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star this property date less than 2018-04-25more like thismore than 2018-04-25
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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: Young People 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, how many people in receipt of premiums claimed for universal credit after the age of 20; and how many of those people requested a mandatory reconsideration of the work capability assessment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Midlothian more like this
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Danielle Rowley more like this
star this property uin 138098 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-30more like thismore than 2018-04-30
unstar this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">The data requested is going through quality assurance clearance procedures in line with National Statistic and Official Statistics publication standards. We will announce the release date, as per the protocol of release of statistics, when they are ready.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</ins></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-04-30T15:05:28.167Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-30T15:05:28.167Z
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less than 2018-05-17T16:22:02.607Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-17T16:22:02.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Danielle Rowley more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-29more like thismore than 2018-10-29
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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: Greater London 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, how much funding has been provided to each London borough to date to support people transitioning to universal credit to make their claim online. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westminster North more like this
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Ms Karen Buck more like this
star this property uin 184860 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The funding provided to London local authorities to provide Universal Support since 1 April 2017 is set out in the attached document. This includes payments for both digital and budgeting support which can not be disaggregated.</p><p> </p><p>The funding provided to each local authority includes:</p><p> </p><ol><li>Full payment for 2017/18 (1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018)</li><li>Payment in July 2018 of 50% of the 2018/19 (1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019) funding allocation</li><li>Additional payments in September 2018 to those local authorities who provided support for more than 50% of their estimated volumes in Quarter 1 (1 April to 30 June 2018)</li></ol><p> </p><p>Funding for the remainder of 2018/19 is being collated and analysed.</p><p> </p><p>The amount paid to local authorities varies according to the expected Universal Credit caseload and how long they have been delivering Universal Credit. The London Borough of Tower Hamlets and Harrow Council decided to opt out of the provision of Universal Support.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-06T17:44:56.32Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-06T17:44:56.32Z
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less than 2018-11-06T18:04:38.573Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-06T18:04:38.573Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property file name TABLE DOC 184860.docx more like this
star this property title Funding to London LAs Universal Support more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Karen Buck more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
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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 Personal Independence Payment more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Altmann on 4 December (HL3783) that the Personal Independence Payment assessment criteria were "designed in close collaboration with disabled people and disability groups", whether they will now take into account the responses to the consultation held separately between 24 June and 5 August 2013 on the moving around criteria. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL4504 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-21more like thismore than 2015-12-21
unstar this property answer text <p><strong>The full public consultation on the ‘Moving around’ activity of the mobility component closed on 5 August 2013. We received more than 1,100 responses. We carefully considered all the responses received, including the suggestions for alternative approaches. We published our response to the consultation on 21 October 2013.</strong></p><br /><p><strong>We believe the assessment criteria, including the 20 metres distance, are the best way of identifying those whose physical mobility is most limited, so we did not make any changes. However, we have strengthened the measures around the reliability criteria – we recognise these are a key protection for claimants.</strong></p><br /><p><strong>Our response to the consultation is annexed to this answer.</strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-12-21T12:19:10.83Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-21T12:19:10.83Z
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less than 2015-12-22T14:16:11.56Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-22T14:16:11.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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star this property file name Annex HL 4504.pdf more like this
star this property title Annex "Moving around activity" more like this
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36662
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-13more like thismore than 2018-06-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance 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 deaths since 2000 have been linked to Child Support Agency cases or cases managed by the Child Maintenance Service. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL8617 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-25more like thismore than 2018-06-25
unstar this property answer text <p>We have interpreted your question to refer to the death, for any reason, of receiving or paying parent who is named on a case managed by the Child Support Agency (CSA) or the Child Maintenance Service (CMS).</p><p> </p><p>Data is only available for the 2003 CSA scheme, and for the CMS since December 2015. <del class="ministerial">IIt</del> <ins class="ministerial">It </ins>is standard practice for the Department to be informed of a death and for this to be recorded on departmental systems. It is only possible to identify a death of a case participant where the Department has a National Insurance number for the parent involved and has been informed of the death. Where the Department is informed of a death only the date is recorded as standard practice and as such any link beyond involvement in a case cannot be established.</p><p> </p><p>For 2003 scheme cases managed by the CSA there were 71,200 deaths informed to DWP between 2003 and 31st December 2017.</p><p> </p><p>For cases managed by the CMS there were 3,500 deaths informed to DWP between 1st December 2015 and 31st December 2017.</p><p> </p><p>Numbers have been rounded to the nearest one hundred.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-06-25T13:44:36.35Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-25T13:44:36.35Z
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less than 2018-07-17T15:04:25.317Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-17T15:04:25.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
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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 Universal Credit 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 what are their plans to address payment errors and delays for people attempting to claim Universal Credit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL9817 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-31more like thismore than 2018-07-31
unstar this property answer text <p>Around 80 per cent of new claims are paid in full and on time. In many cases, where full payment is not made on time by the end of the first assessment period, this is as a result of unresolved issues such as: some claimants have not signed their Claimant Commitment or passed identity checks, and the others have outstanding verification issues, such as for housing and self-employed earnings. Whilst their verification is on-going, many of these claimants receive a part payment for those elements of the claim that have been resolved. Within five weeks of the payment due date, 95 per cent of claims are paid in full.</p><p>DWP continues to monitor payment timeliness and we have made changes to improve payment timeliness. For example, we have built processes into the system to make it easier and quicker for people to verify information such as their housing costs.</p><p> </p><p>Advances are available to provide financial support until the first payment and these can now be repaid over a course of 12 months and can consist of up to 100 per cent of the indicative monthly award. We have also abolished waiting days and now provide 2 weeks of housing support to claimants moving to Universal Credit from Housing Benefit.</p><p> </p><p>If a claim has been delayed due to error, DWP can also consider awarding an ex-gratia payment, as set out in the guide of Financial Redress for Maladministration, available on gov.uk, and which is attached.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-07-31T13:50:40.76Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-31T13:50:40.76Z
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less than 2018-07-31T14:41:10.173Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-31T14:41:10.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property file name HL9817 Financial Redress for Maladministration FR.PDF more like this
star this property title Financial Redress for Maladministration more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance 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 steps he is taking to collect child maintenance arrears, by category of collectability. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 2606 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
unstar this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">The department publishes an annual estimate of child maintenance arrears in the Client Funds Account that sets out the three categories of collectability.</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>1. Likely to be collected:</strong> Debt which meets criteria indicating that the Department has a good chance of collecting it. The criteria are:</del></p><ul><li><del class="ministerial">At least one payment made against the outstanding arrears in the six months prior to the reporting date.</del></li><li><del class="ministerial">At least one payment made in excess of the scheduled amount</del></li></ul><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>2. Potentially collectable:</strong> Debt which meets criteria indicating that the Department has a reasonable chance of collecting it. The criteria are:</del></p><ul><li><del class="ministerial">The existence of a payment schedule at any point during the six months prior to the reporting date, even though no payments were received in the period.</del></li><li><del class="ministerial">For recent arrears, i.e. aged three months or less, the receipt of at least one payment against those arrears after the reporting date.</del></li><li><del class="ministerial">Debt on cases where enforcement action such as deduction directly from the non-resident parent’s bank account, or forcing the sale of their property is likely to be successful.</del></li></ul><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>3. Uncollectable:</strong> All remaining debt which does not meet the criteria for either of the other categories.</del></p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong><ins class="ministerial"> <p><ins class="ministerial">The Department aims to ensure parents fulfil their obligation to make financial provision for their children and that maintenance is paid accurately and on time. Our priority, as outlined in our published Arrears and Compliance Strategy is to collect on-going maintenance and arrears in cases where there is still a child who stands to benefit.</ins></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Child maintenance arrears are categorised in the Client Fund Account according to the likelihood of them being collected. We consider action on all cases that fall into the collectable and potentially collectable categories of debt. Where we are unable to take enforcement action, for example where we cannot trace the non-resident parent, cases will fall into the uncollectable category and will be reviewed as resources allow.</ins></p></ins></strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2017-07-06T09:26:53.103Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-06T09:26:53.103Z
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less than 2017-07-06T10:03:54.457Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-06T10:03:54.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-06more like thismore than 2017-10-06
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance 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, why the Child Maintenance Service allows non-resident parents £2,500 of unearned income that is not factored into payment plans; and whether he plans to review this policy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 106137 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-12more like thismore than 2017-10-12
unstar this property answer text <p>Calculation of a child maintenance liability is based on gross income information provided directly to the Child Maintenance Service by HMRC. <del class="ministerial">Individuals are required to declare unearned income not taxed at source which does not exceed £2500 a year to HMRC, which already enables HMRC to include it in the income information they provide.</del> Unearned income exceeding £2500 a year is dealt with by HMRC through tax self-assessment <del class="ministerial">and is picked up in a child maintenance calculation through an unearned income variation. We have no plans to review this.</del><ins class="ministerial">The treatment of unearned income for child maintenance purposes is aligned with this for administrative efficiency. We are inviting views on the future treatment of &quot;income&quot; within the recently published Compliance and Arrears Strategy consultation.</ins></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2017-10-12T13:56:00.367Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-12T13:56:00.367Z
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less than 2018-02-01T17:10:55.89Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-01T17:10:55.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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4440
unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-21more like thismore than 2017-11-21
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Funeral Payments 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 he has received on concern about the adequacy of the funeral fund to cover basic funeral costs; and whether he plans change to that fund. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
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Neil Coyle more like this
star this property uin 114829 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-28more like thismore than 2017-11-28
unstar this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">DWP have advertised 1,053 External Vacancies since January 2015 containing 21,432 posts. The breakdown provided by Government Recruitment Services is provided as requested overleaf. It is worth considering these vacancies are not guaranteed to have been filled.</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">These are the vacancies we advertised. Not all roles advertised were filled and therefore this data will include repeat adverts.</del></p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>Month</strong></del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>Number of Vacancies</strong></del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>Number of Posts</strong> <strong>Advertised</strong></del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Jan-15</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">8</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">214</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Feb-15</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">15</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">353</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Mar-15</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">9</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">60</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Apr-15</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">8</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">62</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">May-15</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">13</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">54</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Jun-15</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">20</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">311</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Jul-15</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">15</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">326</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Aug-15</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">26</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">1698</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Sep-15</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">15</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">1479</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Oct-15</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">13</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">469</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Nov-15</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">28</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">397</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Dec-15</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">14</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">239</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Jan-16</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">14</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">290</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Feb-16</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">47</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">1274</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Mar-16</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">50</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2107</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Apr-16</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">74</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">1309</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">May-16</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">31</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">500</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Jun-16</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">58</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">1081</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Jul-16</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">26</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">214</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Aug-16</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">34</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">804</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Sep-16</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">61</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">1251</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Oct-16</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">50</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">542</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Nov-16</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">34</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">567</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Dec-16</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">5</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">48</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Jan-17</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">101</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">1540</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Feb-17</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">35</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">483</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Mar-17</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">17</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">131</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Apr-17</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">4</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">22</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">May-17</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">42</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">891</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Jun-17</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">64</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">1238</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Jul-17</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">24</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">433</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Aug-17</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">21</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">243</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Sep-17</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">18</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">66</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Oct-17</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">30</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">605</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Nov-17</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">29</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">131</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>Total</strong></del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>1053</strong></del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>21432</strong></del></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Department has had a number of discussions with representatives from the funeral industry and groups supporting bereaved people about Social Fund Funeral Expenses Payments and in particular the maximum amount of £700 available for other costs. We have made clear that we will ensure that Funeral Expenses Payments continue to meet the necessary costs of a cremation or burial for eligible claimants. Average payments have increased year-on-year to meet these necessary costs. We have had to make difficult choices about welfare spending and it has not been possible to increase the £700 maximum for other costs. However, we have made interest-free Social Fund Budgeting Loans available for funeral costs in addition to Funeral Expenses Payments.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">We have also been carrying out reforms to the Funeral Expenses Payments Regulations which are coming into force in April 2018. The reforms focused primarily on clarifying a number of issues around eligibility and to simplify the process for claiming a Funeral Expenses Payment. The formal response to the consultation on the Reform of the Funeral Expenses Payment Regulations was published on 3 July 2017 and can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/656887/consultation-response-reforms-to-funeral-expenses-payments.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/656887/consultation-response-reforms-to-funeral-expenses-payments.pdf</a>.</ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2017-11-28T16:52:20.983Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-28T16:52:20.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Neil Coyle more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-07more like thismore than 2016-11-07
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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 Disability Living Allowance: Children 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 recent estimate he has made of the number of foreign children adopted by UK parents who are not eligible for disability living allowance because of the past presence rule. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-15more like thismore than 2016-11-15
unstar this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">I am replying to this question as assessments of the effect of the benefit cap are the responsibility of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">Evaluation evidence in relation to the existing cap showed very little, if any, impact on homelessness as a direct result of the cap. The small numbers of capped households who have been evicted were noted by Local Authorities as having other reasons for rent arrears and also failing to engage with relevant services; they were considered intentionally homeless.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">Where claimants need further financial support with their housing costs in order to adjust to the benefit cap, for example while they find work or move to more suitable accommodation, Local Authorities can provide additional support through the use of Discretionary Housing Payments.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">To help Local Authorities protect the most vulnerable and to support households adjusting to the reforms, the Government will provide £870 million funding for the Discretionary Housing Payments scheme over the next 5 years.</del></p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"> <p> </p><ins class="ministerial"><p>The information is not held.</p></ins><p> </p></ins></p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2016-11-15T15:05:14.29Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-15T15:05:14.29Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-10-17more like thismore than 2016-10-17
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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
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star this property hansard heading Migrant Workers: Pay more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he made an estimate of the number of foreign companies employing migrant workers in the UK who have sued their employees for overpayment of wages upon their return to their country of origin. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland more like this
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Tom Blenkinsop more like this
star this property uin 48990 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-20more like thismore than 2016-10-20
unstar this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">DWP has received no representations on migrant employees in the UK being forced to repay funds paid to them as a result of shortfalls in wages to their employers upon return to their country of origin.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">DWP has not made an estimate of the number of foreign companies employing migrant workers in the UK who have sued their employees for overpayment of wages upon their return to their country of origin.</ins></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 2016-10-20T15:39:20.617Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-20T15:39:20.617Z
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less than 2016-10-21T11:31:20.097Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-21T11:31:20.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Blenkinsop more like this