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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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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: Private Rented Housing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 9 April 2019 to Question 240482 on Universal Credit: Private Rented Housing, what meaningful changes have taken place. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 243334 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government has begun the process of engaging with the sector to tackle the problems faced by people renting in the private rented sector. We have seen positive changes from property sites who have committed to removing adverts with ‘No DSS’ wording and from lenders who have committed to removing mortgage restrictions that would prevent landlords from renting to tenants in receipt of housing support. This work is ongoing and we will continue to bring the sector together to tackle such practices.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, as stated by the Secretary of State on 11 January 2019, the Department has also committed to increasing the support available to private landlords. An on-line system for private landlords will be introduced so they can request, where necessary, that their tenants’ rent is paid directly to them.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-15T14:39:02.207Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T14:39:02.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1110573
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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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: Housing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that universal credit adequately supports social housing tenants paying rent weekly to meet their obligations in relation to the 53 week year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 242667 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>No year contains 53 weeks. This perceived issue of their being 53 weeks in a year arises where a landlord charges rent weekly on a Monday and, because of the way the calendar falls every 5 or 6 years, seeks 53 rent payments in a year, with the 53rd payment in part covering the tenancy for the first few days of the following year.</p><p>Universal Credit payments are designed to mirror the world of work, with monthly payments reflecting the way many working people are paid. This model of monthly payments allows claimants to take responsibility for budgeting their own income and helps prepare them for getting back to work. The Money and Pension Service can provide debt advice and money guidance to claimants if they need support managing their monthly Universal Credit payments.</p><p>We are aware of a separate issue with respect to the way the calculation in the Universal Credit regulations converts a weekly liability into a monthly allowance. The conversion is achieved by multiplying the weekly rent by 52 and then dividing by 12. This effectively means one day’s rent a year (two days in a leap years) are not covered by UC. We are currently considering whether this formulation around weekly rents, and potentially other weekly amounts in the UC calculation, should be amended.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-15T14:48:11.82Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T14:48:11.82Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1111029
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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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 Local Housing Allowance: Greater London more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason the shared accommodation rate in the central London broad rental market area will not receive the three per cent uplift through targeted affordability funding in 2019-20. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westminster North more like this
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Ms Karen Buck more like this
star this property uin 243314 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Targeted affordability funding is allocated to those rates that have diverged the furthest from local rents. All 960 Local Housing Allowance rates are ranked according to the share of the market they afford, starting with the most divergent and the funding is then applied.</p><p> </p><p>The shared accommodation rate in the central London Broad Rental Market Area was increased via targeted affordability funding in both 2017/18 and 2018/19. In 2019/20 this rate was not eligible for targeted affordability funding as it no longer fell within the range of rates that have diverged the most from local rents.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-15T14:33:31.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T14:33:31.763Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Karen Buck more like this
1111031
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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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 Local Housing Allowance: Greater London more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants are in receipt of the shared accommodation rate of local housing allowance in the central London broad rental market area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westminster North more like this
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Ms Karen Buck more like this
star this property uin 243315 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As of November 2018, 380 households were in receipt of the shared accommodation rate of local housing allowance in the Central London BRMA. This does not include households who are in receipt of the housing element of Universal Credit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-15T14:51:37.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T14:51:37.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Karen Buck more like this
1111033
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star this property date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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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 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of the 192 shared accommodation rates of local housing allowance have been uprated as a result of the targeted affordability fund in each year since this was introduced. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westminster North more like this
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Ms Karen Buck more like this
star this property uin 243316 more like this
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star this property answer text <p><strong>The information requested is in the table below.</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Shared Accommodation Rates</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Proportion</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/2018</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>22 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>11%</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/2019</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>60</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>31%</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2019/2020</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>87</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>45%</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-15T14:47:10.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T14:47:10.017Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Karen Buck more like this
1111037
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star this property date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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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 Local Housing Allowance: Greater London more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will direct the Valuation Office Agency to undertake research into the reasons why low numbers of rooms in London are available for letting (a) at and (b) below the shared accommodation rate of local housing allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westminster North more like this
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Ms Karen Buck more like this
star this property uin 243317 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>There are no plans to ask the Valuation Office Agency to undertake any research in this area.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-15T14:55:01.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T14:55:01.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Karen Buck more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Croydon more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she had made of the effect of the roll out of universal credit on child poverty in working families in the London borough of Croydon . more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
star this property uin 241434 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We have not made an assessment at this level.</p><p> </p><p>The best way to help people improve their lives is through employment, and people on Universal Credit move into work faster and stay in work longer. We are committed to helping the most vulnerable to improve their life chances by tackling the root causes of poverty, and ensuring that children have the best possible start in life.</p><p> </p><p>We want to see child poverty falling, and we remain determined to tackle it. We will look at what more can be done to help the most vulnerable and improve their life chances by tackling the root causes of poverty, ensuring that children have the best possible start in life.</p><p> </p><p>That is why we have recently implemented a £1000 increase in Work Allowance rates as part of a package worth £1.7 billion in 2023/24 to some of the most vulnerable low paid working families. It will increase the amount that hardworking families can earn before Universal Credit is tapered away, providing 2.4 million working families with an extra £630 a year.</p><p> </p><p>A child growing up in a home where all the adults work is around five times less likely to be in poverty than a home in which no one is working.</p><p> </p><p>It is also worth noting that absolute and relative poverty rates for children in London are lower than in 2010, on both a before and after housing cost basis.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-15T14:44:24.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T14:44:24.117Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the consultation on changes to the collection of child maintenance arrears, launched in December 2017, how many responses her Department received, and how many of those responses opposed the proposal to write off historical arrears. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Tyneside more like this
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Mary Glindon more like this
star this property uin 241426 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The consultation closed on 8 February 2018. We received a total of 99 responses, 11 from organisations and 88 from private individuals (of which 21 identified themselves as paying parents, and 24 as receiving parents). Respondents were asked 15 question, four of which discussed the proposal to write off historical arrears.</p><p>Accurately assessing the number of responses opposed specifically to the proposal to write off historical arrears is not straightforward. Not all respondents chose to answer the specific questions, and a large number of responses were about individual case circumstances, and didn’t raise issues within the scope of the consultation. Of the nine responses which were focused on the scope of the consultation, four opposed the write off and three had a mixed view.</p><p>The Government published a detailed response to this consultation on 12 July 2018, accessible through the link below.</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/724358/response-child-maintenance-compliance-and-arrears-strategy-consultation.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/724358/response-child-maintenance-compliance-and-arrears-strategy-consultation.pdf</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-15T10:44:41.603Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T10:44:41.603Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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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 Child Maintenance Service: Complaints more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints have been logged with the Child Maintenance Service for each year since 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 242878 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The latest statistics on complaints received by the Child Maintenance Service are published in Table 17 of the Child Maintenance Service statistics, which highlights the number of complaints received by the Child Maintenance Service each quarter. It is available online at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-on-the-2012-statutory-child-maintenance-scheme" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-on-the-2012-statutory-child-maintenance-scheme</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-15T14:55:31.18Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T14:55:31.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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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 Children: Maintenance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many open cases (a) the Child Maintenance Service, and (b) the Child Support Agency have had each year since 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 242879 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The latest statistics on the number of child maintenance arrangements managed by the Child Maintenance Service are published in Table 4 of the Child Maintenance Service: August 2013 to September 2018 (experimental) publication, available online at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-maintenance-service-august-2013-to-september-2018-experimental" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-maintenance-service-august-2013-to-september-2018-experimental</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The latest statistics on the number of cases managed by the Child Support Agency are published in Table 1 of the Child Support Agency quarterly summary of Statistics which are currently available up to December 2018.</p><p>They can be accessed online at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-support-agency-quarterly-summary-of-statistics-december-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-support-agency-quarterly-summary-of-statistics-december-2018</a>.”</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-15T10:34:41.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T10:34:41.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this