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star this property date less than 2016-01-27more like thismore than 2016-01-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Pensioners: Poverty more like this
star 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, what assessment he has made of the effect of the triple lock pension policy of the number of pensioners living in poverty in (a) Windsor, (b) the South East and (c) the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 24574 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>While we can’t draw a direct link between the triple lock and pensioner poverty, pensioner poverty is at one of the lowest rates since records began. Pensioners are less likely to be in relative and absolute low income after housing costs than the population as a whole. The Government continues to support the poorest pensioners and from April 2016, Pension Credit will top up income to a guaranteed minimum level of £155.60 for a single person and £237.55 for couples.</p><p>The Government wants all pensioners to have a decent and secure income in retirement. We are committed to the triple lock, the guarantee that the basic State Pension will increase by the highest of the growth in average earnings, price increase or 2.5%. From April 2016, the basic State Pension will be over £1,100 a year higher than at the start of the last Parliament. This will benefit many of the 18,000 recipients of State Pension in Windsor, the 1.7 million recipients in the South East and the 13 million recipients in the UK.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2016-02-04T17:06:54.213Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-04T17:06:54.213Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-29more like thismore than 2016-01-29
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Brighton 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 information he holds on the average length of time allocated for face-to-face appointments for personal independence payment claimants attending the Queen's Road assessment centre in Brighton; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 24875 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>DWP does not set a time limit for face-to-face assessments. Consultations take as long as necessary in order to reach the evidence-based conclusions on individual cases. Atos Healthcare assumes for scheduling purposes an average length of 1.5 hours for the Health Professional to see the claimant and to write up the report.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2016-02-04T12:43:17.25Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-04T12:43:17.25Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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3930
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
449540
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-01more like thismore than 2016-02-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Pension Protection Fund 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, if he will implement the provisions of the Pensions Act 2014 on removal of the cap to the Pension Protection Fund. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Swansea West more like this
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Geraint Davies more like this
star this property uin 24981 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to the implementation of the PPF long service cap. Before the primary legislation can be brought into force, a number of changes need to be made to secondary legislation, so that it will operate as expected in all cases. Therefore we cannot, at this time, commit to a particular implementation date.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2016-02-04T17:06:10.293Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-04T17:06:10.293Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Geraint Davies more like this
449302
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-01more like thismore than 2016-02-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Supported Housing: Warrington 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, if he will make an assessment of the proportion of the actual cost of living in supported accommodation that will be met by discretionary housing payments in Warrington when housing benefit us capped at the rate of local housing allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington North more like this
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Helen Jones more like this
star this property uin 25058 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The information is not available.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2016-02-04T12:10:14.103Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-04T12:10:14.103Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Helen Jones more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-01more like thismore than 2016-02-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Carer's Allowance: Earnings Limits 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, pursuant to the oral contribution of 7 December 2015, Official Report, column 699, if he will place in the Library summary information on (a) earnings limits for recipients of carer's allowance and (b) the means by which claimants of that allowance are advised of those limits. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
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Kirsten Oswald more like this
star this property uin 25143 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Claimants who go online can find a summary of the Carer’s Allowance earnings rules on GOV.UK - <a href="https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance/eligibility" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance/eligibility</a>. Those people who want to make their claim in writing are sent similar information on earnings with their claim pack. In addition, the letter claimants get when they are awarded Carer’s Allowance informs them of the need to report employment to the department and they are reminded of the need to report earnings and the relevant limits in the annual “uprating” letter.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2016-02-04T13:16:41.017Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-04T13:16:41.017Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4413
star this property label Biography information for Kirsten Oswald more like this
449525
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-01more like thismore than 2016-02-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Supported Housing: Local Housing Allowance 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, pursuant to the Answers of 28 January 2016 to Questions 24029 and 24048, what (a) financial assessment, (b) cost-benefit assessment and (c) impact assessment his Department has carried out on the proposal to cap the cost of local housing allowance for people living in sheltered and supported housing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
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Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
star this property uin 25127 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The policy is still under development and full impact and equality assessments will be undertaken in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2016-02-04T11:53:49.527Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-04T11:53:49.527Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-28more like thismore than 2016-01-28
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit: Reviews 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, with reference to the contribution made by the hon. Member for Great Yarmouth on 27 January 2015, Official Report, column 259, what the terms for the one year review of cuts to housing benefit will be. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
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Neil Gray more like this
star this property uin 24778 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The evidence review commissioned by the Department will work closely with charities, landlords stakeholders etc. and will look at the shape, scale and cost of the supported housing sector.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2016-02-04T12:05:52.4Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-04T12:05:52.4Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4365
star this property label Biography information for Neil Gray more like this
449524
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-01more like thismore than 2016-02-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Legal Costs more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's legal costs were in the case Susan Rutherford, Paul Rutherford and Warren Todd and Appellant A v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Pontypridd more like this
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Owen Smith more like this
star this property uin 25249 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government has incurred approximately £50,626 in legal costs in the Court of Appeal proceedings in the case of <em>Rutherford and others v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and A v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions</em> [2016] EWCA CIV 29.</p><p> </p><p>It should be noted that this figure includes VAT where this is payable (e.g. on Counsel’s fees) but does not include costs attributable to the time spent by Government advisory lawyers on this case, as time spent by such advisory lawyers is not recorded in a manner that allows it to be attributed to individual cases.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2016-02-04T16:59:42.1Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-04T16:59:42.1Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Owen Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-01more like thismore than 2016-02-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Telephone Services 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 January 2016 to Question 23991, whether calls to make a claim for benefit are free for all (a) pay-as-you-go mobile telephones, (b) monthly contract mobile telephones and (c) landline telephones. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 25175 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>All benefit new claims lines have 0800 numbers and are therefore free whether claimants call from mobile phones or landlines, with the exception of Universal Credit which has an 0345 number as the expectation is that claims are made online.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2016-02-04T17:12:27.227Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-04T17:12:27.227Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-27more like thismore than 2016-01-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Pensions: Fees and Charges more like this
star 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, what steps his Department has taken to ensure transparency of commission and other charges, levied by private pension funds on individuals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tonbridge and Malling more like this
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Tom Tugendhat more like this
star this property uin 24449 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department has regularly commissioned surveys on the types and levels of charges faced by savers in defined contribution workplace pension schemes. The latest pension charges survey was published on 17 December 2015 and can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pension-charges-survey-2015-charges-in-defined-contribution-pension-schemes" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pension-charges-survey-2015-charges-in-defined-contribution-pension-schemes</a></p><p> </p><p /><p> </p><p>It is important that savers know what costs and charges they are paying. As a first step towards achieving this, most occupational pension schemes offering money purchase benefits are now required to report the charges levied on members and, as far as they are able, transaction costs, via an annual Chair’s Statement. The Chair’s Statement, which must be given to beneficiaries and recognised trade unions on request, must also report the trustees’ view on the extent to which these costs present value for members.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Similarly, the Financial Conduct Authority have made rules requiring Independent Governance Committees to report annually on the value for money offered by workplace personal pension schemes, taking into account scheme charges and transaction costs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government is also actively considering how to make the costs of pension schemes more visible to savers, and is committed, in line with the duties of the Pensions Act 2014, to make regulations which require information on transaction costs to be given to members and both costs and charges to be published. To help achieve this, the Department for Work and Pensions and the Financial Conduct Authority published a joint call for evidence last year on disclosure of transaction costs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>In addition, the Chancellor recently announced that the Government will take action to limit early exit fees by introducing a new duty on the Financial Conduct Authority to cap early exit charges in relation to contract-based schemes, and will mirror these requirements in relation to trust-based schemes. This will ensure that individuals do not face financial barriers where they wish to access their pension benefits flexibly.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 24461 more like this
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less than 2016-02-04T17:30:59.903Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-04T17:30:59.903Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4462
star this property label Biography information for Tom Tugendhat more like this