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star this property date less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries more like this
star 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 current health of the UK car industry. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL9862 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK’s automotive industry is world leading and global demand for UK designed, engineered, and manufactured vehicles is strong. We are determined to ensure that the UK continues to be one of the most competitive locations in the world for automotive and other advanced manufacturing. Ministers regularly meet senior automotive executives, both through the Automotive Council and individually, to discuss a wide range of matters.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2018-07-31T12:16:01.597Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-31T12:16:01.597Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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4153
star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
945623
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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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remove maximum value filtermore 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
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
945620
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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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Legal Aid Scheme: Immigration 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 of the removal of non-asylum immigration cases from the scope of legal aid on young migrants with limited leave to remain. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL9749 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 is currently undertaking a post-implementation review of the impact of the legal aid changes made under the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. An assessment of the impact of recent changes to the provision of legal aid for non-asylum immigration cases will be made as part of the review process.</p><p> </p><p>We have recently announced our intention to amend the scope of legal aid for unaccompanied and separated migrant children. This scope change will be informed by evidence gathered as a result of the review and delivered with the help of a consultative group.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-07-31T12:00:52.4Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-31T12:00:52.4Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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4234
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
945619
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star this property date less than 2018-07-20more like thismore than 2018-07-20
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Securities 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 UK Treasury Bills are available for purchase on any given day. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL9748 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>Treasury bills are typically sold by the UK Debt Management Office (DMO) via regular tenders each Friday morning. Maturities currently offered for sale are one-month, three-month and six-month bills. Alongside the results of each Friday morning’s tender, the DMO also announces the amounts for sale via tender for the following Friday.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, on any business day, the DMO can sell either new or existing Treasury bills (which match those previously sold at a tender) bilaterally on request from its counterparties, provided that such issuance is consistent with the DMO’s cash management operational requirements.</p><p> </p><p>Finally, Treasury Bill Primary Participants (banks) may also offer a market-making service in all Treasury bills to their own counterparties on any business day.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-07-31T12:07:57.37Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-31T12:07:57.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4153
star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
945608
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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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Infrastructure 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 when they will respond to the National Infrastructure Commission's National Infrastructure Assessment 2018, published in July. more like this
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Baroness Featherstone more like this
star this property uin HL9737 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 welcomed the publication of the National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA), and is considering the recommendations.</p><p> </p><p>As set out in the National Infrastructure Commission’s Framework Document, the government will respond to the NIC’s recommendations as soon as practical, and endeavour to respond within 6 months, and no longer than a year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-07-31T12:07:17.547Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-31T12:07:17.547Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1531
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
944945
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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 Social Security Benefits 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 answer by Baroness Buscombe on 19 July, stating that "on underpayments, I should be clear that no one suffered a cash loss", what is their definition of a cash loss; what term a claimant should use to describe an underpayment; what is the difference between an underpayment, a payment in full and an overpayment; and whether they consider an overpayment to be a cash benefit to the recipient. more like this
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Lord Touhig more like this
star this property uin HL9728 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>No-one suffered a cash loss when they were converted from incapacity benefits to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) because where the amount of ESA they were entitled to was lower than the previous incapacity benefit award, it was ‘topped up’ to match their previous award by a transitional addition.</p><p> </p><p>We are unable to say whether someone has been underpaid on conversion from incapacity benefit to ESA and is due arrears of benefit until we have gathered the necessary financial information (by way of an ESA3 form) and reviewed their award.</p><p> </p><p>Overpayments are when a claimant is paid more in benefit than they are entitled to. Underpayments are when a claimant is paid less than they are entitled to. The Department seeks to recover overpayments of benefit in accordance with the appropriate legislation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-07-31T12:22:19.65Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-31T12:22:19.65Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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542
star this property label Biography information for Lord Touhig more like this
944944
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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 thismore than 2018-07-31T12:22:38.747Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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542
star this property label Biography information for Lord Touhig more like this
944943
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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 plans they have to reduce the number of Universal Credit claimants experiencing financial difficulties from four in 10, as reported in their Universal Credit Full Source Survey, published in June. more like this
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Lord Touhig more like this
star this property uin HL9726 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We have introduced a number of measures to support and reduce the number of claimants facing financial difficulties.</p><p>We are investing up to £200 million into budgeting and digital support, to help claimants with the transition to Universal Credit and our work coaches work closely with claimants, ensuring they can identify any vulnerabilities or specific needs, such as financial difficulties, at an early stage. We have also invested £1.5 billion in a package of measures to support claimants financially in the first assessment period.</p><p>From 3 January, claimants have been getting advances of up to 100 per cent of their indicative monthly entitlement within a few days. From 14 February, waiting days were removed, and from 11 April, claimants transitioning to Universal Credit from Housing Benefit have been getting an additional 2 weeks of housing cost payments.</p><p>In June, we announced additional protection for people who receive Severe Disability Premium – they will stay on legacy benefits until Transitional Protection applies and we will introduce protection for those who have already moved on to Universal Credit.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-07-31T12:21:49.09Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-31T12:21:49.09Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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542
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944942
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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 whether they measure the number of claimants of Universal Credit who are experiencing financial hardship; and if so, how many such claimants there are. more like this
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Lord Touhig more like this
star this property uin HL9725 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>For many people who do experience financial difficulties, these pre-date their claim to Universal Credit. For example, in their report published on 11 July 2018, the National Federation of Arms-Length Management Organisations (ALMOs) of Social Housing providers found that of those Universal Credit households in rent arrears, 76 per cent had arrears prior to moving onto Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>In the Universal Credit Claimant survey, published in June 2018, 4 in 10 claimants reported they were having difficulties keeping up with bills. In 2011/12 in the report “Work and the welfare system: a survey of benefits and tax credits recipients” from 2011/12, one in three main claimants said they run out of money before the end of the week/month always or most of the time, and a further third said this happens more often than not or sometimes. Both surveys are available on gov.uk.</p><p> </p><p>Unlike in the legacy system, we are investing around £200 million over the Universal Credit implementation period into Universal Support to help claimants with budget management and digital support. Our work coaches work closely with claimants, ensuring they can identify any vulnerabilities such as financial hardship at an early stage. They can then tailor support according to claimants’ individual needs and help to address these issues.</p><p> </p><p>We also have a system of advances and budgeting support to help people with the transition to Universal Credit. From 3 January 2018, we increased the repayment period of Universal Credit advances to 12 months, with claimants able to get up to 100 per cent of their estimated monthly entitlement upfront. These advances are available to claimants interest-free, and from July 2018, can be applied for online.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-07-31T12:18:44.507Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-31T12:18:44.507Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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542
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944941
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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
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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 they (1) identify, and (2) measure the number of, people having difficulties with claiming Universal Credit. more like this
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Lord Touhig more like this
star this property uin HL9724 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department is continually working to improve the claimant journey for Universal Credit. The Universal Credit Full Service Claimant Survey found that 98 per cent of claims are made online, and that nearly half of claimants had help from others or from their jobcentre adviser to do so, demonstrating that those who need it are accessing the support available to them.</p><p> </p><p>The survey also found that 31 per cent of claimants said they need more on-going support with using their Universal Credit digital account. To address this, we are investing up to £200 million into budgeting and digital support, to help claimants with the transition to Universal Credit. This is delivered by the Department and through partners such as local authorities and other third party organisations.</p><p> </p><p>All jobcentres across the country have free Wi-Fi, and there are more than 8,000 computers available to support customers who need help with making their claim digitally and applying for jobs online. Work coaches will also assist anyone who needs assistance. If people cannot get online we have also a freephone helpline available.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-07-31T12:17:53.63Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-31T12:17:53.63Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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542
star this property label Biography information for Lord Touhig more like this