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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
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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 Cooperatives and Social Enterprises more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what resources are available through Jobcentre Plus for people planning to set up social enterprises and co-operatives. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 195033 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 2018-11-30more like thismore than 2018-11-30
star this property answer text <p>The New Enterprise Allowance supports people to start their own business or develop their business if they are already self-employed. Businesses may include social enterprises or cooperatives.</p><p> </p><p>Since its launch in April 2011 up to the end of June 2018, there have been over 120,520 businesses set up through the New Enterprise Allowance scheme.</p><p> </p><p>Work Coaches are also aware of local provision to which they can signpost people as appropriate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-30T15:12:48.607Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-30T15:12:48.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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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 Universal Credit 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 has been made of the effect of single family payments of universal credit on people who are in violent or coercive relationships. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 199782 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 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
star this property answer text <p>We believe that most couples can and want to manage their finances jointly without state intervention. However, we recognise that there are circumstances in which split payments are appropriate, such as in the case of domestic abuse. Where this is the case, split payments are available on request. Both members of a couple do not need to be present to set up a split payment and consent is not required from the other partner to authorise a split payment. Claimants can request a split payment during a face to face meeting, a phone call, or online via their journal and do not have to provide evidence of abuse in order to be granted a split payment.</p><p> </p><p>Not all individuals who are suffering domestic abuse will want a split payment and we work with claimants on an individual basis to provide support that fits with their individual circumstances. Work coaches receive training on domestic abuse and we will provide all the support we can when an individual discloses they are suffering from domestic abuse, including signposting them to third party professionals who can provide additional expert advice and support.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to work closely with the Scottish Government to support the development and implementation of their split payment policy, and will observe the implementation of split payments in Scotland to further understand the impacts of such a policy.</p>
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 199783 more like this
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less than 2018-12-12T15:50:44.497Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T15:50:44.497Z
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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 Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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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 Universal Credit 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 the ease with which victims of domestic abuse can (a) request and (b) receive split universal credit payments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 199783 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 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
star this property answer text <p>We believe that most couples can and want to manage their finances jointly without state intervention. However, we recognise that there are circumstances in which split payments are appropriate, such as in the case of domestic abuse. Where this is the case, split payments are available on request. Both members of a couple do not need to be present to set up a split payment and consent is not required from the other partner to authorise a split payment. Claimants can request a split payment during a face to face meeting, a phone call, or online via their journal and do not have to provide evidence of abuse in order to be granted a split payment.</p><p> </p><p>Not all individuals who are suffering domestic abuse will want a split payment and we work with claimants on an individual basis to provide support that fits with their individual circumstances. Work coaches receive training on domestic abuse and we will provide all the support we can when an individual discloses they are suffering from domestic abuse, including signposting them to third party professionals who can provide additional expert advice and support.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to work closely with the Scottish Government to support the development and implementation of their split payment policy, and will observe the implementation of split payments in Scotland to further understand the impacts of such a policy.</p>
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 199782 more like this
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less than 2018-12-12T15:50:44.543Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T15:50:44.543Z
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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 Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-02-28more like thismore than 2019-02-28
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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 Private Rented Housing: Natural Gas 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 her Department is taking to tackle the number of private landlords who do not conduct annual gas safety inspections; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 227044 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 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
star this property answer text <p>Landlords are required by the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 to maintain their gas installations in a safe condition and to arrange annual safety checks, by Gas Safe registered engineers, of any appliances and flues that they provide for their tenants’ use.</p><p> </p><p>The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) takes action against landlords who fail to meet this duty in line with the domestic gas events and enforcement advice (<a href="http://www.hse.gov.uk/foi/internalops/ocs/400-499/440_30.htm" target="_blank">http://www.hse.gov.uk/foi/internalops/ocs/400-499/440_30.htm</a>) and HSE’s enforcement policy statement and enforcement management model (<a href="http://www.hse.gov.uk/enforce/enforcement.htm" target="_blank">http://www.hse.gov.uk/enforce/enforcement.htm</a>) which is proportionate, targeted, consistent, transparent and accountable.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2019-03-07T12:38:57.32Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-07T12:38:57.32Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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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 Carbon Monoxide: Alarms 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 she is taking to encourage festivals with glamping accommodation to ensure that carbon monoxide alarms are fitted to those facilities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 243347 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 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) leads on national occupational health and safety policy for the entertainments and leisure sector, whilst Local Authorities are responsible for enforcing the law at individual events, such as festivals, in their geographical area.</p><p> </p><p>Festival organisers have responsibilities under Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA) to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety and health of members of the public affected by their business. These responsibilities extend to ensuring that equipment provided for use by those attending festivals is maintained and operated in a safe condition.</p><p> </p><p>Fatalities arising from exposure to carbon monoxide (CO) have occurred due to BBQs being taken into tents for cooking or as a source of heat. Where accommodation is provided, festival organisers are expected to take reasonably practicable measures to prevent these items being used in enclosed areas and raise awareness of the potential dangers.</p><p> </p><p>There is no legal requirement to provide CO alarms in temporary festival accommodation. However, where there is a risk of CO being produced, HSE strongly recommends the use of suitable alarms as a useful precaution.</p><p> </p><p>HSE has published event safety guidance to help event organisers comply with their legal duties (<a href="http://www.hse.gov.uk/event-safety/index.htm" target="_blank">http://www.hse.gov.uk/event-safety/index.htm</a>) and continues to work closely with industry stakeholders to remind them of the risks from CO and the precautions to be taken. The Events Industry Forum also produces a guide, known as the Purple Guide, for the live event industry.</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 2019-04-23T16:12:17.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T16:12:17.817Z
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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 Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
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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 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 his Department has had on the effect of the seven day waiting period for jobseeker's allowance on those undertaking intermittent full-time employment via job agencies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 216722 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The waiting days change does not affect existing ‘linking’ rules which mean that anyone leaving benefit for a period of up to 12 weeks, perhaps because they have taken short term employment, would not serve waiting days again when they reclaim. Therefore the Department has not consulted on the effect of this measure on intermittent full-time employment via job agencies.</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 2014-12-09T15:59:44.557Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-09T15:59:44.557Z
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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 Barry Sheerman more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-01-06more like thismore than 2015-01-06
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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 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 steps he is taking to ensure that funerals are affordable. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 219784 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
star this property answer text <p>As the funeral sector is subject to consumer regulation and many crematoriums and burial plots are the responsibility of local authorities my department cannot influence funeral costs. However, it does operate the Social Fund Funeral Payment scheme which continues to provide help towards a simple, respectful, low-cost funeral for those who are eligible. In 2013/14, over 33,000 awards were made worth £44.4 million, with an average award of £1,347.</p><p> </p><p>This Government has extended the Budgeting Loan provision to include funeral expenses. This helps where a deposit is required up front, or towards the balance of costs that a Social Fund Funeral Payment cannot meet.</p><p> </p><p>This Government has also introduced the measure whereby any arrears of benefit, which were due to the deceased at date of death, are disregarded. This means that such arrears are no longer deducted from the Funeral Payment award.</p> more like this
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 2015-01-13T11:21:37.14Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T11:21:37.14Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-02-20more like thismore than 2015-02-20
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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 Social Security Benefits: Multiple Sclerosis 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 steps he is taking to ensure that the disability benefits regime takes into account the symptoms of multiple sclerosis which are sometimes hidden. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-27more like thismore than 2015-02-27
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Eligibility for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is not based on the type of health condition or impairment an individual may have but the impact it has on their everyday life or their capability for work.</p><p> </p><p>Individuals making a claim for these benefits are assessed by Healthcare Professionals who must complete comprehensive training in disability assessment, including fluctuating conditions; they have their work regularly audited and are required to keep their continuing professional education up to date.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2015-02-27T13:44:29.87Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-27T13:44:29.87Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-02-26more like thismore than 2015-02-26
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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 Natural Gas: Rented 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, whether his Department plans to bring forward proposals to amend Regulation 36 of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 to introduce MOT-style 13 month gas appliance and flue servicing duties on landlords. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 225517 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 2015-03-05more like thismore than 2015-03-05
star this property answer text <p /> <p>There are no current plans to amend Regulation 36 of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 in respect of the provision for landlords’ annual gas safety checks.</p><p> </p><p>The Regulations already clearly set out the legal requirements for landlords to carry out a safety check on gas fittings within 12 months of installation and at intervals of not more than 12 months since they were last checked for safety.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2015-03-05T13:53:02.13Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-05T13:53:02.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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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, what the cost to the public purse was of housing benefit for 18 to 21 year olds who were (a) in employment, (b) unemployed and (c) inactive in (i) 2012-13, (ii) 2013-14 and (iii) 2014-15. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 239 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-04more like thismore than 2015-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The available information is in the table below. Housing Benefit expenditure data for 2014/15 is not yet available.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="5">Housing Benefit expenditure for 18 to 21 year olds, £millions, cash terms, GB</td></tr><tr><td> </td><td>Receiving Jobseeker’s Allowance</td><td>Employed and not in receipt of DWP benefits</td><td>Other</td><td><p>Total</p>18-21</td></tr><tr><td>2012/13</td><td>209</td><td>82</td><td>459</td><td>750</td></tr><tr><td>2013/14</td><td>168</td><td>81</td><td>436</td><td>685</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="5">Housing Benefit expenditure for 18 to 21 year olds, £millions, real terms, 2014/15 prices, GB</td></tr><tr><td> </td><td>Receiving Jobseeker’s Allowance</td><td>Employed and not in receipt of DWP benefits</td><td>Other</td><td><p>Total</p>18-21</td></tr><tr><td>2012/13</td><td>218</td><td>85</td><td>476</td><td>779</td></tr><tr><td>2013/14</td><td>171</td><td>82</td><td>443</td><td>696</td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: Single Housing Benefit Extract, Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study and Local Authority subsidy returns</p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p>1. Benefit expenditure is available for financial years only. Information for 2014/15 full financial year is not yet available.</p><p> </p><p>2. The actual economic status of Housing Benefit claimants is not recorded, so the table uses receipt of other DWP benefits as a proxy, taking receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) as indicating unemployed status.</p><p> </p><p>3. The ‘other’ category includes claimants in receipt of other DWP benefits (e.g. Income Support). Not all of these will necessarily be economically inactive, as some may be doing very low paid work while in receipt of an out of work benefit, and some may be looking for work, so technically unemployed rather than inactive.</p><p> </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 2015-06-04T09:56:11.117Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-04T09:56:11.117Z
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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 Mr Barry Sheerman more like this