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1133553
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Pension Credit 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 discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on promoting pension credit to people affected by the BBC's decision to end the provision of free TV licences to people aged over 75 years. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
tabling member printed
Shabana Mahmood more like this
uin 267239 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
answer text <p>The policy for the TV licence concession for those aged 75 and over is currently the responsibility of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media &amp; Sport and will pass to the BBC in June 2020.</p><p>DWP officials are in discussion with DCMS officials regarding issues resulting from the BBC’s decision to end from June 2020 the free TV licence concession to those people aged 75 or over who are not receiving Pension Credit. The BBC has undertaken to write to all those who may be affected.</p><p>The Government remains committed to ensuring that older people receive the support they are entitled to using a wide range of channels to communicate information about benefits to potential customers; including information in leaflets and on <a href="https://gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://gov.uk/</a>. Potential customers can use the Pension Credit <a href="https://www.gov.uk/pension-credit-calculator" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/pension-credit-calculator</a> to check if they are likely to be eligible and get an estimate of what they may receive. People wishing to claim Pension Credit can do so by calling 0800 99 1234.</p>
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-25T14:19:32.143Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
3914
label Biography information for Shabana Mahmood more like this
1133702
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Females more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to support women who have needed to stay in the workforce for longer because of changes to the state pension age. more like this
tabling member constituency Slough more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
uin 267334 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
answer text <p>The number of older women in employment is at a record high. There are now 4.9 million women aged 50 and over in the workforce compared to 4.2 million five years ago.</p><p>We will spend £55 billion [£55.4bn] this year (2019/20) on benefits to support disabled people and people with health conditions. This is around 2.5% of GDP, and over 6% of government spending, and as a share of GDP, the UK’s public spending is second highest in the G7, bar Germany [OECD 2015 data].</p><p>To support women to remain and return to the labour market, the Government has removed the Default Retirement Age meaning most people can choose when to retire, and extended the right to request flexible working to all employees with 26 weeks’ continuous service with their employer.</p><p>We have appointed a Business Champion for Older Workers to engage and influence employers both strategically and in terms of practical advice.</p><p>In February 2017, the UK Government published “Fuller Working Lives: a partnership approach” to set out the role employers, individuals and Government can play in supporting fuller working lives. <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/587654/fuller-working-lives-a-partnership-approach.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/587654/fuller-working-lives-a-partnership-approach.pdf</a></p><p>Through the National Retraining Partnership, a strategic partnership between Government, the Confederation of British Industry and the Trades Union Congress, Government is developing the National Retraining Scheme. The National Retraining Scheme will help prepare adults for the future changes to the economy, including those brought about by automation, and help them retrain into better jobs.</p><p>And in February this year, DWP launched an online web page which brings together money, job and health elements of the mid-life MOT. <a href="https://www.yourpension.gov.uk/mid-life-mot/" target="_blank">https://www.yourpension.gov.uk/mid-life-mot/</a></p><p>To support employers, Business in The Community has also created MOT guides that support businesses. <a href="https://age.bitc.org.uk/tools-impact-stories/toolkits" target="_blank">https://age.bitc.org.uk/tools-impact-stories/toolkits</a></p>
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-25T14:07:37.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T14:07:37.913Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
4638
label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1132639
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to start the pilot of Universal Credit managed migration in July; if so, when in July; and what meetings they have held with stakeholders to discuss any such pilot. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
uin HL16417 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
answer text <p>We plan to commence the Move to UC pilot when the necessary preparations are in place, subject to management checks of readiness. Preparations are proceeding to plan.</p><p>Stakeholder engagement has been and continues to be a vital part of the work we are doing on Universal Credit. Since last October we have been working closely with a diverse range of stakeholders to listen to their views and to better understand their concerns, to ensure the widest possible range of insights are played into the design of the process for moving claimants from legacy benefits onto Universal Credit.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-25T13:40:22.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T13:40:22.313Z
answering member
3349
label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
tabling member
4234
label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
1131301
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Pension Credit 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 recent estimate she has made of the number of additional claims that will be made for pension credit following the limiting of free TV licences to people aged over 75 claiming that benefit. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
tabling member printed
Kevin Brennan more like this
uin 263077 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
answer text <p>The BBC made its announcement about future eligibility of free TV licences on Monday 10 June. It is too early for an assessment of the potential impact on additional Pension Credit claims to be made. Official statistics on the take-up of income related benefits, including pension credit at general Great Britain level can be found in the ‘Income-related benefits: estimates of take-up in 2016 to 2017’ publication. <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/income-related-benefits-estimates-of-take-up-financial-year-2016-to-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/income-related-benefits-estimates-of-take-up-financial-year-2016-to-2017</a></p><p>The Government is committed to ensuring that older people receive the support they are entitled to and the DWP targets activity on engaging with people who may be eligible to benefits at pivotal stages, such as when they claim State Pension or report a change in their circumstances. The DWP uses a wide range of channels to communicate information about benefits to potential customers; including information on <a href="https://gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://gov.uk/</a> , in leaflets and by telephone. DWP staff in Pension Centres and Jobcentres including visiting officers are able to provide help and advice about entitlement to benefits, as are staff in Local Authorities who administer Housing Benefit.</p><p>Potential customers can use the Pension Credit <a href="https://www.gov.uk/pension-credit-calculator" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/pension-credit-calculator</a> to check if they are likely to be eligible and get an estimate of what they may receive. People wishing to claim Pension Credit can do so by calling 0800 99 1234.</p><p>One of the best ways to reach eligible customers is through trusted stakeholder working in the community and we have developed the Pension Credit toolkit, as an on-line tool for agencies and welfare rights organisations to use in order to encourage Pension Credit take-up. It can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pension-credit-toolkit" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pension-credit-toolkit</a></p><p>The toolkit contains resources for anyone working with pensioners and includes guides to Pension Credit. It also contains publicity material and guidance designed to help older people understand how they could get Pension Credit and help organisations support someone applying for Pension Credit as well as ideas for encouraging take-up. The toolkit also provides links to information about disability and carers benefits.</p><p>Most recently we have provided to relevant organisations a fact sheet about Pension Credit and the recent changes for mixed age couples to ensure that accurate information is available in the places where people are most likely to seek information.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p>
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-25T13:34:48.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T13:34:48.217Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
previous answer version
123349
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
1400
label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this
1133687
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
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, how many parents under the Child Maintenance Service were paying child maintenance using a Deduction from Earnings order in each quarter of the last three years. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 267323 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
answer text <p>The below table gives the number of Paying Parents on the Child Maintenance Service, who, at the end of each quarter, were using the Collect &amp; Pay service with a Deduction from Earnings Order. Figures are rounded to the nearest 100. These figures count all Paying Parents using a Deduction from Earnings Order, regardless of whether any maintenance had been paid in that quarter. The figures do not include Deduction from Earnings Requests.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Quarter Ending</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>DEOs in place</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mar-16</p></td><td><p>14,800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jun-16</p></td><td><p>16,900</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sep-16</p></td><td><p>18,800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dec-16</p></td><td><p>20,700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mar-17</p></td><td><p>21,700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jun-17</p></td><td><p>23,900</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sep-17</p></td><td><p>26,200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dec-17</p></td><td><p>30,200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mar-18</p></td><td><p>36,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jun-18</p></td><td><p>40,800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sep-18</p></td><td><p>43,300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dec-18</p></td><td><p>45,100</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Statistics including data to March 2019 will be published on 26<sup>th</sup> June.</p>
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-25T12:34:54.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T12:34:54.477Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1132410
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Universal Credit: Telephone Services 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, whether there is a freephone number that universal credit claimants can use when attempting to make phone contact with her Department from abroad. more like this
tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
tabling member printed
Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
uin 265570 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
answer text <p>You can dial all of the 0800 numbers from abroad using the 0044 prefix. If a claimant does find themselves needing to dial an 0800 number from abroad, then they may incur charges at the standard international rate. This cost will vary depending on where they are calling from.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-25T12:30:10.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T12:30:10.323Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
4615
label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
1133686
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
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, what the total amount of uncollected child maintenance payments was under the Child Maintenance Service in each quarter of the last three years. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 267322 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
answer text <p>The information requested is published in Table 9 (How much child maintenance the Child Maintenance Service has arranged) of the quarterly Child Maintenance Service statistics, which are available here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-maintenance-service-august-2013-to-december-2018-experimental" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-maintenance-service-august-2013-to-december-2018-experimental</a></p><p>The latest published statistics include data to December 2018.</p><p> </p><p>Table 9 gives the cumulative total, at the end of each quarter, of maintenance arranged through the Child Maintenance Service that had not been paid, and now needs to be collected through the Collect &amp; Pay service.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-25T12:24:52.723Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T12:24:52.723Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1133685
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
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, how many cases administered by the Child Maintenance Service were on (a) Direct Pay and (b) Collect and Pay in each quarter of the last three years. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
uin 267321 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
answer text <p>The information requested is published in Table 4 (Child Maintenance Arrangements for Paying Parents) of the quarterly Child Maintenance Service statistics, which are available here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-maintenance-service-august-2013-to-december-2018-experimental" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-maintenance-service-august-2013-to-december-2018-experimental</a></p><p>The latest published statistics include data to December 2018.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-25T12:20:19.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T12:20:19.543Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
4440
label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1133648
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Personal Independence Payment 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 recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of personal independence payment for additional costs that claimants have as a result of their disabilities or health conditions. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
uin 267191 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
answer text <p>Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is intended to act as a contribution towards the extra costs that arise as a result of a long-term health condition or disability and entitlement is assessed on the basis of the needs arising from a health condition or disability, rather than the health condition or disability itself.</p><p>At the core of PIP’s design is the principle that awards of the benefit should be made according to a claimant’s overall level of need. The scope of the criteria does not include a direct assessment of an individual’s extra costs.</p><p>PIP is uprated annually to maintain its value.</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 2019-06-25T11:31:52.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T11:31:52.063Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1132823
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Females 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, if she will publish a response to Early Day Motion 2390, Pensions for women born in the 1950s. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
tabling member printed
Patrick Grady more like this
uin 266154 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
answer text <p>The approach of Labour, Conservative and the Coalition governments for the last 24 years since the 1995 pensions Act is the same. This Government’s position on the changes to State Pension age (SPa) remains clear and consistent.</p><p /><p>We have considered the alternative options offered by stakeholders and found there are substantial practical, financial and legal problems to all alternative options offered by stakeholders so far to mitigate the impact on those affected. During the passage of the 2011 Act, the Government listened to the concerns of those affected and subsequently introduced a concession worth £1.1 billion in order to limit the impact on those women who would be most affected by the changes.</p><p> </p><p>In the years after the 1995 legislation, equalisation was frequently reported in the media and debated at length in Parliament. The changes were communicated in a variety of ways, for example with leaflets, extensive advertising campaigns were carried out and later individual letters were posted out. Throughout this period, the Department has also provided individuals with their most up-to-date State Pension age when they have requested a Pension statement. Between April 2000 and the end of April 2019, the Department provided more than 28 million personalised State Pension statements to people who requested them (either online or by telephone or post). We continue to encourage people to request a personalised State Pension Statement as part of our on-going communications.</p><p> </p><p>This matter has been comprehensively debated on many occasions in Parliament, and any amendment to the current legislation which creates a new inequality between men and women would be highly dubious as a matter of law. The Government has no plans to publish a response to EDM 2390.</p>
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-24T16:54:58.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:54:58.373Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
4432
label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this