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star this property date less than 2017-04-26more like thismore than 2017-04-26
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care remove filter
unstar 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 Education, what proportion of families in Bolsover constituency are in receipt of 15-hours a week of free childcare for three and four-year olds. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolsover more like this
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Mr Dennis Skinner more like this
unstar this property uin 72011 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-05-02more like thismore than 2017-05-02
star this property answer text <p><B>The House of Commons was prorogued before the earliest date of answer for this Question.</B></p> more like this
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less than 2017-05-02T10:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2017-05-02T10:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Dennis Skinner more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care remove filter
unstar 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 Health, what plans his Department has to ensure that looked after children have access to specialist mental health support. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
unstar this property uin 1610 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 2015-06-16more like thismore than 2015-06-16
star this property answer text <p>The Department of Health and the Department for Education jointly published <em>Promoting the health and well-being of looked-after children: Statutory guidance for local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and NHS England</em> on 17 March 2015. This includes guidance for clinical commissioning groups, local authorities and NHS England to ensure that Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and other services provide targeted and dedicated support to looked-after children according to need.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2015-06-16T14:23:04.863Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-16T14:23:04.863Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
855763
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-05more like thismore than 2018-03-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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: Day Care remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 much has been spent on the childcare element of (a) tax credits and (b) universal credit in (i) total and (ii) in each region in each of the past five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell more like this
unstar this property uin 131068 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 2018-03-14more like thismore than 2018-03-14
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p>Responsibility for Tax Credits statistics lies with Her Majesty’s Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-03-14T17:12:51.55Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-14T17:12:51.55Z
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4014
unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4263
unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
855969
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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: Day Care remove filter
unstar 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 families in each region were in receipt of the childcare element of (a) tax credits and (b) universal credit in the most recent year for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell more like this
unstar this property uin 131135 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 2018-03-14more like thismore than 2018-03-14
star this property answer text <p>The available information on the number of households in receipt of the childcare element of Universal Credit is published and can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a>.</p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html</a></p><p> </p><p>Responsibility for Tax Credits statistics lies with Her Majesty’s Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-03-14T15:07:28.063Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-14T15:07:28.063Z
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4014
unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4263
unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
885208
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-17more like thismore than 2018-04-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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: Day Care remove filter
unstar 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 resources her Department has allocated to support the knowledge development of work coaches to encourage people to work in the childcare sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell more like this
unstar this property uin 136073 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 2018-04-25more like thismore than 2018-04-25
star this property answer text <p>DWP’s National Employer and Partnership Team have been working with the Department of Education to publicise working in the childcare sector. This information is available to all work coaches, who will share it with claimants where it is appropriate to their circumstances.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-04-25T10:26:07.093Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-25T10:26:07.093Z
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4014
unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4263
unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
909338
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-22more like thismore than 2018-05-22
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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: Day Care remove filter
unstar 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 assessment of the effectiveness of support provided to parents for the cost of childcare under universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
unstar this property uin 146826 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 2018-05-31more like thismore than 2018-05-31
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit is designed to strengthen incentives for all of our claimants, including parents, to move into and progress in work, and it is working. There are now 11.5 million parents in work (a rate of 82.4%), while 67.4% of lone parents are now in employment.</p><p> </p><p>The Government now provides more support than ever before to help parents with the costs of childcare, including providing 15 hours a week of free childcare in England for all 3 and 4 year olds and disadvantaged 2 year olds, and doubling free childcare available for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds to 30 hours a week. We have also increased the level of support for childcare costs within Universal Credit from 70% to 85%, its highest ever level. This gives parents up to £646.35 per month for one child and £1108.04 per month for two or more children.</p><p> </p><p>We know that the longer someone is out of the jobs market, the harder it can be to return when they are ready. That is why, unlike legacy means-tested benefits, Universal Credit does not have a minimum of 16 hours per week to be entitled to the Universal Credit childcare offer. Instead, it supports the Universal Credit principle that work pays, regardless of the number of hours worked. Parents will also be helped to prepare for work when their youngest child is two, and look for work when they are three. This will give them the best chance of finding a job which fits in with their caring responsibilities. Work-related requirements are tailored to individual circumstances and compatible with child care responsibilities. Work coaches can consider caring responsibilities when setting availability and work search hours. This will also include work preparation activities.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-05-31T13:21:37.84Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-31T13:21:37.84Z
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4014
unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4006
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
927973
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-20more like thismore than 2018-06-20
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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: Day Care remove filter
unstar 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 Treasury's response to the Treasury Committee's Ninth Report of Session 2017-19 on Childcare, if she will publish the internal analysis on families reaching the Universal Credit childcare costs support cap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Batley and Spen more like this
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Tracy Brabin more like this
unstar this property uin 155896 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 2018-06-25more like thismore than 2018-06-25
star this property answer text <p>There are no plans to publish this analysis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-06-25T15:25:21.88Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-25T15:25:21.88Z
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4014
unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tracy Brabin more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-25more like thismore than 2018-06-25
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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: Day Care remove filter
unstar 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 support her Department offers families in receipt of universal credit to meet the cost of childcare deposits. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
unstar this property uin 157204 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 2018-07-02more like thismore than 2018-07-02
star this property answer text <p>DWP continues to continuously improve the Universal Credit experience for claimants and to ensure that they are supported throughout their journey. For those with children, this includes ensuring that help with up front childcare costs is available for Universal Credit households with a low income.</p><p> </p><p>Claimants with a firm job offer can claim Universal Credit Childcare costs up to 1 month prior to starting work to enable their children to settle into a new routine. We also offer extra support to enable parents to pay upfront childcare costs or deposits: for example, claimants may be eligible to receive an advance of their future Universal Credit entitlement, which is interest free. Work coaches and claimants work together to ensure that, where this is taken up, repayments are affordable and manageable.</p><p> </p><p>If a budgeting advance is not appropriate, the Flexible Support Fund may also provide assistance. Payments from this fund are non-repayable, and are managed locally to provide tailored and targeted support for claimants to move into work.</p><p> </p><p>From February 2018, Universal Credit claimants have been able to upload digital copies of their childcare cost receipts or invoices through their online Universal Credit account: most claimants reporting their in-month childcare costs are not asked to provide further evidence.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
157205 more like this
157206 more like this
157617 more like this
157618 more like this
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less than 2018-07-02T16:24:06.357Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-02T16:24:06.357Z
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4014
unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4518
unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
930984
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star this property date less than 2018-06-25more like thismore than 2018-06-25
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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: Day Care remove filter
unstar 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 her Department has taken to reduce the waiting time for the reimbursement of upfront childcare deposits for families in receipt of universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
unstar this property uin 157206 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 2018-07-02more like thismore than 2018-07-02
star this property answer text <p>DWP continues to continuously improve the Universal Credit experience for claimants and to ensure that they are supported throughout their journey. For those with children, this includes ensuring that help with up front childcare costs is available for Universal Credit households with a low income.</p><p> </p><p>Claimants with a firm job offer can claim Universal Credit Childcare costs up to 1 month prior to starting work to enable their children to settle into a new routine. We also offer extra support to enable parents to pay upfront childcare costs or deposits: for example, claimants may be eligible to receive an advance of their future Universal Credit entitlement, which is interest free. Work coaches and claimants work together to ensure that, where this is taken up, repayments are affordable and manageable.</p><p> </p><p>If a budgeting advance is not appropriate, the Flexible Support Fund may also provide assistance. Payments from this fund are non-repayable, and are managed locally to provide tailored and targeted support for claimants to move into work.</p><p> </p><p>From February 2018, Universal Credit claimants have been able to upload digital copies of their childcare cost receipts or invoices through their online Universal Credit account: most claimants reporting their in-month childcare costs are not asked to provide further evidence.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
157204 more like this
157205 more like this
157617 more like this
157618 more like this
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less than 2018-07-02T16:24:06.483Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-02T16:24:06.483Z
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4014
unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4518
unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
931048
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-25more like thismore than 2018-06-25
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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: Day Care remove filter
unstar 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 support her Department provides to universal credit claimants who start a job with upfront childcare costs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
unstar this property uin 157015 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 2018-06-28more like thismore than 2018-06-28
star this property answer text <p>DWP continues to make changes to improve the Universal Credit experience for claimants and ensure that up front childcare costs do not have a financial effect on Universal Credit households with a low income.</p><p> </p><p>For example, we have introduced measures to reduce the waiting time for the reimbursement of upfront childcare costs. Since February 2018, Universal Credit claimants have been able to upload digital copies of their childcare cost receipts or invoices through their online Universal Credit account. Improvements in Universal Credit IT have also meant that most claimants reporting their in-month childcare costs are not asked to provide further evidence and are paid automatically with their Universal Credit award.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, claimants with a firm job offer can claim Universal Credit Childcare costs up to one month prior to starting work to enable their children to settle into a new routine. We also offer extra support to enable parents to pay upfront childcare costs or deposits: for example, claimants may be eligible to receive an advance of their future Universal Credit entitlement, which is interest free. Work coaches work with our claimants to ensure that, where this is taken up, repayments are affordable and manageable.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-06-28T16:59:00.017Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-28T16:59:00.017Z
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4014
unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
931455
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star this property date less than 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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: Day Care remove filter
unstar 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, whether her Department has made and assessment of the financial effect on low-income families in receipt of universal credit of upfront childcare costs; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
unstar this property uin 157617 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 2018-07-02more like thismore than 2018-07-02
star this property answer text <p>DWP continues to continuously improve the Universal Credit experience for claimants and to ensure that they are supported throughout their journey. For those with children, this includes ensuring that help with up front childcare costs is available for Universal Credit households with a low income.</p><p> </p><p>Claimants with a firm job offer can claim Universal Credit Childcare costs up to 1 month prior to starting work to enable their children to settle into a new routine. We also offer extra support to enable parents to pay upfront childcare costs or deposits: for example, claimants may be eligible to receive an advance of their future Universal Credit entitlement, which is interest free. Work coaches and claimants work together to ensure that, where this is taken up, repayments are affordable and manageable.</p><p> </p><p>If a budgeting advance is not appropriate, the Flexible Support Fund may also provide assistance. Payments from this fund are non-repayable, and are managed locally to provide tailored and targeted support for claimants to move into work.</p><p> </p><p>From February 2018, Universal Credit claimants have been able to upload digital copies of their childcare cost receipts or invoices through their online Universal Credit account: most claimants reporting their in-month childcare costs are not asked to provide further evidence.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
157204 more like this
157205 more like this
157206 more like this
157618 more like this
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less than 2018-07-02T16:24:06.297Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-02T16:24:06.297Z
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4014
unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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163
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
931461
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star this property date less than 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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: Day Care remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the report Making Childcare Work: Fixing upfront childcare costs for families on universal credit, published by Save the Children on 21 June 2018, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of upfront childcare costs under universal credit on the level of debt incurred by low-income families. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
unstar this property uin 157618 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 2018-07-02more like thismore than 2018-07-02
star this property answer text <p>DWP continues to continuously improve the Universal Credit experience for claimants and to ensure that they are supported throughout their journey. For those with children, this includes ensuring that help with up front childcare costs is available for Universal Credit households with a low income.</p><p> </p><p>Claimants with a firm job offer can claim Universal Credit Childcare costs up to 1 month prior to starting work to enable their children to settle into a new routine. We also offer extra support to enable parents to pay upfront childcare costs or deposits: for example, claimants may be eligible to receive an advance of their future Universal Credit entitlement, which is interest free. Work coaches and claimants work together to ensure that, where this is taken up, repayments are affordable and manageable.</p><p> </p><p>If a budgeting advance is not appropriate, the Flexible Support Fund may also provide assistance. Payments from this fund are non-repayable, and are managed locally to provide tailored and targeted support for claimants to move into work.</p><p> </p><p>From February 2018, Universal Credit claimants have been able to upload digital copies of their childcare cost receipts or invoices through their online Universal Credit account: most claimants reporting their in-month childcare costs are not asked to provide further evidence.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
157204 more like this
157205 more like this
157206 more like this
157617 more like this
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less than 2018-07-02T16:24:06.53Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-02T16:24:06.53Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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163
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
934212
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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
star 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: Day Care remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of households in each English region that were eligible for universal credit childcare at 5 April 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tonbridge and Malling more like this
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Tom Tugendhat more like this
unstar this property uin 160305 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 2018-07-11more like thismore than 2018-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The Department has not made an estimate of the number of households who are eligible for the childcare element of Universal Credit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-07-11T16:42:56.863Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-11T16:42:56.863Z
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4014
unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Tugendhat more like this
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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
star 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: Day Care remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of households in each English region that have taken up universal credit childcare since that policy's inception. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tonbridge and Malling more like this
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Tom Tugendhat 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 2018-07-11more like thismore than 2018-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p>The available information on the number of households in receipt of Universal Credit and are claiming childcare can be accessed at:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a>.</p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-07-11T09:59:45.777Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-11T09:59:45.777Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Tugendhat more like this
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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
star 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: Day Care remove filter
unstar 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 information her Department collects on the income profile of recipients of universal credit childcare. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tonbridge and Malling more like this
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Tom Tugendhat more like this
unstar this property uin 160307 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 2018-07-11more like thismore than 2018-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The latest available data indicates that the household income of Universal Credit claimants that receive the childcare component can be described by the following distribution:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Income Per Month</p></td><td><p>Percentage of Households</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Under £1000</p></td><td><p>5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>£1000 to £1250</p></td><td><p>7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>£1250 to £1500</p></td><td><p>14%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>£1500 to £1750</p></td><td><p>19%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>£1750 to £2000</p></td><td><p>17%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>£2000 to £2250</p></td><td><p>12%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>£2250 to £2500</p></td><td><p>9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>£2500 to £2750</p></td><td><p>6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>£2750 to £3000</p></td><td><p>4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Over £3000</p></td><td><p>6%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of people claiming Universal Credit is increasing and we do not necessarily expect this figure to be reflective of household incomes in the future.</p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p> </p><p>The data supplied is derived from unpublished management information which was collected for internal Departmental use only, and has not been quality assured to National Statistics or Official Statistics publication standard. They should therefore be treated with caution.</p><p> </p><p>The figures relate to both Universal Credit Live and Full Service claims as of April 2018.</p><p> </p><p>There may be additional income or support that we do not know of and have not included in the calculation, such as child benefit or passported benefits.</p><p> </p><p>Figures may not add up to 100% due to rounding.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-07-11T16:43:44.487Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-11T16:43:44.487Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Tugendhat more like this
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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
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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: Day Care remove filter
unstar 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 information his Department holds on the age profile of claimants of universal credit childcare. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tonbridge and Malling more like this
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Tom Tugendhat 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 2018-07-11more like thismore than 2018-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The latest available data indicates that the ages of the individuals claiming Universal Credit and that receive the childcare component can be described by the following distribution:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Age Range</p></td><td><p>Percentage of Individuals</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Under 30</p></td><td><p>11%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Aged 30-34</p></td><td><p>29%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Aged 35-39</p></td><td><p>28%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Aged 40-44</p></td><td><p>19%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Aged 45-49</p></td><td><p>9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Aged 50 or over</p></td><td><p>4%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The figures are based on April 2018 data, which may not be reflective of future claimants because the number of people claiming Universal Credit is increasing.</p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The data supplied is derived from unpublished management information which was collected for internal Departmental use only, and has not been quality assured to National Statistics or Official Statistics publication standard. They should therefore be treated with caution.</p><p> </p><p>The figures related to both Universal Credit Live and Full Service claims as of April 2018.</p><p> </p><p>Where there are two adults in the household receiving the childcare component we count both of them individually.</p><p> </p><p>Figures may not add up to 100% due to rounding.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-07-11T16:42:45.74Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-11T16:42:45.74Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Tugendhat more like this
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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
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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: Day Care remove filter
unstar 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 the cost to the public purse of universal credit childcare has been since the introduction of that policy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tonbridge and Malling more like this
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Tom Tugendhat more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-11more like thismore than 2018-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-07-11T16:35:46.237Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-11T16:35:46.237Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4462
unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Tugendhat more like this
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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
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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: Day Care remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the annual cost to the public purse of universal credit childcare in the current spending review period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tonbridge and Malling more like this
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Tom Tugendhat more like this
unstar this property uin 160312 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 2018-07-11more like thismore than 2018-07-11
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I provided to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-questions-answers/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;use-dates=True&amp;uin=125593" target="_blank">125593</a> on 6 February 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-07-11T16:38:22.847Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-11T16:38:22.847Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4462
unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Tugendhat more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-09more like thismore than 2018-07-09
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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: Day Care remove filter
unstar 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 20 June 2018 to Question 155896 on Children: Day Care, for what reason she will not make that analysis available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Batley and Spen more like this
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Tracy Brabin more like this
unstar this property uin 162117 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 2018-07-13more like thismore than 2018-07-13
star this property answer text <p>Entitlement to Universal Credit is determined by first assessing what a claimant qualifies for, for example, housing costs and caring responsibilities. This can include childcare of up to 85% of eligible costs, up to a limit of £1,108.04 for two or more children.</p><p>The conclusion that very few people are affected by the limits described comes from analysis using the DWP Policy Simulation Model, based on the Family Resources Survey. [The PSM is a static microsimulation model which describes the tax and benefit system of the GB population]. It produces financial outputs on a representative sample of the GB population simulating a policy. The analysis in question is based on forecasts which we produce for planning purposes and forecasting during fiscal events. It models the legacy and Universal Credit system, and in particular the childcare policy described above. Upon interrogation of the models, we found that while a handful of cases were affected by the limits above, the number of these were too few to report statistically.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-07-13T13:25:55.547Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-13T13:25:55.547Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tracy Brabin more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-12more like thismore than 2018-07-12
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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: Day Care remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2018 to Question 152769 on Children: Day Care, what proportion of parents receiving universal credit currently receive the maximum amount for childcare costs in (a) Barnsley and (b) England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
unstar this property uin 163562 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 2018-07-17more like thismore than 2018-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-07-17T16:37:30.563Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-17T16:37:30.563Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-03more like thismore than 2018-09-03
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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: Day Care remove filter
unstar 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 take steps to reduce upfront childcare costs for low income families in receipt of universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George more like this
unstar this property uin 169831 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 2018-09-06more like thismore than 2018-09-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government has increased the level of support for childcare costs from 70 per cent in legacy benefits, to 85 per cent within Universal Credit. This means that working families claiming Universal Credit can reclaim up to 85 per cent of their eligible childcare costs each month, up to a maximum of £646.35 for one child and £1,108.04 for two or more children.</p><p>DWP continues to improve the Universal Credit experience for claimants and to ensure that they are supported throughout their journey. For those with children, this includes ensuring that help with up front childcare costs is available for Universal Credit households with a low income.</p><p>Claimants with a firm job offer can claim Universal Credit childcare costs up to 1 month prior to starting work to enable their children to settle into a new routine. We also offer extra support to enable parents to pay upfront childcare costs or deposits: for example, claimants may be eligible to receive an advance of their future Universal Credit entitlement, which is interest free. Work coaches and claimants work together to ensure that, where this is taken up, repayments are affordable and manageable.</p><p>If a budgeting advance is not appropriate, the Flexible Support Fund may also provide assistance. Payments from this fund are non-repayable, and are managed locally to provide tailored and targeted support for claimants to move into work.</p><p>Since February 2018, Universal Credit claimants have been able to upload digital copies of their childcare cost receipts or invoices through their online Universal Credit account, all of which make it even easier for claimants to apply for Universal Credit.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 169047 more like this
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less than 2018-09-06T14:31:17.337Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-06T14:31:17.337Z
star this property answering member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Wales Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 28 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Wales more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 Wales, whether he has taken steps to enable English local authorities to claim back funding for childcare places for children living in England who access free childcare in Wales; and if he will make a statement . more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ludlow more like this
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Mr Philip Dunne more like this
unstar this property uin 259118 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 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>Local authorities have a statutory duty to secure free early education in their area for children who are eligible. Education and the entitlement to free childcare for pre-school children in Wales is devolved to the National Assembly for Wales, and I will be raising this issue with the Welsh Government Minister for Health and Social Services.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
star this property answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T09:32:34.553Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T09:32:34.553Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Wales Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 28 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Wales more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care remove filter
unstar 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 Wales, what estimate he has made of the number of children living in (a) Wales accessing free childcare entitlement in England and (b) England accessing free childcare entitlement in Wales. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ludlow more like this
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Mr Philip Dunne more like this
unstar this property uin 259119 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 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>As of January 2018, there were an estimated 495 children resident in Wales accessing free childcare entitlements of up to 15 hours a week in England. The provision of free childcare entitlements in Wales is devolved to the National Assembly for Wales, and as such the UK Government does not hold this information.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
star this property answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T09:33:47.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T09:33:47.343Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-02more like thismore than 2015-01-02
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care remove filter
unstar 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress HM Revenue and Customs has made in developing an online childcare support calculator to replace its current calculator; and whether the proposed new calculator will be ready by September 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
unstar this property uin 219642 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 2015-01-09more like thismore than 2015-01-09
star this property answer text <p>HMRC are currently developing an online childcare calculator. This will be introduced in good time before the launch of Tax-Free Childcare and will replace existing online calculators that perform similar functions.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 219643 more like this
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less than 2015-01-09T12:34:58.597Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-09T12:34:58.597Z
star this property answering member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-02more like thismore than 2015-01-02
star this property answering body
HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if HM Revenue and Customs will include the childcare element of universal credit in the online calculator it is developing alongside the tax-free childcare scheme; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
unstar this property uin 219643 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 2015-01-09more like thismore than 2015-01-09
star this property answer text <p>HMRC are currently developing an online childcare calculator. This will be introduced in good time before the launch of Tax-Free Childcare and will replace existing online calculators that perform similar functions.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 219642 more like this
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less than 2015-01-09T12:34:58.72Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-09T12:34:58.72Z
star this property answering member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
star this property answering body
HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care remove filter
unstar 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the proportion of households who will be eligible for tax-free childcare who currently spend more than (a) £7,000, (b) £8,000, (c) £9,000 and (d) £10,000 on childcare. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell more like this
unstar this property uin 203904 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number of families eligible for Tax-Free Childcare and the number of families who will benefit from the increase of the £6,000 cap on costs per child to £10,000 can be found in Annex B of Delivering Tax-Free Childcare<strong>: </strong>the Government's response to the consultation on design and operation:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/293084/PU1607_Tax_free_Childcare_response.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/293084/PU1607_Tax_free_Childcare_response.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Breakdowns of the proportion of families benefitting from the levels of support requested are not available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T14:00:26.4766807Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T14:00:26.4766807Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
747104
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star this property date less than 2017-06-30more like thismore than 2017-06-30
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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