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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 pref label House of Commons more like this
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 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 remove filter
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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 registered interest false more like this
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 pref label House of Commons more like this
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 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>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 remove filter
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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 2018-05-21more 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 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 remove filter
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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 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 remove filter
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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 2018-06-20more like thismore than 2018-06-20
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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 To ask the Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions, if she will increase resources at the Child Maintenance Service to improve response times to enquiries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey more like this
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Drew Hendry more like this
star this property uin 155855 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 2018-06-25more like thismore than 2018-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The numbers of people working within the Child Maintenance Service is reviewed regularly to ensure we have sufficient resources to answer customer calls and progress cases. So far in 2018, we have recruited 210 people into the Child Maintenance Service, with these people joining us between February 2018 and June 2018, and we are currently undertaking recruitment for a further 300 people to join the Child Maintenance Service during July and August. We will continue to review the volumes of work against our forecasting model to ensure that we adjust staffing levels as required.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse remove filter
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less than 2018-06-25T11:30:43.66Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-25T11:30:43.66Z
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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 Drew Hendry more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-20more like thismore than 2018-06-20
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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 To ask the Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions, how many Child Maintenance Service enquiries have been processed in each month of the last twelve months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey more like this
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Drew Hendry more like this
star this property uin 155854 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 2018-06-25more like thismore than 2018-06-25
star this property answer text <p>We have interpreted CMS enquiries as CMS calls for these PQ’s. We do not publish call data however we have been able to obtain an overall internal figure for the year end 17/18 and can confirm we received 2,273,130 calls.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 155852 more like this
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less than 2018-06-25T14:12:10.957Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-25T14:12:10.957Z
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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 Drew Hendry more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-01more like thismore than 2018-06-01
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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 Housing Benefit: Expenditure more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions,what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding to (a) Salford City Council and (b) all local authorities to meet their statutory requirements on benefits. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Salford and Eccles more like this
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Rebecca Long Bailey more like this
star this property uin 148834 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 2018-06-08more like thismore than 2018-06-08
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) provides core funding for local authorities (LAs) to deliver Housing Benefit through the Housing Benefit Administration Subsidy (HBAS). This provides a contribution to the total cost of the service.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, DWP provides additional funding in line with the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government New Burdens Doctrine. This ensures that, where central government requires or exhorts that LAs do something new or additional, there is no additional pressure on Council Tax payments.</p><p> </p><p>DWP is proactive in assessing and monitoring the level of funding and costs to LAs and continues to work with LAs to determine the total cost of delivering Housing Benefit.</p><p> </p><p>DWP has established a new consultation forum called the LA Funding Group in conjunction with the Local Authority Associations. The aim of the group is to provide adequate time to discuss funding related issues and includes LA Chief Finance Officers on the group to gain stronger LA financial input and to explore funding methodologies</p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse remove filter
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less than 2018-06-08T09:17:51.813Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-08T09:17:51.813Z
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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 Rebecca Long Bailey more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-05more like thismore than 2018-01-05
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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 Department for Work and Pensions: Equal Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the transparency document entitled Department for Work and Pensions: Gender Pay Gap Report 2017, if he will set out the pay gap data for median, mean and bonus pay by (a) each specific grade and (b) profession. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 121238 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
star this property answer text <p><strong>In response to a) each specific grade</strong></p><p> </p><p>DWP published its Gender Pay Gap report showing an overall mean pay gap of 5.3%. As set out within the narrative of the report DWP is working hard towards reducing this pay gap further.</p><p><em> </em></p><p>Across our more junior grades we are transforming our pay structures, moving towards a single rate of pay within each grade, which currently results in a mean gender pay gap of 0.4% across grades AA-HEO. This will reduce even further as we start to reach these spot rates by 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The gender pay gap by grade is set out below. A ‘negative’ percentage represents a pay gap in favour of women.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Grade</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Mean Gender Pay Gap</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Median Gender Pay Gap</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>AA</p></td><td><p>-0.1%</p></td><td><p>0.0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>AO</p></td><td><p>-1.5%</p></td><td><p>-3.1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>EO</p></td><td><p>-0.2%</p></td><td><p>0.0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HEO</p></td><td><p>1.2%</p></td><td><p>2.5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>SEO</p></td><td><p>2.5%</p></td><td><p>3.6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Grade 7</p></td><td><p>3.2%</p></td><td><p>4.3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Grade 6</p></td><td><p>2.5%</p></td><td><p>2.0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>SCS</p></td><td><p>9.2%</p></td><td><p>7.2%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>DWP</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>5.3%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0.0%</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Payment of non-consolidated awards (bonuses) are paid in accordance with HMT and Civil Service pay guidance criteria.</p><p> </p><p>For delegated grades, end of year non-consolidated awards are paid dependent on an individual’s grade and performance:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Grade</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Achieved Award</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Exceeded Award</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>AA</p></td><td><p>£450</p></td><td><p>£550</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>AO</p></td><td><p>£500</p></td><td><p>£625</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>EO</p></td><td><p>£500</p></td><td><p>£750</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HEO</p></td><td><p>£500</p></td><td><p>£800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>SEO</p></td><td><p>£600</p></td><td><p>£850</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Grade 7</p></td><td><p>£600</p></td><td><p>£1,150</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Grade 6</p></td><td><p>£600</p></td><td><p>£1,450</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>For SCS colleagues end of year non-consolidated awards are paid dependent on Band and performance with awards going to the top 25% performers:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Grade</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Award amount</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>SCS 1</p></td><td><p>£10,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>SCS 2</p></td><td><p>£12,500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>SCS 3</p></td><td><p>£15,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>SCS 4</p></td><td><p>£17,500</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>In response to b) professions</strong></p><p>The Department is not able to break down this level of information by profession which is not directly held within our Resource system.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse remove filter
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less than 2018-01-10T15:35:55.033Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-10T15:35:55.033Z
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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 Jon Trickett more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-04-19more like thismore than 2018-04-19
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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 Parents: Counselling more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the proposed reducing interparental conflict programme, how local authorities will be encouraged to ensure that children in low-income and workless families benefit from any support provided by that programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
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Andrew Selous more like this
star this property uin 136716 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-26more like thismore than 2018-04-26
star this property answer text <p>Local authorities, and the partners they work with, are best placed to understand what support the families in their area need. DWP will be working with 30 local authorities to help build our understanding of how to do this well, through providing face-to-face support for disadvantaged (including low income and workless) families experiencing conflict. Local authorities will be responsible for identifying families experiencing damaging parental conflict and referring them to appropriate interventions, making sure that the parents who need help are offered support.</p><p> </p><p>To help local areas do this, we will make training and guidance for frontline practitioners and relationship support professionals available in all local areas in England. We will support managers and commissioners to understand why and how to address parental conflict; support frontline staff to recognise parental conflict; and offer appropriate advice to make sure that they are able to refer parents to appropriate services.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse remove filter
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less than 2018-04-26T10:56:11.367Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-26T10:56:11.367Z
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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 Andrew Selous more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-02more like thismore than 2018-05-02
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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 Support for Mortgage Interest more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance of 26 March 2018, Official Report, column 506, whether there is a time limit for Support for Mortgage Interest claimants to reconsider their decision not to apply for a loan and apply for that loan backdating their claim to 6 April 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral West more like this
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Margaret Greenwood more like this
star this property uin 140792 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-09more like thismore than 2018-05-09
star this property answer text <p>Claimants may change their mind whether to take or decline a loan at any time. Should an eligible claimant decline the loan then later change their mind, they will also be entitled to receive payments back-dated to 6 April 2018, if required. There is no time limit set for a claimant to change their mind or for backdating their claim as long as the claimant remains eligible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse remove filter
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less than 2018-05-09T14:41:06.857Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-09T14:41:06.857Z
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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 Margaret Greenwood more like this