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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
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of reports that people who are paid on the last day of the month are incorrectly showing on the HMRC database as having been paid on the first working day of the month on the ability of her Department to correctly assess an individual’s entitlement to benefits; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
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Stephen Morgan more like this
unstar this property uin 281024 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit takes earnings into account in a way that is fair and transparent. The amount of Universal Credit paid reflects, as closely as possible, the actual circumstances of a household during each monthly assessment period, including any earnings reported by the employer during the assessment period, regardless of when they were paid, or which month they relate to.</p><p>Assessment periods allow for Universal Credit awards to be adjusted on a monthly basis, ensuring that if claimants’ incomes fall, they do not have to wait several months for a rise in their Universal Credit award.</p><p>Claimants can discuss queries about how fluctuating income effects Universal Credit with their case managers and work coaches, who can also signpost to services appropriate to individual circumstances.</p><p>The Department has been working closely with HMRC since Universal Credit went live to support and inform employers who report earnings to emphasise the importance of timely reporting via the Real Time Information (RTI) system.</p><p>HMRC have updated their guidance to reiterate to employers the importance of reporting accurate dates and the impact on payment cycles; the Financial Secretary to the Treasury is also working closely with HMRC and employers to do this.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T14:24:24.683Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T14:24:24.683Z
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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 Mr Stephen Morgan more like this
1141279
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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
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the proportion of universal credit claimants that have had a deduction as a result of arrears to their (a) first, (b) second, (c) third, (d) fourth, (e) fifth and (f) sixth universal credit payment in the most recent period for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
unstar this property uin 280971 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The maximum rate of deductions cannot normally exceed 40 per cent of the Universal Credit standard allowance and does not reduce other components of an award, such as money paid for children, housing or when someone is caring for a severely disabled person. From October 2019 this will be reduced to 30 per cent and from October 2021 we are increasing the maximum recovery period for advances from 12 to 16 months.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government recognises the importance of safeguarding the welfare of claimants who have incurred debt, so last resort deductions can be applied to protect vulnerable claimants from eviction and/or having their fuel supply (gas/electricity) cut off, by providing a last resort repayment method for arrears of these essential services. In these cases, when it is considered to be in the best interests of the claimant and their family, deductions may be taken above the 40 per cent limit.</p><p> </p><p>If a claimant is in financial difficulty as a result of the level of deductions being made they can contact the Department to request that a reduction in deductions be considered</p><p> </p><p>The table below gives the proportion of claims in the first to sixth assessment periods, for which a deduction was taken relating to arrears in February 2019, the latest month which data is available for.  <strong>  </strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Assessment Period</p></td><td><p>% with arrears deductions</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1.7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>3.1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>4.3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>5.1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>6.1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>6.7%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Notes</strong></p><p>1. Figures relate to Universal Credit full service.</p><p>2. Figures are rounded to the nearest per cent.</p><p>3. Figures included arrears for gas, electric, water, rent and service charges</p><p>4. We would expect to see overall amount increasing as the caseload and number of claims with deductions increase, but the average over that time also decreases.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T15:52:39.273Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T15:52:39.273Z
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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 Caroline Lucas more like this
1141281
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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
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Greater London more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 May 2019 to Question 224493, how much has been deducted from universal credit claimants' standard allowance in (a) the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and (b) Poplar and Limehouse constituency in each month since April 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Poplar and Limehouse more like this
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Jim Fitzpatrick more like this
unstar this property uin 280902 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The attached table shows the amount deducted from Universal Credit claims in (a) the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and (b) the Poplar and Limehouse parliamentary constituency in each month since April 2017 to May 2019, which is the latest month that data is available for.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T16:36:28.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T16:36:28.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property file name PQ280902 data.xlsx more like this
star this property title 280902 data more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jim Fitzpatrick more like this
1141322
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
star this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Commons: Sign Language more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what discussions the Commission has had on establishing in-house BSL interpretation service for deaf visitors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hyndburn more like this
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Graham P Jones more like this
unstar this property uin 280981 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The House of Commons provides a range of British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation services for visitors to the Palace of Westminster and currently holds the Action on Hearing Loss ‘Louder than Words’ charter mark, which is re-accredited every three years.</p><p>Visitors on a commercial, ticketed tour can choose a BSL self-guided option which has been tested and approved by a range of deaf groups.</p><p>Visitors on a democratic access tour can also choose a BSL self-guided option, although in most cases a BSL signer would be booked and made available. The bicameral Visitor Services team has booked 35 BSL interpreters for visitors attending tours or watching parliamentary business, such as select committees, since the start of 2018. BSL interpretation can also be provided for visiting schools, although in most cases the schools themselves will bring their own interpreter.</p><p>The House is investigating the provision of a basic level of BSL training across the Visitor Services team. Training staff to a sufficiently high level of expertise to lead or interpret tours or other visiting activities has to date proved difficult due to the level and duration of training required combined with the frequency of staff turnover. The Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster is expected to provide an opportunity for wider improvements in relation to accessibility and inclusion, including interpretation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T12:30:27.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T12:30:27.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Graham P Jones more like this
1141325
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading High Speed Two: Redundancy Pay more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of settlement agreements entered into by HS2 Ltd with former staff included non-disclosure provisions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury South more like this
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Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As of the end of August, a total of 48 former staff have signed Settlement Agreements with HS2 Ltd.</p><p> </p><p>The Settlement Agreements that have been signed all contain mutual confidentiality obligations which protect personal information such as what monies are owed. These obligations do not apply where information is required to be disclosed by law or where a protected disclosure is made by the employee under whistleblowing legislation. It should be noted that no former employee of HS2 Ltd has raised any such protected disclosure.</p><p> </p><p>Before any Settlement Agreement is signed by HS2 Ltd and the employee, a certificate from an independent legal adviser must be provided, evidencing that legal advice has been given to the employee as to the effect of the terms of the Agreement. This process can lead to requests for changes to the template Agreement, which HS2 Ltd accepts where feasible.</p><p> </p><p>As noted in the response to PQ 281612 and PQ 281613, HS2 Ltd has not entered into any Non-Disclosure Agreements with any HS2 employee.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 280911 more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T12:26:37.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T12:26:37.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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441
star this property label Biography information for Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
1141326
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading High Speed Two: Termination of Employment more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many compromise agreements entered into by HS2 Ltd with former staff included non-disclosure provisions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury South more like this
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Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As of the end of August, a total of 48 former staff have signed Settlement Agreements with HS2 Ltd.</p><p> </p><p>The Settlement Agreements that have been signed all contain mutual confidentiality obligations which protect personal information such as what monies are owed. These obligations do not apply where information is required to be disclosed by law or where a protected disclosure is made by the employee under whistleblowing legislation. It should be noted that no former employee of HS2 Ltd has raised any such protected disclosure.</p><p> </p><p>Before any Settlement Agreement is signed by HS2 Ltd and the employee, a certificate from an independent legal adviser must be provided, evidencing that legal advice has been given to the employee as to the effect of the terms of the Agreement. This process can lead to requests for changes to the template Agreement, which HS2 Ltd accepts where feasible.</p><p> </p><p>As noted in the response to PQ 281612 and PQ 281613, HS2 Ltd has not entered into any Non-Disclosure Agreements with any HS2 employee.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 280910 more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T12:26:37.25Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T12:26:37.25Z
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3926
star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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441
star this property label Biography information for Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
1141327
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading High Speed Two: Redundancy Pay more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total cost of redundancy payments to former HS2 Ltd staff is. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury South more like this
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Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
unstar this property uin 280912 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>HS2 publish Annual Reports and Accounts which can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hs2-annual-reports-and-accounts" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hs2-annual-reports-and-accounts</a> The Annual Reports and Accounts provide details about the cost of redundancy payments in each year since HS2 Ltd was established.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T12:32:50.333Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T12:32:50.333Z
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3926
star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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441
star this property label Biography information for Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
1141328
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading High Speed Two: Redundancy Pay more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, under what authorised scheme redundancy payments were made to former HS2 Ltd staff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury South more like this
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Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
unstar this property uin 280913 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>HS2 Ltd has authorisation to offer redundancies on statutory terms.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T11:52:50.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T11:52:50.21Z
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3926
star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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441
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1141357
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Buildings more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Loneliness Strategy, published in October 2018, what progress his Department has made on publishing guidance on schools maximising the use of their premises, as well as other forms of income generation that can be beneficial to the community. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Batley and Spen more like this
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Tracy Brabin more like this
unstar this property uin 281070 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department intends to publish guidance for schools on income generation in due course. The guidance will set out different types of income generation activities, including letting out premises, working with local businesses, selling goods and services and applying for grants.</p><p>Our aim is to level the playing field between schools in their ability to generate income and help them build strong community links at the same time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T08:41:58.483Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T08:41:58.483Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tracy Brabin more like this
1141401
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Mental Health Services more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the press release, National mental health programme between schools and NHS, published on 12 July 2019, what plans he has to ensure that the Link Programme of training for each school, college and alternative provision setting includes awareness of the links between mental health and speech, language and communication needs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
unstar this property uin 281096 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Over the next four years, the Link Programme will be offered to every school and college in England at a cost of £9.3 million, covering up to 22,000 schools and colleges. The programme is designed to improve communication and partnership between NHS mental health services and education professionals, so that more children and young people receive the help and support they need, and are referred to specialist services if necessary.</p><p> </p><p>The programme brings together education and mental health professions and when specific needs such as speech, language and communication are identified they can be matched or signposted to local services for support.</p><p> </p><p>Schools are required to identify and address the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) requirements of their pupils, and to use their best endeavours to make sure that those pupils receive the support they need.</p><p> </p><p>In 2018, we announced new contracts worth more than £25 million to help ensure children with SEND access excellent support, including those with speech, language and communication needs. This included £3.4 million for 2018-2020 to equip the school workforce to deliver high-quality teaching across all types of SEND.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T09:01:58.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T09:01:58.113Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this