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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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 HSBC: 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, what representations she has received on the HSBC Midland Bank pension clawback; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
tabling member printed
Kevin Brennan more like this
uin 189598 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answer text <p><strong>Successive governments including the Labour government 1997-2010, Coalition and present Conservative government have had a consistent position on this issue.</strong> The Department for Work and Pensions receives a number of written representations on the Midland Pension Scheme, which is now part of the HSBC Bank (UK) Pension Scheme, about its integrated pension (or claw-back) policy from individuals and from Members of Parliament writing on their behalf, as it does on many issues.</p><p> </p><p>The Governments position on this issue was set out in response to a written parliamentary question on this subject, which can be accessed here.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2017-11-13/112544/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2017-11-13/112544/</a></p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T17:12:58.157Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:12:58.157Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
1400
label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this
1002622
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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 Access to Work Programme 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 Her Department's Access to Work Statistics, published on 30 October 2018, how many people who applied for Access to Work provision who were rejected because of the Access to Work cap in each month for which information is available; and how many of those people were classified as deaf. more like this
tabling member constituency Battersea more like this
tabling member printed
Marsha De Cordova more like this
uin 188909 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
answer text <p>Access to Work awards are capped at £57,200.00 this year. If a customer’s application for support is likely to be affected by this upper limit, their application is not rejected. An Access to Work adviser will work with the customer and their employer in order to ensure that appropriate support can still be offered. For example, Access to Work may offer such customers a managed personal budget to enable more flexibility of support.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-13T14:53:19.263Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T14:53:19.263Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
4676
label Biography information for Marsha De Cordova more like this
1002623
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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 Access to Work Programme 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 money her Department has spent promoting Access to Work in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18. more like this
tabling member constituency Battersea more like this
tabling member printed
Marsha De Cordova more like this
uin 188910 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
answer text <p>As part of our continued campaign, we are engaging with key influencers such as employers and health professionals, as well as claimants. We work with stakeholders and advisory groups to raise awareness of Access to Work and are working with Remploy and Ingeus to promote, and increase take up of the Mental Health Support Service. In addition, our Jobcentre partnership managers continue to engage with local stakeholders and partners to promote the support available. Access to Work is also promoted to a range of business leaders through the Disability Confident scheme.</p><p> </p><p>Most of the resource used for this activity, carried out by DWP staff or by partners, is not accounted for separately. In the three years specified, marketing spend on Access to Work was as listed below:</p><p> </p><p><strong>Year Spend</strong></p><p>2015/16 £3,960</p><p>2016/17 £13,457</p><p>2017/18 £17,635</p> more like this
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-16T13:55:19.247Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T13:55:19.247Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
4676
label Biography information for Marsha De Cordova more like this
1005737
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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 tendering process was used to commission Citizens Advice to provide Universal Support from April 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Hayes more like this
uin 190527 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>Citizens Advice (CA) and Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) were given a direct grant award for the full delivery of a Universal Support service for 12 months from April 2019 (while developing their service alongside Local Authorities up to 31 March 2019). A delivery review point is built into the Grant Agreement, at which point we will consider how the service is operating. The decision to award directly to CA and CAS is based on their position as a well-known and independent advice organisation. This partnership will ensure we are offering a consistent approach nationally for our most vulnerable customers.</p><p> </p><p>Grant funding for the delivery of Universal Support by Local Authorities will cease from April 2019, as will their obligation to deliver the service. CA and CAS are committed to providing a Universal Support service across all areas of England, Wales and Scotland.</p><p> </p><p>In taking the decision to award the grant to CA and CAS due regard was paid to the Department’s obligations.</p>
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
grouped question UIN
190528 more like this
190529 more like this
190530 more like this
190531 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T17:07:39.893Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:07:39.893Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
4510
label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1005738
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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 place in the Library a copy of the methodology for selecting Citizens Advice to provide Universal Support. more like this
tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Hayes more like this
uin 190528 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>Citizens Advice (CA) and Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) were given a direct grant award for the full delivery of a Universal Support service for 12 months from April 2019 (while developing their service alongside Local Authorities up to 31 March 2019). A delivery review point is built into the Grant Agreement, at which point we will consider how the service is operating. The decision to award directly to CA and CAS is based on their position as a well-known and independent advice organisation. This partnership will ensure we are offering a consistent approach nationally for our most vulnerable customers.</p><p> </p><p>Grant funding for the delivery of Universal Support by Local Authorities will cease from April 2019, as will their obligation to deliver the service. CA and CAS are committed to providing a Universal Support service across all areas of England, Wales and Scotland.</p><p> </p><p>In taking the decision to award the grant to CA and CAS due regard was paid to the Department’s obligations.</p>
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
grouped question UIN
190527 more like this
190529 more like this
190530 more like this
190531 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T17:07:39.957Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:07:39.957Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
4510
label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1005739
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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 assessment her Department has made of the effect of the transfer of provision of Universal Support to Citizens Advice on (a) local authority costs for providing and (b) local availability of Universal Support after April 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Hayes more like this
uin 190529 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>Citizens Advice (CA) and Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) were given a direct grant award for the full delivery of a Universal Support service for 12 months from April 2019 (while developing their service alongside Local Authorities up to 31 March 2019). A delivery review point is built into the Grant Agreement, at which point we will consider how the service is operating. The decision to award directly to CA and CAS is based on their position as a well-known and independent advice organisation. This partnership will ensure we are offering a consistent approach nationally for our most vulnerable customers.</p><p> </p><p>Grant funding for the delivery of Universal Support by Local Authorities will cease from April 2019, as will their obligation to deliver the service. CA and CAS are committed to providing a Universal Support service across all areas of England, Wales and Scotland.</p><p> </p><p>In taking the decision to award the grant to CA and CAS due regard was paid to the Department’s obligations.</p>
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
grouped question UIN
190527 more like this
190528 more like this
190530 more like this
190531 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T17:07:40.003Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:07:40.003Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
4510
label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1005740
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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, whether her Department carried out an equalities impact assessment on the transfer of the delivery of Universal Support from local authorities to Citizens Advice. more like this
tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Hayes more like this
uin 190530 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>Citizens Advice (CA) and Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) were given a direct grant award for the full delivery of a Universal Support service for 12 months from April 2019 (while developing their service alongside Local Authorities up to 31 March 2019). A delivery review point is built into the Grant Agreement, at which point we will consider how the service is operating. The decision to award directly to CA and CAS is based on their position as a well-known and independent advice organisation. This partnership will ensure we are offering a consistent approach nationally for our most vulnerable customers.</p><p> </p><p>Grant funding for the delivery of Universal Support by Local Authorities will cease from April 2019, as will their obligation to deliver the service. CA and CAS are committed to providing a Universal Support service across all areas of England, Wales and Scotland.</p><p> </p><p>In taking the decision to award the grant to CA and CAS due regard was paid to the Department’s obligations.</p>
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
grouped question UIN
190527 more like this
190528 more like this
190529 more like this
190531 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T17:07:40.067Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:07:40.067Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
4510
label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1005741
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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 assessment her Department has made of the extent of geographical coverage provided by Citizens Advice for the delivery of Universal Support; and what progress Citizens Advice has made on plans to deliver Universal Support in areas with no local Citizens Advice service. more like this
tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Hayes more like this
uin 190531 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>Citizens Advice (CA) and Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) were given a direct grant award for the full delivery of a Universal Support service for 12 months from April 2019 (while developing their service alongside Local Authorities up to 31 March 2019). A delivery review point is built into the Grant Agreement, at which point we will consider how the service is operating. The decision to award directly to CA and CAS is based on their position as a well-known and independent advice organisation. This partnership will ensure we are offering a consistent approach nationally for our most vulnerable customers.</p><p> </p><p>Grant funding for the delivery of Universal Support by Local Authorities will cease from April 2019, as will their obligation to deliver the service. CA and CAS are committed to providing a Universal Support service across all areas of England, Wales and Scotland.</p><p> </p><p>In taking the decision to award the grant to CA and CAS due regard was paid to the Department’s obligations.</p>
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
grouped question UIN
190527 more like this
190528 more like this
190529 more like this
190530 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T17:07:40.113Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:07:40.113Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
4510
label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1003713
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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, how many people have moved on to universal credit during the natural migration phase without having a specific change of circumstance that would require a new claim for a legacy benefit. more like this
tabling member constituency North West Durham more like this
tabling member printed
Laura Pidcock more like this
uin 189808 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answer text <p>Claimants only move from existing benefits to Universal Credit through natural migration when they experience a significant change in their circumstances that triggers a new claim to benefit. Their entitlement is then calculated on the rules of their new benefit.</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 2018-11-14T17:42:11.433Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:42:11.433Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
4665
label Biography information for Laura Pidcock more like this
1002628
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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 Social Security Benefits: Disability 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 is provided to Job Centre staff on the Equality Act 2010 duty to make reasonable adjustments to enable disabled people to progress their claims. more like this
tabling member constituency Ipswich more like this
tabling member printed
Sandy Martin more like this
uin 188915 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>Comprehensive guidance for Jobcentre staff about the Equality Act 2010 is included on the Department’s intranet site ‘Equality and You – a guide for employees’. This includes advice for staff on understanding what reasonable adjustments are and why the Department has a duty to provide them for claimants who are disabled.</p><p>Where our customers advise us that they need assistance to access our services and information, we make reasonable adjustments to meet their individual needs. This means the Department communicates with customers in a variety of different formats such as Braille, audio, large print, through third party interpreters or by arranging for a member of staff to visit the customer in their home.</p><p>Service delivery teams within Jobcentres provide a professional and supportive environment for our customers, providing digital coaching, helping claimants set up their claims and also maintaining them.</p><p>Claimants who require additional support to complete a claim form have the option to book a one to one appointment with a member of the Service Delivery team to receive assistance. In addition telephony support is in place for those vulnerable claimants who cannot ‘self-serve’ online and where a claimant is unable to manage their own affairs, an appointee can act on their behalf, taking responsibility for making and maintaining any benefit claim.</p>
answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T17:33:55.92Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:33:55.92Z
answering member
4071
label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
tabling member
4678
label Biography information for Sandy Martin more like this