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star this property date less than 2019-02-01more like thismore than 2019-02-01
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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 Post Office Card Account: Rural Areas more like this
unstar 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 potential effect on elderly people in rural areas of the planned discontinuation of the Post Office card system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling remove filter
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 215600 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s contract for the Post Office card account comes to an end on 30 November 2021. For those claimants and pensioners who are unable to open a mainstream account ahead of this date, the DWP will implement an alternative payment service that allows users to obtain cash payments in their local area (including suburban and rural locations) before the end of the contract. When commissioning this alternative payment service, it will be our priority to ensure that elderly vulnerable people are protected and catered for.</p><p> </p><p>Our communications with Post Office card account users will highlight that 99% of a banks’ personal customers, are able to withdraw cash, deposit cash and cheques, and make balance enquiries at a Post Office counter via its network of 11,600 branches. Therefore, those receiving benefit and pension payments into a bank account can continue to collect their money from the Post Office so there should be minimal effect on elderly people in rural areas. We have already introduced a phased conversion process ahead of 2021 and we will be writing to all Post Office card account users to ensure they are provided with an alternative payment service.</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 2019-02-11T13:01:55.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T13:01:55.627Z
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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 Stephen Kerr more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-10more like thismore than 2017-10-10
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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 Universal Credit: Stirling more like this
unstar 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 the average length of time in days is that a universal credit applicant waits for their initial payment in Stirling constituency; what proportion of such applicants are assessed within six weeks in that constituency; and what the maximum and minimum times is in days from the date of first application to payment in that constituency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling remove filter
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 107025 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-10-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>We do not hold this information.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-10-17T16:09:45.64Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-17T16:09:45.64Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
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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 Universal Credit: Personal Savings more like this
unstar 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 whether savings held in the name of children are taken into account in applications for universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling remove filter
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 115797 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
star this property answer text <p>Savings and other capital held in the name of children are not taken into account in the assessment of Universal Credit entitlement. As with other means tested benefits, however, there are rules to prevent claimants depriving themselves of capital in order to claim Universal Credit or increase their entitlement to Universal Credit. If claimants deprive themselves of capital by gifting the capital to their children or placing it in a child’s account, notional capital of the amount deprived may still be taken into account when assessing entitlement to Universal Credit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T15:25:13.62Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T15:25:13.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
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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 Department for Work and Pensions: Correspondence more like this
unstar 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 ensure that all letters and communications it sends to disabled and vulnerable people are accessible and available in easy-read and alternative accessible formats. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling remove filter
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 115864 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
star this property answer text <p>Where our customers need assistance to access our services and information, we make reasonable adjustments to meet their individual needs. This means the Department communicates with customers in a variety of different formats such as Braille, audio, large print, through third party interpreters or by arranging for a member of staff to visit the customer in their home.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is continuously working to improve its written customer communications products, including letters, forms and leaflets, so they are clear and accessible to as many of our customers as possible. We follow accessible design principles, including the use of plain language.</p><p> </p><p>Easy Read is available by request for certain kinds of information. As some of our letters are necessarily complex and difficult to translate into an Easy Read format, we support customers in other ways and will discuss the most appropriate method of communication with the customer, to meet their individual needs. We will be making more customer communications products available in Easy Read in 2018.</p><p> </p>
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 2017-12-05T14:43:38.66Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T14:43:38.66Z
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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 Stephen Kerr more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
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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 First Aid: Adrenaline more like this
unstar 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 merits of including training in the use of Epinephrene auto-injectors in guidance for first aid training course providers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling remove filter
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 118549 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
star this property answer text <p>The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is responsible for regulating first aid provision in the workplace, as set out in the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981, but is no longer responsible for the regulation of general workplace first aid training.</p><p> </p><p>The training syllabus for first aid at work requires workplace first aiders to be trained in administering first aid to a casualty in anaphylactic shock; training providers may choose to include the use of adrenaline (epinephrine) auto-injectors as part of this. It is the employer’s responsibility to conduct a first aid needs assessment. If this highlighted a need for training around the use of auto-injectors it would be for them to identify a suitable training provider.</p><p> </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 2017-12-19T12:05:59.397Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-19T12:05:59.397Z
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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 Stephen Kerr more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-17more like thismore than 2018-01-17
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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
unstar 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, for what reasons arrears payable for child maintenance that require the Child Maintenance Service to arrange payments via the employer only attract a one off fee rather than an additional percentage charge of the arrear. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling remove filter
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 123326 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-01-22more like thismore than 2018-01-22
star this property answer text <p>When the Child Maintenance Service arranges for maintenance payments to be taken directly from the parent’s earnings via the employer, this is done through a Deductions from Earnings Order. The Paying Parent is charged a one off £50 enforcement fee for the Deduction from Earnings Order, as well as on-going collection charges of 20% of the maintenance liability (including any arrears) for using the Collect and Pay service. Charges are designed to encourage compliance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2018-01-22T15:29:56.743Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-22T15:29:56.743Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-31more like thismore than 2018-01-31
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 Universal Credit more like this
unstar 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, with reference to her Department's test and learn approach to universal credit, what her Department has learned about universal credit during the January pause of its roll-out; and what changes her Department plans to make as a result that learning. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling remove filter
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 125984 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-02-07more like thismore than 2018-02-07
star this property answer text <p>The Universal Credit Agile methodology means we continuously learn during rollout, listening to feedback from our staff, claimants and stakeholders, and building improvements into the system.</p><p>We release fortnightly updates of the Universal Credit IT build, with the latest release due on 14 February 2018. In addition to various technical fixes, this release will include the changes necessary to remove waiting days for all new claims made on or after 14 February, as announced in the 2017 Budget. It will also include improvements to the processes for referring claimants for Work Capability Assessments and for claimants to record their work search activity.</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 2018-02-07T11:32:18.16Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-07T11:32:18.16Z
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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 Stephen Kerr more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
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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 Children: Maintenance more like this
unstar 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 parents there are in the Child Maintenance Service collect and pay process; how many of those parents have arrears greater than (a) 12 weeks and (b) 6 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling remove filter
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 129599 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
star this property answer text <p>As at the end of December 2017 there were 105,300 Paying Parents using the Collect &amp; Pay Service provided by the Child Maintenance Service. This figure is published quarterly in table 6 of the Child Maintenance Service experimental statistics data tables, which can be found here:</p><p> </p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-maintenance-service-aug-2013-to-dec-2017-experimental</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The amount of maintenance unpaid by Paying Parents is reported in table 9 of our quarterly published statistics, and annually in the Child Maintenance Service Client Fund Accounts, which can be found here:</p><p> </p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/child-maintenance-client-funds-account-2016-to-2017</p><p> </p><p>Analysis of this unpaid maintenance by age is not currently available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2018-03-06T11:16:30.037Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-06T11:16:30.037Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-28more like thismore than 2018-02-28
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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 Employment: Health more like this
unstar 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 her Department plans to take steps to encourage companies to improve the health and well-being of their employees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling remove filter
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 130270 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-03-07more like thismore than 2018-03-07
star this property answer text <p>As set out in the recent Command Paper, <em>Improving Lives: the Future of Work, Health and Disability</em>, we want to work in partnership with employers to help them draw fully on the talents of disabled people and people with long-term health conditions and build workplaces that promote the health and wellbeing of their workforce. In turn, this can help businesses prosper and grow by attracting and retaining valuable skilled employees and increasing the productivity of the workforce. We are taking a number of steps to do this, including improving advice and support for employers and exploring how to achieve the right balance of incentives and expectations.</p><p> </p><p><em>Thriving at Work</em>: The Stevenson/Farmer Review of mental health and employers sets out a compelling business case for employer action to support staff’s mental health and wellbeing and offers support and advice for businesses. This includes a recommended set of mental health core standards for all employers to adopt, which we will support and encourage employers to take up.</p>
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 2018-03-07T11:21:09.61Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-07T11:21:09.61Z
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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 Stephen Kerr more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-28more like thismore than 2018-02-28
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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 Children: Maintenance more like this
unstar 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 her Department has made of the effectiveness of the Child Maintenance Service's collect and pay system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling remove filter
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 130288 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
star this property answer text <p>When measuring the effectiveness of collect and pay cases we collect data on rate of compliance. These figures are published quarterly in table 6 of the Child Maintenance Service experimental statistics data tables, which can be found here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/684262/tables-child-maintenance-service-august-2013-to-december-2017.ods" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/684262/tables-child-maintenance-service-august-2013-to-december-2017.ods</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2018-03-06T11:18:00.147Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-06T11:18:00.147Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this