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1135497
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Children more like this
star 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 To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that the childcare element of universal credit is not an economic barrier to work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 270813 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 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that childcare costs can affect parents’ decisions to take up paid work or increase their working hours. We are committed to helping parents into work.</p><p> </p><p>To overcome this barrier to employment, Universal Credit claimants are able to claim up to 85 per cent of their childcare costs, compared to 70% on the legacy system. This can be claimed up to a month before starting a job, and can be worth up to £13,000 a year for families with two children.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise the difficulty that some claimants might have in paying upfront childcare costs. Where the initial month’s childcare costs may prevent a claimant from starting work, Jobcentres will use the Flexible Support Fund to help claimants in the first instance. This is a non-repayable award, which can be used to meet the upfront childcare costs to help support a claimant into work. For claimants who are in work and need help with upfront childcare costs, budgeting advances are available that can be used to cover the cost of paying upfront childcare costs or a deposit.</p><p> </p><p>We have piloted a more flexible approach to claimants reporting childcare costs, which will allow people, including lone parents, to be reimbursed for childcare when, with good reason, they are not able to provide evidence within their assessment period. We are now looking to implement this nationally.</p><p> </p><p>We have undertaken significant work to increase work coach awareness and understanding of the Universal Credit childcare offer through improved training and guidance and communications.</p><p> </p><p>The Universal Credit childcare policy also aligns with the wider government childcare offer, which includes free childcare hours and tax free childcare.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 270814 more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T12:18:32.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T12:18:32.95Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4510
star this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes remove filter
1135498
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Children more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to find a long-term solution for upfront costs in childcare under universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 270814 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 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that childcare costs can affect parents’ decisions to take up paid work or increase their working hours. We are committed to helping parents into work.</p><p> </p><p>To overcome this barrier to employment, Universal Credit claimants are able to claim up to 85 per cent of their childcare costs, compared to 70% on the legacy system. This can be claimed up to a month before starting a job, and can be worth up to £13,000 a year for families with two children.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise the difficulty that some claimants might have in paying upfront childcare costs. Where the initial month’s childcare costs may prevent a claimant from starting work, Jobcentres will use the Flexible Support Fund to help claimants in the first instance. This is a non-repayable award, which can be used to meet the upfront childcare costs to help support a claimant into work. For claimants who are in work and need help with upfront childcare costs, budgeting advances are available that can be used to cover the cost of paying upfront childcare costs or a deposit.</p><p> </p><p>We have piloted a more flexible approach to claimants reporting childcare costs, which will allow people, including lone parents, to be reimbursed for childcare when, with good reason, they are not able to provide evidence within their assessment period. We are now looking to implement this nationally.</p><p> </p><p>We have undertaken significant work to increase work coach awareness and understanding of the Universal Credit childcare offer through improved training and guidance and communications.</p><p> </p><p>The Universal Credit childcare policy also aligns with the wider government childcare offer, which includes free childcare hours and tax free childcare.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 270813 more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T12:18:32.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T12:18:32.997Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
star this property tabling member
4510
star this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes remove filter
1135169
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Network Rail: Property more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether section 14 of the Railway Regulation Act 1842 is used by Network Rail to gain access to tenanted railway arch premises. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 270382 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 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>It is not standard practice for Network Rail to use section 14 to obtain access to tenanted railway arches. Network Rail has obtained access to a tenanted archway once in the last five years in order to maintain the integrity and safety of the railway.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T09:40:31.25Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T09:40:31.25Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
star this property tabling member
4510
star this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes remove filter
1135178
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Railways: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Network Rail's planned maintenance on the rail network in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 270387 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 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>It is a matter for the independent regulator, the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), to assess the effectiveness of NR’s maintenance activity and its impact on the performance of the rail network. ORR reports every six months on its assessment of how Network Rail is performing in the “Network Rail Monitor”, which is available on the ORR’s website at ORR.gov.uk.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T09:15:14.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T09:15:14.05Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
star this property tabling member
4510
star this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes remove filter
1135179
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Railways: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Network Rail's emergency maintenance on the rail network in the past five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 270388 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 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>It is a matter for the independent regulator, the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), to assess the effectiveness of NR’s maintenance activity and its impact on the performance of the rail network. ORR reports every six months on its assessment of how Network Rail is performing in the “Network Rail Monitor”, which is available on the ORR’s website at ORR.gov.uk.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T09:06:25.33Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T09:06:25.33Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
star this property tabling member
4510
star this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes remove filter
1135019
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Network Rail: Property more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times his Department has issued a Certificate of Lawfulness to Network Rail for entry to a tenanted railway arch under section 14 of the Railway Regulation Act 1842 in the last five years in (a) London and (b) England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 269827 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>In the last five years there has only been one instance of Network Rail issuing a Certificate of Lawfulness for entry to a tenanted railway arch and that was in London. In this instance it was an emergency entry without prior consent by the Department for Transport, who were subsequently notified and raised no objections.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T13:12:09.94Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T13:12:09.94Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
star this property tabling member
4510
star this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes remove filter
1135021
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Public Expenditure more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to launch a three-year spending review before the summer recess; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 269828 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 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>Departments have been commissioned to carry out the work necessary for a 3-year Spending Review concluding this Autumn.</p><p> </p><p>However, it will be for the new Government to decide whether the circumstances make it appropriate to conduct a full 3-year Spending Review, or a single year exercise.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T15:13:07.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T15:13:07.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes remove filter
1135022
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Local Government Finance more like this
star 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 To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for financial planning by local authorities of the uncertainty of the timing of the next spending review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 269829 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 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>HM Treasury is working with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to support the financial sustainability of local councils, so they can continue to offer a range of vital services to their local authorities.</p><p> </p><p>Departments have been commissioned to carry out the work necessary for a 3-year Spending Review concluding this Autumn.</p><p> </p><p>However, it will be for the new Government to decide whether the circumstances make it appropriate to conduct a full 3-year Spending Review, or a single year exercise.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T15:10:56.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T15:10:56.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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4510
star this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes remove filter
1134478
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Network Rail: Property more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the value for money achieved through (a) the sale of Network Rail arches to Telereal Trillium and Blackstone Property Partners and (b) Network Rail’s re-purchase of some railway arches. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 269095 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The sale of Network Rail arches to Telereal Trillium and Blackstone Property Partners achieved value for money from the taxpayer, with £1.46bn of proceeds raised. Any properties required as part of known upgrades during CP6 were excluded from the original sale. The costs of taking back any further arches will be taken into consideration as part of the cost of any potential future upgrades. It is also worth noting that before the sale of arches, in instances where NR needed to take back arches for railway purposes, NR would have lost the rental income and therefore the value equation is similar.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T11:08:19.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T11:08:19.067Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
star this property tabling member
4510
star this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes remove filter
1134479
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Network Rail: Property more like this
star 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 To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of railway arches owned by (a) Network Rail and (b) Telereal Trillium and Blackstone Property Partners. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 269096 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>As part of the sale Network Rail retained 1224 (25%) railway arches out of a total of 4930. Telereal Trillium and Blackstone property were sold the remaining 3706 (75%).</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T09:58:57.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T09:58:57.793Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
star this property tabling member
4510
star this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes remove filter