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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Pension Credit remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the impact assessment of the single-tier pension published in October 2013, if he will make an estimate of how many people reaching state pension age after implementation of the single-tier pension in (a) the UK and (b) Scotland would have been eligible for savings credit in (i) 2020 and (ii) 2030 had savings credit not been abolished. more like this
tabling member constituency Banff and Buchan more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Eilidh Whiteford more like this
uin 206369 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The full rate of the new State Pension will give an income above the basic means test, rewarding retirement income saving.</p><p> </p><p>It is estimated that in 2020 around 10% of pensioner households receiving the new State Pension, around 200,000 benefit units, in Great Britain would be eligible for the Savings Credit element of Pension Credit if it had not been removed for people who reached State Pension age after the introduction of new State Pension in April 2016.</p><p> </p><p>By 2030, it is estimated that 15% of the new State Pension households, around 1 million benefit units, would be in this position.</p><p> </p><p>Not all of these people would take up their eligibility to Savings Credit. The Department estimates that take-up amongst people eligible for only the Savings Credit element of Pension Credit is between 43% and 48%.</p><p> </p><p>Breakdowns of the impact analysis by country or region within Great Britain are not available.</p><p> </p><p>It is estimated that retaining Savings Credit for all pensioners and uprating it line with earnings would lead to additional annual costs in the UK of around £2bn in 20 years' time.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-07-22T11:49:29.1204573Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T11:49:29.1204573Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
3911
label Biography information for Dr Eilidh Whiteford more like this
106123
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Pension Credit remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate he has made of the number of eligible pensioners that do not receive pension credit. more like this
tabling member constituency Leicester West more like this
tabling member printed
Liz Kendall more like this
uin 213005 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
answer text <p>The most recent estimates of take-up can be found in the Income Related Benefits: Estimates of Take-up report which provides caseload and expenditure estimates of take-up for Pension Credit in Great Britain for the financial year 2009-10. The figures are available online and can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/income-related-benefits-estimates-of-take-up--2" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/income-related-benefits-estimates-of-take-up--2</a></p><p> </p><p>Experimental estimates of take-up of income-related benefits based on an improved methodology for Great Britain are provisionally due to be published in January to February 2015.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-06T13:45:29.5413172Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T13:45:29.5413172Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
4026
label Biography information for Liz Kendall more like this
225297
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-04more like thismore than 2015-03-04
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Pension Credit remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people for whom the freezing of the savings element of pensions credit and increases in the basic state pension has had a net negative effect on their income in each of the last three financial years. more like this
tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
tabling member printed
Dame Anne Begg more like this
uin 226249 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
answer text <p>The overall impact of benefit up-rating on a customer’s income depends on a wide variety of factors (including for example any changes to their non state pensions that occur around the same time) which means we cannot accurately measure these impacts. However, the increases in the basic State Pension under the terms of the triple lock, have been more significant than the reductions in the savings credit. Overall it is unlikely that any Pension Credit customer should be worse off, in cash terms, as a result of the uprating decisions made over the last three years.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
grouped question UIN 226248 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-09T16:06:27.223Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-09T16:06:27.223Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
572
label Biography information for Dame Anne Begg more like this
225300
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-04more like thismore than 2015-03-04
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Pension Credit remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people in receipt of pension credit whose income from their state pension and pension credit was (a) less in the 2014-15 financial year than it was in the previous financial year, and (b) less in the 2013-14 financial year than it was in the 2012-13 financial year. more like this
tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
tabling member printed
Dame Anne Begg more like this
uin 226248 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
answer text <p>The overall impact of benefit up-rating on a customer’s income depends on a wide variety of factors (including for example any changes to their non state pensions that occur around the same time) which means we cannot accurately measure these impacts. However, the increases in the basic State Pension under the terms of the triple lock, have been more significant than the reductions in the savings credit. Overall it is unlikely that any Pension Credit customer should be worse off, in cash terms, as a result of the uprating decisions made over the last three years.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
grouped question UIN 226249 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-09T16:06:27.127Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-09T16:06:27.127Z
answering member
220
label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
tabling member
572
label Biography information for Dame Anne Begg more like this
389007
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-09more like thismore than 2015-07-09
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Pension Credit remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the maximum income is which may be received tax free in each week by a person in receipt of the state pension without affecting that person's entitlement to pension credit. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hodge Hill more like this
tabling member printed
Liam Byrne more like this
uin 6346 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
answer text <p /> <p>The level of income at which entitlement to Pension Credit ends is £151.20 for those under 65 years of age and £188.25 for those aged 65 and over (£230.85 and £274.43 respectively for couples). These amounts may be higher for those with caring responsibilities, a severe disability, or certain housing costs. When calculating Pension Credit entitlement, income such as earnings, pensions or income drawdown is taken into account net of any tax liability, and subject in some cases to full or partial disregards. The provisions defining income and its treatment are sections 15 and 16 of the State Pension Credit Act 2002 and regulations 14 to 18 and schedules IV and VI of the State Pension Credit Regulations 2002.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-07-16T16:31:51.427Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-16T16:31:51.427Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
1171
label Biography information for Liam Byrne more like this
424382
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-10-27more like thismore than 2015-10-27
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Pension Credit remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to increase the uptake of pension credit by people who are eligible. more like this
tabling member constituency Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey more like this
tabling member printed
Drew Hendry more like this
uin 13630 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-10-30more like thismore than 2015-10-30
answer text <p>We are committed to ensuring that older people receive the support they are entitled to and the Department targets activity on engaging with people who may be eligible at pivotal stages such as when they claim State Pension or report a change in their circumstances.</p><br /><p>We use a wide range of channels to communicate information about Pension Credit to potential customers, including information on gov.uk, in leaflets and by telephone.</p><br /><p>We believe that one of the best ways to reach those eligible customers who may be reluctant to claim is through trusted messengers working in the community and DWP provides a web-based Pension Credit toolkit at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pension-credit-toolkit" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pension-credit-toolkit</a> containing a range of resources for anyone working with pensioners. It contains guides to Pension Credit, examples of the reasons why eligible customers might not claim, ideas for encouraging take-up, and makes available a range of publicity material.</p><br /><p>To increase take-up we are currently engaging with community partners through the Age Action Alliance and have recently begun a series of workshops designed to publicise the toolkit resources and to allow partners to share best practice of what works to encourage take-up.</p>
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-10-30T13:18:03.237Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-30T13:18:03.237Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4467
label Biography information for Drew Hendry more like this
426145
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-04more like thismore than 2015-11-04
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Pension Credit remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many women in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) Glasgow and (d) Glasgow East constituency who are aged (i) 60, (ii) 61, (iii) 62, (iv) 63, (v) 64, (vi) 65, (vii) 66, and (viii) 67 are in receipt of pension credit in the 2015-16 financial year. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow East more like this
tabling member printed
Natalie McGarry more like this
uin 14806 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
answer text <p>The information as requested for 2015/16 is not available.</p><p>Information for Northern Ireland is the responsibility of the Department for Social Development. Northern Ireland statistics can be found at:</p><p><a href="http://www.dsdni.gov.uk/index/stats_and_research/benefit_publications.htm" target="_blank">http://www.dsdni.gov.uk/index/stats_and_research/benefit_publications.htm</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
grouped question UIN 14807 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-10T17:14:47.147Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-10T17:14:47.147Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4428
label Biography information for Natalie McGarry more like this
426146
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-04more like thismore than 2015-11-04
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Pension Credit remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many men in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) Glasgow and (d) Glasgow East constituency who are aged (i) 60, (ii) 61, (iii) 62, (iv) 63, (v) 64, (vi) 65, (vii) 66, and (viii) 67 are in receipt of pension credit in the 2015-16 financial year. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow East more like this
tabling member printed
Natalie McGarry more like this
uin 14807 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
answer text <p>The information as requested for 2015/16 is not available.</p><p>Information for Northern Ireland is the responsibility of the Department for Social Development. Northern Ireland statistics can be found at:</p><p><a href="http://www.dsdni.gov.uk/index/stats_and_research/benefit_publications.htm" target="_blank">http://www.dsdni.gov.uk/index/stats_and_research/benefit_publications.htm</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
grouped question UIN 14806 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-10T17:14:47.24Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-10T17:14:47.24Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4428
label Biography information for Natalie McGarry more like this
426148
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-04more like thismore than 2015-11-04
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Pension Credit remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost of providing pension credit was to people in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) Glasgow and (d) Glasgow East constituency in the most recent period for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow East more like this
tabling member printed
Natalie McGarry more like this
uin 14712 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
answer text <p>Due to the geographical level of information requested it has been assumed that the question refers to benefit expenditure.</p><p>The information on requested is shown in the table below.</p><p>Tables show expenditure for Great Britain, not the UK, as expenditure in Northern Ireland is the responsibility of Northern Ireland Executive.</p><table><tbody><tr><td>Pension Credit Expenditure £ million</td><td>2014/15</td></tr><tr><td>Great Britain</td><td>6,576.1</td></tr><tr><td>Scotland</td><td>587.4</td></tr><tr><td>Glasgow (City)</td><td>108.6</td></tr><tr><td>Glasgow East (constituency)</td><td>19.1</td></tr></tbody></table><p>Benefit expenditure information is published and can be found using the following URL:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2015" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2015</a></p><br /> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-10T17:04:07.387Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-10T17:04:07.387Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4428
label Biography information for Natalie McGarry more like this
442767
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-01-05more like thismore than 2016-01-05
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Pension Credit remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of how many pensioners will have the assessed income periods of their pension credit end early as a result of changes to pension credit on 6 April 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
tabling member printed
Tulip Siddiq more like this
uin 21041 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-01-11more like thismore than 2016-01-11
answer text <p><strong></strong>We estimate that around 250,000 Pension Credit recipients will have their assessed income period (AIP) end early. This estimate is based on DWP administrative data and includes an assumption about the number of new AIPs that will be set between now and 5 April 2016. The end of an AIP does not necessarily change the Pension Credit award; the effect depends on whether any changes to income or capital have taken place.</p><br /> <br /> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-01-11T14:33:14.003Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-11T14:33:14.003Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4518
label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this