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star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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 an assessment of whether universal credit claimants paid weekly, fortnightly or on a four-weekly basis for part-time work may receive a lower annual benefit than those who are paid on a last day of the month-basis for the same number of hours worked. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock remove filter
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Bill Grant more like this
star this property uin 228068 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit awards are assessed and paid on a monthly basis. There is, therefore, no annual entitlement, as many claimants’ circumstances change from month to month.</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 2019-03-12T16:34:36.193Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T16:34:36.193Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bill Grant more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
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, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of amending the universal credit payment system so that claimants paid on a four-weekly basis for part-time or casual work do not have their benefit payment substantially reduced as a result of receiving two work payments four weeks apart in one calendar month. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock remove filter
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Bill Grant more like this
star this property uin 210704 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 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit payments reflect, as closely as possible, the actual circumstances of a household during each monthly assessment period. Assessment periods allow for Universal Credit awards to be adjusted on a monthly basis, ensuring that if a claimant’s income falls, they do not have to wait several months for a rise in their Universal Credit award.</p><p> </p><p>Some claimants receive earnings from work multiple times within an assessment period if they are paid via four-weekly, fortnightly, or weekly patterns. This in turn may reduce, or in some cases, nil the Universal Credit award the claimant receives that month. We have produced guidance to help ensure claimants, staff and representatives are aware and it is available at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-different-earning-patterns-and-your-payments/universal-credit-different-earning-patterns-and-your-payments-payment-cycles" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-different-earning-patterns-and-your-payments/universal-credit-different-earning-patterns-and-your-payments-payment-cycles</a></p><p> </p><p>Claimants can always discuss the implications of this with their case managers and work coaches and can be referred to Personal Budgeting Support to help them manage their budgeting.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is working with employers to ensure that they use the most appropriate payment practices and comply with RTI guidelines in order to minimise the incidence of erroneous or late reporting by employers, and HMRC have recently updated guidance to reiterate to employers the importance of reporting accurate dates and the impact on payment cycles.</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 2019-01-29T17:10:43.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T17:10:43.117Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bill Grant more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
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 What recent changes the Government has made to universal credit to protect the incomes of the most vulnerable claimants. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock remove filter
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Bill Grant more like this
star this property uin 907057 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
star this property answer text <p>We have already spent £1.5 billion on improvements during the first assessment period. We have already committed more money to protect the most vulnerable, including the 500,000 people currently receiving the Severe Disability Premium. A million disabled people will be better off.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2018-10-15T16:11:09.68Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-15T16:11:09.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bill Grant more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-06more like thismore than 2018-09-06
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Females 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, whether her Department has carried out an impact assessment on the effect of the change to the state pension age for women born in the 1950s on their families and dependents. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock remove filter
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Bill Grant more like this
star this property uin 171396 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 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
star this property answer text <p>Successive Governments have taken care to give proper consideration to the impact of the proposals made in the Pensions Acts of 1995, 2007 and 2011, which each made changes to the State Pension age that affected women born in the 1950s. The exact form of the assessments has changed over time as the requirements on Government to carry out standardised impact assessments have changed.</p><p>The Pensions Act 1995 legislated to equalise men and women’s SPa at 65, over a 10 year period between 2010 and 2020. Standardised impact assessments had not been introduced at the time, but an overview of the options and evidence considered when developing the policy is provided in the 1993 white paper ‘Equality in State Pension age’. (See attached)</p><p>The Pensions Act 2007 legislated to introduce a timetable for the increase of SPa to 66, 67 and 68, so that these rises took place by 2026, 2036 and 2046.</p><p>The impact assessment for the Pensions Act 2007 can be found here: <a href="http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20121204130650/http:/www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/pensions-bill-ria.pdf" target="_blank">http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20121204130650/http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/pensions-bill-ria.pdf</a></p><p>The Pensions Act 2011 brought forward the equalisation of the male and female State Pension age at 65 by 18 months, so that it takes place by November 2018 rather than April 2020. It also brought forward the increase from 65 to 66 by five and a half years, so that it takes place by October 2020 rather than March 2026.</p><p>The impact assessment for the Pensions Act 2011 can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/181462/pensions-bill-2011-ia-annexa.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/181462/pensions-bill-2011-ia-annexa.pdf</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2018-09-13T09:53:11.91Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T09:53:11.91Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bill Grant more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock 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, how many universal credit claimants there are in the Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock constituency. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock remove filter
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Bill Grant more like this
star this property uin 170392 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-12more like thismore than 2018-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The latest available information on the number of people on Universal Credit by parliamentary constituency and local authority is published and can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a>.</p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html</a></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 2018-09-12T16:38:29.017Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-12T16:38:29.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bill Grant more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-04-13more like thismore than 2017-04-13
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property hansard heading Employment: Autism more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will launch a national programme to promote the employment potential of autistic people to employers. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock remove filter
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Corri Wilson more like this
star this property uin 70516 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-24more like thismore than 2017-04-24
star this property answer text <p>The Department is actively promoting the employment potential of all disabled people across Britain, including those with autism, to employers via the Disability Confident Scheme. To further support employers, the Hidden Impairments National Group, established by DWP, provides an “Uncovering Hidden Impairment toolkit” which is free of charge to employers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2017-04-24T12:05:10.193Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-24T12:05:10.193Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Corri Wilson more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-04-13more like thismore than 2017-04-13
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property hansard heading Employment: Autism 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, if he will record the number of autistic people in employment as part of the Labour Force Survey; and what steps his Department has taken to ensure that autistic people are benefitting from increased employment rates. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock remove filter
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Corri Wilson more like this
star this property uin 70517 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-24more like thismore than 2017-04-24
star this property answer text <p>Over a number of years employment data on people with specific long term health conditions has been collected by the Office for National Statistics using the Labour Force Survey. This important survey has allowed the Department to produce useful time series statistics on the employment rates of individuals with long term health conditions, where this information is collected. The Labour Force Survey includes a large range of health conditions that survey respondents can report they experience; however this does not currently include autism as one of the named health conditions and there are no plans to begin collecting this data.</p><p> </p><p>DWP is working with Autism Alliance UK on a national training programme for Jobcentre Plus staff (so that they can better support claimants with autism into work). In addition, the Department has helped to develop a Disability Passport - About Me - to support disabled people, including those with autism, who are seeking jobs and those helping them. Disabled people can share it with their work coach or adviser, to help improve communication and put any reasonable adjustments in place at the earliest opportunity.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, Improving Lives – the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper sets out the Government’s proposals for improving work and health outcomes for disabled people and people with long-term health conditions. We are now considering consultation responses and the next steps for longer term reform.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2017-04-24T12:10:02.683Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-24T12:10:02.683Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Corri Wilson more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-20more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress his Department has made on behalf of DEC, Compaq and Hewlett Packard pensioners with pre-1997 pension contributions in resolving their case. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock remove filter
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Corri Wilson more like this
star this property uin 68483 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 2017-03-23more like thismore than 2017-03-23
star this property answer text <p>I have met senior representatives from the company to present the pensioners’ arguments and make clear my interest in the matter.</p><p> </p><p>However, the company is meeting its legal obligations.</p><p> </p><p>Any increases to pensions in payment are likely to mean significant additional expenditure for any scheme and its sponsoring employer. Therefore, the Government has no plans to require all schemes to pay increases on pre-1997 pensions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2017-03-23T15:45:31.427Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-23T15:45:31.427Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Corri Wilson more like this