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star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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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 Welfare State: Females 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 Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, What steps the Government is taking to ensure that the welfare system works for women. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brentwood and Ongar more like this
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Alex Burghart more like this
star this property uin 909797 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
star this property answer text <p>The welfare system treats individuals of all genders equally. It provides better support and incentives to claimants to enter employment and progress in work.</p><p> </p><p>DWP is committed to ensuring all claimants have the tailored support they need. We also continue to provide for groups who may need additional help. For example, Work Coaches can tailor conditionality where appropriate to the individual, particularly those with health issues or caring responsibilities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-03-14T17:43:58.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T17:43:58.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4613
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Burghart more like this
1036898
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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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 Universal Credit more like this
unstar 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 are the salaries of employees on Universal Credit who are paid twice within a month, in particular over the Christmas period, being treated for the purposes of benefits payments; and what steps are being taken to prevent such employees being disadvantaged. more like this
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Lord McNicol of West Kilbride more like this
star this property uin HL12540 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit payments reflect, as closely as possible, the actual circumstances of a household during each monthly assessment period. Assessment periods allow for Universal Credit awards to be adjusted on a monthly basis, ensuring that if a claimant’s income falls, they do not have to wait several months for a rise in their Universal Credit award.</p><p> </p><p>Some claimants receive earnings from work multiple times within an assessment period if they are paid via four-weekly, fortnightly, or weekly patterns. This in turn may reduce, or in some cases, nil the Universal Credit award the claimant receives that month. Claimants can always discuss the implications of this with their case managers and work coaches and can be referred to Personal Budgeting Support to help them manage their budgeting.</p><p> </p><p>If a claimant’s Universal Credit claim is closed due to this, claimants can re-claim the following month via a more simplified process than for an initial claim. We have produced guidance to help ensure claimants, staff and representatives are aware of the importance of reporting accurate dates and the impact on payment cycles, which is attached with this reply.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is working with employers to ensure that they use the most appropriate payment practices and comply with RTI guidelines in order to minimise the incidence of erroneous or late reporting by employers. HMRC have recently updated guidance to reiterate to employers the importance of reporting accurate dates and the impact on payment cycles; the Financial Secretary to the Treasury is working closely with HMRC and employers to do this.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T15:36:52.127Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T15:36:52.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property file name gov.uk UC earnings patterns.pdf more like this
star this property title UC Earning Patterns more like this
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4702
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord McNicol of West Kilbride more like this
1017033
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
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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 Universal Credit more like this
unstar 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 Universal Credit claimants have additional support needs; and how are such claimants identified, monitored and supported. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL11878 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not currently held in a consistent format by the Department.</p><p> </p><p>We are continuously reviewing and improving the service for vulnerable people who claim Universal Credit to ensure that it is accessible and responsive to their needs.</p><p> </p><p>To assist identification and claimant support, each Jobcentre Plus site has a complex needs toolkit in place. These are maintained and reviewed locally and contain a named single point of contact for areas such as Homelessness, Care leavers and Prison leavers.</p><p> </p><p>Work coaches receive training to help them identify and support vulnerable claimants, building a relationship to encourage claimants to openly discuss any concerns or problems as they emerge. We have introduced a function to ‘pin’ key profile notes so they are instantly visible to all staff helping a claimant.</p><p> </p><p>To help claimants who may struggle using online services or managing a monthly payment, Universal Support is available. This is advice, assistance or support to help Universal Credit claimants with managing their claim or award of Universal Credit administered by Citizen’s Advice following our brand new partnership.</p><p> </p><p>We have also increased the numbers of Disability Employment Advisers who now provide additional support to the work coaches so they can better personalise support as we continuously improve the offer available.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-12-12T14:56:09.52Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T14:56:09.52Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
1127016
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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 Universal Credit more like this
unstar 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 applicants for Universal Credit have made their application by means other than the online application system since its introduction; and what are the available methods for doing so. more like this
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Baroness Sherlock more like this
star this property uin HL15777 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>The Universal Credit Full Service Claimant Survey found that 98 per cent of claimants claimed online.</p><p> </p><p>For those claimants who are unable to access or use our digital services, assistance to make and maintain their claim is available via the Freephone Universal Credit helpline. Face-to-face support is also available in Jobcentres. In exceptional circumstances, a home visit can be arranged to support a claimant in making and maintaining their claim.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, the Citizens Advice Help to Claim service offers tailored, practical support to help people make a Universal Credit claim and receive their first full correct payment on time. It is available online, over the phone and face to face through local Citizens Advice services across Great Britain.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:36:32.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:36:32.907Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sherlock more like this
1064215
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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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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 Universal Credit more like this
unstar 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 applications for Universal Credit Split Payments in the last 12 months were (1) made, and (2) declined. more like this
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Lord Fink more like this
star this property uin HL13862 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-03-05T14:52:31.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-05T14:52:31.173Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Fink more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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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
star this property hansard heading Poverty: Children more like this
unstar 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 children live in a household where the adult employed is in part-time employment and are living in absolute poverty (1) before housing costs, and (2) after housing costs. more like this
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Baroness Primarolo more like this
star this property uin HL16605 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>National statistics on the number of children in absolute poverty in a family where the adults are in part time employment only can be calculated from figures published in the annual &quot;Households Below Average Income&quot; publication.</p><p>In 2017/18, the number of children in absolute poverty in families where the adult or adults were in part-time employment only, was 400,000 before housing costs, and 700,000 after housing costs</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:16:00.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:16:00.357Z
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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 Primarolo more like this
1134321
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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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
star this property hansard heading Poverty: Children more like this
unstar 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 children live in a household where the adult is self-employed and are living in absolute poverty (1) before housing costs, and (2) after housing costs. more like this
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Baroness Primarolo more like this
star this property uin HL16606 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>National statistics on the number of children in absolute poverty, in couple families where at least one adult is in full-time self-employment, can be calculated from figures published in the annual &quot;Households Below Average Income&quot; publication.</p><p> </p><p>In 2017/18, the number of children in absolute poverty, in couple families where at least one adult was in full-time self-employment, was 400,000 before housing costs and 500,000 after housing costs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T14:02:26.163Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T14:02:26.163Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Primarolo more like this
1134319
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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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
star this property hansard heading Poverty: Children more like this
unstar 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 children who live in a household where at least one adult is employed are currently living in absolute poverty after housing costs. more like this
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Baroness Primarolo more like this
star this property uin HL16604 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>National statistics on the number of children in absolute poverty in a family where at least one adult is employed can be calculated from figures published in the annual &quot;Households Below Average Income&quot; publication.</p><p>In 2017/18, 2.5m children were in absolute poverty (after housing costs) in families with at least one adult in employment. However, nearly half of these families are in part time work only, or are self-employed</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T14:38:48.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T14:38:48.097Z
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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 Primarolo more like this
1087534
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star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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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 Universal Credit more like this
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 how many couples (1) with, and (2) without, dependent children are receiving Universal Credit in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales, and (d) Northern Ireland. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL14457 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold information on persons claiming Universal Credit in Northern Ireland. The available data is published at Stat Xplore.</p><p>The table below shows the number of couples in England, Wales and Scotland, with and without child dependants who are receiving Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Couple, no child dependant</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Couple, with child dependant(s)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>England</strong></p></td><td><p>39,798</p></td><td><p>105,955</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Wales</strong></p></td><td><p>2,502</p></td><td><p>5,511</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Scotland</strong></p></td><td><p>4,683</p></td><td><p>9,914</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Great Britain</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>46,987</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>121,385</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Source:</strong> Households on Universal Credit</p><p> </p><p><strong>Notes:</strong></p><ol><li>Statistical disclosure control has been applied to this table to avoid the release of confidential data. Totals may not sum due to the disclosure control applied.</li><li>A count date of the second Thursday of the month is used when calculating the statistics for the people on Universal Credit.</li><li>Further information on the background and methodology can be accessed via our latest statistical release.</li><li>These figures are provisional. These figures will be subject to revision in subsequent releases. It is expected that overall provisional figures will be within two per cent of their revised figure in future releases. Figures relating to the employment breakdown will be also be subject to revision.</li><li>The DWP does not hold this information for Northern Ireland. The responsibility for statistics in Northern Ireland lies with the Department for Communities.</li></ol>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-03-25T12:03:12.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T12:03:12.737Z
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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 Lister of Burtersett more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions more like this
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 how many downloads of the Pensions Regulator assessment calculation spreadsheet there have been in each of the last five years. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL14234 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property answer text <p>We interpret the question to be referring to the Basic Assessment Tool spreadsheet data, which started in September 2015.</p><p>From 2015 to the end of 2018, the Pensions Regulator’s Basic Assessment Tool was downloaded a total of 6,776 times. The table below provides a breakdown of downloads in each year.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Downloads</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>74</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>4176</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>2268</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>258</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T16:16:59.517Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T16:16:59.517Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this