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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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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 Social Security Benefits: Fraud more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to protect the rights and identities of benefit claimants from people making fraudulent claims using other people's identities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston remove filter
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Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 275683 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 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answer text <p>Most welfare losses, across Government, arise from a failure to report changes of circumstances. Universal Credit provides a single, digital interface through which claimants can more easily report these changes. As such, once Universal Credit is fully rolled out, we expect cross-welfare losses to fraud, error and overpayments to be reduced by around £1 billion.</p><p> </p><p>The Department takes benefit fraud very seriously and is committed to taking appropriate action. We have a dedicated team of investigators working on this issue and are working with the Crown Prosecution Service to ensure that, where appropriate, the perpetrators of this fraud are prosecuted. Prosecutions for benefit fraud can result in prison sentences.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has been working to improve knowledge and awareness of advances fraud amongst Jobcentre and Service Centre staff. Guidance has also been issued to ensure that staff are aware how to refer cases of suspected fraud to the Department’s fraud team.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-07-19T12:20:02.103Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-19T12:20:02.103Z
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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 Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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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 more like this
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, what assessment she has made of the potential correlation between the roll-out of universal credit and the trends in the level of survival prostitution; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston remove filter
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Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 234106 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
star this property answer text <p>We do not believe there is any correlation between the roll-out of Universal Credit and prostitution.</p><p> </p><p>The priority of Jobcentre Plus staff is to make sure that claimants get the support they need and then help them to move into work when they are able.</p><p> </p><p>A wide range of financial support is available to help claimants, with 100 per cent advances available on the same day if there is a need.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-03-27T16:22:57.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-27T16:22:57.17Z
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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 Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-08more like thismore than 2018-10-08
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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 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, pursuant to the Answer of 18 September 2018 to Question HL9912 on universal credit, if she will make an assessment of the adequacy of the steps that the Government is taking to ensure the accuracy of the electronic verification of universal credit claimants who meet the eligibility criteria for free school meals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston remove filter
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Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 175951 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 Department works closely with the Department for Education (DfE) to assist it deliver its Free School Meals policy.</p><p> </p><p>DWP has a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with DfE over the transfer of data from the Universal Credit system to the Passported Benefits Eligibility checking system. Data is received from the Universal Credit system, on a daily basis. This means that the data is at most 23 hours and 59 minutes old, depending on when the claimant / agent last updated the record.</p><p> </p><p>If a claimant has an open Universal Credit full service claim their take home pay is compared against the earning threshold. As a safeguard for claimants who have fluctuating earnings, the take-home pay is checked going back up to 3 months. In these cases, the take-home pay is aggregated to give an amount for use in the eligibility calculation.</p><p> </p><p>DfE have processes in place to inform and deal with delays to ensure no claimants lose out as a result of this.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-10-25T09:27:44.297Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-25T09:27:44.297Z
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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 Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
982942
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-08more like thismore than 2018-10-08
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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: Preston 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, what assessment she has made of the effect of delays in the payment of universal credit benefits on (a) food bank use and (b) child poverty levels in Preston. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston remove filter
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Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 175952 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>Under the legacy system £2.4 billion of benefits did not get paid at all because claimants could not navigate the complexity of the system. Universal Credit puts this right, ensuring this money goes to 700,000 claimants who need it.</p><p> </p><p>There are many and varied reasons why people use food banks and it is misleading to link this to any single cause. People on Universal Credit move into work faster and stay in work longer. Work offers families the best opportunity to move out of poverty and Universal Credit strengthens incentives for parents to move into and progress in work. There are 300,000 fewer children in absolute poverty compared with 2010 – a record low.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-10-22T11:45:56.257Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-22T11:45:56.257Z
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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 Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-28more like thismore than 2018-03-28
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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 Christians against Poverty: Jobclubs 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, what support her Department provides to job clubs run by Christians Against Poverty; what the nature of that support is; and at which locations those job clubs are based. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston remove filter
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Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 134658 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 2018-04-16more like thismore than 2018-04-16
star this property answer text <p>The Department works in collaboration with a number of external organisations to ensure claimants are able to access the support they need.</p><p> </p><p>We have been working with Christians Against Poverty (CAP) since April 2012, with CAP offering a wide range of free non contracted provisions that Work Coaches can signpost claimants towards. This includes job clubs, debt help and money management courses to help claimants overcome barriers to employment.</p><p>Relationships with CAP are managed at a local level across the Jobcentre network. Information on the local services provided by CAP is available to staff via our District Provision Tool. This digital tool lists local and national provision and support delivered by Jobcentre Plus, Skills Funding Agency, Skills Development Scotland, Careers Wales, other providers, local authorities, and independent and volunteer organisations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-04-16T10:59:04.343Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-16T10:59:04.343Z
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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 Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-11more like thismore than 2018-01-11
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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: Poverty 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 reinstate the universal credit child poverty forecast; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston remove filter
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Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 122129 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 2018-01-18more like thismore than 2018-01-18
star this property answer text <p>Tackling child poverty and disadvantage is a priority for the Government. Work is the best route out of poverty, and Universal Credit is designed to strengthen incentives for parents to move into and progress in work. However, the impact of Universal Credit cannot be considered in isolation– it is a key component of a broader strategy to move Britain to a higher wage, lower welfare, and lower tax society.</p><p> </p><p>This strategy includes the increase to the personal tax allowance, the introduction of the National Living Wage and the doubling of free childcare from 15 to 30 hours for working parents. Taken together, these reforms are designed to support people into employment and then enable them to progress in work and generate more income for themselves.</p><p> </p><p>We expect claimants to respond positively to the improved incentives Universal Credit introduces and increase their income. The previous forecast is static and, as it does not capture these dynamic effects, it is of limited value in evaluating the impact of Universal Credit on poverty. The Government therefore has no plans to reinstate it.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-01-18T13:02:06.163Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-18T13:02:06.163Z
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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 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mark Hendrick more like this