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star this property date less than 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Poverty: Children more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the comments by Lord Freud in the Grand Committee debate on the Child Poverty Act 2010 (Persistent Poverty Targets) Regulations 2014, that the facts Lord McAvoy had quoted were "simply not true" (HL Deb, 25 November, col GC 263), how they were not true. more like this
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Lord McAvoy more like this
unstar this property uin HL3387 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-12-08
star this property answer text <p /> <p>I wrote to the Noble Peer on this issue on 4<sup>th</sup> December 2014. I have placed a copy of this letter in the library of the House and have also attached it to this response.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-12-08T15:43:27.97Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-08T15:43:27.97Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property file name Letter to Lord McAvoy 4.12.14.PDF more like this
star this property title Letter to Lord McAvoy 4th Dec 2014 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord McAvoy more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Health Funerals 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 estimate he has made of the number of pauper's funerals in each of the last three years; and what steps his Department is taking to support families on low incomes with the costs of funerals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field more like this
unstar this property uin 216270 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 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
star this property answer text <p /> <p>My department does not collect data on the number of Local Authority funerals.</p><p> </p><p>The Social Fund Funeral Payment scheme continues to provide help towards a simple, respectful, low-cost funeral and in 2013/14, over 33,000 awards were made worth £44.7 million, with an average award of £1,347.</p><p> </p><p>Social Fund Budgeting Loans are also available to those on income related benefits to cover costs relating to funeral expenses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T11:44:12.043Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T11:44:12.043Z
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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 Frank Field more like this
43581
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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, how disputed child tax credits claims will be managed under the universal credit system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh West more like this
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Mike Crockart more like this
unstar this property uin 192385 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 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>Currently the child element will be awarded to the parent with whom the child or qualifying young person normally lives. Where separated parents both share the care of a child or qualifying young person they are expected to jointly nominate which of them has the main responsibility.</p><p>Where parents are unable to come to an agreement themselves, a determination will be made. This will take account of where the child normally lives and who has the main day to day responsibility. </p><p>The proposed approach to Universal Credit was set out in a White Paper &quot;Universal Credit: Welfare that Works&quot; and in draft Regulations upon which a wide range of organisations responded to in the consultation exercise carried out by the Social Security Advisory Committee.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 192380 more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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3967
unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Crockart more like this
43582
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions 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 consultation his Department has had with groups representing separated parents on steps to ensure universal credit makes shared parenting a financially viable option for parents who do not have family-based financial arrangements in place. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh West more like this
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Mike Crockart more like this
unstar this property uin 192380 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 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>Currently the child element will be awarded to the parent with whom the child or qualifying young person normally lives. Where separated parents both share the care of a child or qualifying young person they are expected to jointly nominate which of them has the main responsibility.</p><p>Where parents are unable to come to an agreement themselves, a determination will be made. This will take account of where the child normally lives and who has the main day to day responsibility. </p><p>The proposed approach to Universal Credit was set out in a White Paper &quot;Universal Credit: Welfare that Works&quot; and in draft Regulations upon which a wide range of organisations responded to in the consultation exercise carried out by the Social Security Advisory Committee.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 192385 more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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3967
unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Crockart more like this
90882
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Written Questions 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 proportion of named day written questions were answered by his Department within the prescribed period in the (a) 2012-13 session, (b) 2013-14 session and (c) 2014-15 session to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
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Hilary Benn more like this
unstar this property uin 208435 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 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>In the 2014-15 session, as at the end of August 2014, the department had answered 89% of named day questions on the named day</p><p> </p><p>Departmental performance information, for ordinary and named day Parliamentary Questions, is collated by the Office of the Leader of the House of Commons and submitted to the Procedure Committee. This is published on a sessional basis by the committee, and includes evidence regarding departmental performance. The monitoring report relating to the 2012-13 session was published on 13 February 2014 as HC1046. The report covering statistics relating to performance during the 2013-14 session will be published very shortly by the Procedure Committee.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-09-10T12:19:46.9165873Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-10T12:19:46.9165873Z
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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 Hilary Benn more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-05-08more like thismore than 2014-05-08
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions 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 takes to ensure that a claimant suffers no financial hardship as a result of paperwork lost by a jobcentre. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Alyn and Deeside more like this
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Mark Tami more like this
unstar this property uin 198186 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>In the event of maladministration, the Department provides for a special payment scheme. The scheme is designed to allow us to restore the claimant to the financial position they would have been in, had there been no maladministration. Information about the scheme can be found on gov.uk.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Tami more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Access to Work Programme 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, if he will amend the access to work scheme to enable deaf people to employ a full-time salaried support worker. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
unstar this property uin 198733 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 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>The Access to Work programme currently allows for support to be organised in this way if it offers the most cost effective and practical solution and there is clear customer need for that level of support. We are taking a close look at the Access to Work programme over the next three months, focussing on how we can assist the largest number of disabled paople in work. We will incude in that process a consideration of how best to address the needs of customers requiring support for a large number of hours each week on an on-going basis.</p><p> </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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less than 2014-06-11T16:50:29.2828316Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-11T16:50:29.2828316Z
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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 Steve McCabe more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Poverty 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 estimate he has made of the number of children in poverty in (a) Glasgow North West constituency, (b) Glasgow, (c) Scotland and (d) the UK in each year until 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North West more like this
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John Robertson more like this
unstar this property uin 199577 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>The Government does not produce forecasts of the number of children living in income poverty either locally or nationally. The number of children in poverty is dependent on a number of factors which cannot be reliably predicted, including the median income.</p><p> </p><p>The Government does not believe it is possible to accurately project child poverty to 2020. Poverty projections are rarely accurate. For example, IFS projections in October 2011 suggested the number of children in relative poverty would fall by 100,000 in 2010/11, whereas in fact it fell by 300,000.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T16:37:54.5418227Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T16:37:54.5418227Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Robertson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 28 July (WA 247) what specific estimates they have made of the expected "positive impact" of the childcare element of Universal Credit on work incentives for mothers and corresponding employment rates and tax receipts from mothers paying income tax and national insurance. more like this
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Lord Sutherland of Houndwood more like this
unstar this property uin HL1680 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-11more like thismore than 2014-08-11
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>The announced measures mean from April 2016, families with children who have childcare costs below the defined limits will see an improved financial incentive to work and to work more hours.</p><p>Once Universal Credit is fully rolled out many working families will face an improved incentive to work, including 100,000 families who will get childcare support for the first time under Universal Credit. The precise improvement an individual faces will vary according to circumstance.</p><p>We have not made a specific estimate of how this feeds through into employment rates and tax receipts.</p><p><br></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-08-11T12:29:40.4536069Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T12:29:40.4536069Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Sutherland of Houndwood more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Greater Manchester 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, how many benefit sanctions on the grounds of (a) not actively seeking employment, (b) refusal of employment, (c) failure to attend a mandatory interview, (d) failure to participate in work-related activity and (e) non-compliance with a Jobseeker's Direction were received by claimants in (i) Denton and Reddish constituency, (ii) Tameside local authority and (iii) Stockport local authority between (A) April 2011 and March 2012 and (B) April 2013 and March 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Denton and Reddish more like this
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Andrew Gwynne more like this
unstar this property uin 207769 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-09more like thismore than 2014-09-09
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>The available information as requested is shown in the table below.</p><p> </p><p>Number of adverse benefit sanctions applied in Denton and Reddish parliamentary constituency, Tameside Local Authority, Stockport Local Authority by referral reason:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Denton and Reddish</p></td><td><p>April 2011 to March 2012</p></td><td><p>April 2013 to March 2014</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Failure to attend a mandatory interview</p></td><td><p>390</p></td><td><p>410</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Non-compliance with a Jobseekers Direction</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Not actively seeking employment</p></td><td><p>160</p></td><td><p>520</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Failure to participate in Work-related activity</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>110</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Refusal of employment</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Stockport</p></td><td><p>April 2011 to March 2012</p></td><td><p>April 2013 to March 2014</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Failure to attend a mandatory interview</p></td><td><p>1,080</p></td><td><p>800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Non-compliance with a Jobseekers Direction</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>70</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Not actively seeking employment</p></td><td><p>430</p></td><td><p>920</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Failure to participate in Work-related activity</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>280</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Refusal of employment</p></td><td><p>150</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tameside</p></td><td><p>April 2011 to March 2012</p></td><td><p>April 2013 to March 2014</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Failure to attend a mandatory interview</p></td><td><p>1,240</p></td><td><p>1,110</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Non-compliance with a Jobseekers Direction</p></td><td><p>150</p></td><td><p>60</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Not actively seeking employment</p></td><td><p>530</p></td><td><p>1,790</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Failure to participate in Work-related activity</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>280</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Refusal of employment</p></td><td><p>250</p></td><td><p>80</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source (JSA and ESA): DWP Statistical Services: Sanctions and Disallowance Decisions Statistics Database.</p><p>Source (IS): Income Support Computer System</p><p>Notes:</p><p>1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest ten.</p><p>2. Data provided is up to March 2014 which is the latest available.</p><p>3. The number of benefit sanctions applied is the number of sanction or disallowance referrals where the decision was found against the claimant for those in receipt of Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) in the work related activity group, or Income Support (Lone Parents).</p><p>4. The following reasons for referral apply to JSA only: Not actively seeking employment; Refusal of employment; Non-compliance with a Jobseekers Direction.</p><p>5. Refusal of employment is defined as follows: Refusal or failure to apply for, or accept if offered, a job which an employment officer has informed him/her is vacant or about to become vacant without good reason.</p><p>6. Failure to attend a mandatory interview includes: Failure to attend a mandatory interview for ESA claimants, failure to attend/participate in a work focused interview for ISLP claimants and failure to attend an adviser interview for JSA claimants.</p><p>7. Failure to participate in Work-related activity applies to ESA claimants in the work related activity group only.</p><p>8. New sanctions rules came into force for JSA from 22 October 2012 and for ESA from 3 December 2012. The number of JSA sanctions applied for the new regime is the number of low, intermediate, and high level referrals where the decision was found against the claimant. Further information can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/jobseekers-allowance-overview-of-sanctions-rules" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/jobseekers-allowance-overview-of-sanctions-rules</a></p><p>9. New regulations for ISLP claimants came into force on 28 April 2014.</p><p>An explanation of the full regulations is provided below can be found at: <a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1097/contents/made" target="_blank">http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1097/contents/made</a></p><p>10. This information for JSA and ESA sanctions is published at:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-09-09T12:36:15.1107866Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-09T12:36:15.1107866Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Gwynne more like this