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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-10-06more like thismore than 2017-10-06
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 Children: Maintenance more like this
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, 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
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 106137 more like this
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is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2017-10-12more like thismore than 2017-10-12
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
answering member constituency North West Hampshire remove filter
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-10-12T13:56:00.367Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-12T13:56:00.367Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2018-02-01T17:10:55.89Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-01T17:10:55.89Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
previous answer version
14051
answering member constituency Gosport more like this
answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
answering member 4008
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
816967
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-05more like thismore than 2018-01-05
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 Social Fund: Loans more like this
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, 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
tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
uin 121394 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-01-10
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>
answering member constituency North West Hampshire remove filter
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-01-10T15:20:11.24Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-10T15:20:11.24Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
4058
label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
816971
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-05more like thismore than 2018-01-05
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 Support for Mortgage Interest more like this
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 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
tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
tabling member printed
Mike Amesbury more like this
uin 121398 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-01-10
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>
answering member constituency North West Hampshire remove filter
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-01-10T15:24:58.833Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-10T15:24:58.833Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
4667
label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
816811
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-05more like thismore than 2018-01-05
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 Department for Work and Pensions: Equal Pay more like this
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 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
tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
tabling member printed
Jon Trickett more like this
uin 121238 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-01-10
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>
answering member constituency North West Hampshire remove filter
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-01-10T15:35:55.033Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-10T15:35:55.033Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
410
label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this