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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-04-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Ceramics: North Staffordshire 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 plans she has to support potters in North Staffordshire facing redundancy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 246952 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
unstar this property answer text <p>DWP organised and facilitated a support event on 16<sup>th</sup> April 2019 for those people affected by the redundancies at Dudson. We have built excellent links with the ceramic confederation, local authorities, Citizens Advice, ACAS, local providers and employers. As a result, the Department is in a position to provide tailored support to those who need it. This ensures they have the correct financial, pension, employment and up to date benefit advice as well as direct contact with employers who have expressed a keen interest in recruiting Dudson ex-employees. Following the event, all stakeholders are working together collectively to help the community in Stoke-on-Trent. People were assured that all the stakeholders in attendance were there to support them.</p><p> </p><p>All Dudson ex-employees were invited through DWP and the administrator to the City Wide Jobs fair held at Stoke-on-Trent college on the 18<sup>th</sup> April 2019. Around 54 employers and partners were in attendance with an estimated 1,800 jobs available. 20 Job interviews were conducted on the day, with 15 job contracts being offered the following day.</p><p> </p><p>BBC Radio Stoke reported live from the event encouraging people to come and be part of the day. They also interviewed a few ex-employees of Dudson who reported that it was a great opportunity to talk to employers in sectors they had not previously considered.</p><p> </p><p>We have explained that help to claim support is available through Citizens Advice to ensure customers are making the appropriate claim.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, we organised daily group sessions for the 3 days immediately following the announcement of redundancies from Dudson to manage the increased footfall and queries. 50 people attended these sessions where they were given advice regarding benefits, budgeting and CV’s.</p><p> </p><p>There are 54 people still employed by Dudson so over the next few weeks and months as other parts of the business close we may see additional claims within North Staffs. These people will also be offered the same support.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-04-29T17:10:43.76Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T17:10:43.76Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
star this property tabling member
1436
star this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1122405
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Employment Guarantee Bill 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 her Department's policy is on the potential merits of the Employment Guarantee Bill, presented to Parliament on 13 June 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 246450 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department is committed to supporting people into work and Universal Credit supports those claimants who can work and cares for those who cannot, while being fair to the taxpayer. We know that claimants on Universal Credit move into work faster and spend more time looking for work than on legacy benefits and the Universal Credit Full Service Claimant Survey shows that 9 months into a Universal Credit claim 40 per cent of claimants are working for an employer in a paid role, as opposed to only 23 per cent at the start of their claim. This is because Universal Credit is designed to strengthen incentives to move into and progress in work by scrapping the ‘cliff-edges’ of the legacy system, which penalised people for working more than 16 hours a week and providing more help with childcare costs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-04-29T17:08:30.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T17:08:30.247Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
star this property tabling member
478
star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1122480
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Universal Credit 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, pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2019 to Question 229636, what forecast she has made of flows on to universal credit in the next period for which such a calculation has been made. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 246454 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department has forecasted flows onto Universal Credit to 2024.</p><p> </p><p>The below table shows a breakdown of the average monthly volumes per calendar year from 2019 (rounded to the nearest 10,000 where appropriate).</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2019</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2020</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2021</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2022</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2023</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2024</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rapid Reclaims</p></td><td><p>40,000</p></td><td><p>40,000</p></td><td><p>40,000</p></td><td><p>50,000</p></td><td><p>50,000</p></td><td><p>50,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Pure new awards</p></td><td><p>100,000</p></td><td><p>100,000</p></td><td><p>100,000</p></td><td><p>90,000</p></td><td><p>90,000</p></td><td><p>90,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Movement due to a change in circumstance</p></td><td><p>50,000</p></td><td><p>40,000</p></td><td><p>30,000</p></td><td><p>20,000</p></td><td><p>10,000</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Being moved without a change in circumstance</p></td><td><p>Less than 500</p></td><td><p>Less than 1000</p></td><td><p>10,000</p></td><td><p>40,000</p></td><td><p>90,000</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>190,000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>180,000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>190,000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>200,000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>230,000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>140,000</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 246455 more like this
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less than 2019-05-01T13:38:15.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-01T13:38:15.627Z
star this property answering member
4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
star this property tabling member
478
star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1122481
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Universal Credit 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, pursuant to the Answer on 7 March 2019 to Question 229636, over what periods her Department forecasts flows on to universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 246455 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department has forecasted flows onto Universal Credit to 2024.</p><p> </p><p>The below table shows a breakdown of the average monthly volumes per calendar year from 2019 (rounded to the nearest 10,000 where appropriate).</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2019</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2020</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2021</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2022</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2023</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2024</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rapid Reclaims</p></td><td><p>40,000</p></td><td><p>40,000</p></td><td><p>40,000</p></td><td><p>50,000</p></td><td><p>50,000</p></td><td><p>50,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Pure new awards</p></td><td><p>100,000</p></td><td><p>100,000</p></td><td><p>100,000</p></td><td><p>90,000</p></td><td><p>90,000</p></td><td><p>90,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Movement due to a change in circumstance</p></td><td><p>50,000</p></td><td><p>40,000</p></td><td><p>30,000</p></td><td><p>20,000</p></td><td><p>10,000</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Being moved without a change in circumstance</p></td><td><p>Less than 500</p></td><td><p>Less than 1000</p></td><td><p>10,000</p></td><td><p>40,000</p></td><td><p>90,000</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>190,000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>180,000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>190,000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>200,000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>230,000</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>140,000</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 246454 more like this
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less than 2019-05-01T13:38:15.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-01T13:38:15.687Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
star this property tabling member
478
star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1121747
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Universal Credit: Self-employed 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, for what reason her Department classes the owners of small businesses as self-employed under universal credit while HMRC classes them as employed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 245845 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
unstar this property answer text <p>We look at a number of factors to establish whether someone is gainfully self-employed</p><p> </p><p>A claimant is considered to be in gainful self-employment where all of the following apply:</p><ul><li>the claimant is carrying on a trade, profession or vocation as their main employment</li><li>their earnings from that trade, profession or vocation are self-employed earnings</li><li>the trade, profession or vocation is organised, developed, regular and carried out in expectation of profit</li></ul><p>If any of these are not satisfied then the claimant is not considered gainfully self-employed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-04-25T16:52:03.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T16:52:03.987Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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4440
star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1121750
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the proportion is of universal credit claimants who receive an advance payment; what the average value of the advance payment is; and what percentage of claimants have received 100 per cent of the value of their first universal credit payment in the most recent month for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
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Neil Gray more like this
star this property uin 245810 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
unstar this property answer text <p>Around 60 per cent of new claims take up an advance. Subject to some fluctuation, this rate of advance take-up has been broadly consistent over the last 12 months. This shows that claimants are being made aware of advances and are using it where they need this help.</p><p>The average advance amount for new claims is around £400.</p><p>Our latest published data shows that consistently around 85% of new claimants are being paid in full and on time. This can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/universal-credit-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/universal-credit-statistics</a>. In many cases where full payment is not made on time, it is due to unresolved issues such as: claimants not accepting their Claimant Commitment or passing identity checks, or having outstanding verification issues, such as housing costs and self-employed earnings. In order to support claimants to claim, we have taken steps to improve verification processes. For example, we have listened to feedback and built processes into the system to make it easier and quicker for people to verify their housing costs, for example through the landlord portal.</p><p />
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-04-30T10:52:25.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T10:52:25.827Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
star this property tabling member
4365
star this property label Biography information for Neil Gray more like this
1122063
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star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Unemployed People: Travel 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 jobseekers have made a claim under the Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount scheme via job centres; and what the value was of those claims in the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walthamstow more like this
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Stella Creasy more like this
star this property uin 245779 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested is not centrally collated in a format that can be easily disaggregated, and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-04-25T14:34:33.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T14:34:33.307Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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4088
star this property label Biography information for Stella Creasy more like this
1122166
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Age: Discrimination 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 steps his Department has taken to reduce ageism in the workplace. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 245681 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
unstar this property answer text <p>The Equality Act 2010, provides strong protection against direct and indirect age discrimination in employment and makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee or a job applicant because of their age, unless the employer can justify it as a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.</p><p> </p><p>Government has put in place a number of measures to support people of all ages to enter and remain in a workplace.</p><p> </p><p>We have taken steps to support younger workers by introducing the Youth Obligation Support Programme, an intensive package of labour market support for 18-21 year-olds looking to get (back) into work. We are committed to providing targeted support for young people, so that everyone, no matter what their start in life, is given the very best chance of getting into work. In April 2019, Mentoring circles were rolled out nationally, which involve national employers offering specialised support to unemployed, young jobseekers to help build their confidence and raise their aspirations.</p><p>To support older workers to remain in or return to the labour market, the Government has removed the Default Retirement Age meaning most people can choose when to retire, and extended the right to request flexible working to all employees with 26 weeks’ continuous service with their employer.</p><p>In February 2017, the UK Government published “Fuller Working Lives: a partnership approach” to set out the role employers, individuals and Government can play in supporting fuller working lives. <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/587654/fuller-working-lives-a-partnership-approach.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/587654/fuller-working-lives-a-partnership-approach.pdf</a></p><p>The Government has also appointed the Business In The Community (BITC) Age at Work leadership team as Business Champion for Older Workers. The BITC team of employers spearhead the Government’s work to support employers to retain, retrain and recruit older workers. They actively promote the benefits of older workers to employers across England.</p><p>The number of older workers in employment is at a record high. There are now 10.4 million people aged 50 and over in the workforce.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-04-30T11:19:34.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T11:19:34.21Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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1436
star this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1121348
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Universal Credit: EEA Nationals and EU Nationals 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 EU and EEA nationals (a) have made a claim for universal credit and (b) have had that claim rejected in each of the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
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Neil Gray more like this
star this property uin 244127 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
unstar 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 Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-04-23T10:45:35.553Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T10:45:35.553Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
star this property tabling member
4365
star this property label Biography information for Neil Gray more like this
1121499
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Universal Credit: Northern Ireland 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 preparations her Department has made for the the roll-out of universal credit in Northern Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Down more like this
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Lady Hermon more like this
star this property uin 244037 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
unstar this property answer text <p>The roll out of Universal Credit in Northern Ireland was successfully completed in December 2018 at the same time as the remainder of the United Kingdom.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>As benefit issues are devolved in Northern Ireland the Department for Communities have responsibility for the delivery of Universal Credit with the support of DWP and the Universal Credit Programme. The implementation of Universal Credit was agreed by Northern Ireland Ministers prior to the dissolution of the Northern Ireland assembly and as part of the Fresh Start agreement.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-04-24T12:16:48.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-24T12:16:48.907Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lady Hermon more like this