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star this property date less than 2015-01-08more like thismore than 2015-01-08
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 hansard heading Work Programme 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 differential pricing on provider behaviour in the Work Programme; and if he will make a statement. 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 220237 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 /> <p>Under differential pricing, a provider will receive higher levels of funding for supporting a harder to help claimant into work. This incentivises providers to support all claimants</p><p> </p><p>Provider performance has improved for many groups which receive higher payments under differential pricing. For instance, of those completing a year on the programme, 1 in 10 ESA New Claimants have had at least three months in work since joining the scheme – this compares to 1 in 25 for the earliest cohorts.</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 2015-01-13T17:15:41.947Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T17:15:41.947Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
172836
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-08more like thismore than 2015-01-08
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 hansard heading Work Programme 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to page 122 of work programme evaluation: operation of the commissioning model, finance and programme delivery, published by his Department on 18 December 2014, for what reasons the performance management approach applied in the Work Programme was replaced by a more prescriptive system. 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 220235 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 /> <p>The Department is committed to achieving the best possible performance from Work Programme providers and is continually reviewing our approach to performance management. For some providers this may require closer monitoring of performance and increased activity, working with providers to identify the best approach to increased performance.</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 2015-01-13T16:58:34.397Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T16:58:34.397Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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163
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
172838
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-08more like thismore than 2015-01-08
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 hansard heading Work Programme 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to page 28 of work programme evaluations: operation of the commissioning model, finance and programme delivery, published by his Department on 18 December 2014, what assessment he has made of the finding that only a small proportion of subcontractors were positive about the commerical attractiveness of their contracts with the primes. 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 220234 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 /> <p>The payment terms for Work Programme ensures value for money for tax payers: providers are paid for successful outcomes only, which drives our contractors to work harder. Overall the research found that prime providers were broadly positive about the financial model of upfront investment with later reward from outcome and sustainment payments. The research also found that subcontractors are increasingly positive about the financial model. Over two-thirds of subcontractors in 2014 indicated they would sustain or increase their involvement in the programme.</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 2015-01-13T16:54:47.37Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T16:54:47.37Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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163
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
172620
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-07more like thismore than 2015-01-07
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 hansard heading Fathers: Child Rearing 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 discussions he has had on a possible expansion of the men-only relationship classes pilot scheme to other constituent parts of the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 220026 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 /> <p>The pilot will provide relationship education to expectant parents within NHS antenatal and postnatal classes to help them prepare for the impact having a baby will have on their relationship. Evidence shows that the transition to parenthood is one of the biggest risk factors leading to separation if the couple is unaware and unprepared for the changes they will experience.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst father participation in the pilots will be actively encouraged the education sessions are aimed at both parents. We will appoint an organisation to train NHS staff to deliver the sessions and we plan to advertise the tender opportunity shortly. We will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the pilot and the results will inform discussions on whether the approach should be expanded.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2015-01-13T11:27:26.55Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T11:27:26.55Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
172292
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-06more like thismore than 2015-01-06
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 hansard heading Funerals 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 he is taking to ensure that funerals are affordable. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 219784 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>As the funeral sector is subject to consumer regulation and many crematoriums and burial plots are the responsibility of local authorities my department cannot influence funeral costs. However, it does operate the Social Fund Funeral Payment scheme which continues to provide help towards a simple, respectful, low-cost funeral for those who are eligible. In 2013/14, over 33,000 awards were made worth £44.4 million, with an average award of £1,347.</p><p> </p><p>This Government has extended the Budgeting Loan provision to include funeral expenses. This helps where a deposit is required up front, or towards the balance of costs that a Social Fund Funeral Payment cannot meet.</p><p> </p><p>This Government has also introduced the measure whereby any arrears of benefit, which were due to the deceased at date of death, are disregarded. This means that such arrears are no longer deducted from the Funeral Payment award.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2015-01-13T11:21:37.14Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T11:21:37.14Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-09more like thismore than 2015-01-09
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 hansard heading Members: Correspondence 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, when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 25 November 2014, from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr M A De Barrus. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Sir Gerald Kaufman more like this
star this property uin 220259 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 Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Mr Iain Duncan Smith, replied to the Rt. Hon. Member on 10 January 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2015-01-13T11:32:59.77Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T11:32:59.77Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Gerald Kaufman more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 hansard heading Universal Credit 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, how much funding his Department allocated to local authorities for Universal Credit Delivery Partnership agreements in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15. 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 219161 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 /> <p>To ensure the right integrated local foundations are established for Universal Credit the Department has and will put in place Delivery Partnership Agreements with local authorities to make available funded support for those who need extra help. We have spent nearly £1 million in 2013/14 and we will report on expenditure for 2014/15 once it has been audited as part of the Department’s annual accounts process. Once this concludes and the accounts are published the information requested can be made available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2015-01-13T15:43:28.647Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T15:43:28.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper 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 2015-01-06more like thismore than 2015-01-06
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 hansard heading Mesothelioma: Compensation 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 16 December 2014 to Question 217981, if he will revise the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme fund so that people who were diagnosed with diffuse mesothelioma before 25 July 2012, or eligible dependents of such people where that eligible person has died, also receive the support provided to eligible people who were diagnosed after that date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Na h-Eileanan an Iar more like this
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Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil more like this
star this property uin 219877 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 /> <p>The eligibility date was set as 25th July 2012 as this was the date that the Government announced it would legislate for a payment scheme, thereby creating a reasonable expectation that eligible people diagnosed with mesothelioma on or after that date would receive a payment.</p><p> </p><p>If there was no start date, and the scheme paid people diagnosed in the past, the costs of the scheme would be prohibitively expensive.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2015-01-13T15:52:29.467Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T15:52:29.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Angus Brendan MacNeil more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-08more like thismore than 2015-01-08
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, who the (a) Chair and (b) other members are of the Universal Credit Programme board. 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 220184 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 Chair of the Universal Credit Programme Board is Sir Robert Walmsley. The members of the Board are:</p><p>Universal Credit Director General and Senior Responsible Owner – Neil Couling</p><p>DWP Operations Director General – Noel Shanahan</p><p>UC Programme Director – Ian Wright</p><p>DWP IT Director General, Chief Information Officer – Steve Riley</p><p>DWP Director General, Digital Transformation – Kevin Cunnington</p><p>DWP Finance Director General – Mike Driver</p><p>DWP Strategy Director General – Pete Searle</p><p>HMRC Director General (Tax Credits and RTI) – Nick Lodge</p><p>LGA Director – Paul Raynes</p><p>DWP Human Resources Director General – Deborah Alder</p><p>DWP Portfolio Management Unit Director – Jacinda Humphry</p><p>HMT Director – Beth Russell</p><p>Cabinet Office, Director of Commercial Advice – Tony Whitehead</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2015-01-13T15:31:37.693Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T15:31:37.693Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this