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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support is available to parents who are returning to work from parental leave who have to pay childcare costs upfront and get reimbursed in arrears under universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe remove filter
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Nic Dakin more like this
star this property uin 6354 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 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to supporting parents with moving into work and, as part of this, we increased the level of support for childcare costs from 70 per cent in legacy benefits to up to 85 per cent in Universal Credit (UC). The UC childcare policy aligns with the wider government childcare offer, which includes free childcare hours and tax free childcare and UC claimants can utilise both the free childcare entitlement and UC childcare costs in conjunction with each other for relevant hours. This offer means that reasonable childcare costs should not form a barrier to work.</p><p> </p><p>The UC childcare policy aligns with the wider government childcare offer, which includes free childcare hours and tax free childcare and UC claimants can utilise both the free childcare entitlement and UC childcare costs in conjunction with each other for relevant hours. This offer means that reasonable childcare costs should not form a barrier to work.</p><p> </p><p>Beyond the UC childcare element, claimants can be considered for two additional methods of funding childcare costs: the Flexible Support Fund (FSF) and Budgeting Advances.</p><p> </p><p>Work Coaches can support individual claimants with barriers that may prevent them from moving into employment. Each case is considered carefully on its own merits with financial help available to eligible claimants in advance for childcare. Where agreed, FSF will pay 100% of the upfront childcare costs up to the payment limits set that the claimant incurs between starting work and receiving their first wage.</p><p> </p><p>A budgeting advance is available for one-off urgent financial events for eligible UC claimants, such as upfront childcare, and is repayable over a period of up to 12 monthly instalments. Only one Budgeting Advance will be paid at a time and further advances will be unavailable until the balance of the previous Budgeting Advance is cleared.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 6355 more like this
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less than 2019-10-31T17:41:48.267Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T17:41:48.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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4056
unstar this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1166713
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will take steps to provide the childcare element of universal credit to eligible parents before they pay high childcare costs without any support; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe remove filter
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Nic Dakin more like this
star this property uin 6355 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 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to supporting parents with moving into work and, as part of this, we increased the level of support for childcare costs from 70 per cent in legacy benefits to up to 85 per cent in Universal Credit (UC). The UC childcare policy aligns with the wider government childcare offer, which includes free childcare hours and tax free childcare and UC claimants can utilise both the free childcare entitlement and UC childcare costs in conjunction with each other for relevant hours. This offer means that reasonable childcare costs should not form a barrier to work.</p><p> </p><p>The UC childcare policy aligns with the wider government childcare offer, which includes free childcare hours and tax free childcare and UC claimants can utilise both the free childcare entitlement and UC childcare costs in conjunction with each other for relevant hours. This offer means that reasonable childcare costs should not form a barrier to work.</p><p> </p><p>Beyond the UC childcare element, claimants can be considered for two additional methods of funding childcare costs: the Flexible Support Fund (FSF) and Budgeting Advances.</p><p> </p><p>Work Coaches can support individual claimants with barriers that may prevent them from moving into employment. Each case is considered carefully on its own merits with financial help available to eligible claimants in advance for childcare. Where agreed, FSF will pay 100% of the upfront childcare costs up to the payment limits set that the claimant incurs between starting work and receiving their first wage.</p><p> </p><p>A budgeting advance is available for one-off urgent financial events for eligible UC claimants, such as upfront childcare, and is repayable over a period of up to 12 monthly instalments. Only one Budgeting Advance will be paid at a time and further advances will be unavailable until the balance of the previous Budgeting Advance is cleared.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 6354 more like this
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less than 2019-10-31T17:41:48.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T17:41:48.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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4056
unstar this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1149866
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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Energy Supply more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 2 October 2019 to Question 290333 on Department for Work and Pensions: Energy Supply and to the Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 290324 on Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply, if she will introduce the same policy as the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and switch to an electricity provider that supplies electricity solely from renewable resources within the next 12 months; and for what reason her Department has not already ensured its electricity is supplied solely from renewable resources. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe remove filter
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Nic Dakin more like this
star this property uin 1006 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 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Department is mandated by the Cabinet Office to use electricity agreements negotiated by the Crown Commercial Service for Central Government Organisations and therefore cannot set terms such as the use of renewable sources independently.</p><p> </p><p>To the Department’s knowledge Crown Commercial Service have no plans to create agreements to provide renewable resources only.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T15:37:12.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T15:37:12.09Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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4056
unstar this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Energy Supply 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, which provider supplies energy to his Department; how much CO2 was emitted through his Department’s energy consumption in the latest period for which figures are available; whether the criteria his Department uses to selecting an energy supplier includes how environmentally friendly the supplier is; and what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce CO2 emissions from its energy use. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe remove filter
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Nic Dakin more like this
star this property uin 290333 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 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
star this property answer text <p>The following companies supply the Department with energy:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Electricity – EDF and British Gas Business</li><li>Gas – Corona</li></ul><p><strong> </strong></p><p>For the 2019/20 year to date (up to and including July 2019), emissions are 17,967 Tonnes of CO2 equivalent , which is 58% below the 2009/10 baseline for the same period.</p><p> </p><p>All of the Departments energy supplies are taken from agreements put in place by the Crown Commercial Services as per the Cabinet Office mandate. These frameworks do not include environmental factors as part of their selection criterion.</p><p> </p><p>In terms of what recent steps the department has taken to reduce CO2:</p><p> </p><p>- Devising and implementing new design standards to refurbishments and lifecycle works;</p><p>- Implementing GBS BREEAM requirements for major refurbishments and new construction;</p><p>- Working with our Estates supply chain to identify operational savings eg; unnecessary heating and lighting during office closures.;</p><p>- Estate rationalisation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-10-02T14:40:56.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T14:40:56.853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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4056
unstar this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this