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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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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
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of Atos Healthcare's complaints policy and procedure, as held by the Department for Work and Pensions. more like this
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Lord Morrow more like this
star this property uin HL6389 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 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>I will place a copy of Atos Healthcare's complaints policy and procedure in the House library.</p><p> </p><p>Atos Healthcare provides leaflets which are available in all their assessment centres for information on their complaints procedure and policy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
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unstar this property file name eDeposits Coversheet for HL6389 & H6390.doc more like this
star this property title eDeposits Coversheet for HL6389 & H6390 more like this
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unstar this property file name Atos Healthcare Complaints Procedures Guide.pdf more like this
star this property title Atos Healthcare Complaints Procedure more like this
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unstar this property file name 22-13 Update to Atos Healthcare Complaints Procedures Guide.pdf more like this
star this property title Update to Atos Healthcare Complaints Procedure more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN HL6390 more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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3795
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Morrow more like this
45741
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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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 house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all persons undergoing medical examinations by Atos Healthcare in respect of benefit applications are advised of the complaints procedure and policy, as held by the Department for Work and Pensions; if so, whether this has been routine practice since Atos Healthcare commenced service provision; and how persons are made aware of the complaints policy and procedure. more like this
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Lord Morrow more like this
star this property uin HL6390 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 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>I will place a copy of Atos Healthcare's complaints policy and procedure in the House library.</p><p> </p><p>Atos Healthcare provides leaflets which are available in all their assessment centres for information on their complaints procedure and policy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
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unstar this property file name eDeposits Coversheet for HL6389 & H6390.doc more like this
star this property title eDeposits Coversheet for HL6389 & H6390 more like this
2
unstar this property file name Atos Healthcare Complaints Procedures Guide.pdf more like this
star this property title Atos Healthcare Complaints Procedure more like this
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unstar this property file name 22-13 Update to Atos Healthcare Complaints Procedures Guide.pdf more like this
star this property title Update to Atos Healthcare Complaints Procedure more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN HL6389 more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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3795
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Morrow more like this
44613
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
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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 house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to ensure that information on the engagement activities of pension funds and other institutional investors with investee companies is made fully accessible. more like this
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Lord Harrison more like this
star this property uin HL6270 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 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>The Government supports the principles set out in the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) UK Stewardship Code including schemes becoming active stewards of their investments and reporting on that stewardship. The Code sets out a number of areas of good practice to which the FRC believes institutional investors should aspire, and operates on a 'comply or explain' basis. It includes guidance for pension schemes and other asset owners on steps they can take to protect and enhance the value that accrues to the ultimate beneficiary. The FCA requires UK authorised asset managers to report on whether or not they apply the Code.</p><p> </p><p>The UK stewardship code is voluntary, however we would encourage workplace pensions schemes to comply with the principles set out in the code. In addition we are developing governance standards of workplace defined contribution schemes, and have asked the Law Commission to investigate how fiduciary duties currently apply in the investment chain. The Pensions Regulator's defined contribution Code of Practice also sets out the legal requirements and standards they expect trustees of defined contribution schemes to attain. This includes a section on investment which also references the FRC Stewardship code. These initiatives are part of our on-going work to ensure schemes are governed and administered to deliver in members' interests.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
HL6271 more like this
HL6272 more like this
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less than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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2488
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harrison more like this
44614
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
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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 house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for large occupational defined contribution pension schemes to be active owners or stewards of their assets, in line with the definition of stewardship as outlined in the Financial Reporting Council's Stewardship Code. more like this
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Lord Harrison more like this
star this property uin HL6271 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 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>The Government supports the principles set out in the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) UK Stewardship Code including schemes becoming active stewards of their investments and reporting on that stewardship. The Code sets out a number of areas of good practice to which the FRC believes institutional investors should aspire, and operates on a 'comply or explain' basis. It includes guidance for pension schemes and other asset owners on steps they can take to protect and enhance the value that accrues to the ultimate beneficiary. The FCA requires UK authorised asset managers to report on whether or not they apply the Code.</p><p> </p><p>The UK stewardship code is voluntary, however we would encourage workplace pensions schemes to comply with the principles set out in the code. In addition we are developing governance standards of workplace defined contribution schemes, and have asked the Law Commission to investigate how fiduciary duties currently apply in the investment chain. The Pensions Regulator's defined contribution Code of Practice also sets out the legal requirements and standards they expect trustees of defined contribution schemes to attain. This includes a section on investment which also references the FRC Stewardship code. These initiatives are part of our on-going work to ensure schemes are governed and administered to deliver in members' interests.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
HL6270 more like this
HL6272 more like this
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less than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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2488
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harrison more like this
44615
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
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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 house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for large occupational defined benefit pension schemes to be active owners or stewards of their assets, in line with the definition of stewardship as highlighted in the Financial Reporting Council's Stewardship Code. more like this
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Lord Harrison more like this
star this property uin HL6272 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 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>The Government supports the principles set out in the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) UK Stewardship Code including schemes becoming active stewards of their investments and reporting on that stewardship. The Code sets out a number of areas of good practice to which the FRC believes institutional investors should aspire, and operates on a 'comply or explain' basis. It includes guidance for pension schemes and other asset owners on steps they can take to protect and enhance the value that accrues to the ultimate beneficiary. The FCA requires UK authorised asset managers to report on whether or not they apply the Code.</p><p> </p><p>The UK stewardship code is voluntary, however we would encourage workplace pensions schemes to comply with the principles set out in the code. In addition we are developing governance standards of workplace defined contribution schemes, and have asked the Law Commission to investigate how fiduciary duties currently apply in the investment chain. The Pensions Regulator's defined contribution Code of Practice also sets out the legal requirements and standards they expect trustees of defined contribution schemes to attain. This includes a section on investment which also references the FRC Stewardship code. These initiatives are part of our on-going work to ensure schemes are governed and administered to deliver in members' interests.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
HL6270 more like this
HL6271 more like this
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less than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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2488
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harrison more like this
43310
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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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 house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many persons received housing benefit in each of the last 10 years, broken down into those who were (1) pensioners, (2) of working age but not in employment, and (3) in work. more like this
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Lord Whitty more like this
star this property uin HL6063 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 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Detailed statistics on Housing Benefit since 2008 can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk</a></p><p> </p><p>This includes the number of Housing Benefit (HB) recipients who a) are living in social or private rented accommodation b) those who are in employment and not on a passported benefit and c) those in receipt of HB by age. </p><p> </p><p>Please note: the economic status of all HB recipients is not available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. The information is only available for HB recipients whose claim is not passported: that is for those who do not receive Income Support, Jobseeker's Allowance (Income-Based), Employment and Support Allowance (Income-Based), or Pension Credit (Guaranteed Credit).</p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm</a></p><p> </p><p>Housing Benefit caseload by working age / pension age split prior to 2008 can be found in table 2c of the publication, Outturn and forecast: Autumn Statement 2013 available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2013</a></p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
HL6066 more like this
HL6067 more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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2444
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Whitty more like this
43313
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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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 house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of housing benefit claimants are in work; and what was the equivalent figure in 2000. more like this
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Lord Whitty more like this
star this property uin HL6066 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 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Detailed statistics on Housing Benefit since 2008 can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk</a></p><p> </p><p>This includes the number of Housing Benefit (HB) recipients who a) are living in social or private rented accommodation b) those who are in employment and not on a passported benefit and c) those in receipt of HB by age. </p><p> </p><p>Please note: the economic status of all HB recipients is not available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. The information is only available for HB recipients whose claim is not passported: that is for those who do not receive Income Support, Jobseeker's Allowance (Income-Based), Employment and Support Allowance (Income-Based), or Pension Credit (Guaranteed Credit).</p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm</a></p><p> </p><p>Housing Benefit caseload by working age / pension age split prior to 2008 can be found in table 2c of the publication, Outturn and forecast: Autumn Statement 2013 available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2013</a></p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
HL6063 more like this
HL6067 more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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2444
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Whitty more like this
43314
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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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 house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of housing benefit claimants live in (1) social housing, and (2) private sector housing. more like this
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Lord Whitty more like this
star this property uin HL6067 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 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Detailed statistics on Housing Benefit since 2008 can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk</a></p><p> </p><p>This includes the number of Housing Benefit (HB) recipients who a) are living in social or private rented accommodation b) those who are in employment and not on a passported benefit and c) those in receipt of HB by age. </p><p> </p><p>Please note: the economic status of all HB recipients is not available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. The information is only available for HB recipients whose claim is not passported: that is for those who do not receive Income Support, Jobseeker's Allowance (Income-Based), Employment and Support Allowance (Income-Based), or Pension Credit (Guaranteed Credit).</p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm</a></p><p> </p><p>Housing Benefit caseload by working age / pension age split prior to 2008 can be found in table 2c of the publication, Outturn and forecast: Autumn Statement 2013 available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2013</a></p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
HL6063 more like this
HL6066 more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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2444
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Whitty more like this
42897
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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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 house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stowell of Beeston on 3 March (WA 278), what evidence they have that Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans were "poorly targeted and failed to help those most in need". more like this
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Baroness King of Bow more like this
star this property uin HL5962 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 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The coalition Government outlined the evidence in <em>Local support to replace Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans for living expenses in England, Government response to the call for evidence June 2011.</em> A copy was placed in the House library and it can be found online at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/local-support-to-replace-community-care-grants-and-crisis-loans-for-living-expenses-call-for-evidence" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/local-support-to-replace-community-care-grants-and-crisis-loans-for-living-expenses-call-for-evidence</a> </p><p> </p><p>Nottinghamshire County Council have consulted on their plans to wind down their dedicated scheme and provide support by other means. Information on other authorities will be provided by the review my Department will shortly be carrying out about the way local authorities have used the funding provided following the abolition of the discretionary Social Fund. We are making arrangements with local authorities regarding this. A copy of the findings will be placed in the House Library.</p><p> </p><p>There has never been a commitment to provide specific funding beyond 2014/15. On the basis of experience on the ground since support was localised, central government believes that it makes most sense for councils to choose how much funding to allocate to these services in their areas in future - according to local priorities and needs - and how to provide such support.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
HL5963 more like this
HL5964 more like this
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less than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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143
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness King of Bow more like this
42898
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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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 house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stowell of Beeston on 3 March (WA 278), which authorities have decided to "wind-down their local Discretionary Social Fund replacement schemes following underspends this year". more like this
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Baroness King of Bow more like this
star this property uin HL5963 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 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The coalition Government outlined the evidence in <em>Local support to replace Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans for living expenses in England, Government response to the call for evidence June 2011.</em> A copy was placed in the House library and it can be found online at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/local-support-to-replace-community-care-grants-and-crisis-loans-for-living-expenses-call-for-evidence" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/local-support-to-replace-community-care-grants-and-crisis-loans-for-living-expenses-call-for-evidence</a> </p><p> </p><p>Nottinghamshire County Council have consulted on their plans to wind down their dedicated scheme and provide support by other means. Information on other authorities will be provided by the review my Department will shortly be carrying out about the way local authorities have used the funding provided following the abolition of the discretionary Social Fund. We are making arrangements with local authorities regarding this. A copy of the findings will be placed in the House Library.</p><p> </p><p>There has never been a commitment to provide specific funding beyond 2014/15. On the basis of experience on the ground since support was localised, central government believes that it makes most sense for councils to choose how much funding to allocate to these services in their areas in future - according to local priorities and needs - and how to provide such support.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
HL5962 more like this
HL5964 more like this
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less than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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143
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness King of Bow more like this