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star this property date less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
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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 hansard heading Universal Credit: Personal Savings 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 whether savings held in the name of children are taken into account in applications for universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 115797 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 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
star this property answer text <p>Savings and other capital held in the name of children are not taken into account in the assessment of Universal Credit entitlement. As with other means tested benefits, however, there are rules to prevent claimants depriving themselves of capital in order to claim Universal Credit or increase their entitlement to Universal Credit. If claimants deprive themselves of capital by gifting the capital to their children or placing it in a child’s account, notional capital of the amount deprived may still be taken into account when assessing entitlement to Universal Credit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2017-12-05T15:25:13.62Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T15:25:13.62Z
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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 Stephen Kerr more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
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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 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 What steps he is taking to ensure that universal credit supports people to progress at work and increase their earnings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ochil and South Perthshire more like this
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Luke Graham more like this
star this property uin 902994 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 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
star this property answer text <p>Universal credit provides us with the opportunity to support people to progress and we are developing the evidence base about what works.</p><p>Building on our existing suite of trials, which includes a large scale Randomised Control Trial, we have committed an additional £8m to testing different approaches to supporting people to progress.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2017-12-18T17:37:39.533Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-18T17:37:39.533Z
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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 Luke Graham more like this
808283
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
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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: Appeals 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 What recent assessment he has made of trends in the number of universal credit appeals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
star this property uin 902998 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 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
star this property answer text <p>Appeals against Universal Credit decisions are at a lower level than for the other main benefits and the rate has been broadly stable since the introduction of Universal Credit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2017-12-18T17:48:33.76Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-18T17:48:33.76Z
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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 Justin Madders more like this
808282
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
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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 Poverty 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 What progress his Department is making on reducing poverty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 902996 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 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
star this property answer text <p>Since 2010, there are 600,000 fewer people in absolute poverty – a record low.</p><p>This Government is committed to action that delivers a lasting change to the lives of some of the most disadvantaged people in society. This requires an approach that goes beyond the safety net of the welfare system to tackle the root causes of poverty and disadvantage.</p><p>The evidence is clear that work is the best route out of poverty. Children in workless households are 5 times more likely to be in poverty than those in households where all adults work. And children in workless families are also more disadvantaged, and achieve poorer educational and employment outcomes than other children.</p><p>That is why we will continue with polices that support and encourage employment - reforming the welfare system to make work pay. And these policies are working: since 2010, there are 3 million more people in work, with 954,000 fewer workless households, and 608,000 fewer children in workless households.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2017-12-18T17:33:42.863Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-18T17:33:42.863Z
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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 Patrick Grady more like this
808281
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
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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 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 What assessment his Department has made of recent trends in the average level of household debt for people in receipt of universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
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Hugh Gaffney more like this
star this property uin 902995 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 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government has taken a number of steps to reduce the risk of problem debt, including capping payday lending costs and promoting savings.</p><p>Within UC, there are also interest free Advances and a system of priority deductions to help claimants who have got into arrears.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2017-12-18T17:56:39.323Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-18T17:56:39.323Z
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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 Hugh Gaffney more like this
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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 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 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 is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-23more like thismore than 2017-11-23
star 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
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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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 registered interest false more like this
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: Self-employed more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 9283, what the evidential basis is for the statement that flaws in the current system allow some self-employed claimants to receive full State support while declaring low or zero earnings. 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 114592 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 2017-11-23more like thismore than 2017-11-23
star this property answer text <p>Tax Credits for the self-employed lack a strong incentive for claimants to grow their earnings and reduce their dependency on welfare. The rules for eligibility for Working Tax Credit (WTC) are set out in the Tax Credits Act 2002 and the associated regulations, in particular the Working Tax Credit (Entitlement and Maximum Rate) Regulations 2002. These do not include a requirement for those claiming WTC to increase their earnings, or to earn more than a specified amount.</p><p> </p><p>The Government introduced the strengthened self-employment test into Working Tax Credit in 2015 to address the risk of individuals continuing to claim WTC, despite not working on a commercial and with a view to a profit basis. HMRC advice on this is in the link below:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/revenue-and-customs-brief-7-2015-new-rules-for-the-self-employed-claiming-working-tax-credit/revenue-and-customs-brief-7-2015-new-rules-for-the-self-employed-claiming-working-tax-credit" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/revenue-and-customs-brief-7-2015-new-rules-for-the-self-employed-claiming-working-tax-credit/revenue-and-customs-brief-7-2015-new-rules-for-the-self-employed-claiming-working-tax-credit</a></p><p> </p><p>Historically, a high proportion of self-employed Tax Credit claimants saw little progression in their earnings over several years, including many of the lowest earners.</p><p> </p><p>Recently, HMRC and DWP have published data from a survey of self-employed tax credit claimants. These data confirm that many such claimants have low earnings and demonstrate the need to support and incentivise claimants to grow their earnings:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/self-employment-working-tax-credits-claimant-survey-and-follow-up-research" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/self-employment-working-tax-credits-claimant-survey-and-follow-up-research</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2017-11-23T16:26:25.477Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-23T16:26:25.477Z
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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 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
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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 hansard heading Universal Credit: East Renfrewshire more like this
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 the Department of Work and Pensions how many residents in East Renfrewshire constituency are in receipt of universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
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Paul Masterton more like this
star this property uin 115784 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 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
star this property answer text <p>The available information on people and households on Universal Credit, by parliamentary constituency, is published and can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a>.</p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2017-12-05T15:21:08.787Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T15:21:08.787Z
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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 Paul Masterton more like this
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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: Self-employed more like this
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 the Department of Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of self-employed claimants of universal credit are (a) gainfully self-employed (b) not gainfully self-employed and (c) have not been subjected to the gainful self-employment test; and how many of those claimants have identified as (i) employed under PAYE and (ii) neither employed or self-employed. 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 114593 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-23more like thismore than 2017-11-23
star this property answer text <p>The requested information is not currently available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2017-11-23T16:22:44.737Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-23T16:22:44.737Z
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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 2016-10-24more like thismore than 2016-10-24
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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 hansard heading Welfare Tax Credits 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, with which organisations and on which dates his Department has discussed plans to protect survivors of rape and sexual abuse whose third child was born as a result of rape and would wish to claim tax credits in the last year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central more like this
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Alison Thewliss more like this
star this property uin 50010 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-01more like thismore than 2016-11-01
star this property answer text <p>The government is aware that the exceptions to the policy to limit the child element in Universal Credit and the individual element in Child Tax Credit to a maximum of two children are sensitive. We contacted a number of organisations in August 2015 and met with several of those organisations in early 2016 to discuss the exceptions. Officials have also discussed this issue between government departments and at wider DWP and HMRC stakeholder meetings.</p><p>The government launched a consultation on 21 October 2016 to seek evidence and invite views from stakeholders to inform the design of the exceptions and their implementation. All Ministers with an interest are consulted as part of the clearance process for any Government consultation. The consultation document is published online here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/universal-credit-and-child-tax-credit-exceptions-to-the-2-child-limit</p><p>The consultation closes on 27 November 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 50087 more like this
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less than 2016-11-01T12:02:30.58Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-01T12:02:30.58Z
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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 Alison Thewliss more like this
754239
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star this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
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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 more like this
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, with which housing associations his Department is working to investigate rent arrears in universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Central Ayrshire more like this
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Dr Philippa Whitford more like this
star this property uin 6233 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 2017-09-05more like thismore than 2017-09-05
star this property answer text <p>DWP are currently undertaking work, in conjunction with Curo Group, a housing association based in the South West, to investigate and understand the true level of rent arrears for their tenants, what is causing them and any impacts Universal Credit may be having. We will consider how nationally representative the analyses are and whether and how it should be expanded.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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6232 more like this
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less than 2017-09-05T11:05:20.713Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-05T11:05:20.713Z
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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 Dr Philippa Whitford more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-10-11more like thismore than 2016-10-11
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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 Social Security Benefits: Care Leavers 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, with reference to the report by the Children's Society, The cost of being care free, published in June 2016, if he will take steps to provide additional protection for care leavers to reduce the number of benefits sanctions being applied to such people. 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 48112 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-19more like thismore than 2016-10-19
star this property answer text <p>Our primary goal is to help care leavers get into work wherever possible and our interventions are tailored to achieve this. Care leavers aged between 18 and 21 have the opportunity to join the Work Programme from day one of their benefit claim, so that they receive tailored, locally-appropriate employment support at the earliest opportunity. We also provide additional support, over and above the standard Jobcentre Plus offer, to young claimants, including care leavers, aged 18-24. Work Coaches tailor interventions to the needs of the individual to address a variety of barriers to work, including improving job search skills, referral to skills and other work-related training such as Traineeships, Apprenticeships and work experience.</p><p>We have safeguards in place for care leavers along with other claimants who may be considered vulnerable. Work Coaches support all claimants with complex needs, or who require additional support, to ensure that they fully understand what they have been asked to do to enable them to access DWP benefits and use our services.</p><p>Care leavers, like all claimants, take ownership of planning how they will meet their requirements and ultimately secure employment. They will be supported by their Work Coach who will assist them in meeting their requirements through providing encouragement and direction, using a range of communication methods.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2016-10-19T16:28:47.46Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-19T16:28:47.46Z
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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 Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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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: Disqualification 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, with reference to the recommendations made by the UK Statistics Agency in August 2015, what plans his Department has to extend the range of benefit sanction data available by addressing gaps in information on repeat sanctions and hardship payments alongside the development of sanction data from the universal credit system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Banff and Buchan more like this
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Dr Eilidh Whiteford more like this
star this property uin 44474 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The sanctions publication strategy which details the approach being taken by DWP statisticians to improve the sanctions statistics being developed, which include the addition of Universal Credit sanction statistics, can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-sanction-statistics-publication-strategy" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-sanction-statistics-publication-strategy</a></p><p> </p><p>The latest release of sanction statistics within the Quarterly Statistical Summary: August 2016 includes an experimental monthly rate of claimants sanctioned and can be found (on page12) at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/dwp-statistical-summaries-2016" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/dwp-statistical-summaries-2016</a></p><p> </p><p>The related background information to support this can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/monthly-rate-of-claimants-sanctioned-background-information-and-methodology" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/monthly-rate-of-claimants-sanctioned-background-information-and-methodology</a></p><p> </p><p>Management Information data on the number of applications and awards for hardship payments were published on 18th November 2015 and can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/jsa-and-esa-hardship-applications-and-awards-apr-2012-to-jun-2015" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/jsa-and-esa-hardship-applications-and-awards-apr-2012-to-jun-2015</a></p><p> </p><p>We will consider the regularity of future publications of hardship statistics alongside our routine prioritisation of our statistical work programme.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2016-09-12T16:36:03.89Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T16:36:03.89Z
unstar this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Eilidh Whiteford more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Children 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, with reference to the provisions relating to applications for Support for a child conceived without your consent, what his Department's policy is on the implications for third party professionals who verify that a claimant qualifies for that support in the event that the claimant's case is subsequently assessed as weak. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central more like this
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Alison Thewliss more like this
star this property uin 29 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
star this property answer text <p>The list of third party professionals for the non-consensual conception exception is published on gov.uk and the legislation enables these professionals in Scotland to provide evidence.</p><p>Approved third party professionals are those who in the course of their duties already deal with people in difficult circumstances, and are people with whom we believe it would be beneficial for the claimant to engage in order to obtain further guidance and support.</p><p>No new legal duties are placed on the third party professionals. They will not be asked to form a judgement as to whether or not the conception was non-consensual. The third party professionals are confirming only that the claimant’s circumstances are consistent with those of a person who has conceived a child in such a way. Under the legislation, this confirmation alone suffices as evidence of entitlement to the exception.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
13 more like this
18 more like this
23 more like this
24 more like this
25 more like this
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less than 2017-06-29T11:22:52.43Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-29T11:22:52.43Z
unstar this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison Thewliss more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Telephone Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 the oral contribution of the hon. Member for Sefton Central of 12 October 2017 to the Leader of the House, Official Report, column 469, if he will remove the charge for telephone calls to his Department on universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Bill Esterson more like this
star this property uin 107750 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
star this property answer text <p>As announced by the Secretary of State at the Work and Pensions Select Committee on 18 October 2017, DWP plans to change the Universal Credit helpline to a freephone number over the next month.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 107919 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2017-10-19T14:07:33.79Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-19T14:07:33.79Z
unstar this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
658017
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-12-13more like thismore than 2016-12-13
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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Disqualification more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Employment of 22 June 2015, Official Report, column 608, whether it is his Department's position that there is no robust evidence that directly links sanctions and food bank use. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rutherglen and Hamilton West more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Margaret Ferrier more like this
star this property uin 57521 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-16more like thismore than 2016-12-16
star this property answer text <p>It continues to be widely acknowledged that food bank use cannot be attributed to a single cause and the reasons that people use foodbanks are complex and overlapping.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2016-12-16T14:06:10.78Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-16T14:06:10.78Z
unstar this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Margaret Ferrier more like this
694293
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-02-24more like thismore than 2017-02-24
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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Jobcentres: Liverpool more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 the oral contribution of 20 February 2017, Official Report, column 768, what the evidential basis is for his statement that the proposals for jobcentres will raise utilisation across the city of Liverpool from 66 per cent to 95 per cent; and what the current utilisation rate is of the jobcentres in (a) Wavertree and (b) Edge Hill. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Luciana Berger more like this
star this property uin 65524 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 2017-03-01more like thismore than 2017-03-01
star this property answer text <p>The falling claimant count and the increased use of our online services in recent years mean that 20% of rent is going toward space we are not using. In response, we have sought to redesign our estate in a way that delivers value for the taxpayer while continuing to deliver vital support to our claimants. Many of our offices across Liverpool are currently underutilised, meaning that we are spending money on rent for space that is unused rather than on services and support. The proposal would see a reduction in the number of sites, from 14 Jobcentres to 10 Jobcentres resulting in a space utilisation improvement from 66% to 95%. Merging our staff and services offers the opportunity to maintain and improve the services we provide to claimants across Liverpool while offering the best value for money for the taxpayer.</p><p> </p><p>With 19 front of house and 16 back of house full time equivalent staff occupying 820 m2 of space, utilisation is currently 53% at Wavertree Jobcentre.</p><p> </p><p>With 82 front of house and 9 back of house full time equivalent staff occupying 2,307 m2 space, utilisation is currently 60% at Edge Hill Jobcentre.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2017-03-01T17:03:25.197Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-01T17:03:25.197Z
unstar this property answering member
3969
star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-12-14more like thismore than 2016-12-14
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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Horizon 2020 more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 the oral contribution by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to the Treasury Committee on 12 December 2016, in response to Q311, who in his Department is responsible for assessing whether grant applications for Horizon 2020 funding are (a) value for money and (b) in line with Government objectives. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
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Helen Goodman more like this
star this property uin 57695 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-20more like thismore than 2016-12-20
star this property answer text <p>In response to Q311, at the Treasury Committee on Monday 12 December, the Chancellor made reference to the process for EU Structural Funds rather than for Horizon 2020</p><p>The Treasury will underwrite all successful bids for Horizon 2020 that are approved by the Commission, even when specific projects continue beyond the departure from the EU.</p><p>Government departments will not assess Horizon 2020 grant applications – Horizon 2020 is an EU programme, independent of the UK government, and grant funding is awarded by the Commission based on peer review.</p><p>UK businesses and Universities should continue to bid for competitive EU funds while we remain a member of the EU. We will work with the Commission to ensure payment when funds are awarded.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2016-12-20T11:56:11.35Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-20T11:56:11.35Z
unstar this property answering member
3969
star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
star this property tabling member
1484
unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
542311
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-21more like thismore than 2016-07-21
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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Multiple Births more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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, with reference to the oral answer of 10 January 2011, Official Report, column 11, what changes have been made to the welfare system since 2011 to support households after multiple birth. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
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Kirsten Oswald more like this
star this property uin 43968 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 2016-09-06more like thismore than 2016-09-06
star this property answer text <p>The Sure Start Maternity Grant is a payment of £500 to provide important help for families with the costs of a new baby (or babies in the event of a multiple birth) if there are no other children under 16 in the claimant’s family. The grant is available to recipients, and partners of recipients, of a qualifying benefit or tax credit.</p><p> </p><p>From 2012, access to the Sure Start Maternity Grant has been extended and is also available for the additional children of subsequent multiple births. This acknowledges the help that is needed with the costs for all but one of the additional children of a subsequent multiple birth.</p><p> </p><p>Also, from 2012, Social Fund Budgeting Loans have been available to cover other maternity expenses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2016-09-06T14:43:28.07Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-06T14:43:28.07Z
unstar this property answering member
3969
star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
star this property tabling member
4413
unstar this property label Biography information for Kirsten Oswald more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-02-27more like thismore than 2017-02-27
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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Disqualification more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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, with reference to the findings of the reports from (a) the National Audit Office on Benefit Sanctions, published on 30 November 2013 and (b) the oral evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee of 28 November 2016, HC56, on the disability employment gap, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of exempting (i) disabled people and (ii) those experiencing mental ill health from the benefit sanctions regime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Corri Wilson more like this
star this property uin 65786 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 2017-03-06more like thismore than 2017-03-06
star this property answer text <p>Sanctions are only used in a very small percentage of cases and as a last resort. They are an important part of our benefits system and encourage claimants to stick to their agreed commitments to prepare for or find work, based on their individual needs and circumstances. The sanction system is under continuous review to ensure that it functions effectively and fairly - where we identify an issue, we act to put it right.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2017-03-06T13:36:01.657Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-06T13:36:01.657Z
unstar this property answering member
3969
star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
star this property tabling member
4448
unstar this property label Biography information for Corri Wilson more like this
655719
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-12-09more like thismore than 2016-12-09
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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Disqualification more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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, with reference to the findings of the National Audit Office's report, Benefit sanctions, published on 30 November 2016, what plans he has to review or consult on the benefits sanction system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
star this property uin 56908 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 2016-12-14more like thismore than 2016-12-14
star this property answer text <p>As with all of our policies, we keep this under continuous review, and will take into account the NAO recommendations in the regular process of continuous improvement. We will respond to the NAO report in its entirety in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2016-12-14T14:51:54.057Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-14T14:51:54.057Z
unstar this property answering member
3969
star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-02-02more like thismore than 2017-02-02
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 more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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, with reference to the findings of Age UK's report entitled Working Later, Waiting Longer, published in November 2016, what assessment he has made of the merits of reviewing the effect on groups that are most reliant on their state pension of the existing state pension age timetable to April 2028. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 62870 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 2017-02-09more like thismore than 2017-02-09
star this property answer text <p>The Age UK report concludes that there should be more support to enable older people to continue in employment. Supporting older people to remain in the labour market, and tackling the barriers to them doing so, remains a key priority for Government. In addition to legislative reforms to abolish the default retirement age and extend the right to request flexible working to all employees, we also published a new strategy ‘Fuller Working Lives: A Partnership Approach’ on 2<sup>nd</sup> February. The Strategy is crucially led by employers, but also sets out the case for action by individuals, and the role of Government in supporting them in planning their careers and their approach to retirement. The Strategy and supporting evidence base are available at the attached web address: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fuller-working-lives-a-partnership-approach" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fuller-working-lives-a-partnership-approach</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2017-02-09T17:55:21.057Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-09T17:55:21.057Z
unstar this property answering member
3969
star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
star this property tabling member
4488
unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-22more like thismore than 2016-11-22
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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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, with reference to the contribution of the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to the Environmental Audit Committee on 25 October 2016 to Question 332, what proportion of existing EU legislation within the policy remit of his department cannot immediately be brought into UK law upon the UK leaving the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wakefield more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mary Creagh more like this
star this property uin 54158 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 2016-11-30more like thismore than 2016-11-30
star this property answer text <p>The Government will bring forward legislation in the next session that, when enacted, will repeal the European Communities Act 1972 and ensure a functioning statute book on the day we leave the EU. This ‘Great Repeal Bill’ will end the authority of EU law and return power to the UK. The Bill will convert existing European Union law into domestic law, wherever practical.</p><p>The Government will set out the content of the Bill and its implications in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2016-11-30T15:02:40.737Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-30T15:02:40.737Z
unstar this property answering member
3969
star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Creagh more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-02-21more like thismore than 2017-02-21
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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Jobcentres: Liverpool more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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, with reference to the Proposal for the future of Liverpool Edge Hill and Liverpool Wavertree jobcentres, published in January 2017, (a) how many work coaches will be available to serve claimants who previously used the jobcentres in Wavertree and Edge Hill and (b) for how many hours a week such coaches will be available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Luciana Berger more like this
star this property uin 64888 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-24more like thismore than 2017-02-24
star this property answer text <p>Detailed site level information on anticipated work coach levels is not yet available, but we are recruiting and expect to have more work coaches in 2018 than we have today.</p><p> </p><p>Our services will continue to be available from Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm and the face to face support our work coaches offer at Jobcentres will remain a core part of the service we deliver.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2017-02-24T14:39:03.077Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-24T14:39:03.077Z
unstar this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
star this property tabling member
4036
unstar this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-10more like thismore than 2017-01-10
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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Disqualification more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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, with reference to the National Audit Office's report on Benefit Sanctions, published on 30 November 2016, what plans his Department has to use data it holds to ensure that benefit sanctions are meeting the Government's objectives. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 59451 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 2017-01-13more like thismore than 2017-01-13
star this property answer text <p>Following publication of the National Audit Office (NAO) Value for Money Study into Benefit Sanctions, there was a subsequent Public Accounts Committee hearing on 12 December 2016. DWP is currently waiting for the Public Accounts Committee to publish their final report and recommendations, before responding to the NAO report.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Damian Hinds remove filter
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less than 2017-01-13T14:42:22.363Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-13T14:42:22.363Z
unstar this property answering member
3969