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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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 Poverty: Children more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, or intend to make, of the report of the Resolution Foundation, Living Standards Audit 2018, published on 24 July, and its conclusion that the proportion of children in poverty has risen by 21 per cent in the five years to 2016, rather than their estimate of 11 per cent. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Bird more like this
uin HL9830 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>Benefit under-reporting in household surveys is a well-known, long standing issue. To date it has not been possible to accurately resolve this. The Resolution Foundation’s report published on 24 July attempts to correct this issue. However, they do not have accurate information on which households are under-reporting. Consequently, they use a series of assumptions to select a number of households in the survey, allocating them additional income from benefits. This means the conclusions in the report will be sensitive to the households selected; different assumptions will give different results.</p><p> </p><p>DWP is currently working towards a more accurate solution to correct this issue, whereby survey records are combined with administrative data to improve the quality of the survey data. Making this correction is likely to reduce the number of individuals classed as being in low income.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-07-31T13:51:06.23Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-31T13:51:06.23Z
answering member
3349
label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
tabling member
4564
label Biography information for Lord Bird remove filter
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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Poverty more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to end the poverty premium. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Bird more like this
uin HL9683 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>Since 2010 there are 1,000,000 fewer people, including 300,000 fewer children, in absolute low income (before housing costs), both record lows.</p><p> </p><p>The government has a range of policies to support households with their energy bills such as the Warm Home Discount, Energy Company Obligation and Winter Fuel Payment schemes. The government is also committed to ensuring that individuals, regardless of their background or income, have access to useful and affordable financial products and services, and has established a Financial Inclusion Policy Forum, which provides leadership and ensures collaboration across government and with the sector in tackling financial exclusion.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-07-31T12:06:00.507Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-31T12:06:00.507Z
answering member
1091
label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
tabling member
4564
label Biography information for Lord Bird remove filter