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star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Department for 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, what discussions the Government has had with the government of Russia on the failure of certain Russian companies to fulfil their obligations in relation to pension payments to UK citizens following those companies acquiring the assets of UK businesses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The responsibility for the oversight of work-based pensions in the UK rests with the Pensions Regulator which was set up under the Pensions Act 2004. Parliament gave the Pensions Regulator operational independence, which means that Ministers are not involved in decisions to exercise its powers or able to intervene in its casework. It would therefore not be appropriate for Ministers to comment on any individual pension scheme. Where it appears that scheme abandonment has taken place, it is a matter for the Regulator to establish whether the legal tests in relation to its ‘anti-avoidance' powers, including the power to issue contribution notices, are met.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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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 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short 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, what estimate he has made of the minimum income per annum required during an individual's working life to prevent the need to claim means-tested benefits in retirement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Gregg McClymont more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>No such estimate has been made.</p><p> </p><p>The single-tier pension will be set above the level of the Standard Minimum Guarantee for a single person. This means that for people reaching State Pension age from April 2016 onwards, anyone who has built up 35 qualifying years through National Insurance contributions and credits should have an income above the level of the basic means test, regardless of how much they earned during their working life.</p><p> </p><p>Some pensioners will still require means-tested support, and at a given level of retirement income an individual's eligibility will depend on a number of factors. These include the level and nature of their housing costs, whether they are single or in a couple, whether they have additional needs associated with caring or severe disability and whether they reached State Pension age before or after the introduction of the single-tier pension.</p><p> </p><p>Whether or not a particular salary level in working life would lead to an income in retirement that is high enough to avoid eligibility for any means-tested benefits will also depend on the choices an individual makes, including how much of their income to save for retirement.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gregg McClymont more like this
47372
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star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short 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, which suppliers his Department has contracted for the delivery of his Sorting Out Separation Web Application; and how much was awarded under each contract. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
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Kate Green more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Current contracts</p><p> </p><p>Memset Ltd to provide Hosting services. The amount awarded was £10,990.83 (ex VAT) - contract expires 1st September 2014</p><p> </p><p>Lightmaker UK Ltd to provide Maintenance and Development services. The amount awarded was £97,500 (ex VAT) - contract expires 31 July 2014.</p><p> </p><p>Expired contracts</p><p> </p><p>Centre for Separated Families to develop logic for a Self Diagnostic Tool and the contract amount awarded was £19,630 (ex VAT) - contract expired 5th July 2013</p><p> </p><p>Lightmaker UK Ltd to provide interactive content services and the amount awarded was £99,625 (ex VAT) - contract expired 15th January 2013</p><p> </p><p>Bullet Ltd to provide Syndication/Promotion services and the amount awarded was £99,160 (ex VAT) - contract expired 31 October 2013</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short 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, what steps he plans to take to ensure the effectiveness of the Sorting Out Separation Web app in providing constructive support to assist collaboration for longer-term separated parents in response to the evaluation commissioned by his Department which indicated that the Web app had little relevance or use for this group. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
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Kate Green more like this
star this property uin 195737 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 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>DWP research report 863: <em>Sorting Out Separation Web App: evaluation of effectiveness</em> highlighted that the longer-term separated found the Sorting out Separation Web app less relevant because they were more likely to know most of the information provided.</p><p> </p><p>The evaluation confirmed that we need better to understand the needs of this group. Several projects funded in the second round of the Innovation Fund are specifically focussing on what type of support works to help longer-term separated couples to collaborate. When these projects have been completed and evaluated, we will be able to consider how further to improve support for longer-term separated parents.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short 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, what estimate he has made of the level of need in rural communities for discretionary housing payments beyond 2014-15. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Arfon more like this
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Hywel Williams more like this
star this property uin 195835 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>An assessment has not yet been made about the level of need in rural communities for Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) beyond 2014/15. DHP funding after 2014/15 will be agreed in due course and will be informed by evidence on the use and demand for DHPs, including in rural communities. The Department is currently collecting data on the use of Discretionary Housing Payments in the 2013/14 financial year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hywel Williams more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short 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, pursuant to the Answer of 24 March 2014, Official Report, column 26W, on nurseries, for what reasons his Department is reviewing provision of workplace nurseries; when that review will be complete; how many families access his Department's workplace nursery provision; how much workplace nursery provision by his Department costs each year; and whether his Department claims tax relief on workplace nurseries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell more like this
star this property uin 195198 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 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>There are currently seven workplace nurseries in operation, by third parties, on DWP premises.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Department's current contracts with its nursery providers are soon expiring. Therefore, it is appropriate to review future nursery provision in general and consider whether it is appropriate and cost effective to continue to contract for on site services.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, as part of its remuneration package, the Department supports employees through a salary sacrifice scheme where employees can give up part of their salary in return for childcare vouchers, which allows for significant savings through tax relief. This gives parents support in order to make their own choices for childcare. Consequently, as suitable alternatives exist, it is no longer appropriate to continue to contract for workplace nursery provision.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>There are currently 361 families who access DWP's workplace nurseries<strong>.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>The cost of nursery provision: </strong></p><p> </p><p>2013/14 YTD (Feb): £29,112</p><p> </p><p>2012/13: £50,693</p><p> </p><p>2011/12: £80,811</p><p> </p><p>2010/11: £88,494</p><p> </p><p>The Department doesn't claim tax relief on workplace nurseries</p><p> </p><p>No information is held on Executive agencies and non-departmental bodies. There would be a disproportionate cost to source that information.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-04more like thismore than 2014-04-04
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short 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, pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2014, Official Report, columns 971-2W, on Remploy, what proportion of the £4.2 million spending has gone to Jobcentre Plus; and who the recipients are of the majority of that funding. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Erith and Thamesmead more like this
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Teresa Pearce more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Of the £4.2 million spent on providing individual support to former Remploy disabled employees, up to the end of January 2014, £0.7m has been provided to Jobcentre Plus to fund Personal Case Workers, who provide personalised one-to-one help to find and keep employment. As at 21 March 2014, 1,513 disabled former Remploy workers have chosen to work with our Personal Case Workers to find another job and 716 are in work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Teresa Pearce more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short 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 much personal budget his Department allocated to each Remploy worker. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds West more like this
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Rachel Reeves more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Personal budgets are an important part of the £8 million People Help and Support Package (PHSP) which was not available for those affected by the 2008 Modernisation Plan. Personal budgets provide additional support where other sources of funding are unavailable. We originally budgeted £4 million for personal budgets but all of the PHSP support, including personal budgets, is allocated based on individual need and there is no specific allocation of funding for each former Remploy disabled employee.</p><p> </p><p>Up to the end of March 2014, DWP has spent in total £4.9 million on providing individual support including £0.4 million on personal budgets. We expect all the original £8 million PHSP funding budget to be utilised by the time the last PHSP period is completed.</p><p> </p><p>As at 21 March 2014, 1,513 disabled former Remploy workers have chosen to work with our Personal Case Workers to find another job and 716 are in work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 195643 more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Department for 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 much of the funding available for Remploy worker personal budgets has been allocated and used by individuals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds West more like this
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Rachel Reeves more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Personal budgets are an important part of the £8 million People Help and Support Package (PHSP) which was not available for those affected by the 2008 Modernisation Plan. Personal budgets provide additional support where other sources of funding are unavailable. We originally budgeted £4 million for personal budgets but all of the PHSP support, including personal budgets, is allocated based on individual need and there is no specific allocation of funding for each former Remploy disabled employee.</p><p> </p><p>Up to the end of March 2014, DWP has spent in total £4.9 million on providing individual support including £0.4 million on personal budgets. We expect all the original £8 million PHSP funding budget to be utilised by the time the last PHSP period is completed.</p><p> </p><p>As at 21 March 2014, 1,513 disabled former Remploy workers have chosen to work with our Personal Case Workers to find another job and 716 are in work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 195642 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rachel Reeves more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Department for 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, what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of personal independence payment claimants in Ochil and South Perthshire constituency who waited for more than six months for a home medical assessment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ochil and South Perthshire more like this
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Gordon Banks more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>It is not possible to provide the data for personal independence payment home assessments in the Ochil and South Perthshire constituency.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Banks more like this