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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Vulnerable Adults 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 hours of training is planned to be given to her Department's decision-makers to identify people who may be vulnerable or have complex needs for the purposes of the universal credit managed migration. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 188159 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star this property answer text <p>All DWP staff working with customers complete training that prepares them for their role. This includes developing the skills they need to support and communicate with a diverse range of customers, and specific training is provided for working with different vulnerable groups.</p><p> </p><p>We are taking a slow, measured approach to managed migration and this will allow for on-going evaluation of the process to ensure that it is working successfully, which will enable us to refine our methods to support claimants.</p><p> </p><p>The revised draft regulations now before Parliament provide that we must give claimants a minimum of three months in which to make a claim for Universal Credit and sets no maximum period in which a claim must be made. With unlimited flexibility to extend claim periods we will work with representative groups to produce guidance that will ensure adequate support for each individual claimant’s needs.</p><p> </p><p>Decision makers and all our customer facing staff undertake learning related to supporting vulnerable claimants. Decision Makers receive 19.5 hours of training on dealing with vulnerable groups and line managers review whether there is a need to refresh the knowledge / learning with individuals where appropriate.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma remove filter
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less than 2019-01-07T16:15:59.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T16:15:59.167Z
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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 Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1002123
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations she has received from (a) trades union and (b) the Trade Union Congress in relation to the managed migration of universal credit. 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 188268 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>No meetings have been held by DWP with trade unions or the Trade Union Congress regarding Managed Migration specifically. However, the Trade Union Congress and some individual trade unions responded to the Social Security Advisory Committee report on the draft Universal Credit Managed Migration Regulations 2018, published on 5 November 2018 which can be accessed at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/draft-universal-credit-managed-migration-regulations-2018-ssac-report-and-government-statement" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/draft-universal-credit-managed-migration-regulations-2018-ssac-report-and-government-statement</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 188269 more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T17:06:16.363Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T17:06:16.363Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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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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4662
star this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1002124
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish the meetings held by her Department (a) trades unions and (b) the Trade Union Congress on the managed migration of universal credit in 2018; and if she will make a 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 188269 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>No meetings have been held by DWP with trade unions or the Trade Union Congress regarding Managed Migration specifically. However, the Trade Union Congress and some individual trade unions responded to the Social Security Advisory Committee report on the draft Universal Credit Managed Migration Regulations 2018, published on 5 November 2018 which can be accessed at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/draft-universal-credit-managed-migration-regulations-2018-ssac-report-and-government-statement" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/draft-universal-credit-managed-migration-regulations-2018-ssac-report-and-government-statement</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 188268 more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T17:06:16.413Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T17:06:16.413Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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84617
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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4662
star this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1002762
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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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
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what funding the Government has allocated for transitional payments for people moving onto universal credit; and by what process claimants will receive such payments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 188877 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
star this property answer text <p>We recently laid the draft Universal Credit (Managed Migration) Regulations 2018 in Parliament. These will introduce a transitional payment to those eligible claimants who were in receipt of the Severe Disability Premium whilst on an existing benefit and who have already moved to Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>As announced in the 2018 Autumn Budget, the income related elements of Employment and Support Allowance and Jobseeker’s Allowance, and Income Support will continue for two weeks after a claim for Universal Credit has been made from July 2020. Claimants will therefore receive one two week run-on payment when being migrated to Universal Credit. Both of these measures are subject to parliamentary approval. These payments are in addition to the 2 week run-on of Housing Benefit, which we introduced in April 2018.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has also committed to ensuring that claimants who are moved onto Universal Credit as part of the managed migration process see no decrease in their benefit entitlement, providing their circumstances remain the same.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will be spending over £3bn on transitional protection over the next 10 years to ensure that claimants who are migrated onto Universal Credit as part of the managed migration process do not experience a financial loss at the point of transition.</p><p> </p><p>Transitional protection will be calculated based on the claimant’s circumstances on the last day of their entitlement to existing benefits. To do this we will make a comparison between the total amount of all relevant existing benefits to which the claimant was entitled at this point and the total amount of Universal Credit to which the claimant would be entitled as calculated based on the same set of circumstances. If the entitlement to the existing benefits is the greater amount then the difference will be awarded as a Transitional Element. When awarded, this Transitional Element will be taken into account with any other applicable Elements to determine a claimant’s Universal Credit award in each Assessment Period.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma remove filter
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less than 2018-12-13T14:37:05.053Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T14:37:05.053Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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84612
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 Chris Stephens more like this
1010208
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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people applied (a) successfully and (b) unsuccessfully for short term benefit advance or advance payments in the most recent 12 months for which data are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 192730 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
star this property answer text <p>Around 60% of eligible new claims to Universal Credit received an advance in October 2018. Subject to some fluctuation, this has been broadly consistent for every month for which the data has been requested.</p><p> </p><p>There were 98,250 Short Term Benefit Advances for Employment and Support Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Income Support awarded to individual national insurance numbers in Great Britain between January and December 2017. On the number of applications, this information is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
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less than 2018-12-18T17:31:51.57Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T17:31:51.57Z
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4014
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
1010330
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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the effect of delaying managed migration of existing social security claimants to universal credit on the cost to the public purse of universal credit transitional protection; and whether those estimates constitute a saving to the public purse. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kensington more like this
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Emma Dent Coad more like this
star this property uin 192949 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
star this property answer text <p>It is not possible to disaggregate the spending impact of delaying managed migration. HM Treasury did publish an overall spending impact of the budget changes, which can be accessed at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/752208/Budget_2018_policy_costings_PDF.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/752208/Budget_2018_policy_costings_PDF.pdf</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
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less than 2018-12-13T14:47:53.64Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T14:47:53.64Z
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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 Emma Dent Coad more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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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: Greater London 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 working people in receipt of top-up benefits are resident in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency, (b) Bexley Borough, and (c) London. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bexleyheath and Crayford more like this
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Sir David Evennett more like this
star this property uin 194073 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
star this property answer text <p>The numbers of in work families receiving tax credits are in table 1.1 of the Child and Working Tax Credits statistics: finalised annual awards - 2016 to 2017 published by HMRC which can be accessed at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/720570/Main_publication_-_final_tables.xlsx" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/720570/Main_publication_-_final_tables.xlsx</a></p><p> </p><p>Geographical breakdowns including constituency level figures are available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/720739/Main_geographical_-_final_tables.xlsx" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/720739/Main_geographical_-_final_tables.xlsx</a></p><p> </p><p>Universal Credit and Housing Benefit statistics for Great Britain are regularly published and the latest statistics for October 2018 and August 2018 respectively can be accessed at:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users is available at:</p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html</a></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The information available for the number of employed individuals that are in receipt of Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance across geographical areas can be found in the table in the document attached.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma remove filter
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less than 2018-12-11T11:29:17.967Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T11:29:17.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property file name PQ194073 table.docx more like this
star this property title Table-working people in receipt of IS, JSA or ESA more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir David Evennett more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
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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: Automated Credit Transfer 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 the Answer of 23 November to Question 191872, how many people receiving universal credit who do not have a bank account are paid through (a) a Post Office Card account, (b) someone else's bank account, (c) the Government's payment exception service and (d) other means; and what those other means are. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 195497 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>Payment into a bank, building society or credit union is the preferred way for Universal Credit to be paid. This reflects the notion of Universal Credit mirroring the world of work. For example, an employer would usually require a bank account for a salary to be paid into. The Post Office card account and the Government Payment Exception Service cannot be used for the receipt of wages and have no direct debit facility to support payment of housing costs and other bills.</p><p> </p><p>In April 2018 3,211 claims were receiving payments in to a Post Office Card Account and 15 claims were receiving payments via the Government Payment Exception Service method.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, there are a number of claimants receiving payments into another individual’s bank account but it is not possible to disaggregate this information from a wider dataset which includes, for example, accounts held in a person’s maiden name.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T11:05:49.57Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T11:05:49.57Z
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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
1017446
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star this property date less than 2018-11-30more like thismore than 2018-11-30
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her policy is on provision of Departmental guidance and information to those subject to universal credit migration. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Lancashire more like this
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Rosie Cooper more like this
star this property uin 197657 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The Department is committed to delivering managed migration in a way that supports all claimants as they transition onto Universal Credit. Managed migration will begin with a lengthy and robust testing period, to ensure our processes are working well before we begin to migrate at scale.</p><p> </p><p>In the first year we will only managed migrate 10,000 people to ensure we are moving people as carefully and sensitively as possible. We recognise that providing high-quality and timely communications will be essential to ensure that all claimants are fully aware of their responsibilities under the managed migration process. We are working closely with a large and diverse number of stakeholders to co-design the managed migration process which includes considering how we can best communicate with and support claimants through the process, to ensure a smooth transition onto Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>As part of this testing phase, we will be trialling a variety of communication methods and will engage with claimants’ representatives so we can be confident that the process will work for all claimants.</p><p> </p><p>Information will continue to be made available about Universal Credit for all claimants at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit</a>.</p><p />
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma remove filter
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less than 2018-12-10T15:37:36.757Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T15:37:36.757Z
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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 Rosie Cooper more like this
1019436
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star this property date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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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 Universal Credit: North East more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment the Government has made of the effect on low-income families of the roll-out of universal credit in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside and (c) the North East. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Jarrow more like this
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Mr Stephen Hepburn more like this
star this property uin 198224 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
star this property answer text <p>When fully rolled out, Universal Credit will support households with around £62 billion a year across the whole of Great Britain. In addition, Universal Credit covers up to 85% of childcare costs, up from 70% in the old system.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has made no assessment specifically in Jarrow, South Tyneside or the North East specifically. However, we continue to evaluate progress as we roll out Universal Credit nationally in a careful and co-ordinated way, reviewing against key measures, to ensure safe and secure delivery.</p><p> </p><p>Work is the best route out of poverty, and Universal Credit is designed to strengthen incentives to move into and progress in work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
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less than 2018-12-11T18:02:02.407Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T18:02:02.407Z
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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 Mr Stephen Hepburn more like this