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star this property answer date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property date tabled less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property ddp created less than 2014-10-21T08:42:23.007Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T08:42:23.007Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T19:13:20.677Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T19:13:20.677Z
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Unemployed People: Travel more like this
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star this property identifier HL2224 more like this
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25277
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T15:06:09.3638452Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T15:06:09.3638452Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial assistance is given to help young people on benefits with the travel costs associated with attending job interviews. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL2224 more like this
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unstar this property uin HL2224 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>All Jobcentre Plus District Managers have access to the Flexible Support Fund, that they can use to supplement mainstream services and to tailor support to the needs of individuals and the local area. A proportion of this fund will be spent by their Work Services Teams on discretionary awards to individual claimants, which could include helping with travel costs to attend job interviews.</p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100116
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star this property answer date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property date tabled less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property ddp created less than 2014-10-21T21:00:49.617Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T21:00:49.617Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-08T03:00:57.047Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-08T03:00:57.047Z
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Funeral Payments more like this
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star this property identifier 211293 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T13:48:18.1742771Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T13:48:18.1742771Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications have been made to the Government Funeral Payment scheme since May 2010; and how many such applications have been rejected. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
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Steve Rotheram more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 211293 more like this
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unstar this property uin 211293 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>From the latest data available, 280,780 applications have been made for Funeral Payments in Great Britain between May 2010 and September 2014. In the same period there have been 139,560 refusals.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Notes</strong></p><p> </p><p>1. These figures do not include applications which were processed clerically and have not yet been entered on to the Social Fund Computer System.</p><p> </p><p>2. The figures given are the number of applications and initial refusals in the given time period and not the number of people who made applications or received awards. An individual may make more than one application in a year. Information on the number of people who made applications and received awards is not available.</p><p> </p><p>3. The refusal figures given are based on the initial decisions made on each case and may include cases where an award was later made on review.</p><p> </p><p>4. All figures are rounded to the nearest 10.</p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Rotheram more like this
star this property publisher 25259
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Rotheram more like this
100263
star this property human indexable true more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property date tabled less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property ddp created less than 2014-10-21T21:01:44.737Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T21:01:44.737Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-08T03:16:50.893Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-08T03:16:50.893Z
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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: Motherwell more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 211267 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T16:25:28.6247594Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T16:25:28.6247594Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Motherwell and Wishaw constituency have been in receipt of employment and support allowance payments for more than one year. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Mr Frank Roy more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 211267 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
unstar this property uin 211267 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested is shown in the table below.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Number of Employment and Support Allowance claimants in the Motherwell and Wishaw parliamentary Constituency, with a duration of 1 year or more: As at February 2014:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Motherwell and Wishaw</p></td><td><p>3,030</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Source: DWP, 100% Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p> </p><ol start="1" type="1"><li>Figures are rounded to the nearest ten;</li><li>Parliamentary Constituency of claimant (Westminster) These constituencies are used for the Westminster parliament.</li><li>This information is published at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-statistics-tabulation-tool" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-statistics-tabulation-tool</a></li></ol><p> </p>
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Frank Roy more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Frank Roy more like this
100264
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star this property answer date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property date tabled less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property ddp created less than 2014-10-21T21:01:45.360Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T21:01:45.360Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-08T03:16:55.900Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-08T03:16:55.900Z
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Disability Living Allowance: Motherwell more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 211266 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T14:15:25.8834223Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T14:15:25.8834223Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of the working age population of Motherwell and Wishaw constituency are in receipt of disability living allowance. more like this
star this property session
2014/15 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Mr Frank Roy more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 211266 more like this
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unstar this property uin 211266 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested is shown in the table below.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Number of working age Disability Living Allowance claimants in the Motherwell and Wishaw Parliamentary Constituency, as a proportion of the working age population: As at February 2014</strong></p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Proportion</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Motherwell and Wishaw</p></td><td><p>4,270</p></td><td><p>8.8%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Source:</p><p> </p><p>DWP 100% Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study (Caseload)</p><p> </p><p>National Records of Scotland © Crown Copyright 2014 (Population Estimates Mid 2013)</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p> </p><p>1. Caseload figure is rounded to the nearest 10; The proportion is rounded to one decimal place.</p><p> </p><p>2. Caseload information is published at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-statistics-tabulation-tool" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-statistics-tabulation-tool</a></p><p> </p><p>3. Population information is published at: <a href="http://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/population/population-estimates/mid-year-population-estimates" target="_blank">http://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/population/population-estimates/mid-year-population-estimates</a></p><p> </p><p>4. Parliamentary Constituency of claimant (Westminster) These constituencies are used for the Westminster parliament.</p><p> </p><p>5. Caseload information shows the number of people in receipt of an allowance, and exclude people with entitlement where the payment has been suspended, for example if they are in hospital.</p><p> </p><p>6. The population estimates are for the constituencies for the 2011 Scottish Parliament elections as at 30th June for each year from 2002 onwards.</p><p> </p><p>7. The population estimates areas are based on data zone population estimates.</p><p> </p><p>8. Data zones do not fit exactly into the 2011 Scottish Parliamentary Constituency boundaries, so they are allocated on a 'best fit' basis.</p><p>9. Where a data zone crosses the boundary of two or more constituencies it is allocated to the constituency that contains the population-weighted centroid of the data zone.</p>
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Frank Roy more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Frank Roy more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property date tabled less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property ddp created less than 2014-10-21T21:01:45.987Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T21:01:45.987Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-08T03:17:10.677Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-08T03:17:10.677Z
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Work Experience more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 211299 more like this
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star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T12:40:48.9595497Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T12:40:48.9595497Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October 2014 to Question 209803, how many of the people undertaking work experience have since entered paid employment. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
star this property session number 4 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 title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 211299 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
unstar this property uin 211299 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Research with claimants published earlier this year shows that 36 per cent of work experience participants were in employment at the time of interview, and 42 per cent had at least been in employment at some point (even if they were not at the time of the interview).</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/284017/rr865-youth-contract-customer-experiences.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/284017/rr865-youth-contract-customer-experiences.pdf</a></p><p> </p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property date tabled less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property ddp created less than 2014-10-21T21:01:46.267Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T21:01:46.267Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-08T03:17:15.730Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-08T03:17:15.730Z
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 211300 more like this
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star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T13:53:18.1113674Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T13:53:18.1113674Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent progress he has made on commissioning the Health and Disability Assessment Service; and if he will make a statement. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 211300 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
unstar this property uin 211300 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The commercial competition to secure a supplier to deliver the Health and Disability Assessment Service is nearing its conclusion. I intend to inform Parliament of the outcome of the competition in the next few weeks.</p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
100268
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star this property answer date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property date tabled less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property ddp created less than 2014-10-21T21:01:46.577Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T21:01:46.577Z
star this property ddp modified remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-02-08T03:17:20.583Z
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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: Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 211337 more like this
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star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T12:21:16.2935209Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T12:21:16.2935209Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of workplaces in the UK which are accessible to disabled people. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
star this property session number 4 more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 211337 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
unstar this property uin 211337 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>We do not collect this information. All employers are under a duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled job applicants and their existing employees.</p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
100567
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star this property answer date less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
star this property date tabled less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
star this property ddp created less than 2014-10-22T23:14:00.590Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-22T23:14:00.590Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T19:15:54.570Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T19:15:54.570Z
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Welfare Assistance Schemes more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property identifier HL2304 more like this
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25277
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T15:16:01.1221704Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T15:16:01.1221704Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their decision not to contest the judicial review of the decision to cease funding for Local Welfare Assistance, whether they will reinstate that funding for 2015–16. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Baroness King of Bow more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL2304 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
unstar this property uin HL2304 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>From April 2015 it was intended funding for local welfare provision would be funded from the general grant to Local Government. The general grant took this into account.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has agreed to look again at how funding is provided for in 2015/16. Any decisions will be taken after we have reviewed how the current funds have been used and the on-going consultation and equality analysis on 2015/16 funding being co-ordinated by the Department for Communities and Local Government.</p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness King of Bow more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness King of Bow more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
star this property date tabled less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
star this property ddp created less than 2014-10-23T19:36:21.057Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T19:36:21.057Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T19:18:01.970Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T19:18:01.970Z
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property identifier HL2376 more like this
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25277
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T15:11:36.0906958Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T15:11:36.0906958Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government why housing benefit overpayments increased to £1.4 billion in 2013–14 and how they are addressing the issue. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Baroness Manzoor more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL2376 more like this
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unstar this property uin HL2376 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>Housing Benefit is a complex benefit administered by 380 Local Authorities. It has a high proportion of in-work claimants and this caseload is more likely to undergo changes in circumstances than out-of-work claimants. If claimants fail to report changes in circumstances correctly and in a timely manner then overpayments will occur.</p><p>The rate of fraud in Housing Benefit has been stable for many years at 1.4% since 2008-09. Official error has also remained relatively stable over the last six years, currently standing at 0.6% which is the same level as in 2008-09. Claimant error has increased from 2.7% in 2008-09 to 3.8% in 2013-14.</p><p>The rise in HB claimant error is primarily earnings related and a consequence of failure to report these changes. DWP is taking action to deal with this issue through better data sharing with Local Authorities, such as the introduction of real time information (RTI) on earnings, so that local authorities are alerted to changes quickly and do not have to rely on the claimant informing them of changes.</p><p>Longer term, Housing Benefit for working age claimants will be replaced by the housing cost element of Universal Credit and will be paid as a single monthly payment with the other elements. This will reduce the opportunity for Fraud and Error and prevent overpayments from occurring.</p><p> </p>
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Manzoor more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Manzoor more like this
100930
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star this property answer date less than 2014-11-07more like thismore than 2014-11-07
star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property date tabled less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property ddp created less than 2014-10-24T17:08:43.697Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T17:08:43.697Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T19:18:41.003Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T19:18:41.003Z
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Social Security Benefits more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property identifier HL2398 more like this
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25277
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-11-07T13:39:35.2324599Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-07T13:39:35.2324599Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the steps they are taking to reduce the cost of benefit fraud, what they propose to do, and how much they plan to spend, to reduce underpayments to claimants due to mistakes by officials or claimants. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL2398 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The Department takes both under and overpayments seriously and has in place a number of initiatives to address the errors that cause them. These activities address fraud as well as error, and both under and overpayments. It is therefore not possible to separate out the cost of activities focused exclusively on underpayments as a result of error.</p><p> </p><p>Universal Credit will make the welfare system simpler by replacing six benefits and credits with a single monthly payment. This simplification is expected to lead to a reduction in fraud and error due to the fact that information about claimants will be held in one place and updated more frequently and easily.</p><p> </p><p>For claimants that have income taxed under PAYE, Universal Credit will be linked to HMRC’s Real Time Information system, which will provide an automatic monthly update of their income thus reducing the potential for both error and fraud.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has invested in compliance activity, so that case correctness is maintained and fraud and error entering the system are detected and resolved quickly. Across all delivery arms there is a focus on accuracy and quality, including a continuous quality checking regime to review claims and check processing accuracy.</p><p> </p><p>We constantly review claims by checking them against data coming into our systems, in order to highlight potential anomalies. We do this by using business rules which focus on potential error to identify both under and overpayments.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is taking steps to encourage claimants to ensure that the information provided to us is accurate and up-to-date. This includes a fraud and error communications campaign about driving behaviour change and emphasising that claimants must report any change of circumstances.</p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this