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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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25259
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 penalties universal credit claimants incur if they are unable to repay their advance within 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 254729 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>Before accepting a Universal Credit Advance the number of monthly repayment instalments is agreed with a claimant, up to a maximum of 12. For a variety of reasons, instalments may not occur consecutively, so claimants do not incur a penalty if it takes them more than 12 calendar months.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has taken a number of steps to ensure that advances meet the needs of claimants and that recovery arrangements are personalised and reasonable. From October 2019 we are reducing the maximum rate of deductions to 30 per cent and from October 2021 we are increasing the maximum recovery period for advances from 12 to 16 months.</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 2019-05-24T12:02:18.013Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:02:18.013Z
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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 Steve McCabe more like this
1126937
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, pursuant to the Answer of 8 May to Question 249846, whether she has made an assessment of the feasibility of a claimant living with a 40 per cent reduction in their universal credit payment; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 254732 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The Department has taken a number of steps to ensure that advances meet the needs of claimants and that recovery arrangements are personalised and reasonable. From October 2019 we are reducing the maximum rate of deductions to 30 per cent of standard allowance and from October 2021 we are increasing the maximum recovery period for advances from 12 to 16 months.</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 2019-05-24T13:07:43.513Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T13:07:43.513Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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298
unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1126904
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 assessment she has made of the effect on universal credit claimants who have been awarded the limited work capacity (LWC) element in addition to their basic element of the wait to be awarded the extra element. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 254862 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>People who claim Universal Credit due to having a health condition or disability, and have been determined to have limited capability for work (LCW) or limited capability for work and work related activity (LCWRA) following a work capability assessment, may be entitled to an additional amount of benefit. However, the additional amount for having LCW is not payable for a health related claim made on or after 3 April 2017. Only health related claims made on or after that date and where the claimant is determined as having LCWRA will have access to an additional amount of benefit.</p><p> </p><p>The additional amount for having LCWRA may only become payable from the beginning of the assessment period following the assessment period in which the relevant period ends. The relevant period is the 3 month period starting from the first day on which the claimant provides evidence of their having a health condition or disability which limits their capability for work. This means that all claimants who are determined to have LCWRA - with some exceptions, for example where the claimant is terminally ill and is not expected to live for more than 6 months - have to serve a three month relevant period.</p><p> </p><p>The relevant period is used, before payment of the additional amount for having LCWRA can be made, to establish that the claimant has a long-term health condition or disability. During the relevant period the claimant is made financially secure through being paid the Universal Credit standard allowance, plus any additional amounts to which they may be entitled, such as those for children and housing costs.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T13:00:38.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T13:00:38.303Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1127101
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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Tower Hamlets more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the report from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets' Housing Scrutiny Sub-Committee, published 26 February 2019, which found that in 2018-19 the local authority had referred 539 universal credit cases back to her Department due to accuracy queries, of which 197 were still outstanding. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Poplar and Limehouse more like this
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Jim Fitzpatrick more like this
star this property uin 255255 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The vast majority of Universal Credit (UC) claimants’ claims are administered in real time and accurately. Every UC award is calculated based on the circumstances of individuals during each assessment period, taking into account savings, assets and income.</p><p> </p><p>All claimants have a responsibility to notify the Department about changes in their circumstances, as this could alter the monthly award and/or the responsibilities associated with receiving UC.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T12:47:03.62Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:47:03.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Fitzpatrick more like this
1127131
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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Unemployment Benefits more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made a recent assessment of the potential merits of waiving the recommencement of waiting times for the receipt of out-of-work benefits after the completion of a short-term contract; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 255281 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>Short-term contracts where earnings are above the relevant threshold would lead to the closure of a claim to benefit. Once this short-term contract has ended, Universal Credit can be claimed.</p><p> </p><p>The Universal Credit assessment period and payment structure are fundamental parts of the design. They help reduce welfare dependency by mirroring the world of work, where currently around 70 per cent of tax credit claimants are paid monthly or four weekly.</p><p> </p><p>The assessment period runs for a full calendar month from the date of entitlement and the Universal Credit pay date will be seven calendar days after the end of the initial assessment period. Subsequent pay dates will be the same each month.</p><p> </p><p>It is therefore not possible to award a Universal Credit payment as soon as a claim is made, as the assessment period must run its course before the award of Universal Credit can be calculated.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>No claimant has to go five weeks without receiving support, as advances, worth up to 100 per cent of a claimant’s indicative award, are available up front if there is need.</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 2019-05-24T13:15:20.623Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T13:15:20.623Z
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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 Frank Field more like this
1127130
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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Statutory Sick Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 she has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on mandating private healthcare companies to provide statutory sick pay; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 255297 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>All employers are already required to provide Statutory Sick Pay to an employee on sickness absence who meet certain criteria.</p><ol><li>To qualify for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) an individual must:</li></ol><p>(a) be an “employed earner” working for an employer who has liability to pay secondary Class 1 NI contributions</p><p>(b) have done some work for the employer</p><p>(c) have been ill for at least 4 days in a row (including non-working days)</p><p>(d) earn above the Lower Earnings Limit (currently at £118 per week)</p><p>(e) have given the correct notice to the employer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:56:23.517Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:56:23.517Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1127218
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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Employment: Mental Health more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on ensuring that workplaces (a) have stand-alone mental health policies for employees and (b) provide mental health training for management and staff to support colleagues. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 255298 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The DWP and DHSC Joint Work and Health Unit is overseeing progress across 40 recommendations that were made in <em>Thriving at Work: The Stevenson / Farmer review of mental health and employers</em> published in October 2017 these range from short term deliverables to longer term reform. Government is committed to working with the authors of the review and key stakeholders across the public, private and voluntary sectors to ensure that employers of all sizes act to implement the core and enhanced standards and help them, and their employees, realise the benefits of healthy, inclusive workplaces.</p><p> </p><p>To improve information and advice for employers we are working with Mind and the Royal Foundation to continue developing their Mental Health at Work website (<a href="https://www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk" target="_blank">https://www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk</a>) which launched on 11<sup>th</sup> September 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:47:32.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:47:32.95Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1127195
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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Access to Work Programme: Self-employed more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that the Access to Work scheme supports disabled people who are self-employed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Battersea more like this
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Marsha De Cordova more like this
star this property uin 255393 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>We have undertaken significant reform of Access to Work, but there are still further opportunities for improvements and we are committed to listening to our customers and stakeholders.</p><p> </p><p>For example, to address points raised about the Access to Work self-employment customer journey in the DWP research report ‘Access to Work: Qualitative research with applicants, employers and delivery staff’, published in November 2018, we worked closely with customers and stakeholders to identify the issues and develop a new self-employment customer journey for freelancers and contractors.</p><p> </p><p>To support this work, we are also developing an Access to Work ‘Workplace Adjustments Passport’, comprising a current record of an Access to Work customer’s support needs. This ‘passport’ is designed to be shared with new employers and commissioners, so that Access to Work customers who change jobs or move between contracts can be sure that their support needs are known in advance and adjustments may be put in place swiftly.</p><p>We will be announcing the detail of these new reforms later in the year.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T12:40:20.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:40:20.897Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marsha De Cordova more like this
1127200
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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Access to Work Programme more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions she has had with (a) disabled people and (b) disabled people's organisations on the Access to Work scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Battersea more like this
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Marsha De Cordova more like this
star this property uin 255394 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>I am committed to ensuring that disabled people and disabled people’s organisations are engaged with and listened to. My diary for this year is filling up with meetings with disabled people and stakeholders, ranging from individual Access to Work customers to larger organisations such as Action on Hearing Loss.</p><p> </p><p>Access to Work has a regular stakeholder forum which brings together disabled people and disabled people’s organisations to discuss how the Access to Work offer works for our customers. This group includes representatives from organisations such as the Thomas Pocklington Trust, Versus Arthritis and the National Deaf Children’s Association. The group is due to meet next month and will discuss plans for future improvements for the Access to Work scheme.</p><p> </p><p>DWP also undertakes regular engagement with stakeholders on specific issues. For example, this week officials held a stakeholder workshop on Access to Work’s Tech Fund policy, exploring strategies for encouraging the take-up of assistive technology to meet support needs. Next week, we are hosting the latest in a series of stakeholder workshops to discuss the Access to Work offer for self-employed people.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T12:10:30.023Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:10:30.023Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4676
unstar this property label Biography information for Marsha De Cordova more like this