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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-03more like thismore than 2018-07-03
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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 Occupational Pensions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they have put in place to ensure auto-enrolment pension records are accurate; and what checks they require pension schemes to undertake to ensure the contribution payments are correct. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL9151 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 2018-07-10more like thismore than 2018-07-10
star this property answer text <p>Automatic enrolment has been a great success, with over 9.7 million employees enrolled and more than 1.2 million employers have met their duties to date. Government has put in place a robust, proportionate compliance framework. This is administered by The Pensions Regulator, and includes detailed regulatory guidance about how to comply with the law. An employer is required to select a qualifying pension scheme; enrol qualifying staff into that scheme, and deduct any contributions payable under automatic enrolment.</p><p> </p><p>Employers are also required to pay those contributions across to their chosen pension provider by a set deadline. Although the deadlines for contribution payments vary, depending on the type of scheme being used, there is an overall legal deadline of the twenty-second day of the following month; which aligns with the HMRC deadline for paying tax and National Insurance. <br></p><p>Qualifying pension schemes for automatic enrolment are subject to the same regulatory framework as all trust-based workplace pension schemes, also overseen by The Pensions Regulator. The Regulator has published codes of practice on its website setting out how trustees of defined contribution pension schemes and managers of personal pension schemes should monitor the payment of contributions; provide information to help members check their contributions; and report material payment failures to the Regulator.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL9152 more like this
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less than 2018-07-10T15:47:57.05Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-10T15:47:57.05Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4533
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann remove filter
934471
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-03more like thismore than 2018-07-03
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
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure pension schemes have an obligation to assess auto-enrolment pension scheme contributions regularly for accuracy, and to monitor error rates in contribution data; and what reassurance they are giving to members of such schemes that the amounts paid in on their behalf by their employers are correct. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL9152 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 2018-07-10more like thismore than 2018-07-10
star this property answer text <p>Automatic enrolment has been a great success, with over 9.7 million employees enrolled and more than 1.2 million employers have met their duties to date. Government has put in place a robust, proportionate compliance framework. This is administered by The Pensions Regulator, and includes detailed regulatory guidance about how to comply with the law. An employer is required to select a qualifying pension scheme; enrol qualifying staff into that scheme, and deduct any contributions payable under automatic enrolment.</p><p> </p><p>Employers are also required to pay those contributions across to their chosen pension provider by a set deadline. Although the deadlines for contribution payments vary, depending on the type of scheme being used, there is an overall legal deadline of the twenty-second day of the following month; which aligns with the HMRC deadline for paying tax and National Insurance. <br></p><p>Qualifying pension schemes for automatic enrolment are subject to the same regulatory framework as all trust-based workplace pension schemes, also overseen by The Pensions Regulator. The Regulator has published codes of practice on its website setting out how trustees of defined contribution pension schemes and managers of personal pension schemes should monitor the payment of contributions; provide information to help members check their contributions; and report material payment failures to the Regulator.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL9151 more like this
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less than 2018-07-10T15:47:57.097Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-10T15:47:57.097Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4533
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann remove filter
922965
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-12more like thismore than 2018-06-12
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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 Bereavement Benefits more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much was paid in Bereavement Benefits in (1) 2013–2014, (2) 2014–2015, (3) 2015–2016, and (4) 2016–2017. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL8538 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 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Benefit Expenditure and Caseload Tables are published by the department after each fiscal event and contain outturn and forecast expenditure for all Bereavement Related Benefits including Widow’s Pension (WP), Widowed Mother’s Allowance (WMA), Bereavement Allowance (BA), Widowed Parent’s Allowance (WPA) and Bereavement Support Payment (BSP). Table 1 shows expenditure on Bereavement Related Benefits for the requested years from the latest release of these tables published after Spring Statement 2018. Table 2 shows forecast expenditure on Bereavement Support Payments, also from the same source.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1: Outturn Expenditure, £m 2018/19 prices</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bereavement Related Benefits</p></td><td><p>629</p></td><td><p>607</p></td><td><p>601</p></td><td><p>576</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Table 2: Forecast Expenditure, £m, 2018/19 prices</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>2019/20</p></td><td><p>2020/21</p></td><td><p>2021/22</p></td><td><p>2022/23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bereavement Support Payment</p></td><td><p>115</p></td><td><p>199</p></td><td><p>206</p></td><td><p>203</p></td><td><p>198</p></td><td><p>195</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The department publishes caseload information on Bereavement Benefits and Widow’s Benefits recipients on on-line via Stat Xplore. These can be broken down by benefit type to show which claims have dependent children. Table 3 below shows caseload data from November of the requested years from Stat Xplore. The caseload is the number of claims in payment during the month in question.</p><p> </p><p>Table 3: Caseload</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p>Nov-13</p></td><td><p>Nov-14</p></td><td><p>Nov-15</p></td><td><p>Nov-16</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Caseload</p></td><td><p>WMA or WPA with dependent children</p></td><td><p>46,300</p></td><td><p>45,300</p></td><td><p>44,200</p></td><td><p>43,100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>WP, BA or WMA/WPA without dependent children</p></td><td><p>50,100</p></td><td><p>47,700</p></td><td><p>46,200</p></td><td><p>45,700</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The forecast volume of claimants for Bereavement Support Payment, broken down by whether the claim is Standard Rate or Higher Rate is shown in Table 4. Claimants with dependent children and entitled to Child Benefit, or who were pregnant, when their husband, wife or civil partner died will get the higher rate. These forecasts are consistent with the caseload forecasts published in the Spring Statement 2018 Benefit Expenditure and Caseload Tables, and represent average caseloads over the full financial year.</p><p> </p><p>Table 4: Bereavement Support Payment Forecast Caseload</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>2019/20</p></td><td><p>2020/21</p></td><td><p>2021/22</p></td><td><p>2022/23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Caseload - Standard Rate</p></td><td><p>19,000</p></td><td><p>49,000</p></td><td><p>53,000</p></td><td><p>53,000</p></td><td><p>54,000</p></td><td><p>53,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Caseload - Higher Rate</p></td><td><p>3,000</p></td><td><p>8,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL8539 more like this
HL8540 more like this
HL8541 more like this
HL8542 more like this
HL8589 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-06-26T14:48:47.737Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-26T14:48:47.737Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property tabling member
4533
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann remove filter
922966
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-12more like thismore than 2018-06-12
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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 Bereavement Support Payment more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what they estimate the costs of Bereavement Support Payments will be in the fiscal years (1) 2017–2018, (2) 2018–2019, (3) 2019–2020, (4) 2020–2021, (5) 2021–2022, and (6) 2022–2023. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL8539 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 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Benefit Expenditure and Caseload Tables are published by the department after each fiscal event and contain outturn and forecast expenditure for all Bereavement Related Benefits including Widow’s Pension (WP), Widowed Mother’s Allowance (WMA), Bereavement Allowance (BA), Widowed Parent’s Allowance (WPA) and Bereavement Support Payment (BSP). Table 1 shows expenditure on Bereavement Related Benefits for the requested years from the latest release of these tables published after Spring Statement 2018. Table 2 shows forecast expenditure on Bereavement Support Payments, also from the same source.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1: Outturn Expenditure, £m 2018/19 prices</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bereavement Related Benefits</p></td><td><p>629</p></td><td><p>607</p></td><td><p>601</p></td><td><p>576</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Table 2: Forecast Expenditure, £m, 2018/19 prices</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>2019/20</p></td><td><p>2020/21</p></td><td><p>2021/22</p></td><td><p>2022/23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bereavement Support Payment</p></td><td><p>115</p></td><td><p>199</p></td><td><p>206</p></td><td><p>203</p></td><td><p>198</p></td><td><p>195</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The department publishes caseload information on Bereavement Benefits and Widow’s Benefits recipients on on-line via Stat Xplore. These can be broken down by benefit type to show which claims have dependent children. Table 3 below shows caseload data from November of the requested years from Stat Xplore. The caseload is the number of claims in payment during the month in question.</p><p> </p><p>Table 3: Caseload</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p>Nov-13</p></td><td><p>Nov-14</p></td><td><p>Nov-15</p></td><td><p>Nov-16</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Caseload</p></td><td><p>WMA or WPA with dependent children</p></td><td><p>46,300</p></td><td><p>45,300</p></td><td><p>44,200</p></td><td><p>43,100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>WP, BA or WMA/WPA without dependent children</p></td><td><p>50,100</p></td><td><p>47,700</p></td><td><p>46,200</p></td><td><p>45,700</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The forecast volume of claimants for Bereavement Support Payment, broken down by whether the claim is Standard Rate or Higher Rate is shown in Table 4. Claimants with dependent children and entitled to Child Benefit, or who were pregnant, when their husband, wife or civil partner died will get the higher rate. These forecasts are consistent with the caseload forecasts published in the Spring Statement 2018 Benefit Expenditure and Caseload Tables, and represent average caseloads over the full financial year.</p><p> </p><p>Table 4: Bereavement Support Payment Forecast Caseload</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>2019/20</p></td><td><p>2020/21</p></td><td><p>2021/22</p></td><td><p>2022/23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Caseload - Standard Rate</p></td><td><p>19,000</p></td><td><p>49,000</p></td><td><p>53,000</p></td><td><p>53,000</p></td><td><p>54,000</p></td><td><p>53,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Caseload - Higher Rate</p></td><td><p>3,000</p></td><td><p>8,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL8538 more like this
HL8540 more like this
HL8541 more like this
HL8542 more like this
HL8589 more like this
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less than 2018-06-26T14:48:47.847Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-26T14:48:47.847Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4533
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann remove filter
922967
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-12more like thismore than 2018-06-12
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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 Bereavement Benefits more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many families with children received either Bereavement Benefit or Bereavement Support Payments in the fiscal years (1) 2013–2014, (2) 2014–2015, (3) 2015–2016, and (4) 2016–2017. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL8540 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 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Benefit Expenditure and Caseload Tables are published by the department after each fiscal event and contain outturn and forecast expenditure for all Bereavement Related Benefits including Widow’s Pension (WP), Widowed Mother’s Allowance (WMA), Bereavement Allowance (BA), Widowed Parent’s Allowance (WPA) and Bereavement Support Payment (BSP). Table 1 shows expenditure on Bereavement Related Benefits for the requested years from the latest release of these tables published after Spring Statement 2018. Table 2 shows forecast expenditure on Bereavement Support Payments, also from the same source.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1: Outturn Expenditure, £m 2018/19 prices</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bereavement Related Benefits</p></td><td><p>629</p></td><td><p>607</p></td><td><p>601</p></td><td><p>576</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Table 2: Forecast Expenditure, £m, 2018/19 prices</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>2019/20</p></td><td><p>2020/21</p></td><td><p>2021/22</p></td><td><p>2022/23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bereavement Support Payment</p></td><td><p>115</p></td><td><p>199</p></td><td><p>206</p></td><td><p>203</p></td><td><p>198</p></td><td><p>195</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The department publishes caseload information on Bereavement Benefits and Widow’s Benefits recipients on on-line via Stat Xplore. These can be broken down by benefit type to show which claims have dependent children. Table 3 below shows caseload data from November of the requested years from Stat Xplore. The caseload is the number of claims in payment during the month in question.</p><p> </p><p>Table 3: Caseload</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p>Nov-13</p></td><td><p>Nov-14</p></td><td><p>Nov-15</p></td><td><p>Nov-16</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Caseload</p></td><td><p>WMA or WPA with dependent children</p></td><td><p>46,300</p></td><td><p>45,300</p></td><td><p>44,200</p></td><td><p>43,100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>WP, BA or WMA/WPA without dependent children</p></td><td><p>50,100</p></td><td><p>47,700</p></td><td><p>46,200</p></td><td><p>45,700</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The forecast volume of claimants for Bereavement Support Payment, broken down by whether the claim is Standard Rate or Higher Rate is shown in Table 4. Claimants with dependent children and entitled to Child Benefit, or who were pregnant, when their husband, wife or civil partner died will get the higher rate. These forecasts are consistent with the caseload forecasts published in the Spring Statement 2018 Benefit Expenditure and Caseload Tables, and represent average caseloads over the full financial year.</p><p> </p><p>Table 4: Bereavement Support Payment Forecast Caseload</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>2019/20</p></td><td><p>2020/21</p></td><td><p>2021/22</p></td><td><p>2022/23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Caseload - Standard Rate</p></td><td><p>19,000</p></td><td><p>49,000</p></td><td><p>53,000</p></td><td><p>53,000</p></td><td><p>54,000</p></td><td><p>53,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Caseload - Higher Rate</p></td><td><p>3,000</p></td><td><p>8,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL8538 more like this
HL8539 more like this
HL8541 more like this
HL8542 more like this
HL8589 more like this
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less than 2018-06-26T14:48:47.95Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-26T14:48:47.95Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4533
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann remove filter
922968
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-12more like thismore than 2018-06-12
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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 Bereavement Support Payment more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many families with children they estimate will receive Bereavement Support Payments in the fiscal years (1) 2017–2018, (2) 2018–2019, (3) 2019–2020, (4) 2020–2021, (5) 2021–2022, and (6) 2022–2023. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL8541 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 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Benefit Expenditure and Caseload Tables are published by the department after each fiscal event and contain outturn and forecast expenditure for all Bereavement Related Benefits including Widow’s Pension (WP), Widowed Mother’s Allowance (WMA), Bereavement Allowance (BA), Widowed Parent’s Allowance (WPA) and Bereavement Support Payment (BSP). Table 1 shows expenditure on Bereavement Related Benefits for the requested years from the latest release of these tables published after Spring Statement 2018. Table 2 shows forecast expenditure on Bereavement Support Payments, also from the same source.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1: Outturn Expenditure, £m 2018/19 prices</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bereavement Related Benefits</p></td><td><p>629</p></td><td><p>607</p></td><td><p>601</p></td><td><p>576</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Table 2: Forecast Expenditure, £m, 2018/19 prices</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>2019/20</p></td><td><p>2020/21</p></td><td><p>2021/22</p></td><td><p>2022/23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bereavement Support Payment</p></td><td><p>115</p></td><td><p>199</p></td><td><p>206</p></td><td><p>203</p></td><td><p>198</p></td><td><p>195</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The department publishes caseload information on Bereavement Benefits and Widow’s Benefits recipients on on-line via Stat Xplore. These can be broken down by benefit type to show which claims have dependent children. Table 3 below shows caseload data from November of the requested years from Stat Xplore. The caseload is the number of claims in payment during the month in question.</p><p> </p><p>Table 3: Caseload</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p>Nov-13</p></td><td><p>Nov-14</p></td><td><p>Nov-15</p></td><td><p>Nov-16</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Caseload</p></td><td><p>WMA or WPA with dependent children</p></td><td><p>46,300</p></td><td><p>45,300</p></td><td><p>44,200</p></td><td><p>43,100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>WP, BA or WMA/WPA without dependent children</p></td><td><p>50,100</p></td><td><p>47,700</p></td><td><p>46,200</p></td><td><p>45,700</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The forecast volume of claimants for Bereavement Support Payment, broken down by whether the claim is Standard Rate or Higher Rate is shown in Table 4. Claimants with dependent children and entitled to Child Benefit, or who were pregnant, when their husband, wife or civil partner died will get the higher rate. These forecasts are consistent with the caseload forecasts published in the Spring Statement 2018 Benefit Expenditure and Caseload Tables, and represent average caseloads over the full financial year.</p><p> </p><p>Table 4: Bereavement Support Payment Forecast Caseload</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>2019/20</p></td><td><p>2020/21</p></td><td><p>2021/22</p></td><td><p>2022/23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Caseload - Standard Rate</p></td><td><p>19,000</p></td><td><p>49,000</p></td><td><p>53,000</p></td><td><p>53,000</p></td><td><p>54,000</p></td><td><p>53,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Caseload - Higher Rate</p></td><td><p>3,000</p></td><td><p>8,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL8538 more like this
HL8539 more like this
HL8540 more like this
HL8542 more like this
HL8589 more like this
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less than 2018-06-26T14:48:48.05Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-26T14:48:48.05Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-12more like thismore than 2018-06-12
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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 Bereavement Benefits more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people without children in full-time education received Bereavement Benefit in the fiscal years (1) 2013–2014, (2) 2014–2015, (3) 2015–2016, and (4) 2016–2017. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL8542 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 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Benefit Expenditure and Caseload Tables are published by the department after each fiscal event and contain outturn and forecast expenditure for all Bereavement Related Benefits including Widow’s Pension (WP), Widowed Mother’s Allowance (WMA), Bereavement Allowance (BA), Widowed Parent’s Allowance (WPA) and Bereavement Support Payment (BSP). Table 1 shows expenditure on Bereavement Related Benefits for the requested years from the latest release of these tables published after Spring Statement 2018. Table 2 shows forecast expenditure on Bereavement Support Payments, also from the same source.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1: Outturn Expenditure, £m 2018/19 prices</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bereavement Related Benefits</p></td><td><p>629</p></td><td><p>607</p></td><td><p>601</p></td><td><p>576</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Table 2: Forecast Expenditure, £m, 2018/19 prices</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>2019/20</p></td><td><p>2020/21</p></td><td><p>2021/22</p></td><td><p>2022/23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bereavement Support Payment</p></td><td><p>115</p></td><td><p>199</p></td><td><p>206</p></td><td><p>203</p></td><td><p>198</p></td><td><p>195</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The department publishes caseload information on Bereavement Benefits and Widow’s Benefits recipients on on-line via Stat Xplore. These can be broken down by benefit type to show which claims have dependent children. Table 3 below shows caseload data from November of the requested years from Stat Xplore. The caseload is the number of claims in payment during the month in question.</p><p> </p><p>Table 3: Caseload</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p>Nov-13</p></td><td><p>Nov-14</p></td><td><p>Nov-15</p></td><td><p>Nov-16</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Caseload</p></td><td><p>WMA or WPA with dependent children</p></td><td><p>46,300</p></td><td><p>45,300</p></td><td><p>44,200</p></td><td><p>43,100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>WP, BA or WMA/WPA without dependent children</p></td><td><p>50,100</p></td><td><p>47,700</p></td><td><p>46,200</p></td><td><p>45,700</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The forecast volume of claimants for Bereavement Support Payment, broken down by whether the claim is Standard Rate or Higher Rate is shown in Table 4. Claimants with dependent children and entitled to Child Benefit, or who were pregnant, when their husband, wife or civil partner died will get the higher rate. These forecasts are consistent with the caseload forecasts published in the Spring Statement 2018 Benefit Expenditure and Caseload Tables, and represent average caseloads over the full financial year.</p><p> </p><p>Table 4: Bereavement Support Payment Forecast Caseload</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>2019/20</p></td><td><p>2020/21</p></td><td><p>2021/22</p></td><td><p>2022/23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Caseload - Standard Rate</p></td><td><p>19,000</p></td><td><p>49,000</p></td><td><p>53,000</p></td><td><p>53,000</p></td><td><p>54,000</p></td><td><p>53,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Caseload - Higher Rate</p></td><td><p>3,000</p></td><td><p>8,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL8538 more like this
HL8539 more like this
HL8540 more like this
HL8541 more like this
HL8589 more like this
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less than 2018-06-26T14:48:48.087Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-26T14:48:48.087Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-13more like thismore than 2018-06-13
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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 Bereavement Support Payment more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many households without children in full-time education are expected to receive Bereavement Support Payments in the fiscal years (1) 2017–18, (2) 2018–19, (3) 2019–20, (4) 2020–21, (5) 2021–22, and (6) 2022–23. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL8589 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 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Benefit Expenditure and Caseload Tables are published by the department after each fiscal event and contain outturn and forecast expenditure for all Bereavement Related Benefits including Widow’s Pension (WP), Widowed Mother’s Allowance (WMA), Bereavement Allowance (BA), Widowed Parent’s Allowance (WPA) and Bereavement Support Payment (BSP). Table 1 shows expenditure on Bereavement Related Benefits for the requested years from the latest release of these tables published after Spring Statement 2018. Table 2 shows forecast expenditure on Bereavement Support Payments, also from the same source.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1: Outturn Expenditure, £m 2018/19 prices</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bereavement Related Benefits</p></td><td><p>629</p></td><td><p>607</p></td><td><p>601</p></td><td><p>576</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Table 2: Forecast Expenditure, £m, 2018/19 prices</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>2019/20</p></td><td><p>2020/21</p></td><td><p>2021/22</p></td><td><p>2022/23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bereavement Support Payment</p></td><td><p>115</p></td><td><p>199</p></td><td><p>206</p></td><td><p>203</p></td><td><p>198</p></td><td><p>195</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The department publishes caseload information on Bereavement Benefits and Widow’s Benefits recipients on on-line via Stat Xplore. These can be broken down by benefit type to show which claims have dependent children. Table 3 below shows caseload data from November of the requested years from Stat Xplore. The caseload is the number of claims in payment during the month in question.</p><p> </p><p>Table 3: Caseload</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p>Nov-13</p></td><td><p>Nov-14</p></td><td><p>Nov-15</p></td><td><p>Nov-16</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Caseload</p></td><td><p>WMA or WPA with dependent children</p></td><td><p>46,300</p></td><td><p>45,300</p></td><td><p>44,200</p></td><td><p>43,100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>WP, BA or WMA/WPA without dependent children</p></td><td><p>50,100</p></td><td><p>47,700</p></td><td><p>46,200</p></td><td><p>45,700</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The forecast volume of claimants for Bereavement Support Payment, broken down by whether the claim is Standard Rate or Higher Rate is shown in Table 4. Claimants with dependent children and entitled to Child Benefit, or who were pregnant, when their husband, wife or civil partner died will get the higher rate. These forecasts are consistent with the caseload forecasts published in the Spring Statement 2018 Benefit Expenditure and Caseload Tables, and represent average caseloads over the full financial year.</p><p> </p><p>Table 4: Bereavement Support Payment Forecast Caseload</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>2019/20</p></td><td><p>2020/21</p></td><td><p>2021/22</p></td><td><p>2022/23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Caseload - Standard Rate</p></td><td><p>19,000</p></td><td><p>49,000</p></td><td><p>53,000</p></td><td><p>53,000</p></td><td><p>54,000</p></td><td><p>53,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Caseload - Higher Rate</p></td><td><p>3,000</p></td><td><p>8,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL8538 more like this
HL8539 more like this
HL8540 more like this
HL8541 more like this
HL8542 more like this
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less than 2018-06-26T14:48:48.163Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-26T14:48:48.163Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-12-13more like thismore than 2016-12-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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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 Older Workers more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they have taken to facilitate employment for people (1) over 50, and (2) over 60. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL4053 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 2016-12-20more like thismore than 2016-12-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring that employers are aware of the wealth of skills and experience that older workers bring to the workplace. There is also a clear business need; by the 2030s over 50s will comprise over half of the UK adult working age population and employers increasingly need to employ and retain the skills and experience of older workers longer to remain competitive and avoid skills and labour shortages in the future.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has recently appointed the Business in the Community (BiTC) Age at Work Leadership Team led by Andy Briggs, Chief Executive of Aviva UK and Chairman of Global Life, as Business Champion for Older Workers to promote the benefits older people bring to employers. The BiTC team will actively promote the benefits of older workers to employers across England – influencing them both strategically and in terms of practical advice.</p><p> </p><p>Jobcentre Plus advisers have the flexibility to offer all claimants, including older people, a comprehensive menu of help which includes skills provision and job search support. All claimants who are long-term unemployed can access the tailored back to work support, on offer from the Work Programme.</p><p> </p><p>Jobcentre Plus also introduced an Older Claimant Champion in each of its seven Jobcentre Plus Groups in April 2015. These Champions work with Work Coaches and employer-facing staff to raise the profile of older workers, highlight the benefits of employing older jobseekers and share best practice.</p><p> </p><p>DWP is working with a range of organisations and employers to produce effective solutions and set up working groups of employers to look at improving the retention, retraining and recruitment of people age 50+. The Government will publish a new cross-government, employer-led national strategy which will set out the future direction of the Fuller Working Lives agenda early next year. The new strategy will be firmly grounded in “A New Vision for Older Workers: Retain, Retrain, Recruit”.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL4054 more like this
HL4055 more like this
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less than 2016-12-20T15:20:00.827Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-20T15:20:00.827Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-12-13more like thismore than 2016-12-13
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
star this property hansard heading Older Workers more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to comply with the recommendations of the report <i>A new vision for older workers</i>, published in March 2015; and when they will publish their response to the report. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL4054 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 2016-12-20more like thismore than 2016-12-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring that employers are aware of the wealth of skills and experience that older workers bring to the workplace. There is also a clear business need; by the 2030s over 50s will comprise over half of the UK adult working age population and employers increasingly need to employ and retain the skills and experience of older workers longer to remain competitive and avoid skills and labour shortages in the future.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has recently appointed the Business in the Community (BiTC) Age at Work Leadership Team led by Andy Briggs, Chief Executive of Aviva UK and Chairman of Global Life, as Business Champion for Older Workers to promote the benefits older people bring to employers. The BiTC team will actively promote the benefits of older workers to employers across England – influencing them both strategically and in terms of practical advice.</p><p> </p><p>Jobcentre Plus advisers have the flexibility to offer all claimants, including older people, a comprehensive menu of help which includes skills provision and job search support. All claimants who are long-term unemployed can access the tailored back to work support, on offer from the Work Programme.</p><p> </p><p>Jobcentre Plus also introduced an Older Claimant Champion in each of its seven Jobcentre Plus Groups in April 2015. These Champions work with Work Coaches and employer-facing staff to raise the profile of older workers, highlight the benefits of employing older jobseekers and share best practice.</p><p> </p><p>DWP is working with a range of organisations and employers to produce effective solutions and set up working groups of employers to look at improving the retention, retraining and recruitment of people age 50+. The Government will publish a new cross-government, employer-led national strategy which will set out the future direction of the Fuller Working Lives agenda early next year. The new strategy will be firmly grounded in “A New Vision for Older Workers: Retain, Retrain, Recruit”.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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HL4053 more like this
HL4055 more like this
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less than 2016-12-20T15:20:00.873Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-20T15:20:00.873Z
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