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star this property date less than 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Fuel Direct Scheme more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the affordability of a standard Fuel Direct rate of £3.70 for direct payments for arrears on fuel bills; and whether in setting that rate they considered (1) allowing some customers to pay a lower rate of direct deduction, and (2) allowing customers to pay by Fuel Direct for ongoing bills when they are not in arrears. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL394 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-06-18more like thismore than 2015-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>Third Party Deduction is a long standing scheme of last resort where all other means of budgeting have been exhausted. Where the Secretary of State decides that it is in the claimant’s best interests to order repayment of the arrears he can do so. The scheme was introduced in the 1970’s to protect the vulnerable and their family, whilst not adding to their financial burden.</p><p> </p><p>Fuel Direct is set in legislation at 5% of their Personal Allowance, which is a fixed deduction of £3.70 for each element of fuel debt. This is considered to be the most appropriate level of repayment in order to clear the fuel debt arrears and to prevent enforcement action.</p><p> </p><p>Each year the amount of Third Party Deduction is re-assessed as part of The Social Security Up-rating Order.</p><p> </p><p>Once the arrears have been paid a person will usually be taken off the Fuel Direct scheme. In exceptional circumstances a person may be allowed to remain on the Fuel Direct scheme to help ensure that they don’t get into debt again.</p><p> </p><p>However Fuel Direct is not intended as a budgeting aid and the Governments main objective is to help people into employment, whilst encouraging them to be responsible for their own financial affairs, whether they are on benefit or not.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-06-18T14:39:18.987Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-18T14:39:18.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
350105
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-11more like thismore than 2015-06-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Prescribed Industrial Diseases more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many claims they have received for Prescribed Disease C3b in the last 10 years; and of these, how many were allowed. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL419 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-06-18more like thismore than 2015-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The information as requested is not available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-06-18T13:40:56.02Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
381048
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Mesothelioma: Compensation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of (1) the number of people who have received compensation under the terms of the Mesothelioma Act 2014 since the Act came into effect, and (2) the number of people projected to receive compensation in each of the next three years. more like this
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Lord Wills more like this
star this property uin HL496 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The information requested is available from the attached Impact Assessment for the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme which was published in March 2014 and sets out the anticipated levels of claims over the first 10 years of the scheme.</p><p> </p><p>The scheme has now been running since April 2014 with payments being made from July 2014. We will publish statistics on the number of claims made in 2014/15 in due course, and consider a review of the estimates made in the Impact Assessment in light of this data.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-06-23T16:07:28.903Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-23T16:07:28.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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star this property file name mesothelioma-payment-scheme-ia-mar-2014.pdf more like this
star this property title Impact Assessment for Mesothelioma Payment Scheme more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wills more like this
384513
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star this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people they expect to find jobs as a result of the Disability Confident campaign. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL724 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The Disability Confident campaign makes the business case for recruiting and retaining more disabled people and aims to increase the number of employers taking positive action to be more disability confident. We are not able to measure the number of disabled people moving into employment as a direct result of it, but the campaign is an important contributor towards our commitment to halve the gap between the employment rates of disabled and non-disabled people.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T12:00:19.73Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T12:00:19.73Z
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
384514
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recent High Court ruling regarding delays in Personal Independence Payments. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL725 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
unstar this property answer text <p>The Court rejected two of the three legal grounds brought by the claimants, finding that their human rights had not been breached and not awarding damages.</p><p> </p><p>Where the Court found that the historic delay for the two claimants was unlawful, they also ruled that they are not “test cases” and it would be inappropriate to make wider findings.</p><p> </p><p>The Court accepted that the Government had made significant improvements to the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) process and there are now no inherent failings in the system.</p><p> </p><p>As a result of these improvements, the average time taken for a claimant to be assessed by an assessment provider has fallen by more than three quarters since June 2014. In April 2015, the average new claimant was waiting 5 weeks for their PIP assessment – well within the 16 week target set by the Secretary of State.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-06-30T15:50:02.813Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-30T15:50:02.813Z
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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4303
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
384516
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star this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Families more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Altmann on 22 June, how they have calculated that £1 spent on advice yields approximately £11.50 in savings. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL727 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>This calculation was derived from an independent review commissioned by the Department for Education.</p><p> </p><p>The information is available in the Department for Education’s Relationship Support Interventions Evaluation, published in 2014. This sets out a detailed explanation of how the savings were calculated using a cost benefit analysis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T13:22:18.313Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T13:22:18.313Z
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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3834
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
385303
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore 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 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pension Funds more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 7 January (HL Deb, col 432), when they plan to consult on improving transparency for pension savers regarding where their money is invested and how rights attached to it are being exercised; and when they plan to consider how secondary legislation could be used to ensure greater transparency for pension savers. more like this
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Lord Harrison more like this
star this property uin HL786 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The Government is committed to ensuring greater transparency for pension savers.</p><p> </p><p>From April this year, workplace schemes are required to report on the value delivered by costs and charges in their scheme for the first time. Building on this, the Department for Work and Pensions and the Financial Conduct Authority ran a joint Call for Evidence ‘Transaction Cost Disclosure: Improving Transparency in Workplace Pensions’, considering how transaction costs could be disclosed in a standardised way. This is the first phase of work required to meet duties under Section 44 of the Pensions Act 2014 to require transaction costs to be disclosed to members and others; and transaction costs and administration charges to be published. The Government is currently considering responses to the Call for Evidence.</p><p> </p><p>Transparency is not just about costs and charges. Earlier this year the Government consulted on changes to the Occupational Pension Schemes Investment Regulations requiring trustees to report how they take financial and non-financial factors into account when investing, and their schemes stewardship policy. The Government is currently considering responses to the consultation.</p><p> </p><p>The Government intends to consult on any secondary legislation required following these exercises later this year, and will consider what further proposals may be needed to ensure greater transparency for pension savers including consideration both of its duties under the Pensions Act 2014 and the remarks made in debates on 7 January.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T12:06:11.487Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T12:06:11.487Z
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harrison more like this
349531
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star this property date less than 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have incurred three-year Jobseeker Allowance sanctions; and whether they will provide a breakdown of three-year sanctions imposed by (1) gender, (2) age group, (3) disability status, (4) lone parent status, (5) ethnicity, and (6) region. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL400 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The information requested regarding the length of a sanction is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL401 more like this
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less than 2015-06-22T15:24:35.973Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-22T15:24:35.973Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
349532
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star this property date less than 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what information is available on the number and proportion of sanctioned Jobseeker Allowance claimants who have challenged their sanctions, broken down according to the length of the sanction. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL401 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested regarding the length of a sanction is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL400 more like this
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less than 2015-06-22T15:24:36.083Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-22T15:24:36.083Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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4234
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
381619
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star this property date less than 2015-06-16more like thismore than 2015-06-16
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Young People more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, for the latest year for which figures relating to 18 to 21 year-olds in England, (1) how many claimed Jobseeker's Allowance (a) in the first six months of the year, and (b) in total; (2) how many claimed Employment and Support Allowance, and of those, what proportion became part of the work-related activity group; and (3) how many entered the Work Programme. more like this
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Lord Smith of Clifton more like this
star this property uin HL535 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The information requested regarding part (1), how many claimed Jobseeker's Allowance (a) in the first six months of the year, and (b) in total, is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>There were 38,000 (rounded to the nearest thousand) claims made to ESA by 18-21 year-olds in England during the business year 2013-14, of whom 2,000 (6%) were assigned to the work-related activity group.</p><p> </p><p>Between April 2014 and March 2015 there were 24,660 18 to 21 year-olds, in England, referred to the Work Programme. Please note this is rounded to the nearest ten and referrals are 'net' referrals which do not include rejections, cancellations or referrals to ESA information sessions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2015-06-29T16:22:58.347Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T16:22:58.347Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Smith of Clifton more like this