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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
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Refugees 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 discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on ensuring that newly recognised refugees receive the first payment of universal credit within 28 days of their application. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 121552 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 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
star this property answer text <p>DWP and the Home Office have recently introduced a supported handover process to assist newly recognised refugees needing assistance to claim benefits. This enables those participating in the process to access benefits by the end of the 28 day move on period, either through their claim to legacy benefits being processed by day 28, or through the offer of an advance payment of benefit that is made at their work-focused interview if they are being considered for Universal Credit. New claimants can already receive an advance of up to 50% of their estimated entitlement and this will increase to 100% later this month. Their repayment period may also move from six months to 12 months accordingly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2018-01-15T15:30:03.963Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
819044
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star this property date less than 2018-01-09more like thismore than 2018-01-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Fund more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect on low-income families in different local authorities of the devolution of control over the Social Fund; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Anneliese Dodds more like this
star this property uin 121721 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 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
star this property answer text <p>The reforms to the Social Fund in 2013 have allowed local authorities in England and the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales to deliver their own local provision for people who are in need of urgent help.</p><p> </p><p>Our 2014 review found that local authorities delivered support more effectively than the previous provision under the Social Fund, and that local authorities are best placed to ensure help is targeted at those who need it most, alongside their other local services.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2018-01-15T15:35:02.607Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-15T15:35:02.607Z
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4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse remove filter
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4657
unstar this property label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
818994
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-09more like thismore than 2018-01-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Jobcentres: Harassment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information her Department holds on the number of reports of abuse and harassment of staff at jobcentres by location over the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walthamstow more like this
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Stella Creasy more like this
star this property uin 121671 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 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
star this property answer text <p>DWP takes any form of abuse and harassment of its staff by customers and claimants very seriously and has robust controls in place to mitigate the risk of Unacceptable Customer Behaviour (UCB), nonetheless there will be occasions when it does unfortunately occur. We encourage our people to report each and every instance of unacceptable behaviour and we do take action against the perpetrator, with measures proportionate to the seriousness of the incident.</p><p> </p><p>Information collected includes:</p><ul><li>Details of Customer/Claimant details</li><li>Events leading to Incident and location of incident</li><li>Incident Category (Actual, Attempted, Verbal Assault, Threat, Written and Other)</li><li>Incident Type (depending on category) but can include Face to Face, Telephone, Object Thrown. If Verbal Abuse / Threat then Abuse type (Ageist, Cultural, Disability, Emotional, Gender, Personal, Racist, Sexual) may also be recorded</li><li>A narrative of the incident</li></ul> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2018-01-15T17:09:13.733Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-15T17:09:13.733Z
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4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stella Creasy more like this
819824
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Jobcentres: Glasgow 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 carry out an assessment of the potential effect of the closure of Maryhill and Possilpark Jobcentre on levels of poverty in the area served by those jobcentres. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North East more like this
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Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
star this property uin 121896 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 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
star this property answer text <p>There are no plans to assess poverty levels in connection with closures of individual sites such as Maryhill Jobcentre.</p><p> </p><p>I would stress that the office mergers are not about reducing services but about taking the opportunity to stop spending money on empty space so we can spend more on supporting those in need. The face-to-face support our work coaches offer at jobcentres will continue to be a core part of the service we deliver.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>National statistics on the number of individuals in relative low income are set out in DWP’s annual ‘Households Below Average Income’ publication. Latest 3-year estimates for Scotland in 2013/14 - 2015/16 show the rate of individuals in low income households at 15%, before housing costs. The number and proportion of individuals in relative low income is not available at a local authority or constituency level because the survey sample sizes are too small to support the production of robust estimates at this geography. Estimates to 2016/17 have been pre-announced to be published in March 2018.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2018-01-15T17:21:28.16Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-15T17:21:28.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
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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
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Jobcentres: Coventry more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the potential effect of the closure of Tile Hill jobcentre on levels of poverty in the area served by that jobcentre. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 122180 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 2018-01-16more like thismore than 2018-01-16
star this property answer text <p>There are no plans to assess poverty levels in connection with closures of individual sites such as Tile Hill Jobcentre.</p><p> </p><p>I would stress that the office mergers are not about reducing services but about taking the opportunity to stop spending money on empty space so we can spend more on supporting those in need. The face-to-face support our work coaches offer at jobcentres will continue to be a core part of the service we deliver.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>National statistics on the number of individuals in relative low income are set out in DWP’s annual ‘Households Below Average Income’ publication. Latest 3-year estimates for the West Midlands region in 2013/14 - 2015/16 show the rate of individuals in low income households at 19%, before housing costs.</p><p> </p><p>The number and proportion of individuals in relative low income is not available at a local authority or constituency level because the survey sample sizes are too small to support the production of robust estimates at this geography. Estimates to 2016/17 have been pre-announced to be published in March 2018.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2018-01-16T12:00:42.027Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-16T12:00:42.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
818790
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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
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Refugees more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to add newly recognised refugees to the list of groups exempt from the seven day waiting period for universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 121554 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 2018-01-16more like thismore than 2018-01-16
star this property answer text <p>From February 2018, newly recognised refugees, like all other claimants will be eligible for Universal Credit from the first day they claim it (subject to satisfying the conditions of entitlement), removing the seven days some households currently have to wait. The most vulnerable refugees such as those with serious illnesses are already exempt.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2018-01-16T12:05:12.963Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-16T12:05:12.963Z
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4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
818795
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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
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Refugees more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support his Department provides to refugees to find employment; and if he will make it his Department’s policy to work with local authorities to increase such support. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 121559 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 2018-01-16more like thismore than 2018-01-16
star this property answer text <p>Jobcentre Plus work coaches provide tailored support to claimants with complex needs, including refugees, to help them find employment. Refugees will have early access to the Work and Health Programme which will help people who face additional barriers find work. Partnership managers work with a range of stakeholders, including local authorities, to establish what support is available locally, to encourage partnership working and to ensure claimants are signposted appropriately.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2018-01-16T12:07:45.963Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-16T12:07:45.963Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit: Supported Housing more like this
star 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 the cost to the public purse of providing housing benefit for people in (a) short-term and (b) long-term supported housing was in the most recent 12 months for which data is 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 122777 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>The information requested is not available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2018-01-18T13:09:55.223Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-18T13:09:55.223Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse 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 date less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of time is for her Department to close a case when a Child Maintenance Service order expires; and what targets are in place for such cases to be closed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wansbeck more like this
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Ian Lavery more like this
star this property uin 121877 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>We have interpreted the expiring of a Child Maintenance Service order to mean the ending of Child Maintenance liability on a Child Support Agency (CSA) case as part of our case closure process.</p><p> </p><p>The process to end the liabilities (stop accruing maintenance) in all Child Support Agency cases began in 2014. The Case closure process involves sending the customer 3 letters over the case closure journey to instigate, remind and confirm liability is ending, enabling the customer to make alternate arrangements over the period. .</p><p> </p><p>At end of liability, clients are told that their Child Support Agency child maintenance arrangement has ended. The Non Resident Parent will be told when to make a final maintenance payment and to keep paying any arrears. The Child Support Agency (CSA) will continue to collect and pay arrears payments that are made prior to the case fully closing - but regular maintenance collections and payments will stop after a 6 month fixed period.</p><p> </p><p>When liability has ended the case enters “arrears cleanse”. The purpose of this period (which may take up to a further 6 months) is to examine the debt balances on the case to address any anomalies and so calculate a “stable” arrears figure. This involves reviewing any suspended and deferred debt. It includes the write off of debt in circumstances covered by existing debt write off powers.</p><p> </p><p>A case can only close once all arrears have been cleared or collected. For those cases where the child maintenance liability ended on or after 1<sup>st</sup> April 2014 as part of this process the average length of time for the Department to close a case was 27 weeks, this is based on data up 31<sup>st</sup> September 2017. The department aims to end liability on all Child Support Agency cases by 31 December 2018.</p><p> </p><p>In terms of targets, the department have a clear timeline for ending liability for individual cases 6 months after selection but there time taken to actually close the case will be dependant on the arrears position and the amount of work outstanding.. Whilst there are no specific targets for the process of closing cases once liability has ended, for most cases this should be around 6 months, and the exact time will depend on case circumstances. This relates to Child Support Agency cases only, and only those cases that are subject to the case closure programme. We have no specific closure data for Child Maintenance Service (CMS) cases, and they are not part of the case closure programme.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2018-01-18T14:00:10.533Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-18T14:00:10.533Z
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4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Lavery more like this
819851
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Disability more like this
star 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 members of staff in her Department with complex physical and mental health disabilities requiring IT adaptations were employed in each of the last ten years for which figures are available; and how many of those employees had their employment terminated in each of those years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Altrincham and Sale West more like this
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Sir Graham Brady more like this
star this property uin 121923 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>The information requested is not held centrally. Retrieval of data would be a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>At the end of December 2017 the Department had 883 employees who were using accessibility software. We are unable to say when they were employed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2018-01-18T14:07:22.643Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-18T14:07:22.643Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Graham Brady more like this