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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits 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 he has made of the difference between changes in (a) carers' benefits, (b) disability benefits and (c) older people's benefits and the rate of inflation in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North West remove filter
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John Robertson 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 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Carers’ and disability benefits, and the additional State pension, must by statute be up-rated in line with prices. So the increase in those benefits over the last three years has reflected the increase in the Consumer Price Index.</p><p>The basic State pension has been increased with the triple lock (by the highest of average earnings, CPI or 2.5%), and the Standard Minimum Guarantee in Pension Credit has been up-rated in line with the cash increase in the basic State pension. In each of the last three years, this means that the Standard Minimum Guarantee has increased by more than the minimum requirement of the increase in average earnings. The resulting over-indexation of the Standard Minimum Guarantee has been funded through an increase in the savings credit threshold and the associated reduction in the Savings Credit maximum.</p><p>The table indicates the percentage increases in CPI; basic State Pension; average earnings; and the Standard Minimum Guarantee in each of the past three years.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CPI</p></td><td><p>5.2%</p></td><td><p>2.2%</p></td><td><p>2.7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Basic State pension</p></td><td><p>5.2%</p></td><td><p>2.5%</p></td><td><p>2.7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Average earnings</p></td><td><p>2.8%</p></td><td><p>1.6%</p></td><td><p>1.2%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Pension Credit Standard Minimum Guarantee</p></td><td><p>3.9%</p></td><td><p>1.9%</p></td><td><p>2.0%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-09-05T12:59:01.5129787Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-05T12:59:01.5129787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Robertson more like this