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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 steps the Government is taking to ensure that a claimant will not receive less money in benefits as a result of moving to universal credit under the managed migration process. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torfaen more like this
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Nick Thomas-Symonds remove filter
star this property uin 188120 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
unstar this property answer text <p>Welfare claimants whose circumstances remain the same will not see their benefit entitlement reduced as a direct result of being moved on to Universal Credit through managed migration, as they will receive transitional protection. This will ensure that claimants who are managed migrated will have total entitlement to Universal Credit that is at least as great had been their total entitlement to existing benefits at the point they are migrated, so safeguarding their benefit entitlement until their circumstances change.</p><p> </p><p>Claimants whose entitlement is less in Universal Credit than their legacy entitlement will receive transitional protection to ensure their benefit allowance remains the same at the point of transition. The other claimants who are migrated onto Universal Credit as part of managed migration will receive the same or an increased entitlement as they receive on legacy benefits.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, we have announced that Tax Credits claimants with capital in excess of the £16,000 capital threshold will now receive a 12-month grace period during which they can receive transitional protection if eligible.</p><p> </p><p>We have also announced that, from 16 January 2019, we will prevent those claimants who are, or have been within the past month entitled to an award of an existing benefit that includes a Severe Disability Premium (SDP), from naturally migrating to Universal Credit following a change of circumstances. These claimants will continue to receive the relevant legacy benefit(s) appropriate to their change of circumstance and will only move to Universal Credit via managed migration (and therefore be eligible to transitional protection), safeguarding their existing benefit entitlement.</p><p> </p><p>We will also provide both an on-going monthly payment to eligible claimants who have already lost the SDP as a consequence of moving to Universal Credit and an additional monthly payment to cover the period since they moved. Eligibility for these payments will depend on a number of criteria being satisfied, which include whether the basic qualifying conditions for SDP continue to be met.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-16T14:33:47.083Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T14:33:47.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
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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
unstar 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 pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people and households with no access to the internet are able to claim benefits. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torfaen more like this
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Nick Thomas-Symonds remove filter
star this property uin 2502 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 2015-06-18more like thismore than 2015-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>Where a claimant does not have internet access at home, DWP staff may be able to support claimants to find local internet access. Claimants contacting our agents, either via the telephony channel or face to face, will be provided with up to date information on where they can find external organisations that provide free public internet access.</p><p> </p><p>There are also public internet access devices available across the Jobcentre network for those claimants who are unable to find an alternative source of access. Staff will assist claimants in using these devices where necessary.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-06-18T11:34:02.243Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-18T11:34:02.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
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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
unstar 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 pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to support benefit claimants in managing their money on a (a) monthly and (b) fortnightly basis. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torfaen more like this
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Nick Thomas-Symonds remove filter
star this property uin 2503 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-18more like thismore than 2015-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>Jobcentres often provide budgeting support and can also signpost people to locally available support services. Within Universal Credit, the Personal Budgeting Support process provides a conversation with all claimants at their initial Interview to gauge their potential support needs – this could include money advice with a mix of online, telephone and face to face support. Alternative Payment Arrangements can be made for the minority of claimants that may struggle to manage monthly payments initially.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-06-18T16:22:54.1Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-18T16:22:54.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Torfaen 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, if he will set out the timetable for the roll-out of universal credit in Torfaen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torfaen more like this
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Nick Thomas-Symonds remove filter
star this property uin 2565 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 2015-06-18more like thismore than 2015-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p>In February of this year , we began the national roll out of Universal Credit to Jobcentre areas across Great Britain. Universal Credit has been available to new single claimants in Torfaen since April.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-06-18T11:47:16.16Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-18T11:47:16.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit: Torfaen 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 estimate he has made of the savings to the public purse arising from the under-occupancy penalty in Torfaen constituency in financial year 2014-15. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torfaen more like this
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Nick Thomas-Symonds remove filter
star this property uin 3849 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 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The information requested for those subject to the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy in Torfaen, is not readily available and could only be provided at a disproportionate cost.</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 2015-06-29T13:40:06.813Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T13:40:06.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Torfaen 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 the cost to the public purse was of payment of (a) out-of-work and (b) in-work benefits to people in Torfaen constituency in financial year 2014-15. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torfaen more like this
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Nick Thomas-Symonds remove filter
star this property uin 3903 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
unstar this property answer text <p>Information on benefit expenditure for 2014/15 at a Parliamentary Constituency level is not currently available. 2014/15 data is planned for publication in September. Data for 2000/01 to 2013/14 is available via the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2014</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-06-29T13:32:43.323Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T13:32:43.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Torfaen 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 he has made of the proportion of the Government's projected £12 billion reduction in welfare expenditure that will take place in Torfaen constituency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torfaen more like this
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Nick Thomas-Symonds remove filter
star this property uin 3904 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 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government’s commitment to reduce welfare spending was set out in its election manifesto. Further details will be given 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 2015-06-29T13:44:02.247Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T13:44:02.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing 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 proportion of people liable to the under-occupancy penalty (a) found alternative accommodation and (b) paid the penalty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torfaen more like this
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Nick Thomas-Symonds remove filter
star this property uin 3906 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 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The information requested for those subject to the removal of the spare room subsidy for part a) is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The information requested for part (b) is not held.</p><p>However, an analysis of changes to the number of people subject to a reduction in their Housing Benefit award, including those who have downsized, from May to December 2013 was published here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/removal-of-the-spare-room-subsidy-analysis-july-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/removal-of-the-spare-room-subsidy-analysis-july-2014</a></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 2015-06-29T13:48:47.04Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T13:48:47.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance 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 employment and support allowance claimants with (a) Parkinson's disease, (b) rheumatoid arthritis, (c) motor neurone disease, (d) multiple sclerosis and (e) cystic fibrosis have been (i) placed in the support group, (ii) placed in the work-related activity group and (iii) found fit for work since 2008; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torfaen more like this
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Nick Thomas-Symonds remove filter
star this property uin 8972 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-09more like thismore than 2015-09-09
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>Outcomes of initial and repeat Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) functional assessments and Incapacity Benefits Reassessments (IBR) by disease code: October 2008 – September 2014</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Cystic Fibrosis</p></td><td><p>Spinal Muscular Atrophy</p></td><td><p>Parkinson’s Disease</p></td><td><p>Multiple Sclerosis</p></td><td><p>Other Rheumatoid Arthritis</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="3"><p>Initial claim</p></td><td><p>SG</p></td><td><p>800</p></td><td><p>1,100</p></td><td><p>1,500</p></td><td><p>6,900</p></td><td><p>3,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>WRAG</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>700</p></td><td><p>2,600</p></td><td><p>3,400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>FFW</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>500</p></td><td><p>1,700</p></td><td><p>3,800</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="3"><p>Repeat claim</p></td><td><p>SG</p></td><td><p>500</p></td><td><p>200</p></td><td><p>1,100</p></td><td><p>7,000</p></td><td><p>4,300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>WRAG</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>500</p></td><td><p>2,200</p></td><td><p>3,900</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>FFW</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>1,100</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="3"><p>IBR claim</p></td><td><p>SG</p></td><td><p>600</p></td><td><p>200</p></td><td><p>1,200</p></td><td><p>15,000</p></td><td><p>5,800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>WRAG</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>2,600</p></td><td><p>5,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>FFW</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>1,100</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Source: Data in the tables above is derived from administrative data held by the DWP and assessment data provided by Atos Healthcare.</p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p>1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 100. “-“denotes nil or under 50.</p><p>2. SG – Support Group</p><p>WRAG – Work Related Activity Group</p><p>FFW – Fit For Work</p><p>3. The outcome recorded is the final DWP Decision Maker’s decision or the recommendation made by the Atos Healthcare Professional where the Decision Maker’s decision is not yet available.</p><p>4. Motor neurone disease is shown in the table as 'Spinal muscular atrophy'.</p><p>5. The data presented above comes from benefit claims data held by the Department for Work and Pensions. In October 2008, ESA replaced IB for new claims. Starting with a trial in October 2010, and reaching a full scale national roll-out in April 2011, existing IB claims began to be phased out, with claimants reassessed to see if they qualify for ESA instead.</p><p>6. The reassessment of existing incapacity benefits claimants was rolled out nationally from April 2011.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-09-09T14:19:09.507Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-09T14:19:09.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-18more like thismore than 2015-11-18
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Females 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, with reference to his oral contribution of 20 June 2011, Official Report, column 52, on state pensions for women, what meetings he has had on the transitional arrangements referred to (a) between 20 June 2011 and 7 May 2015 and (b) since 8 May 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torfaen more like this
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Nick Thomas-Symonds remove filter
star this property uin 16900 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
unstar this property answer text <p>Ministers discussed and considered transitional arrangements during the passage on the Pensions Bill 2011.</p><p>The Government carried out extensive analysis of the impacts of bringing forward the rise to age 66 when legislating for the change in State Pension age. A final Impact Assessment was published in November 2011 following Royal Assent the Pensions Act 2011.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/181461/pensions-bill-2011-summary-of-impacts.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/181461/pensions-bill-2011-summary-of-impacts.pdf</a></p><p>The Impact Assessment includes analysis of the decision to amend the timetable originally set out in the bill so as to cap the maximum increase at 18 months rather than 2 years. This concession benefited almost a quarter of a million women, who would otherwise have experienced delays of up to two years. A similar number of men also benefited from a reduced increase, and the concession was worth around £1 billion in total.</p><p>The Government will not be revisiting the State Pension age arrangements for women affected by the 2011 Act.</p><br />
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 16901 more like this
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less than 2015-11-23T15:51:17.753Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-23T15:51:17.753Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Thomas-Symonds more like this