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star this property date less than 2018-06-21more like thismore than 2018-06-21
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund 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 Women and Equalities, pursuant to Written Ministerial Statement of 17 May 2019 on Access to Elected Office for Disabled People, HCWS695 if she will meet with the cross-party campaign group More United and the three parliamentary candidates who are campaigning for the restoration of the Access to Elected Office Fund. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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Cat Smith more like this
star this property uin 156461 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 2018-07-10more like thismore than 2018-07-10
star this property answer text <p>As I stated on 17 May this year, the Government believes that political parties have the prime responsibility for supporting their disabled candidates. There will be ways that the Government can help, which is why I announced that the Government Equalities Office will, with others, undertake a programme of work in this area. Within 12 months, we hope to have political parties offering and advertising support, as well as solutions to help independent candidates. Disability stakeholders including More United will be consulted as part of this work.</p><p> </p><p>The funding of up to £250,000 that I announced is intended to provide support for disabled candidates in the interim, while that programme of work is on-going. This fund will primarily support the forthcoming English local elections in 2019, but similar arrangements for any parliamentary by-elections that occur until May 2019, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.</p><p> </p><p>My officials are liaising with the Cabinet Office, which is responsible for electoral law, on any measures that may be required to ensure grants from the fund are not considered to be part of a candidate’s election expenses.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
156459 more like this
156460 more like this
156462 more like this
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less than 2018-07-10T15:33:53.267Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-10T15:33:53.267Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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4436
unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
928829
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-21more like thismore than 2018-06-21
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund 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 Women and Equalities, with reference the Government 's recent evaluation of the 2012-2015 Access to Elected Office Fund, for what reason the Government has allocated funding for only 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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Cat Smith more like this
star this property uin 156462 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 2018-07-10more like thismore than 2018-07-10
star this property answer text <p>As I stated on 17 May this year, the Government believes that political parties have the prime responsibility for supporting their disabled candidates. There will be ways that the Government can help, which is why I announced that the Government Equalities Office will, with others, undertake a programme of work in this area. Within 12 months, we hope to have political parties offering and advertising support, as well as solutions to help independent candidates. Disability stakeholders including More United will be consulted as part of this work.</p><p> </p><p>The funding of up to £250,000 that I announced is intended to provide support for disabled candidates in the interim, while that programme of work is on-going. This fund will primarily support the forthcoming English local elections in 2019, but similar arrangements for any parliamentary by-elections that occur until May 2019, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.</p><p> </p><p>My officials are liaising with the Cabinet Office, which is responsible for electoral law, on any measures that may be required to ensure grants from the fund are not considered to be part of a candidate’s election expenses.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
156459 more like this
156460 more like this
156461 more like this
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less than 2018-07-10T15:33:53.33Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-10T15:33:53.33Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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4436
unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Access to Work Programme 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 Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of (a) the Access to Work scheme and (b) its administration. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North West Leicestershire more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Andrew Bridgen more like this
star this property uin 44140 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 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
star this property answer text <p>Access to Work continues to support over 36,000 people per year take up or retain employment. Last year the scheme helped people with mental health conditions, learning disabilities and young people in larger numbers than ever before.</p><p> </p><p>On 2 September 2016 we launched the Access to Work Digital Service in response to customer feedback requesting a more convenient, accessible and quicker process. This transformation will also enable staff to administer the scheme more efficiently as we look to increase the number of disabled people who could be helped into or remain in work as part of the Government’s ambition to halve the disability employment gap.</p><p> </p><p>The Spending Review announcement confirmed we’re increasing the capacity of Access to Work through a real term increase in spending starting in 16/17. Funding will reflect the numbers of applicants and their needs, and recognises expected increases in demand of around 25,000 extra customers by the end of the Parliament.</p><p> </p><p>To support this we have been working with jobcentres, businesses and local organisations to promote the Access to Work Scheme. We have also promoted Access to Work as part of the Disability Confident Campaign and are currently looking at further marketing and promotion of the Access to Work programme.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T14:35:04.26Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T14:35:04.26Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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4133
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Bridgen more like this
626107
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-31more like thismore than 2016-10-31
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Access to Work Programme 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 Work and Pensions, what support his Department is putting in place to support people currently in receipt of Access to Work awards over the annual cap and their employers to prepare them for the end of the transition phase of the annual cap for existing scheme users. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 51055 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 2016-11-08more like thismore than 2016-11-08
star this property answer text <p>The upper limit (annual cap) was announced in March 2015 and came into effect, for new customers only, in October 2015. New applications made between October 2015 and March 2016 were capped at an annual limit of £40,800, meaning that new customers could still potentially receive an award of £122,400 over a three year period. The annual cap was increased to £41,400 with effect from April 2016 and will continue to be reviewed annually.</p><p> </p><p>Those existing customers whose awards are or were above the annual cap have been notified that they will retain their current award, subject to usual annual reviews, until April 2018, provided their needs remain the same.</p><p> </p><p>In the meantime, Access to Work specialist teams are conducting annual reviews with customers and employers to establish the level of support required and determine whether there are any reasonable adjustments or other changes, such as greater use of technology, that could assist the customer overcome the barriers they face. Where appropriate, Access to Work will also commission a holistic workplace assessment of an individual’s support needs.</p><p> </p><p>We will monitor the application of the cap and consider whether any further flexibilities might be required in practice.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2016-11-08T17:23:02.067Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-08T17:23:02.067Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
626123
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-31more like thismore than 2016-10-31
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Access to 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, how many people by type of disability who have applied for Access to Work since the imposition of the annual cap have been given awards equal to that cap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 51054 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 2016-11-08more like thismore than 2016-11-08
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 51036 more like this
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less than 2016-11-08T17:23:20.097Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-08T17:23:20.097Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
626124
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-31more like thismore than 2016-10-31
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Access to Work Programme 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 Work and Pensions, how many people by type of disability are in receipt of Access to Work grants worth more than the annual cap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 51036 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 2016-11-08more like thismore than 2016-11-08
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 51054 more like this
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less than 2016-11-08T17:23:20.037Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-08T17:23:20.037Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
626125
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-31more like thismore than 2016-10-31
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Access to 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, how many Access to Work scheme users by type of disability are taking part in the pilot of personal budgets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 51037 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 2016-11-08more like thismore than 2016-11-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that people need support that is tailored to their needs. Personal Budgets are currently being trialled in Access to Work to offer customers greater flexibility to manage their Travel to Work or Support Worker costs.</p><p>From clerical data rounded to the nearest ten, in November 2016 there are 40 people in the trial. It is not possible to break this figure down by type of disability. Rounded to the nearest ten, 30 more customers who were approached did not meet the qualifying criteria and were unable to join the trial.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2016-11-08T17:15:15.033Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-08T17:15:15.033Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
638009
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star this property date less than 2016-11-16more like thismore than 2016-11-16
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Access to 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 ensure that (a) people with arthritis and (b) musculoskeletal conditions and employers are aware of the Access to Work scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
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Neil Coyle more like this
star this property uin 53314 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 2016-11-24more like thismore than 2016-11-24
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to investing in Access to Work to overcome disabled people’s barriers to employment including those with arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions. As part of our plans to raise numbers supported by Access to Work by 25,000 by the end of the Parliament, we have recently launched an online application process.</p><p> </p><p>We have promoted Access to Work as part of Disability Confident and will continue to do so. We are also undertaking further marketing and promotion of the Access to Work programme. This includes working with stakeholders and partners such as Arthritis support organisations, Chartered Society of physiotherapists, British association of occupational therapists and employer associations to raise awareness through communications to their customers. We are also ensuring that advisers who work with potential customers, including Jobcentre Plus, health professionals and advisory groups, have the information and tools to act as advocates.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 53315 more like this
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less than 2016-11-24T16:20:21.747Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-24T16:20:21.747Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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4368
unstar this property label Biography information for Neil Coyle more like this
638010
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-16more like thismore than 2016-11-16
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Access to 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 his Department has taken to increase awareness of the Access to Work scheme among people with a disability or a long-term health condition to assist their return to work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
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Neil Coyle more like this
star this property uin 53315 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 2016-11-24more like thismore than 2016-11-24
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to investing in Access to Work to overcome disabled people’s barriers to employment including those with arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions. As part of our plans to raise numbers supported by Access to Work by 25,000 by the end of the Parliament, we have recently launched an online application process.</p><p> </p><p>We have promoted Access to Work as part of Disability Confident and will continue to do so. We are also undertaking further marketing and promotion of the Access to Work programme. This includes working with stakeholders and partners such as Arthritis support organisations, Chartered Society of physiotherapists, British association of occupational therapists and employer associations to raise awareness through communications to their customers. We are also ensuring that advisers who work with potential customers, including Jobcentre Plus, health professionals and advisory groups, have the information and tools to act as advocates.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 53314 more like this
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less than 2016-11-24T16:20:21.793Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-24T16:20:21.793Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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4368
unstar this property label Biography information for Neil Coyle more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-26more like thismore than 2017-01-26
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Access to 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, how many people in (a) Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency, (b) Scotland and (c) the UK received support through the Access to Work scheme in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rutherglen and Hamilton West more like this
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Margaret Ferrier more like this
star this property uin 61952 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 2017-02-03more like thismore than 2017-02-03
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2017-02-03T11:32:28.513Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-03T11:32:28.513Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Margaret Ferrier more like this