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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
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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
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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
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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 thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Dr Matthew Offord more like this
927973
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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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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
930980
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
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
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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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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
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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 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
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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 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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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
931461
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star this property date less than 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
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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
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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
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms 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
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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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4462
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 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
unstar this property uin 160306 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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4014
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
934214
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-03more like thismore than 2018-07-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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, 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