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star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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Department for Education remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Racial Discrimination more like this
star this property house id 1 remove filter
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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 Education, how many incidents of racism were reported in schools in (a) England, (b) Essex, (c) Tendring and (d) Clacton constituency in (i) 2017 and (ii) 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton remove filter
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Giles Watling more like this
star this property uin 228160 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally.</p><p>Schools are not required to report centrally on racist incidents or to publish figures. Schools have the freedom to develop their own approaches for monitoring behaviour, including racist incidents, and to exercise their own judgement as to what will work best for their pupils and the communities they serve. They are required to publish a behaviour policy that outlines measures to encourage good behaviour and to prevent all forms of bullying amongst pupils, including racist bullying, and are held to account by Ofsted. Where schools feel that an incident might constitute a crime, guidance makes it clear that they should report it to the police.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T17:09:59.237Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T17:09:59.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Giles Watling more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Primary Education: Teachers more like this
star this property house id 1 remove filter
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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 Education, how many state-maintained primary schools in England have no male teachers on their permanent staff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton remove filter
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Mr Douglas Carswell more like this
star this property uin 7906 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-09more like thismore than 2015-09-09
star this property answer text <p>In November 2014, there were 3,516 state funded primary schools in England that reported having no male teachers in their service.[1]</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] Source: School Workforce Census 2014: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/school-workforce-in-england-november-2014" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/statistics/school-workforce-in-england-november-2014</a></p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2015-09-09T14:48:58.753Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-09T14:48:58.753Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Douglas Carswell more like this
455719
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-26more like thismore than 2016-02-26
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Education: UK Membership of EU more like this
star this property house id 1 remove filter
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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 Education, with reference to the Prime Minister's Oral Statement of 22 February 2016, Official Report, column 35, on the European Council, whether her Department is undertaking planning in the eventuality of a majority leave vote in the EU referendum. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton remove filter
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Mr Douglas Carswell more like this
star this property uin 28709 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-02more like thismore than 2016-03-02
star this property answer text <p>At the February European Council, the Government negotiated a new settlement, giving the United Kingdom a special status in a reformed European Union. The Government's position, as set out by the Prime Minister to the House on 22 February, is that the UK will be stronger, safer and better off remaining in a reformed EU.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2016-03-02T17:10:17.12Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-02T17:10:17.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Douglas Carswell more like this
1083543
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Social Services more like this
star this property house id 1 remove filter
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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 Education, what steps he is taking in advance of the Spending Review to ensure that children’s services departments are adequately funded. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton remove filter
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Giles Watling more like this
star this property uin 229733 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
star this property answer text <p>The government will consider long-term children’s services funding as part of the Spending Review which my right hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced will take place this year. We are working closely with local authorities and the wider sector to build a robust evidence base on the levels of children’s services costs and pressures.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-03-15T08:34:40.27Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-15T08:34:40.27Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Giles Watling more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Free School Meals more like this
star this property house id 1 remove filter
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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 Education, whether her Department plans to (a) remove free school meals for children in primary school and (b) alter the provision of free school meals for children under the compulsory school age in England and Wales. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton remove filter
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Mr Douglas Carswell more like this
star this property uin 11445 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-15more like thismore than 2015-10-15
star this property answer text <p>The continuation of universal infant free school meals was a commitment in the Conservative Party’s election manifesto. The government is currently conducting a Spending Review across all its programmes in England.</p><p>Policy on free school meals in Wales is a matter for the Welsh Government.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2015-10-15T15:38:18.517Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-15T15:38:18.517Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Douglas Carswell more like this
166995
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Secondary Education more like this
star this property house id 1 remove filter
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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 Education, what plans she has made to increase the number of high-quality secondary school teachers, other than the role of financial incentives. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton remove filter
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Mr Douglas Carswell more like this
star this property uin 216487 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education is committed to recruiting high-quality graduates into the teaching profession, and we have a range of initiatives designed to attract the best potential teachers.</p><p>In September 2014 we launched a new marketing campaign called ‘Your Future | Their Future’. We use a range of activities including national newspaper advertising, targeted digital communications and face-to-face events to reach excellent potential teachers, including career changers, and to persuade them to pursue a career in teaching.</p><p>Additional funding has been made available to schools offering School Direct (salaried) places to boost starting salaries and encourage more experienced graduates to enter teacher training across a range of subjects. School Direct (salaried) is an employment-based route for high-quality, experienced graduates who earn a salary whilst training.</p><p>We provide an information service for anyone looking to enter teaching through the Teaching Line. Those interested in teaching a priority subject are given access to the Premier Plus programme. This includes support from a dedicated recruitment advisor, access to exclusive events and regular communications with important news and application hints and tips.</p><p>We have extended the School Experience Programme (SEP) this year to include non-funded subjects as well as funded priority subjects. SEP gives prospective teachers the chance to gain school experience, helping them to choose teaching as a career.</p><p>Prestigious scholarship awards are available to outstanding graduates with a 2:1 or first-class degree in maths, physics, chemistry, and computing. Scholarships come with a package of non-financial benefits, such as membership of the appropriate professional body, mentoring, and continuous professional development.</p><p>New entrants to initial teacher training are becoming better qualified. Overall, we have seen an increase each year in the percentage of new entrants who hold a first class or 2:1 degree; rising from 61% in 2009/10 to 73% in 2014/15.</p><p>In addition, we have supported the expansion of Teach First , which focuses on getting the highest quality teachers into our most challenging schools, by more than doubling the number of programme participants since 2010, and ensuring the programme covers all English government regions.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-12-05T14:52:55.967Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-05T14:52:55.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Douglas Carswell more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Foster Care more like this
star this property house id 1 remove filter
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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 Education, what plans her Department has to review (a) standards of foster care and (b) criteria for becoming a foster carer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton remove filter
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Mr Douglas Carswell more like this
star this property uin 7903 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
star this property answer text <p>Ofsted is responsible for the regulation and inspection of all independent fostering services and includes local authority fostering services within their wider inspection protocol.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In 2013, the government streamlined and strengthened the assessment and approval process for foster carers. All foster carers continue to undergo a full and comprehensive assessment before they are approved by a fostering service. Supporting the recruitment and retention of foster carers is a priority - it is through the skills and dedication of these foster carers and those who work with them that we will improve outcomes for looked-after children. From 2013 to 2015, the government also invested £750,000 to support four local authority regional consortia to develop innovative strategies to help them recruit and retain the foster carers they need in their local area. In April 2015, the government also amended regulations to introduce ‘long term foster care’ as a distinct placement type. In cases such as these, statutory guidance is clear that the local authority should assess the ability of the identified foster carer to care for the child (this may be the foster carers currently looking after the child, or new carers who are best able to meet the child’s needs).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Timpson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 7904 more like this
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less than 2015-09-07T15:38:23.847Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-07T15:38:23.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Douglas Carswell more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Foster Care more like this
star this property house id 1 remove filter
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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 Education, what steps her Department plans to take to ensure that foster care is of the highest possible standard. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton remove filter
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Mr Douglas Carswell more like this
star this property uin 7904 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
star this property answer text <p>Ofsted is responsible for the regulation and inspection of all independent fostering services and includes local authority fostering services within their wider inspection protocol.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In 2013, the government streamlined and strengthened the assessment and approval process for foster carers. All foster carers continue to undergo a full and comprehensive assessment before they are approved by a fostering service. Supporting the recruitment and retention of foster carers is a priority - it is through the skills and dedication of these foster carers and those who work with them that we will improve outcomes for looked-after children. From 2013 to 2015, the government also invested £750,000 to support four local authority regional consortia to develop innovative strategies to help them recruit and retain the foster carers they need in their local area. In April 2015, the government also amended regulations to introduce ‘long term foster care’ as a distinct placement type. In cases such as these, statutory guidance is clear that the local authority should assess the ability of the identified foster carer to care for the child (this may be the foster carers currently looking after the child, or new carers who are best able to meet the child’s needs).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Timpson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 7903 more like this
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less than 2015-09-07T15:38:23.927Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-07T15:38:23.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Douglas Carswell more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Racial Discrimination more like this
star this property house id 1 remove filter
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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 Education, what steps his Department is taking to encourage anti-racism initiatives in schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton remove filter
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Giles Watling more like this
star this property uin 228161 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property answer text <p>All schools are required to actively promote our shared values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs. Schools are also required to promote equality and respect for others, with particular regard to the protected characteristics. Promotion of these values is part of Ofsted’s inspection framework and the department has published guidance to schools on promoting these important values as part of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.</p><p>In 2016, the department also launched the Educate Against Hate website which provides resources for teachers and school leaders to support their promotion of these values. This includes the department’s Respectful Schools Communities toolkit; a self-review and signposting tool to support schools to develop a whole-school approach which promotes respect and discipline.</p><p>Additionally, subject to the passage of regulations through parliament, schools will be required to teach relationships education to all primary pupils and relationships and sex education to all secondary pupils from September 2020. The focus is on building positive, respectful relationships, including online, and understanding the impact of harmful stereotypes and bullying.</p><p>The department also supports a number of specific initiatives in schools to combat bullying. The department is providing over £2.8 million of funding, between September 2016 and March 2020, to 4 anti-bullying organisations to support schools to tackle bullying. This includes projects targeting bullying of particular groups, such as those who are victims of hate-related bullying, along with a project to report bullying online. These projects contribute towards the government’s Hate Crime Action plan.</p><p>Finally, as part of our commitments in the government’s Integrated Communities Action Plan, the department has funded an expanded national school linking programme. This seeks to encourage meaningful social mixing between different types of schools and foster understanding of those with different backgrounds, faiths and beliefs. Last year, the Linking Network worked with over 400 schools leading to 17,635 pupils taking part in activities supporting integration.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T16:59:19.41Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T16:59:19.41Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Giles Watling more like this
901344
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-10more like thismore than 2018-05-10
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices: Low Incomes 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 Education, whether his Department plans to make low income apprentices with children eligible for the (a) Care to Learn Scheme and (b) Childcare Grant. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton remove filter
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Giles Watling more like this
star this property uin 142932 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-18more like thismore than 2018-05-18
star this property answer text <p>One of the core principles of an apprenticeship is that it is a paid job with training, allowing apprentices to earn while they learn, and it is treated accordingly in the benefit system. Apprentices are not required to pay for their training or assessment.</p><p> </p><p>A young person on an apprenticeship will receive at least the apprentice national minimum wage, which increased to £3.70 per hour in April 2018. In England, the mean pay for level 2 apprentices is £6.69; the level 2 median pay is £6.35. The mean pay rate for level 3 apprentices is £7.38; the level 3 median pay is £7.10.</p><p> </p><p>We are not currently considering extending the scope of Care to Learn, student financial support including the 16-19 Bursary Fund or the Childcare Grant to apprenticeships as they are classed as paid contractual employment with training.</p><p> </p><p>We are creating an apprenticeship system that is open to a wide range of people. As we continue to reform the apprenticeships system we will keep our funding for apprentices with additional needs under review.</p><p> </p><p>For apprentices claiming benefits in their own right, financial support is available for those on low incomes. Eligible apprentices may be able to claim Universal Credit or Tax Credits to help with living costs. Universal Credit is also an in-work benefit, so claimants in work on low wages, including apprentices under contract, can continue to claim support for housing. Parents of apprentices are not, however, eligible to claim Child Benefit, as apprentices, like other employees, earn a wage.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, an apprentice may be entitled to the usual in-work benefits, such as Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credits. If an apprentice has children, is aged 16 or over and does paid work of at least 16 hours a week then they could qualify for tax credits, unless they are already earning £25,000 per year or more. Statutory Sick Pay is paid on the basis of the level of earnings in the relevant period. Disabled apprentices may be entitled to Access to Work payments to help with any support needed to do their job such as assistive technology or an assistant.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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142933 more like this
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less than 2018-05-18T13:52:42.66Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-18T13:52:42.66Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Giles Watling more like this