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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Zero-hours Contracts: West Midlands more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 his Department has made of the number of people in the West Midlands on zero-hour contracts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 263688 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>Data from the independent Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that in 2018 75,000 people in the West Midlands are employed on zero hours’ contracts – representing just 2.7% of people employed in the West Midlands.</p><p> </p><p>In the UK in 2018 the ONS estimate that 844,000 people were employed on zero hours’ contracts – 2.6% of all people employed.</p><p> </p><p>A record number of people (32.7 million) in the UK are employed. Since 2010 nearly 80% of the growth in employment has been in full-time work and over 75% has come from permanent employment’. Average wages have grown faster than inflation for 15 consecutive months.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:05:37.353Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:05:37.353Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Young People: Gender more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the Youth Voice Census Report 2019, published in June 2018, what assessment she has made of the effect of gender on a young person's level of engagement with school and employment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 266814 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 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>No assessment has been made of gender on a young person’s level of engagement with school and employment.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government is committed to providing targeted support for all young people so that everyone, no matter what their start in life, is given the very best chance.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has raised the participation age to ensure that all young people are supported to continue their education until at least age 18, and invested nearly £7 billion during academic year 2018/19, to ensure there is a place in education or training for every 16 to 19-year old.</p><p> </p><p>Local Authorities (LAs) have a statutory duty to identify and track the participation of 16 and 17 year olds, supporting those who are not participating to do so and making sure that there is sufficient, suitable education and training provision to meet their needs. The September Guarantee places a further duty on LAs to ensure that all year 11 pupils (and year 12 pupils on one year courses) receive an offer of a place in education/training for the following September. It aims to ensure that all young people, regardless of what they achieved in school, understand that there are opportunities that will help them to progress, and to ensure that they get the advice and support they need to find a suitable place.</p><p> </p><p>The latest data for the end of 2017 (provisional) shows that 86.8% of 16-18-year-old females are in Education and Training, compared to 85.1% of males. Source is the ‘Participation in education, training and employment: 2017’ published statistics.</p><p> </p><p>In January to March 2019 the number of young people aged 16-24 who were not in education, employment or training (NEET) in the UK was at a near record low (764,000) – down 364,000 since 2010. As part of this the number of women aged 16-24 who were NEET was at a near record low (383,000) – down 238,000 since 2010. The number of men aged 16-24 who were NEET was also near a record low – at 381,000 – down 126,000 since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>The latest figures from the independent ONS, show that in February-April 2019 UK employment rate is at a joint record high of 76.1% - and as part of this the female employment rate is at a record high (72.0%). The male employment rate was 80.3% - up 5.3% points since 2010.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T15:38:46.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T15:38:46.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Working Links: Insolvency more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Working Links going into administration on the charities to which it owed money. more like this
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Lord Hogan-Howe more like this
star this property uin HL15670 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>The Department considered the impact on stakeholders and sub-contractors, based on the Administrator’s statement of affairs at the point of Working Links going into administration, and has worked with both the Administrator and Fedcap, who have taken over a number of Working Links contracts, to minimise the impact on those supply chain partners owed monies by Working Links at the point of administration.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-05-28T14:19:29.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T14:19:29.63Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Hogan-Howe more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Working Links more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2019 to Question 254799, what steps his Department has taken to minimise the effect on the Working Links supply chain partners owed monies by that company at the point of administration for social enterprises and the third sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 257591 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>All Working Links subcontractors delivering DWP services were issued a letter from the Department providing them with details of the Administrator advising direct contact should there be monies owed to them by Working Links. The Department has met all of its obligations in regard to the contracts, including payments, leading up to and as a consequence of the administration.</p><p> </p><p>The Department considered the impact on stakeholders and sub-contractors, based on the Administrator’s statement of affairs at the point of Working Links going into administration, and has worked with both the Administrator and Fedcap, who have taken over a number of Working Links contracts, to minimise the impact on those supply chain partners owed monies by Working Links at the point of administration.</p><p /><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T12:41:35.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T12:41:35.233Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Working Links more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2019 to Question 254799, what steps his Department has taken to meet its Commercial Strategy objective to create a more competitive, agile, diverse and innovative supply base in relation to Working Links sub-contractors still owed money for services delivered. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 257592 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>DWP commercial policy is to advertise opportunities early and to engage with all appropriate sectors of the market, through pre-procurement market engagement events, to encourage wide participation and create the best competitive environment.</p><p>All Working Links subcontractors delivering Departmental services have been issued a letter from the Department advising them to contact the Administrator should there be monies owed to them by Working Links.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T13:58:17.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T13:58:17.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1128387
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Working Links more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2019 to Question 254799, what steps his Department has taken to meet its Commercial Strategy objective on strengthening commercial management of key suppliers, managing performance, relationships and risks in relation to Working Links sub-contractors still owed money for services delivered. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 257593 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>DWP is currently implementing two change programmes – the Contract Management Capability Programme and Strategic Supplier Relationship Management - to support further improvements in commercial and contract management capability across the department.</p><p>DWP continues to use the Merlin service to provide assurance of suppliers and supply chains in the Employment and Health Categories.</p><p>All Working Links subcontractors delivering Departmental services have been issued a letter from the Department advising them to contact the Administrator should there be monies owed to them by Working Links.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T14:06:49.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T14:06:49.08Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1128414
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Working Links more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what due diligence her Department carried out in relation to Brian Bell, Chief Executive Officer of Fedcap Employment prior to that company taking over her Department's Working Links contract. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 257602 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The DWP Employment Category team undertake due diligence on companies in or entering the UK employment provision market. We do not undertake due diligence on individual employees of companies, although our processes seeks to ensure that persons are not disqualified to act as a Director. Our understanding is that Mr Brian Bell is not a Director, according to Companies House and therefore his ability to undertake a role in Fedcap is a matter for that Company.</p><p> </p><p /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T12:52:37.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T12:52:37.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1128811
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Working Links more like this
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unstar 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, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2019 to Question 254799, on Working Links, for what reasons Working Links Ministry of Justice Permitted Subcontractors are receiving payments and protections but Working Links Permitted Subcontractors for her Department are not. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answer text <p>The Department refers to the responses to 2 previous PQs (254799 and 257591) which addressed this question on 17<sup>th</sup> May and 28<sup>th</sup> May respectively. This answer confirms those responses.</p><p> </p><p>The MOJ are making payments to a small number of Permitted Sub Contractors on the basis of a) the unique nature of their services (statutory services) and b) the structure of their current market in the context of the transformation announced on 16<sup>th</sup> May 2019.</p><p>There is no defined term within DWP contracts for Permitted Subcontractors.</p><p> </p><p>The Department considered the impact on stakeholders and sub-contractors, based on the Administrator’s statement of affairs at the point of Working Links going into administration, and has worked with both the Administrator and Fedcap, who have taken over a number of Working Links contracts, to minimise the impact on those supply chain partners owed monies by Working Links at the point of administration.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has met all of its obligations in regard to the contracts, including payments, leading up to and as a consequence of the administration.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-06-06T16:46:42.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T16:46:42.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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3973
star this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1143077
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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Working Links more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions officials of her Department have had with their counterparts in the Ministry of Justice on the correspondence entitled Working Links: Ministerial direction confirmation letter from the Secretary of State for Justice, published on 8 May 2019; and if she will introduce similar financial protections for permitted subcontractors as set out in that correspondence to her Department’s Working Links subcontractors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gateshead more like this
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Ian Mearns more like this
star this property uin 284751 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>DWP Commercial have had discussions with MOJ colleagues to clarify the MOJ Ministerial direction correspondence published on 8 May 2019.</p><p>The MOJ are making payments to a small number of Permitted Sub Contractors on the basis of a) the unique nature of their services (statutory services) and b) the structure of their current market in the context of the transformation announced on 16 May 2019.</p><p>The Department considered the impact on stakeholders and sub-contractors, based on the Administrator’s statement of affairs at the point of Working Links going into administration, and has worked with both the Administrator and Fedcap, who have taken over a number of Working Links contracts, to minimise the impact on those supply chain partners owed monies by Working Links at the point of administration.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T13:31:53.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T13:31:53.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ian Mearns more like this
1147070
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star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Working Age Benefits more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 she has made of the effect of the working age benefit freeze on the household incomes of people with (a) disabilities and (b) long term health conditions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Cambridgeshire more like this
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Heidi Allen more like this
star this property uin 292319 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>An Impact Assessment of the benefit freeze was published in 2015, this is available in the link below.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.parliament.uk/documents/impact-assessments/IA15-006C.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/documents/impact-assessments/IA15-006C.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>This benefit freeze excluded Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance, the Support Group component of Employment and Support Allowance (for those not expected to look for work), disability premia in working-age benefits and the disabled elements of tax credits. This provides protection for those facing the additional cost of disability and long term health conditions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T11:34:07.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T11:34:07.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Heidi Allen more like this
1143614
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work and Health Programme 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 Table 13 on ring-fenced funding on page 21 of the DWP Main Estimate 2019-20 Select Committee Memorandum, if she will publish a regional breakdown of budgeted expenditure in 2018-19 under the Work and Health programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral West more like this
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Margaret Greenwood more like this
star this property uin 285303 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>Estimates are published by HMT. DWP has no plans to publish an additional breakdown of the Main Estimate.</p><p> </p><p>There is some additional data, detailed below, already available in the public domain that may assist.</p><p> </p><p>The DWP Annual Report and Accounts for 2018-19 <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/812722/dwp-annual-report-and-accounts-2018-2019.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/812722/dwp-annual-report-and-accounts-2018-2019.pdf</a> provide a description of each DEL Estimate line on page 146 and pages 156 -159 detail more information around our 2019-20 funding although not specifically by each line in the Main Estimate.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, within the published Main Estimate Section D, Executive Arm’s Length Bodies (Net), is broken down in Part III Note E (page 156 of the published Main Estimate). Note E therefore provides a further break down of row D of the Resource DEL table and the Capital DEL table.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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284648 more like this
284656 more like this
284662 more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T12:42:40.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T12:42:40.843Z
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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star this property label Biography information for Margaret Greenwood more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment: Veterans 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, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of training for fit-to-work assessors for military veterans. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 266654 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Military Veterans who claim Employment and Support Allowance/Universal Credit are likely to have a variety of health conditions both physical and mental health related. Healthcare Professionals undertaking work capability assessments are equipped to identify the impact of these conditions as part of the existing assessment process.</p><p>All Healthcare Professionals carrying out work capability assessments are medically qualified and highly-trained practitioners in their own field. They are subject to a rigorous recruitment process followed by a comprehensive training programme in disability assessment. The assessment is not a medical assessment requiring the Healthcare Professional to diagnose a condition and recommend treatment options. The focus is on ensuring Healthcare Professionals are experts in disability analysis, drawing on evidence supplied by the individual and their GP or specialist clinical team, with knowledge of the likely functional effects of a wide range of health conditions.</p><p>While preparing to undertake an assessment, Healthcare Professionals can access a wide range of clinical resources to research any conditions presented. This includes evidence based protocols, e-learning modules or case studies as well as keeping knowledge up to date through Continuous Professional Development.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T12:14:51.293Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T12:14:51.293Z
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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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1131071
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 her Department has plans to collect and publish data on the numbers of people who die after (a) failing or (b) being found fit for work at an assessment for benefits relating to sickness or disability. 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 262252 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The Department has no plans to collate and publish this information.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:57:33.29Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:57:33.29Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 she has made of the adequacy of training for fit-to-work assessors to assess a person's mental health. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 266653 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 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>All Healthcare Professionals receive training on how to assess the impact of mental health conditions on individuals. This is followed by on-going professional training and support which continues for the duration of their employment in the role. In addition, Mental Health Function Champions support Healthcare Professionals by providing additional expertise about mental health, cognitive, developmental and learning disabilities and can be referred to at any time during the assessment process.</p><p>Health Assessment Providers frequently engage with medical experts, charities and relevant stakeholders to strengthen, review and update training programmes for all their assessment staff.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T13:17:35.207Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T13:17:35.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 (a) disability and (b) work capability assessments were carried out with a home visit in 2018-19 in each DWP Region. 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 269649 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>Please find the information requested below. PIP and HDAS both have separate estate delivery models resulting in a significant difference in numbers of home visits. I have interpreted ‘(a) disability’ as PIP assessments.</p><p> </p><p>This is unpublished data derived from the DWP0400 report. The numbers are unpublished data, derived from assessment provider MI.</p><p> </p><p>(a) PIP data does not align to DWP regions, however, I have provided the data in the relevant Lots. Lot 1 (Scotland, north-east and north-west England), Lot 2 (Central England and Wales) and Lot 3 (South East and South West England):</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Personal Independence Payment completed as Home Visits Contract Lot</strong> <strong>April 18 - March 19</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lot 1 – Scotland &amp; the North</p></td><td><p>76,890</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lot 2 – Wales and The Midlands</p></td><td><p>116,630</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lot 3 – The South of England</p></td><td><p>47,160</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Lot 2 numbers are higher due to the supplier business model; Lot 1 is higher than Lot 3 due to the higher proportion of rural areas.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>(b) Work Capability Assessment data by DWP regions:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Work Capability Assessments completed as Home Visits by DWP Region <br> April 18 - March 19</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Central</p></td><td><p>2,070</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London &amp; Home Counties</p></td><td><p>1,460</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>2,200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>1,590</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>1,350</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Southern</p></td><td><p>1,080</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>630</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Figures rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>All Assessment Providers are required to undertake home visits where there is a clinical need to do so and assess all cases prior to routing them for assessment. In PIP, there is some contract flexibility in the delivery of home assessments over and above the clinical requirement.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:42:45.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:42:45.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 claimants have died in the last 12 months after having been assessed by her Department as fit for work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hodge Hill more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Liam Byrne more like this
star this property uin 284785 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 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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 North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T10:33:24.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T10:33:24.837Z
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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star this property label Biography information for Liam Byrne more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons her Department took the decision to undertake an internal review into the handling of the case of Stephen Smith in private after his death having been found by her Department as fit for work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hodge Hill more like this
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Liam Byrne more like this
star this property uin 284788 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 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>Internal Process Reviews (IPR) were established as an internal continuous improvement tool and take place when it is considered that objective scrutiny would be beneficial. Its purpose is to examine DWP processes and how they were followed. If appropriate they can also identify recommendations for changes. IPRs contain sensitive personal information and are not suitable for disclosure in the public domain.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T10:40:15.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T10:40:15.233Z
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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star this property label Biography information for Liam Byrne more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Winter Fuel Payments more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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, on how many occasions the winter fuel payment has been incorrectly paid; and what steps he has taken to recover those payments in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Moray more like this
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Douglas Ross more like this
star this property uin 257526 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 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <p>The DWP makes around 12 million Winter Fuel payments each year.</p><p>The DWP is working hard to prevent overpayments from occurring in the first place. However, these do sometimes occur due to a claimant failing to inform DWP of a change of household composition, or that they have moved abroad. Winter Fuel staff annually undertake an extensive Data Matching exercise to identify if any overpayments have occurred, and reduce the possibility of incorrect payments.</p><p>The table below shows the volume of Winter Fuel payments that were overpaid in the last 3 financial years rounded to the nearest 100. This represents less than 0.05% of the total Winter Fuel payments made.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Volume Of Winter Fuel Payments Overpaid</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>3,600</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>5,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>5,200</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em>*The data in this response has been sourced from internal management information. It should therefore not be compared to any other similar data subsequently released by the Department.</em></p><p /><p>The DWP has an obligation to ensure that public money is administered responsibly. Therefore, where permitted under Social Security legislation, the DWP seeks to recover any overpaid benefit. Where possible, the DWP will recover through on-going deductions from a claimant’s benefit.</p><p>The DWP ensures that appropriate safeguards are in place to protect claimants who have deductions from their benefit to repay overpayments. There are maximum rates of deduction that are set out in legislation, and if a claimant is struggling they can contact the DWP’s Debt Management Team to discuss lowering their repayment rate.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T15:06:10.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T15:06:10.007Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Douglas Ross more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading William Hill: Closures more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 she is taking to support staff of William Hill following the announcement that 700 branches will close; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 273427 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 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>DWP stands ready to support any affected by the proposed closures, with our Rapid Response Service (RRS) offer. This is a redundancy service designed to give support and advice to employers and their employees when faced with the prospect of redundancy. It is coordinated nationally by the National Employer and Partnership Team (NEPT) and is managed by Jobcentre Plus.</p><p> </p><p>Each Jobcentre Plus district deploy resources according to the situation and the requirements of the workforce. This service is available to be deployed nationally should William Hill require support from Jobcentre Plus. The RRS is delivered in partnership with a range of national and local partners, including National Careers Service and local service providers.</p><p> </p><p>The range of support available from Jobcentre Plus and partners may include:</p><ul><li>Information advice and guidance.</li><li>Connecting people to jobs in the labour market.</li><li>Help with job search including CV writing, interview skills, where to find jobs and<br>how to apply for them.</li><li>Help to identify transferable skills and skills gaps (linked to the local labour<br>market).</li><li>Training to update skills, learn new ones and gain industry recognised<br>certification that will improve employability.</li><li>Help to overcome barriers to attending training or securing a job or <br>self-employment such as child care costs, necessary tools, work clothes, travel<br>costs etc.</li><li>On-site presentations to those affected.</li><li>Jobs Fairs and Job Clubs where appropriate.</li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T09:34:57.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T09:34:57.8Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Welfare Tax Credits more like this
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star this property legislature
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unstar 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, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June 2019 to Question 264329, of the 749,000 claimants with deductions from universal credit for non-universal credit debts, if she will provide a breakdown of the tax credit overpayments being repaid by the year in which those overpayments first originated. 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 268404 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 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The table below shows the amount of Tax Credit debt broken down by year. *</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Reg. Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Proportion</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>13.55%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>27.67%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>58.78%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Universal Credit is expected to lead to savings across welfare as we are able to adjust benefit entitlement in line with changing circumstances in real time. Internal and external data matches are increasingly helping inform benefit payments and alerting staff to check for any undeclared changes in people’s circumstances.</p><p>When recovering benefit overpayments, the Department ensures that appropriate safeguards are in place to protect claimants from any undue financial hardship.</p><p><em>*The data provided in this response has been sourced from internal management information and was not intended for public release. It should therefore not be compared to any other, similar data subsequently released by the Department. </em></p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T13:17:51.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T13:17:51.327Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Welfare State more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to create a new "safety net" to prevent people from becoming destitute; and what consideration they have given to re-establishing a national assistance board to assist in this endeavour. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL16985 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to providing a strong safety-net for those who need it. We continue to spend over £95 billion a year on working age welfare benefits. We have a well-established system of hardship payments, benefit advances and budgeting loans for those who need extra support, and Jobcentre managers work closely with external partners to help vulnerable claimants. Our local government finance settlement means that over this year and next, councils will get over £10 billion in direct grants from central government to continue to offer a range of vital services to their local communities. We have no plans to re-establish a national assistance board.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T15:04:19.59Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:04:19.59Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Welfare Assistance Schemes: Yorkshire and the Humber more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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unstar 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, which local authorities in (a) Yorkshire and (b) Humberside have local welfare assistance schemes in place. 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 282353 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 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>We do not hold information on delivery of local welfare assistance schemes.</p><p> </p><p>The reforms to the Social Fund in 2013 allowed local authorities in England and the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales to deliver their own local provision for people who are in need of urgent help. We passed funding over to them (from April 2013) on a non ring-fenced basis with no statutory duties or monitoring requirements attached, giving maximum flexibility to deliver services as they see fit according to local needs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T14:12:13.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T14:12:13.793Z
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
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1140535
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star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Welfare Assistance Schemes: Immigrants more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
unstar 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 make it her policy to extend eligibility for local welfare assistance to families with dependent children that have no recourse to public funds conditions attached to their leave to remain in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 279420 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 2019-07-29more like thismore than 2019-07-29
star this property answer text <p>The reforms to the Social Fund in 2013 allowed local authorities in England, and the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales, to deliver their own local provision for people who are in need of urgent help. We passed funding over to local authorities and devolved administrations (from April 2013) on a non-ring-fenced basis, with no statutory duties or monitoring requirements attached. Local authorities are best placed to decide how to target flexible help to support local welfare needs. The Government has no plans to alter policy on LWP or to review this provision at this time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 279418 more like this
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less than 2019-07-29T14:39:47.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-29T14:39:47.457Z
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
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star this property label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Welfare Assistance Schemes: Families and Young People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
unstar 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 support her Department provides to local authorities to ensure the provision of (a) local welfare assistance and (b) other services to (i) families and (ii) young people in crisis. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Scott Mann more like this
star this property uin 293657 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Welfare Reform Act 2012 abolished Social Fund Crisis Loans and Community Grants from April 2013. The funding was passed over to local authorities in England and devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales on a non-ringfenced basis, and with no statutory duties attached.</p><p> </p><p>DWP provides a network of around 300 specialised work coaches for the cross government Troubled Families Programme. These Troubled Families Employment Advisers (TFEAs) support families across all local authority areas in England, providing tailored, one to one employment and welfare support. TFEAs also upskill local authorities and partners on employment matters.</p><p> </p><p>DWP is working with all top tier local authorities in England to help them to address parental conflict, which can harm children’s outcomes. 98% of local authorities have taken up our offer of training for frontline practitioners and support for strategic leaders, to increase local capability in addressing parental conflict.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-10-08T13:24:41.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T13:24:41.317Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Scott Mann more like this
1137770
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Welfare Assistance Schemes more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
unstar 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 she has made of the number of local authorities that run local welfare assistance schemes.