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unstar this property date less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
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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: Disability more like this
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 assessment her Department has made of the effect of imposing sanctions on disabled claimants of universal credit on (a) the subsequent time they spend in receipt of benefit and (b) the likelihood of those claimants subsequently entering and remaining in employment. 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 203221 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Department has not made an assessment of the effect of imposing sanctions on disabled Universal Credit claimants. In our response to the Work and Pensions Select Committee Report on Benefit Sanctions (Nineteenth Report of Session 2017-19), the Department committed to evaluating the effectiveness of reforms to welfare conditionality and sanctions. The Department will focus its evaluation on whether the sanctions regime within Universal Credit is effective at supporting claimants to search for work.</p><p> </p><p>Sanctions are only used in a small percentage of cases, and that is when people fail to meet their agreed commitments without good reason. Latest data, published on 19 February 2019 in the Benefit Sanction Statistics, shows that in November 2018, 2.8% of people subject to conditionality on Universal Credit had a deduction taken from their benefit award as a result of a sanction.</p><p> </p><p>When considering whether a sanction is appropriate, a Decision Maker will take all the claimant’s individual circumstances, including any health conditions or disabilities and any evidence of good cause, into account before deciding whether a sanction is warranted.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T14:28:39.083Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T14:28:39.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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94108
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
star this property tabling member
163
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1037783
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
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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: Disqualification 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 To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the number of hardship payment awards to sanctioned claimants of universal credit was in each conditionality category for (a) live and (b) full service claimants in each month since August 2015. 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 206209 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The information requested by each conditionality group is not readily available for Universal Credit Full and Live Service claimants and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p>Sanctions are only used in a small percentage of cases, and that is when people fail to meet their agreed commitments without good reason. When considering whether a sanction is appropriate, a Decision Maker will take all the claimant’s individual circumstances, including any health conditions or disabilities and any evidence of good reason, into account before deciding whether a sanction is warranted.</p><p>However, the information that is readily available is displayed in the table below. This shows the number of Universal Credit Full Service sanction decisions which were followed by a Recoverable Hardship Payment during 2017 and 2018.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Sanction decision month</p></td><td><p>Number of UC Full Service sanction decisions which were followed by a Recoverable Hardship Payment<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p>Number of people on Universal Credit<sup>2</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan-17</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>437,751</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Feb-17</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>458,742</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mar-17</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>481,592</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Apr-17</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>504,748</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May-17</p></td><td><p>400</p></td><td><p>513,481</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jun-17</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>527,535</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jul-17</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>551,088</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Aug-17</p></td><td><p>400</p></td><td><p>574,802</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sep-17</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>601,921</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oct-17</p></td><td><p>400</p></td><td><p>623,565</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nov-17</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>650,145</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dec-17</p></td><td><p>200</p></td><td><p>692,039</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan-18</p></td><td><p>600</p></td><td><p>717,523</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Feb-18</p></td><td><p>500</p></td><td><p>762,909</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mar-18</p></td><td><p>500</p></td><td><p>801,401</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Apr-18</p></td><td><p>700</p></td><td><p>856,280</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May-18</p></td><td><p>400</p></td><td><p>902,317</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jun-18</p></td><td><p>1100</p></td><td><p>961,643</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jul-18</p></td><td><p>2200</p></td><td><p>1,019,181</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Aug-18</p></td><td><p>2400</p></td><td><p>1,093,073</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p> </p><ol><li>The information provided in the provided table is based on preliminary analysis of internal management information and may be subject to future revision. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 100. Subsequently, figures in the table that are 0 are less than 50.</li><li>The number of people on Universal Credit is published on Stat-Xplore. (<a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/jsf/login.xhtml" target="_blank">stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk</a>)</li></ol><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T14:09:07.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T14:09:07.047Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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94873
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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163
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1042289
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
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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 Employment more like this
unstar 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 estimate she has made of the proportion of employment growth which can be attributed to (a) agency work, (b) self-employment and (c) zero-hours contracts in each of the last eight years. 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 209292 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
star this property answer text <p>Data from the independent Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that since the 2010 election employment has grown, by over 3.6 million, to a record high of 32.714 million. Over 75% of this has come from full-time, permanent employment. And over 75% of the growth since 2010 has come from higher-skilled occupations, which generally command higher wages.</p><p> </p><p>The latest ONS data shows that agency temporary workers represent 1.0% of people in employment.</p><p> </p><p>Self-employed people make up 14.8% of people in employment – up 1.3% points from when comparable records began in 1992.</p><p> </p><p>In October-December 2018 2.6% people in employment had a zero hours’ contract – down from 2.8% the previous year.</p><p> </p><p>Alongside this answer we provide a table showing the requested trends in different forms of employment. The following points should be noted:</p><ul><li>The ONS publish some of the requested data only in quarterly rather annual format. Annual comparisons are made using quarterly data.</li><li>In some years it is not possible to provide the proportion of net employment growth, as employment in the requested categories of employment fell. For consistency we therefore only provide the net changes in employment levels.</li></ul><p> </p><p>Data on the numbers of people working in agency temping jobs is available quarterly. Oct-Dec 2018 is the most recent data; therefore, this quarter has been used to calculate the requested change on year.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Change on year in agency temping level</p></td><td><p>Change on year in employment level</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oct-Dec 2011</p></td><td><p>36,831</p></td><td><p>17,604</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oct-Dec 2012</p></td><td><p>12,019</p></td><td><p>565,759</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oct-Dec 2013</p></td><td><p>-12,604</p></td><td><p>382,666</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oct-Dec 2014</p></td><td><p>26,361</p></td><td><p>653,578</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oct-Dec 2015</p></td><td><p>15,570</p></td><td><p>595,671</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oct-Dec 2016</p></td><td><p>-19,207</p></td><td><p>305,424</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oct-Dec 2017</p></td><td><p>-26,884</p></td><td><p>308,505</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oct-Dec 2018</p></td><td><p>19,854</p></td><td><p>443,687</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Data on the numbers in self-employment is quarterly. Nov-Jan 2019 is the most recent data, therefore this quarter has been used to calculate for the change on year.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Change on year in self-employment level</p></td><td><p>Change on year in employment level</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nov-Jan 2012</p></td><td><p>102,251</p></td><td><p>-44,853</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nov-Jan 2013</p></td><td><p>79,384</p></td><td><p>544,571</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>NovJan 2014</p></td><td><p>294,505</p></td><td><p>437,994</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nov-Jan 2015</p></td><td><p>40,775</p></td><td><p>674,611</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nov-Jan 2016</p></td><td><p>120,358</p></td><td><p>537,415</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nov-Jan 2017</p></td><td><p>146,389</p></td><td><p>306,505</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nov-Jan 2018</p></td><td><p>-34,995</p></td><td><p>393,697</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nov-Jan 2019</p></td><td><p>65,138</p></td><td><p>472,665</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Comparable zero hours contracts data is available annually until 2013, then for Apr-Jun and Oct-Dec each year thereafter. Apr-Jun 2018 is the most recent data; therefore, this quarter has been used for the change on year.</p><p> </p><p>The figures in this analysis are calculated from responses to the Labour Force Survey (LFS). As part of the survey the LFS asks people in employment if their job has flexible working and if so to choose from a list of employment patterns those which best describe their situation. The number of people who are shown as on a zero-hours contract will therefore be affected by whether people know they are on a zero-hours contract and will be affected by how aware they are of the concept. The increased coverage of zero-hours in the latter half of 2013 may have affected the response to this question. Therefore, please do not compare data before 2014, with data from 2014 onwards.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Change on year in zero hours contracts level</p></td><td><p>Change on year in employment level</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>22,514</p></td><td><p>107,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>61,993</p></td><td><p>251,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>333,033</p></td><td><p>255,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Oct-Dec 2014</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Oct-Dec 2015</p></td><td><p>104,959</p></td><td><p>595,671</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Oct-Dec 2016</p></td><td><p>103,022</p></td><td><p>305,424</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Oct-Dec 2017</p></td><td><p>-5,100</p></td><td><p>308,505</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Oct-Dec 2018</p></td><td><p>-57,489</p></td><td><p>443,687</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p>Apr-Jun 2014, the time period changes from annual to quarterly data, these are not directly comparable periods. It would also not be accurate to compare these periods, as ONS advise there was a rise in awareness of zero hours contracts in late 2013 which caused the numbers to rise.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-03-28T17:53:24.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T17:53:24.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1046103
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unstar this property date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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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 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her speech entitled, Universal Credit: personal welfare, delivered on 11 January 2019, how many recipients of universal credit where the woman is the payee are recorded as lead carers in relation to their claimant commitment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Anneliese Dodds more like this
unstar this property uin 211354 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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 constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 211355 more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T13:51:47.523Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T13:51:47.523Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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97891
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4657
star this property label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
1046104
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unstar this property date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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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 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, with referenced to her speech entitled Universal Credit: personal welfare delivered on 11 January 2019, how many recipients of universal credit where payments go to the woman’s bank account are in paid work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Anneliese Dodds more like this
unstar this property uin 211355 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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 constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 211354 more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T13:51:47.57Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T13:51:47.57Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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97892
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4657
star this property label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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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
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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, whether the Government has received advice from the Information Commissioner on whether implicit consent in universal credit would violate data protection laws. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
unstar this property uin 211712 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
star this property answer text <p>DWP has been in correspondence with the Information Commissioner to clarify our approach to consent within Universal Credit. This does not amount to formal advice on the narrower point of whether implicit consent in Universal Credit would violate the Data Protection Act, but the Department continues to review its policy on consent and how it interacts with data protection laws.</p><p> </p><p>The DWP policy to require explicit consent in most cases is to give an extra layer of security and protect claimants from people seeking to impersonate genuine advisers. We have agreed to explore options for improving the process of explicit consent in collaboration with the Social Security Advisory Committee to consider how current processes could be enhanced and publish a report on our joint conclusions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-03-19T12:46:06.59Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T12:46:06.59Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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97894
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1054633
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unstar this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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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 Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are on the severe conditions criteria list; how long those people have been on that list; and what conditions they have. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
unstar this property uin 216179 more like this
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unstar 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>The Severe Conditions Criteria was introduced on Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) on 29 September 2017 and means that claimants with the most severe and lifelong health conditions or disabilities will no longer be routinely reassessed. We worked closely with the assessment provider, the Centre for Health and Disability Assessments (CHDA), healthcare professionals and disability charities when developing the criteria to cease re-assessments for people with the most severe health conditions or disabilities (unless there is a change in their circumstances).</p><p> </p><p>Since August 2018 we also introduced updated guidance for Personal Independence Payment claimants to ensure that claimants on the highest level of support, whose needs will not improve, receive an ongoing award with a light touch review at the 10-year point.</p><p> </p><p>The information requested on the length of time on the severe conditions criteria list is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The information requested is not centrally collated for Universal Credit claimants and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The available information on the number of people on the ESA caseload who have been assessed as meeting the severe conditions criteria, by primary medical condition group and claim duration is shown in the following table.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Number of Employment and Support Allowance claimants on the ESA caseload who have been assessed as meeting the severe conditions criteria, by primary medical condition group and by claim duration, as at the end of May 2018, Great Britain</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong> </strong> <strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>23,900</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>By Primary Medical Condition group</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Certain Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (A00 - B99)</p></td><td><p>100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Neoplasms (C00 - D48)</p></td><td><p>200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Diseases of the Blood and Blood forming organs and certain diseases involving the immune mechanism (D50 - D89)</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases (E00 - E90)</p></td><td><p>200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mental and Behavioural Disorders (F00 - F99)</p></td><td><p>9,500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Diseases of the Nervous System (G00 - G99)</p></td><td><p>4,700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Diseases of the Eye and Adnexa (H00 - H59)</p></td><td><p>400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Diseases of the Ear and Mastoid Process (H60 - H95)</p></td><td><p>200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Diseases of the Circulatory System (I00 - I99)</p></td><td><p>1,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Diseases of the Respiratory System (J00 - J99)</p></td><td><p>500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Diseases of the Digestive System (K00 - K93)</p></td><td><p>100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Diseases of the Skin and Subcutaneous System (L00 - L99)</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Diseases of the Musculoskeletal system and Connective Tissue (M00 - M99)</p></td><td><p>800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Diseases of the Genitourinary System (N00 - N99)</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Puerperium (O00 - O99)</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Congenital Malformations, Deformations and Chromosomal Abnormalities<br> (Q00 - Q99)</p></td><td><p>1,900</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Symptoms, Signs and Abnormal Clinical and Laboratory findings, not<br> elsewhere classified (R00 - R99)</p></td><td><p>2,300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Injury, Poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00 -<br> T98)</p></td><td><p>300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01-Y98)</p></td><td><p>100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00 - Z99)</p></td><td><p>300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Unknown or claimants without diagnosis on the system</p></td><td><p>1,200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>By Duration of claim</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>under 3 months</p></td><td><p>900</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3- 6 months</p></td><td><p>1,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>6-12 months</p></td><td><p>2,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1-2 years</p></td><td><p>1,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2-5 years</p></td><td><p>10,700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>5 years</p></td><td><p>7,900</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Unknown</p></td><td><p>400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong>Source:</strong> Employment Support Allowance and Work Capability Assessment dataset and Work and Pensions Longitudinal Survey.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Notes:</strong></p><p> </p><ol><li>Statistical disclosure control has been applied to these tables to avoid the release of confidential data. Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 100. ‘-‘ denotes nil or under 50.</li><li>The figures may not match with published sources as they have been derived from a different source.</li><li>Individuals may have moved into the severe condition criteria list during their claim.</li><li>Medical condition classification is based on the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, published by the World Health Organisation.</li><li>Medical condition is based on evidence provided at the start of the claim, this in itself does not confer entitlement to Employment Support Allowance and may not represent a claimant’s most recent medical condition.</li><li>For reporting purposes, the disability conditions as recorded on the Employment Support Allowance Benefit system have been mapped to reflect as closely as possible the appropriate ICD10 code.</li><li>Where someone has more than one diagnosis or disabling condition, only the predominant one is reported on in these statistics, which should be the most predominant condition.</li><li>From 29th September 2017 the Work Capability Assessment criteria changed for some ESA claimants. Claimants in the Support Group no longer need to go for reassessment if they meet the severe condition criteria.</li></ol><p />
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T13:41:23.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T13:41:23.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
1056815
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unstar this property date less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
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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 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, how many and what proportion of universal credit claims had a deduction applied in the most recent month for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the importance of safeguarding the welfare of claimants who have incurred debt. Under Universal Credit there is a co-ordinated approach to deductions from benefit, which simplifies the current complex arrangements.</p><p> </p><p>The aim of the deductions policy in Universal Credit is to protect vulnerable claimants from eviction and/or having their gas, electricity and water cut off, by providing a last resort repayment method for arrears of these essential services.</p><p> </p><p>Work has been done to increase awareness of advances and access to them for claimants, and to support this, new guidance has been issued to staff.</p><p> </p><p>This guidance makes it clear that claimants should be made aware of advances, made aware of their maximum entitlement and informed that their entitlement will be adjusted over the relevant recovery period to take this into account. This increased awareness has resulted in around 60% of eligible new claims to Universal Credit receiving an advance in October 2018, providing further financial support until their first payment.</p><p> </p><p>Of all eligible claims* to Universal Credit Full Service due a payment in October 2018, 53% (532,000 claims) had a deduction to their standard allowance.</p><p> </p><p>Of these 532,000 claims with a deduction:</p><p>a) 53% (284,000 claims) had deductions up to 20% of the Standard Allowance (28% of all eligible claims).</p><p>b) 21% (113,000 claims) had deductions between 21% and 30% of the Standard Allowance (11% of all eligible claims).</p><p>c) 24% (129,000 claims) had deductions between 31% and 40% of their Standard Allowance (13% of all eligible claims).</p><p>d) 1% (6,000 claims) had deductions above 40% of their Standard Allowance (0.6% of all eligible claims).</p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p>*Eligible claimants are claimants that have satisfied all the requirements of claiming Universal Credit; they have provided the necessary evidence, signed their claimant commitment and are eligible and have recieved their first payment.</p><p>These figures do not include sanctions or fraud penalties which are reductions of benefit rather than deductions.</p><p>Claim numbers may not match official statistics caseloads due to small methodological differences.</p><p>Claim numbers are rounded to the nearest 1,000</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 218207 more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T13:42:59.413Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T13:42:59.413Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1056819
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unstar this property date less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
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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 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, how many and what proportion of universal credit claims that had a deduction applied had (a) up to 20 per cent, (b) between 21 and 30 per cent, (c) between 31 and 40 per cent and (d) more than 41 per cent deducted in the latest period for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the importance of safeguarding the welfare of claimants who have incurred debt. Under Universal Credit there is a co-ordinated approach to deductions from benefit, which simplifies the current complex arrangements.</p><p> </p><p>The aim of the deductions policy in Universal Credit is to protect vulnerable claimants from eviction and/or having their gas, electricity and water cut off, by providing a last resort repayment method for arrears of these essential services.</p><p> </p><p>Work has been done to increase awareness of advances and access to them for claimants, and to support this, new guidance has been issued to staff.</p><p> </p><p>This guidance makes it clear that claimants should be made aware of advances, made aware of their maximum entitlement and informed that their entitlement will be adjusted over the relevant recovery period to take this into account. This increased awareness has resulted in around 60% of eligible new claims to Universal Credit receiving an advance in October 2018, providing further financial support until their first payment.</p><p> </p><p>Of all eligible claims* to Universal Credit Full Service due a payment in October 2018, 53% (532,000 claims) had a deduction to their standard allowance.</p><p> </p><p>Of these 532,000 claims with a deduction:</p><p>a) 53% (284,000 claims) had deductions up to 20% of the Standard Allowance (28% of all eligible claims).</p><p>b) 21% (113,000 claims) had deductions between 21% and 30% of the Standard Allowance (11% of all eligible claims).</p><p>c) 24% (129,000 claims) had deductions between 31% and 40% of their Standard Allowance (13% of all eligible claims).</p><p>d) 1% (6,000 claims) had deductions above 40% of their Standard Allowance (0.6% of all eligible claims).</p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p>*Eligible claimants are claimants that have satisfied all the requirements of claiming Universal Credit; they have provided the necessary evidence, signed their claimant commitment and are eligible and have recieved their first payment.</p><p>These figures do not include sanctions or fraud penalties which are reductions of benefit rather than deductions.</p><p>Claim numbers may not match official statistics caseloads due to small methodological differences.</p><p>Claim numbers are rounded to the nearest 1,000</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 218206 more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T13:42:59.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T13:42:59.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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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 Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations 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 To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of co-ordinating re-assessments for disabled claimants in receipt of employment support allowance and personal independence payments to avoid people having to undergoing multiple re-assessments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to assessing people with health conditions and disabilities fairly and accurately, helping people to access the right support. We have already introduced the Severe Conditions Criteria for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)/Universal Credit (UC) claimants who have the most severe and lifelong health conditions. As well as providing ongoing awards with light touch review at ten years for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claimants with the highest needs, where those needs will not improve.</p><p> </p><p>I do consider there are potential merits, and the Department recently announced our intention to create an integrated service for PIP and Work Capability Assessments to join up processes around the assessments. This will streamline the customer journey, enabling more user-friendly and joined-up benefit systems. Going further we will also test the feasibility of using a single assessment to determine eligibility for PIP or capability for work within UC/ESA where claims are initially made for both benefits. This should inform our approach to reassessments.</p>
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 2019-03-18T16:58:45.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T16:58:45.783Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this