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star this property date less than 2018-05-09more like thismore than 2018-05-09
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Poverty: Children remove filter
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the research published by the TUC that estimated that the number of children growing up in poverty in working households will be one million higher in 2018 than in 2010; and how this compares to their own research. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-17more like thismore than 2018-05-17
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The TUC figures estimate that an extra one million children in working families will be in relative low income in 2018/19 compared to 2009/10 on an after housing cost basis. During this period, there has been an increase in both the child population and the numbers of people in employment. The overall proportion of children in relative low income on an After Housing Cost basis was 30 per cent in both 2009/10 and 2016/17. This figure is not directly affected by both changes in the population and the increase in children in working families so provides a better assessment of what has happened since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, absolute low income measures, which assess living standards for low income households against inflation, show the proportion of children in absolute low income on an After Housing Costs basis fell from 28 per cent to 26 per cent between 2009/10 and 2016/17. Furthermore, the latest national statistics show the proportion of children in material deprivation and low income has never been lower. Both of these suggest the living standards of children in low income households have been improving in real terms over this period.</p><p> </p><p>Children in workless families are five times more likely to be in low income than those in working families demonstrating that work is the best route out of poverty. The number of people in employment has risen by three million since 2010. Increases in the National Living Wage and Tax Allowances have increased the incomes of working families. Around half of working people who are in low income are self- employed or work part time. Universal Credit has been designed to encourage people into work and to increase their earnings in order to improve their living standards.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-05-17T15:00:31.277Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Poverty: Children remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 May 2019 to Question 254154 on Poverty: Children, what assessment she has made of the reasons for the decline in the number of children in absolute low-income households between 2004-5 and 2009-10. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
unstar this property uin 256959 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>Absolute low income takes the 60 per cent of median income threshold from 2010/11 and moves this in line with inflation. This is designed to assess how low incomes are faring with reference to inflation. The percentage of individuals in absolute low income will decrease if individuals with lower incomes see their real incomes rising (increasing by more than inflation).</p><p> </p><p>Trends in the number of children in absolute poverty can be found using the link below, in table 4.4tr, in the file “children-trends-hbai-1994-95-2017-18-tables.ods”.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/789816/hbai-2017-2018-tables-ods-files.zip" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/789816/hbai-2017-2018-tables-ods-files.zip</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Between 2004/05 and 2009/10 the number of children in absolute low income households before housing costs fell, indicating that children in lower income households saw their real incomes rise by more than inflation. However, the number of children in absolute low income households after housing costs was 3.8m in both 2004/05 and 2009/10. This suggests that for low income households with children, these real rises in income were offset by increasing housing costs during this period.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T14:38:17.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T14:38:17.857Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Poverty: Children remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the benefit freeze on child poverty rates. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
unstar this property uin 240462 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
star this property answer text <p>An Impact Assessment of the benefit freeze was published in 2015. The Welfare Reforms such as the benefit freeze were designed to incentivise parents to choose to move into and progress in work. Evidence shows that work is the best route out of poverty. Children in workless households are five time more likely to be in poverty than those in households where all adults were working.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-08T10:56:13.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T10:56:13.853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince 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 date less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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unstar this property house id 2 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, or intend to make, of the report of the Resolution Foundation, Living Standards Audit 2018, published on 24 July, and its conclusion that the proportion of children in poverty has risen by 21 per cent in the five years to 2016, rather than their estimate of 11 per cent. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
unstar this property uin HL9830 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-31more like thismore than 2018-07-31
star this property answer text <p>Benefit under-reporting in household surveys is a well-known, long standing issue. To date it has not been possible to accurately resolve this. The Resolution Foundation’s report published on 24 July attempts to correct this issue. However, they do not have accurate information on which households are under-reporting. Consequently, they use a series of assumptions to select a number of households in the survey, allocating them additional income from benefits. This means the conclusions in the report will be sensitive to the households selected; different assumptions will give different results.</p><p> </p><p>DWP is currently working towards a more accurate solution to correct this issue, whereby survey records are combined with administrative data to improve the quality of the survey data. Making this correction is likely to reduce the number of individuals classed as being in low income.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-07-31T13:51:06.23Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-31T13:51:06.23Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bird more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Poverty: Children remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimates he has made the number of children in absolute child poverty in each year since 2005. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
unstar this property uin 254154 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>Estimates of the number of children living in low income are published in the Households Below Average Income (HBAI) series. The latest publication is available <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/households-below-average-income-199495-to-201718" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Estimates of the number of children in absolute low income households before housing costs in each year since 2005 are available below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Number of children living in absolute low income households before housing costs</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004/05</p></td><td><p>3.0m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005/06</p></td><td><p>3.1m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006/07</p></td><td><p>3.0m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007/08</p></td><td><p>2.9m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008/09</p></td><td><p>2.8m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>2.5m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>2.3m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2.6m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>2.5m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2.4m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2.3m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2.3m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>2.2m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2.5m</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:38:42.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:38:42.783Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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Scotland Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Scotland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
star this property hansard heading Poverty: Children remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on reducing child poverty levels in Scotland. 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 236563 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answer text <p>I have regular discussions with the Scottish Government on a range of issues, including those which span both devolved and reserved matters; the Scottish Government has powers to tackle poverty through the devolution of skills, education, health and employment programmes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale more like this
star this property answering member printed David Mundell more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T16:39:49.75Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T16:39:49.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Mundell more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-01-27more like thismore than 2020-01-27
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Poverty: Children remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will introduce a target to (a) reduce child poverty to four million children by 2021, (b) reduce child poverty to two million children by 2025 and (c) eradicate child poverty by 2030. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-01-30more like thismore than 2020-01-30
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon Member to the answer I gave on 27 January to question number 6646.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2020-01-22/6646/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2020-01-22/6646/</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2020-01-30T15:50:23.327Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-30T15:50:23.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to tackle child poverty across the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Hay of Ballyore more like this
unstar this property uin HL14056 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to the answer I gave on Wednesday 27 February HL13942</p><p>There is clear evidence that work offers the best opportunity for families to move out of poverty and towards financial independence. Children in workless households are around 5 times more likely to be in poverty after housing costs than those where all adults work. 62% of children living in a workless couple family are in relative poverty (before housing costs) compared with only 3% where both adults work full-time.</p><p>This is why we are continuing to undertake the most ambitious reform to the welfare system in decades – so that it supports people to find and to stay in work. Nationally, there are now over 3.5 million more people in work. Universal Credit is at the heart of these reforms. It is designed to promote full-time work and employment for partners where possible, through smoother incentives to increase hours.</p><p>Working parents on UC can have up to 85% of their childcare costs reimbursed – worth up to £1,108 per month for someone with two or more children. We have also introduced additional flexibility on support for up front childcare costs, increased work allowances, and doubled free childcare available to working parents of 3 and 4 year olds to 30 hours per week.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-03-05T16:03:19.933Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-05T16:03:19.933Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hay of Ballyore more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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unstar this property house id 2 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 is their latest estimate of the number of children living in poverty in the UK. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
unstar this property uin HL13111 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
star this property answer text <p>In 2016/17 there were 2.2 million children in absolute low income on a before housing costs basis – 300,000 lower than 2010 and a record low. National statistics on the number of children in relative and absolute low incomes, before and after housing costs, are published annually in the “Households Below Average Income” publication.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-01-28T16:12:24.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T16:12:24.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-01-23more like thismore than 2020-01-23
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of children in Nottingham South constituency living in (a) poverty and (b) absolute poverty have (i) one household member in full-time employment, (ii) two household members in full-time employment, (iii) one household member in part-time employment, (iv) two household members in part-time employment and (v) no household members in employment in the most recent period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham South more like this
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Lilian Greenwood more like this
unstar this property uin 7196 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-01-28more like thismore than 2020-01-28
star this property answer text <p>National Statistics on the number and percentage of children in low income are published annually in the “Households Below Average Income” publication. Statistics for the percentage of children in low income households is not available at constituency level in this publication because the survey sample sizes are too small to support the production of robust estimates at this geography. Statistics for the East Midlands region can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/households-below-average-income-199495-to-201718" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/households-below-average-income-199495-to-201718</a>, “children-hbai-timeseries-1994-95-2017-18-tables” in tables 4.16ts and 4.17ts (for relative low income, before and after housing costs) and 4.22ts and 4.23ts (for absolute low income, before and after housing costs).</p><p>The statistics are only available for all children and cannot be broken down into the categories requested because the survey sample sizes are too small to support the production of robust estimates.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2020-01-28T11:14:19.41Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-28T11:14:19.41Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lilian Greenwood more like this