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star this property date less than 2015-09-04more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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unstar 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 Funeral Payments remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the budget for the Social Fund Funeral Payment scheme has been in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 8539 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-14more like thismore than 2015-09-14
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Social Fund Funeral Expenses Payments are made to all applicants who satisfy the eligibility criteria. Expenditure in the last five years was as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Expenditure</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>£44.2m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>£44.7m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>£43.1m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>£46.7m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>£46.5m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em>Source: DWP Policy, Budget and Management Information System</em></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2015-09-14T14:31:36.35Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-14T14:31:36.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-09more like thismore than 2015-10-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Funeral Payments remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications for funeral payments were (a) made and (b) granted in each region in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13, (iv) 2013-14 and (v) 2014-15; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 11102 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-14more like thismore than 2015-10-14
star this property answer text <p>Tables 1 and 2 give the number of the Funeral Expense Payment applications received and awards made by the Department for Work and Pensions by region from 2010/11 to 2014/15.</p><p><strong>Table 1: Funeral Expense Payment applications received by region, 2010/11 to 2014/15</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Region</p></td><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East of England</p></td><td><p>4,200</p></td><td><p>4,800</p></td><td><p>4,700</p></td><td><p>4,100</p></td><td><p>3,500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Midlands</p></td><td><p>8,400</p></td><td><p>4,600</p></td><td><p>4,500</p></td><td><p>4,000</p></td><td><p>3,200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London</p></td><td><p>6,800</p></td><td><p>6,900</p></td><td><p>6,700</p></td><td><p>6,500</p></td><td><p>5,800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>4,400</p></td><td><p>4,700</p></td><td><p>4,200</p></td><td><p>3,600</p></td><td><p>3,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>10,600</p></td><td><p>10,400</p></td><td><p>10,300</p></td><td><p>9,200</p></td><td><p>8,100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>8,300</p></td><td><p>8,500</p></td><td><p>8,000</p></td><td><p>7,400</p></td><td><p>6,300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>6,200</p></td><td><p>6,400</p></td><td><p>5,700</p></td><td><p>5,200</p></td><td><p>4,400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>4,000</p></td><td><p>4,300</p></td><td><p>4,200</p></td><td><p>4,000</p></td><td><p>3,100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>4,300</p></td><td><p>4,300</p></td><td><p>4,400</p></td><td><p>3,700</p></td><td><p>3,500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>7,200</p></td><td><p>6,800</p></td><td><p>6,600</p></td><td><p>6,000</p></td><td><p>4,900</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Yorkshire and Humberside</p></td><td><p>4,300</p></td><td><p>6,700</p></td><td><p>6,400</p></td><td><p>5,500</p></td><td><p>4,900</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>68,800</p></td><td><p>68,500</p></td><td><p>65,600</p></td><td><p>59,100</p></td><td><p>50,600</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong>Table 2: Funeral Expense Payment awards made by region, 2010/11 to 2014/15</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Region</p></td><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East of England</p></td><td><p>2,500</p></td><td><p>2,600</p></td><td><p>2,500</p></td><td><p>2,200</p></td><td><p>2,200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Midlands</p></td><td><p>4,200</p></td><td><p>2,500</p></td><td><p>2,300</p></td><td><p>2,200</p></td><td><p>2,100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London</p></td><td><p>3,800</p></td><td><p>3,900</p></td><td><p>3,600</p></td><td><p>3,500</p></td><td><p>3,600</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>2,400</p></td><td><p>2,400</p></td><td><p>2,100</p></td><td><p>1,900</p></td><td><p>2,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>6,100</p></td><td><p>6,100</p></td><td><p>5,700</p></td><td><p>5,300</p></td><td><p>5,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>5,100</p></td><td><p>5,000</p></td><td><p>4,800</p></td><td><p>4,400</p></td><td><p>4,300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>3,100</p></td><td><p>2,900</p></td><td><p>2,500</p></td><td><p>2,700</p></td><td><p>2,700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>1,800</p></td><td><p>2,300</p></td><td><p>2,100</p></td><td><p>2,100</p></td><td><p>1,900</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>2,600</p></td><td><p>2,400</p></td><td><p>2,400</p></td><td><p>2,200</p></td><td><p>2,200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>4,100</p></td><td><p>3,800</p></td><td><p>3,700</p></td><td><p>3,300</p></td><td><p>3,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Yorkshire and Humberside</p></td><td><p>2,500</p></td><td><p>3,600</p></td><td><p>3,500</p></td><td><p>3,300</p></td><td><p>3,200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>38,200</p></td><td><p>37,700</p></td><td><p>35,200</p></td><td><p>33,100</p></td><td><p>32,100</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Notes:</p><ul><li>All figures are rounded to the nearest 100.</li></ul><ul><li>Figures may not sum due to rounding.</li></ul><ul><li>The applications figures are based on applications received by DWP, not applications processed. Some applications may have been withdrawn before a decision was made.</li></ul><ul><li>The award figures include awards made after review, reconsideration or appeal following an initial refusal.</li></ul><ul><li>These figures do not include cases which have been processed clerically and have not been entered on to the Social Fund Computer System.</li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2015-10-14T15:24:12.21Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-14T15:24:12.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-13more like thismore than 2015-10-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Funeral Payments remove filter
star 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 support his Department is giving to people on low incomes who are unable to cover the costs of a funeral deposit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rochdale more like this
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Simon Danczuk more like this
star this property uin 11552 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-19more like thismore than 2015-10-19
star this property answer text <p>I believe it is important that help is available to people on low incomes when they face moments of unforeseeable and exceptional need. For this reason, the Social Fund Funeral Expenses Payments scheme provides help to people on qualifying benefits with funeral costs.</p><p>Social Fund Budgeting Loans, which can be made to people who have been in receipt of a qualifying benefit for at least 26 weeks, are also available to support people with funeral costs. Budgeting Loans can be made irrespective of whether the applicant has claimed or is entitled to a Funeral Expenses Payment, and can therefore help where a deposit is required up front.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2015-10-19T14:58:02.53Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-19T14:58:02.53Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Funeral Payments remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of Funeral Payment provision for funeral expenses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 18149 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
star this property answer text <p>The Social Fund Funeral Payment scheme continues to provide valuable help towards the cost of a funeral for people in receipt of a qualifying benefit. My department continually reviews the scheme to improve and streamline it.</p><br /><p>Funeral Expenses Payments are made to all applicants who satisfy the eligibility criteria. Awards cover the full necessary costs involved with either burial or cremation and up to £700 for other funeral expenses. In 2014/15 over 32,000 awards were made to people in Great Britain. These payments were worth £44 million, with an average award of £1,375. The average award has increased by 27% since 2006.</p><br /><p>Social Fund Budgeting Loans are also available to help with funeral expenses for people who have been in receipt of a qualifying benefit for at least 26 weeks.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2015-12-03T14:37:54.697Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-03T14:37:54.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-11more like thismore than 2016-01-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Funeral Payments remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has any plans to change the social fund funeral payment in the next 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 21875 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-14more like thismore than 2016-01-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government continually looks to improve its service. For example, in 2015 informal discussions have already taken place with stakeholders, including the National Association of Funeral Directors, representatives from life assurance companies, academics and advice services on possible improvements. These discussions carry on and there is a current focus on how to improve information on eligibility.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2016-01-14T15:27:20.573Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this