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star this property date less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
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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: Personal Savings more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text whether savings held in the name of children are taken into account in applications for universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 115797 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
star this property answer text <p>Savings and other capital held in the name of children are not taken into account in the assessment of Universal Credit entitlement. As with other means tested benefits, however, there are rules to prevent claimants depriving themselves of capital in order to claim Universal Credit or increase their entitlement to Universal Credit. If claimants deprive themselves of capital by gifting the capital to their children or placing it in a child’s account, notional capital of the amount deprived may still be taken into account when assessing entitlement to Universal Credit.</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 2017-12-05T15:25:13.62Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T15:25:13.62Z
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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 Stephen Kerr more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
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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 Whether universal credit claimants will lose money if they receive a disability premium in addition to income-based benefits. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sittingbourne and Sheppey more like this
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Gordon Henderson more like this
star this property uin 903001 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 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
star this property answer text <p>We simplified and rationised the various, complex disability premiums that exist in the legacy system and anyone in the Support Group who only qualifies for the Enhanced Disability Premium, will be better off in Universal Credit by over £90 per month.</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 2017-12-18T17:33:47.793Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-18T17:33:47.793Z
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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 Gordon Henderson more like this
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 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
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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 Personal Independence Payment: 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 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 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 thismore than 2018-05-21T16:10:15.647Z
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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
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star this property date less than 2018-03-26more like thismore than 2018-03-26
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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 Employment: Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What steps the Government is taking to help young people with disabilities into work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 904565 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-26more like thismore than 2018-03-26
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to enabling young disabled people to fulfil their potential and achieve their aspirations. We provide a range of programmes and initiatives to support them, including:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Jobcentre support for schools, which targets young people that schools identify as being at risk of becoming NEET (not in employment, education or training), or who may otherwise be disadvantaged in the labour market – for example those with a health or disability issue.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The Young Person’s Supported Work Experience programme, which offers a personally tailored supported work experience opportunity for young people (aged 18 – 24) to enable them to fully benefit from time in the work place. This proof of concept is being tested in five Jobcentre Plus districts.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Tri-Work, a supported work experience proof of concept aimed at young people with special educational needs in years 10/11 in schools and special schools. This proof of concept is being tested in three local authorities.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The Local Supported Employment (LSE) proof of concept ‘place and train’ model, which aims to move disabled people into real jobs, at the going rate of pay, with support for both the individual and employer. This is being tested in nine local authorities.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Supported Internships, which all qualified post-16 education providers in England have been able to deliver Since September 2013. These are personalised study programmes, based primarily at a prospective employer, for young people with complex learning difficulties and/or disabilities.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Access to Work, which already offers support to disabled people undertaking a number of opportunities that help them to prepare for paid employment, including work experience, apprenticeships, supported internships and traineeships.</li></ul>
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 2018-03-26T16:47:07.75Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-26T16:47:07.75Z
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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 Eddie Hughes more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-26more like thismore than 2018-03-26
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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 question text What steps she is taking to ensure that universal credit supports people in progressing at work and increasing their earnings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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Luke Hall more like this
star this property uin 904567 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-26more like thismore than 2018-03-26
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit provides us with the opportunity to support people to progress in work and we are currently developing the evidence base on how best to do this.</p><p> </p><p>Building on our existing suite of trials, which includes a large scale Randomised Control Trial on in-work progression, we have committed an additional £8m to testing different approaches to supporting people to progress.</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 2018-03-26T16:15:15.123Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-26T16:15:15.123Z
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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 Luke Hall more like this
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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 Pension Protection Fund: Carillion more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 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
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star this property date less than 2018-03-26more like thismore than 2018-03-26
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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 Families more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What steps her Department is taking to strengthen families. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stafford more like this
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Jeremy Lefroy more like this
star this property uin 904566 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 2018-03-26more like thismore than 2018-03-26
star this property answer text <p>DWP takes a range of steps to strengthen families. This includes helping families meet their eligible childcare costs when claiming Universal Credit; and providing Statutory Maternity Pay and Maternity Allowance. Our child maintenance reforms and new Reducing Parental Conflict Programme also aim to help parents collaborate, whether they are together or separated.</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 2018-03-26T16:23:55.14Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-26T16:23:55.14Z
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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 Jeremy Lefroy more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
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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 more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What steps her Department is taking to ensure that personal independence payment assessments are undertaken fairly and efficiently. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Canterbury more like this
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Rosie Duffield more like this
star this property uin 903749 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to ensuring claimants receive high quality, objective assessments. The Department holds regular performance meetings with Assessment Providers at local and senior levels. Assessments are independently audited and Departmental clinicians periodically observe assessments. Both providers have increased personalised clinical support to all Health Professionals. PIP Assessment Providers cost less than 4% of the total annual benefit spend on PIP.</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 2018-02-05T17:25:18.55Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-05T17:25:18.55Z
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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 Rosie Duffield more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
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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
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star this property question text What steps he is taking to ensure that universal credit supports people to progress at work and increase their earnings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ochil and South Perthshire more like this
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Luke Graham more like this
star this property uin 902994 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
star this property answer text <p>Universal credit provides us with the opportunity to support people to progress and we are developing the evidence base about what works.</p><p>Building on our existing suite of trials, which includes a large scale Randomised Control Trial, we have committed an additional £8m to testing different approaches to supporting people to progress.</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 2017-12-18T17:37:39.533Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-18T17:37:39.533Z
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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 Luke Graham more like this
908451
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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 Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 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 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 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
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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 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 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
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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 Long Term Unemployed People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What recent assessment she has made of trends in long-term unemployment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Angus more like this
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Kirstene Hair more like this
star this property uin 905458 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-21more like thismore than 2018-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The number of long term unemployed (over 12 months) stood at 358,000 in the 3 months to March 2018, down by nearly 30,000 in the past year. It has fallen by 430,000 since 2010, a decrease of 54.5%.</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 2018-05-21T15:56:40.823Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-21T15:56:40.823Z
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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 Kirstene Hair more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
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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: Children more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What recent assessment she has made of the effect of the benefit freeze on trends in the level of child poverty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dundee West more like this
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Chris Law more like this
star this property uin 903752 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
star this property answer text <p>An Impact Assessment of the benefit freeze was published in 2015. Evidence shows that work is the best route out of poverty. Children in workless households are five times more likely to be in poverty than those in households where all adults were working. The Welfare Reforms such as the benefit freeze were designed to incentivise parents to choose to move into and progress in work.</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 2018-02-05T17:43:16.483Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-05T17:43:16.483Z
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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 Chris Law more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
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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 more like this
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star this property question text What recent assessment she has made of the accuracy and efficiency of contracted-out health assessments for employment and support allowance and personal independence payment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
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Dan Carden more like this
star this property uin 903750 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 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to ensuring claimants receive high quality, accurate assessments. We monitor assessment quality through independent audit. Decision Makers can return reports for rework/additional advice. A range of measures, including provider improvement plans, address performance falling below expected standards. We continually look to improve the assessment process.The performance expectations for PIP are that 97% of assessment reports are considered acceptable.</p><p><strong> </strong></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 2018-02-05T17:32:43.763Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-05T17:32:43.763Z
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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 Dan Carden more like this
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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 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
star this property tabling member printed
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
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
star this property answering body
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: Appeals 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 he has made of trends in the number of universal credit appeals. 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 902998 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 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
star this property answer text <p>Appeals against Universal Credit decisions are at a lower level than for the other main benefits and the rate has been broadly stable since the introduction of Universal Credit.</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 2017-12-18T17:48:33.76Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-18T17:48:33.76Z
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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 Justin Madders more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
star this property answering body
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 Poverty 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 progress his Department is making on reducing poverty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 902996 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 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
star this property answer text <p>Since 2010, there are 600,000 fewer people in absolute poverty – a record low.</p><p>This Government is committed to action that delivers a lasting change to the lives of some of the most disadvantaged people in society. This requires an approach that goes beyond the safety net of the welfare system to tackle the root causes of poverty and disadvantage.</p><p>The evidence is clear that work is the best route out of poverty. Children in workless households are 5 times more likely to be in poverty than those in households where all adults work. And children in workless families are also more disadvantaged, and achieve poorer educational and employment outcomes than other children.</p><p>That is why we will continue with polices that support and encourage employment - reforming the welfare system to make work pay. And these policies are working: since 2010, there are 3 million more people in work, with 954,000 fewer workless households, and 608,000 fewer children in workless households.</p>
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 2017-12-18T17:33:42.863Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-18T17:33:42.863Z
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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 Patrick Grady more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-21more like thismore than 2018-05-21
star this property answering body
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 pref label House of Commons more like this
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
star this property tabling member
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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
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star this property date less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
star this property answering body
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: Employment 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 she has made of the effect of changes to the level of universal credit work allowance on the number of people entering work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 903755 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 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
star this property answer text <p>The improved work incentives in Universal Credit result not just from work allowances, but also from the lower taper rates, the fact that a claimant does not need to claim in three places, and that data on earnings is received every month, meaning that a claimant’s Universal Credit adjusts automatically to their earnings. We expect to provide an updated assessment of the labour supply effects of Universal Credit as part of the full business case later in 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 2018-02-05T17:49:21.357Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-05T17:49:21.357Z
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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 Steve McCabe more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
star this property answering body
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 his Department has made of recent trends in the average level of household debt for people in receipt of universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
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Hugh Gaffney more like this
star this property uin 902995 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 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government has taken a number of steps to reduce the risk of problem debt, including capping payday lending costs and promoting savings.</p><p>Within UC, there are also interest free Advances and a system of priority deductions to help claimants who have got into arrears.</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 2017-12-18T17:56:39.323Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-18T17:56:39.323Z
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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 Hugh Gaffney more like this
908453
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star this property date less than 2018-05-21more like thismore than 2018-05-21
star this property answering body
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
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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star this property answering body
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 question text What assessment her Department has made of the effect of explicit consent restrictions placed on advice agencies on the ability of people to make a claim for universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dewsbury more like this
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Paula Sherriff more like this
star this property uin 908386 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>Explicit consent is not required to make a new claim. If claimants cannot make or manage their claim on-line, they can receive face to face support through their local jobcentre or assistance through our Freephone telephone number. Once the claim is made, claimants who require agencies to act on their behalf can provide explicit consent.</p><p>In our response to the Social Security Advisory Committee in November 2018 in respect of the managed migration regulations, we have agreed to explore options for improving the process of explicit consent in collaboration with the committee.</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 2019-01-07T18:01:25.76Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T18:01:25.76Z
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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 Paula Sherriff more like this