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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 thisremove minimum value filter
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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
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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: 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
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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 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 registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
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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 Children: Day Care more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraph 19 of the written evidence submitted by Gingerbread to the Work and Pensions Committee, UCR0106, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of knowledge of the Universal Credit childcare offer among DWP work coaches. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton more like this
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Dr Rupa Huq more like this
star this property uin 120216 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 2017-12-21more like thismore than 2017-12-21
star this property answer text <p>Work coaches and case managers receive a blend of face-to-face and online learning, which focuses on the technical delivery of Universal Credit, the transformational change, as well as consolidation of their training post-completion.</p><p>All work coaches receive specialist training on childcare in Universal Credit Full Service as part of this learning journey, which is designed to support them in the delivery of the service.</p><p>This training, with the aid of the Universal Credit Full Service Guidance, enables work coaches and case managers to:</p><ul><li>state when a claimant is eligible to claim childcare costs</li><li>check if a childcare provider is registered</li><li>record childcare provider details on the Training Service</li><li>verify childcare costs</li><li>clerically calculate child care costs paid in advance</li><li>state the time limits for providing evidence</li><li>state what reasonable usage is</li></ul><p>Furthermore, the Universal Credit Full Service has a training feature that allows our staff to experience the system before their site goes live with the Full Service.</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 2017-12-21T16:05:49.32Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-21T16:05:49.32Z
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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 Rupa Huq more like this
809557
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
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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 Children: Day Care more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraph 18 of the written evidence submitted by Gingerbread to the Work and Pensions Committee, UCR0106, what assessment he has made of the effect of the requirement to produce official receipts for childcare on the time taken for reimbursement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton more like this
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Dr Rupa Huq more like this
star this property uin 120215 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 2017-12-21more like thismore than 2017-12-21
star this property answer text <p>In Universal Credit Full Service, claimants are responsible for supplying evidence of any childcare costs. Some cases will not need monthly verification and will be automatically accepted after being declared. In these cases claimants will not need to supply any evidence, unless there is a change or concerns over validity.</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 2017-12-21T15:59:30.497Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-21T15:59:30.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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4511
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq 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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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, whether some universal credit claimants are being required to attend in-person appointments to reset their universal credit login details; and if he will ensure that all universal credit claimants are able to amend their account details using online portals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rutherglen and Hamilton West more like this
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Ged Killen more like this
star this property uin 119929 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 2017-12-21more like thismore than 2017-12-21
star this property answer text <p>Currently, Universal Credit requires claimants to attend the Jobcentre for a face to face interview to reset their Universal Credit login in details. We plan to automate this process in the very near future.</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 2017-12-21T15:14:08.29Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-21T15:14:08.29Z
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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 Ged Killen more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-21more like thismore than 2017-12-21
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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: Council Tax Reduction Schemes 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, whether jobcentre plus staff inform clients claiming universal credit that they are eligible to claim council tax relief in those local authority areas where this relief is still available for working-age people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Anneliese Dodds more like this
star this property uin 121091 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-08more like thismore than 2018-01-08
star this property answer text <p>When making an online claim for Universal Credit, claimants are signposted to independent websites and benefit calculators which highlight other support that may be available in their area, including Council Tax reduction.</p><p> </p><p>DWP staff are aware of support available locally and this forms a key part of the conversations during the initial stages of a Universal Credit claim.</p><p> </p><p>They also promote national products of support, such as the online money manager developed by the Money Advice Service.</p><p> </p><p>There is a section on Gov.uk relating to budgeting support which can be found here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-budgeting-support-for-universal-credit-claimants" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-budgeting-support-for-universal-credit-claimants</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 2018-01-08T14:00:28.873Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-08T14:00:28.873Z
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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 Anneliese Dodds more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-14more like thismore than 2017-12-14
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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 Work and Pensions, whether he has received any representations on technical and administration problems regarding the transfer of claimants from employment and support allowance to universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rutherglen and Hamilton West more like this
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Ged Killen more like this
star this property uin 119738 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 2017-12-20more like thismore than 2017-12-20
star this property answer text <p>Our Ministerial Correspondence Team has not received any letters relating to claimants facing technical or administrative problems when transferring from Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) to Universal Credit.</p><p>However, Universal Credit Programme colleagues have received representations from various customer support groups seeking clarification of the ESA to UC journey for their service users. These concerns have been raised informally at engagement events as well as through more formal routes into the Programme.</p><p> </p><p>As a result, the Department has worked to produce a set of communications, to help local partnership managers better explain the ESA to UC journey to our stakeholders.</p><p>In addition we are improving the learning for work coaches and case managers to better understand the process and how to support claimants effectively.</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 2017-12-20T15:41:04.527Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-20T15:41:04.527Z
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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 Ged Killen more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
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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 Employment: Harassment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the status is of the Government’s response to the International Labour Organisation’s Questionnaire on the proposed Convention on Ending Violence and Harassment Against Women and Men in the World of Work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Yardley more like this
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Jess Phillips more like this
star this property uin 118660 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 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government welcomes the International Labour Organisation’s initiative to address violence and harassment against women and men in the world of work. The Government submitted a formal response to the ILO questionnaire in October 2017.</p><p><em></em></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 2017-12-19T12:34:53.543Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-19T12:34:53.543Z
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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 Jess Phillips more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-09more like thismore than 2017-10-09
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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: Deductions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the maximum amount is which can be deducted for other debts and overpayments from universal credit payments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 106596 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-21more like thismore than 2017-12-21
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit is made up of a standard allowance plus any additional amounts that apply, for example for housing or a child. The overall maximum amount that can be deducted for debt repayments from a claimant’s Universal Credit each month is an amount equal to 40 per cent of their Universal Credit standard allowance.</p><p> </p><p>Where requested deductions exceed the 40 per cent maximum, or there is insufficient Universal Credit in payment for all deductions to be made, a priority order is applied, which determines the order in which items should be deducted. ‘Last resort’ deductions, such as rent or fuel costs, are towards the top of the priority order, ensuring that claimant welfare is prioritised, followed by social obligation deductions, such as fines and child maintenance, and finally benefit debt, such as Social Fund loans and benefit overpayments.</p><p> </p><p>There are two exceptions to the overall maximum deduction rate. The first is deductions for current consumption of gas, electricity and water, which do not count towards the overall maximum amount. The second is where a Fraud Penalty or Conditionality Sanction is being applied or an Advance needs recovering. A penalty or sanction takes precedence and an Advance will be recovered once the penalty or sanction has ceased. This is unless the penalty or sanction results in less than the maximum 40% deduction being taken, in which case other deductions (e.g. the Advance) can be taken up to the 40% maximum. ‘Last resort deductions’ (arrears of mortgage interest, rent, service charges, gas or electricity) continue to be taken, even if it means that more than 40 per cent is deducted. This is to protect vulnerable claimants from being made homeless or having their fuel disconnected.</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 2017-12-21T11:26:43.637Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-21T11:26:43.637Z
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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 Catherine McKinnell more like this