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star this property date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason the taper that is applied to wages is not applied to pensions in relation to universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The taper is the rate at which Universal Credit is reduced to take account of earnings. It is specifically for in work claimants and linked to earnings to incentivise work, and those in work to earn more. Universal Credit has a single taper of 63 per cent so payments reduce in a transparent and predictable way as earnings increase. Universal Credit is a means tested benefit, and income other than earnings, such as pensions, is taken fully into account in the assessment of Universal Credit. This is consistent with how legacy means tested benefits such as Employment and Support Allowance, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Income Support treat pension income. Therefore it would not be consistent to extend the earnings taper to pensions income and doing so would also undermine the incentives to work for people of working age.</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 2018-11-12T18:05:06.27Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T18:05:06.27Z
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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 Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-02more like thismore than 2016-11-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
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, when he plans to make an announcement on the timetable for the future roll-out of universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis remove filter
star this property uin 51677 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 2016-11-07more like thismore than 2016-11-07
star this property answer text <p>The next stages of the delivery of Universal Credit were set out by the Work and Pensions Secretary in a Written Statement to Parliament on 20 July. The rollout schedule from May 2016 through to March 2017 can be found here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/539516/universal-credit-transition-rollout-schedule-phase-1-to-3-2016-to-2017.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/539516/universal-credit-transition-rollout-schedule-phase-1-to-3-2016-to-2017.pdf</a></p><p>Further details of the sites rolling out from April 2017 will be announced later this year.</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 2016-11-07T16:34:58.217Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-07T16:34:58.217Z
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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 Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-27more like thismore than 2017-03-27
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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
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the effect of universal credit on the number of children in households with less than 60 per cent of median income when roll-out is completed, excluding potential dynamic effects on employment and earnings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis remove filter
star this property uin 69316 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-30more like thismore than 2017-03-30
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister has set out clearly that she is committed to building a country that works for everyone – not just the privileged few. Tackling child poverty and disadvantage is a priority for this government.</p><p> </p><p>We know that work is the best route out of poverty, and Universal Credit is designed to strengthen incentives for parents to move into and progress in work. Ignoring the impact that Universal Credit has on incentivising work and raising the incomes of families is inappropriate.</p><p> </p><p>The impact of Universal Credit cannot be considered in isolation– it is a key component of a broader strategy to move Britain to a higher wage, lower welfare, lower tax society.</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 2017-03-30T15:03:52.127Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-30T15:03:52.127Z
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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 Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-27more like thismore than 2017-10-27
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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
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many alternative payment arrangements have been made in each month since April 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis remove filter
star this property uin 110061 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 2017-11-01more like thismore than 2017-11-01
star this property answer text <p>The latest available information on alternative payment arrangements can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/universal-credit-statistics-on-alternative-payment-arrangements" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/universal-credit-statistics-on-alternative-payment-arrangements</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The latest available information on managed payments to landlords can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/universal-credit-29-apr-2013-to-10-aug-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/universal-credit-29-apr-2013-to-10-aug-2017</a>.</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 2017-11-01T15:35:26.767Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-01T15:35:26.767Z
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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 Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
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 Answer of 30 March 2017 to Question 69316, on universal credit, what plans he has to ensure that the children of people who are not incentivised to work by universal credit do not live in poverty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis remove filter
star this property uin 111548 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-13more like thismore than 2017-11-13
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit incentivises work for everybody. Work is the best route out of poverty, and Universal Credit supports parents to move into and progress in work, and raises the income of families.</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 2017-11-13T17:27:59.773Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-13T17:27:59.773Z
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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 Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-06more like thismore than 2017-12-06
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many times Jobcentre Plus staff have applied the discretion defined in regulation 99 of the Universal Credit Regulations 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis remove filter
star this property uin 118012 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</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 2017-12-11T13:10:02.473Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-11T13:10:02.473Z
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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 Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-06more like thismore than 2017-12-06
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
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, for what reasons Jobcentre Plus implementation of regulation 99 of the Universal Credit Regulations 2013 defaults to a 14-day unfit period rather than the number of days specified in a fit note. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis remove filter
star this property uin 118013 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 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
star this property answer text <p>Regulation 99 requires work search and work availability requirements to be suspended for up to 14 days to account for a period of sickness. Outside of these set periods, work coaches have the discretion to tailor work search and availability requirements taking into consideration the details on the fit note. Until the claimant has their Work capability Assessment, whilst they are in receipt of a fit note, we will not ask them to take up work.</p><p> </p><p>Regulation 99 applies for the first 2 spells of sickness in a rolling 12 month period. On the third and subsequent spells of sickness the work coach will apply discretion from the outset, taking into consideration the details on the fit note.</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 2017-12-11T18:11:01.18Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-11T18:11:01.18Z
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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 Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-06more like thismore than 2018-07-06
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the online journal for universal credit; and whether her Department has plans to improve the journals for benefits claimants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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star this property uin 161553 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-11more like thismore than 2018-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The recently published Claimant Survey shows claimants are largely very positive about key aspects of the digital service, such as the journal. Overall, eight in ten (79 per cent) claimants said they found the journal easy to use, while three quarters (75 per cent) said it was a useful way to keep a record of their progress. A similar proportion (74 per cent) said the journal was a useful way to communicate with their work coach, while 68 per cent said they use it to keep evidence of their job seeking or work preparation activity.</p><p> </p><p>As part of our test and learn approach to Universal Credit, we update and improve the full service every two weeks, for example, a recent update gave claimants the ability to apply for an advance through their online account. These updates can include changes to the journal, adding functionality and improving ease of use.</p><p> </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 2018-07-11T16:46:16.677Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-11T16:46:16.677Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-25more like thismore than 2018-10-25
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria her Department uses to determine the repayment rates for Advance Payments awarded to people struggling financially who are in receipt of universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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star this property uin 183941 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-30more like thismore than 2018-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit advances must be repaid in either a maximum of 12 months (for new claim, benefit transfer and budgeting advances) or 6 months (for a change of circumstances advances). The amount of the advance awarded is divided by either up to 6 or 12 to get the appropriate monthly repayment rate.</p><p> </p><p>This is explained in the advance award discussion with the claimant to make sure they can afford to repay the advance. However, if a claimant wishes, they can pay it back in less than the maximum number of months available, as long as the monthly repayment does not exceed the maximum repayment rate of a claimant’s standard allowance, which as a result of the 2018 Autumn Budget will be reduced from 40% to 30%.</p><p> </p><p>If during the recovery of an advance the claimant experiences an unforeseen expense that would cause them or their family genuine hardship if they were required to continue to repay the advance, then they can be offered a deferral period of the repayment of the advance of up to 3 months for a new claim, benefit transfer or change of circumstance advance and up to 6 months for a budgeting advance.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-10-30T18:07:05.587Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-30T18:07:05.587Z
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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 Dan Jarvis more like this