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170247
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on 8 December (HC Deb, col 633), what specific new steps they are taking to raise awareness of short-term benefit advances. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p>I refer the Noble Baroness to the oral answer given by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the Rt.Hon. Iain Duncan Smith, Official Report, 8 December 2014, column 633. He set out how the Department for Work and Pensions will be doing much more to raise awareness of Short Term Benefit Advances (STBAs) as recommended by the All-Party Parliamentary inquiry and others, including the Social Security Advisory Committee. This will include providing more information to claimants about STBAs online and in Jobcentres. Staff guidance on STBAs will also be updated and staff reminded of the process for considering an STBA.</p><p> </p><p>A key part of the STBA process is a discussion between the claimant and the Decision Maker to consider the circumstances of the request and make an informed discretionary decision about the claimant’s needs. Such a discussion needs to be had with the claimant and cannot be done online or with a third party.</p><p> </p><p>Benefits are normally paid in arrears and where the Department can pay any benefit due to the claimant it does. Where an STBA can be paid it is usually paid the day after it is first requested by the claimant.</p><p> </p><p>The Government believes the current system for claiming STBAs is simple. All claimants need to do is mention to staff that they will not be able to manage until their payment is due and the STBA process will start. However, the Government has accepted the need to raise awareness of STBAs as set out above.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has made improvements to the hardship process. In July 2014 it strengthened guidance for work coaches so that all claimants are informed about how and when they can make an application for hardship payment and processing times have also been improved.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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HL3744 more like this
HL3745 more like this
HL3746 more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T17:21:20.167Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T17:21:20.167Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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4234
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
170228
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Money Laundering: EU Action more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress of current negotiations on the proposed 4th European Union Directive on money laundering as regards risk assessment and consequent enhanced due diligence for United Kingdom Politically Exposed Persons. more like this
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Lord Clement-Jones more like this
star this property uin HL3724 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-22more like thismore than 2014-12-22
star this property answer text <p><strong>The Government has advocated a risk-based approach to “politically exposed persons” domestically, through negotiations on the Directive.</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>In the UK, this would require treating UK PEPs, such as UK Parliamentarians, on the basis of risk when undertaking customer due diligence. Enhanced due diligence would only apply if the business relationship is assessed as high risk.</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>Political agreement between the Presidency, the European Parliament and the Commission on the Directive was reached on 16 December. We expect the Italian Presidency to provide further details shortly. </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Deighton more like this
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less than 2014-12-22T14:45:24.487Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-22T14:45:24.487Z
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4262
star this property label Biography information for Lord Deighton more like this
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3396
star this property label Biography information for Lord Clement-Jones more like this
170267
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Antibiotics more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have considered excluding newly launched antibiotics or soon-to-be launched antibiotics from the payment-by-results tariff. more like this
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Baroness Manzoor more like this
star this property uin HL3763 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-31more like thismore than 2014-12-31
star this property answer text <p>All known new drugs, which include new antibiotics, coming onto the United Kingdom market are considered as part of the process for determining whether they can be added to the list of high cost drugs that are reimbursed outside of national prices. This process takes a forward look for drugs likely to come onto the market when the National Tariff comes into effect, to ensure that the high cost list remains clinically relevant.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are commissioning an external review of the pathways for the development, assessment, and adoption of innovative medicines and medical technology. This review will consider how to speed up access for National Health Service patients to cost-effective new diagnostics, medicines and devices.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-12-31T11:11:43.08Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-31T11:11:43.08Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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4289
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Manzoor more like this
170229
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Burma more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of illicit jade and drug trading in Burma and the actions of the government of that country in respect of tackling the trade of such goods into China. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL3725 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-31more like thismore than 2014-12-31
star this property answer text <p>Burma remains the main source of drugs in the region and is the world’s second largest producer of opium poppy, which along with illicit trade of jade, provides significant sources of income that have helped fuel Burma’s internal conflicts. The production of methamphetamine is also a growing concern, with the majority of the production in Burma exported to neighbouring countries. <br><br>We are aware of plans for improved cooperation between the nations of the Mekong region, including Burma, to tackle the illicit drugs trade. This includes the recent establishment of a regional centre in Chiang Mai, Thailand, staffed by drugs enforcement officers from Burma, Thailand, China and Laos. The UK welcomes these efforts and encourages coordination with the UN Office of Drugs and Crime.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-12-31T11:23:47.13Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-31T11:23:47.13Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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3895
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
170251
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Aircraft Carriers more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what evidence-based analysis they have conducted to establish the vulnerability of the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers to modern submarine threats. more like this
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Lord Chidgey more like this
star this property uin HL3747 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-23more like thismore than 2014-12-23
star this property answer text <p>Comprehensive threat and survivability analysis was conducted by Defence Science and Technology Laboratories during the design phase of the Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) aircraft carriers. The output of this analysis is periodically reviewed and updated with input from Defence Intelligence Services and the Maritime Warfare Centre, and used to inform continued development of the operating procedures and war-fighting doctrine for the QEC.</p><p> </p><p>I am withholding further details of this analysis and its conclusions as disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL3748 more like this
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less than 2014-12-23T15:06:29.75Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-23T15:06:29.75Z
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3428
star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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50
star this property label Biography information for Lord Chidgey more like this
170252
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Aircraft Carriers more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what evidence-based analysis they have conducted to establish the vulnerability of the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers to modern anti-ship missile threats. more like this
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Lord Chidgey more like this
star this property uin HL3748 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-23more like thismore than 2014-12-23
star this property answer text <p>Comprehensive threat and survivability analysis was conducted by Defence Science and Technology Laboratories during the design phase of the Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) aircraft carriers. The output of this analysis is periodically reviewed and updated with input from Defence Intelligence Services and the Maritime Warfare Centre, and used to inform continued development of the operating procedures and war-fighting doctrine for the QEC.</p><p> </p><p>I am withholding further details of this analysis and its conclusions as disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL3747 more like this
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less than 2014-12-23T15:06:29.92Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-23T15:06:29.92Z
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3428
star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Chidgey more like this
170260
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading North Korea more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what anti-bribery measures are in place for Foreign and Commonwealth Office-funded organisations working in North Korea in the light of the assessment in Transparency International’s 2014 Corruption Index of corruption among North Korean public officials. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL3756 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-31more like thismore than 2014-12-31
star this property answer text <p>Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) projects in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) are usually delivered through international partners such as the British Council, International Committee of the Red Cross or the Royal United Services Institute. Before we select an implementing partner we carry out relevant due diligence checks, which include, but are not limited to, obtaining assurances about: training provided to staff in relation to reporting bribery and corruption; how those concerns are shared with donors; and what policies and principles and/or procedures the organisation has in place to regulate its own conduct.</p><p>In line with standard FCO project requirements, detailed budgets are required for all projects and these are carefully checked to ensure both in-country and other costs are reasonable. Project implementers are required to provide quarterly financial reports and originals or copies of all invoices and receipts, as well as a Project Completion Report containing a detailed breakdown of all expenditure during the project period. The final payment on any project is only released after submission of a satisfactory Project Completion Report.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-12-31T11:26:12.857Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-31T11:26:12.857Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
170259
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading North Korea more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Foreign and Commonwealth Office-funded organisations in North Korea pay their in-country partners in North Korean Won or in foreign currency; and how the British Embassy pays its North Korean staff. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL3755 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-31more like thismore than 2014-12-31
star this property answer text <p>Foreign and Commonwealth Office projects in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) are usually delivered through international partners, such as the British Council, International Committee of the Red Cross or the Royal United Service Institute. Where we or partners make payments in-country for specific goods or services, this is usually done in euros. Our Embassy in Pyongyang does not pay for project costs in North Korean won.</p><p>The local staff who work at our Embassy in Pyongyang are not directly employed by the Embassy, but employed and assigned by the DPRK government. This arrangement is common to all Embassies and international organisations working in the DPRK. Basic salaries are paid to the DPRK’s General Services Bureau, while allowances, overtime and bonuses are paid directly to individuals. All payments are made in euros.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-12-31T11:26:55.59Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-31T11:26:55.59Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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738
star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
170276
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Academies: Special Educational Needs more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many tribunal appeals there have been in relation to (1) academy schools’ admission processes for Special Educational Needs (SEN), and (2) academy schools’ education of pupils with SEN; of these how many tribunal outcomes went against the academy; and, in those instances, on how many occasions there were issues with compliance. more like this
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Baroness King of Bow more like this
star this property uin HL3772 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-23more like thismore than 2014-12-23
star this property answer text <p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service, First-tier Tribunal Special Educational Needs and Disability (FtT SEND) considers appeals from the parents of children with special educational needs or from young people with special educational needs, against the decisions of Local Authorities where the parent or the young person cannot reach agreement with the Local Authority about how those needs will be met. FtT SEND also considers parents' or young persons’ claims of disability discrimination in schools. The Ministry of Justice has recently published FtT SEND statistics for the 2013-14 academic year and these can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/385777/sen-tables-2014.xls.</p><p> </p><p>Although the tribunal deals with appeals against local authority placements it does not deal with appeals relating to the admission processes for children with SEN in any schools nor does it deal with appeals relating to the education within schools, of children with SEN. HMCTS is therefore unable to provide the specific information that has been requested and has no role in compliance.</p><p> </p><p>Appeals to the FtT SEND are against Local Authorities rather than the individual school or educational establishment. Appeals can be made for a number of reasons including, for example, where the Local Authority has refused to undertake an assessment of the child's or young person’s needs or where a parent disagrees with the school named in the Education, Health and Social Care Plan provided by the Local Authority. The tribunal may, in this latter group of cases, require the local authority to amend the name of the school or other institution to that preferred by the parent or young person. That preferred school may be an academy.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-12-23T12:54:17.133Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-23T12:54:17.133Z
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4183
star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness King of Bow more like this
170248
star this property registered interest false more like this
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will examine "the possibility of allowing advice workers to request automatically short-term benefit advances electronically for their clients" as recommended by the report of the All-Party Parliamentary inquiry into Hunger and Food Poverty in Britain. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL3744 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Noble Baroness to the oral answer given by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the Rt.Hon. Iain Duncan Smith, Official Report, 8 December 2014, column 633. He set out how the Department for Work and Pensions will be doing much more to raise awareness of Short Term Benefit Advances (STBAs) as recommended by the All-Party Parliamentary inquiry and others, including the Social Security Advisory Committee. This will include providing more information to claimants about STBAs online and in Jobcentres. Staff guidance on STBAs will also be updated and staff reminded of the process for considering an STBA.</p><p> </p><p>A key part of the STBA process is a discussion between the claimant and the Decision Maker to consider the circumstances of the request and make an informed discretionary decision about the claimant’s needs. Such a discussion needs to be had with the claimant and cannot be done online or with a third party.</p><p> </p><p>Benefits are normally paid in arrears and where the Department can pay any benefit due to the claimant it does. Where an STBA can be paid it is usually paid the day after it is first requested by the claimant.</p><p> </p><p>The Government believes the current system for claiming STBAs is simple. All claimants need to do is mention to staff that they will not be able to manage until their payment is due and the STBA process will start. However, the Government has accepted the need to raise awareness of STBAs as set out above.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has made improvements to the hardship process. In July 2014 it strengthened guidance for work coaches so that all claimants are informed about how and when they can make an application for hardship payment and processing times have also been improved.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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HL3743 more like this
HL3745 more like this
HL3746 more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T17:21:20.12Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T17:21:20.12Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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4234
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this