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1058635
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star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Disability 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 Whether her Department has plans to redesign the reassessment process for benefit recipients with severe mental or physical disabilities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 909127 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 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to assessing people with health conditions and disabilities fairly and accurately, and helping people to access the right support. We made a clear commitment in <em>Improving Lives</em>: <em>The Future of Work, Health and Disability</em> to reform the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) and recognise the importance of getting this right. We are therefore testing new approaches to build the evidence base for what works, and working with external stakeholders to inform future changes to the WCA.</p><p> </p><p>Over the last year we have introduced new guidance into Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Universal Credit (UC), as well as updated guidance for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) to improve the service we provide for those with the most severe/lifelong conditions. For ESA/UC since September 2017 we have switched off routine reassessments for those who meet the Severe Conditions criteria, and since August 2018, those receiving the highest level of support in PIP, whose needs are unlikely to change or may get worse, will now receive an ongoing award with a light touch review at the ten year point.</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 2019-02-11T17:02:14.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T17:02:14.837Z
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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 Andrew Rosindell more like this
908452
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-21more like thismore than 2018-05-21
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations 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 When she last visited a personal independence payment assessment centre. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh North and Leith more like this
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Deidre Brock more like this
star this property uin 905452 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-21more like thismore than 2018-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The last time I attended a Personal Independence Payment assessment centre was 12th December 2017. I was struck by the professional and helpful attitude displayed by all the staff at the assessment centre.</p><p> </p><p>My Honourable Friend, the member for North West Hampshire (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance, Kit Malthouse MP) visited Vauxhall assessment centre on the 17th April 2018. Like me he found the visit extremely informative.</p> more like this
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 2018-05-21T16:10:15.647Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Deidre Brock more like this
908455
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-21more like thismore than 2018-05-21
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Pension Protection Fund: Carillion more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What steps she is taking to ensure that support is provided for former Carillion employees whose pensions will not be covered by the Pension Protection Fund. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sunderland Central more like this
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Julie Elliott more like this
star this property uin 905457 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-21more like thismore than 2018-05-21
star this property answer text <p>There are 12 Carillion DB schemes in the Pension protection Fund (PPF) assessment period.</p><p> </p><p>The PPF are working with scheme administrators to determine whether they can pay pensions at or above PPF benefits. Where a scheme cannot do this, the PPF will assume responsibility and pay compensation.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Individuals above their scheme’s normal pension age will receive 100% of their accrued pension, and all other members will receive 90%, subject to an overall cap.</p><p> </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 2018-05-21T16:38:21.867Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-21T16:38:21.867Z
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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 Julie Elliott more like this
908451
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-21more like thismore than 2018-05-21
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What steps he is taking to ensure that universal credit supports people to increase their earnings and progress in their jobs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Cornwall more like this
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Scott Mann more like this
star this property uin 905451 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-21more like thismore than 2018-05-21
star this property answer text <p>In April 2017 we reduced the Universal Credit taper rate to 63% supporting people to earn more and keep more of their earnings. And unlike in the legacy system, there are no cliff edges, so claimants know that for every extra hour they work they will be able to keep more of their earnings.</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 2018-05-21T16:55:31.063Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-21T16:55:31.063Z
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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 Scott Mann more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What recent changes the Government has made to universal credit to protect the incomes of the most vulnerable claimants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock more like this
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Bill Grant more like this
star this property uin 907057 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
star this property answer text <p>We have already spent £1.5 billion on improvements during the first assessment period. We have already committed more money to protect the most vulnerable, including the 500,000 people currently receiving the Severe Disability Premium. A million disabled people will be better off.</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 2018-10-15T16:11:09.68Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-15T16:11:09.68Z
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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 Bill Grant more like this
1058637
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star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Pensioners: Poverty more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What recent assessment she has made of trends in the level of pensioner poverty; and if she will make a statement. 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 909129 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 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>This Government has seen the absolute poverty rate for pensioners fall to record lows, with over 200,000 fewer pensioners in absolute poverty before housing costs. Rates of material deprivation for pensioners are also at record lows.</p><p>We have reduced pensioner poverty close to historically low levels, lifting the incomes of millions of older people. Since 2009/10, material deprivation for pensioners has fallen from 10 per cent to 7 per cent in 2016/17 and since 2010 there are 200,000 fewer pensioners in absolute poverty, a record low.</p><p>The Government is committed to action that helps to alleviate levels of pensioner poverty. In 2018/19 we will spend £121.5 billion on benefits for pensioners, including £97 billion on the State Pension for this year.</p><p>The Government has also committed to up-rating the basic State Pension by the highest of the growth in earnings, prices or 2.5 per cent - the 'triple lock' guarantee. This will mean that the full basic State Pension will be around £1450 per year higher in 2018/19 than in 2010. The Government has committed to the triple lock for the remainder of this Parliament.</p>
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 2019-02-11T17:58:24.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T17:58:24.993Z
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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 Chris Stephens more like this
1058636
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What recent assessment her Department has made of the (a) accuracy and (b) efficiency of contracted-out health assessments for (i) employment and support allowance and (ii) personal independence payment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
star this property uin 909128 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 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to ensuring claimants receive high quality assessments. Providers are closely monitored against a range of measures including through independent audit to improve accuracy and decision making. We are seeing continuous improvement in PIP assessment quality and recent data shows both PIP providers meeting quality expectations. We continually look to improve the efficiency of the assessment process by working closely with health assessment providers and the disabled people the Department supports.</p> more like this
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 2019-02-11T16:37:48.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T16:37:48.757Z
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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 Justin Madders more like this
908454
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star this property date less than 2018-05-21more like thismore than 2018-05-21
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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
unstar 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 What plans the Government has to increase compliance with child maintenance responsibilities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Worcestershire more like this
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Nigel Huddleston more like this
star this property uin 905454 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-21more like thismore than 2018-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The Child Maintenance Service has wide ranging powers to enforce the collection of both ongoing child maintenance liability and arrears.</p><p> </p><p>We publish regular information about this activity which shows for example, increasing use of the Financial Investigation Unit with over 1000 more complex earner investigations referred this year compared with last.</p><p> </p><p>We recently consulted on a new Compliance and Arrears Strategy with the aim of increasing these powers. The Government’s response to this consultation will be published later this summer.</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 2018-05-21T16:27:59.677Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-21T16:27:59.677Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nigel Huddleston more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-21more like thismore than 2018-12-21
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What assessment the Government has made of the effectiveness of universal credit in helping people into work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North West Norfolk more like this
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Sir Henry Bellingham more like this
star this property uin 908382 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 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit has had a positive impact since its start, as shown through published research and analysis. This research shows us that people are spending more time looking for work, applying for more jobs and even doing jobs they would not have considered doing before. Our Labour Market Impacts Analysis is available online at gov.uk.</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 2019-01-07T18:02:07.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T18:02:07.68Z
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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 Sir Henry Bellingham more like this
908453
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-21more like thismore than 2018-05-21
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Food Banks more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What assessment her Department has made of trends in the number of people signposted or referred to food banks in areas where full service universal credit has been rolled out. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rutherglen and Hamilton West more like this
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Ged Killen more like this
star this property uin 905453 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-21more like thismore than 2018-05-21
star this property answer text <p>We have made no assessment of food bank use.</p><p> </p><p>The reasons for food banks use are complex, so it’s wrong to attribute it to any one cause. The best way to help people improve their lives is through employment, and people on Universal Credit move into work faster and stay in work longer.</p><p> </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 2018-05-21T16:18:24.927Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-21T16:18:24.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ged Killen more like this