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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Applications 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 the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2019 to Question 263146 on Visas: Applications, if he will ensure that the processing of in-country visa services by Sopra Steria will not result in increased prices for visa services for (a) international students and staff at UK universities and (b) universities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central remove filter
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 275742 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The application fee for a visa or visa extension is paid to the Home Office and is not related to the service provided by Sopra Steria.</p><p>As part of the application process in the UK individuals must enrol their biometrics at a UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service centre which are run by Sopra Steria.</p><p>For the majority of applicants in the UK there are a variety of offerings for students and other employees at UK education institutions which include free appointments at core service points, access to enhanced service points and the premium lounge for a fee. Additionally, to help meet demand for the autumn increase in student applications a “Tier 4 Service Point” will also be offered by Sopra Steria for a fee. This cost of this is lower than the costs of an out of hours, enhanced service point or premium lounge appointments under the normal UKVCAS service and will save students the financial and logistical burden of travel.</p><p>As part of our governance processes, we work closely with SSL to ensure that excessive charges are not imposed on UKVI customers. Whilst SSL may offer added value services to customers, these are optional and aim to enhance the customer experience.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T12:31:44.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T12:31:44.727Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1137230
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star this property date less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Climate Change: Departmental Coordination 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to facilitate cross-governmental co-operation on tackling climate change. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central remove filter
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 911861 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>Tackling climate change is a shared endeavour between all Government departments. BEIS Ministers and officials regularly engage with their counterparts across government on clean growth matters including delivery of the Clean Growth Strategy and progress against our carbon budgets.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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911847 more like this
911856 more like this
911859 more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T11:23:58.523Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T11:23:58.523Z
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4021
star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1135859
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Members: Correspondence 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 the Home Department, when he plans to respond to the letter of 19 June 2018 from the hon. Member for Sheffield Central in respect of Written Parliamentary Questions on Tier 2 Visas, CTS Reference number M8354/18. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central remove filter
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 271487 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 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office can confirm a substantive response to the questions raised is being prepared and apologises for the delay in responding.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T15:40:42.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T15:40:42.003Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1135990
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals 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 the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of applications that have been (a) received, (b) concluded and (c) turned down for the EU Settlement Scheme at 31 May 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central remove filter
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 271538 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 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The second official statistics – ‘EU Settlement Scheme Statistics, May 2019’ – on the operation of the scheme were published on 20 June 2019, including applications received and decisions made to 31st May 2019. These can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/eu-settlement-scheme-statistics-may-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/eu-settlement-scheme-statistics-may-2019</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T15:28:18.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T15:28:18.687Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1136060
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Senior Civil Servants: Resignations 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many officials at (a) grade six, (b) grade seven and (c) SCS1 and above, have left his Department in each quarter of each year since July 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central remove filter
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 271560 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 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>Grade 7 and Grade 6 is currently a combined grade in Cabinet Office known as Band A. The Department also has an additional grade between Band A and SCS1 level known as 'Extended Band A'.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows how many officials at those grades have left Cabinet Office in each quarter of each year since 1 April 2016.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong> Quarter</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Band A (G6/7 combined)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Extended Band A </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>SCS1 and above</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Q1 16/17</p></td><td><p>82</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>28</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Q2 16/17</p></td><td><p>69</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>24</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Q3 16/17</p></td><td><p>95</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Q4 16/17</p></td><td><p>33</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Q1 17/18</p></td><td><p>65</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Q2 17/18</p></td><td><p>79</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Q3 17/18</p></td><td><p>56</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Q4 17/18</p></td><td><p>59</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Q1 18/19</p></td><td><p>93</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Q2 18/19</p></td><td><p>96</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Q3 18/19</p></td><td><p>71</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Q4 18/19</p></td><td><p>41</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>In the context of the total workforce size, the numbers of leavers in the grades shown represented 14% of the workforce in 2016/17, and 6% in both 2017/18 and 2018/19. This</p><p>compares with a figure of 16.5% for the Private Sector.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T15:43:53.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T15:43:53.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1136061
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept id 203 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Exiting the European Union: Termination of 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 Exiting the European Union, how many officials at (a) grade six, (b) grade seven and (c) SCS1 and above have left his Department in each quarter of each year since July 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central remove filter
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 271561 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 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Exiting the European Union was set up as a time limited department and as such the majority of staff are employed on 2-year fixed term contracts or are loaned from other Government Departments on a similar basis. The increase in numbers of leavers towards the end of 2018 and beginning of 2019 is mainly due to planned leavers moving to other government departments following the end of their pre-set loan agreement or job rotation, or have left the civil service following the end of their 2-year fixed-term appointment. The department undertakes succession planning to ensure it maintains its high standards of delivery.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"> </td><td colspan="2"><p>2016</p></td><td colspan="4"><p>2017</p></td><td colspan="4"><p>2018</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>2019</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"> </td><td><p>Q3</p></td><td><p>Q4</p></td><td><p>Q1</p></td><td><p>Q2</p></td><td><p>Q3</p></td><td><p>Q4</p></td><td><p>Q1</p></td><td><p>Q2</p></td><td><p>Q3</p></td><td><p>Q4</p></td><td><p>Q1</p></td><td><p>Q2</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Grade 6</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td> </td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Grade 7</p></td><td> </td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>12</p></td><td><p>16</p></td><td><p>24</p></td><td><p>22</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>SCS1 and above</p></td><td> </td><td> </td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td> </td><td> </td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Spelthorne more like this
star this property answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T14:26:02.083Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T14:26:02.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1136068
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Research: EU Nationals 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether EU nationals will be eligible for UKRI PhD studentships in the academic year 2020-21. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central remove filter
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 271568 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 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>EU nationals will remain eligible for UKRI studentships for courses beginning in academic year 2020/21.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T09:17:47.483Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T09:17:47.483Z
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4021
star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1135475
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star this property date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals 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 the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2019 to Question 261210, how many applicants who have asserted in their application that they have been continuously resident in the UK for more than five years have been granted pre-settled status to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central remove filter
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 270743 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 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>All applicants granted pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme will have agreed that they have been continuously resident in the UK for less than five years either in the application or, post-submission, in discussion with a caseworker.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T15:41:03.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T15:41:03.947Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1135476
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star this property date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals 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 the Home Department, with reference to pages 9-10 of the Memorandum of Understanding between his Department and the Department for Work and Pensions and to pages 12-13 of the Memorandum of Understanding between his Department and HMRC, for what reasons automated residency checks will not check applicants' records on child benefit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central remove filter
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 270744 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 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The purpose of the automated checks is to help the applicant establish their continuous residence in the UK. Eligibility to receive benefits is not dependent upon being continuously resident in the UK. Benefits except Job Seekers Allowance and Maternity Allowance on their own are not strong indicators of continuous residence unless receipt of them persists over a period of 12 months. There are also overlaps with other data that is available from the checks. For instance, PAYE data covers most applicants who claim working tax credits and receipt of other benefits included in the checks will overlap with receipt of child tax credits. Child Benefit is not included in the automated checks because it is not a sufficient indicator of continuous UK residence. A full explanation of how the automated checks work has been published at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-settlement-scheme-uk-tax-and-benefits-records-automated-check." target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-settlement-scheme-uk-tax-and-benefits-records-automated-check.</a></p><p>Following analysis conducted on an anonymised sample of 10,000 applications submitted under the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006, the Home Office estimated that the potential pool of resident EEA citizens who might benefit from tax credits data being included in the automated checks was around two per cent and this was before any consideration of the applicability of that data to proving continuous residence. Individuals who need to rely on tax credits to demonstrate their continuous residence are still able to provide documentary evidence of this as part of their application.</p><p>In accordance with section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, we have had due regard to the Public Sector Equality Duty.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 270745 more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T15:33:05.293Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T15:33:05.293Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1135477
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to pages 9-10 of the Memorandum of Understanding between his Department and the Department for Work and Pensions and to pages 12-13 of the Memorandum of Understanding between his Department and HMRC, whether automatic residency checks will give equal weight when calculating length of residence to evidence of (a) one month of employment and (b) one month of claiming housing benefit, employment support allowance, carer's allowance, personal independence payments, disability living allowance, income support, incapacity benefit, attendance allowance, severe disability allowance and/or universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central remove filter
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 270745 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 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The purpose of the automated checks is to help the applicant establish their continuous residence in the UK. Eligibility to receive benefits is not dependent upon being continuously resident in the UK. Benefits except Job Seekers Allowance and Maternity Allowance on their own are not strong indicators of continuous residence unless receipt of them persists over a period of 12 months. There are also overlaps with other data that is available from the checks. For instance, PAYE data covers most applicants who claim working tax credits and receipt of other benefits included in the checks will overlap with receipt of child tax credits. Child Benefit is not included in the automated checks because it is not a sufficient indicator of continuous UK residence. A full explanation of how the automated checks work has been published at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-settlement-scheme-uk-tax-and-benefits-records-automated-check." target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-settlement-scheme-uk-tax-and-benefits-records-automated-check.</a></p><p>Following analysis conducted on an anonymised sample of 10,000 applications submitted under the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006, the Home Office estimated that the potential pool of resident EEA citizens who might benefit from tax credits data being included in the automated checks was around two per cent and this was before any consideration of the applicability of that data to proving continuous residence. Individuals who need to rely on tax credits to demonstrate their continuous residence are still able to provide documentary evidence of this as part of their application.</p><p>In accordance with section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, we have had due regard to the Public Sector Equality Duty.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 270744 more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T15:33:05.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T15:33:05.343Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this