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1002123
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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 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
tabling member constituency High Peak remove filter
tabling member printed
Ruth George more like this
uin 188268 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
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
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
grouped question UIN 188269 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-10T17:06:16.363Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T17:06:16.363Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
previous answer version
84616
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
4662
label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1002124
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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, 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
tabling member constituency High Peak remove filter
tabling member printed
Ruth George more like this
uin 188269 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
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
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
grouped question UIN 188268 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-10T17:06:16.413Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T17:06:16.413Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
previous answer version
84617
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
4662
label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1010698
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
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: Self-employed 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, with reference to people who are in seasonal self-employment and are also employed, whether the minimum income floor will apply to their self employed income when they are not in employment even if their average income is over the minimum income floor when their employed income is included. more like this
tabling member constituency High Peak remove filter
tabling member printed
Ruth George more like this
uin 193577 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
answer text <p>Universal Credit supports people in self-employment. For those claimants in established gainful self-employment, we apply an assumed level of monthly earnings, the Minimum Income Floor.</p><p> </p><p>Where a claimant’s combined self-employment and employment income is above the Minimum Income Floor, Universal Credit is based on their actual earnings. If claimants are not gainfully self-employed then the Minimum Income Floor does not apply.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Autumn Budget 2018 extended the 12-month grace period before the Minimum Income Floor applies to all gainfully self-employed people, giving claimants time to grow their businesses to a sustainable level. This will be introduced from July 2019 and implemented fully from September 2020.</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 2018-11-28T18:53:17.353Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T18:53:17.353Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
4662
label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1010701
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
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 Department for Work and Pensions: Training 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 proportion of her Department's frontline staff have received training relating to domestic abuse. more like this
tabling member constituency High Peak remove filter
tabling member printed
Ruth George more like this
uin 193579 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
answer text <p>Our Jobcentre staff undergo a comprehensive learning journey designed to equip them with the tools, skills and behaviours required to provide a high quality service to all claimants.</p><p> </p><p>Specific training and guidance is provided for all staff on working with different vulnerable groups, including survivors and those still experiencing domestic abuse. Jobcentre staff will signpost claimants to national and local organisations that provide specialist support and Work Coaches can apply domestic violence easements, switching off all work-related requirements for a period of time.</p><p> </p><p>In addition a national call was held earlier this year to raise awareness and understanding of domestic abuse across the Jobcentre network and a video has been produced to highlight good practice when supporting individuals who have been or are currently in a domestic abuse relationship.</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 2018-11-27T17:22:53.19Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T17:22:53.19Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4662
label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1011598
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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 Funeral Payments: Overpayments 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 overpayments of funeral payments her Department has recovered in 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency High Peak remove filter
tabling member printed
Ruth George more like this
uin 194206 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
answer text <p>We make low-cost funeral expense payments to people who receive (or whose partners receive) a qualifying benefit or Tax Credit. These are recoverable from the estate of the deceased, where possible, but we write most of them off as often there aren’t enough assets in the estate.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Debt Management can also recover any Funeral Expenses Payments that were paid incorrectly; e.g. where a payment was made as a result of a qualifying benefit being claimed incorrectly either as a result of claimant error or fraud.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst DWP does hold data regarding this type of overpayment the numbers are low, less than 15 in total for the period requested.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
grouped question UIN
194207 more like this
194208 more like this
194209 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-28T16:54:12.21Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T16:54:12.21Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4662
label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1011599
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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 Funeral Payments: Overpayments 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 overpayments of funeral payments her Department recovered in 2017. more like this
tabling member constituency High Peak remove filter
tabling member printed
Ruth George more like this
uin 194207 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
answer text <p>We make low-cost funeral expense payments to people who receive (or whose partners receive) a qualifying benefit or Tax Credit. These are recoverable from the estate of the deceased, where possible, but we write most of them off as often there aren’t enough assets in the estate.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Debt Management can also recover any Funeral Expenses Payments that were paid incorrectly; e.g. where a payment was made as a result of a qualifying benefit being claimed incorrectly either as a result of claimant error or fraud.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst DWP does hold data regarding this type of overpayment the numbers are low, less than 15 in total for the period requested.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
grouped question UIN
194206 more like this
194208 more like this
194209 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-28T16:54:12.27Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T16:54:12.27Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4662
label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1011600
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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 Funeral Payments: Overpayments 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 overpayments of funeral payments her Department recovered in 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency High Peak remove filter
tabling member printed
Ruth George more like this
uin 194208 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
answer text <p>We make low-cost funeral expense payments to people who receive (or whose partners receive) a qualifying benefit or Tax Credit. These are recoverable from the estate of the deceased, where possible, but we write most of them off as often there aren’t enough assets in the estate.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Debt Management can also recover any Funeral Expenses Payments that were paid incorrectly; e.g. where a payment was made as a result of a qualifying benefit being claimed incorrectly either as a result of claimant error or fraud.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst DWP does hold data regarding this type of overpayment the numbers are low, less than 15 in total for the period requested.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
grouped question UIN
194206 more like this
194207 more like this
194209 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-28T16:54:12.317Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T16:54:12.317Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4662
label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1011601
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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 Funeral Payments: Overpayments 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 overpayments of funeral payments her Department recovered in 2015. more like this
tabling member constituency High Peak remove filter
tabling member printed
Ruth George more like this
uin 194209 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
answer text <p>We make low-cost funeral expense payments to people who receive (or whose partners receive) a qualifying benefit or Tax Credit. These are recoverable from the estate of the deceased, where possible, but we write most of them off as often there aren’t enough assets in the estate.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Debt Management can also recover any Funeral Expenses Payments that were paid incorrectly; e.g. where a payment was made as a result of a qualifying benefit being claimed incorrectly either as a result of claimant error or fraud.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst DWP does hold data regarding this type of overpayment the numbers are low, less than 15 in total for the period requested.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
grouped question UIN
194206 more like this
194207 more like this
194208 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-28T16:54:12.347Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T16:54:12.347Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4662
label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1012305
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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 Carer's Allowance: Overpayments 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 cases of overpayment of Carers Allowance have been taken to court in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency High Peak remove filter
tabling member printed
Ruth George more like this
uin 194703 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
answer text <p>The requested information is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
grouped question UIN
194705 more like this
194706 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-06T15:17:59.193Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-06T15:17:59.193Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
previous answer version
87649
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4662
label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1012306
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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 Carer's Allowance: Overpayments 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 much has been charged in penalties for overpayment of carers allowance in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency High Peak remove filter
tabling member printed
Ruth George more like this
uin 194704 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has two different financial penalties that can be imposed. The first is the Civil Penalty. Where our enquiries show that a claimant has failed to provide accurate information as part of their benefit claim or in connection with an award of benefit, they have not taken reasonable steps to correct the error and their action has resulted in an overpayment of over £65, DWP currently charges a £50 Civil Penalty.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Monetary value of Civil Penalties</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/2015</p></td><td><p>£216,450</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/2016</p></td><td><p>£356,550</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/2017</p></td><td><p>£463,200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/2018</p></td><td><p>£427,750</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018 YTD</p></td><td><p>£330,400</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p /><p>The Second type of financial penalty is the Administrative Penalty, which may be offered to a person as an alternative to prosecution. Currently the minimum amount of the Administrative Penalty is £350 or 50% of the recoverable overpayment, whichever is greater, up to a maximum of £5,000.</p><p> </p><p>It is not possible to provide the total value of administrative penalties imposed by DWP in the last 5 years as this information is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p>
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-06T15:47:05.68Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-06T15:47:05.68Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4662
label Biography information for Ruth George more like this