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star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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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 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the additional cost to small businesses of abolishing the percentage threshold scheme for recovering statutory sick pay. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 192168 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Department for Work and Pensions has published an impact assessment outlining the abolition of the Percentage Threshold Scheme (PTS) and introduction of the new provision of health assessments and occupational health advice available at the following link: </p><p>&lt;<a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2014/9780111108468/impacts" target="_blank">http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2014/9780111108468/impacts</a>&gt;</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
43188
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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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 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 his policy is on alternative models of compensating small businesses for sickness absence after the abolition of the percentage threshold scheme for recovering statutory sick pay. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 192167 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Government believes that reinvesting savings from the abolition of the Percentage Threshold Scheme to establish the Health and Work Service is the most effective means of targeting public funds to tackle sickness absence. The Health and Work Service will reduce the length of sickness absence and offers a more proactive approach to sickness absence management. Small businesses are least likely to have access to occupational health services, and will benefit from having access to occupational health assessments and advice through the Health and Work Service.</p><p> </p><p>We have considered an alternative approach along the lines of restricting access to a reimbursement scheme to employers with fewer than five employees. However, this was discounted because it resulted in additional burdens on employers and additional Statutory Sick Pay reimbursement costs for the state<em>.</em></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
43190
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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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 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 assessment he has made of the effect on the ability of small businesses to manage sickness absence of abolishing the Percentage Threshold Scheme for recovering statutory sick pay. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 192158 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p> </p><p><em> </em></p><p> </p><p>The SSP Percentage Threshold Scheme compensates employers with high levels of sickness absence but an independent review of sickness absence[1] found it does nothing to tackle the causes of absence. As a result, the Government accepted a recommendation in the Review to abolish the Percentage Threshold Scheme. The Government also accepted a recommendation to establish a Service (now known as the Health and Work Service) to offer specialist occupational health assessment and advice to employers, employees and GPs. The Service is designed to reduce the costs of sickness absence for employers by addressing the obstacles preventing a return to work, and supporting employees back to work as quickly as appropriate. It will be funded from the savings made from the abolition of the PTS and will provide a more proactive way to manage sickness absence. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Small businesses are least likely to have access to occupational health services, and will benefit from having access to occupational health assessments and advice through the HWS.</p><p> </p><p><em> </em></p><p> </p><br /><p>[1] Black, C. and Frost, D (2011) <em>Health at work - and independent review of sickness absence.</em></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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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 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 assessment he has made of the effect on the ability of older and disabled workers to find work as a result of the abolition of the Percentage Threshold Scheme for recovering statutory sick pay. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 192157 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Statutory Sick Pay Percentage Threshold Scheme is not linked to finding work, rather it compensates employers with high levels of sickness absence. An independent review of sickness absence[1] found that this scheme does nothing to tackle the causes of absence. As a result, the Government accepted a recommendation in the review to abolish the Percentage Threshold Scheme. The Government also accepted a recommendation to establish a Service (now known as the Health and Work Service) to offer specialist occupational health assessment and advice to employers, employees and GPs. The Service is designed to reduce the costs of sickness absence for employers by addressing the issues preventing a return to work, and supporting employees back to work as quickly as appropriate. </p><p> </p><p>We consider that the creation of the Health and Work Service, funded by the abolition of the Percentage Threshold Scheme, will enable sickness absence to be better managed and improve the employment prospects of all employees, including older and disabled workers.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>[1] Black, C. and Frost, D (2011) Health at work - and independent review of sickness absen</p><br /> <p />
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
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star 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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices: Learning Disability 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, how many people appointed to the taskforce to look at improving accessibility of apprenticeships for people with learning disabilities have learning difficulties. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 38747 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-06-06more like thismore than 2016-06-06
star this property answer text <p>The individuals invited to sit on the taskforce represent a range of organisations and specialisms, from employers and training providers to charities and educational experts. Organisations representing disabled people and those with learning disabilities have been invited to take part.</p><p> </p><p>It would not be appropriate for DWP to disclose personal information about taskforce members.</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 2016-06-06T12:48:49.41Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-06T12:48:49.41Z
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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 Toby Perkins more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-24more like thismore than 2017-10-24
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Atos Healthcare: Complaints 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, how many complaints have been made regarding Atos assessments for personal independence payments in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 109415 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-10-30more like thismore than 2017-10-30
star this property answer text <p>From April 2013 to date, the Independent Assessment Services (formally Atos Healthcare) completed 2.3 million PIP assessments. The total number of complaints equates to less than 1% of the total number of assessments completed, as set out in the table below.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Number of Complaints Received</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>558</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>3554</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>3442</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>5834</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017 (to 30 Sept)</p></td><td><p>4040</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>17428</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </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 2017-10-30T15:47:55.76Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-30T15:47:55.76Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-14more like thismore than 2017-07-14
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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
star 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 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 he has had with the Child Maintenance Service on the methods that it uses to ensure that payments are made. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 5051 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The Child Maintenance Service introduced collection and enforcement fees to encourage parents to make a collaborative arrangement and incentivise compliance.</p><p> </p><p>If a paying parent fails to pay on time or in full, we aim to take immediate action to re-establish compliance. If necessary we can deduct on-going maintenance and arrears directly from earnings or from solely held bank accounts.</p><p> </p><p>We also have a range of other strong civil enforcement powers including seizing property, removal of driving licences and commitment to prison.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2017-07-19T09:30:05.163Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-19T09:30:05.163Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-14more like thismore than 2017-07-14
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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
star 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 assessment he has made of the effect of the Child Maintenance Service requiring victims of domestic violence to give their bank details to former partners on the victims' safety and peace of mind; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 5050 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The Child Maintenance Service understands how important it is to ensure that the system works for everyone, including victims of domestic violence and abuse. But we do not believe that a history of domestic violence and abuse has to be a barrier to using the Child Maintenance direct pay service.</p><p> </p><p>When parents have a direct pay arrangement, caseworkers can act as an intermediary and pass information between parents, including bank details, so that the parents do not need to have any contact with each other.</p><p> </p><p>They will also provide information about how to set up a bank account with a centralised sort code, which means that it gives no indication of the possible location of the account holder. Parents can also choose to have the money paid into someone else’s account.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2017-07-19T09:34:17.25Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-19T09:34:17.25Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-01more like thismore than 2016-02-01
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment Schemes: Veterans 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 companies have signed up to the Veterans Guaranteed Interview scheme in each year since its inception. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 25198 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-02-09more like thismore than 2016-02-09
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong>The Veterans Interview Programme was launched in November 2012 as a non-political, cross party initiative. It was purposefully set up with light governance arrangements to ensure the focus is on support for veterans and not on completing paperwork. Although DWP provides support for the scheme on this basis, employers are not required to let the Department know once they have decided to take part in the programme. As a result we do not have the information available to answer this question.</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 2016-02-09T14:47:08.217Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-09T14:47:08.217Z
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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 Toby Perkins more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-28more like thismore than 2015-10-28
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance: Cancer 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 take steps to provide support to people diagnosed with cancer in the work-related activity group of employment and support allowance who will be affected by the proposed reductions in benefits for people in that group. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 13853 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-11-03more like thismore than 2015-11-03
star this property answer text <p>No current claimants, including those diagnosed with cancer, will be affected by the change to the work-related activity component and we have already committed to providing up £100m in new, practical support for claimants with limited capability for work to help them move closer to the labour market and, when they are ready, into 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 2015-11-03T17:39:10.593Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-03T17:39:10.593Z
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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 Toby Perkins more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance: Supported Housing 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 proportion of employment and support allowance claimants were also residents of supported housing in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 114725 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not collect administrative data on the proportion of employment and support allowance claimants who were also residents in supported housing in the last 12 months.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Government recently announced plans for a new flexible funding approach for supported housing. As part of this it has launched two consultations seeking views on the details of the models.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/funding-for-supported-housing" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/funding-for-supported-housing</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2017-11-27T16:34:40.353Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-27T16:34:40.353Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance: Supported Housing 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, how many and what proportion of residents of supported housing claim Employment and Support Allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 114726 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not collect administrative data on the number and proportion of supported housing residents that also claim Employment and Support Allowance.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Government recently announced plans for a new flexible funding approach for supported housing. As part of this it has launched two consultations seeking views on the details of the models.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/funding-for-supported-housing" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/funding-for-supported-housing</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2017-11-27T16:36:49.733Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-27T16:36:49.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-10more like thismore than 2018-07-10
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Funeral Payments 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 average Funeral Expenses Payment was in each year since 2003. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 162526 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-07-18more like thismore than 2018-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions does not produce estimates for the average cost of a funeral.</p><p> </p><p>The average Funeral Expenses Payment (FEP) made in each year is published in the Social Fund Annual Report. Table 1 below provides the average FEP made in each year since 2003/04. Figures are rounded to the nearest £1.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1: Average FEP award, 2003/04 – 2017/18</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Average FEP award</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2003/04</p></td><td><p>£1,019</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004/05</p></td><td><p>£1,051</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005/06</p></td><td><p>£1,081</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006/07</p></td><td><p>£1,117</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007/08</p></td><td><p>£1,162</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008/09</p></td><td><p>£1,194</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>£1,208</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>£1,217</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>£1,241</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>£1,225</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>£1,347</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>£1,375</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>£1,410</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>£1,427</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>£1,461</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: Social Fund Annual Reports 2003/04 – 2016/17, Social Fund Policy Budget and Management Information System</p><p> </p><p>Notes</p><p> </p><ol><li>The figure for 2017/18 is drawn from the Social Fund Policy Budget and Management Information System as the Social Fund Annual Report 2017/18 is not yet published.</li><li>The average award is the average payment net of returned payments (including appeals). This is calculated by taking the total value of payments in a given year (net of returned payments) and dividing by the total number of payments in a given year, as recorded in the Policy, Budget and Management Information System.</li><li>These averages include awards made after review, reconsideration or appeal following an initial refusal.</li></ol>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 162525 more like this
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less than 2018-07-18T12:32:53.97Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-18T12:32:53.97Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-11more like thismore than 2018-07-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Funeral Payments 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 plans his Department has to review the adequacy of the element of the Funeral Expenses Payment that is used to pay funeral directors, coffins and flowers to cover those costs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 163065 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The Social Fund Funeral Expenses Payments provides a significant contribution towards funeral costs, covering burials, cremations and £700 towards coffins, flowers and other costs. It continues to meet the necessary costs of a cremation or burial for claimants on certain income based benefits or tax credits. Average payments have increased year-on-year to meet these necessary costs, by some 28% over the past ten years.</p><p> </p><p>We have also made interest-free Social Fund Budgeting Loans available for funeral costs in addition to Funeral Expenses Payments. Whilst we are keeping the level of funeral expenses payments under review, we do need to ensure that we have a system that is both fair for taxpayers, while assisting the most vulnerable with funeral expenses.</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 2018-07-19T14:44:52.437Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-19T14:44:52.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-10more like thismore than 2018-07-10
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Funerals: Costs 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 average cost of a funeral in each year since 2003. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 162525 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-07-18more like thismore than 2018-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions does not produce estimates for the average cost of a funeral.</p><p> </p><p>The average Funeral Expenses Payment (FEP) made in each year is published in the Social Fund Annual Report. Table 1 below provides the average FEP made in each year since 2003/04. Figures are rounded to the nearest £1.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1: Average FEP award, 2003/04 – 2017/18</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Average FEP award</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2003/04</p></td><td><p>£1,019</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004/05</p></td><td><p>£1,051</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005/06</p></td><td><p>£1,081</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006/07</p></td><td><p>£1,117</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007/08</p></td><td><p>£1,162</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008/09</p></td><td><p>£1,194</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>£1,208</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>£1,217</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>£1,241</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>£1,225</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>£1,347</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>£1,375</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>£1,410</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>£1,427</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>£1,461</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: Social Fund Annual Reports 2003/04 – 2016/17, Social Fund Policy Budget and Management Information System</p><p> </p><p>Notes</p><p> </p><ol><li>The figure for 2017/18 is drawn from the Social Fund Policy Budget and Management Information System as the Social Fund Annual Report 2017/18 is not yet published.</li><li>The average award is the average payment net of returned payments (including appeals). This is calculated by taking the total value of payments in a given year (net of returned payments) and dividing by the total number of payments in a given year, as recorded in the Policy, Budget and Management Information System.</li><li>These averages include awards made after review, reconsideration or appeal following an initial refusal.</li></ol>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 162526 more like this
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less than 2018-07-18T12:32:53.893Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-18T12:32:53.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit: Young People 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, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2015 to Question 1696, what his timetable is for changing automatic entitlement to housing benefit for people aged 18 to 21. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 5083 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-10more like thismore than 2015-07-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p><strong> </strong></p><p>As set out in the 8<sup>th</sup> July’s budget, this policy will be introduced for certain new Universal Credit claims from April 2017. All claimants that are receiving Housing Benefit will not be affected by this policy.</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 2015-07-10T10:07:29.063Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-10T10:07:29.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-09more like thismore than 2016-03-09
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Incapacity Benefit: Appeals more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the amount his Department has spent on re-assessing incapacity benefit claimants who successfully appeal against a finding of non-qualification in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-03-17more like thismore than 2016-03-17
star this property answer text <p>We do not hold specific information on the cost of Incapacity Benefit reassessments (IBR) overturned at appeal, as assessment contracts cover all types of assessment, not just IBRs.</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 2016-03-17T13:44:19.597Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-17T13:44:19.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification 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 jobseeker's allowance claimants have received an (a) second, (b) third and (c) fourth sanction in each quarter since January 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 217897 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
star this property answer text <p>Sanctions only occur as a last resort, where supportive and co-operative work has failed to encourage the claimant to engage. The vast majority of claimants do not get sanctioned and of those who are sanctioned most receive just one sanction during their claim.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The information we have on the number of individuals receiving more than one sanction is published at:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-12-15T12:56:58.777Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T12:56:58.777Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-08more like thismore than 2016-04-08
star this property answering body
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 more like this
star this property hansard heading MAXIMUS Health and Human 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 contractual standards have been set for Maximus Health and Human Services Ltd for the number of completed work capability assessments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 33014 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-04-18more like thismore than 2016-04-18
star this property answer text <p>Centre for Health Disability Assessments, a MAXIMUS Company, has a target of 1,170,000 completed assessments in 2016/17.</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 2016-04-18T14:29:27.1Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-18T14:29:27.1Z
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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 Toby Perkins more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-08more like thismore than 2016-04-08
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading MAXIMUS Health and Human 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, how many work capability assessments have been (a) completed and (b) cancelled by Maximus Health and Human Services Ltd in (i) total and (ii) each local authority area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 33013 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-04-18more like thismore than 2016-04-18
star this property answer text <p>Work capability assessments are delivered by Centre for Health Disability Assessments (CHDA is a MAXIMUS company).</p><p> </p><p>Nationally, in the quarter from January 2016 to March 2016, the number of completed assessments was 417,143 and the number of cancellations was 10,143.</p><p> </p><p>Information is not available by local authority area.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 33015 more like this
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less than 2016-04-18T14:43:02.447Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-18T14:43:02.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-08more like thismore than 2016-04-08
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading MAXIMUS Health and Human 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, for what reasons appointments were cancelled by Maximus Health and Human Services Ltd in each local authority area in each month of that organisation's contract with his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 33015 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-04-18more like thismore than 2016-04-18
star this property answer text <p>Work capability assessments are delivered by Centre for Health Disability Assessments (CHDA is a MAXIMUS company).</p><p> </p><p>Nationally, in the quarter from January 2016 to March 2016, the number of completed assessments was 417,143 and the number of cancellations was 10,143.</p><p> </p><p>Information is not available by local authority area.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 33013 more like this
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less than 2016-04-18T14:43:02.513Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-18T14:43:02.513Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-08more like thismore than 2016-04-08
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading MAXIMUS Health and Human 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 steps his Department is taking to gather the views of and comments from claimants regarding their experiences with Maximus Health and Human Services Ltd. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 33016 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-04-18more like thismore than 2016-04-18
star this property answer text <p>The Department has a formal contractual requirement on CHDA to report on claimant engagement and perception of the service they receive.</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 2016-04-18T14:25:17.603Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-18T14:25:17.603Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-24more like thismore than 2015-06-24
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions 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 his Department will develop a single and clear set of guidelines for micro-businesses who will be required to automatically enrol their employees with a pension scheme for the first time to ensure that they can access the information they require cost-effectively. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 3931 more like this
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