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John Mann more like this
star this property uin 248596 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 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
star this property answer text <p>The grounds on which child maintenance arrears may be written off are available in The Child Support (Management of Payments and Arrears) Regulations 2009.</p><p> </p><p>Circumstances include where the receiving parent (or child in Scotland) has died, or requests that the arrears are written off; where the paying parent has died and there is no further action that can be taken to recover the arrears; and where the arrears fall under the circumstances detailed in the child maintenance Compliance and Arrears Strategy.</p><p> </p><p>A comprehensive list of the grounds for write off is available in the link below:</p><p><a href="https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2009/3151/part/PART4B" target="_blank">https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2009/3151/part/PART4B</a></p><p> </p><p>The response to the Compliance and Arrears Strategy consultation is available in the link below:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/724358/response-child-maintenance-compliance-and-arrears-strategy-consultation.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/724358/response-child-maintenance-compliance-and-arrears-strategy-consultation.pdf</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-02T10:28:43.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-02T10:28:43.913Z
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4423
unstar this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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1387
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mann more like this
1123546
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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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 Children: Maintenance 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, how many people had child maintenance payments written off by the Child Support Agency in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
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John Mann more like this
star this property uin 248597 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 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
star this property answer text <p>The information is not readily available and has not previously been published as official statistics, however we expect these statistics to be published in June 2019. Information on the planned changes to the Child Support Agency Quarterly Statistical Summary to incorporate this information can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/child-support-agency-statistics-publication-strategy" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/child-support-agency-statistics-publication-strategy</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-02T10:12:57.87Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-02T10:12:57.87Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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1387
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mann more like this