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star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 Work Capability Assessment 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 4 April 2019 to Question 237797 on Work Capability Assessments, what performance is monitored at assessment-centre level; and what proportion of SC12 and SC13 targets were met for each year that Maximus held the contract. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Falkirk remove filter
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John McNally more like this
star this property uin 245839 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
star this property answer text <p>The department monitors Assessment Centre level performance on waiting times (SC12), claimants sent home unseen (SC13) and recent performance trends. Whilst we are able to produce much longer performance trends, the information required to do so is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The proportion of SC12 and SC13 targets that were met for each year that Maximus has held the contract are shown in the table below: -</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Contract Period</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of months target was met in each year</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>SC12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>SC13</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Year 1 (Mar 2015- Feb 2016)</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Year 2 (Mar 2016- Feb 2017)</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Year 3 (Mar 2017- Feb 2018)</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Year 4 (Mar 2018- Feb 2019)</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>**Data extracted from the monthly Performance Monitoring reports</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The attached annex (annex A) contains a breakdown of each contract year, showing for each month whether target SC12 and SC13 were met.</p><p>We are continuing to work closely with the supplier to improve waiting times for more claimants.</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 2019-04-30T10:33:23.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T10:33:23.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property file name Annex A.docx more like this
star this property title annex A more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John McNally more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 Work Capability Assessment 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, pursuant to the Answer of 4 April 2019 to Question 237797 on Work Capability Assessments, what proportion of SC12 and SC13 targets were met by Maximus since the start of the contract, at (a) Stirling assessment centre, (b) the top three and (c) bottom three achieving centres. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Falkirk remove filter
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John McNally more like this
star this property uin 242166 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-16more like thismore than 2019-04-16
star this property answer text <p>SC12 and SC13 are national targets. We do not have contractual targets for individual assessment centres. Disproportionate costs would apply to answer this question, assuming the national target levels were applied by assessment centre, as the information is not readily available.</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 2019-04-16T11:13:23.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-16T11:13:23.047Z
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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 John McNally more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 Work Capability Assessment 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 she has made of whether Maximus is meeting the SC12 and SC13 targets in schedule 2.2 of the Health and Disability Assessment Services contract; and whether the Government collates data from individual assessment centres on those targets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Falkirk remove filter
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John McNally more like this
star this property uin 237797 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
star this property answer text <p>The supplier aims to deliver quality assessments as efficiently as possible. Our priority is to ensure that claimants who attend an assessment centre are seen and the supplier is achieving the SC1<ins class="ministerial">3</ins><del class="ministerial">2</del> target which measures the percentage of claimants sent home unseen. Currently, more people are waiting longer in assessment centres than we would like; the supplier is currently just below the SC1<ins class="ministerial">2</ins><del class="ministerial">3</del> target level which measures waiting times in assessment centres. SC12 and SC13 are national contractual service levels, but the Department does monitor performance at assessment centre-level. We are working closely with the supplier to improve waiting times for more claimants while ensuring the length of the assessment meets the individual claimant’s needs and claimants who attend for an assessment are seen.</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 2019-04-04T13:46:25.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-04T13:46:25.987Z
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less than 2019-04-29T16:36:42.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T16:36:42.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John McNally more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 State Retirement 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, pursuant to the Answer of 4 July 2018 to Question 160779, how many (a) men and (b) women in private sector pensions schemes were contracted-out between 1978-79 and 1987-88; and how many of those (i) men and (ii) women (A) have reached state retirement age since the introduction of the single tier pension and (B) are still to reach state retirement age. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Falkirk remove filter
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John McNally more like this
star this property uin 226688 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
star this property answer text <p>Under the old State Pension, there was a basic State Pension, based on the number of years of employment, and an earnings-related element (additional State Pension). From 1978 until April 2016 it was possible for employees and employers to contract-out of the additional State Pension (SERPS and, from 6 April 2002, State Second Pension) on condition that the employer provided a pension of, at least, a statutory minimum.</p><p> </p><p>Prior to 1988 contracting-out was restricted to Defined Benefit schemes and there was no individual choice. Until April 2012 it was possible to contract-out by joining a Defined Contribution workplace pension scheme or a personal pension scheme which met certain conditions instead. Contracting-out for salary-related Defined Benefit schemes remained open until 5 April 2016. Contracted-out through a salary-related workplace pension scheme meant that the employee and employer paid lower National Insurance contributions and, in doing so, the employee would receive a lower (or no) additional State Pension. However, they would be receiving a workplace pension instead.</p><p> </p><p>An individual’s basic State Pension is not affected. Separate rules apply if an individual is a member of a salary-related pension scheme before 6 April 1997. These rights, known as the Guaranteed Minimum Pension, cannot be taken before age 65 (men) or 60 (women). Contracting-out finally ended on 6 April 2016, and this means that all employees now pay the same rate of NI.</p><p> </p><p>The specific information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</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 2019-03-07T11:11:00.413Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-07T11:11:00.413Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John McNally more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-04more like thismore than 2018-07-04
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 State Retirement 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, with reference to the report, The impact of state pension reforms on people with guaranteed minimum pensions, published by the National Audit Office in March 2016, what steps her Department has taken to identify people with guaranteed minimum pensions affected by the introduction of the new State Pension; and what guidance her Department has issued to affected people to help them make informed decisions on their future pension arrangements. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Falkirk remove filter
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John McNally more like this
star this property uin 160779 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-07-10more like thismore than 2018-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The impact of recent pension reforms on people who were contracted out of the additional pension system (and therefore have an entitlement to a guaranteed minimum pension as part of their private pension provision) is dependent on personal circumstances, and there are a multitude of scenarios which can result in a range of different outcomes, both positive and negative. It is not, therefore, practical for government to give general advice to this group; and nor is it an effective use of resources to issue personalised advice to everyone in this situation. The best way for someone who is has been contracted out to find out their state pension provision, and therefore plan their overall later life finances, is to use the ‘Check your state pension’ service.</p><p>The forecasts contained in the Check your State Pension service, as far as is practical, take all impacts into account for an individual when determining their state pension entitlement. Since February 2016, over nine million Check your State Pension forecasts have been viewed.</p><p>In the paper ‘New State Pension: impact on an individual’s pension entitlement – longer term effects’ published by the Department on 14 January 2016, we said:</p><p><em>The final group potentially affected by changes in uprating mechanisms are those who have been contracted-out of the additional pension system at some point in their working life. This is particularly the case where people were contracted-out between 1978/79 and 1987/88. Under the current system these people are awarded an amount of SERPS which is uprated by CPI once in payment. A contracted-out deduction is also made to account for the fact they paid a lower rate of National Insurance, which reduces the amount of SERPS they receive. The individual receives a broadly equivalent amount to the contracted-out deduction of Guaranteed Minimum Pension (GMP) which is paid by the scheme. There is no requirement on schemes under general occupational pensions and social security legislation to uprate GMPs accrued between 1978/79 and 1987/88. Therefore under the current State Pension system contracted-out deductions relating to this period are not uprated. Since SERPs is uprated by CPI, the amount of SERPS received after a contracting-out deduction is made can grow over time. This complex arrangement will end under the new State Pension system and could lead to some people getting a lower notional outcome.</em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><em>However, there are two key factors that offset these potential notional losses. Firstly, this group will be highly likely to benefit from more of their pension being uprated by the triple lock as explained above. Secondly, people with periods of contracting-out on their National Insurance record are likely to be able to build additional qualifying years from 2016/17 which will add 1/35th of the full nSP amount to the amount they receive, up to the full rate.</em></p><p>We have reformed the system to replace it with a simpler one for the future which allows people a clear idea early in their careers of what the state will provide, so they can make their own additional savings plans. www.gov.uk/check-state-pension</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 2018-07-10T15:11:37.07Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-10T15:11:37.07Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John McNally more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-07more like thismore than 2017-09-07
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 Department for Work and Pensions: Cycling 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 progress his Department has made on the implementation of the Government's Cycle to Work scheme for his Department's employees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Falkirk remove filter
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John McNally more like this
star this property uin 9389 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions already makes provision for our employees through an advance of salary to purchase a bicycle and safety equipment and retailer discounts, which are available via our employee discount scheme.</p><p>We are currently working with a supplier with the intention of implementing a DWP Cycle to Work scheme by the end of this financial year.</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 2017-09-12T15:35:31.537Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-12T15:35:31.537Z
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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 John McNally more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-01more like thismore than 2015-06-01
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 Welfare to Work: Scotland 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 organisation his Department has awarded contracts or sub contracts to for the provision of welfare to work programmes in Scotland in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Falkirk remove filter
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John McNally more like this
star this property uin 548 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-06-04more like thismore than 2015-06-04
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Details of all contracts with a value of £10,000 or over are published on Contractfinder as part of the Government’s transparency agenda.</p><p> </p><p>The information requested can be found at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk</a></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 2015-06-04T14:53:48.293Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-04T14:53:48.293Z
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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 John McNally more like this