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star this property date less than 2017-10-30more like thismore than 2017-10-30
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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 Universal Credit remove filter
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 by what methods they make it generally known that Universal Credit applicants can ask for 50 per cent advances, or other forms of emergency assistance, when faced with serious cash problems. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2683 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>Any need for an advance payment or other financial or budgeting support is established at the outset of a claim for Universal Credit. In the initial new claim interview, work coaches are trained to offer personal budgeting support and assess whether claimants need help to manage until their first Universal Credit payment. We have taken steps to increase awareness of this support by amending guidance to ensure that claimants are aware at the start of their claim of the maximum amount they can receive and repayment period as an advance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-11-13T14:57:43.237Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-13T14:57:43.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1036898
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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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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 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 are the salaries of employees on Universal Credit who are paid twice within a month, in particular over the Christmas period, being treated for the purposes of benefits payments; and what steps are being taken to prevent such employees being disadvantaged. more like this
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Lord McNicol of West Kilbride more like this
star this property uin HL12540 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit payments reflect, as closely as possible, the actual circumstances of a household during each monthly assessment period. Assessment periods allow for Universal Credit awards to be adjusted on a monthly basis, ensuring that if a claimant’s income falls, they do not have to wait several months for a rise in their Universal Credit award.</p><p> </p><p>Some claimants receive earnings from work multiple times within an assessment period if they are paid via four-weekly, fortnightly, or weekly patterns. This in turn may reduce, or in some cases, nil the Universal Credit award the claimant receives that month. Claimants can always discuss the implications of this with their case managers and work coaches and can be referred to Personal Budgeting Support to help them manage their budgeting.</p><p> </p><p>If a claimant’s Universal Credit claim is closed due to this, claimants can re-claim the following month via a more simplified process than for an initial claim. We have produced guidance to help ensure claimants, staff and representatives are aware of the importance of reporting accurate dates and the impact on payment cycles, which is attached with this reply.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is working with employers to ensure that they use the most appropriate payment practices and comply with RTI guidelines in order to minimise the incidence of erroneous or late reporting by employers. HMRC have recently updated guidance to reiterate to employers the importance of reporting accurate dates and the impact on payment cycles; the Financial Secretary to the Treasury is working closely with HMRC and employers to do this.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T15:36:52.127Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T15:36:52.127Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property file name gov.uk UC earnings patterns.pdf more like this
star this property title UC Earning Patterns more like this
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4702
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord McNicol of West Kilbride more like this
1017033
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
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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 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 Universal Credit claimants have additional support needs; and how are such claimants identified, monitored and supported. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL11878 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 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not currently held in a consistent format by the Department.</p><p> </p><p>We are continuously reviewing and improving the service for vulnerable people who claim Universal Credit to ensure that it is accessible and responsive to their needs.</p><p> </p><p>To assist identification and claimant support, each Jobcentre Plus site has a complex needs toolkit in place. These are maintained and reviewed locally and contain a named single point of contact for areas such as Homelessness, Care leavers and Prison leavers.</p><p> </p><p>Work coaches receive training to help them identify and support vulnerable claimants, building a relationship to encourage claimants to openly discuss any concerns or problems as they emerge. We have introduced a function to ‘pin’ key profile notes so they are instantly visible to all staff helping a claimant.</p><p> </p><p>To help claimants who may struggle using online services or managing a monthly payment, Universal Support is available. This is advice, assistance or support to help Universal Credit claimants with managing their claim or award of Universal Credit administered by Citizen’s Advice following our brand new partnership.</p><p> </p><p>We have also increased the numbers of Disability Employment Advisers who now provide additional support to the work coaches so they can better personalise support as we continuously improve the offer available.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-12-12T14:56:09.52Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T14:56:09.52Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4181
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
1127016
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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 Universal Credit remove filter
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 applicants for Universal Credit have made their application by means other than the online application system since its introduction; and what are the available methods for doing so. more like this
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Baroness Sherlock more like this
star this property uin HL15777 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>The Universal Credit Full Service Claimant Survey found that 98 per cent of claimants claimed online.</p><p> </p><p>For those claimants who are unable to access or use our digital services, assistance to make and maintain their claim is available via the Freephone Universal Credit helpline. Face-to-face support is also available in Jobcentres. In exceptional circumstances, a home visit can be arranged to support a claimant in making and maintaining their claim.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, the Citizens Advice Help to Claim service offers tailored, practical support to help people make a Universal Credit claim and receive their first full correct payment on time. It is available online, over the phone and face to face through local Citizens Advice services across Great Britain.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:36:32.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:36:32.907Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4147
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sherlock more like this
1064215
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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 Universal Credit remove filter
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 applications for Universal Credit Split Payments in the last 12 months were (1) made, and (2) declined. more like this
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Lord Fink more like this
star this property uin HL13862 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 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
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 printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-03-05T14:52:31.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-05T14:52:31.173Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Fink more like this
778080
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star this property date less than 2017-10-26more like thismore than 2017-10-26
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
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 couple households in the UK were in receipt of Universal Credit, and in how many of those households both partners were in paid work for at least 16 hours per week, in (1) 2014–15, (2) 2015–16, and (3) 2016–17. more like this
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Baroness Sherlock more like this
star this property uin HL2625 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 2017-11-02more like thismore than 2017-11-02
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-11-02T14:55:21.527Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-02T14:55:21.527Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4147
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sherlock more like this
1087534
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star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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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 remove filter
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 couples (1) with, and (2) without, dependent children are receiving Universal Credit in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales, and (d) Northern Ireland. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL14457 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 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold information on persons claiming Universal Credit in Northern Ireland. The available data is published at Stat Xplore.</p><p>The table below shows the number of couples in England, Wales and Scotland, with and without child dependants who are receiving Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Couple, no child dependant</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Couple, with child dependant(s)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>England</strong></p></td><td><p>39,798</p></td><td><p>105,955</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Wales</strong></p></td><td><p>2,502</p></td><td><p>5,511</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Scotland</strong></p></td><td><p>4,683</p></td><td><p>9,914</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Great Britain</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>46,987</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>121,385</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Source:</strong> Households on Universal Credit</p><p> </p><p><strong>Notes:</strong></p><ol><li>Statistical disclosure control has been applied to this table to avoid the release of confidential data. Totals may not sum due to the disclosure control applied.</li><li>A count date of the second Thursday of the month is used when calculating the statistics for the people on Universal Credit.</li><li>Further information on the background and methodology can be accessed via our latest statistical release.</li><li>These figures are provisional. These figures will be subject to revision in subsequent releases. It is expected that overall provisional figures will be within two per cent of their revised figure in future releases. Figures relating to the employment breakdown will be also be subject to revision.</li><li>The DWP does not hold this information for Northern Ireland. The responsibility for statistics in Northern Ireland lies with the Department for Communities.</li></ol>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-03-25T12:03:12.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T12:03:12.737Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
897073
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star this property date less than 2018-05-02more like thismore than 2018-05-02
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
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 claiming Universal Credit incur childcare costs above £760.42 per month for one child or £1303.57 for two or more children. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Durham more like this
star this property uin HL7497 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-17more like thismore than 2018-05-17
star this property answer text <p>The information on childcare costs incurred by families claiming Universal Credit is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>DWP has not carried out an assessment of the effect on childcare providers of payment in arrears of Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>Where claimants start work or increase their working hours, we offer extra support to enable them to pay upfront childcare costs: for example, claimants may be eligible to receive an advance of their future Universal Credit entitlement, which is interest free and can be repaid over a period of 12 months. Work coaches work with our claimants to ensure that where this is taken up, that repayments are manageable.</p><p> </p><p>For claimants ineligible to receive a budgeting advance, the Flexible Support Fund may also offer assistance. This fund allows us to provide flexible and discretionary non-repayable support to claimants in financial need to move into work and can be used to help claimants to meet upfront childcare costs so that they can accept offers of work.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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HL7498 more like this
HL7499 more like this
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less than 2018-05-17T12:08:51.35Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-17T12:08:51.35Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4312
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Durham more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
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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 in receipt of Universal Credit affected by any reductions in income caused by the managed migration roll out they estimate have children of school age. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL10634 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 2018-10-29more like thismore than 2018-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The regulations to enact managed migration will come before Parliament this autumn and are subject to parliamentary approval.</p><p> </p><p>These regulations include transitional protection for claimants which will mean that no one will have a reduced benefit entitlement at the point that they move over to Universal Credit as a result of managed migration. They also provide additional protection to claimants receiving a Severe Disability Premium, to ensure they are not moved onto Universal Credit ahead of managed migration, and to provide financial protection to those claimants who have already moved over.</p><p>In the legacy system there are £2.4bn of unclaimed benefits not taken up by people who need them, because they do not know about them. These regulations will ensure that 700,000 more people will get paid their full entitlement under Universal Credit, worth an average of £285 per month.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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HL10632 more like this
HL10633 more like this
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less than 2018-10-29T16:19:10.56Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-29T16:19:10.56Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
1029612
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star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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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 Universal Credit remove filter
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 people who begin to apply for Universal Credit do not complete the process; and what assessment they have made of the possible reasons why those people do not complete that process. more like this
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Baroness Donaghy more like this
star this property uin HL12498 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
star this property answer text <p>Based on our internal data for March 2018, in total 28 per cent of claims do not complete the process.</p><p> </p><p>Of this figure around 8 per cent of claims were closed due to non-entitlement, for example because of capital or not passing the Habitual Residence Test. The remainder (around 19 per cent<strong><em>*</em></strong>) were closed due to non-compliance with the process, for example failure to sign a Claimant Commitment and failing to provide evidence to support their claim.</p><p> </p><p><strong><em>*</em></strong> percentages do not add up to 28 per cent due to rounding</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-01-10T17:11:54.513Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-10T17:11:54.513Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Donaghy more like this