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star this property date less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Personal Savings more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text whether savings held in the name of children are taken into account in applications for universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
unstar this property uin 115797 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
star this property answer text <p>Savings and other capital held in the name of children are not taken into account in the assessment of Universal Credit entitlement. As with other means tested benefits, however, there are rules to prevent claimants depriving themselves of capital in order to claim Universal Credit or increase their entitlement to Universal Credit. If claimants deprive themselves of capital by gifting the capital to their children or placing it in a child’s account, notional capital of the amount deprived may still be taken into account when assessing entitlement to Universal Credit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T15:25:13.62Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T15:25:13.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this
808284
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text Whether universal credit claimants will lose money if they receive a disability premium in addition to income-based benefits. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sittingbourne and Sheppey more like this
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Gordon Henderson more like this
unstar this property uin 903001 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
star this property answer text <p>We simplified and rationised the various, complex disability premiums that exist in the legacy system and anyone in the Support Group who only qualifies for the Enhanced Disability Premium, will be better off in Universal Credit by over £90 per month.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2017-12-18T17:33:47.793Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-18T17:33:47.793Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Gordon Henderson more like this
837231
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What steps her Department is taking to ensure that personal independence payment assessments are undertaken fairly and efficiently. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Canterbury more like this
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Rosie Duffield more like this
unstar this property uin 903749 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to ensuring claimants receive high quality, objective assessments. The Department holds regular performance meetings with Assessment Providers at local and senior levels. Assessments are independently audited and Departmental clinicians periodically observe assessments. Both providers have increased personalised clinical support to all Health Professionals. PIP Assessment Providers cost less than 4% of the total annual benefit spend on PIP.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-02-05T17:25:18.55Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-05T17:25:18.55Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Rosie Duffield more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What steps he is taking to ensure that universal credit supports people to progress at work and increase their earnings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ochil and South Perthshire more like this
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Luke Graham more like this
unstar this property uin 902994 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
star this property answer text <p>Universal credit provides us with the opportunity to support people to progress and we are developing the evidence base about what works.</p><p>Building on our existing suite of trials, which includes a large scale Randomised Control Trial, we have committed an additional £8m to testing different approaches to supporting people to progress.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-12-18T17:37:39.533Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-18T17:37:39.533Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Luke Graham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Children more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What recent assessment she has made of the effect of the benefit freeze on trends in the level of child poverty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dundee West more like this
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Chris Law more like this
unstar this property uin 903752 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
star this property answer text <p>An Impact Assessment of the benefit freeze was published in 2015. Evidence shows that work is the best route out of poverty. Children in workless households are five times more likely to be in poverty than those in households where all adults were working. The Welfare Reforms such as the benefit freeze were designed to incentivise parents to choose to move into and progress in work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2018-02-05T17:43:16.483Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-05T17:43:16.483Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Law more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What recent assessment she has made of the accuracy and efficiency of contracted-out health assessments for employment and support allowance and personal independence payment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
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Dan Carden more like this
unstar this property uin 903750 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to ensuring claimants receive high quality, accurate assessments. We monitor assessment quality through independent audit. Decision Makers can return reports for rework/additional advice. A range of measures, including provider improvement plans, address performance falling below expected standards. We continually look to improve the assessment process.The performance expectations for PIP are that 97% of assessment reports are considered acceptable.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-02-05T17:32:43.763Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-05T17:32:43.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Carden more like this
808283
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Appeals more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What recent assessment he has made of trends in the number of universal credit appeals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
unstar this property uin 902998 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
star this property answer text <p>Appeals against Universal Credit decisions are at a lower level than for the other main benefits and the rate has been broadly stable since the introduction of Universal Credit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-12-18T17:48:33.76Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-18T17:48:33.76Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
808282
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Poverty more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What progress his Department is making on reducing poverty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
unstar this property uin 902996 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
star this property answer text <p>Since 2010, there are 600,000 fewer people in absolute poverty – a record low.</p><p>This Government is committed to action that delivers a lasting change to the lives of some of the most disadvantaged people in society. This requires an approach that goes beyond the safety net of the welfare system to tackle the root causes of poverty and disadvantage.</p><p>The evidence is clear that work is the best route out of poverty. Children in workless households are 5 times more likely to be in poverty than those in households where all adults work. And children in workless families are also more disadvantaged, and achieve poorer educational and employment outcomes than other children.</p><p>That is why we will continue with polices that support and encourage employment - reforming the welfare system to make work pay. And these policies are working: since 2010, there are 3 million more people in work, with 954,000 fewer workless households, and 608,000 fewer children in workless households.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-12-18T17:33:42.863Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-18T17:33:42.863Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Employment more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What assessment she has made of the effect of changes to the level of universal credit work allowance on the number of people entering work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
unstar this property uin 903755 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
star this property answer text <p>The improved work incentives in Universal Credit result not just from work allowances, but also from the lower taper rates, the fact that a claimant does not need to claim in three places, and that data on earnings is received every month, meaning that a claimant’s Universal Credit adjusts automatically to their earnings. We expect to provide an updated assessment of the labour supply effects of Universal Credit as part of the full business case later in 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-02-05T17:49:21.357Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-05T17:49:21.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What assessment his Department has made of recent trends in the average level of household debt for people in receipt of universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
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Hugh Gaffney more like this
unstar this property uin 902995 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government has taken a number of steps to reduce the risk of problem debt, including capping payday lending costs and promoting savings.</p><p>Within UC, there are also interest free Advances and a system of priority deductions to help claimants who have got into arrears.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-12-18T17:56:39.323Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-18T17:56:39.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this