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star this property date less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit recipients have waited over six weeks for their first payment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
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Sir Vince Cable more like this
unstar this property uin 9774 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-14more like thismore than 2017-09-14
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Right Honourable Member to the answer I gave on 11 September 2017 to questions <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2017-09-04/7328/" target="_blank">7328</a>, <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2017-09-04/7329/" target="_blank">7329</a>, <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2017-09-04/7431/" target="_blank">7431</a>, <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2017-09-05/8923/" target="_blank">8923</a> and <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2017-09-06/9191/" target="_blank">9191</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-09-14T14:16:55.927Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-14T14:16:55.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Vince Cable more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-08more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Care Leavers 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 his Department has made an assessment of the effect of the roll-out of universal credit on care leavers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
unstar this property uin 9665 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-13more like thismore than 2017-09-13
star this property answer text <p>As we continue to deliver the full Universal Credit service, with its expanded claimant base, we are continually reviewing and refining the way in which we work with vulnerable people, including care leavers.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>DWP supports care leavers by creating an entitlement to Universal Credit immediately on day one of leaving care, including exemption from serving seven waiting days at the beginning of their claim. Care leavers also have day one access to Alternative Payment Arrangements and Personal Budgeting Support.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Staff in our jobcentres work with local authority leaving care teams and other organisations which support young people.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Research and analysis relating to care leavers on Universal Credit forms part of the Department for Work and Pensions’ on-going programme of Universal Credit evaluation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-09-13T15:05:43.387Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-13T15:05:43.387Z
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3969
star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds remove filter
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4277
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck 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
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Appeals 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 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
unstar 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
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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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 remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
808282
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Poverty more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What progress his Department is making on reducing poverty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
unstar this property uin 902996 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
star this property answer text <p>Since 2010, there are 600,000 fewer people in absolute poverty – a record low.</p><p>This Government is committed to action that delivers a lasting change to the lives of some of the most disadvantaged people in society. This requires an approach that goes beyond the safety net of the welfare system to tackle the root causes of poverty and disadvantage.</p><p>The evidence is clear that work is the best route out of poverty. Children in workless households are 5 times more likely to be in poverty than those in households where all adults work. And children in workless families are also more disadvantaged, and achieve poorer educational and employment outcomes than other children.</p><p>That is why we will continue with polices that support and encourage employment - reforming the welfare system to make work pay. And these policies are working: since 2010, there are 3 million more people in work, with 954,000 fewer workless households, and 608,000 fewer children in workless households.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-12-18T17:33:42.863Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-18T17:33:42.863Z
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3969
star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
808281
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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
unstar 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
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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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 remove filter
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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 2017-12-18more 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
unstar 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
unstar 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
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-12-18T17:37:39.533Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-18T17:37:39.533Z
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3969
star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Graham more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-14more like thismore than 2017-09-14
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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
unstar 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, what representations his Department has received on the accelerated roll-out of universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wythenshawe and Sale East more like this
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Mike Kane more like this
unstar this property uin 901043 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-09more like thismore than 2017-10-09
star this property answer text <p>Officials from DWP have met with a number of national and local organisations ahead of Universal Credit roll out.</p><p> </p><p>The most recent phase of expansion will only take the proportion of the forecast claimant population receiving UC from 8% currently to 10% by the end of January.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-10-09T16:27:11.633Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-09T16:27:11.633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Kane 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
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Telephone Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December to Question 118690, on Universal Credit: Telephone Services, what the evidential basis is to support the position that people abandoned calls to use the online service; what the cost to the public purse was of abandoned calls in each month since September 2016; and what the average length of abandoned calls was in that time period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oldham West and Royton more like this
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Jim McMahon more like this
unstar this property uin 121092 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-08more like thismore than 2018-01-08
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit Full Service is a digital service designed to enable customers to manage their own data and account online at a time which is convenient for them. As well as giving them access to online statements for payment information, and their journal for interacting with their dedicated Case Manager and Work Coach, customers are able to report changes online when they would previously have called us.</p><p> </p><p>We do not currently hold any management information that specifically correlates abandoned calls to use of online services. However, as of November 2017, the percentage of customers claiming online is over 95%, and those reporting changes online is now over 80%. This type of channel shift is helping reduce the calls we receive as a percentage of the caseload: Universal Credit Full Service calls per claim ratio has decreased from 2.7 in April 2016 to 1.0 by the end of October 2017.</p><p> </p><p>There was no cost to the public purse for abandoned calls as this forms part of the contract we have with BT, and following the introduction of the free phone numbers to Universal Credit helplines in November 2017 there will no longer be a cost to the customer.</p><p> </p><p>Between September 2016 and October 2017 the average length of time before a call was voluntarily abandoned by the Universal Credit Full Service customer was 5 minutes 19 seconds.</p><p> </p><p>Notes –</p><p> </p><p>1) The data supplied is derived from unpublished management information, which was collected for internal Departmental use only and has not been quality assured to National Statistics or Official Statistics publication standard. The data should therefore be treated with caution.</p><p> </p><p>2) Data is not yet available for November 2017.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2018-01-08T12:37:18.62Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-08T12:37:18.62Z
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3969
star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds remove filter
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4569
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim McMahon more like this
810746
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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
unstar 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 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
unstar 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
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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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 remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Jobcentres more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the average distance a claimant travels to reach their nearest job centre for an appointment; and what the average distance is in rural areas. 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
unstar this property uin 121062 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>DWP does not collect information on the travel times and distances for individual claimants.</p><p> </p><p>When DWP looked at proposed jobcentre closures, there was a reasonable expectation that claimants can travel 3 miles or 20 minutes by public transport to a new jobcentre location from their existing jobcentre.</p><p> </p><p>There are large areas of the country where claimants have always travelled further than this.</p><p> </p><p>If claimants are experiencing any difficulties with accessing DWP services, they should discuss their issues with their work coach who will be happy to help overcome any issues affecting their claim or work search.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2018-01-08T15:44:45.747Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-08T15:44:45.747Z
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3969
star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ged Killen more like this