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star this property date less than 2017-10-06more like thismore than 2017-10-06
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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
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, why the Child Maintenance Service allows non-resident parents £2,500 of unearned income that is not factored into payment plans; and whether he plans to review this policy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 106137 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 2017-10-12more like thismore than 2017-10-12
star this property answer text <p>Calculation of a child maintenance liability is based on gross income information provided directly to the Child Maintenance Service by HMRC. <del class="ministerial">Individuals are required to declare unearned income not taxed at source which does not exceed £2500 a year to HMRC, which already enables HMRC to include it in the income information they provide.</del> Unearned income exceeding £2500 a year is dealt with by HMRC through tax self-assessment <del class="ministerial">and is picked up in a child maintenance calculation through an unearned income variation. We have no plans to review this.</del><ins class="ministerial">The treatment of unearned income for child maintenance purposes is aligned with this for administrative efficiency. We are inviting views on the future treatment of &quot;income&quot; within the recently published Compliance and Arrears Strategy consultation.</ins></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 2017-10-12T13:56:00.367Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-12T13:56:00.367Z
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less than 2018-02-01T17:10:55.89Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-01T17:10:55.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse remove filter
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star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-05more like thismore than 2018-01-05
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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: Loans 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, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2017 to Question 118806, on Social Fund: Credit, how many loans were provided through the Discretionary Social Fund in each of the last seven years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 121394 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 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
star this property answer text <p>Loans provided under the Discretionary Social Fund have been provided through both Budgeting Loans and Crisis Loans. However, Crisis Loans were abolished with effect from 31 March 2013 and there have been no new Crisis Loans issued after that date.</p><p> </p><p>The number of loans provided each year through the Discretionary Social Fund is published in Annex 1 of the Social Fund Annual Report.</p><p> </p><p>Links to the Social Fund Annual Report for each of the last seven years are given below:</p><p> </p><p>2010/11:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/214336/2011-annual-report-social-fund.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/214336/2011-annual-report-social-fund.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>2011/12:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/214337/2012-annual-report-social-fund.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/214337/2012-annual-report-social-fund.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>2012/13:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/209379/DWP_Annual_Report_on_the_Social_fund.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/209379/DWP_Annual_Report_on_the_Social_fund.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>2013/14:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/399612/social-fund-annual-report-2013-14.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/399612/social-fund-annual-report-2013-14.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>2014/15:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/437046/social-fund-annual-report-2014-2015.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/437046/social-fund-annual-report-2014-2015.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>2015/16:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/552482/social-fund-annual-report-2015-2016.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/552482/social-fund-annual-report-2015-2016.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>2016/17:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/630382/social-fund-annual-report-2016-2017.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/630382/social-fund-annual-report-2016-2017.pdf</a></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 2018-01-10T15:20:11.24Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-10T15:20:11.24Z
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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 Paul Blomfield more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-05more like thismore than 2018-01-05
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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 Support for Mortgage Interest 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 steps his Department has taken to make people in receipt of the Support for Mortgage Interest scheme aware of forthcoming changes to that scheme; and what assessment he has made of the long-term effect on the security of the recipients' homes as a result of people moving from a benefit to an interest-bearing loan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 121398 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 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
star this property answer text <p>A managed transfer process has begun with all existing recipients of Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) benefit receiving information about the new scheme in advance. The exercise to give SMI claimants information about the new scheme began in July 2017 and will continue until mid-February 2018.</p><p> </p><p>Claimants are given information about how the SMI loan will work, about alternatives to the loan and organisations that can offer further information. This is followed up by a telephone call to explain the information and answer any questions. A leaflet containing Frequently Asked Questions is issued to support this informed discussion.</p><p> </p><p>SMI loans will be available to all claimants who currently qualify for SMI as a benefit. The new loans scheme will continue to provide robust protection against repossession to all eligible claimants in times of need. The level of support available will be calculated in the same way as under the current system and claimants and mortgage lenders will not see any difference in the payments they receive. There is no reason to expect lenders to behave any differently to now and we do not anticipate that this measure will lead to an increase in the number of homes that are repossessed. Claimants may change their mind whether to take or decline a loan at any time.</p><p> </p><p>Recovery of SMI loans will not be pursued until the property is sold or transferred. If the amount of equity available after the sale of the property is less than the amount due to be recovered the balance will be written off.</p><p><strong> </strong></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 2018-01-10T15:24:58.833Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-10T15:24:58.833Z
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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 Mike Amesbury more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-05more like thismore than 2018-01-05
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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: Equal Pay more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the transparency document entitled Department for Work and Pensions: Gender Pay Gap Report 2017, if he will set out the pay gap data for median, mean and bonus pay by (a) each specific grade and (b) profession. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 121238 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 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
star this property answer text <p><strong>In response to a) each specific grade</strong></p><p> </p><p>DWP published its Gender Pay Gap report showing an overall mean pay gap of 5.3%. As set out within the narrative of the report DWP is working hard towards reducing this pay gap further.</p><p><em> </em></p><p>Across our more junior grades we are transforming our pay structures, moving towards a single rate of pay within each grade, which currently results in a mean gender pay gap of 0.4% across grades AA-HEO. This will reduce even further as we start to reach these spot rates by 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The gender pay gap by grade is set out below. A ‘negative’ percentage represents a pay gap in favour of women.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Grade</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Mean Gender Pay Gap</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Median Gender Pay Gap</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>AA</p></td><td><p>-0.1%</p></td><td><p>0.0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>AO</p></td><td><p>-1.5%</p></td><td><p>-3.1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>EO</p></td><td><p>-0.2%</p></td><td><p>0.0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HEO</p></td><td><p>1.2%</p></td><td><p>2.5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>SEO</p></td><td><p>2.5%</p></td><td><p>3.6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Grade 7</p></td><td><p>3.2%</p></td><td><p>4.3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Grade 6</p></td><td><p>2.5%</p></td><td><p>2.0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>SCS</p></td><td><p>9.2%</p></td><td><p>7.2%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>DWP</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>5.3%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0.0%</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Payment of non-consolidated awards (bonuses) are paid in accordance with HMT and Civil Service pay guidance criteria.</p><p> </p><p>For delegated grades, end of year non-consolidated awards are paid dependent on an individual’s grade and performance:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Grade</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Achieved Award</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Exceeded Award</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>AA</p></td><td><p>£450</p></td><td><p>£550</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>AO</p></td><td><p>£500</p></td><td><p>£625</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>EO</p></td><td><p>£500</p></td><td><p>£750</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HEO</p></td><td><p>£500</p></td><td><p>£800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>SEO</p></td><td><p>£600</p></td><td><p>£850</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Grade 7</p></td><td><p>£600</p></td><td><p>£1,150</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Grade 6</p></td><td><p>£600</p></td><td><p>£1,450</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>For SCS colleagues end of year non-consolidated awards are paid dependent on Band and performance with awards going to the top 25% performers:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Grade</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Award amount</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>SCS 1</p></td><td><p>£10,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>SCS 2</p></td><td><p>£12,500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>SCS 3</p></td><td><p>£15,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>SCS 4</p></td><td><p>£17,500</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>In response to b) professions</strong></p><p>The Department is not able to break down this level of information by profession which is not directly held within our Resource system.</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 2018-01-10T15:35:55.033Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-10T15:35:55.033Z
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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 Jon Trickett 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
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: Written Questions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pension, how many and what proportion of his Department's Answers to Written Parliamentary Questions in the 2017-18 Session to date have referred to the information requested not being (a) collected or (b) collated centrally. 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 121518 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 2018-01-11more like thismore than 2018-01-11
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions has answered 19 written parliamentary questions explaining that the requested information was not available on the grounds of it not being collected or held centrally, out of a total of 1986 parliamentary questions that have been answered. This figure includes some that were partially answered.</p><p> </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 2018-01-11T11:27:10.457Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-11T11:27:10.457Z
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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 Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-05more like thismore than 2018-01-05
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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 Support for Mortgage Interest 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, for what reasons his Department decided against the introduction of a transitional protection period for people claiming support for mortgage interest after April 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 121342 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 2018-01-11more like thismore than 2018-01-11
star this property answer text <p>Support for mortgage interest provides protection for home owners from the threat of repossession. The new loan scheme will provide exactly the same level of support and, thus, exactly the same level of protection against repossession. Claimants and mortgage lenders will not see any difference in the payments they receive and so there is no need to make any general transitional provisions.</p><p> </p><p>Some specific transitional provisions have been put in place which will allow for existing benefit payments to remain in place for a temporary period. These will apply if there are administrative delays in migrating some claimants to the new scheme or where there are difficulties in appointing someone to act on the claimant’s behalf.</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 2018-01-11T12:33:27.837Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-11T12:33:27.837Z
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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 Alex Sobel 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 Department for Work and Pensions: Public Expenditure 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, which fruitless payments in excess of £30,000 her Department has made by (a) recipient of each such payment, (b) purpose of each such payment, (c) value of each such payment and (d) reason that payment was classified as fruitless in the 2017-18 financial year to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Tommy Sheppard more like this
star this property uin 121959 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
star this property answer text <p>For 2017/18 that information is not yet available but will be disclosed when the Department publishes its 2017/18 Annual Report and Accounts.</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 2018-01-15T13:52:44.2Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-15T13:52:44.2Z
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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 Tommy Sheppard 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 Housing Benefit: Refuges more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much her Department spent on housing benefit for people living in refuge accommodation in (a) 2016-17 and (b) 2015-16. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Great Grimsby more like this
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Melanie Onn more like this
star this property uin 122070 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><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 2018-01-15T13:53:54.333Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-15T13:53:54.333Z
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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 Melanie Onn 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
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 Jobcentre Plus: Training 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 plans his Department has to provide training to JobCentre staff to support refugees. 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 121550 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
star this property answer text <p>Jobcentre Plus staff are trained to consider a person's circumstances and to tailor support according to their individual needs. Staff complete claimant awareness training that covers a wide range of claimant circumstances including refugees. Staff also have access to information on services and support available in their local area for vulnerable claimants including refugees.</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 2018-01-15T15:27:52.82Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-15T15:27:52.82Z
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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 2018-01-08more 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 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 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 thismore than 2018-01-15T15:30:03.963Z
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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 2018-01-09more 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
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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
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse remove filter
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-09more like thismore than 2018-01-09
star this property answering body
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
star this property answering member
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
star this property answering body
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
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for 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
star this property tabling member printed
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
star this property answering member
4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse remove filter
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Paul Sweeney 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
star this property answering body
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
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for 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
star this property tabling member printed
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
star this property answering member
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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
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-08more like thismore than 2018-01-08
star this property answering body
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
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for 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
star this property answering member
4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse remove filter
unstar this property tabling member
4433
unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
818795
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-08more like thismore than 2018-01-08
star this property answering body
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
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for 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
star this property answering member
4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse remove filter
unstar this property tabling member
4433
unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
star this property answering body
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
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for 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
star this property tabling member printed
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
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-01-18T13:09:55.223Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-18T13:09:55.223Z
star this property answering member
4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse remove filter
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
819805
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
star this property answering body
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
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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 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
star this property answering member
4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse remove filter
unstar this property tabling member
4139
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
star this property answering body
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
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how 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
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-01-18T14:07:22.643Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-18T14:07:22.643Z
star this property answering member
4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse remove filter
unstar this property tabling member
435
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Graham Brady more like this
820806
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-11more like thismore than 2018-01-11
star this property answering body
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: Carers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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, whether her Department has a carer's policy for its employees; and what other steps her Department has taken to support employees with caring responsibilities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 122224 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>DWP has a range of support in place to help employees manage caring responsibilities with their work commitments, this provision includes:</p><p> </p><ul><li>HR policies to support employees with caring responsibilities, i.e. flexible working policies, alternative working patterns, job share opportunities, career breaks</li><li>A dedicated DWP carers website which provides easy access to a range of information for employees, including a Carers Toolkit, signposting to the Carers Passport, supportive external organisations and case studies from carers in DWP</li><li>Access to a DWP employee Carers Support Group and Civil Service Job Share Networks</li><li>Membership of Employers for Carers and free access to the Carers UK website and dedicated support</li><li>Employee Assistance Programme provision and information on childcare and eldercare</li><li>Promotion of the Charity for Civil Servants, For You By You, which provides a range of support services for employees, including access to their Carers Passport and practical information for carers</li><li>Regular communication and advice on health and wellbeing to help staff achieve good work life balance and raise awareness of the departmental and external support available</li></ul><ul><li>Access to a board level DWP Carers Champion to ensure carers’ needs are fully supported</li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-01-18T14:10:50.363Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-18T14:10:50.363Z
star this property answering member
4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse remove filter
unstar this property tabling member
478
unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
820910
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-11more like thismore than 2018-01-11
star this property answering body
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 Support for Mortgage Interest more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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 other companies were considered along with SERCO for the contract on distributing the new support for mortgage payment loans. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 122328 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 contract was awarded following an open competition for which three bids were received and evaluated. The information requested is commercially sensitive so the names of bidding companies cannot be shared.</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
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-01-18T14:31:04.993Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-18T14:31:04.993Z
star this property answering member
4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse remove filter
unstar this property tabling member
4658
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
823154
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
star this property answering body
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: Ministerial Powers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many ministerial directions were issued to her Department in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 122837 more like this
unstar this property answer
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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>No ministerial directions were issued in my Department, in 2015, 2016 or 2017.</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
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-01-18T14:40:27.74Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-18T14:40:27.74Z
star this property answering member
4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse remove filter
unstar this property tabling member
410
unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
821561
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-12more like thismore than 2018-01-12
star this property answering body
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: Electric Vehicles more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many vehicles in her Department's fleet are (a) electric vehicles and (b) ultra-low emission vehicles. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wakefield more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mary Creagh more like this
star this property uin 122479 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 2018-01-22more like thismore than 2018-01-22
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not currently have any a) electric vehicles and b) vehicles producing less 75 g/km CO2 (current definition of Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle) in its fleet.</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
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-01-22T14:26:00.817Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-22T14:26:00.817Z
star this property answering member
4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Creagh more like this
822986
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
star this property answering body
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 Security Benefits: Mobile Phones more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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 progress GovCoin, Barclays, RWE npower and University College London on behalf of the Department have made in developing technology that welfare claimants can easily adopt to handle their payments through a mobile app. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Martin Docherty-Hughes