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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people in Makerfield constituency have (a) opted out after being auto-enrolled into a workplace pension and (b) saved more than the auto-enrolment minimum contribution. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Makerfield more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
star this property uin 602 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>Automatic enrolment has achieved a quiet revolution through getting employees into the habit of pension saving, and reversing the decline in workplace pension participation in the decade prior to these reforms. Since automatic enrolment started in 2012 participation rates have been transformed with 87% of eligible employees saving into a workplace pension in 2018, up from 55% in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not hold data for individual constituencies in relation to opt outs or the number of individuals who have saved above the automatic enrolment minimum contribution level. However, we do know that overall around 9% of automatically enrolled workers have chosen to opt out which is significantly below original estimates; and our latest evaluation report shows that, in April 2017, approximately 5.9 million eligible employees were already meeting the April 2019 minimum contribution rates<sup>1</sup>.</p><p> </p><p>I am providing the following information about the impact of automatic enrolment in your constituency, as at end of September 2019<sup>2</sup>:</p><p> </p><p>In the Makerfield constituency since 2012, approximately 5,000 eligible jobholders have been automatically enrolled and 1200 employers have met their duties.</p><p> </p><p><sup>1</sup>Automatic Enrolment Evaluation Report 2018, available via the following weblink: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/764964/Automatic_Enrolment_Evaluation_Report_2018.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/764964/Automatic_Enrolment_Evaluation_Report_2018.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p><sup>2</sup>The Pensions Regulator’s data on Automatic enrolment declaration of compliance by constituency, available via the following weblink:</p><p><a href="https://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/en/document-library/research-and-analysis/data-requests" target="_blank">https://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/en/document-library/research-and-analysis/data-requests</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T11:38:48.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T11:38:48.687Z
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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 Yvonne Fovargue more like this
1149469
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employers in (a) Birkenhead and (b) the UK have signed up to the Disability Confident scheme; and how many jobs have been created (i) in and (ii) under that scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 449 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Disability Confident (DC) scheme was launched in November 2016 and supports the Government’s commitment of helping one million more disabled people into work by 2027. Disability Confident provides employers with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to attract, recruit, retain and develop disabled people in the workplace. The scheme is designed as a journey, with all employers starting at Level 1 and progressing through the scheme at their own pace. Accreditation for each level lasts for 3 years. No employer is too small or new to start the journey and even the most experienced employer will still find new techniques and best practice that can help them. As of 13/9/2019, the latest published figures show that over 13,600 employers are signed up to the scheme nationally at the following levels: Level 1 - DC Committed (10,031), Level 2 - DC Employer (3,336), Level 3 - DC Leader (244) of those, 62% are small or micro employers and 80% are SMEs. All main Government departments are DC Leaders (Level 3) and over 83% of Local Authorities signed up, with good penetration of NHS and blue-light services. In Birkenhead there are 42 Disability Confident organisations; 31 DC Committed (Level 1), 10 DC Employer (Level 2) and 1 DC Leader (Level 3). Of the 157,000 jobs currently advertised on the DWP Find a Job website, over 20,000 are from DC employers – totalling 13%.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T11:30:59.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T11:30:59.057Z
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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 Frank Field more like this
1148729
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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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25259
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 plans she has to fund the Citizens Advice help to claim scheme beyond April 2020; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham East more like this
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Mr Chris Leslie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The Department takes seriously the need to support vulnerable claimants, and wants the application process for Universal Credit to be as quick and easy as possible, ensuring that claimants receive money at the earliest opportunity.</p><p> </p><p>Citizens Advice and Citizens Advice Scotland have been delivering the ‘Help to Claim’ service on a pilot basis since April 2019, supporting claimants with making a new claim to Universal Credit. The Citizens Advice Help to Claim service offers tailored, practical support to help people make a Universal Credit claim up to receiving their first full correct payment on time, and is available online, on the phone and face-to-face through local Citizen’s Advice services.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to ensuring that delivery of services, such as Help to Claim, are carefully monitored and evaluated to provide effective support to our most vulnerable claimants, whilst ensuring value to taxpayers. We have begun evaluation of the service and will use this to inform decisions about the future of the service beyond March 2020.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T13:52:46.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T13:52:46.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Chris Leslie more like this
1148732
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions: West Bromwich West more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people in West Bromwich West constituency have (a) opted out after being auto-enrolled into a workplace pension and (b) saved more than the auto-enrolment minimum contribution. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich West more like this
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Mr Adrian Bailey more like this
star this property uin 28 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
star this property answer text <p>Automatic enrolment has achieved a quiet revolution through getting employees into the habit of pension saving, and reversing the decline in workplace pension participation in the decade prior to these reforms. Since automatic enrolment started in 2012 participation rates have been transformed with 87% of eligible employees saving into a workplace pension in 2018, up from 55% in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not hold data for individual constituencies in relation to opt outs or the number of individuals who have saved above the automatic enrolment minimum contribution level. However, we do know that overall around 9% of automatically enrolled workers have chosen to opt out which is significantly below original estimates; and our latest evaluation report shows that, in April 2017, approximately 5.9 million eligible employees were already meeting the April 2019 minimum contribution rates<sup>1</sup>.</p><p> </p><p>I am providing the following information about the impact of automatic enrolment in your constituency, as at end of September 2019<sup>2</sup>:</p><p> </p><p>In the West Bromwich West constituency since 2012, approximately 16,000 eligible jobholders have been automatically enrolled and 1480 employers have met their duties.</p><p> </p><p><sup>1</sup>Automatic Enrolment Evaluation Report 2018, available via the following weblink: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/764964/Automatic_Enrolment_Evaluation_Report_2018.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/764964/Automatic_Enrolment_Evaluation_Report_2018.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p><sup>2</sup>The Pensions Regulator’s data on Automatic enrolment declaration of compliance by constituency, available via the following weblink:</p><p><a href="https://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/en/document-library/research-and-analysis/data-requests" target="_blank">https://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/en/document-library/research-and-analysis/data-requests</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-10-18T10:55:16.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-18T10:55:16.407Z
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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 Mr Adrian Bailey more like this
1148753
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance 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 Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 291411 on Children: Maintenance, for what reasons her Department did not make an assessment of the effect of the introduction of the Scottish Rate of Income Tax in 2016 on equality of calculating child maintenance liabilities using gross income due to different tax liabilities in the constituent parts of the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 273 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The Department considered the impact of the introduction of the Scottish Rate of Income Tax and how it would interact with Child Maintenance in Great Britain. Child maintenance liabilities are calculated as a percentage of a paying parent’s gross annual income. Given the rate of income tax in Scotland and the level of the liability we have determined that paying parents are not disproportionately impacted. Therefore, we have no plans to conduct an assessment of the potential merits in devolving child maintenance liabilities to Scotland.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 274 more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T14:05:14.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T14:05:14.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1148754
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance 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 Answer of 3 October 2019 to Question 292298 on Children: Maintenance, if he will make a formal assessment of the potential merits of devolving child maintenance liabilities to Scotland to take account of the introduction of the Scottish Rate of Income Tax in 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 274 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The Department considered the impact of the introduction of the Scottish Rate of Income Tax and how it would interact with Child Maintenance in Great Britain. Child maintenance liabilities are calculated as a percentage of a paying parent’s gross annual income. Given the rate of income tax in Scotland and the level of the liability we have determined that paying parents are not disproportionately impacted. Therefore, we have no plans to conduct an assessment of the potential merits in devolving child maintenance liabilities to Scotland.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 273 more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T14:05:14.33Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T14:05:14.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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4488
unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1148774
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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to permit Universal Credit claimants to backdate a claim due to ill health in circumstances where medical evidence is provided by a GP. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 168 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit claims may be backdated, by up to one calendar month, in some circumstances for vulnerable claimants who may be delayed in claiming Universal Credit through no fault of their own. More specifically, in cases where medical evidence satisfies the Department that a claimant had an illness that prevented them from making a claim sooner, Universal Credit can be awarded from an earlier date.</p><p> </p><p>In order to provide the best possible support to our claimants it is important that the Department are able to engage with claimants at the earliest possible opportunity, whether to support them back into work or to provide other support and guidance. It is therefore important that backdating provisions are used in specific circumstances, and that all claimants are encouraged to contact us at the earliest opportunity.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-10-18T11:06:26.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-18T11:06:26.213Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4243
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1148778
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Females 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 High Court judgment of 3 October 2019 on the increase in the state pension age for women born in the 1950s, what recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on developing transitional arrangements for those women. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Ruth Jones more like this
star this property uin 279 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
star this property answer text <p>The claimants applied for permission to appeal on the 16 October 2019. I cannot comment on live litigation.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-10-18T11:52:19.93Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-18T11:52:19.93Z
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4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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4716
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones more like this
1148800
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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions: Ogmore more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people in Ogmore constituency have (a) opted out after being auto-enrolled into a workplace pension and (b) saved more than the auto-enrolment minimum contribution. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ogmore more like this
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Chris Elmore more like this
star this property uin 289 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
star this property answer text <p>Automatic enrolment has achieved a quiet revolution through getting employees into the habit of pension saving, and reversing the decline in workplace pension participation in the decade prior to these reforms. Since automatic enrolment started in 2012 participation rates have been transformed with 87% of eligible employees saving into a workplace pension in 2018, up from 55% in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not hold data for individual constituencies in relation to opt outs or the number of individuals who have saved above the automatic enrolment minimum contribution level. However, we do know that overall around 9% of automatically enrolled workers have chosen to opt out which is significantly below original estimates; and our latest evaluation report shows that, in April 2017, approximately 5.9 million eligible employees were already meeting the April 2019 minimum contribution rates<sup>1</sup>.</p><p> </p><p>I am providing the following information about the impact of automatic enrolment in your constituency, as at end of September 2019<sup>2</sup>:</p><p> </p><p>In the Ogmore constituency since 2012, approximately 4,000 eligible jobholders have been automatically enrolled and 820 employers have met their duties.</p><p> </p><p><sup>1</sup>Automatic Enrolment Evaluation Report 2018, available via the following weblink: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/764964/Automatic_Enrolment_Evaluation_Report_2018.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/764964/Automatic_Enrolment_Evaluation_Report_2018.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p><sup>2</sup>The Pensions Regulator’s data on Automatic enrolment declaration of compliance by constituency, available via the following weblink:</p><p><a href="https://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/en/document-library/research-and-analysis/data-requests" target="_blank">https://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/en/document-library/research-and-analysis/data-requests</a></p><p />
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-10-18T12:01:22.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-18T12:01:22.86Z
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4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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4572
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Elmore more like this
1148808
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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions: Barnsley Central 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, how many and what proportion of people in Barnsley Central constituency have (a) opted out after being auto-enrolled into a workplace pension and (b) saved more than the auto-enrollment minimum contribution. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 185 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
star this property answer text <p>Automatic enrolment has achieved a quiet revolution through getting employees into the habit of pension saving, and reversing the decline in workplace pension participation in the decade prior to these reforms. Since automatic enrolment started in 2012 participation rates have been transformed with 87% of eligible employees saving into a workplace pension in 2018, up from 55% in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not hold data for individual constituencies in relation to opt outs or the number of individuals who have saved above the automatic enrolment minimum contribution level. However, we do know that overall around 9% of automatically enrolled workers have chosen to opt out which is significantly below original estimates; and our latest evaluation report shows that, in April 2017, approximately 5.9 million eligible employees were already meeting the April 2019 minimum contribution rates<sup>1</sup>.</p><p> </p><p>I am providing the following information about the impact of automatic enrolment in your constituency, as at end of September 2019<sup>2</sup>:</p><p> </p><p>In the Barnsley Central constituency since 2012, approximately 10,000 eligible jobholders have been automatically enrolled and 1410 employers have met their duties.</p><p> </p><p><sup>1</sup>Automatic Enrolment Evaluation Report 2018, available via the following weblink: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/764964/Automatic_Enrolment_Evaluation_Report_2018.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/764964/Automatic_Enrolment_Evaluation_Report_2018.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p><sup>2</sup>The Pensions Regulator’s data on Automatic enrolment declaration of compliance by constituency, available via the following weblink:</p><p><a href="https://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/en/document-library/research-and-analysis/data-requests" target="_blank">https://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/en/document-library/research-and-analysis/data-requests</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-10-18T11:15:50.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-18T11:15:50.24Z
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4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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4243
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1148809
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that Personal Independence Payment claimants are not required to travel for longer than is set out in the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Assessment Service – Service Requirement document of May 2012. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 186 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
star this property answer text <p>The department has set clear requirements in terms of geography and travel time to a PIP assessment and continues to ensure assessment providers adhere to this requirement. There are no current plans to reduce the existing travel time of 90 minutes by public transport though best endeavours are taken to schedule assessment appointments in centres near to a claimant. This limit of 90 minutes is an absolute maximum and the department expects that only a small minority of claimants will have to make a journey of this duration. New assessment centres have opened, and continue to open, to ensure the needs of claimants are met.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 187 more like this
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less than 2019-10-18T11:31:39Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-18T11:31:39Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4243
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1148810
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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment 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 she plans to reduce the maximum travel times for claimants of Personal Independence Payment which are set out in the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Assessment Service – Service Requirement document of May 2012; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 187 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
star this property answer text <p>The department has set clear requirements in terms of geography and travel time to a PIP assessment and continues to ensure assessment providers adhere to this requirement. There are no current plans to reduce the existing travel time of 90 minutes by public transport though best endeavours are taken to schedule assessment appointments in centres near to a claimant. This limit of 90 minutes is an absolute maximum and the department expects that only a small minority of claimants will have to make a journey of this duration. New assessment centres have opened, and continue to open, to ensure the needs of claimants are met.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 186 more like this
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less than 2019-10-18T11:31:39.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-18T11:31:39.05Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance 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, whether she plans to change the hierarchy of the distributions for payments made through the Child Maintenance Service so that unpaid child maintenance is better favoured for repayment; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 188 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
star this property answer text <p>The Child Maintenance Service (CMS) aims to ensure liabilities are paid in full and on time. Where this does not happen the Service prioritises the collection of on-going maintenance before any arrears to avoid the build-up of maintenance arrears and ensure that today’s children will benefit. The CMS will pursue arrears alongside the collection of on-going liabilities wherever possible and will continue to pursue until all the debt has been paid. There are no plans to change the hierarchy of the distribution of the maintenance payments.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-10-18T11:41:58.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-18T11:41:58.65Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Metro Newspaper 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, with reference to the letter of 31 July 2019 from the Minister for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance placed in the Library disclosing the cost of the Department’s partnership with Associated Newspapers, if she will provide (a) costs of the advertising consultancy and (b) all other costs incurred in the Universal Credit Uncovered advertising campaign which ran in May and June 2019 in The Metro and online. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 316 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>We are the biggest Government Department with a day to day operation on which around 22 million citizens depend. The Department has a responsibility to communicate policy and essential information to claimants and other key audiences.</p><p> </p><p>The Metro partnership was designed to increase understanding of Universal Credit and ensure people have the right factual information they need to make a claim and understand their potential entitlement.</p><p> </p><p>We went to great lengths to ensure the factual accuracy of the campaign through extensive consultation within the Department, including the Government Legal Department. We also consulted with the Advertising Standards Authority Copy Advice Team prior to the launch and continued to do so throughout the campaign lifetime.</p><p> </p><p>The letter of 31 July 2019 placed in the House of Commons Library disclosed the full cost of the Department’s partnership with Associated Newspapers. There were no advertising agencies, consultancy or additional costs associated with the campaign and detailed planning was taken forward by Departmental officials.</p><p> </p><p>We have already shared a copy of the memo of 2 May 2019 from the Director General of Universal Credit and Director of Communications to DWP staff with the Work and Pensions Select Committee but can also commit to placing a copy in the House of Commons Library.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
322 more like this
323 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-10-17T13:34:22.127Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T13:34:22.127Z
star this property answering member
4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
star this property tabling member
4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Daily Mail and Metro Newspaper more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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, whether the Government Legal Service approved the Universal Credit Uncovered advertising campaign in the Metro and the Mail Online in May and June 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 322 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>We are the biggest Government Department with a day to day operation on which around 22 million citizens depend. The Department has a responsibility to communicate policy and essential information to claimants and other key audiences.</p><p> </p><p>The Metro partnership was designed to increase understanding of Universal Credit and ensure people have the right factual information they need to make a claim and understand their potential entitlement.</p><p> </p><p>We went to great lengths to ensure the factual accuracy of the campaign through extensive consultation within the Department, including the Government Legal Department. We also consulted with the Advertising Standards Authority Copy Advice Team prior to the launch and continued to do so throughout the campaign lifetime.</p><p> </p><p>The letter of 31 July 2019 placed in the House of Commons Library disclosed the full cost of the Department’s partnership with Associated Newspapers. There were no advertising agencies, consultancy or additional costs associated with the campaign and detailed planning was taken forward by Departmental officials.</p><p> </p><p>We have already shared a copy of the memo of 2 May 2019 from the Director General of Universal Credit and Director of Communications to DWP staff with the Work and Pensions Select Committee but can also commit to placing a copy in the House of Commons Library.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
316 more like this
323 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-10-17T13:34:22.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T13:34:22.08Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
star this property tabling member
4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1148857
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Daily Mail and Metro Newspaper more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 she will place in the Library a copy of the memo of 2 May 2019 sent by her Department’s Director General of Universal Credit and Director of Communications to DWP staff setting out the purpose of the Universal Credit Uncovered advertising campaign in the Metro and Mail Online. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 323 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>We are the biggest Government Department with a day to day operation on which around 22 million citizens depend. The Department has a responsibility to communicate policy and essential information to claimants and other key audiences.</p><p> </p><p>The Metro partnership was designed to increase understanding of Universal Credit and ensure people have the right factual information they need to make a claim and understand their potential entitlement.</p><p> </p><p>We went to great lengths to ensure the factual accuracy of the campaign through extensive consultation within the Department, including the Government Legal Department. We also consulted with the Advertising Standards Authority Copy Advice Team prior to the launch and continued to do so throughout the campaign lifetime.</p><p> </p><p>The letter of 31 July 2019 placed in the House of Commons Library disclosed the full cost of the Department’s partnership with Associated Newspapers. There were no advertising agencies, consultancy or additional costs associated with the campaign and detailed planning was taken forward by Departmental officials.</p><p> </p><p>We have already shared a copy of the memo of 2 May 2019 from the Director General of Universal Credit and Director of Communications to DWP staff with the Work and Pensions Select Committee but can also commit to placing a copy in the House of Commons Library.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
316 more like this
322 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-10-17T13:34:22.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T13:34:22.173Z
star this property answering member
4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
star this property tabling member
4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1148889
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Judicial Review more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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, how many cases of judicial review are active in UK courts to which her Department is a party. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 54 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>As at 16 October 2019, there are 29 judicial reviews active in the UK courts to which the Department is a party.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-10-17T14:54:45.99Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T14:54:45.99Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
star this property tabling member
478
unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1148890
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Bereavement Support Payment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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, how many claims for bereavement support payment, in the most recent period for which figures are available, were refused because the claimant did not apply within 21 months of the death. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 55 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-10-17T09:15:14.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T09:15:14.347Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
star this property tabling member
478
unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1148891
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Bereavement Support Payment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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, when her Department plans to evaluate the adequacy of the bereavement support payment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 56 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>Bereavement Support Payment is still a comparatively new benefit and it is key to ensure enough time has elapsed to ensure an evaluation is meaningful. We will set a date for publication once sufficient data is available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T09:31:19.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T09:31:19.887Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
star this property tabling member
478
unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Disability: Older People 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 integrate a life cycle approach that reaches older women and men into its work to help disabled people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
star this property uin 247 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises how important it is to take account of individual circumstances, and this is built into our approach to both disabled people and older workers. Work coaches provide an individual and personalised service, supported by specialist roles like our Disability Employment Advisers and Older Claimants Champions.</p><p> </p><p>Employers have an important role to play, and to enable them to provide the right conditions for people to thrive in the workplace, we have extended the right to request flexible working, promoted core standards for supporting employees with mental health issues, and consulted on a package of measures aiming to reduce ill-health related job loss. In February 2019, we launched an online offer of the mid-life MOT intended to act as a vital prompt to engage more people at work in planning more actively for later life.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-10-17T12:30:19.353Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T12:30:19.353Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Maternity Allowance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 recent (a) assessment her Department has made of the trends in and (b) estimate her Department has made of the average processing times for applications made for maternity allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 58 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The Department continues to closely monitor the volume of MA applications. We are aware of the current increase in outstanding MA applications, due to recent staff changes and we are working to resolve this.</p><p> </p><p>We are urgently training new colleagues on this area of work and we expect work volumes to decline from mid-November onwards. We would advise people to apply as soon as they are eligible, 14 weeks before the week when their baby is due. We are fast tracking any emergency cases.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-10-17T17:00:34.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T17:00:34.247Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
star this property tabling member
478
unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1148983
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Birkenhead more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 recent (a) assessment she has made of the adequacy of and (b) estimate of the staffing levels for each of the benefits administered at Hordan House in Birkenhead. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 59 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>There is a team of staff within Hordan House who are currently deployed on Work and Health Decision Making. This work is managed nationally and outstanding decisions can be moved around virtually to different locations if necessary. Currently in Hordan House, there is capacity to clear the allocated Work Capability Assessment decisions each week and also import decision work from the network on a regular basis. If support is needed work can be moved out, across the network, but this is not usually necessary in Birkenhead.</p><p> </p><p>Other staff within Hordan House are currently deployed on Maternity Allowance (MA). Staffing levels are reviewed regularly to meet the demand of our customers and, following a recent review, a decision was made to increase the staffing deployed to MA, supporting Birkenhead with the clearance of MA applications.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-10-17T13:59:15.657Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T13:59:15.657Z
star this property answering member
4513
star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
star this property tabling member
478
unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1148992
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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
star this property legislature
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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 recent estimate she has made of the number and proportion of universal credit applicants who struggle to regularly access the internet. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Jo Platt more like this
star this property uin 353 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>Our Universal Credit Claimant Survey, found that 98 per cent of claimants have internet access and did claim online, and the majority of those said they found the claim process overall to be straightforward. This can be accessed at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-full-service-claimant-survey" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-full-service-claimant-survey</a></p><p> </p><p>The Department is committed to making the application process for Universal Credit as quick and easy as possible to ensure that claimants receive their award at the earliest opportunity.</p><p> </p><p>Citizen’s Advice and Citizen’s Advice Scotland have been delivering the ‘Help to Claim’ service since April 2019, supporting claimants with making a new claim to Universal Credit. The Citizens Advice Help to Claim service offers tailored, practical support to help people make a Universal Credit claim up to receiving their first full correct payment on time, and is available online, on the phone and face-to-face through local Citizen’s Advice services.</p><p> </p><p>All Jobcentre Plus offices across the country have Wi-Fi and computers available for claimants to access the internet. For those that are still unable to access or use digital services, or are not able to travel, assistance to make and maintain their claim is available via the Freephone Universal Credit helpline. In certain circumstances, a home visit can be arranged to support a claimant in making and maintaining their claim</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-10-17T14:10:54.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T14:10:54.423Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince