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star this property date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Consultants 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 consultants her Department has hired since 2016; and what the cost of that hiring was to the public purse. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bootle more like this
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Peter Dowd more like this
star this property uin 234812 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions has spent the below amounts on Consultancy contracts since 2016, falling within the associated financial years. These figures may include other associated costs.</p><p /><p>2018/19 (to Feb): £25.0 Million *</p><p>2017/18: £34.9 Million</p><p>2016/17: £36.1 Million</p><p>2015/16: £10.6 Million</p><p> </p><p>*in year spend is subject to classification and validation at year end, and then incorporation into the Department’s published accounts.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2016 we have been working to enable specific activities associated with DWP transformation programmes on welfare delivery and transformation of the DWP digital infrastructure, where DWP has exited long-term contracts in line with Cabinet Office directives. Each consultancy contract with a Supplier will vary in the number of consultants deployed under it, relevant to the size, scale and complexity of the work required. This will include a variety of specialist supplier staff that can be engaged on numerous projects for the Supplier at any one time.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not hold information as to the total number of consultants used under these consultancy engagements.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-03-25T17:57:04.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T17:57:04.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Peter Dowd more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations 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, if she will make it her policy to ensure that people with progressively deteriorating conditions do not receive reduced support from her Department following repeat personal independence payment assessments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich West more like this
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Mr Adrian Bailey more like this
star this property uin 234097 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Once someone has been awarded Personal Independence Payment (PIP), which can be paid at one of eight rates, that award will be reviewed. Reviews of PIP are a key part of the benefit to ensure that awards remain correct where needs may change (including where needs increase and the award may need to increase) and that we maintain contact with the claimant, both features that are missing from its predecessor Disability Living Allowance. The length of an award is based on an individual’s circumstances and can vary from nine months to an on-going award, with a light touch review after ten years.</p><p> </p><p>We introduced updated guidance for case managers and an updated PIP Assessment Guide in 2018 which will ensure that those people who receive the highest level of support under PIP, and where their needs are unlikely to change or may get worse, will now receive an ongoing award with a light touch review at the ten-year point. In line with PIP’s aim to be needs-based rather than condition-based, the change to the guidance is not condition specific. However, we believe the changes will ensure that those with severe and/or progressive conditions receive the most appropriate award duration that reflects their condition and the needs arising.</p><p> </p><p>Special considerations also apply to claimants who are terminally ill, and our arrangements recognise the particular difficulties faced by people who only have a short time to live. Claims by people with a terminal illness are fast tracked, are not subject to a face-to-face assessment and they are guaranteed the enhanced rate of the Daily Living Component; nearly all also receive the enhanced rate of mobility.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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234096 more like this
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less than 2019-03-25T17:26:55.127Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Adrian Bailey more like this