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star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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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 additional cost to small businesses of abolishing the percentage threshold scheme for recovering statutory sick pay. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 192168 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Department for Work and Pensions has published an impact assessment outlining the abolition of the Percentage Threshold Scheme (PTS) and introduction of the new provision of health assessments and occupational health advice available at the following link: </p><p>&lt;<a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2014/9780111108468/impacts" target="_blank">http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2014/9780111108468/impacts</a>&gt;</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
43188
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 his policy is on alternative models of compensating small businesses for sickness absence after the abolition of the percentage threshold scheme for recovering statutory sick pay. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 192167 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 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Government believes that reinvesting savings from the abolition of the Percentage Threshold Scheme to establish the Health and Work Service is the most effective means of targeting public funds to tackle sickness absence. The Health and Work Service will reduce the length of sickness absence and offers a more proactive approach to sickness absence management. Small businesses are least likely to have access to occupational health services, and will benefit from having access to occupational health assessments and advice through the Health and Work Service.</p><p> </p><p>We have considered an alternative approach along the lines of restricting access to a reimbursement scheme to employers with fewer than five employees. However, this was discounted because it resulted in additional burdens on employers and additional Statutory Sick Pay reimbursement costs for the state<em>.</em></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
43190
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 assessment he has made of the effect on the ability of small businesses to manage sickness absence of abolishing the Percentage Threshold Scheme for recovering statutory sick pay. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 192158 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 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p> </p><p><em> </em></p><p> </p><p>The SSP Percentage Threshold Scheme compensates employers with high levels of sickness absence but an independent review of sickness absence[1] found it does nothing to tackle the causes of absence. As a result, the Government accepted a recommendation in the Review to abolish the Percentage Threshold Scheme. The Government also accepted a recommendation to establish a Service (now known as the Health and Work Service) to offer specialist occupational health assessment and advice to employers, employees and GPs. The Service is designed to reduce the costs of sickness absence for employers by addressing the obstacles preventing a return to work, and supporting employees back to work as quickly as appropriate. It will be funded from the savings made from the abolition of the PTS and will provide a more proactive way to manage sickness absence. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Small businesses are least likely to have access to occupational health services, and will benefit from having access to occupational health assessments and advice through the HWS.</p><p> </p><p><em> </em></p><p> </p><br /><p>[1] Black, C. and Frost, D (2011) <em>Health at work - and independent review of sickness absence.</em></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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3952
unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 assessment he has made of the effect on the ability of older and disabled workers to find work as a result of the abolition of the Percentage Threshold Scheme for recovering statutory sick pay. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 192157 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 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Statutory Sick Pay Percentage Threshold Scheme is not linked to finding work, rather it compensates employers with high levels of sickness absence. An independent review of sickness absence[1] found that this scheme does nothing to tackle the causes of absence. As a result, the Government accepted a recommendation in the review to abolish the Percentage Threshold Scheme. The Government also accepted a recommendation to establish a Service (now known as the Health and Work Service) to offer specialist occupational health assessment and advice to employers, employees and GPs. The Service is designed to reduce the costs of sickness absence for employers by addressing the issues preventing a return to work, and supporting employees back to work as quickly as appropriate. </p><p> </p><p>We consider that the creation of the Health and Work Service, funded by the abolition of the Percentage Threshold Scheme, will enable sickness absence to be better managed and improve the employment prospects of all employees, including older and disabled workers.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>[1] Black, C. and Frost, D (2011) Health at work - and independent review of sickness absen</p><br /> <p />
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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3952
unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification more like this
unstar 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, how many jobseeker's allowance claimants have received an (a) second, (b) third and (c) fourth sanction in each quarter since January 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 217897 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 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
star this property answer text <p>Sanctions only occur as a last resort, where supportive and co-operative work has failed to encourage the claimant to engage. The vast majority of claimants do not get sanctioned and of those who are sanctioned most receive just one sanction during their claim.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The information we have on the number of individuals receiving more than one sanction is published at:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-12-15T12:56:58.777Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T12:56:58.777Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-24more like thismore than 2015-06-24
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions more like this
unstar 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 his Department will develop a single and clear set of guidelines for micro-businesses who will be required to automatically enrol their employees with a pension scheme for the first time to ensure that they can access the information they require cost-effectively. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 3931 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 2015-07-02more like thismore than 2015-07-02
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Department continues to work with The Pensions Regulator to support micro employers in meeting their automatic enrolment duties as simply and cost effectively as possible. This includes working with accountants, bookkeepers, payroll bureaus and other intermediaries to ensure they are ready to support smaller employers effectively.</p><p> </p><p>The first cohort of the smallest employers began to comply with their automatic enrolment duties from 1 June this year. We continue to receive feedback about the experience of employers. We are learning all the time and have adapted and improved the process and the support available.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 3932 more like this
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less than 2015-07-02T13:29:47.263Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-02T13:29:47.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-24more like thismore than 2015-06-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support his Department plans to offer micro-businesses in adapting to new automatic enrolment pension provisions; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 3932 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 2015-07-02more like thismore than 2015-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The Department continues to work with The Pensions Regulator to support micro employers in meeting their automatic enrolment duties as simply and cost effectively as possible. This includes working with accountants, bookkeepers, payroll bureaus and other intermediaries to ensure they are ready to support smaller employers effectively.</p><p> </p><p>The first cohort of the smallest employers began to comply with their automatic enrolment duties from 1 June this year. We continue to receive feedback about the experience of employers. We are learning all the time and have adapted and improved the process and the support available.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 3931 more like this
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less than 2015-07-02T13:29:47.387Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-02T13:29:47.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-24more like thismore than 2015-06-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations he has received on the potential risk of pensions auto-enrolment packages and products being mis-sold to micro-businesses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 3933 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 2015-07-02more like thismore than 2015-07-02
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Department continues to work with The Pensions Regulator to support the smallest employers in meeting their automatic enrolment duties as simply and cost effectively as possible. The Regulator has provided guidance for employers on choosing a pension scheme and is continuing to consider how best to support employers in this important decision.</p><p> </p><p>The Government introduced a package of measures in April to strengthen governance in schemes used for automatic enrolment and protect members from high or inappropriate charges. This includes the introduction of a 0.75 per cent cap on charges in the default funds of schemes used for automatic enrolment.</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 2015-07-02T13:41:09.523Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-02T13:41:09.523Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit: Young People 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 15 June 2015 to Question 1696, what his timetable is for changing automatic entitlement to housing benefit for people aged 18 to 21. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 5083 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-10more like thismore than 2015-07-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p><strong> </strong></p><p>As set out in the 8<sup>th</sup> July’s budget, this policy will be introduced for certain new Universal Credit claims from April 2017. All claimants that are receiving Housing Benefit will not be affected by this policy.</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 2015-07-10T10:07:29.063Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-10T10:07:29.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-28more like thismore than 2015-10-28
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance: Cancer more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to provide support to people diagnosed with cancer in the work-related activity group of employment and support allowance who will be affected by the proposed reductions in benefits for people in that group. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 13853 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-03more like thismore than 2015-11-03
star this property answer text <p>No current claimants, including those diagnosed with cancer, will be affected by the change to the work-related activity component and we have already committed to providing up £100m in new, practical support for claimants with limited capability for work to help them move closer to the labour market and, when they are ready, into work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-11-03T17:39:10.593Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-03T17:39:10.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this