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star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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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 Universal Credit remove filter
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 have had deductions from their universal credit of (a) 40 per cent and (b) 30 per cent for the repayment of advances on that benefit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Makerfield more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
star this property uin 201678 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 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
unstar this property answer text <p>Of the eligible Universal Credit Full Service claims due a payment in October 2018 (990,000 claims – rounded to the nearest 10,000):</p><ul><li>11,000 (rounded to the nearest 1,000) were repaying advances at 40% of their Standard Allowance. This is 1% of eligible claims and 3% of claims that were repaying an advance.</li><li>4,000 (rounded to the nearest 1,000) were repaying advances at 30% of their Standard Allowance. This is less than 0.5% of eligible claims and 1% of claims that were repaying an advance.</li></ul><p> </p><p>The claim count figures in this text will not match the official statistics due to methodological differences.</p><p> </p><p>At Autumn Budget 2018 we announced that from October 2019, we will reduce the maximum rate at which deductions can be made from a Universal Credit award from 40% to 30% of the standard allowance. The total saving for claimants is £25 million in 2019/20, increasing to £65 million in 2023/24.</p><p> </p><p>This is detailed in Table 1.8 in the Budget 2018 which can be accessed at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/budget-2018-documents/budget-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/budget-2018-documents/budget-2018</a></p><p> </p><p>This will ensure that those on Universal Credit are supported to repay debts in a more sustainable and manageable way. Additionally, from October 2021, the government will also increase the period over which advances will be recovered, from 12 to 16 months.</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 2018-12-20T15:51:24.007Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T15:51:24.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this
1024058
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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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 Universal Credit remove filter
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 have had deductions from their universal credit of (a) 20 per cent for a single debt as a result of (i) a utility company bill, (ii) council tax arrears and (iii) other liabilities and (b) 30 per cent for two such debts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Makerfield more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
star this property uin 201679 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 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department does not have access to data outlining third party deductions by deduction type. As such, to provide this data would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p><strong> </strong></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
star this property grouped question UIN 201680 more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T15:29:53.333Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T15:29:53.333Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this
1024059
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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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 Universal Credit remove filter
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 have had more than 40 per cent deducted from their universal credit payment to repay a combination of (a) advance payments of that benefit and (b)(i) utility debts and (ii) council tax arrears. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Makerfield more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
star this property uin 201680 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 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department does not have access to data outlining third party deductions by deduction type. As such, to provide this data would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p><strong> </strong></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
star this property grouped question UIN 201679 more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T15:29:53.38Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T15:29:53.38Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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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 Universal Credit remove filter
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 assessment he has made of the potential benefits of enabling childcare costs to be paid directly to providers through universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 277240 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government recently submitted its response to the Work and Pensions Select Committee’s follow-up report into Universal Credit: Childcare which sets out an assessment of the position in relation to payments direct to childcare providers. The response will be published in due course.</p><p> </p><p>Universal Credit is paid in a single monthly amount directly into people’s bank accounts, giving them control over their own money and making the move into work easier.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to supporting parents with moving into work and, as part of this, we have increased the level of support for childcare costs from 70 per cent in legacy benefits to up to 85 per cent in Universal Credit. The Universal Credit childcare policy aligns with the wider government childcare offer, which includes free childcare hours and tax free childcare. This offer means that reasonable childcare costs should not form a barrier to work.</p><p> </p><p>Where upfront childcare costs or deposits may prevent a claimant from starting work, jobcentres will use the Flexible Support Fund to support the transition into work. When parents have good reason for late reporting of their childcare costs, the Department is piloting a more flexible approach to enable parents to be reimbursed at a later point.</p><p> </p><p>Since February 2018, Universal Credit claimants have been able to upload digital copies of their childcare cost receipts or invoices through their online Universal Credit account.</p>
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 2019-07-18T15:39:49.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T15:39:49.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-12-06more like thismore than 2016-12-06
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
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 analysis the Government has conducted into the effect of the childcare costs element of universal credit on the household income of those who receive that credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 56292 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 2016-12-08more like thismore than 2016-12-08
unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested is not collated centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The Department updated its strategy for releasing official statistics on Universal Credit (UC) in December 2016. As outlined in the strategy, officials are currently assessing the data for UC and will only release information once the necessary quality assurance work has taken place. These statistics will be published in accordance with the relevant protocols in the Code of Practice for official statistics.</p><p> </p><p>Universal Credit official statistics and the Departments release strategy 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></p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises that the high costs of childcare can affect many parents’ decisions on returning to and taking up paid work. That is why we increased the level of support for childcare costs within Universal Credit from 70% to 85%. This means that hard working families on Universal Credit can now claim up to 85% of their eligible childcare costs which equates to a maximum support of £646.35 per month for one child and £1108.04 per month for two or more children. This change will benefit up to 500,000 working families once Universal Credit has fully rolled out.</p><p> </p><p>The intention is that more and more families will get more out of the money they earn, and find that it pays to get a job, from taking the first few shifts back at work, right up to working full-time.<strong><br> </strong></p>
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
56072 more like this
56087 more like this
56088 more like this
56189 more like this
56192 more like this
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less than 2016-12-08T17:19:03.117Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-08T17:19:03.117Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
856943
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-07more like thismore than 2018-03-07
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
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, with reference to page 11 of the DWP claimant service and experience survey 2015 to 2016, published on 17 January 2017, what steps her Department has taken in response to the findings that as universal credit continues to expand, a smaller proportion of customers reported that it was easy to get in touch with her Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 131455 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-16more like thismore than 2018-03-16
unstar this property answer text <p>Universal Credit Full Service is now being rolled out across the nation, where the main route to access Universal Credit is instead through digital channels. The digital solution enables the Department to provide full personalised support for every household.</p><p> </p><p>Over 99% of claims are made online and claimants can contact their work coach at any point during their claim via email and their online journal. The Universal Credit telephone helpline has now been made free and face to face support is also available for claimants to make and manage a Universal Credit claim.</p><p> </p><p>The survey only covered Universal Credit Live Service claimants who did not have access to this digital service.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 131456 more like this
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less than 2018-03-16T11:39:09.557Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-16T11:39:09.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
856944
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-07more like thismore than 2018-03-07
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
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, with reference to page 13 of the DWP claimant service and experience survey 2015 to 2016, published on 17 January 2017, what steps her Department has taken in response to the findings that there was a decline in the proportion of universal credit customers who reported that they had been given correct information over the telephone. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 131456 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 2018-03-16more like thismore than 2018-03-16
unstar this property answer text <p>Universal Credit Full Service is now being rolled out across the nation, where the main route to access Universal Credit is instead through digital channels. The digital solution enables the Department to provide full personalised support for every household.</p><p> </p><p>Over 99% of claims are made online and claimants can contact their work coach at any point during their claim via email and their online journal. The Universal Credit telephone helpline has now been made free and face to face support is also available for claimants to make and manage a Universal Credit claim.</p><p> </p><p>The survey only covered Universal Credit Live Service claimants who did not have access to this digital service.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 131455 more like this
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less than 2018-03-16T11:39:09.62Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-16T11:39:09.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-25more like thismore than 2018-06-25
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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 Universal Credit remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what financial support her Department provides to families in receipt of universal credit to meet the costs of childcare deposits. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 157205 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-02more like thismore than 2018-07-02
unstar this property answer text <p>DWP continues to continuously improve the Universal Credit experience for claimants and to ensure that they are supported throughout their journey. For those with children, this includes ensuring that help with up front childcare costs is available for Universal Credit households with a low income.</p><p> </p><p>Claimants with a firm job offer can claim Universal Credit Childcare costs up to 1 month prior to starting work to enable their children to settle into a new routine. We also offer extra support to enable parents to pay upfront childcare costs or deposits: for example, claimants may be eligible to receive an advance of their future Universal Credit entitlement, which is interest free. Work coaches and claimants work together to ensure that, where this is taken up, repayments are affordable and manageable.</p><p> </p><p>If a budgeting advance is not appropriate, the Flexible Support Fund may also provide assistance. Payments from this fund are non-repayable, and are managed locally to provide tailored and targeted support for claimants to move into work.</p><p> </p><p>From February 2018, Universal Credit claimants have been able to upload digital copies of their childcare cost receipts or invoices through their online Universal Credit account: most claimants reporting their in-month childcare costs are not asked to provide further evidence.</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
157204 more like this
157206 more like this
157617 more like this
157618 more like this
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less than 2018-07-02T16:24:06.407Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-02T16:24:06.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4518
unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
792664
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star this property date less than 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
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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 Universal Credit remove filter
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 the Department of Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2017 to Question 70208, if he will provide information on how the estimated savings from the minimum income floor for universal credit were calculated for (a) 2017-18; (b) 2018-19; (c) 2019-20; (d) 2020-21, and (e) 2021-22. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Batley and Spen more like this
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Tracy Brabin more like this
star this property uin 114591 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-23more like thismore than 2017-11-23
unstar this property answer text <p>The Minimum Income Floor is expected to encourage those reporting very low self-employed income to increase their earnings. Some people will respond to this by increasing their earnings from self-employment, others will look for other employment to increase their income and it is applied equally across all sectors of self-employment.</p><p> </p><p>The Minimum Income Floor is modelled using the Policy Simulation Model and Integrated Microsimulation Model (INFORM) where we apply it to the Universal Credit award calculation for the projected population of Universal Credit self-employed claimants.</p><p>The Minimum Income Floor is calculated, as per policy, based on claimants characteristics i.e. National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage (which is a function of age), tax bracket and maximum work search requirement for a given claimant type.</p><p>A more detailed modelling methodology of Universal Credit forecasts is likely to be published by Office for Budget Responsibility in 2018 as a part of their Welfare Trends Report series.</p>
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 2017-11-23T16:30:14.75Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-23T16:30:14.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tracy Brabin more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
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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 Universal Credit remove filter
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, whether her Department has made an assessment of the effectiveness of the childcare payment support element of Universal Credit on the ability of claimants of Universal Credit to access 30 hours of fee childcare in areas where it has been rolled out. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Batley and Spen more like this
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Tracy Brabin more like this
star this property uin 129554 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 2018-03-01more like thismore than 2018-03-01
unstar this property answer text <p>No assessment has been made on this specific issue. Support for childcare costs, on top of the 30 hours free entitlement, is available through Universal Credit. Up to 85% of costs are within scope, in contrast to 70% in tax credits.</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 2018-03-01T11:02:40.363Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-01T11:02:40.363Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tracy Brabin more like this