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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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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 Unemployed People: Travel more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial assistance is given to help young people on benefits with the travel costs associated with attending job interviews. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2224 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
star this property answer text <p /> <p>All Jobcentre Plus District Managers have access to the Flexible Support Fund, that they can use to supplement mainstream services and to tailor support to the needs of individuals and the local area. A proportion of this fund will be spent by their Work Services Teams on discretionary awards to individual claimants, which could include helping with travel costs to attend job interviews.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T15:06:09.3638452Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T15:06:09.3638452Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud remove filter
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100567
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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 Assistance Schemes more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their decision not to contest the judicial review of the decision to cease funding for Local Welfare Assistance, whether they will reinstate that funding for 2015–16. more like this
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Baroness King of Bow more like this
star this property uin HL2304 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>From April 2015 it was intended funding for local welfare provision would be funded from the general grant to Local Government. The general grant took this into account.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has agreed to look again at how funding is provided for in 2015/16. Any decisions will be taken after we have reviewed how the current funds have been used and the on-going consultation and equality analysis on 2015/16 funding being co-ordinated by the Department for Communities and Local Government.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T15:16:01.1221704Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T15:16:01.1221704Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness King of Bow more like this
100645
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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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 Housing Benefit more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government why housing benefit overpayments increased to £1.4 billion in 2013–14 and how they are addressing the issue. more like this
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Baroness Manzoor more like this
star this property uin HL2376 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Housing Benefit is a complex benefit administered by 380 Local Authorities. It has a high proportion of in-work claimants and this caseload is more likely to undergo changes in circumstances than out-of-work claimants. If claimants fail to report changes in circumstances correctly and in a timely manner then overpayments will occur.</p><p>The rate of fraud in Housing Benefit has been stable for many years at 1.4% since 2008-09. Official error has also remained relatively stable over the last six years, currently standing at 0.6% which is the same level as in 2008-09. Claimant error has increased from 2.7% in 2008-09 to 3.8% in 2013-14.</p><p>The rise in HB claimant error is primarily earnings related and a consequence of failure to report these changes. DWP is taking action to deal with this issue through better data sharing with Local Authorities, such as the introduction of real time information (RTI) on earnings, so that local authorities are alerted to changes quickly and do not have to rely on the claimant informing them of changes.</p><p>Longer term, Housing Benefit for working age claimants will be replaced by the housing cost element of Universal Credit and will be paid as a single monthly payment with the other elements. This will reduce the opportunity for Fraud and Error and prevent overpayments from occurring.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T15:11:36.0906958Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T15:11:36.0906958Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud remove filter
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4289
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Manzoor more like this
100930
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star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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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 Social Security Benefits more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the steps they are taking to reduce the cost of benefit fraud, what they propose to do, and how much they plan to spend, to reduce underpayments to claimants due to mistakes by officials or claimants. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL2398 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-07more like thismore than 2014-11-07
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Department takes both under and overpayments seriously and has in place a number of initiatives to address the errors that cause them. These activities address fraud as well as error, and both under and overpayments. It is therefore not possible to separate out the cost of activities focused exclusively on underpayments as a result of error.</p><p> </p><p>Universal Credit will make the welfare system simpler by replacing six benefits and credits with a single monthly payment. This simplification is expected to lead to a reduction in fraud and error due to the fact that information about claimants will be held in one place and updated more frequently and easily.</p><p> </p><p>For claimants that have income taxed under PAYE, Universal Credit will be linked to HMRC’s Real Time Information system, which will provide an automatic monthly update of their income thus reducing the potential for both error and fraud.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has invested in compliance activity, so that case correctness is maintained and fraud and error entering the system are detected and resolved quickly. Across all delivery arms there is a focus on accuracy and quality, including a continuous quality checking regime to review claims and check processing accuracy.</p><p> </p><p>We constantly review claims by checking them against data coming into our systems, in order to highlight potential anomalies. We do this by using business rules which focus on potential error to identify both under and overpayments.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is taking steps to encourage claimants to ensure that the information provided to us is accurate and up-to-date. This includes a fraud and error communications campaign about driving behaviour change and emphasising that claimants must report any change of circumstances.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-11-07T13:39:35.2324599Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-07T13:39:35.2324599Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud remove filter
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4181
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
100946
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star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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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 Industrial Health and Safety: Agriculture more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the latest figures they have of the number of fatal and serious accidents occurring in the farming industry. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL2414 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>These figures are published on the Health and Safety Executive’s website: <a href="http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/industry/agriculture/index.htm" target="_blank">http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/industry/agriculture/index.htm</a>. They can also be found in the published report attached, “Health and safety in agriculture in Great Britain, 2014” on pages 6 and 7.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T15:42:22.2750575Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T15:42:22.2750575Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud remove filter
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unstar this property file name HSE Agri Stats.pdf more like this
star this property title Health and Safety in agriculture in Great Britain more like this
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4153
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
100959
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star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 Food Banks more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the percentage of people using food banks who also receive benefits; and whether they have any plans to discuss the matter with the organisers of food banks or to adapt benefits to take account of the situation. more like this
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Baroness Gould of Potternewton more like this
star this property uin HL2415 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p /> <p>DWP does not monitor or estimate the percentage of people using food banks.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise the extremely valuable work of civil society in supporting local communities. Government officials and Ministers routinely meet with a range of civil society organisations, some of which may be connected to foodbanks.</p><p> </p><p>DWP reforms are already making the benefits system simpler and helping claimants to move into work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T14:50:14.1847305Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T14:50:14.1847305Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud remove filter
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3573
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Gould of Potternewton more like this
100980
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star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 Jobseeker's Allowance Sanctions Independent Review more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government further to the remarks by Lord Freud on 21 October that they were "taking forward all recommendations" of the Oakley Report on Jobseeker's Allowance sanctions (HL Deb, col 547), whether they will provide an implementation date for each of the recommendations. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL2436 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p /> <p>We have already published our response to the Oakley Report and a copy can be found here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/332137/jsa-sanctions-independent-review-government-response.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/332137/jsa-sanctions-independent-review-government-response.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>We are considering all recommendations made by the Oakley Report and we have already implemented a number of improvements. Our response sets out a number of target completion dates for recommendations made by the Oakley Report.</p><p> </p><p>We will look at the remaining recommendations and will keep the House informed on progress and implementation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T16:26:08.4996744Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T16:26:08.4996744Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud remove filter
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4234
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
114504
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star this property date less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Carer's Allowance more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people claimed Carer's Allowance in (1) 2013–14, and (2) 2014–15 to date. more like this
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Baroness Sherlock more like this
star this property uin HL2682 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The number of people who are entitled to receive Carer’s Allowance (CA), including those who receive no actual payment, for 2013/14 is published and available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://tabulation-tool.dwp.gov.uk/100pc/tabtool.html" target="_blank">http://tabulation-tool.dwp.gov.uk/100pc/tabtool.html</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The figure for 2013/14 is 1,071,220. Information for 2014/15 is not yet available.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Source:</p><p> </p><p>DWP 100% Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study (Caseload)</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p> </p><p>1. The figure is rounded to the nearest 10 and is an average of the four quarters, May 2013 to February 2014 and this is the latest available information.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The information requested, for the number of Carer's Allowance recipients also receiving Working Tax Credit and also those who may have lost entitlement to Carer’s Allowance due to the increase in the National Minimum Wage, is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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HL2683 more like this
HL2684 more like this
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less than 2014-11-19T14:44:32.937Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T14:44:32.937Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud remove filter
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4147
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sherlock more like this
114506
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star this property date less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Carer's Allowance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people in receipt of Carer's Allowance also received Working Tax Credit in (1) 2013–14, and (2) 2014–15 to date. more like this
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Baroness Sherlock more like this
star this property uin HL2683 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The number of people who are entitled to receive Carer’s Allowance (CA), including those who receive no actual payment, for 2013/14 is published and available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://tabulation-tool.dwp.gov.uk/100pc/tabtool.html" target="_blank">http://tabulation-tool.dwp.gov.uk/100pc/tabtool.html</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The figure for 2013/14 is 1,071,220. Information for 2014/15 is not yet available.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Source:</p><p> </p><p>DWP 100% Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study (Caseload)</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p> </p><p>1. The figure is rounded to the nearest 10 and is an average of the four quarters, May 2013 to February 2014 and this is the latest available information.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The information requested, for the number of Carer's Allowance recipients also receiving Working Tax Credit and also those who may have lost entitlement to Carer’s Allowance due to the increase in the National Minimum Wage, is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2682 more like this
HL2684 more like this
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less than 2014-11-19T14:44:33.127Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T14:44:33.127Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud remove filter
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4147
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sherlock more like this
114507
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star this property date less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Carer's Allowance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of people who were previously in receipt of Carer's Allowance and work 16 hours per week but lost that entitlement as a result of the increase in the National Minimum Wage from 1 October 2014. more like this
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Baroness Sherlock more like this
star this property uin HL2684 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The number of people who are entitled to receive Carer’s Allowance (CA), including those who receive no actual payment, for 2013/14 is published and available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://tabulation-tool.dwp.gov.uk/100pc/tabtool.html" target="_blank">http://tabulation-tool.dwp.gov.uk/100pc/tabtool.html</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The figure for 2013/14 is 1,071,220. Information for 2014/15 is not yet available.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Source:</p><p> </p><p>DWP 100% Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study (Caseload)</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p> </p><p>1. The figure is rounded to the nearest 10 and is an average of the four quarters, May 2013 to February 2014 and this is the latest available information.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The information requested, for the number of Carer's Allowance recipients also receiving Working Tax Credit and also those who may have lost entitlement to Carer’s Allowance due to the increase in the National Minimum Wage, is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2682 more like this
HL2683 more like this
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less than 2014-11-19T14:44:33.203Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T14:44:33.203Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud remove filter
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4147
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sherlock more like this
147387
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star this property date less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take action to ensure that the state pension is treated as a contributory pension and not a welfare benefit. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL2791 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The state pension is based on the National Insurance contributions a person has paid or been credited with and it is paid out of the National Insurance Fund. The state pension is technically and legally a benefit and has been so since the 1946 National Insurance Act. The Government does not include the state pension in the Welfare Cap.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T14:18:57.153Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T14:18:57.153Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
155667
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether people who are undergoing a work capability assessment because of mental health problems are guaranteed assessment by health professionals who have psychiatric expertise. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL2851 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
star this property answer text <p /> <p>All healthcare professionals who carry out work capability assessments on behalf of the DWP are fully trained in disability assessment and are registered with their respective Regulatory Body. Healthcare professionals receive comprehensive training in the functional effects of mental health conditions. In addition all health professionals are supported by mental function champions who have specialist knowledge of mental health conditions and provide support and best practice advice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-11-25T14:38:05.007Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-25T14:38:05.007Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
155685
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding they have provided for locally delivered Universal Support in the Universal Credit Pathfinder areas; what funding is planned for the roll-out in 2015; and how much of any such funding will be targeted at front-line delivery, as opposed to "enabling" activities (such as assessing needs and provision in an area, and co-ordinating existing services). more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL2869 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
star this property answer text <p /> <p>We have provided funding in the pathfinder sites and all current live Universal Credit sites through Delivery Partnership Agreements (DPAs) which were based on local agreement as to the likely level on need for support in each area.</p><p> </p><p>From February 2015, Universal Credit will rollout to new single claimants who would currently be eligible for Jobseekers Allowance across all remaining jobcentres and local authorities. This provides the opportunity to build a secure platform for the introduction of Universal Support by mobilising local partnerships nationwide, putting in place a robust infrastructure for more complex and vulnerable claimants.</p><p> </p><p>The Department will put in place Delivery Partnership Agreements (DPAs) with local authorities. As in the current live sites these will provide a framework to make available funded support for those who need additional help.</p><p> </p><p>How much funding is targeted for specific purposes by the Department will be determined by the individual partnerships, based on local need.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-12-01T15:25:45.16Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-01T15:25:45.16Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud remove filter
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3785
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
156482
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star this property date less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
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 more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the position of the government of the Republic of Ireland in respect of disregarding monies paid under its scheme to compensate sufferers of abuse in the Magdalene laundries and other institutions for the purposes of calculating benefits, why such payments are not disregarded, as a consequence of being made in response to a personal injury, in relation to benefits otherwise payable to such sufferers resident in the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL2924 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Government has sympathy for the women who suffered by their admission to and work in the Magdalen institutions. However, payments made under the Republic of Ireland’s <em>ex gratia</em> scheme do not meet GB legal criteria to be treated as personal injury payments. The payments are not being made ‘in consequence of any personal injury’, but are made in consequence of being admitted to a laundry, regardless of the effects. The amount each woman will receive is dependent on the length of time spent in the laundries and not on the specific effect that it has had on their health. They are also being made as part of a broader process of restorative justice by the Republic of Ireland Government.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has no plans to amend GB income-related benefit legislation to include specific disregards along the lines of the schemes mentioned. There is already provision in the benefit system to disregard payments made in respect of personal injury to avoid the need to disregard specific payments on an <em>ad hoc</em> basis. To amend legislation as new compensation schemes are introduced would add complexity to the benefit system and its administration.</p><p> </p><p>There is already provision in legislation to disregard some elements of the <em>ex gratia </em>payments. For example, Pension Credit – the income-related benefit most likely to be claimed - has no capital cut off limit. Where compensation in excess of the €50,000 lump sum maximum <em>ex gratia</em> award is payable as weekly payments, these will be disregarded under current Pension Credit and pension age Housing Benefit legislation.</p><p> </p><p>We understand that as of 6 August 2014 there had been a total number of approximately 760 applications to the scheme, around 160 of which were from UK residents. However, neither information regarding the number of UK applicants who are also in receipt of Pension Credit or other benefits, nor the amount of any <em>ex gratia</em> payments made is available. We are therefore unable to estimate the potential cost of a disregard.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2925 more like this
HL2926 more like this
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less than 2014-11-24T14:37:32.967Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T14:37:32.967Z
star this property answering member
3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud remove filter
star this property tabling member
4181
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
156483
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
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 more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of potential applicants for United Kingdom benefits who have received compensation for abuse in the Magdalene laundries and other institutions under the scheme established by the government of the Republic of Ireland; and what is their estimate of the cost which would arise from a disregard being applied to such applications. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL2925 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government has sympathy for the women who suffered by their admission to and work in the Magdalen institutions. However, payments made under the Republic of Ireland’s <em>ex gratia</em> scheme do not meet GB legal criteria to be treated as personal injury payments. The payments are not being made ‘in consequence of any personal injury’, but are made in consequence of being admitted to a laundry, regardless of the effects. The amount each woman will receive is dependent on the length of time spent in the laundries and not on the specific effect that it has had on their health. They are also being made as part of a broader process of restorative justice by the Republic of Ireland Government.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has no plans to amend GB income-related benefit legislation to include specific disregards along the lines of the schemes mentioned. There is already provision in the benefit system to disregard payments made in respect of personal injury to avoid the need to disregard specific payments on an <em>ad hoc</em> basis. To amend legislation as new compensation schemes are introduced would add complexity to the benefit system and its administration.</p><p> </p><p>There is already provision in legislation to disregard some elements of the <em>ex gratia </em>payments. For example, Pension Credit – the income-related benefit most likely to be claimed - has no capital cut off limit. Where compensation in excess of the €50,000 lump sum maximum <em>ex gratia</em> award is payable as weekly payments, these will be disregarded under current Pension Credit and pension age Housing Benefit legislation.</p><p> </p><p>We understand that as of 6 August 2014 there had been a total number of approximately 760 applications to the scheme, around 160 of which were from UK residents. However, neither information regarding the number of UK applicants who are also in receipt of Pension Credit or other benefits, nor the amount of any <em>ex gratia</em> payments made is available. We are therefore unable to estimate the potential cost of a disregard.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2924 more like this
HL2926 more like this
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less than 2014-11-24T14:37:33.077Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T14:37:33.077Z
star this property answering member
3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud remove filter
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4181
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
156484
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
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 more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to amend the relevant regulations to include specific disregards for payments to compensate sufferers of abuse in the Magdalene laundries and other institutions for the purposes of calculating benefits along the lines of those established for the McFarlane (Special Payments) Trusts, MFET Limited, the Skipton Fund and the Caxton Foundation; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL2926 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government has sympathy for the women who suffered by their admission to and work in the Magdalen institutions. However, payments made under the Republic of Ireland’s <em>ex gratia</em> scheme do not meet GB legal criteria to be treated as personal injury payments. The payments are not being made ‘in consequence of any personal injury’, but are made in consequence of being admitted to a laundry, regardless of the effects. The amount each woman will receive is dependent on the length of time spent in the laundries and not on the specific effect that it has had on their health. They are also being made as part of a broader process of restorative justice by the Republic of Ireland Government.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has no plans to amend GB income-related benefit legislation to include specific disregards along the lines of the schemes mentioned. There is already provision in the benefit system to disregard payments made in respect of personal injury to avoid the need to disregard specific payments on an <em>ad hoc</em> basis. To amend legislation as new compensation schemes are introduced would add complexity to the benefit system and its administration.</p><p> </p><p>There is already provision in legislation to disregard some elements of the <em>ex gratia </em>payments. For example, Pension Credit – the income-related benefit most likely to be claimed - has no capital cut off limit. Where compensation in excess of the €50,000 lump sum maximum <em>ex gratia</em> award is payable as weekly payments, these will be disregarded under current Pension Credit and pension age Housing Benefit legislation.</p><p> </p><p>We understand that as of 6 August 2014 there had been a total number of approximately 760 applications to the scheme, around 160 of which were from UK residents. However, neither information regarding the number of UK applicants who are also in receipt of Pension Credit or other benefits, nor the amount of any <em>ex gratia</em> payments made is available. We are therefore unable to estimate the potential cost of a disregard.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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HL2924 more like this
HL2925 more like this
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less than 2014-11-24T14:37:32.853Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T14:37:32.853Z
star this property answering member
3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud remove filter
star this property tabling member
4181
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
156575
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
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 Employment and Support Allowance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many claimants for Employment Support Allowance who have degenerative conditions for which there is no possibility of improvement have been placed in the Work-Related Activity Group; how many have found employment; how many have had their benefits reduced for failing to find employment; whether the position of those claimants will be reviewed; and, if so, when. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL2998 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The information as requested is not available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-11-27T12:30:03.847Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T12:30:03.847Z
star this property answering member
3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud remove filter
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
157061
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
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 Jobseeker's Allowance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people over the age of 30 have applied for Jobseeker's Allowance in (1) the United Kingdom, (2) the South West of England, and (3) Bristol. more like this
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Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
star this property uin HL3006 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The information requested is publically available<strong>: </strong><a href="http://www.nomisweb.co.uk/" target="_blank">http://www.nomisweb.co.uk/</a></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Information on current Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) claimants aged 30 or over and the number of new claims from this age group over the last 12 months, published by the Office for National Statistics, is shown in the table below. New claims do not cover all those who apply for JSA as a minority withdraw or have their claim disallowed.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Number of JSA claimants aged 30 or over</p></td><td><p>Number of new JSA claims from people aged 30 or over</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>October 2014</p></td><td><p>Year to October 2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UK</p></td><td><p>545,535</p></td><td><p>1,325,190</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>26,310</p></td><td><p>87,620</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bristol</p></td><td><p>4,100</p></td><td><p>10,585</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-12-01T15:37:19.56Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-01T15:37:19.56Z
star this property answering member
3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud remove filter
star this property tabling member
3703
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
157082
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
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 Employment Schemes: Young People more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support projects aimed at making young people more employable. more like this
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Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington more like this
star this property uin HL3027 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
star this property answer text <p /> <p>In the last 12 months youth unemployment has fallen by a record-breaking 253,000. Work Coaches offer tailored support from day one of their claim and young people also receive support Youth Contract; Work Programme; Post Work Programme Support – Help to Work. I am pleased to report we are on target to deliver an extra 250,000 work experience or sector-based work academy places by March 2015.</p><p> </p><p>We are working with Local Authorities to trial a proactive labour market engagement approach with 16-17 year olds who are not in education, training or employment.</p><p> </p><p>DWP is also supporting Movement to Work, an employer led initiative offering work training opportunities to 18-24 year olds. The Civil Service has pledged 6000 opportunities. Over 3000 places have been delivered between April and September 2014, the vast majority in DWP.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-12-01T11:59:22.147Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-01T11:59:22.147Z
star this property answering member
3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud remove filter
star this property tabling member
3733
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington more like this
164526
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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 Immigration: Poland more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 20 November (HL2693), whether the Department for Work and Pensions has made an assessment of the contribution of Polish immigrants to the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL3119 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
star this property answer text <p /> <p>DWP has made no such assessment, nor would it be within the remit of the Department to do so.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-12-02T12:26:32.877Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T12:26:32.877Z
star this property answering member
3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud remove filter
star this property tabling member
1137
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
166087
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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 Occupational Pensions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are measuring the impact of auto-enrolment on fees charged by the investment management industry; and what plans they have to track any changes. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL3145 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Government’s Command Paper, ‘Better Workplace Pensions: Further measures for savers’, published in March, set out a range of measures including a cap on charges in default fund arrangements, a ban on inappropriate charges and proposals to introduce minimum governance standards and improve transparency across workplace defined contribution schemes.</p><p> </p><p>Following this, Government launched its consultation on draft regulations on governance and charges in occupational pension schemes in October 2014. Subject to Parliamentary approval, the majority of this legislation will come into force from April 2015, alongside Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) rules in relation to workplace personal pension schemes where appropriate. From April 2015, the Government intends to introduce a charge cap on the default funds of qualifying schemes, set at 0.75 per cent of funds under management and the first phase of enhanced transparency with trustees and Independent Governance Committees (IGCs) being required to report on costs and charges for the first time.</p><p> </p><p>In 2015 Government will consult on regulations under duties in the Pensions Act 2014 requiring information about transaction costs to be disclosed to members and others, and the publication of costs and charges information. The FCA also intends to consult on amending their own rules to introduce equivalent enhanced transparency provisions for workplace personal pension schemes during 2015. The Government has also set out its plans to review the level of the default fund charge cap, to see if it should be lowered, and also whether it should include some or all of the transaction costs that are ultimately borne by members within a cap. This review will take place in 2017.</p><p> </p><p>Taken together the combined effect of these measures on charges, governance and transparency and the Government’s commitment to a review should ensure that savers are being enrolled into workplace schemes that are well run and in members’ interests.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-12-08T12:19:52.33Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-08T12:19:52.33Z
star this property answering member
3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud remove filter
star this property tabling member
4286
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
166089
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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 Occupational Pensions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the basis on which projections of potential returns are used by the investment management industry in communications with pension holders. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL3147 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Since 6 April 2003, certain money purchase pension arrangements have been required to provide members with Statutory Money Purchase Illustrations (SMPIs). Legislation requires that statutory illustrations are produced in accordance with guidance prepared by a prescribed body approved by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and by the Department for Social Development in Northern Ireland.</p><p>The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is the prescribed body and has been since 6 April 2007. The FRC fulfils its obligations through the publication of Actuarial Standard Technical Memorandum AS TM1: Statutory Money Purchase Illustrations (AS TM1). It reviews AS TM1 regularly and the last completed review was carried out in 2013 following the introduction of the Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Disclosure of Information) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/2734) which came into force on 6 April 2014. The AS TM1 specifies that the investment return should take into account the current and anticipated future investment strategy of the member’s funds over the period to retirement and be consistent from year to year, with the rationale documented and made available to members on request.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) rules require a projection at point of sale for contract based pensions. The investment return must reflect the investment potential of the (expected) underlying assets, subject to an overall cap of 5%pa. Flanking projections must be provided using returns which vary by +/- 3%. The FCA has a public commitment to review the basis every 4 years and the next review is due in 2015. The FCA do not require further projections during the lifetime of the contract as pension scheme members will receive statutory statements prepared under DWP legislation. However, where a provider chooses to provide additional projections, they must follow the same basis as point of sale projections.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-12-08T12:26:30.053Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-08T12:26:30.053Z
star this property answering member
3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud remove filter
star this property tabling member
4286
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
166093
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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 Employment: Hearing Impairment more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the average financial value of awards made to people whose primary medical condition was classified as difficulty in hearing for the provision of a communication support worker in each of the last five years for which figures are available. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL3151 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The average figures for the last five years for awards for the provision of Communication Support Workers from the Access to Work scheme are:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td><p>Average award</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>£9,900</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>£11,100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>£12,700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>£14,600</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>£13,500</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The above figures relate to the provision of Communication Support Workers only and do not include information regarding the provision of BSL interpreters.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-12-01T15:24:12.187Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-01T15:24:12.187Z
star this property answering member
3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud remove filter
star this property tabling member
2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
166094
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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 Access to Work Programme more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many users of Access to Work whose primary medical condition is classified as difficulty in hearing had the financial value of their support reduced as a result of a case review in each of the last five years for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL3152 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
star this property answer text <p>The requested information is not available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-12-01T15:43:41.843Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-01T15:43:41.843Z
star this property answering member
3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud remove filter
star this property tabling member
2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
166104
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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: Fraud more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government in how many localities, and at what cost, they have contracted with bus companies or public transport bodies to display advertisements on buses calling on people who know "benefit cheats" to inform the Department for Work and Pensions. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL3162 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 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Advertising on buses was targeted in 25 local authority areas at a cost of £219,786.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-12-09T16:40:33.423Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-09T16:40:33.423Z
star this property answering member
3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud remove filter
star this property tabling member
4181
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
166212
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property hansard heading Travellers more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the outcome of the advice of the Traveller Movement representative on the Department for Work and Pensions Ethnic Minority Adviser Group on promoting access to vocational training and higher education. more like this
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Baroness Whitaker more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The aim of the Department for Work and Pensions’ Ethnic Minority Employment Stakeholder Group (EMESG) is to offer Ministers and officials advice on the Department’s services and strategy for the employment/self-employment of ethnic minorities and minority groups.</p><p> </p><p>The EMSG does not provide advice on vocational training and higher education as these issues fall outside of DWP’s responsibilities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-12-03T14:48:55.873Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-03T14:48:55.873Z