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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Flexible Support Fund remove filter
unstar 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 applications for funding from the Flexible Support Fund have been received for up-front childcare costs in each of the last 12 months; and how many of those applications have been (a) paid in full, (b) paid in part and (c) refused. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 275816 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held in a format that can be easily disaggregated and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T14:14:48.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T14:14:48.11Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Flexible Support Fund remove filter
unstar 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 overall levels of payment were from the Flexible Support Fund (a) in each region, and (b) on (i) childcare, (ii) training, (iii) clothing for work and (iv) other categories of activity in each of the last 24 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Anneliese Dodds more like this
star this property uin 243572 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 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>The information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is in the tables attached.</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 2019-05-14T12:03:52.85Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T12:03:52.85Z
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4014
unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property file name Flexible Support Fund Expenditure by Region.docx more like this
star this property title Flexible Support Fund Expenditure by Region more like this
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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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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
star this property tabling member
4657
star this property label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Flexible Support Fund remove filter
unstar 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 135706, on Flexible Support Fund, what assessment her Department has made of trends in (a) claimant needs and (b) volumes between 2013-14 and 2016-17. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
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Kate Green more like this
star this property uin 144900 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 2018-05-21more like thismore than 2018-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Data from the Office for National Statistics shows that unemployment fell by 1 million (just under 40%) between April 2013 and March 2017. Because of this fall in unemployment we have been able to reduce the size of the Flexible Support Fund (FSF). The Department keeps the FSF and other budgets under continuous review.</p><p> </p><p>In January to March 2018 our unemployment rate currently stands at 4.2% - it has not been lower since 1975.</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 2018-05-21T15:42:06.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-21T15:42:06.617Z
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4014
unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4120
star this property label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Flexible Support Fund remove filter
unstar 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 23 April 2018 to Question 135706, on Flexible Support Fund, what estimate he has made of the average funding received per person from the Flexible Support Fund in each of the last five financial years for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Kate Green more like this
star this property uin 144901 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 2018-05-23more like thismore than 2018-05-23
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and could only be provided at 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 2018-05-23T15:24:05.087Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-23T15:24:05.087Z
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4014
unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4120
star this property label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-13more like thismore than 2018-04-13
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Flexible Support Fund remove filter
unstar 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 estimate he has made of the under-spend in the Flexible Support Fund in each of the last five financial years for which data is available; and to where those funds were reallocated. 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 135706 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 2018-04-23more like thismore than 2018-04-23
star this property answer text <p>The table below provides the budgets and outturn for Flexible Support Fund in the relevant years*.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-13 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-15 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-16 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-17 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Budget</strong></p></td><td><p>£99.9 m</p></td><td><p>£127.6 m</p></td><td><p>£178.8 m</p></td><td><p>£76.8 m</p></td><td><p>£51.7 m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Outturn</strong></p></td><td><p>£115.0 m</p></td><td><p>£110.1 m</p></td><td><p>£91.5 m</p></td><td><p>£58.4 m</p></td><td><p>£51.0 m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Underspend</strong></p></td><td><p>£15.2m</p></td><td><p>£17.5 m</p></td><td><p>£87.3 m</p></td><td><p>£18.4 m</p></td><td><p>£0.7 m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>*All figures have been rounded to the nearest tenth of a million, with negative values enclosed in brackets.</p><p> </p><p>The Flexible Support Fund budget is subject to review and change, based on claimant needs and volumes and as new policies are agreed and old policies are withdrawn. As discretionary expenditure it is also dependent upon overall Departmental affordability. The level of expenditure reflects these changing policies and the level of claimant demand. For example, in 2014/15 the Department received funding as part of the Spending Review 2013 in order to meet travel and childcare costs to facilitate additional support for claimants, but the use of this increased funding was limited. The budget for the Flexible Support Fund is not ring-fenced, so any underspend or overspend contributes to the Department’s overall financial position in each year.</p><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 2018-04-23T15:13:40.543Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-23T15:13:40.543Z
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4014
unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-13more like thismore than 2018-04-13
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Flexible Support Fund remove filter
unstar 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, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of enabling travel expenses for claimants of the flexible support fund to be paid up front instead of in arrears. 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 135708 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 2018-04-23more like thismore than 2018-04-23
star this property answer text <p>Work coaches already have discretion to reimburse travel costs for jobseekers (taking into account their particular circumstances), who are asked to attend their jobcentre outside of their minimum attendance requirements.</p><p> </p><p>For travel expenses for job interviews, work coaches have the discretion to pay these in advance where the claimant is unable to fund this prior to interview.</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 2018-04-23T15:17:20.637Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-23T15:17:20.637Z
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4014
unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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478
star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-05more like thismore than 2018-03-05
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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Flexible Support Fund remove filter
unstar 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 much of the Jobcentre Plus Flexible Support Fund budget was spent on (a) transport, (b) childcare, (c) training and (d) other costs in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell more like this
star this property uin 131066 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 2018-03-13more like thismore than 2018-03-13
star this property answer text <p>The requested information is detailed in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Category</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-13 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-15 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-16 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-17 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total Budget</p></td><td><p>£99.9 m</p></td><td><p>£127.6 m</p></td><td><p>£178.8 m</p></td><td><p>£76.8 m</p></td><td><p>£51.7 m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>- Transport</p></td><td><p>£13.4 m</p></td><td><p>£19.2 m</p></td><td><p>£20.2 m</p></td><td><p>£15.4 m</p></td><td><p>£13.5 m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>- Childcare</p></td><td><p>£1.6 m</p></td><td><p>£1.8 m</p></td><td><p>£1.5 m</p></td><td><p>£1.6 m</p></td><td><p>£1.2 m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>- Training</p></td><td><p>£15.5 m</p></td><td><p>£18.6 m</p></td><td><p>£10.6 m</p></td><td><p>£15.2 m</p></td><td><p>£8.4 m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>- Other</p></td><td><p>£84.5 m</p></td><td><p>£70.6 m</p></td><td><p>£59.2 m</p></td><td><p>£26.1 m</p></td><td><p>£27.8 m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£115.0 m</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£110.1 m</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£91.5 m</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£58.4 m</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£51.0 m</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Underspend</p></td><td><p>(£15.2m)</p></td><td><p>£17.5 m</p></td><td><p>£87.3 m</p></td><td><p>£18.4 m</p></td><td><p>£0.7 m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Underspend (%)</p></td><td><p>(15.2%)</p></td><td><p>13.7%</p></td><td><p>48.8%</p></td><td><p>24.0%</p></td><td><p>1.4%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>All figures have been rounded to the nearest £100,000, with negative values enclosed in brackets.</p><p> </p><p>The budget for the Flexible Support Fund is subject to annual review and change based on claimant needs and volumes, and as new policies are agreed and old policies are withdrawn. As discretionary expenditure, it is also dependent upon overall Departmental affordability.</p><p> </p><p>The level of expenditure reflects these changing policies and the level of claimant demand. In 2014/15 the Department received funding as part of the Spending Review 2013 in order to meet travel and childcare costs to facilitate additional support for claimants. However, the demand for this increased funding was limited.</p><p> </p>
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 131067 more like this
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less than 2018-03-13T16:29:03.64Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-13T16:29:03.64Z
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4014
unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-05more like thismore than 2018-03-05
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property hansard heading Flexible Support Fund remove filter
unstar 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 much and what proportion of the Flexible Support Fund was unspent in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell more like this
star this property uin 131067 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 2018-03-13more like thismore than 2018-03-13
star this property answer text <p>The requested information is detailed in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Category</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-13 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-15 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-16 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-17 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total Budget</p></td><td><p>£99.9 m</p></td><td><p>£127.6 m</p></td><td><p>£178.8 m</p></td><td><p>£76.8 m</p></td><td><p>£51.7 m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>- Transport</p></td><td><p>£13.4 m</p></td><td><p>£19.2 m</p></td><td><p>£20.2 m</p></td><td><p>£15.4 m</p></td><td><p>£13.5 m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>- Childcare</p></td><td><p>£1.6 m</p></td><td><p>£1.8 m</p></td><td><p>£1.5 m</p></td><td><p>£1.6 m</p></td><td><p>£1.2 m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>- Training</p></td><td><p>£15.5 m</p></td><td><p>£18.6 m</p></td><td><p>£10.6 m</p></td><td><p>£15.2 m</p></td><td><p>£8.4 m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>- Other</p></td><td><p>£84.5 m</p></td><td><p>£70.6 m</p></td><td><p>£59.2 m</p></td><td><p>£26.1 m</p></td><td><p>£27.8 m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£115.0 m</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£110.1 m</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£91.5 m</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£58.4 m</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£51.0 m</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Underspend</p></td><td><p>(£15.2m)</p></td><td><p>£17.5 m</p></td><td><p>£87.3 m</p></td><td><p>£18.4 m</p></td><td><p>£0.7 m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Underspend (%)</p></td><td><p>(15.2%)</p></td><td><p>13.7%</p></td><td><p>48.8%</p></td><td><p>24.0%</p></td><td><p>1.4%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>All figures have been rounded to the nearest £100,000, with negative values enclosed in brackets.</p><p> </p><p>The budget for the Flexible Support Fund is subject to annual review and change based on claimant needs and volumes, and as new policies are agreed and old policies are withdrawn. As discretionary expenditure, it is also dependent upon overall Departmental affordability.</p><p> </p><p>The level of expenditure reflects these changing policies and the level of claimant demand. In 2014/15 the Department received funding as part of the Spending Review 2013 in order to meet travel and childcare costs to facilitate additional support for claimants. However, the demand for this increased funding was limited.</p><p> </p>
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 131066 more like this
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less than 2018-03-13T16:29:03.563Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-13T16:29:03.563Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-02-07more like thismore than 2017-02-07
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Flexible Support Fund remove filter
unstar 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 universal credit claimants have received support through the Flexible Support Fund following changes to work allowances introduced in March 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oldham East and Saddleworth more like this
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Debbie Abrahams more like this
star this property uin 63527 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 2017-02-20more like thismore than 2017-02-20
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not available</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-02-20T16:21:44.953Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-20T16:21:44.953Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Debbie Abrahams more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-06more like thismore than 2017-01-06
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property hansard heading Flexible Support Fund remove filter
unstar 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 much and what proportion of the Flexible Support Fund was unspent in 2015-16; and how much of the 2016-17 allocation has been spent to date. 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 58941 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 2017-01-11more like thismore than 2017-01-11
star this property answer text <p>The budget allocated for Flexible Support Fund (FSF) in 15/16 was £69.5 million. Spend was £61.5 million, leaving an underspend of £8.4 million.</p><p> </p><p>The budget allocated for Flexible Support Fund (FSF) in 16/17 is £50 million. Spend was £31.5 million up to the end of November 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-01-11T16:36:54.52Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-11T16:36:54.52Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this