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947127
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star this property date less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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 are their plans to address payment errors and delays for people attempting to claim Universal Credit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL9817 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Around 80 per cent of new claims are paid in full and on time. In many cases, where full payment is not made on time by the end of the first assessment period, this is as a result of unresolved issues such as: some claimants have not signed their Claimant Commitment or passed identity checks, and the others have outstanding verification issues, such as for housing and self-employed earnings. Whilst their verification is on-going, many of these claimants receive a part payment for those elements of the claim that have been resolved. Within five weeks of the payment due date, 95 per cent of claims are paid in full.</p><p>DWP continues to monitor payment timeliness and we have made changes to improve payment timeliness. For example, we have built processes into the system to make it easier and quicker for people to verify information such as their housing costs.</p><p> </p><p>Advances are available to provide financial support until the first payment and these can now be repaid over a course of 12 months and can consist of up to 100 per cent of the indicative monthly award. We have also abolished waiting days and now provide 2 weeks of housing support to claimants moving to Universal Credit from Housing Benefit.</p><p> </p><p>If a claim has been delayed due to error, DWP can also consider awarding an ex-gratia payment, as set out in the guide of Financial Redress for Maladministration, available on gov.uk, and which is attached.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-07-31T13:50:40.76Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-31T13:50:40.76Z
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less than 2018-07-31T14:41:10.173Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-31T14:41:10.173Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property file name HL9817 Financial Redress for Maladministration FR.PDF more like this
star this property title Financial Redress for Maladministration more like this
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72633
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
947537
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Poverty: Children more like this
star 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 assessment they have made, or intend to make, of the report of the Resolution Foundation, Living Standards Audit 2018, published on 24 July, and its conclusion that the proportion of children in poverty has risen by 21 per cent in the five years to 2016, rather than their estimate of 11 per cent. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL9830 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Benefit under-reporting in household surveys is a well-known, long standing issue. To date it has not been possible to accurately resolve this. The Resolution Foundation’s report published on 24 July attempts to correct this issue. However, they do not have accurate information on which households are under-reporting. Consequently, they use a series of assumptions to select a number of households in the survey, allocating them additional income from benefits. This means the conclusions in the report will be sensitive to the households selected; different assumptions will give different results.</p><p> </p><p>DWP is currently working towards a more accurate solution to correct this issue, whereby survey records are combined with administrative data to improve the quality of the survey data. Making this correction is likely to reduce the number of individuals classed as being in low income.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-07-31T13:51:06.23Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-31T13:51:06.23Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4564
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bird more like this
947108
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Housing Allowance: Care Leavers more like this
star 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 implement the recommendation in the Social Security Advisory Committee’s report Young People Living Independently, published in May, to extend the exemption for care leavers from the Shared Accommodation Rate of Local Housing Allowance until they reach age 25. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL9798 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government has no plans at present to implement the recommendation in the Social Security Advisory Committee’s report “Young People Living Independently” to extend the exemption for care leavers from the Shared Accommodation Rate until age 25. We will, however, keep this under review as the current lack of data means we are unable to be clear about the size of the problem. We continue to work with the Department for Education to develop the evidence base and consider evidence from stakeholders on the impact that the shared accommodation has on care leavers.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2011 the Government has provided around £1 billion in Discretionary Housing Payment funding to local authorities to help support vulnerable people, including care leavers, mitigate rent shortfalls.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-07-31T13:50:06.42Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-31T13:50:06.42Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4234
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
947081
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment more like this
star 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 Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 19 July (HL9263), on what evidence they determined that gender is relevant to the needs arising from long-term health conditions or disabilities while ethnicity is not; and whether they will place a copy of that evidence in the Library of the House. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL9771 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Whilst designing Personal Independence Payment (PIP), the Department considered the relevance of what data should be collected and recorded to support the good management of a PIP claim. PIP is based on needs arising from a long-term health condition or disability so gender is not a factor in the decision making process in PIP.</p><p> </p><p>However, the collection of data on gender supports the good management of PIP claims as it supports our communications with claimants.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-07-31T13:49:29.9Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-31T13:49:29.9Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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147
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Boateng more like this
947080
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment more like this
star 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 Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 19 July (HL9263), whether they will publish the outcome of their consideration of how to give assurance that the assessment process for Personal Independent Payments does not disproportionately affect BAME communities. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL9770 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are currently considering the approach we will take to this work and will decide on the most suitable method of disseminating the outcomes as part of that activity.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-07-31T13:49:04.307Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-31T13:49:04.307Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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147
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Boateng more like this
945623
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-20more like thismore than 2018-07-20
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Ethnic Groups more like this
star 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 conduct ethnic monitoring of social security benefits, including Universal Credit; and if so, whether this system collects data on the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL9752 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Claimants, including Universal Credit claimants, are given the option to provide their ethnicity for monitoring purposes. We have published volumes of claimants broken down by ethnicity for some benefits. This is publically available and can be accessed using DWP’s Stat-Xplore function on the gov.uk website, or the Nomis service provided by the Office for National Statistics.</p><p> </p><p>The data is not broken down to Gypsy, Roma and Travellers. These individuals are captured in the larger ethnic group they identify with.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-07-31T13:48:38.967Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-31T13:48:38.967Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4234
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
945601
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-20more like thismore than 2018-07-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading UN Security Council more like this
star 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 support calls for the introduction of a code of conduct that would restrain the veto power of the permanent members of the UN Security Council in cases of mass atrocities such as genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes; and what assessment they have made of the likelihood that such a code will be introduced. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL9730 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​The UK wholeheartedly supports the principle that the Security Council must act to stop mass atrocities. That is why the UK signed up to the Accountability, Coherence and Transparency Group's Code of Conduct in 2015. The Code of Conduct calls on all Council members not to vote against a credible draft resolution on timely and decisive action to end, or prevent, the commission of genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes. As of 1 June 2018 the Code of Conduct has been signed by 115 UN member states and 2 observers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-07-31T15:09:22.26Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-31T15:09:22.26Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
945600
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-20more like thismore than 2018-07-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Nigeria: Violence 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 Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 19 July (HL9364), in what ways President Buhari has "strongly condemned" the killing of Nigerian Christians by Fulani militia; and whether any people have been (1) charged with, and (2) prosecuted for, those killings. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL9729 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​President Buhari has repeatedly condemned the violence and expressed his concern for the lives lost. This year, he has made public statements in February, when he ordered the arrest of those carrying illegal arms, announced the deployment of additional security, and offered his condolences to the victims. In April, addressing the congregation at a Catholic Church, he described as &quot;vile, evil and satanic&quot; the killing of worshippers and two priests at a Catholic church in Benue State. He called on Nigerians to refrain from reprisal attacks. In June, he spoke about the killings in Plateau State, and reiterated his Government's determination to bring those responsible to justice. We are not aware of anyone having been charged. We call on communities not to take the law into their own hands but to work with security forces and the authorities to bring those responsible to justice in accordance with the rule of law.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-07-31T15:08:50.563Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-31T15:08:50.563Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
944944
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star 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 improvements in payment timelines they expect to achieve for claimants of Universal Credit in 2018. more like this
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Lord Touhig more like this
star this property uin HL9727 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Around 80 per cent of new claims are paid in full and on time. In many cases, where full payment is not made on time by the end of the first assessment period, this is as a result of unresolved issues such as: some claimants have not signed their Claimant Commitment or passed identity checks, and the others have outstanding verification issues, such as for housing and self-employed earnings. Whilst their verification is on-going, many of these claimants receive a part payment for those elements of the claim that have been resolved. Within five weeks of the payment due date, 95 per cent of claims are paid in full.</p><p>DWP continues to monitor payment timeliness and we have made changes to improve payment timeliness. For example, we have built processes into the system to make it easier and quicker for people to verify information such as their housing costs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-07-31T12:22:38.747Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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542
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Touhig more like this
944443
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-18more like thismore than 2018-07-18
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Overseas Territories more like this
star 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 have received any proposals from the governments of any of the British Overseas Territories to alter the status of those Territories' relationships with the United Kingdom. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL9677 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As I have stated previously, and as set out in the 2012 White Paper, we believe that the fundamental structure of our constitutional relationship with the Overseas Territories is the right one. However, we are happy to consider any proposals on changes to constitutions put forward by any of the Overseas Territories. Officials are currently reviewing two such proposals.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-07-31T14:54:27.45Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-31T14:54:27.45Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this