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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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 Zero Hours Contracts: Young People more like this
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 her Department's press release entitled Youth unemployment down 50% since 2010, published on gov.uk on 16 October 2018, what proportion of recorded employment was under a zero-hours contract. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 191422 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The Office for National Statistics (ONS) use the Labour Force Survey (LFS) to provide estimates for the number of people employed on zero hours’ contracts.</p><p> </p><p>The ONS figures for people in employment on zero hours’ contracts broken down by age, do not go back to 2010 and are only currently available up to April-June 2018. Therefore no directly comparable figures to the youth unemployment statistics cited are available.</p><p> </p><p>The majority of young people are not employed on zero hours’ contracts. In 2018 (Apr-Jun) there were 261,000 16-24 year olds on a zero hours’ contracts – representing only 6.9% of employed 16-24 year olds.</p><p> </p><p>This is down from 299,000 young people (7.8% of employed young people) in 2017 (Apr-Jun), but a slight increase from the first comparable data available, which shows in 2014 (Apr-Jun) there were 235,000 young people on a zero hours’ contract (or 6.3% of employed young people).</p><p> </p><p>Many people in full-time education are employed on zero hours’ contracts, in part because of the flexibility they provide. 18.5% of all people in 2018 (Apr-Jun) on zero hours’ contracts were in full-time education – compared to 2.3% of people not on a zero hours’ contract.</p><p> </p><p>The ONS data shows that the majority of people on zero hours’ contracts are happy with the hours provided by their zero hours’ contract.</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 2018-11-20T16:24:01.813Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:24:01.813Z
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star 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 remove filter
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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 2018-04-25more like thismore than 2018-04-25
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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 Universal Credit: Young People more like this
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 people in receipt of premiums claimed for universal credit after the age of 20; and how many of those people requested a mandatory reconsideration of the work capability assessment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Midlothian more like this
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Danielle Rowley more like this
star this property uin 138098 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-30more like thismore than 2018-04-30
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">The data requested is going through quality assurance clearance procedures in line with National Statistic and Official Statistics publication standards. We will announce the release date, as per the protocol of release of statistics, when they are ready.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</ins></p><p> </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 2018-04-30T15:05:28.167Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-30T15:05:28.167Z
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less than 2018-05-17T16:22:02.607Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-17T16:22:02.607Z
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star 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 remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Danielle Rowley more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-01more like thismore than 2018-11-01
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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 Universal Credit: Written Questions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (a) how many and (b)what proportion of her Department's Answers to Written Parliamentary Questions on universal credit stated that the requested information was (a) not collected and (b) not collected centrally in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 186962 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-08more like thismore than 2018-11-08
star this property answer text <p>This information is publically available on the parliamentary website: <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-questions-answers/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-questions-answers/</a></p><p> </p><p>A search conducted on the website for the time period 6 November 2015 to 6 November 2018 for answered written questions about Universal Credit that contain the search terms “not collected” or “not collated centrally” returns 29 results, where the answer was either wholly or partially given as either of those terms. This is less than 1.5% of all Parliamentary Questions relating to Universal Credit answered in that time period.</p><p> </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 2018-11-08T17:32:55.047Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-08T17:32:55.047Z
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star 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
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-11more like thismore than 2018-10-11
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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 Universal Credit: Terminal Illnesses more like this
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 a fast track process to ensure that a claimant who has submitted a DS1500 receives the first Universal Credit payment within seven days; 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
star this property uin 178221 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-22more like thismore than 2018-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The Department and the Universal Credit Programme have regular meetings with key stakeholders to understand how our policies are working and discuss potential areas for improvement. The design of Universal Credit for terminally ill claimants is based on the well tested processes that have been in place in Employment and Support Allowance, as have the documentation of illness requirements. We will continue to keep these under review to ensure that they work as effectively as possible.</p><p> </p><p>If the claimant does not have a DS1500 but is deemed as terminally ill then we will fast track the Work Capability Assessment process so that the report is provided within 48 hours.</p><p> </p><p>If a claimant has been diagnosed as terminally ill with a prognosis of 6 months or less and been provided with a DS1500 or one has already been provided, Universal Credit will automatically award the Limited Capability for Work and Work Related Activity element without the requirement to refer this for a Work Capability Assessment decision.</p><p> </p><p>All claimants are able to apply for an advance of their Universal Credit to ensure they do not face financial hardship whilst they are awaiting the assessment of their Universal Credit award.</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 2018-10-22T11:03:36.583Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-22T11:03:36.583Z
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star 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 remove filter
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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 2018-10-11more like thismore than 2018-10-11
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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 Universal Credit: Terminal Illnesses more like this
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, how many claimants who have submitted a DS1500 form have waited (i) two weeks; (ii) three weeks; (iii) four weeks; (iv) five weeks or more to receive their first Universal Credit payment in the most recent twelve month period for which data are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 178222 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-22more like thismore than 2018-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available, as it is not collated centrally, 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 2018-10-22T11:08:16.937Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-22T11:08:16.937Z
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4014
star 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
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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 Universal Credit: Single Parents more like this
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, how many unemployed single parent households are in receipt of universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Eastbourne more like this
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Stephen Lloyd more like this
star this property uin 172584 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-25more like thismore than 2018-10-25
star this property answer text <p>The table below provides the estimated number of households on Universal Credit occupied by single parents in June 2018 by employment status. The accompanying notes should be read in conjunction with the figures provided.</p><p> </p><p>Estimated number of households on Universal Credit occupied by single parents, by employment status, Great Britain, June 2018</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong> </strong> <strong>Employment Status</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of households</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Employed</strong></p></td><td><p>91,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Unemployed</strong></p></td><td><p>107,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong>Source:</strong> Household and people on Universal Credit datasets</p><p> </p><p><strong>Notes:</strong></p><p> </p><ol><li>Figures have been rounded to the nearest thousand. Individual figures may not add up to the total due to rounding.</li></ol><p> </p><ol start="2"><li>These figures have been calculated by matching the Universal Credit household dataset, which contains information about family type, with the people on Universal Credit dataset, which contains information about employment. The figure for households occupied by single parents has been deduced where the household has a family type of ‘single with child dependant(s)’. It has not been possible to determine the employment status of approximately 8,000 single parent households.</li></ol><p> </p><ol start="3"><li>A count date of the second Thursday of the month is used when calculating the statistics for the people and households on Universal Credit. An individual on Universal Credit at the count date will be recorded as in employment if they have employment earnings recorded within their completed Universal Credit assessment period closest to the count date. They may not be in employment on the count date.</li></ol><p> </p><ol start="4"><li>Further information on the background and methodology can be accessed here:</li></ol><p>https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/739399/universal-credit-statistics-background-methodology.pdf</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
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less than 2018-10-25T08:53:44.297Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-25T08:53:44.297Z
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star 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 remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Lloyd more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-08more like thismore than 2018-01-08
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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 Universal Credit: Self-employed more like this
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, for what reason a self-employed claimant who earns less than the minimum income floor in some months but over the course of a year earns more than twelve times the minimum income floor will receive less Universal Credit than an employed person with the same annual earnings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 121543 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-18more like thismore than 2018-01-18
star this property answer text <p>We are aware that for many self-employed, particularly those with seasonal businesses, their earnings often fluctuate from month to month, and they need to budget and plan for this. Self-employed Universal Credit claimants are no different in this regard.</p><p> </p><p>Universal Credit supports people in self-employment, where self-employment is the best route for them to become financially self-sufficient. As part of that, for those claimants expected to seek work, who are gainfully self-employed and not within a year of starting their self-employment, we apply a Minimum Income Floor (MIF). This is an assumed level of monthly earnings, based on what they could expect to earn each month at the National Minimum Wage.</p><p> </p><p>The MIF is designed to encourage those reporting very low self-employed income to increase their monthly earnings. This means that, where a self-employed claimant’s monthly earnings are below their MIF level, the MIF level is taken into account in assessing the claimant’s monthly Universal Credit payment. For this reason, they can receive a lower amount of Universal Credit than an employed claimant earning a comparable monthly sum, but not subject to the MIF.</p><p> </p><p>Some self-employed claimants will respond to this by increasing their monthly earnings from self-employment, some will choose to work as an employee, and others will combine the two. All are potentially good outcomes for them, their families and the taxpayer.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
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less than 2018-01-18T12:59:20.36Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-18T12:59:20.36Z
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star 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
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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 2018-10-30more like thismore than 2018-10-30
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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 Universal Credit: Self-employed more like this
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, if she will make an assessment of the effect of the introduction of full service of universal credit on people that are self-employed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 185567 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit encourages all claimants with a work expectation to find and progress in work. The Minimum Income Floor (MIF) is intended to encourage claimants to grow their monthly earnings to what they could expect to earn at minimum wage.</p><p> </p><p>The 2018 Autumn Budget announced a 12 month exemption period from the MIF for all gainfully self-employed claimants new to Universal Credit or new to self-employment. We plan to introduce this from July 2019 with full implementation from September 2020. We will also continue with the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) scheme from April 2019 onwards. The NEA provides support and mentoring for benefit claimants who are looking to start or develop their business.</p><p> </p><p>Plans are in place for an evaluation of the MIF and a large-scale tracking survey of self-employed Universal Credit claimants with a MIF applied to their claim.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 185568 more like this
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less than 2018-11-06T16:46:47.307Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-06T16:46:47.307Z
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star 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-30more like thismore than 2018-10-30
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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 Universal Credit: Self-employed more like this
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, if she will review the effectiveness of the universal credit minimum income floor in supporting self-employed people who experience significant earnings fluctuation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 185568 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit encourages all claimants with a work expectation to find and progress in work. The Minimum Income Floor (MIF) is intended to encourage claimants to grow their monthly earnings to what they could expect to earn at minimum wage.</p><p> </p><p>The 2018 Autumn Budget announced a 12 month exemption period from the MIF for all gainfully self-employed claimants new to Universal Credit or new to self-employment. We plan to introduce this from July 2019 with full implementation from September 2020. We will also continue with the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) scheme from April 2019 onwards. The NEA provides support and mentoring for benefit claimants who are looking to start or develop their business.</p><p> </p><p>Plans are in place for an evaluation of the MIF and a large-scale tracking survey of self-employed Universal Credit claimants with a MIF applied to their claim.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 185567 more like this
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less than 2018-11-06T16:46:47.357Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-06T16:46:47.357Z
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star 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-31more like thismore than 2018-10-31
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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 Universal Credit: Self-employed more like this
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 paragraph 5.38 on page 78 of the Budget 2018 Red Book, what estimate she has made of the effect on the public purse of the delay until April 2020 of the reduction of the level of earnings to be disregarded under the surplus earnings rule from £2,500 to £300. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral West more like this
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Margaret Greenwood more like this
star this property uin 186341 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-07more like thismore than 2018-11-07
star this property answer text <p>The estimated government spend on the planned reduction of the surplus earnings de minimis from £2500 to £300 in April 2019 to April 2020 is provided in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Welfare (£m)</p></td><td><p>2018- 19</p></td><td><p>2019-20</p></td><td><p>2020-21</p></td><td><p>2021-22</p></td><td><p>2022-23</p></td><td><p>2023-24</p></td><td><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Delay to surplus earnings</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>-100</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>-100</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Note: Figures are rounded to the nearest £5 million. A negative value indicates spend.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
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less than 2018-11-07T10:13:10.23Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-07T10:13:10.23Z
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star 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
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unstar this property label Biography information for Margaret Greenwood more like this