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star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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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: Staff 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 staff were employed in her Department on (a) 20 December 2018 and (b) 23 June 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 204533 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department collects and publishes its workforce management information each month. These details can be found at the following link.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-workforce-management-information" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-workforce-management-information</a></p><p> </p><p>The Department’s headcount is collected and reported as at the last day of each month. On 30 June 2016 the Department’s headcount was 84,226 and on 30 November 2018 it was 82,827.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-01-10T15:55:02.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-10T15:55:02.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-04more like thismore than 2019-01-04
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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: Brexit 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 estimate she has made of the additional staff required by her Department in the event that the UK leaves the EU (a) with and (b) without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 205309 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government continues undertaking planning for all EU exit scenarios, as is prudent. The Department continues to work closely with the Department for Exiting the European Union to ensure consistency of plans across government. Members of staff across the Department provide advice and analysis on EU Exit issues as required. Given the interactions between EU exit work and the Department’s other priorities, it would not be possible to give a figure for the information requested.</p><p> </p><p>The Department continually reviews workforce plans, priorities and changing needs, which includes identification and cessation of non-priority work where appropriate. We have accelerated our plans, and at the same time, the Civil Service as a whole is working to ensure that EU exit implementation is carried out to high quality without impacting public service delivery across the whole of government.</p><p> </p><p>The Department publishes its workforce management information each month. These details can be found at the following link.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-workforce-management-information#2010-to-march-2014-" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-workforce-management-information#2010-to-march-2014-</a></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 2019-01-14T17:59:17.54Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T17:59:17.54Z
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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 Chris Stephens more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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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: Foreign Nationals more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether non-UK citizens will be part of the test group that receive the new benefit as part of the roll-out of universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 206722 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
star this property answer text <p>We are still in the planning stages for managed migration and we have yet to agree the characteristics of those claimants who we will include in the initial pilot for managed migration. We are currently working closely with stakeholders and claimants to design our migration processes. Our focus remains on delivering a process that works well for everyone.</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 2019-01-17T11:39:40.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T11:39:40.827Z
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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 Keith Vaz more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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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: Asylum 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 assessment her Department has made of the effect of the roll-out of universal credit on the ability of asylum seekers to claim benefits in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 206723 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 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Member to my answer to Question the response to PQ<a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-12-18/203324/" target="_blank">203324</a> answered on 28 December 2018.</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 2019-01-17T11:24:09.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T11:24:09.247Z
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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 Keith Vaz more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
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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 Occupational Pensions Scheme Review more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government has plans to respond to the report entitled, Review of Survivor Benefits in Occupational Pension Schemes, published in June 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 208267 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
star this property answer text <p>The landscape of survivor benefits has changed significantly since the publication of the Review, not least because of the Walker judgement. Government will respond to the Review of Survivor Benefits in Occupational Pension Schemes when the assessment of the full implications of the judgement is complete.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-01-17T15:55:08.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T15:55:08.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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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 Social Security Benefits: Refugees 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, how many resettled refugee families arriving in the UK since 2015 under the (a) Vulnerable Person’s Resettlement Scheme, (b) Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme and (c) Gateway Protection Programme are subject to the benefit cap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
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Kate Green more like this
star this property uin 211734 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 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold this data on our administration system for capped households under Housing Benefit or Universal Credit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-01-29T13:13:39.473Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T13:13:39.473Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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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 Work Capability Assessment: Slavery 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 victims of modern slavery are exempt from the requirement to take an annual work capability assessment; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 213946 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
star this property answer text <p>Ending modern slavery is one of this Government’s top priorities, and we are sensitive to the challenges faced by victims. We have worked with the Salvation Army to improve the service provided by DWP to victims. The purpose of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) is to assess the impact of mental and physical health conditions, including any resulting from being a victim of modern slavery on a person, so that the right level of benefit and support can be provided. There are no exemptions from being assessed for those claiming Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), or Universal Credit (UC) due to illness or disability. In addition to completing the application form or forms people or those supporting them are encouraged to provide additional evidence, including medical reports, to support their claim. If it is possible for the assessor to provide advice to the decision maker without requiring the claimant to attend a face-to-face assessment, they will do so.</p><p><br></p><p>The WCA is not an annual assessment. Re-referral dates can be up to 24 months for those found to have limited capability for work, and up to 3 years for those found to have limited capability for work-related activity. Furthermore, from 29 September 2017 those placed in ESA’s Support Group and the UC equivalent who have the most severe and lifelong health conditions or disabilities, whose level of function would always mean that they would have Limited Capability for Work and Work-Related Activity, and be unlikely ever to be able to move into work, will no longer be routinely reassessed.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2019-02-04T16:42:28.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T16:42:28.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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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 UN Convention On the Rights of Persons With Disabilities 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 the Government's timescale is for (a) acknowledging the concluding observations from the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities and (b) responding to that convention's recommendations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury North more like this
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James Frith more like this
star this property uin 214659 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Government is committed to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and to the progressive realisation of the rights for disabled people that it sets out.</p><p> </p><p>We have provided our first report to the UN Committee as requested. We published this report on 6 September 2018. This report and accompanying ministerial letter setting out the UK's progress are available on GOV.UK website:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/disabled-peoples-rights-information-following-the-uks-first-periodic-review" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/disabled-peoples-rights-information-following-the-uks-first-periodic-review</a></p><p> </p><p>I tabled a Written Statement (HCWS938) on 6 September 2018, providing an update on the UK’s follow-up response to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-09-06/HCWS938" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-09-06/HCWS938</a></p><p> </p><p>We will be responding to the recommendations in the Concluding Observations during our next periodic review, currently scheduled for 2023. In the meantime, we will be preparing in due course, as recommended by the UN Committee, a progress update on the 2016 inquiry recommendations.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2019-02-08T12:57:03.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-08T12:57:03.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for James Frith more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-28more like thismore than 2019-02-28
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of staffing levels in universal credit centres; and what proportion of fixed-term staff working in universal credit centres are on (a) permanent contracts and (b) zero-hour contracts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 227130 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
star this property answer text <p>The Department regularly reviews both the numbers of people working in Universal Credit service centres and their performance to ensure we have the right number of people available to manage claimants Universal Credit claims. Services and staff training is assessed, both in real time to meet any short term peaks in demand and also reviewed for longer term improvements to ensure the service continues to meet customer service expectation.</p><p> </p><p>Our priority is to give all employees, including those delivering Universal Credit, the necessary resources, including manageable workloads, so that they can carry out their roles successfully.</p><p> </p><p>The size of a Case Manager’s caseload is dependent on a number of factors, including the complexity of the caseload and experience of the case manager.</p><p> </p><p>All staff on fixed-term contracts are employed on the basis of agreed full or part time hours. No staff are employed on zero-hour contracts.</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 2019-03-05T17:53:37.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-05T17:53:37.63Z
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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 Chris Stephens more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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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 Children: Maintenance 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 steps she is taking to ensure that arrears are not discarded without the permission of the parent to whom the arrears are owed when cases are migrated from the Child Support Agency to the Child Maintenance Service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 236438 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answer text <p>Under the Compliance and Arrears strategy we are writing to clients with CSA debt above certain thresholds to ask if they want us to try to collect their arrears. These thresholds provide a reasonable cut off point to ensure that we do not pursue cases at disproportionate cost to the taxpayer. They are: over £500 and the case is less than 10 years old, and over £1,000 and the case 10 years old or over.</p><p> </p><p>If correspondence is returned as the client is not known at the address held, the Service will attempt to trace a current address in order to reissue the letter.</p><p> </p><p>If a client confirms they want the Service to attempt collection, the case is checked to ensure the debt balance is accurate before arrears are transferred from the CSA IT system to the CMS one.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T12:58:35.743Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T12:58:35.743Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this