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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of (1) children, (2) adults, and (3) working families, living in poverty across the United Kingdom; and what long-term plan they have to prevent such poverty. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL954 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
star this property answer text <p>The most commonly used measure of poverty is relative low income.</p><p> </p><p>The latest statistics from the Households Below Average Income (HBAI) data series show that there are: 2.7 million children, 5.7 million working-age adults, and 2.1 million pensioners in relative low income in the United Kingdom on a ‘before housing costs’ (BHC) basis.</p><p>Analysis of the HBAI data shows that there are 2.1 million families in relative low income BHC where at least one adult member works at least part-time.</p><p>This Government is committed to tackling the root causes of poverty, thereby preventing the intergenerational cycle of disadvantage.</p><p> </p><p>This is why we repealed the income-related targets set out in the Child Poverty Act 2010 and replaced them with statutory measures that drive action on parental worklessness and children’s educational attainment – the two areas that we know can make the biggest difference to disadvantaged children, now and in the future.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Work and Pensions published Improving Lives: Helping Workless Families in April 2017. Here we set out further non-statutory indicators on a wider set of parental disadvantage and children’s outcomes, which will drive collective action on areas that matter in tackling disadvantage.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL955 more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T10:40:12.077Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T10:40:12.077Z
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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 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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 Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Buscombe on 13 July (HL Deb, cols 1296–98), what emphasis they place on the prevention of poverty; and how they are working to ensure that the prevention of poverty is prioritised by every Department. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL955 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 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
star this property answer text <p>The most commonly used measure of poverty is relative low income.</p><p> </p><p>The latest statistics from the Households Below Average Income (HBAI) data series show that there are: 2.7 million children, 5.7 million working-age adults, and 2.1 million pensioners in relative low income in the United Kingdom on a ‘before housing costs’ (BHC) basis.</p><p>Analysis of the HBAI data shows that there are 2.1 million families in relative low income BHC where at least one adult member works at least part-time.</p><p>This Government is committed to tackling the root causes of poverty, thereby preventing the intergenerational cycle of disadvantage.</p><p> </p><p>This is why we repealed the income-related targets set out in the Child Poverty Act 2010 and replaced them with statutory measures that drive action on parental worklessness and children’s educational attainment – the two areas that we know can make the biggest difference to disadvantaged children, now and in the future.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Work and Pensions published Improving Lives: Helping Workless Families in April 2017. Here we set out further non-statutory indicators on a wider set of parental disadvantage and children’s outcomes, which will drive collective action on areas that matter in tackling disadvantage.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL954 more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T10:40:12.14Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T10:40:12.14Z
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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 2016-06-15more like thismore than 2016-06-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Sector: Billing 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, in the light of the Office for National Statistics report on the levels of (1) persistent, and (2) overall, poverty rates in the United Kingdom, what new actions they intend to take to eradicate poverty and the causes of poverty in this Parliament. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL720 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 2016-06-29more like thismore than 2016-06-29
star this property answer text <p>This Government’s welfare reforms are focused on supporting people to find and keep work whilst ensuring that we are protecting the most vulnerable. At the end of the Parliament we will be spending over £60bn – 3% of GDP – supporting people on low incomes.</p><p> </p><p>We know that work is the best route out of poverty. Evidence shows that almost three-quarters of poor workless families who found full employment escaped poverty; and that the highest poverty exit rate of 75% was for families that moved from part to full employment. The number of children living in workless households is down by 449,000 since 2010</p><p> </p><p>Our new life chances approach to poverty and disadvantage will include a set of indicators to measure progress in tackling the root causes of poverty such as worklessness, educational attainment and family stability.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL721 more like this
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less than 2016-06-29T16:17:39.08Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-29T16:17:39.08Z
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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 2016-06-15more like thismore than 2016-06-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Libraries: Finance 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 what amount and proportion of funding from their poverty prevention programmes currently in operation has been allocated to (1) preventing the underlying causes of poverty, (2) dealing with emergency effects of poverty, (3) managing the ongoing effects of poverty, and (4) alleviating the effects of poverty, in (a) each of the last five years, and (b) to date in 2016. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL721 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 2016-06-29more like thismore than 2016-06-29
star this property answer text <p>This Government’s welfare reforms are focused on supporting people to find and keep work whilst ensuring that we are protecting the most vulnerable. At the end of the Parliament we will be spending over £60bn – 3% of GDP – supporting people on low incomes.</p><p> </p><p>We know that work is the best route out of poverty. Evidence shows that almost three-quarters of poor workless families who found full employment escaped poverty; and that the highest poverty exit rate of 75% was for families that moved from part to full employment. The number of children living in workless households is down by 449,000 since 2010</p><p> </p><p>Our new life chances approach to poverty and disadvantage will include a set of indicators to measure progress in tackling the root causes of poverty such as worklessness, educational attainment and family stability.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL720 more like this
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less than 2016-06-29T16:17:39.127Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-29T16:17:39.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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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 Universal Credit 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 what estimate they have made of the number of people who are yet to be moved to Universal Credit as part of the natural migration process; and what support will be available for vulnerable claimants, including those who have disabilities, during this process. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL11357 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 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>We are unable to forecast the number of people who are yet to naturally migrate to Universal Credit. This is because Natural Migration claimants are those who have had a relevant change of circumstances that would cause a new claim to be made to a different legacy benefit, but they cannot make such a claim to legacy benefits because these have been replaced by UC.</p><p> </p><p>We take seriously the need to support vulnerable claimants moving to Universal Credit. Work Coaches provide continuous support for all claimants, including vulnerable claimants throughout their journey.</p><p>Additionally we have introduced a number of measures to assist claimants during the transition to Universal Credit including: the removal of waiting days; the UC Transitional Housing payment; Universal Support; 100 per cent advances and a longer repayment period.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T15:21:39.167Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T15:21:39.167Z
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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 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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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
star this property hansard heading Poverty: Lone Parents 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 what plans they have to support lone-parent families living in poverty; and in particular, to tackle (1) high housing costs, (2) low-paid work, and (3) cuts to benefits and tax credits. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL13838 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
star this property answer text <p>There is clear evidence that work offers the best opportunity for families to move out of poverty and towards financial independence. Children of lone parent workless families are around 4 times more likely to be in poverty than those where their parent works full time. There are now over 1.2 million lone parents in work and this Government has introduced a number of changes to help lone parents address the challenges they face. Working parents on Universal Credit can have up to 85% of their childcare costs reimbursed – worth up to £1,108 per month for someone with two or more children. We have also introduced additional flexibility on support for up front childcare costs, increased work allowances and doubled free childcare available to working parents of 3 and 4 year olds to 30 hours per week. People on Universal Credit who earn above £542 a month are exempt from the benefit cap, and lone parents need to work just 16 hours a week to be eligible for Working Tax Credits and be exempt from the benefit cap.</p><p>This Government has introduced the National Living Wage which will increase again to £8.21 from April 2019. This is expected to benefit up to 2.4m people with the rise this April increasing a full-time worker’s annual pay by over £2,750 since its introduction. Our tax changes will make basic rate tax payers £1,075 better off in 2018-19 than in 2010-11. And we have provided around £1billion in Discretionary Housing Payment funding since 2011, enabling local authorities to protect the most vulnerable claimants</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-02-27T12:00:19.973Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T12:00:19.973Z
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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 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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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 State Retirement Pensions: Females 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 what plans they have to reinstate the deferred pensions of those women born in the 1950s who were meant to receive their pensions aged 60; and what assessment they have made of whether those women were given sufficient notice of the deferment. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL14515 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answer text <p>Successive governments of different political persuasions have taken the same approach to increased life expectancy and equality between 1995–2019. The Government has no plans to revisit the policy on women’s State Pension age as brought forward by the 1995 pensions Act or the 2011 Pensions Act, and does not intend to make further concessions. The changes in the 2011 Act occurred following a public Call for Evidence and extensive debates in Parliament. A concession limiting the increase in State Pension age under the 2011 Act in any individual case to 18 months, relative to the 1995 Act timetable, has already been made during the passage Act (at the cost of £1.1 billion).</p><p> </p><p>In the years after the 1995 legislation (1995 to 2011) this equalisation was frequently reported in the media and debated at length in parliament. People were notified with leaflets, an extensive advertising campaign was carried out, and later individual letters were posted out.</p><p> </p><p>Evidence submitted to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee ‘Communication of state pension age changes’ in 2016 noted that there were more than 600 mentions of State Pension age equalisation in the national broadsheet and tabloid press between 1993 and 2006, an average of just under one per week between 1993 and 2006. There were 54 mentions in the press in 1995, the year in which equalisation was legislated for. This was a significant event to change the age at which women received their State Pension that had existed since 1940. This was news worthy, particularly to those that it affected. Further media coverage occurred around the Pension Acts 2007, 2011 and 2014.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-03-25T13:57:39.41Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T13:57:39.41Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4564
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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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
star this property hansard heading Health 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 what assessment they have made of any lessons to be learnt for improving the environmental, social, economic and cultural well-being of people in all regions of the UK from the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL16526 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 relates to devolved matters therefore it is for the Welsh Government to consider any lessons learnt in respect of Wales.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T14:11:59.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T14:11:59.36Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4564
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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 Disadvantaged: Children and Young People 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, what assessment they have made of the report by Barnardo’s Overcoming Poverty of Hope, published on 8 July; and what steps they intend to take to improve how they (1) listen to, and (2) act upon, the concerns of younger generations. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL16973 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>We welcome the Overcoming Poverty of Hope report which provides valuable insight into young people’s views and concerns about their own future.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to providing support for young people so that everyone, no matter what their start is in life, is given the best chance of getting into work. The department has a variety of support for young people such as the Youth Obligation Support Programme which provides support tailored to the needs and ambitions of individual 18 to 21 year olds. We have been working with Barnardo’s to develop a pilot specifically for care leavers. The pilot offers enhanced work experience and a personal mentor to support the care leaver throughout the placement, building the skills and confidence needed to start a career.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T12:41:10.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T12:41:10.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4564
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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 Poverty 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, following the report by the Social Metrics Commission Measuring Poverty 2019, published in July, and the appointment of the new Prime Minister on 24 July, what plans they have to revise their strategy for tackling poverty. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL17580 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:23:29.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:23:29.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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