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star this property date less than 2015-02-05more like thismore than 2015-02-05
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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 Jobseeker's Allowance: Domestic Abuse 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 publicise the jobseeker's allowance Domestic Violence Easement. 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 223652 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 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>Since the Domestic Violence easement was introduced we have worked with stakeholders and DWP staff to raise awareness of it. Information on the Domestic Violence easement is available on Gov.uk and we have worked with stakeholders to ensure that they are aware and understand how the easement works. We also issued a poster to stakeholders which explains the easement and can be printed and distributed to anyone who wishes to know more about it.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2015-02-10T15:11:56.983Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T15:11:56.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms remove filter
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star 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 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 Support for Mortgage Interest 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 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
unstar 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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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-30more like thismore than 2015-01-30
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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 Electronic Government 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 he has made of the long-term sustainability of his plans for a digital service. 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 222822 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 2015-02-04more like thismore than 2015-02-04
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>The Department for Work and Pensions has already successfully delivered some of the most used digital services in Government, including Jobseekers’ Allowance online, Universal Jobmatch and (on behalf of wider Government) the Government Gateway.</p><p> </p><p>Evaluation from the development and maintenance of these services is a core part of the Department’s approach as it continues to build new digital services and improve existing ones in line with Government Digital Service methodology. This places strong emphasis on feedback, evaluation and improvement to build sustainable systems, and the results of service assessments are published on <a href="https://gdsdata.blog.gov.uk/" target="_blank">gdsdata.blog.gov.uk</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2015-02-04T17:02:37.187Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-04T17:02:37.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-04more like thismore than 2014-07-04
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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 Work Programme 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 he is taking to improve the performance of the Work Programme for people over 50 years of age; 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 204109 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 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>The Work Programme is continuing to offer tailored support to people over 50 and providers are continuing to design support based on each individual need.</p><p>Work programme performance has been improving. Providers are improving their own performance, in part driven by the Department's performance management regime.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-07-09T13:43:02.2588598Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-09T13:43:02.2588598Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms remove filter
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star 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 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 Carers 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 and what proportion of people in receipt of carers allowance do not live with the person they are caring for. 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 6689 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
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>The information requested is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </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 2015-07-16T10:48:16.297Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-16T10:48:16.297Z
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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 Stephen Timms remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
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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 Jobcentre Plus: Staff 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 median length of service of Jobcentre Plus staff was in each of the last five years. 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 208415 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 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>The median length of service of Jobcentre Plus staff in 2009/10 and 2010/11 is recorded in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Median Length of Service</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>11 years, 8 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>15 years, 1 month</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Jobcentre Plus was re-structured and absorbed into a revised Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Operations structure in October 2011. Since that point, it has no longer existed as a separate organisation. This means the information beyond September 2011 is not available.</p><p> </p><p>For completeness, I have included the median length of service of all Department for Work and Pensions staff for the past 5 years.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Median Length of Service</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>12 years, 3 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>15 years, 5 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>18 years, 1 month</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>17 years, 3 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>18 years, 7 months</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Length of service is measured as length of service within the Civil Service rather than the Department. The Department’s personnel systems record when an employee joined the Civil Service rather than an individual department or agency.</p><p> </p><p>The increase in the median length of service between 2009/10 to 2011/12 is consistent with the ending of a significant number of temporary contracts in this period. The removal of their low duration of service caused an increase in the median length of service for the Department.</p><p> </p><p>The decrease in median length of service between 2011/12 to 2012/13 was caused by the incorporation of the Child Maintenance Enforcement Commission in August 2012 - who had a lower median length of service than the rest of the Department.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
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 2014-09-10T13:21:07.6768116Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-10T13:21:07.6768116Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
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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 Employment 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 assessment he has made of the comparative employment outcomes of people in receipt of (a) employment and support allowance and (b) incapacity benefit; 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 201892 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 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>720,000 more people are now being supported to prepare or look for work as a result of the Incapacity Benefit reassessment process.</p><p>The structure of Employment and Support Allowance provides much more support than the Incapacity Benefit regime to those who it is reasonable to expect to take steps to return to work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-06-26T14:39:56.1180613Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T14:39:56.1180613Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
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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 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 he will place in the Library a code of practice on the circumstances in which recovery action will be taken for overpayments of universal credit, jobseeker's allowance and employment and support allowance. 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 197338 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 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>A copy of the Code of Practice What happens if you are overpaid Universal Credit, Jobseeker's Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance will be placed in the House Library.</p><p> </p><p>The Code of Practice is available on GOV.UK and can be accessed through the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-happens-if-you-are-overpaid-universal-credit-jobseekers-allowance-or-employment-and-support-allowance" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-happens-if-you-are-overpaid-universal-credit-jobseekers-allowance-or-employment-and-support-allowance</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
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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 Jobcentres: Wolverhampton 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 conclusions he has drawn from his small scale test bed at Wolverhampton Jobcentre for the Supervised Pilot Scheme. 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 203350 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 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>A supervised job-search test bed in Wolverhampton ran from December 2013 to February 2014. The purpose of the test bed was to examine on a small scale which areas would be viable design options for the Supervised Job-search pilots to be introduced later this year.</p><p> </p><p>In overall terms the success of the test bed confirmed that a protracted supervised job-search could be delivered with the long term unemployed client group. As a result of what we learnt from Wolverhampton, we have incorporated several elements into the pilots design, including:</p><p> </p><p>· Induction sessions, to set clear expectations and assess individuals' abilities;</p><p>· Basic IT training;</p><p>· Integrating group sessions and one to one support to retain claimants concentration and engagement; and</p><p>· Supporting participants to focus on tailored, quality job applications.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T15:11:47.6269397Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T15:11:47.6269397Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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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, how many staff will be employed in the specialist housing teams that will be established in univesral credit centres. 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 199393 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 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>A team exists to support current live service. This will expand as the rollout continues.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-06-12T16:20:29.7973992Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-12T16:20:29.7973992Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms remove filter