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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading New Enterprise Allowance 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 she has made an assessment of recent trends in the number of individuals in receipt of the New Enterprise Allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 170294 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-09-12more like thismore than 2018-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The Department regularly publishes official statistics for the New Enterprise Allowance Scheme, including an overview of the latest trends seen in the data. The latest publication can be accessed at:</p><p><strong><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/new-enterprise-allowance-april-2011-to-december-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/new-enterprise-allowance-april-2011-to-december-2017</a></strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-09-12T16:33:04.083Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-12T16:33:04.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
967828
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading New Enterprise Allowance 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 the cost to the public purse has been of the New Enterprise Allowance in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 170295 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-09-19more like thismore than 2018-09-19
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>Between April 2011 and December 2017, New Enterprise Allowance has supported over 113,000 people to start their own business.</p><p> </p><p>The Departmental spend on New Enterprise Allowance (NEA), comprising contracted mentoring costs and Allowance payments to participants who had started to trade from 2013/14 is set out in the table below:</p><p><strong> </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>£m</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total NEA spend</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>58.8</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>44.2</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>20.2</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>29.1</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>22.1</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Notes:</strong></p><p> </p><p>The reducing spend reflects:</p><p> </p><ol><li>Rising employment rates</li><li>The introduction of the Link Up Start Up (LUSU) workshop in April 2017 (to assess the viability of a claimant’s business) prior to starting on NEA</li><li>A refund of costs in 2015/16 from suppliers from the Grant Funded phase of the NEA which ended in December 2014.</li></ol>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-09-19T14:47:49.067Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-19T14:47:49.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Refugees: Universal Credit 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 refugees resettled under the resettlement scheme will be subject to the two-child limit for universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 270446 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>Refugees resettled under resettlement schemes are able to work and have access to some DWP benefits upon arrival.</p><p>In the same way as other claimants, they are included in the policy not to provide extra benefit entitlements for more than two children unless those children were born before 6 April 2017 or an exception applies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T14:50:47.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T14:50:47.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-07more like thismore than 2017-09-07
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Council Housing: Insulation 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 Communities and Local Government, whether his Department will refund local authorities the cost of ensuring that all existing housing stock is made safe as a result of the Grenfell Tower fire. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 9326 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-09-21more like thismore than 2017-09-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government will consider the removal of financial restrictions where financial barriers stand in the way of essential work being done. This would include circumstances where local fire services advise essential fire safety works are required to make a building safe. We are working with local authorities who approach us on a case by case basis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2017-09-21T10:59:16.37Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-21T10:59:16.37Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit: East Ayrshire 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, with reference to the oral contribution of 1 July 2019, Official Report, Column 903, what additional funding has been made available to East Ayrshire Council to mitigate the costs associated with the roll-out of universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 272890 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
star this property answer text <p>New Burdens funding has been provided to councils to cover additional costs associated with Universal Credit. In 2017/18 the Department paid £13m in New Burdens funding and paid £14m in New Burdens for 2018/19. Last year we worked with a number of Local Authorities to refresh these costs resulting in £18m in New Burdens being paid in 2019/20. 67 Local Authorities received a total of £4.7m in extra payments to recognise alleged additional costs caused in the early stages of roll out.</p><p> </p><p>The East Ayrshire Council has received £169k from the Department in New Burden funding.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to work with number of Local Authorities to further understand their service costs to inform future funding requirements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 272891 more like this
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less than 2019-07-12T13:52:47.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T13:52:47.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit: East Ayrshire 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 her oral contribution on 1 July 1 2019, Official Report Vol 662, whether her investigation on the costs associated with the rollout of universal credit will consider the economic effects of that rollout on East Ayrshire Council. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 272891 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
star this property answer text <p>New Burdens funding has been provided to councils to cover additional costs associated with Universal Credit. In 2017/18 the Department paid £13m in New Burdens funding and paid £14m in New Burdens for 2018/19. Last year we worked with a number of Local Authorities to refresh these costs resulting in £18m in New Burdens being paid in 2019/20. 67 Local Authorities received a total of £4.7m in extra payments to recognise alleged additional costs caused in the early stages of roll out.</p><p> </p><p>The East Ayrshire Council has received £169k from the Department in New Burden funding.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to work with number of Local Authorities to further understand their service costs to inform future funding requirements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 272890 more like this
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less than 2019-07-12T13:52:47.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T13:52:47.433Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-06more like thismore than 2017-03-06
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading UN Human Rights Council: Religious Freedom 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to fulfil its UN Human Rights Council election pledge to stand up for freedom of religion or belief. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 66585 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-03-09more like thismore than 2017-03-09
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty's Government remains firmly committed to the promotion and protection of Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) in all countries.</p><p>We regularly discuss issues related to FoRB with foreign governments. For example, we raise our concerns when practices and laws discriminate against people on the basis of their religion or belief. We also raise individual cases. We work to sustain consensus on the adoption and implementation of the key UN Resolutions sponsored by the European Union and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation at the UN Human Rights Council. We support projects through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's (FCO) Magna Carta Fund for Human Rights and Democracy. In October 2016, the FCO hosted a groundbreaking international conference to highlight the relevance of FRoB to global efforts to counter violent extremism.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2017-03-09T16:20:19.503Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-09T16:20:19.503Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-28more like thismore than 2018-06-28
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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, for what reasons enquiries from hon. Members on universal credit will not be taken by telephone; when the new system for answering such enquiries was introduced; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 158772 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-07-03more like thismore than 2018-07-03
star this property answer text <p>We confirmed last year that claimants do not need to give consent for MPs and their caseworkers to raise concerns. Prior to the roll-out of Universal Credit Full Service in their constituency, we write to each hon. Member. The letter explains the implicit consent arrangements for MPs and also provides the telephone number and email address of the District Manager in the constituency, so that MPs can contact District Managers if there are urgent constituent cases that need attention. This is the best route to raise issues on behalf of constituents and works well because MPs’ offices can establish local relationships.</p><p /><p><br></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-07-03T16:29:34.517Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-03T16:29:34.517Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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4470
unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit 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, with reference to the 2018-19 Main Estimates, how much funding her Department has allocated to prepare for the UK to leave the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 174776 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-10-09more like thismore than 2018-10-09
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Exiting the European Union is carrying out detailed work with departments to prepare for leaving the EU and coordinating planning. Members of staff across the Department for Work and Pensions provide advice and analysis on EU Exit issues as required.</p><p> </p><p>Given the interactions between EU exit work and the Department’s other priorities, it would not be possible to give a figure for the information requested. We can confirm that no additional funding for 2018/19 was sought or provided to the Department by HM Treasury for EU Exit preparations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-10-09T16:37:00.403Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-09T16:37:00.403Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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4470
unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-12-20more like thismore than 2016-12-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Marshall Scholarships 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his future plans are for the Marshall Scholarship scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Havant more like this
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Mr Alan Mak more like this
star this property uin 908054 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-01-10more like thismore than 2017-01-10
star this property answer text <p>The Government supports the Marshall Scholarship Programme as a key element in the special relationship between the US and the UK.</p><p>We have made additional funding available to enable 40 scholars to study at UK universities from September 2017.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2017-01-10T16:05:05.187Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-10T16:05:05.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Mak more like this