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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-28more like thismore than 2017-06-28
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they will review the criteria for assessing Personal Independence Payments to take into account claimants with mental health issues. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL239 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 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
star this property answer text <p>The Personal Independence Payments (PIP) assessment criteria have been designed to take account of the impact of all impairments on individuals’ ability including those with mental health issues. The inclusion of such activities as 'Making budgeting decisions' and 'Engaging with other people face-to-face' ensures that consideration is given to the impact of such impairments on people's daily living needs.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, by assessing claimants' ability to plan and follow journeys, the Mobility component also reflects the impact of impairment on an individual's ability to get around, and ensures the assessment takes account of mental, intellectual and cognitive impairments.</p><p> </p><p>We believe the current PIP assessment criteria are the best way of identifying those whose mental health is most limited and have no plans to change these.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-07-12T16:11:39.897Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-12T16:11:39.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
746104
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star this property date less than 2017-06-28more like thismore than 2017-06-28
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the statement in the Green Paper on work and health and disability,  Improving Lives,  published in October 2016, what consideration they have given to allowing the voluntary incorporation of a portion of a severely disabled employee’s Employment and Support Allowance to be offset as part of their pay, in order to help enhance their employability. more like this
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Lord Vinson more like this
star this property uin HL246 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 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
star this property answer text <p>Improving Lives – the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper, published In October 2016, attracted over 6000 responses, including many on how to enhance the employability of ESA recipients. We are currently considering future policy options in this area.</p><p> </p><p>Existing measures to reduce potential costs to employers, and so improve employability, include Access to Work which offers practical advice and funding of up to £42,100 pa for employees’ support costs over and above reasonable adjustments.</p><p> </p><p>Our new ‘Small Employer Offer’ for small and medium-sized enterprises is trialling a £500 payment to employers for mentoring and supporting disabled people employed for over 3 months.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-07-12T16:04:35.827Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-12T16:04:35.827Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Vinson more like this
747344
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star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government against whom a worker earning £11,500 can claim if they discover that their employer has used a workplace pension scheme operating on a Net Pay basis for auto-enrolment, in order to recover the 25% taxpayer bonus they could have received in a Relief at Source scheme. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL321 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 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not collect data on the number of workers earning less than the personal allowance who are also members of pension schemes that operate a net pay system. The Government does not hold employee level data on employees enrolled in net pay pension schemes, as such schemes are not obliged to report pension contributions to HM Revenue and Customs. The Government does not, therefore, hold information on the value of tax reliefs paid out to employees in net pay schemes.</p><p> </p><p>The latest official analysis of the eligibility of workers for automatic enrolment was published on 13 October 2016 in ‘Workplace Pensions: Update of analysis on Automatic Enrolment’. Information on age and earnings breakdowns for all workers can be found in table 3a on page 6.</p><p> </p><p>The Pensions Regulator provides guidance to employers on choosing a pension scheme for their staff in order to discharge their statutory obligations under automatic enrolment. This guidance covers the choice between net pay and relief at source schemes, and the implications of net pay schemes for employees who do not pay tax. Provided an employer has selected a qualifying pension scheme for automatic enrolment, they have complied with their automatic enrolment duties with respect to scheme choice.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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HL320 more like this
HL322 more like this
HL323 more like this
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less than 2017-07-11T15:55:57.76Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
747346
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of low paid workers' claims against their employers for the money they are due in tax relief if it is denied to them by their employer's choice of pension scheme. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL322 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 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not collect data on the number of workers earning less than the personal allowance who are also members of pension schemes that operate a net pay system. The Government does not hold employee level data on employees enrolled in net pay pension schemes, as such schemes are not obliged to report pension contributions to HM Revenue and Customs. The Government does not, therefore, hold information on the value of tax reliefs paid out to employees in net pay schemes.</p><p> </p><p>The latest official analysis of the eligibility of workers for automatic enrolment was published on 13 October 2016 in ‘Workplace Pensions: Update of analysis on Automatic Enrolment’. Information on age and earnings breakdowns for all workers can be found in table 3a on page 6.</p><p> </p><p>The Pensions Regulator provides guidance to employers on choosing a pension scheme for their staff in order to discharge their statutory obligations under automatic enrolment. This guidance covers the choice between net pay and relief at source schemes, and the implications of net pay schemes for employees who do not pay tax. Provided an employer has selected a qualifying pension scheme for automatic enrolment, they have complied with their automatic enrolment duties with respect to scheme choice.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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HL320 more like this
HL321 more like this
HL323 more like this
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less than 2017-07-11T15:55:57.823Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T15:55:57.823Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
747348
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether low paid workers who earn less than the personal tax threshold may claim against the Pensions Regulator for failing to ensure that employers use a suitable auto-enrolment scheme that does not force them to pay more than they should for their pensions. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL323 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 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not collect data on the number of workers earning less than the personal allowance who are also members of pension schemes that operate a net pay system. The Government does not hold employee level data on employees enrolled in net pay pension schemes, as such schemes are not obliged to report pension contributions to HM Revenue and Customs. The Government does not, therefore, hold information on the value of tax reliefs paid out to employees in net pay schemes.</p><p> </p><p>The latest official analysis of the eligibility of workers for automatic enrolment was published on 13 October 2016 in ‘Workplace Pensions: Update of analysis on Automatic Enrolment’. Information on age and earnings breakdowns for all workers can be found in table 3a on page 6.</p><p> </p><p>The Pensions Regulator provides guidance to employers on choosing a pension scheme for their staff in order to discharge their statutory obligations under automatic enrolment. This guidance covers the choice between net pay and relief at source schemes, and the implications of net pay schemes for employees who do not pay tax. Provided an employer has selected a qualifying pension scheme for automatic enrolment, they have complied with their automatic enrolment duties with respect to scheme choice.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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HL320 more like this
HL321 more like this
HL322 more like this
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less than 2017-07-11T15:55:57.893Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T15:55:57.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4533
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
747963
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star this property date less than 2017-07-04more like thismore than 2017-07-04
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost of introducing a double lock on Pension Credit uprating from 2018–19 onwards, uprating pensions by the highest of the consumer price index or earnings inflation, (1) over the course of this Parliament, (2) over the next 10 years, and (3) up to 2050. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL417 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 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
star this property answer text <p>No estimate of the cost of introducing a double lock on Pension Credit uprating has been made. The legislative requirement is that the standard minimum guarantee in Pension Credit should increase at least in line with earnings.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-07-18T16:24:54.83Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T16:24:54.83Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4533
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
747992
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-04more like thismore than 2017-07-04
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the benefits and costs to the UK of membership of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
star this property uin HL446 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 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The Agency collects and shares good practice information on national and European Union priorities for safety and health at work, working with national contact points in all Member States. Its activities are particularly valuable to recent and proposed EU entrants and those with less well developed health and safety systems.</p><p> </p><p>The European Court of Auditors publishes annual reports on the accounts of the Agency that are automatically deposited with Parliament for scrutiny purposes. For the latest report (financial position as of 31 December 2015), the budget was €16.9 million and the auditors stated that the Agency’s accounts were reliable and transactions were legal and regular.</p><p> </p><p>Our relationship with the European Union's decentralised bodies upon exit, including the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, will be evaluated in light of delivering the twelve objectives outlined by the Prime Minister to achieve a deep and special positive and constructive partnership between the UK and the European Union.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-07-18T14:24:18.99Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T14:24:18.99Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
748861
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
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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
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they are considering a review of Carers Allowance to ensure that it is sufficient to meet the financial support needs of carers. more like this
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Lord Pendry more like this
star this property uin HL524 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 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
star this property answer text <p>This Government recognises and appreciates the valuable support that carers provide to those with care needs.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2010 the rate of Carer’s Allowance has increased from £53.90 to £62.70 a week, meaning an additional £450 a year for carers. Carer’s Allowance is excluded from the benefit freeze and is uprated annually in line with the Consumer Prices Index.</p><p> </p><p>Carers on low incomes can access other financial support through income-related benefits. Income Support, Housing Benefit and Pension Credit include an additional carer’s premium of £34.95 a week. Universal Credit includes a carer’s element of £151.89 per monthly assessment period. People entitled to Carer’s Allowance or the carer’s element in Universal Credit are not subject to the benefit cap.</p><p> </p><p>As society ages and care needs increase, it is important that carers are able to combine caring with paid employment, or return to paid work when their caring duties allow. The Government’s Fuller Working Lives Strategy, published in February 2017, sets out proposals to help carers combine work and care or prepare for returning to the labour market. In addition, earned income up to £116 net a week is ignored for the purposes of Carer’s Allowance. Means-tested benefits and Universal Credit also provide for care to be combined with earnings.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-07-19T10:59:53.713Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-19T10:59:53.713Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pendry more like this
748862
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star this property date less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to support boxers and footballers with dementia pugilistica who currently rely on financial assistance from various charities. more like this
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Lord Pendry more like this
star this property uin HL525 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 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The Industrial Injuries Advisory Council’s (IIAC) 2005 review of Dementia in boxers and footballers concluded that there was insufficient evidence to recommend an addition to the list of Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (available to employed earners) prescribed diseases. In 2014 IIAC sought high quality research evidence about the risks of neurodegenerative diseases in professional sportspersons. The IIAC response in May 2016 concluded that despite the passage of time, epidemiological evidence on risk of dementia pugilistica in boxers relative to other workers remains elusive, and that there was no new important evidence to change the previous appraisal of prescription in respect of soccer players. As in 2005, there remains insufficient evidence to indicate a more than doubled risk of a dementia in boxers.</p><p> </p><p>IIAC has no plans at present to revisit this, but would likely reconsider should new evidence emerge. However the department provides a range of benefits to support with extra costs of disability, which individuals may be entitled to depending on their circumstances.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-07-18T11:13:51.18Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T11:13:51.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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457
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pendry more like this
749239
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star this property date less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
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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
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 9 February (HL5288), what progress they have made with the pilot scheme which aims to assist asylum applicants who have been granted leave to remain in the UK to make contact with the Department for Work and Pensions at the earliest opportunity; and whether they will publish the evaluation of that pilot. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL575 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 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
star this property answer text <p>The pilot was extended until the end of March 2017 and is currently being reviewed. We will be writing to key stakeholders with an update shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-07-12T11:45:17.82Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-12T11:45:17.82Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this