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star this property date less than 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Learning Disability: Employment 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 steps he is taking to ensure people with adult learning difficulties (a) receive appropriate support when looking for a job and (b) are supported enough to retain that job once in work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath remove filter
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Ben Howlett more like this
star this property uin 1970 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-16more like thismore than 2015-06-16
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Through the Disability Employment Adviser (DEA) network across Jobcentre Plus, DWP provides a pan-disability, person centred approach, when supporting disabled people into employment. Advisers receive specific training on Autism and Learning Disabilities; enabling them to offer an appropriate and accessible service when supporting individuals with these conditions into work. The Work-Choice programme provides employment support for all pan-disability groups including individuals with learning disabilities, ensuring reasonable adjustment solutions are identified and put in place, at the earliest stage, ensuring participants are able to meet their full potential on the programme. To support the retention of people with learning disabilities, DWP provides help through the Access to Work scheme, which pays for the additional adjustments that disabled people may require to retain them in the workplace.</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 2015-06-16T12:07:41.137Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-16T12:07:41.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Howlett more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pensions: Widowed 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, what steps he is taking to ensure that reforms to the pensions system do not unfairly affect widows who have relied on their husband's earnings and have not themselves made a sufficient contribution. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath remove filter
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Ben Howlett more like this
star this property uin 1973 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-18more like thismore than 2015-06-18
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The new State Pension will be based on an individual’s own National Insurance contributions. This reflects the fact that, in contrast to earlier generations of women, most people of working age today are able to gain sufficient qualifying years to qualify for a state pension in their own right.</p><p> </p><p>We have put arrangements in place to ensure that certain women who elected to pay National Insurance contributions at the married women and widows’ reduced rate are not affected by withdrawing access to derived basic State Pension. Widows who qualify under these arrangements will be able to get a pension of about the same as the basic pension they could have got in the current scheme plus any additional State Pension they built up themselves by April 2016, if that is more than they would get under the new rules on their own contributions.</p><p> </p><p>We are also protecting the additional State Pension (also known as SERPS or S2P) a surviving spouse or civil partner would have been able to inherit under the current rules, if their deceased partner had either died or reached State Pension age before 6 April 2016. Where both members of the couple are in the new State Pension system, the surviving member may inherit half of any “protected payment” (the amount, if any, by which a person’s state pension valued under current rules exceeds the full rate of the new State Pension at 2016). These arrangements will apply where the marriage or civil partnership had begun before the new scheme starts.</p>
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 2015-06-18T15:57:07.097Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-18T15:57:07.097Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Howlett more like this
388370
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading National Insurance Contributions 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 arrangements exist to support those who have fallen behind with national insurance contributions in fully accessing contributory benefits. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath remove filter
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Ben Howlett more like this
star this property uin 5861 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-15more like thismore than 2015-07-15
star this property answer text <p>National Insurance credits are generally available to people who are unable to work and pay contributions for example if they are unemployed, incapable of work or caring for others.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>National Insurance credits are awarded automatically with qualifying social security benefits; otherwise applications are required to determine eligibility.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government is introducing a new credit for those who reach State Pension age on or after 6 April 2016. It will be available to the spouses and civil partners of members of HM Forces for past periods spent accompanying their Service partner on postings outside the UK.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Those not eligible for National Insurance credits may be able to fill gaps in their record to protect certain benefits by paying voluntary contributions. These are subject to time limits; and higher rate provisions when paid late.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>For those who would like further information on their National Insurance record they should go to the GOV.UK website <a href="https://www.gov.uk/voluntary-national-insurance-contributions" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/voluntary-national-insurance-contributions</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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 2015-07-15T11:56:27.597Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-15T11:56:27.597Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4445
unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Howlett more like this
388371
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment Schemes: Hearing Impairment 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 support his Department provides to people with hearing difficulties in finding work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath remove filter
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Ben Howlett more like this
star this property uin 5858 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-15more like thismore than 2015-07-15
star this property answer text <p /> <p>People with hearing difficulties can benefit from the same support to find work as other disabled people through provision such as the Work Programme and Work Choice.</p><p> </p><p>In addition we are launching a new programme, Specialist Employability Support (SES), in September. It focuses on helping those for whom other provision such as Work Choice or Work Programme is not suitable and one of the programme providers will support people with hearing difficulties in preparing for work.</p><p> </p><p>SES replaces the Residential Training contracts and is expected to double the number of people supported at the same cost.</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 2015-07-15T11:37:57.773Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-15T11:37:57.773Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4445
unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Howlett more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-14more like thismore than 2015-10-14
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment Schemes: Homelessness more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 steps he plans to take to improve employment support for homeless people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath remove filter
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Ben Howlett more like this
star this property uin 11878 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-22more like thismore than 2015-10-22
star this property answer text <p>We are exploring how we can best deliver future tailored employment support as part of the Spending Review. We will continue to do all we can to help all individuals, including homeless people, find, and stay in, work.</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 2015-10-22T13:23:43.64Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-22T13:23:43.64Z
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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 Ben Howlett more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-13more like thismore than 2015-11-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions: LGBT People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 he will take steps to extend occupational pensions to include widows from same sex married couples in the same way as widows from other married couples are currently included. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath remove filter
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Ben Howlett more like this
star this property uin 16179 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government is considering the findings of the statutory review into survivor benefits in occupational pension schemes that was required by section 16 of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013. The Review provided important information on the benefits, costs and other effects of eliminating or reducing differences in survivor benefit provision.</p><br /><p>The Government will respond to the Review in due course.</p><br /> <br /> 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 2015-11-23T11:59:57.463Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-23T11:59:57.463Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4445
unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Howlett more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-13more like thismore than 2015-11-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Welfare Reform and Work Bill 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, when his Department will provide a definition of the term vulnerable group for the purposes of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill; and with whom his Department will consult on that definition. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath remove filter
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Ben Howlett more like this
star this property uin 16181 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
star this property answer text <p>Our reforms aim to ensure that work always pays more than a life on benefits; that the system is fair to those who pay for it, as well as those who benefit from it; and that support is focused on the most vulnerable which is why we are protecting pensioner benefits and payments for the additional costs of care and disability.</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 2015-11-23T14:47:39.927Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-23T14:47:39.927Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Howlett more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-19more like thismore than 2015-11-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Health 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 recent assessment the Government has made of the benefit to businesses of a healthy workforce. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath remove filter
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Ben Howlett more like this
star this property uin 16968 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-26more like thismore than 2015-11-26
star this property answer text <p>There is a good evidence base for the benefits to business of a healthy workforce, for example, workers who are in good health can be up to three times as productive as those in poor health. Conversely there are high costs to business from ill health: ‘Health at Work – an independent review of sickness absence’ found that the costs to employers of sick pay were £9bn per year.</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 2015-11-26T10:35:14.147Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-26T10:35:14.147Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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4445
unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Howlett more like this
519372
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-05-18more like thismore than 2016-05-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Joint Work and Health Unit 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 consultations the Joint Work and Health Unit has undertaken with external groups on its work since its creation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath remove filter
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Ben Howlett more like this
star this property uin 37093 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-27more like thismore than 2016-05-27
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Work and Health Unit has been established to lead the drive for improving work and health outcomes for people with disabilities and long term health conditions, as well as improving prevention and support for people absent from work through ill health and those at risk of leaving the workforce.</p><p> </p><p>Since Q1 2014 the number of disabled people in employment has increased by around 365,000 people, with a total of 3.3million disabled people now in work as of Q1 2016.</p><p> </p><p>The Unit will build on this progress by improving integration across healthcare and employment services as well as supporting employers to recruit and retain more disabled people and people with long term health conditions. We have set up work-streams focused on delivery workforce, fitness for work, culture change and stakeholder engagement, employers and building the evidence base through developing a ‘test and learn’ approach.</p><p> </p><p>We have been seeking and listening to the views of people that use current health, care and employment services, engaging with charities and other stakeholders, to understand what works and what needs to change and will continue to engage at all levels over the coming months.</p><p> </p><p>The Work and Health Unit is leading the process for preparing a green paper which will be published later this year that will begin the consultation about how to improve support for people with disabilities and long term health conditions.</p>
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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37094 more like this
37095 more like this
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less than 2016-05-27T13:41:10.643Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-27T13:41:10.643Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Howlett more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-05-18more like thismore than 2016-05-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Joint Work and Health Unit 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 workstreams have been established by the Joint Work and Health Unit; and when each such workstream is expected to report. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath remove filter
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Ben Howlett more like this
star this property uin 37094 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-27more like thismore than 2016-05-27
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Work and Health Unit has been established to lead the drive for improving work and health outcomes for people with disabilities and long term health conditions, as well as improving prevention and support for people absent from work through ill health and those at risk of leaving the workforce.</p><p> </p><p>Since Q1 2014 the number of disabled people in employment has increased by around 365,000 people, with a total of 3.3million disabled people now in work as of Q1 2016.</p><p> </p><p>The Unit will build on this progress by improving integration across healthcare and employment services as well as supporting employers to recruit and retain more disabled people and people with long term health conditions. We have set up work-streams focused on delivery workforce, fitness for work, culture change and stakeholder engagement, employers and building the evidence base through developing a ‘test and learn’ approach.</p><p> </p><p>We have been seeking and listening to the views of people that use current health, care and employment services, engaging with charities and other stakeholders, to understand what works and what needs to change and will continue to engage at all levels over the coming months.</p><p> </p><p>The Work and Health Unit is leading the process for preparing a green paper which will be published later this year that will begin the consultation about how to improve support for people with disabilities and long term health conditions.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
37093 more like this
37095 more like this
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less than 2016-05-27T13:41:10.72Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-27T13:41:10.72Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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4445
unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Howlett more like this