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star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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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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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 she has made of the time applicants wait for their first payment of universal credit; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson remove filter
star this property uin 247576 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
unstar this property answer text <p>Our latest published data shows that 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/statistics/universal-credit-29-april-2013-to-14-february-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/universal-credit-29-april-2013-to-14-february-2019</a></p><p> </p><p>In many cases where full payment is not made on time, it may be 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> </p><p>From 1 April 2019 Citizens Advice (England and Wales) and Citizens Advice Scotland are delivering the new ‘Help to Claim’ support to claimants making a new Universal Credit (UC) claim or moving from a legacy benefit to UC because of a change of circumstances. The Citizens Advice Help to Claim offers tailored, practical support to help people make a UC claim up to receiving their first full correct payment on time. It will be available online, through web-chat, through a Freephone number and face to face through local Citizens Advice services.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>New claimants can also apply for a UC advance and can receive payment within a day if needed. The Department has previously increased the maximum amount available for advances from 50 per cent to 100 per cent of the claimant’s total indicative award, and have increased the repayment period from 6 months to 12 months.</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 2019-04-30T16:37:59.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T16:37:59.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-01more like thismore than 2017-11-01
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Owner Occupation 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 Communities and Local Government, how many people have been owner-occupiers in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; and what proportion those figures represent of total households. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson remove filter
star this property uin 110902 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 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The English Housing Survey collects information about the number and proportion of households who are owner occupiers. Data for the last 10 years are available in Annex Table 1.1, published here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/595786/2015-16_Section_1_Households_Annex_Tables.xlsx" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/595786/2015-16_Section_1_Households_Annex_Tables.xlsx</a></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 2017-11-06T17:45:01.88Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-06T17:45:01.88Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-12more like thismore than 2017-10-12
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Solar Power 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 Communities and Local Government, if he will change building regulations to ensure that all new buildings are constructed with solar panels. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson remove filter
star this property uin 107322 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 2017-10-19more like thismore than 2017-10-19
unstar this property answer text <p>There are no plans to change the Building Regulations to ensure that all new buildings are constructed with solar panels. Building Regulations are deliberately couched in performance terms and mandating a particular technology, such as solar panels, may not be appropriate for all new buildings in all areas.</p><p>The Government’s Clean Growth Strategy sets out that following the outcome of the independent review of Building Regulations and fire safety, and subject to its conclusions, it intends to consult on strengthening energy requirements in building regulations where there are cost-effective and affordable opportunities, and it is safe and practical to do so.</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 2017-10-19T13:47:47.977Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-19T13:47:47.977Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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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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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-11more like thismore than 2017-10-11
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Green Belt 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 Communities and Local Government, what constitutes exceptional circumstances in his Department's planning guidance when applications to build on land designated as green belt are considered. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson remove filter
star this property uin 107174 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The National Planning Policy Framework sets out strong protections for the Green Belt, and makes clear that a local authority may alter the shape of its Green Belt only in exceptional circumstances, using the Local Plan process. The Framework does not define these ‘exceptional circumstances’. However, in the Housing White Paper, <em>Fixing our broken housing market,</em> we proposed that a local authority should be able to alter a Green Belt boundary when it demonstrates that it has examined all other reasonable options for meeting its identified development needs, including:</p><p>- effective use of suitable brownfield and estate regeneration;</p><p>- the potential offered by under-used land (including surplus public sector land);</p><p>- optimising the density of development; and</p><p>- exploring whether other authorities can help to meet some of the identified development requirement.</p><p>We have been analysing the consultation responses on this proposed clarification, and will announce our conclusions in due course.</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 2017-10-16T10:28:55.723Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-16T10:28:55.723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Construction 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 Communities and Local Government, if he will change building regulations to make it compulsory for new buildings to be self-sufficient in energy through the fitting of solar panels; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson remove filter
star this property uin 709 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 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
unstar this property answer text <p>New buildings are required to be energy efficient. New buildings are now required to be 30 per cent more energy efficient than they were in 2010. The technologies used to meet these standards are not prescribed. The government will keep these requirements under review.</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 2017-06-29T10:06:28.527Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-29T10:06:28.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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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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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this