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star this property date less than 2018-10-29more like thismore than 2018-10-29
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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 Social Security Benefits more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of working people in receipt of top up benefits are resident in (a) Ashfield constituency, (b) in each region of the UK and (c) in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashfield more like this
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Gloria De Piero more like this
star this property uin 184954 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 numbers of in work families receiving tax credits are in table 1.1 of the Child and Working Tax Credits statistics: finalised annual awards - 2016 to 2017 published by HMRC can be accessed at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/720570/Main_publication_-_final_tables.xlsx" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/720570/Main_publication_-_final_tables.xlsx</a></p><p> </p><p>Geographical breakdowns including constituency level figures are available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/720739/Main_geographical_-_final_tables.xlsx" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/720739/Main_geographical_-_final_tables.xlsx</a></p><p> </p><p>Universal Credit and Housing Benefit statistics for Great Britain are regularly published and the latest statistics for September 2018 and May 2018 respectively can be accessed at:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users is available at:</p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html</a></p><p> </p><p>The information available for the number of employed individuals that are in receipt of Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance in May 2018 in geographical areas of Great Britain can be found in the following table.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T18:17:56.583Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T18:17:56.583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property file name People Table 184954.docx more like this
star this property title Working people in receipt of IS, JSA or ESA more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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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 Department for Work and Pensions: Training more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has contracts with external companies to train Departmental staff delivering the Universal Credit programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral West more like this
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Margaret Greenwood more like this
star this property uin 198859 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The department does not have contracts with external companies to train staff who are delivering Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>Work Coaches and other staff delivering Universal Credit undergo comprehensive training designed to equip them with the tools, skills and behaviours required to provide a high quality service to all claimants. Specific training and guidance is provided for working with different vulnerable groups and those with complex needs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T17:58:33.313Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Margaret Greenwood more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
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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 Universal Credit: Sheffield more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time is for an initial information-gathering interview at the Cavendish Court Job Centre Sheffield; and whether that waiting time has an effect on the time taken to pay universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
star this property uin 199297 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>Not all claimants will require any initial evidence interview at the start of their Universal Credit claim.</p><p> </p><p>If an interview is required, claimants will receive notification to book an interview via their online Universal Credit account at the start of their claim and are encouraged to make contact at the earliest opportunity. In addition, a further prompt will be sent after 7 days if no interview has been booked.</p><p> </p><p>Cavendish Court Jobcentre went live with Universal Credit full service on 7 November.</p><p> </p><p>The average waiting period at Cavendish Court Jobcentre for initial interview (working days) was as follows:</p><p> </p><p>W/E 16/11 – 3 days</p><p>W/E 23/11 – 5 days</p><p>W/E 30/11 – 2 days</p><p> </p><p>For comparison, the average waiting period within the District of South Yorkshire for initial interview (working days) was as follows:</p><p> </p><p>W/E 16/11 – 3 days</p><p>W/E 23/11 – 3 days</p><p>W/E 30/11 – 2 days</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We strive to deliver a quick and effective service to all claimants. Claimants have 30 days in which to make contact to book an initial interview. The closer the date of the initial interview is to the end of the 30 day period could potentially impact on the date a first payment is made. In many cases where full payment is not made on time, it is due to unresolved issues such as claimants not accepting their Claimant Commitment or passing identity checks, satisfying the Habitual Residency Test, or having outstanding verification issues, such as housing costs and self-employed earnings.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T18:01:37.52Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T18:01:37.52Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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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 Social Security Benefits: Disqualification more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2018 to Question 193447 on Social Security Benefits: Disqualification, if she will review the (a) purpose, (b) merits and (c) economic and health effects of sanctioning social security claimants in receipt of universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 198808 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>In October this year, the Work and Pensions Select Committee set out recommendations relating to the economic and health effects of sanctions, which the Department is considering and will be responding to in due course.</p><p> </p><p>Sanctions are only used in a small percentage of cases, and that is when people fail to meet their agreed commitments without good reason. Latest data, published 12 November in the Benefit Sanction Statistics, shows that in August 2018, 2.9% of people subject to conditionality on Universal Credit had a deduction taken from their benefit award as a result of a sanction.</p><p> </p><p>When considering whether a sanction is appropriate, a Decision Maker will take all the claimant’s individual circumstances, including any health conditions or disabilities and any evidence of good cause, into account before deciding whether a sanction is warranted.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T18:03:54.313Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T18:03:54.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Enforcement more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much was money was spent from the public purse on the cancelled procurement process for Approved Enforcement Agency service that started in August 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 198912 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The total cost for the Approved Enforcement Agencies AEA procurement exercise for the period from 1.08.2017 to 30.11.2018 is £475,000.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T18:00:37.603Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T18:00:37.603Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Sector: Procurement 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 Draft Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the UK and the EU, what consultation was undertaken with the devolved governments of Wales and Scotland in relation to the statement on multiple opportunities in public procurement markets. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL11920 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Cabinet Office officials regularly engage with the devolved administrations on Brexit-related issues at fortnightly ‘operational readiness’ meetings. In addition roundtable discussions and teleconferences alongside other Government Departments have been held at various dates throughout 2018 with Devolved Authorities officials as required.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T18:00:06.073Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T18:00:06.073Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wigley more like this