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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance he has issued on the requirement to have £16,000 or less in savings for eligibility for income-based jobseeker's allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>For Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA), guidance on the requirement to have £16000 or less in capital and savings is in the JSA procedural guidance. Corresponding guidance for Decision Makers is in the Decision Makers Guide, chapter 29.</p><p> </p><p>Public facing communications are available via the:</p><p>· Government website <a href="http://www.gov.uk/" target="_blank">www.gov.uk</a>;</p><p>· information leaflet INF4: changes you must tell us about; and </p><p>· Jobseeker's Allowance: help while you look for work leaflet.</p><p> </p><p>There has always been a level above which income-based JSA was not payable if savings were held since 1996.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff are currently employed for more than 50 per cent of their working week to support the Permanent Secretary of the Department for Work and Pensions in his role as Accounting Officer; and what are their job titles. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>In one sense, all DWP staff support the Accounting Officer through their individual responsibilities to work confidently within the system of control for which the Accounting Officer is ultimately responsible, to ensure the effective operation of a major government department, which will make some £136.4 billion in welfare payments this year.</p><p> </p><p>More narrowly, the Accounting Officer is directly supported in his role by his Finance Director General, the 40 Senior Civil Servants that comprise that DG's senior management team; and - in turn – by other colleagues when they handle issues which require explicit Accounting Officer involvement. </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Department for Work and Pensions 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 5 March 2014, Official Report, column 848W, on incapacity benefit, what estimate his Department originally made of the number of Incapacity Benefit claimants who would be migrated to employment and support allowance; what his Department's latest estimate of the number of such claimants is; and what proportion of such claimants are still to be migrated. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Dame Anne Begg more like this
star this property uin 191719 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Department published an impact assessment on the migration of existing incapacity benefits customers to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) which can be found on the internet at the link below:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2010/875/pdfs/uksiem_20100875_en.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2010/875/pdfs/uksiem_20100875_en.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The Department regularly publishes official statistics on Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) and the reassessment of Incapacity Benefit claimants. The latest WCA report on Incapacity Benefit reassessment was published in January 2014 and can be found on the internet at the link below:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esa-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessments-january-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esa-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessments-january-2014</a></p><p> </p><p>The latest official statistics show that as of March 2013, 77 per cent of claimants had been found to be eligible for ESA. Around 27 per cent of the caseload had by March 2013 yet to commence the migration process.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dame Anne Begg more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Department for Work and Pensions 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, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for Work and Pensions, Steve Webb MP, on 20 January (HC Deb, col 49W), when Ministers announced that it was their intention that "2014–15 would be the last year of separate funding for local welfare provision from the Department for Work and Pensions". more like this
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Baroness King of Bow more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The coalition Government outlined the evidence in <em>Local support to replace Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans for living expenses in England, Government response to the call for evidence June 2011.</em> A copy was placed in the House library and it can be found online at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/local-support-to-replace-community-care-grants-and-crisis-loans-for-living-expenses-call-for-evidence" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/local-support-to-replace-community-care-grants-and-crisis-loans-for-living-expenses-call-for-evidence</a> </p><p> </p><p>Nottinghamshire County Council have consulted on their plans to wind down their dedicated scheme and provide support by other means. Information on other authorities will be provided by the review my Department will shortly be carrying out about the way local authorities have used the funding provided following the abolition of the discretionary Social Fund. We are making arrangements with local authorities regarding this. A copy of the findings will be placed in the House Library.</p><p> </p><p>There has never been a commitment to provide specific funding beyond 2014/15. On the basis of experience on the ground since support was localised, central government believes that it makes most sense for councils to choose how much funding to allocate to these services in their areas in future - according to local priorities and needs - and how to provide such support.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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HL5963 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the effect of the removal of the under-occupancy penalty on the number of children living in relative income poverty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton West more like this
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Julie Hilling more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>This information could be only provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>This Government has made good progress in tackling the root causes of child poverty and has recently published the 2014-17 draft child poverty strategy for consultation which outlines the actions we are taking. The latest figures from 2011/12 show that 2.3m (17%) children are in relative income poverty – down 300,000 since 2009/10. These are the lowest level since the mid-1980s.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Julie Hilling more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-05more like thismore than 2014-03-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what funding his Department provided for staff to carry out trade union activities in each of the last three years; and how many days staff spent on those activities in those years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
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Alun Cairns more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p /><ol start="1" type="1"><li>The Department provides no funding for any trade union related activities. However it does allow time for these activities to be undertaken. </li></ol><p> </p><ol start="2" type="1"><li>The Department did not report on the amount of trade union activities taken by our representatives in the years 2011-12 and 2012-13, as such the figures shown below are estimates based on the allocation of time we allowed for union representatives to use on trade union activities. </li></ol><p> </p><ol start="3" type="1"><li>The Department has undergone a significant amount of change in its facility time arrangements over the last 12 months as it has introduced the Cabinet Office reforms from June 2013, this has resulted in a decrease in the amount of time taken by our people for trade union activities </li></ol><p> </p><ol start="4" type="1"><li>The data relating to 2013-14 covers the period April 2013 to December 2013. </li></ol><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Facility time taken by Union Representatives (days)</p></td><td><p>% of total working days</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>17,219</p></td><td><p>0.09%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>15,409</p></td><td><p>0.08%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>3,124</p></td><td><p>0.02%</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have received sanctions of their jobseeker's allowance for non-attendance in (a) Portsmouth South constituency, (b) Portsmouth, (c) Hampshire and (d) England to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
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Mr Mike Hancock more like this
star this property uin 191713 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The information requested is shown in the table below.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Number of individuals who had their Jobseeker's Allowance sanctioned for failure to attend, from April 2000 to September 2013.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Failure to attend</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England</p></td><td><p>1,408,227</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Hampshire</p></td><td><p>16,794</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Portsmouth UA</p></td><td><p>5,169</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Portsmouth South constituency</p></td><td><p>3,158</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Source: DWP Information, Governance and Security Directorate: Sanctions and Disallowance Decisions Statistics Database.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Notes: </p><p> </p><ol start="1" type="1"><li>Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) figures have been randomly adjusted to avoid the release of confidential data.</li></ol><p> </p><p>2. A table produced with no breakdowns, only containing a total, will be a measure of the total number of individual people who have had a (JSA) sanction decision made i.e. an individual person will be counted once, irrespective of their characteristics, sanction decision outcome, reason for referral etc.</p><p> </p><p>3. New sanctions rules came into force for JSA from 22 October 2012. The number of JSA sanctions applied for the new regime is the number of low, intermediate, and high level referrals where the decision was found against the claimant. Further information can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/jobseekers-allowance-overview-of-sanctions-rules" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/jobseekers-allowance-overview-of-sanctions-rules</a></p><p> </p><p>4. Information on the old JSA regime is available from April 2000 to 21 October 2012. The number of JSA sanctions applied was the number of fixed length, varied length and entitlement decisions where the decision was found against the claimant.</p><p> </p><p>5. The figure for Hampshire includes the following local authorities: Basingstoke and Deane, East Hampshire, Eastleigh, Fareham, Gosport, Hart, Havant, New Forest, Rushmoor, Test Valley and Winchester.</p><p> </p><p>6. Failure to attend includes: Failure to attend a place on a training scheme or employment programme, Failure to attend or failure to participate in an Adviser interview and Failure to attend Back to Work Session, without good reason.</p><p> </p><p>7. This information is published and available at:</p><p> </p><p> <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will take steps to ensure that all statistics identified as high impact outputs with less widespread support by the Office for National Statistics in its consultation on statistical products 2013 will continue to be funded for 2014-15. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Ayrshire and Arran more like this
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Katy Clark more like this
star this property uin 191818 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
star this property answer text <p> I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 17 March 2014 (Official Report) Column Ref: 470W.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Katy Clark more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-06more like thismore than 2014-03-06
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff are currently employed for more than 50 per cent of their working week to support the Permanent Secretary of the Department for Education in his role as Accounting Officer; and what are their job titles. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
star this property answer text <p>A large proportion of the staff who work in the Department for Education support the Permanent Secretary in his role as Accounting Officer.</p><p>The information requested about those who do so for more than 50% of their working week is not readily available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by (a) his Department and (b) any executive agencies or non-departmental public bodies of his Department in the current financial year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
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Hilary Benn more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
star this property answer text <p>At the time of the last General Election the central Government estate was far larger than required and taxpayers were paying to maintain, run and rent properties which were under-occupied while other part of the freehold estate remained vacant.</p><p>The Government Property Unit has been supporting departments to rationalise rapidly the Government's estate including by taking a whole of Government view of property. Since the 2010 General Election over £1.25 billion has been raised by selling surplus freehold properties. Through the exiting of property across the central civil estate, we have also delivered cumulative, gross run rate savings of over £454 million per annum.</p><p>Where surplus property is awaiting disposal or lease end, the government looks to explore all disposal options, including commercially sub-letting all or part of the space. Surplus property is listed on gov.uk</p><p>There is no liability at taxpayers' expense for business rates on any vacant Cabinet Office properties in the current financial year.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Horsham more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Francis Maude more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Maude of Horsham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this