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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Refugees: Universal Credit more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether refugees resettled under the resettlement scheme will be subject to the two-child limit for universal credit. more like this
tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
tabling member printed
Afzal Khan more like this
uin 270446 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
answer text <p>Refugees resettled under resettlement schemes are able to work and have access to some DWP benefits upon arrival.</p><p>In the same way as other claimants, they are included in the policy not to provide extra benefit entitlements for more than two children unless those children were born before 6 April 2017 or an exception applies.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-02T14:50:47.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T14:50:47.4Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
4671
label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1041393
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Plumbing and Mechanical Services (UK) Industry Pension Scheme more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with Plumbing Pensions (UK) Ltd on its decision to issue section 75 employer debt notices to employers who have participated in the Plumbing & Mechanical Services (UK) Industry Pension Scheme and according to that scheme’s records have triggered a section 75 employer debt; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
tabling member printed
Alan Brown more like this
uin 208369 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
answer text <p>The Secretary of State has had no discussions with Plumbing Pensions (UK) Ltd. However, DWP officials have met and continue to engage with the trustees from the scheme and employer representatives. The Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion has met with a number of Employer representatives on this issue.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2005 when this area of legislation was strengthened, this particular scheme has not calculated section 75 employer debt for employers affected by this issue. It has therefore not been possible for government to make any reliable estimates of the number of employers who are affected by this issue.</p><p> </p><p>The key pressure upon the trustees is to ensure that they carry out a proper calculation so that all parties can then understand the situation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
grouped question UIN 208372 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-21T14:33:14.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T14:33:14.053Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
4470
label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1041396
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Plumbing and Mechanical Services (UK) Industry Pension Scheme more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of businesses affected by the issuing of section 75 employer debt notices by Plumbing Pensions (UK) Ltd to employers who have participated in the Plumbing & Mechanical Services (UK) Industry Pension Scheme and according to that scheme’s records have triggered a section 75 employer debts; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
tabling member printed
Alan Brown more like this
uin 208372 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
answer text <p>The Secretary of State has had no discussions with Plumbing Pensions (UK) Ltd. However, DWP officials have met and continue to engage with the trustees from the scheme and employer representatives. The Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion has met with a number of Employer representatives on this issue.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2005 when this area of legislation was strengthened, this particular scheme has not calculated section 75 employer debt for employers affected by this issue. It has therefore not been possible for government to make any reliable estimates of the number of employers who are affected by this issue.</p><p> </p><p>The key pressure upon the trustees is to ensure that they carry out a proper calculation so that all parties can then understand the situation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
grouped question UIN 208369 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-21T14:33:14.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T14:33:14.117Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
4470
label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1077368
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance: Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituents have been identified as having been underpaid when migrated from incapacity benefits to employment and support allowance. more like this
tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
tabling member printed
Alan Brown more like this
uin 225562 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
answer text <p>Numbers of individuals identified as having been underpaid are not immediately available at regional or parliamentary constituency level. To provide this information would incur disproportionate cost. Management information is monitored at a national level.</p><p> </p><p>We are focusing our efforts on contacting all potentially affected individuals to ensure they are paid as quickly as possible.</p><p> </p><p>A Written Statement and Frequently Asked Question document was deposited in the House Library on Thursday 21 February which can be found at <a href="http://data.parliament.uk/DepositedPapers/Files/DEP2019-0252/ESA_Underpayment_FAQ.pdf" target="_blank">http://data.parliament.uk/DepositedPapers/Files/DEP2019-0252/ESA_Underpayment_FAQ.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The latest ad hoc statistics can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esa-underpayments-forecast-numbers-affected-forecast-expenditure-and-progress-on-checking" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esa-underpayments-forecast-numbers-affected-forecast-expenditure-and-progress-on-checking</a></p>
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
grouped question UIN 225563 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-05T12:13:10.517Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-05T12:13:10.517Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
4470
label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1077369
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance: Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituents identified as having been underpaid when migrated from incapacity benefits to employment and support allowance have died before receiving backdated payments. more like this
tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
tabling member printed
Alan Brown more like this
uin 225563 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
answer text <p>Numbers of individuals identified as having been underpaid are not immediately available at regional or parliamentary constituency level. To provide this information would incur disproportionate cost. Management information is monitored at a national level.</p><p> </p><p>We are focusing our efforts on contacting all potentially affected individuals to ensure they are paid as quickly as possible.</p><p> </p><p>A Written Statement and Frequently Asked Question document was deposited in the House Library on Thursday 21 February which can be found at <a href="http://data.parliament.uk/DepositedPapers/Files/DEP2019-0252/ESA_Underpayment_FAQ.pdf" target="_blank">http://data.parliament.uk/DepositedPapers/Files/DEP2019-0252/ESA_Underpayment_FAQ.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The latest ad hoc statistics can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esa-underpayments-forecast-numbers-affected-forecast-expenditure-and-progress-on-checking" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esa-underpayments-forecast-numbers-affected-forecast-expenditure-and-progress-on-checking</a></p>
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
grouped question UIN 225562 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-05T12:13:10.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-05T12:13:10.587Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
4470
label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1110554
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance her Department has issued to mortgage lenders to help them to assess a claimant's payments under in universal credit in order to enable lenders to make a informed assessment on an applicant's disposable income. more like this
tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
tabling member printed
Alan Brown more like this
uin 242894 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-16more like thismore than 2019-04-16
answer text <p>The Department does not provide mortgage lenders with guidance or information regarding a UC claimant’s entitlement or award. It is a claimant’s responsibility to disclose information required by potential lenders, to enable them to accurately assess their disposable income.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-16T14:15:11.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-16T14:15:11.58Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
4470
label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1121964
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Pensions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to publish the next White Paper on pensions; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
tabling member printed
Alan Brown more like this
uin 245886 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
answer text <p>On the 19 March 2018, the Department published a White Paper on ‘Protecting Defined Benefit Pension Schemes’ which can be viewed here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/protecting-defined-benefit-pension-schemes" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/protecting-defined-benefit-pension-schemes</a></p><p> </p><p>The Department has no plans to publish a further Pensions White Paper.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-29T14:46:34.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T14:46:34.01Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
4470
label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1121966
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 16 May 2018 to Question 142518 on Employment and Support Allowance, whether any subsequent changes have been made to the ESA65B letter to inform doctors that they should continue to provide fit notes for claimants if they are appealing a decision or their condition worsens. more like this
tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
tabling member printed
Alan Brown more like this
uin 245887 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
answer text <p>I refer the right honourable member to Parliamentary Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-questions-answers/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;uin=239928" target="_blank">239928</a> answered on 8<sup>th</sup> April 2019.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-29T13:26:00.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T13:26:00.247Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4470
label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1131195
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to bring forward proposals to simplify the process by which social housing landlords advise her Department of a rent increase in order for a tenant in receipt of universal credit to receive an uplift in housing benefit. more like this
tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
tabling member printed
Alan Brown more like this
uin 263186 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
answer text <p>Universal Credit payments are designed to mirror the world of work, with monthly payments reflecting the way many working people are paid. This model of monthly payments allows claimants to take responsibility for budgeting their own income and helps prepare them for getting back to work.</p><p> </p><p>Many claimants are capable of managing their own financial affairs and for these claimants a Managed Payment to Landlord is not appropriate. However, we recognise that additional support is sometimes necessarily to ensure rent is paid on time.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Our Trusted Partner scheme allows social landlords to play a key role in engaging with their tenants who are on Universal Credit, helping those who cannot manage their housing payments to access the support available and to help put managed payments in place where appropriate. We are rolling out the scheme alongside the Landlord Portal, which provides social landlords with the ability to submit information directly to the Universal Credit online system, supporting the timely and accurate payment of housing costs to Universal Credit claimants.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is developing a facility whereby social landlords whose tenants are on the landlord portal are able to advise Universal Credit about an annual rent change through the platform. This will help reduce administration for landlords and ensure the correct housing costs are paid.</p>
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-17T15:07:19.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:07:19.343Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
4470
label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1132858
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2019 to Question 263186 on Universal Credit, what the timeframe is for the (a) Landlord portal going live and (b) platform within the Landlord portal to enable social landlords to notify his Department of annual rent increases. more like this
tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
tabling member printed
Alan Brown more like this
uin 266176 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
answer text <p>The Department maintains guidance on GOV.UK, relevant for private and social sector landlords, with information about Universal Credit including the landlord portal which has existed since 2017. This can be accessed at: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-and-rented-housing--2/universal-credit-and-rented-housing-guide-for-landlords" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-and-rented-housing--2/universal-credit-and-rented-housing-guide-for-landlords</a></p><p> </p><p>The Department will deliver improvements which include: (a) an online form for all landlords to request a managed payment for rent from Universal Credit, and (b) an upload facility for social landlords to notify annual rent changes via the existing landlord portal. Both systems are expected to be fully operational by the end of 2019 following completion of rigorous testing.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Colchester more like this
answering member printed Will Quince more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-24T13:28:17.06Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T13:28:17.06Z
answering member
4423
label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
tabling member
4470
label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this