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star this property date less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Poverty: Children more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Institute of Fiscal Studies <i>Living Standards, Poverty and Inequality in the UK: 2015;</i> and how they plan to respond to the findings that nearly 63 per cent of British children living in poverty are in working families. more like this
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Lord Tyler more like this
unstar this property uin HL1667 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 2015-07-30more like thismore than 2015-07-30
star this property answer text <p /> <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The recent IFS report is positive about the Government’s new approach to tackling the root causes of poverty: they said that “focusing on a broad range of inputs into life chances and causes of poverty is sensible.” They also add that “family worklessness certainly is a sensible thing to track if one wants to reduce the prevalence of low living standards.”</p><p> </p><p>This Government knows that work remains the best route out of poverty. Research shows that around three-quarters of poor children in families that move into full employment exit poverty. We are committed to supporting parents to move into work, increase their earnings, and keep more of what they earn. Universal Credit, our investment in childcare and the introduction of the National Living Wage will all play an important part.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also recognises that improving skills and progression is the key to making work pay. That is why under this Government we intend to create three million more apprenticeships over the next five years, and to help people move on to better jobs by improving qualifications and providing additional support through Jobcentre Plus.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-07-30T13:27:22.41Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-30T13:27:22.41Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Tyler more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading National Insurance Credits: Carers more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what further steps they propose to encourage up-take of Carer’s Credit by those who are caring for others for 20 hours or more per week and who do not qualify for Carer’s Allowance. more like this
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Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope more like this
unstar this property uin HL1931 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 2015-09-21more like thismore than 2015-09-21
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Ahead of the introduction of the new State Pension in April 2016, we are specifically encouraging people to find out how they could increase their new State Pension, including through National Insurance credits. This includes encouraging people who are eligible but may not be claiming carer’s credits at the moment. We are working with the media, local authorities, the NHS, voluntary organisations and charities, including carers’ organisations to promote material, including fact sheets and videos, ensuring the right information and advice is available on carer’s credits.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not hold information that would allow us to identify individuals who might be eligible for the carer’s credit. We use a range of methods to signpost the carer’s credit to individuals who contact us about other benefits who might be potentially eligible, including when someone has claimed but is not entitled to Carer’s Allowance. Departmental officials promote the carer’s credit at carers’ events, including Carer’s Week, and amongst support organisations. Information on the credits is available on the government’s website GOV.UK and also on carers’ organisations websites.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1932 more like this
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less than 2015-09-21T14:47:53.413Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-21T14:47:53.413Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope more like this
392000
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star this property date less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Autism more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the rate of full-time employment of adults with autism above the current level of 15 per cent. more like this
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Lord Turnberg more like this
unstar this property uin HL1763 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 2015-08-04more like thismore than 2015-08-04
star this property answer text <p /> <p>DWP produced an Autism action-plan in 2013 to support the improvement of service provision and increase work opportunities for people with autism.</p><p> </p><p>DWP is a member of the Autism Programme Board and in response to the Think Autism strategy, we are working co-productively with a large number of stakeholders to implement a range of activities to support this remit - and ensure that staff are providing the best possible support to people with autism when looking for work.</p><p> </p><p>Promoting the employment of people with autism is also being taken forward as part of the Disability Confident campaign.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-08-04T10:56:43.1Zmore like thismore than 2015-08-04T10:56:43.1Z
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Turnberg more like this
388028
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Welfare Assistance Schemes: Finance more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to make the planned further £74 million of funding available to upper tier local authorities for local welfare assistance schemes in 2016–17. more like this
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Baroness King of Bow more like this
unstar this property uin HL1154 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 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Future arrangements for all local authority funding are a matter for the next Spending Review period and Local Government Finance Settlement consultations, which are led by DCLG. The outcome of these discussions will be made clear at the appropriate time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-07-21T16:13:16.84Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-21T16:13:16.84Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness King of Bow more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Carer's Allowance more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people receive Carer’s Allowance in relation to care for a recipient of Employment Support Allowance who is (1) in the support group, and (2) in the work-related activity group. more like this
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Baroness Manzoor more like this
unstar this property uin HL1959 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 2015-09-21more like thismore than 2015-09-21
star this property answer text <p /> <p>None.</p><p> </p><p>Payment of Employment and Support Allowance is not one of the benefits that can “trigger” payment of Carer’s Allowance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-09-21T14:48:05.87Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-21T14:48:05.87Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Manzoor more like this
385303
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star this property date less than 2015-06-24more like thismore than 2015-06-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pension Funds more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 7 January (HL Deb, col 432), when they plan to consult on improving transparency for pension savers regarding where their money is invested and how rights attached to it are being exercised; and when they plan to consider how secondary legislation could be used to ensure greater transparency for pension savers. more like this
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Lord Harrison more like this
unstar this property uin HL786 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 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Government is committed to ensuring greater transparency for pension savers.</p><p> </p><p>From April this year, workplace schemes are required to report on the value delivered by costs and charges in their scheme for the first time. Building on this, the Department for Work and Pensions and the Financial Conduct Authority ran a joint Call for Evidence ‘Transaction Cost Disclosure: Improving Transparency in Workplace Pensions’, considering how transaction costs could be disclosed in a standardised way. This is the first phase of work required to meet duties under Section 44 of the Pensions Act 2014 to require transaction costs to be disclosed to members and others; and transaction costs and administration charges to be published. The Government is currently considering responses to the Call for Evidence.</p><p> </p><p>Transparency is not just about costs and charges. Earlier this year the Government consulted on changes to the Occupational Pension Schemes Investment Regulations requiring trustees to report how they take financial and non-financial factors into account when investing, and their schemes stewardship policy. The Government is currently considering responses to the consultation.</p><p> </p><p>The Government intends to consult on any secondary legislation required following these exercises later this year, and will consider what further proposals may be needed to ensure greater transparency for pension savers including consideration both of its duties under the Pensions Act 2014 and the remarks made in debates on 7 January.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T12:06:11.487Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harrison more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-15more like thismore than 2015-07-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average sum held in the pension funds of people who were enrolled in a pension scheme as part of the auto-enrolment process. more like this
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Baroness Greengross more like this
unstar this property uin HL1497 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 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The information is not available in the format requested.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Findings from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) Wealth and Asset survey show that overall, the average (median) amount of wealth held in pensions not yet in payment was £33,000 in 2010/12. There is no breakdown available to show wealth held in funds created due to Automatic Enrolment.</p><p> </p><p>DWP’s annual official statistics on workplace pension participation found that in 2014, the annual total amount saved in workplace pensions by employees eligible for Automatic Enrolment was £80.3 billion, an increase of £6.6 billion from 2012.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-07-21T14:04:34.21Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-21T14:04:34.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Greengross more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Families more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Altmann on 22 June, how they have calculated that £1 spent on advice yields approximately £11.50 in savings. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
unstar this property uin HL727 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
star this property answer text <p /> <p>This calculation was derived from an independent review commissioned by the Department for Education.</p><p> </p><p>The information is available in the Department for Education’s Relationship Support Interventions Evaluation, published in 2014. This sets out a detailed explanation of how the savings were calculated using a cost benefit analysis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T13:22:18.313Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T13:22:18.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann remove filter
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3834
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-12-07more like thismore than 2015-12-07
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Christmas Bonus more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to change the £10 Christmas Bonus for pensioners. more like this
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Lord Brabazon of Tara more like this
unstar this property uin HL4300 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 2015-12-11more like thismore than 2015-12-11
star this property answer text <p><strong>The Government has no plans to change the £10 Christmas Bonus.</strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-12-11T11:52:28.927Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-11T11:52:28.927Z
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Brabazon of Tara more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Altmann on 4 December (HL3783) that the Personal Independence Payment assessment criteria were "designed in close collaboration with disabled people and disability groups", whether they will now take into account the responses to the consultation held separately between 24 June and 5 August 2013 on the moving around criteria. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
unstar this property uin HL4504 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 2015-12-21more like thismore than 2015-12-21
star this property answer text <p><strong>The full public consultation on the ‘Moving around’ activity of the mobility component closed on 5 August 2013. We received more than 1,100 responses. We carefully considered all the responses received, including the suggestions for alternative approaches. We published our response to the consultation on 21 October 2013.</strong></p><br /><p><strong>We believe the assessment criteria, including the 20 metres distance, are the best way of identifying those whose physical mobility is most limited, so we did not make any changes. However, we have strengthened the measures around the reliability criteria – we recognise these are a key protection for claimants.</strong></p><br /><p><strong>Our response to the consultation is annexed to this answer.</strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-12-21T12:19:10.83Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-21T12:19:10.83Z
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less than 2015-12-22T14:16:11.56Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-22T14:16:11.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann remove filter
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unstar this property file name Annex HL 4504.pdf more like this
star this property title Annex "Moving around activity" more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this