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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
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Department for Work and Pensions 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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason the taper that is applied to wages is not applied to pensions in relation to universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 187333 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The taper is the rate at which Universal Credit is reduced to take account of earnings. It is specifically for in work claimants and linked to earnings to incentivise work, and those in work to earn more. Universal Credit has a single taper of 63 per cent so payments reduce in a transparent and predictable way as earnings increase. Universal Credit is a means tested benefit, and income other than earnings, such as pensions, is taken fully into account in the assessment of Universal Credit. This is consistent with how legacy means tested benefits such as Employment and Support Allowance, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Income Support treat pension income. Therefore it would not be consistent to extend the earnings taper to pensions income and doing so would also undermine the incentives to work for people of working age.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T18:05:06.27Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T18:05:06.27Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Work and Pensions 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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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, what discussions she has had with representatives of staff working in job centres and service centres on difficulties experienced by such staff in (a) applying for and (b) receiving payment as claimants of universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 188874 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>My officials regularly meet with trade union representatives to discuss areas of concerns that staff may have.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T17:51:28.387Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:51:28.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4463
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Work and Pensions 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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Telephone Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what process is used by her Department to estimate the (a) average call duration and (b) amount of calls taken by case managers working on universal credit; and if she will publish the results of such estimates for each year for which information is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 188875 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>Data can be extracted from the Universal Credit Full Service system to establish the average number of calls per day and the average duration.</p><p> </p><p>We have no plans to collect or publish this data routinely given the costs involved in maintaining it to official statistics standards.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T18:05:10.513Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T18:05:10.513Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Work and Pensions 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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Telephone Services 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, what estimate her Department has made of the number of case managers working on universal credit who are seconded to the national telephony team for each shift; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 188876 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>We currently have 400 colleagues assigned to Universal Credit national tier telephony. We retain the flexibility to adjust the number of colleagues working on some of the core functions within Universal Credit to accommodate fluctuations in demand and the number of colleagues deployed to National Tier telephony will vary month on month as required.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T18:02:05.927Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T18:02:05.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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Department for Work and Pensions 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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Zero Hours Contracts: Young People 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, with reference to her Department's press release entitled Youth unemployment down 50% since 2010, published on gov.uk on 16 October 2018, what proportion of recorded employment was under a zero-hours contract. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 191422 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The Office for National Statistics (ONS) use the Labour Force Survey (LFS) to provide estimates for the number of people employed on zero hours’ contracts.</p><p> </p><p>The ONS figures for people in employment on zero hours’ contracts broken down by age, do not go back to 2010 and are only currently available up to April-June 2018. Therefore no directly comparable figures to the youth unemployment statistics cited are available.</p><p> </p><p>The majority of young people are not employed on zero hours’ contracts. In 2018 (Apr-Jun) there were 261,000 16-24 year olds on a zero hours’ contracts – representing only 6.9% of employed 16-24 year olds.</p><p> </p><p>This is down from 299,000 young people (7.8% of employed young people) in 2017 (Apr-Jun), but a slight increase from the first comparable data available, which shows in 2014 (Apr-Jun) there were 235,000 young people on a zero hours’ contract (or 6.3% of employed young people).</p><p> </p><p>Many people in full-time education are employed on zero hours’ contracts, in part because of the flexibility they provide. 18.5% of all people in 2018 (Apr-Jun) on zero hours’ contracts were in full-time education – compared to 2.3% of people not on a zero hours’ contract.</p><p> </p><p>The ONS data shows that the majority of people on zero hours’ contracts are happy with the hours provided by their zero hours’ contract.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T16:24:01.813Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:24:01.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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Department for Work and Pensions 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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Self-employed more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that the calculation of universal credit for self-employed people (a) accurately reflects (i) the amount that they allocate to expenses to maintain their business and (ii) their take-home earnings and (b) leaves those people in a better financial position as a result of being in work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 192922 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answer text <p>Claimants with earnings from self-employment are required to report them to DWP on a monthly basis. These earnings are reported on a simplified 'cash accounting' basis, which asks for the total income from receipts into the business and details of payments out of the business under defined categories during the assessment period. We assess net earnings after deducting business expenses. The requirements were designed to be as simple as possible in order for self-employed claimants to easily report their earnings and monthly reporting allows Universal Credit to be adjusted on a monthly basis.</p><p> </p><p>Where claimants are in the 12-month grace period or are gainfully self-employed and earning above the Minimum Income Floor (MIF), the single taper rate acts to ensure that they are better off working and earning more under Universal Credit, removing the cliff edges from the old legacy benefits system.</p><p>We announced at Autumn Budget 2018 that all new gainfully self-employed claimants can, from September 2020, access a 12-month exemption period from the MIF. This change will assist all gainfully self-employed claimants to grow their earnings, prepare and adjust for the application of the MIF. In 2022/23 it will allow 130,000 self-employed people the space to grow a successful business when moving on to Universal Credit.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-22T16:20:35.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2016-02-03more like thismore than 2016-02-03
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Department for Work and Pensions 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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Unemployment: West Midlands more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information his Department holds on the correlation between the reduction in the rate of unemployment in the West Midlands between 2010 and 2016 and any trend in the number of people employed on zero-hour contracts in that region. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 25638 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-08more like thismore than 2016-02-08
star this property answer text <p>Figures published by ONS show that rising employment in the West Midlands since 2010 – reflected in falling unemployment – has been dominated by more people in full-time and permanent jobs.</p><p>Information on trends in zero-hours contracts over this period is not available on a consistent basis. This reflects the view of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) that responses to questions about zero-hours contracts in the Labour Force Survey are likely to have been affected by greater awareness of the term itself.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2016-02-08T16:23:01.287Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-08T16:23:01.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2016-05-26more like thismore than 2016-05-26
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Department for Work and Pensions 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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: UK Membership of EU more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 25 May 2016 to Question 37198, how many of the leaflets entitled Why the Government believes that voting to remain in the European Union is the best decision for the UK have been returned to his Department; and what the postage cost to the Government has been of such returns. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Corby more like this
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Tom Pursglove more like this
star this property uin 38782 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-06more like thismore than 2016-06-06
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon Member to the Prime Minister's response of 25th May 2016. This information is not collated centrally by the Department.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2016-06-06T13:36:34.22Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-06T13:36:34.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Pursglove more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2016-11-01more like thismore than 2016-11-01
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Department for Work and Pensions 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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total monthly receipts to the public purse were from (a) the fee charged for applications to the Child Maintenance Service (CMS), (b) the collection fee for paying parents using the CMS collect and pay service, (c) the collection fee for receiving payments using the CMS collect and pay service and (d) enforcement fees levied on paying parents in each month since June 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 51323 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-04more like thismore than 2016-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The introduction of fees and on-going collection charges are designed to act as an incentive for parents to pause and consider the different options available to them for a child maintenance arrangement, rather than applying to the statutory Child Maintenance Service ‘by default’. Charges make a small contribution to a service that is heavily subsidised by the taxpayer.</p><p> </p><p>Receipts in relation to the Child Maintenance Service 2012 scheme, from June 2014 to March 2016, are provided in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="3"><p><strong>Month</strong></p></td><td rowspan="3"><p><strong>a) Application Fees Received <br> £000's</strong></p></td><td rowspan="3"><p><strong>b) Fees Received from Paying Parents <br> £000's</strong></p></td><td rowspan="3"><p><strong>c) Fees Received from Receiving Parents <br> £000's</strong></p></td><td rowspan="3"><p><strong>d) Enforcement Fees <br> £000's</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Jun-14</strong></p></td><td><p>1.0</p></td><td><p>0.0</p></td><td><p>0.0</p></td><td><p>0.0</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Jul-14</strong></p></td><td><p>78.4</p></td><td><p>0.0</p></td><td><p>0.0</p></td><td><p>0.1</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Aug-14</strong></p></td><td><p>84.4</p></td><td><p>12.6</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td><td><p>0.2</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Sep-14</strong></p></td><td><p>95.7</p></td><td><p>138.8</p></td><td><p>27.5</p></td><td><p>0.4</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Oct-14</strong></p></td><td><p>111.0</p></td><td><p>218.7</p></td><td><p>43.3</p></td><td><p>0.5</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Nov-14</strong></p></td><td><p>89.7</p></td><td><p>218.4</p></td><td><p>43.2</p></td><td><p>1.4</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Dec-14</strong></p></td><td><p>47.5</p></td><td><p>244.2</p></td><td><p>48.1</p></td><td><p>1.7</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Jan-15</strong></p></td><td><p>109.4</p></td><td><p>254.8</p></td><td><p>50.4</p></td><td><p>2.7</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Feb-15</strong></p></td><td><p>100.9</p></td><td><p>260.7</p></td><td><p>51.2</p></td><td><p>3.1</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Mar-15</strong></p></td><td><p>109.6</p></td><td><p>300.9</p></td><td><p>59.3</p></td><td><p>3.6</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Apr-15</strong></p></td><td><p>104.5</p></td><td><p>311.8</p></td><td><p>61.6</p></td><td><p>6.7</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>May-15</strong></p></td><td><p>113.6</p></td><td><p>329.6</p></td><td><p>64.8</p></td><td><p>4.5</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Jun-15</strong></p></td><td><p>125.9</p></td><td><p>378.7</p></td><td><p>74.0</p></td><td><p>5.9</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Jul-15</strong></p></td><td><p>136.4</p></td><td><p>393.7</p></td><td><p>76.8</p></td><td><p>8.0</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Aug-15</strong></p></td><td><p>145.3</p></td><td><p>391.3</p></td><td><p>76.7</p></td><td><p>8.9</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Sep-15</strong></p></td><td><p>156.8</p></td><td><p>460.5</p></td><td><p>89.9</p></td><td><p>10.8</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Oct-15</strong></p></td><td><p>160.6</p></td><td><p>479.2</p></td><td><p>93.6</p></td><td><p>10.6</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Nov-15</strong></p></td><td><p>128.2</p></td><td><p>467.3</p></td><td><p>90.6</p></td><td><p>13.1</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Dec-15</strong></p></td><td><p>108.1</p></td><td><p>582.1</p></td><td><p>112.6</p></td><td><p>14.1</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Jan-16</strong></p></td><td><p>193.1</p></td><td><p>552.3</p></td><td><p>107.3</p></td><td><p>14.0</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Feb-16</strong></p></td><td><p>162.3</p></td><td><p>575.5</p></td><td><p>111.6</p></td><td><p>16.2</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Mar-16</strong></p></td><td><p>157.8</p></td><td><p>651.2</p></td><td><p>126.9</p></td><td><p>17.3</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2,520.2</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>7,222.3</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,411.8</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>143.9</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2016-11-04T14:11:48.747Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-04T14:11:48.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2016-11-01more like thismore than 2016-11-01
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Department for Work and Pensions 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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the projected monthly income is from charges in the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) once all cases have transferred from the legacy schemes to the CMS. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 51324 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-04more like thismore than 2016-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The introduction of fees and ongoing collection charges are designed to act as an incentive for parents to pause and consider the different options available to them for a child maintenance arangement, rather than applying to the statutory Child Maintenance Service 'by default'. Charges make a small contribution to a service that is heavily subsidised by the taxpayer.</p><p>It is not possible to forecast with confidence the projected monthly income from fees and charges in the Child Maintenance Service as this is sensitive to several factors, which includes the volumes of applications, the size of the caseload and client behaviour. It will also be sensitive to outcomes from the Child Support Agency case closure process, as cases are not automatically transferred.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2016-11-04T14:24:13.287Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-04T14:24:13.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this