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star this property answer date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
star this property date tabled less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
star this property ddp created less than 2018-11-05T22:20:25.257Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-05T22:20:25.257Z
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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
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less than 2018-11-05T22:39:33.517Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-05T22:39:33.517Z
less than 2019-01-07T16:47:01.588Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T16:47:01.588Z
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Vulnerable Adults more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 188159 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T16:15:59.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T16:15:59.167Z
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
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2017/19 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 188159 more like this
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star this property uin 188159 more like this
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unstar 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>
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less than 2019-01-07T16:15:59.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T16:15:59.167Z
unstar this property answering member 4014
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star this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
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4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1002123
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star this property answer date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
star this property date tabled less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
star this property ddp created less than 2018-11-05T22:23:21.057Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-05T22:23:21.057Z
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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
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less than 2018-11-05T22:42:33.454Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-05T22:42:33.454Z
less than 2018-12-10T17:38:06.430Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T17:38:06.430Z
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 188268 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T17:06:16.363Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T17:06:16.363Z
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
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2017/19 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 188268 more like this
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unstar 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
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less than 2018-12-10T17:06:16.363Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T17:06:16.363Z
unstar this property answering member 4014
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4662
star this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
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4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1002124
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star this property answer date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
star this property date tabled less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
star this property ddp created less than 2018-11-05T22:23:22.987Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-05T22:23:22.987Z
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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
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less than 2018-11-05T22:42:35.347Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-05T22:42:35.347Z
less than 2018-12-10T17:38:05.107Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T17:38:05.107Z
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 188269 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T17:06:16.413Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T17:06:16.413Z
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
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2017/19 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 188269 more like this
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unstar 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
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less than 2018-12-10T17:06:16.413Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T17:06:16.413Z
unstar this property answering member 4014
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4662
star this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
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4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
star this property date tabled less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
star this property ddp created less than 2018-11-06T21:48:54.090Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-06T21:48:54.090Z
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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
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less than 2018-11-06T21:58:27.046Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-06T21:58:27.046Z
less than 2018-12-03T12:06:47.963Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T12:06:47.963Z
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 188895 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T11:34:55.007Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T11:34:55.007Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to her oral contribution of 5 November 2018, Official Report, column 1261, how many such letters she has received; and if she will publish those letters after redacting identifying information. more like this
star this property session
2017/19 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 188895 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin 188895 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold this information centrally on constituency correspondence.</p> more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T11:34:55.007Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T11:34:55.007Z
unstar this property answering member 4014
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star this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
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25259
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
star this property date tabled less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
star this property ddp created less than 2018-11-06T21:49:00.173Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-06T21:49:00.173Z
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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
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less than 2018-11-06T21:58:32.793Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-06T21:58:32.793Z
less than 2018-12-03T12:06:46.420Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T12:06:46.420Z
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 188896 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T11:34:55.053Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T11:34:55.053Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to her oral contribution of 5 November 2018, Official Report, column 1260, what estimate she has made of the number of people that have been frightened to go into a jobcentre as a result of scare stories in (a) the UK, (b) the West Midlands and (c) Birmingham. more like this
star this property session
2017/19 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 188896 more like this
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star this property uin 188896 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold this information centrally on constituency correspondence.</p> more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T11:34:55.053Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T11:34:55.053Z
unstar this property answering member 4014
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4603
star this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
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25259
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4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
star this property date tabled less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
star this property ddp created less than 2018-11-06T21:53:15.530Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-06T21:53:15.530Z
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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
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less than 2018-11-06T22:02:51.349Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-06T22:02:51.349Z
less than 2018-12-13T15:09:01.660Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T15:09:01.660Z
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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star this property identifier 188877 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2018-12-13T14:37:05.053Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T14:37:05.053Z
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 session
2017/19 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 188877 more like this
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unstar 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>
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less than 2018-12-13T14:37:05.053Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T14:37:05.053Z
unstar this property answering member 4014
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
1006895
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star this property answer date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property date tabled less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property ddp created less than 2018-11-14T20:55:59.127Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T20:55:59.127Z
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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
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less than 2018-11-14T21:05:55.866Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T21:05:55.866Z
less than 2018-12-06T13:29:01.492Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-06T13:29:01.492Z
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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star this property identifier 191357 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2018-12-06T12:57:38.073Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-06T12:57:38.073Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants have waited three months or longer for a work capability assessment after their completed UC50 form has been received by the Health Assessment Advisory Service in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property session
2017/19 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency West Lancashire more like this
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Rosie Cooper more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 191357 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held for all assessments, however, data can be provided in relation to the number of face to face assessments undertaken.</p><p> </p><p>In October 2018, 14,356 Universal Credit claimants had their initial Work Capability Assessment (WCA) completed by face to face assessment.</p><p> </p><p>Of these, 703 (less than 5%) waited 3 months or longer following the date from which they returned their UC50 form. There are a number of reasons for a delay to an assessment including non-attendance and cancellation of the appointment by the claimant.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst claimants are waiting for their work capability assessment decision, they continue to receive their standard allowance of Universal Credit, providing they continue to meet the requirements for a claim to benefit.</p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2018-12-06T12:57:38.073Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-06T12:57:38.073Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rosie Cooper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rosie Cooper more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property date tabled less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property ddp created less than 2018-11-19T22:17:29.550Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T22:17:29.550Z
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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
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less than 2018-11-19T22:25:18.000Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T22:25:18.000Z
less than 2018-11-28T12:17:06.944Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T12:17:06.944Z
star this property hansard heading Poverty more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property identifier HL11545 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2018-11-28T11:45:12.607Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T11:45:12.607Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish a response to the Statement on the Visit to the UK by the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, published on 16 November. more like this
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2017/19 more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 HL11545 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government will consider the Special Rapporteur’s findings carefully. Although it disagrees with the conclusion of this interim report, the Government has noted that the report welcomes the simplification of the benefits system brought in by Universal Credit and the recent Budget announcements to help tackle in-work poverty.</p><p>The 14 million people in poverty figure used by the Special Rapporteur was taken from the Social Metrics Commission report “A new measure of poverty for the UK”.</p><p> </p><p>We welcome the work that the Social Metrics Commission has done. Measuring poverty is complex, and this report offers further insight into that complexity. We are engaging with the Social Metrics Commission, who acknowledge that further work needs to be done (particularly around data availability and quality). We will carefully consider their recommendations and the detail behind the methodology they have employed when this has been made available.</p><p> </p><p>DWP publishes a range of measures that track various aspects of poverty. These include four measures for low income poverty:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Number of people in low income (millions)</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Percentage of people in low income (%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Low Income Measure</p></td><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Relative Before Housing Costs</p></td><td><p>10.4</p></td><td><p>10.4</p></td><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Relative After Housing Cost</p></td><td><p>13.6</p></td><td><p>14.3</p></td><td><p>22</p></td><td><p>22</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Absolute Before Housing Costs</p></td><td><p>9.9</p></td><td><p>8.9</p></td><td><p>16</p></td><td><p>14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Absolute After Housing Costs</p></td><td><p>13.1</p></td><td><p>12.4</p></td><td><p>21</p></td><td><p>19</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The finding relating to the number of people in destitution is a misinterpretation of the key finding from a report published by the Joseph Rowntree Trust on 7 June, 2018: “Destitution in the UK, 2018”. This report found that 1.5 million people in the UK had been destitute at some point during 2017 and also noted that this was a reduction of 25 per cent compared with 2015.</p><p> </p><p>Under this Government, income inequality has fallen and remains lower than in 2010; the number of children in workless households is at a record low; and there are 1 million fewer people in absolute poverty (before housing costs) compared with 2010, including 300,000 children.</p>
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less than 2018-11-28T11:45:12.607Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T11:45:12.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
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star this property hansard heading Poverty more like this
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less than 2018-11-28T11:45:12.66Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T11:45:12.66Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the accuracy of the finding by the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights that 14 million people live in poverty in the UK. more like this
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2017/19 more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government will consider the Special Rapporteur’s findings carefully. Although it disagrees with the conclusion of this interim report, the Government has noted that the report welcomes the simplification of the benefits system brought in by Universal Credit and the recent Budget announcements to help tackle in-work poverty.</p><p>The 14 million people in poverty figure used by the Special Rapporteur was taken from the Social Metrics Commission report “A new measure of poverty for the UK”.</p><p> </p><p>We welcome the work that the Social Metrics Commission has done. Measuring poverty is complex, and this report offers further insight into that complexity. We are engaging with the Social Metrics Commission, who acknowledge that further work needs to be done (particularly around data availability and quality). We will carefully consider their recommendations and the detail behind the methodology they have employed when this has been made available.</p><p> </p><p>DWP publishes a range of measures that track various aspects of poverty. These include four measures for low income poverty:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Number of people in low income (millions)</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Percentage of people in low income (%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Low Income Measure</p></td><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Relative Before Housing Costs</p></td><td><p>10.4</p></td><td><p>10.4</p></td><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Relative After Housing Cost</p></td><td><p>13.6</p></td><td><p>14.3</p></td><td><p>22</p></td><td><p>22</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Absolute Before Housing Costs</p></td><td><p>9.9</p></td><td><p>8.9</p></td><td><p>16</p></td><td><p>14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Absolute After Housing Costs</p></td><td><p>13.1</p></td><td><p>12.4</p></td><td><p>21</p></td><td><p>19</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The finding relating to the number of people in destitution is a misinterpretation of the key finding from a report published by the Joseph Rowntree Trust on 7 June, 2018: “Destitution in the UK, 2018”. This report found that 1.5 million people in the UK had been destitute at some point during 2017 and also noted that this was a reduction of 25 per cent compared with 2015.</p><p> </p><p>Under this Government, income inequality has fallen and remains lower than in 2010; the number of children in workless households is at a record low; and there are 1 million fewer people in absolute poverty (before housing costs) compared with 2010, including 300,000 children.</p>
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star this property hansard heading Poverty more like this
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less than 2018-11-28T11:45:12.707Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T11:45:12.707Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the accuracy of the finding by the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights that 1.5 million people in the UK are destitute. more like this
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2017/19 more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government will consider the Special Rapporteur’s findings carefully. Although it disagrees with the conclusion of this interim report, the Government has noted that the report welcomes the simplification of the benefits system brought in by Universal Credit and the recent Budget announcements to help tackle in-work poverty.</p><p>The 14 million people in poverty figure used by the Special Rapporteur was taken from the Social Metrics Commission report “A new measure of poverty for the UK”.</p><p> </p><p>We welcome the work that the Social Metrics Commission has done. Measuring poverty is complex, and this report offers further insight into that complexity. We are engaging with the Social Metrics Commission, who acknowledge that further work needs to be done (particularly around data availability and quality). We will carefully consider their recommendations and the detail behind the methodology they have employed when this has been made available.</p><p> </p><p>DWP publishes a range of measures that track various aspects of poverty. These include four measures for low income poverty:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Number of people in low income (millions)</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Percentage of people in low income (%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Low Income Measure</p></td><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Relative Before Housing Costs</p></td><td><p>10.4</p></td><td><p>10.4</p></td><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Relative After Housing Cost</p></td><td><p>13.6</p></td><td><p>14.3</p></td><td><p>22</p></td><td><p>22</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Absolute Before Housing Costs</p></td><td><p>9.9</p></td><td><p>8.9</p></td><td><p>16</p></td><td><p>14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Absolute After Housing Costs</p></td><td><p>13.1</p></td><td><p>12.4</p></td><td><p>21</p></td><td><p>19</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The finding relating to the number of people in destitution is a misinterpretation of the key finding from a report published by the Joseph Rowntree Trust on 7 June, 2018: “Destitution in the UK, 2018”. This report found that 1.5 million people in the UK had been destitute at some point during 2017 and also noted that this was a reduction of 25 per cent compared with 2015.</p><p> </p><p>Under this Government, income inequality has fallen and remains lower than in 2010; the number of children in workless households is at a record low; and there are 1 million fewer people in absolute poverty (before housing costs) compared with 2010, including 300,000 children.</p>
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