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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Department for Work and Pensions 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 Baroness Stowell of Beeston on 3 March (WA 278), what evidence they have that Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans were "poorly targeted and failed to help those most in need". more like this
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Baroness King of Bow more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The coalition Government outlined the evidence in <em>Local support to replace Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans for living expenses in England, Government response to the call for evidence June 2011.</em> A copy was placed in the House library and it can be found online at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/local-support-to-replace-community-care-grants-and-crisis-loans-for-living-expenses-call-for-evidence" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/local-support-to-replace-community-care-grants-and-crisis-loans-for-living-expenses-call-for-evidence</a> </p><p> </p><p>Nottinghamshire County Council have consulted on their plans to wind down their dedicated scheme and provide support by other means. Information on other authorities will be provided by the review my Department will shortly be carrying out about the way local authorities have used the funding provided following the abolition of the discretionary Social Fund. We are making arrangements with local authorities regarding this. A copy of the findings will be placed in the House Library.</p><p> </p><p>There has never been a commitment to provide specific funding beyond 2014/15. On the basis of experience on the ground since support was localised, central government believes that it makes most sense for councils to choose how much funding to allocate to these services in their areas in future - according to local priorities and needs - and how to provide such support.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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HL5963 more like this
HL5964 more like this
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less than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Baroness King of Bow more like this
42898
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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25277
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 Baroness Stowell of Beeston on 3 March (WA 278), which authorities have decided to "wind-down their local Discretionary Social Fund replacement schemes following underspends this year". more like this
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Baroness King of Bow more like this
star this property uin HL5963 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 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The coalition Government outlined the evidence in <em>Local support to replace Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans for living expenses in England, Government response to the call for evidence June 2011.</em> A copy was placed in the House library and it can be found online at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/local-support-to-replace-community-care-grants-and-crisis-loans-for-living-expenses-call-for-evidence" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/local-support-to-replace-community-care-grants-and-crisis-loans-for-living-expenses-call-for-evidence</a> </p><p> </p><p>Nottinghamshire County Council have consulted on their plans to wind down their dedicated scheme and provide support by other means. Information on other authorities will be provided by the review my Department will shortly be carrying out about the way local authorities have used the funding provided following the abolition of the discretionary Social Fund. We are making arrangements with local authorities regarding this. A copy of the findings will be placed in the House Library.</p><p> </p><p>There has never been a commitment to provide specific funding beyond 2014/15. On the basis of experience on the ground since support was localised, central government believes that it makes most sense for councils to choose how much funding to allocate to these services in their areas in future - according to local priorities and needs - and how to provide such support.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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HL5962 more like this
HL5964 more like this
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less than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Baroness King of Bow more like this
43187
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star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions 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 assessment he has made of the additional cost to small businesses of abolishing the percentage threshold scheme for recovering statutory sick pay. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield more like this
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 192168 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 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Department for Work and Pensions has published an impact assessment outlining the abolition of the Percentage Threshold Scheme (PTS) and introduction of the new provision of health assessments and occupational health advice available at the following link: </p><p>&lt;<a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2014/9780111108468/impacts" target="_blank">http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2014/9780111108468/impacts</a>&gt;</p> more like this
unstar 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 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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3952
unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
43188
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star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions 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 his policy is on alternative models of compensating small businesses for sickness absence after the abolition of the percentage threshold scheme for recovering statutory sick pay. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield more like this
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 192167 more like this
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star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Government believes that reinvesting savings from the abolition of the Percentage Threshold Scheme to establish the Health and Work Service is the most effective means of targeting public funds to tackle sickness absence. The Health and Work Service will reduce the length of sickness absence and offers a more proactive approach to sickness absence management. Small businesses are least likely to have access to occupational health services, and will benefit from having access to occupational health assessments and advice through the Health and Work Service.</p><p> </p><p>We have considered an alternative approach along the lines of restricting access to a reimbursement scheme to employers with fewer than five employees. However, this was discounted because it resulted in additional burdens on employers and additional Statutory Sick Pay reimbursement costs for the state<em>.</em></p> more like this
unstar 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 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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3952
unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
43190
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star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions 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 assessment he has made of the effect on the ability of small businesses to manage sickness absence of abolishing the Percentage Threshold Scheme for recovering statutory sick pay. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield more like this
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 192158 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 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p> </p><p><em> </em></p><p> </p><p>The SSP Percentage Threshold Scheme compensates employers with high levels of sickness absence but an independent review of sickness absence[1] found it does nothing to tackle the causes of absence. As a result, the Government accepted a recommendation in the Review to abolish the Percentage Threshold Scheme. The Government also accepted a recommendation to establish a Service (now known as the Health and Work Service) to offer specialist occupational health assessment and advice to employers, employees and GPs. The Service is designed to reduce the costs of sickness absence for employers by addressing the obstacles preventing a return to work, and supporting employees back to work as quickly as appropriate. It will be funded from the savings made from the abolition of the PTS and will provide a more proactive way to manage sickness absence. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Small businesses are least likely to have access to occupational health services, and will benefit from having access to occupational health assessments and advice through the HWS.</p><p> </p><p><em> </em></p><p> </p><br /><p>[1] Black, C. and Frost, D (2011) <em>Health at work - and independent review of sickness absence.</em></p><p> </p>
unstar 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 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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1528
star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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3952
unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
43196
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star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions 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 much his Department spent on housing benefit for tenants in (a) council property, (b) housing association and registered social landlord property and (c) private sector housing in (i) Tameside and (ii) Stockport in each year since 2009. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Denton and Reddish more like this
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Andrew Gwynne more like this
star this property uin 192149 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p> </p><p>The information is in the tables below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="5"><p>Table 1: Housing Benefit spending in Tameside by accommodation type.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>£ million, nominal</p></td><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Local Authority Accommodation</p></td><td><p>0.0</p></td><td><p>0.0</p></td><td><p>0.0</p></td><td><p>0.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Temporary Accommodation</p></td><td><p>0.8</p></td><td><p>0.8</p></td><td><p>1.9</p></td><td><p>1.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Registered Social Landlord</p></td><td><p>52.5</p></td><td><p>54.6</p></td><td><p>55.8</p></td><td><p>59.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Private Rented Sector</p></td><td><p>22.5</p></td><td><p>27.0</p></td><td><p>30.0</p></td><td><p>29.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total Housing Benefit Spend</p></td><td><p>75.8</p></td><td><p>82.4</p></td><td><p>87.7</p></td><td><p>90.9</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: Local authority statistical data and subsidy returns.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="5"><p>Table 2: Housing Benefit spending in Stockport by accommodation type.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>£ million, nominal</p></td><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Local Authority Accommodation</p></td><td><p>23.5</p></td><td><p>24.2</p></td><td><p>26.3</p></td><td><p>28.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Temporary Accommodation</p></td><td><p>0.7</p></td><td><p>0.7</p></td><td><p>0.8</p></td><td><p>0.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Registered Social Landlord</p></td><td><p>14.8</p></td><td><p>15.6</p></td><td><p>16.5</p></td><td><p>17.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Private Rented Sector</p></td><td><p>25.3</p></td><td><p>29.2</p></td><td><p>31.0</p></td><td><p>31.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total Housing Benefit Spend</p></td><td><p>64.2</p></td><td><p>69.7</p></td><td><p>74.6</p></td><td><p>78.6</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: Local authority statistical data and subsidy returns.</p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p>Figures may not sum exactly due to rounding.</p><p>Expenditure is shown for complete financial years. A breakdown of benefit expenditure for Housing Benefit can be found in the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/277439/hb-ctb-la-tables-04022014.xls" target="_blank">Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit expenditure by local authority </a>tables as per the link below:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/277439/hb-ctb-la-tables-04022014.xls" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/277439/hb-ctb-la-tables-04022014.xls</a></p><p> </p>
unstar 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 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Andrew Gwynne more like this
43216
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star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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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 remove filter
star 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, what assessment he has made of the effect on the ability of older and disabled workers to find work as a result of the abolition of the Percentage Threshold Scheme for recovering statutory sick pay. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield more like this
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 192157 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 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Statutory Sick Pay Percentage Threshold Scheme is not linked to finding work, rather it compensates employers with high levels of sickness absence. An independent review of sickness absence[1] found that this scheme does nothing to tackle the causes of absence. As a result, the Government accepted a recommendation in the review to abolish the Percentage Threshold Scheme. The Government also accepted a recommendation to establish a Service (now known as the Health and Work Service) to offer specialist occupational health assessment and advice to employers, employees and GPs. The Service is designed to reduce the costs of sickness absence for employers by addressing the issues preventing a return to work, and supporting employees back to work as quickly as appropriate. </p><p> </p><p>We consider that the creation of the Health and Work Service, funded by the abolition of the Percentage Threshold Scheme, will enable sickness absence to be better managed and improve the employment prospects of all employees, including older and disabled workers.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>[1] Black, C. and Frost, D (2011) Health at work - and independent review of sickness absen</p><br /> <p />
unstar 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 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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1528
star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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3952
unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
43266
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star this property date less than 2014-03-14more like thismore than 2014-03-14
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions 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 much his Department spent on the Jobcentre estate in 2012-13. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 192190 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>It is not possible to provide a figure specifically for the delivery of Jobcentre business, as other parts of the Department, such as staff from the Corporate Centre, the Pensions Service and Child Maintenance Divisions are co-located in Jobcentre sites, and each business unit pays for their space proportionate to their occupancy. </p> more like this
unstar 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 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Z
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1528
star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
43267
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star this property date less than 2014-03-14more like thismore than 2014-03-14
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions 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, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the differential payment regime in the Work Programme in reducing creaming and parking. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 192191 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The independent evaluation explores the pricing structure of the Work Programme. The Department will publish findings once the independent evaluation of the Work Programme is complete. </p> more like this
unstar 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 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-14more like thismore than 2014-03-14
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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 remove filter
star 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 much in discretionary housing payments has been allocated in Corby and East Northamptonshire constituency for those affected by the under-occupancy penalty in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Corby more like this
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Andy Sawford more like this
star this property uin 192229 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Discretionary Housing Payments(DHP) are allocated by Local Authority not parliamentary constituency. The table below details the overall DHP allocation and the Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy (RSRS) element for Corby and East Northhamptonshire local authorities. </p><p><strong> </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Government allocation of DHP by Local authority</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>RSRS</p></td><td><p>Total DHP</p></td><td><p>RSRS</p></td><td><p>Total DHP</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Corby</p></td><td><p>£25,669</p></td><td><p>£92,250</p></td><td><p>£92,809</p></td><td><p>£134,854</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Northamptonshire</p></td><td><p>£24,304</p></td><td><p>£85,490</p></td><td><p>£59,253</p></td><td><p>£99,565</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p> more like this
unstar 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 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Andy Sawford more like this