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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits 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 he will reduce the benefit cap further. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton remove filter
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Mr Douglas Carswell 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 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
star this property answer text <p>The level of the benefit cap was recently reviewed as part of the annual up-rating process and the level is not being changed for 2015/16. The rates of benefits and pensions for 2015/16, including the cap, were announced at the time of the Autumn Statement and can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/proposed-benefit-and-pension-rates-2015-to-2016" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/proposed-benefit-and-pension-rates-2015-to-2016</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government will continue to regularly review the level of the benefit cap and a future Conservative government would, as announced by the Chancellor at the 2014 Conservative Party conference, lower the cap to £23,000.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2015-01-27T14:40:05.153Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-27T14:40:05.153Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Douglas Carswell more like this