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star this property date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
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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 Universal Credit: Fraud more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the legal basis is for her Department to ask claimants who are victims of third-party universal credit fraud to attend an interview under caution at a Jobcentre rather than provide a witness statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 290461 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The new process for advances and identification introduced on the 18 September 2019 mean that the level of UC advances fraud will be mitigated. Where an individual is a victim of fraud and received no money personally, no claim will be made against them. However, it is often not possible to ascertain the facts without an Interview Under Caution. The powers for an Interview Under Caution are under the Social Security Administration Act 1992, Part VI, governs this process and has been followed by successive governments of different political persuasions.</p><p> </p><p>DWP will ask, and allow the individual to have the opportunity to respond to any evidence in a voluntary Interview Under Caution.</p><p> </p><p>DWP follows the guidance laid down in the Criminal Procedures and Investigations Act 1996 and the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (Code C 2014) to afford the claimant all appropriate protection in law.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T14:20:53.99Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T14:20:53.99Z
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4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman remove filter
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star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1147993
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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 Thomas Cook: Insolvency more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to provide pension protection for Thomas Cook staff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 293718 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Thomas Cook schemes provide both Defined Contribution and Defined Benefit pensions.</p><p> </p><p>Defined Contribution pensions are operated independently of Thomas Cook, with funds held separately. Pension pots will not be affected and will continue to be invested on behalf of the members. If there are unpaid pension contributions the Insolvency Service can make payments out of the National Insurance Fund within specified limits.</p><p> </p><p>The Thomas Cook Defined Benefit pension schemes are protected by the Pension Protection Fund. These schemes are well funded and are able to continue to paying out pensions to their members. The Pension Protection Fund will assess whether it will need to take responsibility for payments in the future. Payments cannot be lower than the level of Pension Protection Fund compensation – which is 100% of pension for those currently above the scheme retirement age, and 90% subject to a cap for those who are younger, but this may be higher.</p><p> </p><p>The trustees of the Defined Benefit pension schemes are in touch with members. The Pension Protection Fund has provided contact details if members have questions.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T13:29:50.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T13:29:50.1Z
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4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman remove filter
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4667
unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
1148202
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Plumbing and Mechanical Services (UK) Industry Pension Scheme 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, if she will make an assessment of the effect of Section 75 debt notification letters issued from the Plumbing and Mechanical Services (UK) Industry Pension multi-employer pension scheme on (a) the financial viability of that scheme, (b) people in that scheme and (c) the value of the debt requests; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 294206 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The issue of Section 75 debt notices and estimates are a private matter between the scheme trustee and employers. It is the role of the scheme trustee to ensure that the pension scheme is run properly and that members’ benefits are secure.</p><p> </p><p>DWP’s 2017 Green Paper “security-and-sustainability-in-defined-benefit-pension-schemes” assessed changing the way employer debts are calculated and the impact this would have on members’ benefit security and remaining employers. This assessment showed any changes would weaken members’ benefit security, whilst placing significant additional costs on employers who would remain in the scheme. It also showed that excluding orphan liabilities from employer debt calculations would not necessarily resolve the issues some employers face with complying with their employer debt obligations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T13:26:11.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T13:26:11.783Z
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4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman remove filter
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4470
unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1147847
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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 Pension Credit 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 her Department is taking to ensure that information relating to Pension Credit eligibility is accessible to people who are classed as being digitally excluded. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
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Hugh Gaffney more like this
star this property uin 293694 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>There are over 1.6 million people already claiming £5.4 billion in Pension Credit but the Government wants to ensure that all pensioners eligible can claim the Pension Credit to which they are rightly entitled.</p><p> </p><p>The DWP uses a wide range of channels, in addition to <a href="http://www.gov.uk" target="_blank">www.gov.uk</a>, to communicate information about benefits to potential claimants. We target activity on engaging with people who may be eligible to benefits at pivotal stages, such as when they claim State Pension, Attendance Allowance or when they report a change in their circumstances which could result in them becoming eligible for Pension Credit. Staff in Pension Centres and Jobcentres as well as DWP visiting officers are able to provide help and advice about entitlement to benefits including Pension Credit either to individuals or community groups. Staff in Local Authorities who administer Housing Benefit also provide information about Pension Credit</p><p><br> For general enquiries about Pension Credit, potential customers can telephone the freephone Pension Service helpline on 08007310469 and the easiest way to make a claim is via the freephone claim line 0800991234. Anyone wishing to make a claim by post can request a paper application form.</p><p>The Government wants to make sure that all older people receive the support they are entitled to and we therefore also welcome and encourage initiatives to promote take up of Pension Credit by national and local organisations who may often be the first place people turn to for information and help.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:26:34.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:26:34.68Z
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4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman remove filter
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4614
unstar this property label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this
1148186
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions: Carshalton and Wallington 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 people have (a) opted out after being auto-enrolled into a workplace pension and (b) saved more than the auto-enrolment minimum contribution in Carshalton and Wallington constituency in the most recent period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 294082 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Automatic enrolment has achieved a quiet revolution through getting employees into the habit of pension saving, and reversing the decline in workplace pension participation in the decade prior to these reforms. Since automatic enrolment started in 2012 participation rates have been transformed with 87% of eligible employees saving into a workplace pension in 2018, up from 55% in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not hold data for individual constituencies in relation to opt outs or the number of individuals who have saved above the automatic enrolment minimum contribution level. However, we do know that overall around 9% of automatically enrolled workers have chosen to opt out which is significantly below original estimates; and our latest evaluation report shows that, in April 2017, approximately 5.9 million eligible employees were already meeting the April 2019 minimum contribution rates.</p><p> </p><p>I am providing the following information about the impact of automatic enrolment in your constituency, as of August 2019:</p><p> </p><p>In the Carshalton and Wallington constituency, since 2012, approximately 11,000 eligible jobholders have been automatically enrolled and 1,530 employers have met their duties.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Automatic Enrolment Evaluation Report 2018, available via the following weblink: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/764964/Automatic_Enrolment_Evaluation_Report_2018.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/764964/Automatic_Enrolment_Evaluation_Report_2018.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The Pensions Regulator’s data on Automatic enrolment declaration of compliance by constituency, available via the following weblink: https://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/en/document-library/research-and-analysis/data-requests</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:04:59.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:04:59.793Z
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4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1147872
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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: Erith and Thamesmead more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people in Erith and Thamesmead constituency have (a) opted out after being auto-enrolled into a workplace pension and (b) saved more than the auto-enrolment minimum contribution. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Erith and Thamesmead more like this
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Teresa Pearce more like this
star this property uin 293532 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Automatic enrolment has achieved a quiet revolution through getting employees into the habit of pension saving, and reversing the decline in workplace pension participation in the decade prior to these reforms. Since automatic enrolment started in 2012 participation rates have been transformed with 87% of eligible employees saving into a workplace pension in 2018, up from 55% in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not hold data for individual constituencies in relation to opt outs or the number of individuals who have saved above the automatic enrolment minimum contribution level. However, we do know that overall around 9% of automatically enrolled workers have chosen to opt out which is significantly below original estimates; and our latest evaluation report shows that, in April 2017, approximately 5.9 million eligible employees were already meeting the April 2019 minimum contribution rates.</p><p> </p><p>I am providing the following information about the impact of automatic enrolment in your constituency, as of August 2019:</p><p> </p><p>In the Erith and Thamesmead constituency, since 2012, approximately 5,000 eligible jobholders have been automatically enrolled and 1,180 employers have met their duties.</p><p> </p><p>Automatic Enrolment Evaluation Report 2018, available via the following weblink: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/764964/Automatic_Enrolment_Evaluation_Report_2018.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/764964/Automatic_Enrolment_Evaluation_Report_2018.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The Pensions Regulator’s data on Automatic enrolment declaration of compliance by constituency, available via the following weblink: https://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/en/document-library/research-and-analysis/data-requests</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T10:57:26.893Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T10:57:26.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman remove filter
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4003
unstar this property label Biography information for Teresa Pearce more like this
1147917
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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: Shipley more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people in Shipley constituency have (a) opted out after being auto-enrolled into a workplace pension and (b) saved more than the auto-enrolment minimum contribution. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 293501 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Automatic enrolment has achieved a quiet revolution through getting employees into the habit of pension saving, and reversing the decline in workplace pension participation in the decade prior to these reforms. Since automatic enrolment started in 2012 participation rates have been transformed with 87% of eligible employees saving into a workplace pension in 2018, up from 55% in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not hold data for individual constituencies in relation to opt outs or the number of individuals who have saved above the automatic enrolment minimum contribution level. However, we do know that overall around 9% of automatically enrolled workers have chosen to opt out which is significantly below original estimates; and our latest evaluation report shows that, in April 2017, approximately 5.9 million eligible employees were already meeting the April 2019 minimum contribution rates.</p><p> </p><p>I am providing the following information about the impact of automatic enrolment in your constituency, as of August 2019:</p><p> </p><p>In the Shipley constituency, since 2012, approximately 9,000 eligible jobholders have been automatically enrolled and 1,590 employers have met their duties.</p><p> </p><p>Automatic Enrolment Evaluation Report 2018, available via the following weblink: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/764964/Automatic_Enrolment_Evaluation_Report_2018.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/764964/Automatic_Enrolment_Evaluation_Report_2018.pdf</a>.</p><p>https://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/en/document-library/research-and-analysis/data-requests</p><p>The Pensions Regulator’s data on Automatic enrolment declaration of compliance by constituency, available via the following weblink:<a href="https://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/en/document-library/research-and-analysis/data-requests" target="_blank">https://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/en/document-library/research-and-analysis/data-requests</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T10:56:16.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T10:56:16.737Z
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4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1148181
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions 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 estimate her Department has made of the savings accrued to the public purse by the 2016 changes to the state pension system, specifically in relation to the inheritance of spouses’ state pension. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
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Ben Lake more like this
star this property uin 294231 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government published an impact assessment ‘<em>New State pension: impact on an individual's pension entitlement longer term effects’</em> in January 2016. This included impacts on derived entitlement to the State Pension. The estimates show around 2 per cent of men and 6 per cent of women reaching State Pension age between 2016-2020 were expected to receive less State Pension due to the withdrawal of derived entitlement. The proportion affected falls over the first two decades of the new State Pension. Further information on the impact of new State Pension reform on derived entitlement is available here: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/491845/impact-of-new-state-pension-longer-term-reserach.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/491845/impact-of-new-state-pension-longer-term-reserach.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Information on the overall costs of the new State Pension (formerly the Single Tier) is available here: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/311316/pensions-act-ia-annex-a-single-tier-state-pension.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/311316/pensions-act-ia-annex-a-single-tier-state-pension.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The cost estimates of the new State Pension do not provide a specific breakdown of savings from the inheritance of spouses’ State Pension.</p><p> </p><p>The new State Pension was introduced for people reaching State Pension age from 6 April 2016 onwards to provide a clearer, simpler and sustainable system for the future and is based on an individual’s own National Insurance record. This both reflects changes in society where individuals are able to build a State Pension in their own right and a wider crediting regime that rewards periods of caring when people are away from the labour market. There is transitional protection of the old derived basic State Pension for women whose own contribution history was affected by taking the option to pay reduced-rate National Insurance contributions. Transitional arrangements also enable widowed people in certain circumstances to inherit all, or part, of the additional State Pension or Graduated Retirement Benefit they could have inherited under the old State Pension system.</p><p> </p><p>A step-by-step guide to the changes to the rules on deriving and inheriting State Pension is available on the Government website at <a href="http://www.gov.uk" target="_blank">www.gov.uk</a> using the search term 'state pension through partner'.</p><p> </p><p>The transitional arrangements for the new State Pension have been designed to be to fair to the greatest number of people possible and to ensure that the vast majority of people have at least the full amount of new State Pension as quickly possible.</p><p>The new State Pension will benefit many women, carers and self-employed people, who historically often did less well under previous systems. For example, over three million women stand to receive an average of £550 more per year by 2030 as a result of the recent reforms.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, we are committed to the triple lock for the duration of this Parliament. In April 2019, full amounts of the basic and new State Pensions increased by 2.6%, in line with average earnings growth. The full yearly rate of the basic State Pension is worth over £1,600 more in cash terms 2019/20 than it was in 2010.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, Pension Credit provides a top up means-tested benefit for pensioners to protect those who are most in need.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 294230 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T10:26:05.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T10:26:05.47Z
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4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman remove filter
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4630
unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Lake more like this
1148180
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star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions 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 she has made of the effect of the 2016 changes to the state pension system on the household income of people who have been recently bereaved. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
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Ben Lake more like this
star this property uin 294230 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government published an impact assessment ‘<em>New State pension: impact on an individual's pension entitlement longer term effects’</em> in January 2016. This included impacts on derived entitlement to the State Pension. The estimates show around 2 per cent of men and 6 per cent of women reaching State Pension age between 2016-2020 were expected to receive less State Pension due to the withdrawal of derived entitlement. The proportion affected falls over the first two decades of the new State Pension. Further information on the impact of new State Pension reform on derived entitlement is available here: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/491845/impact-of-new-state-pension-longer-term-reserach.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/491845/impact-of-new-state-pension-longer-term-reserach.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Information on the overall costs of the new State Pension (formerly the Single Tier) is available here: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/311316/pensions-act-ia-annex-a-single-tier-state-pension.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/311316/pensions-act-ia-annex-a-single-tier-state-pension.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The cost estimates of the new State Pension do not provide a specific breakdown of savings from the inheritance of spouses’ State Pension.</p><p> </p><p>The new State Pension was introduced for people reaching State Pension age from 6 April 2016 onwards to provide a clearer, simpler and sustainable system for the future and is based on an individual’s own National Insurance record. This both reflects changes in society where individuals are able to build a State Pension in their own right and a wider crediting regime that rewards periods of caring when people are away from the labour market. There is transitional protection of the old derived basic State Pension for women whose own contribution history was affected by taking the option to pay reduced-rate National Insurance contributions. Transitional arrangements also enable widowed people in certain circumstances to inherit all, or part, of the additional State Pension or Graduated Retirement Benefit they could have inherited under the old State Pension system.</p><p> </p><p>A step-by-step guide to the changes to the rules on deriving and inheriting State Pension is available on the Government website at <a href="http://www.gov.uk" target="_blank">www.gov.uk</a> using the search term 'state pension through partner'.</p><p> </p><p>The transitional arrangements for the new State Pension have been designed to be to fair to the greatest number of people possible and to ensure that the vast majority of people have at least the full amount of new State Pension as quickly possible.</p><p>The new State Pension will benefit many women, carers and self-employed people, who historically often did less well under previous systems. For example, over three million women stand to receive an average of £550 more per year by 2030 as a result of the recent reforms.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, we are committed to the triple lock for the duration of this Parliament. In April 2019, full amounts of the basic and new State Pensions increased by 2.6%, in line with average earnings growth. The full yearly rate of the basic State Pension is worth over £1,600 more in cash terms 2019/20 than it was in 2010.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, Pension Credit provides a top up means-tested benefit for pensioners to protect those who are most in need.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 294231 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T10:26:05.42Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T10:26:05.42Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Lake more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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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 Occupational Pensions: Newport West more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people have (a) opted out after being auto-enrolled into a workplace pension and (b) saved more than the auto-enrolment minimum contribution in Newport West constituency in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Ruth Jones 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Automatic enrolment has achieved a quiet revolution through getting employees into the habit of pension saving, and reversing the decline in workplace pension participation in the decade prior to these reforms. Since automatic enrolment started in 2012 participation rates have been transformed with 87% of eligible employees saving into a workplace pension in 2018, up from 55% in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not hold data for individual constituencies in relation to opt outs or the number of individuals who have saved above the automatic enrolment minimum contribution level. However, we do know that overall around 9% of automatically enrolled workers have chosen to opt out which is significantly below original estimates; and our latest evaluation report shows that, in April 2017, approximately 5.9 million eligible employees were already meeting the April 2019 minimum contribution rates.</p><p> </p><p>I am providing the following information about the impact of automatic enrolment in your constituency, as of August 2019:</p><p> </p><p>In the Newport West constituency, since 2012, approximately 11,000 eligible jobholders have been automatically enrolled and 1,400 employers have met their duties.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Automatic Enrolment Evaluation Report 2018, available via the following weblink: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/764964/Automatic_Enrolment_Evaluation_Report_2018.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/764964/Automatic_Enrolment_Evaluation_Report_2018.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The Pensions Regulator’s data on Automatic enrolment declaration of compliance by constituency, available via the following weblink:</p><p><a href="https://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/en/document-library/research-and-analysis/data-requests" target="_blank">https://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/en/document-library/research-and-analysis/data-requests</a>.</p><p> </p><p />
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T10:24:29.547Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T10:24:29.547Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones more like this