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star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the additional cost to small businesses of abolishing the percentage threshold scheme for recovering statutory sick pay. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield more like this
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Toby Perkins more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Department for Work and Pensions has published an impact assessment outlining the abolition of the Percentage Threshold Scheme (PTS) and introduction of the new provision of health assessments and occupational health advice available at the following link: </p><p>&lt;<a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2014/9780111108468/impacts" target="_blank">http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2014/9780111108468/impacts</a>&gt;</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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3952
unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
43188
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on alternative models of compensating small businesses for sickness absence after the abolition of the percentage threshold scheme for recovering statutory sick pay. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield more like this
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 192167 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Government believes that reinvesting savings from the abolition of the Percentage Threshold Scheme to establish the Health and Work Service is the most effective means of targeting public funds to tackle sickness absence. The Health and Work Service will reduce the length of sickness absence and offers a more proactive approach to sickness absence management. Small businesses are least likely to have access to occupational health services, and will benefit from having access to occupational health assessments and advice through the Health and Work Service.</p><p> </p><p>We have considered an alternative approach along the lines of restricting access to a reimbursement scheme to employers with fewer than five employees. However, this was discounted because it resulted in additional burdens on employers and additional Statutory Sick Pay reimbursement costs for the state<em>.</em></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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1528
star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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3952
unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
43190
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect on the ability of small businesses to manage sickness absence of abolishing the Percentage Threshold Scheme for recovering statutory sick pay. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield more like this
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 192158 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p> </p><p><em> </em></p><p> </p><p>The SSP Percentage Threshold Scheme compensates employers with high levels of sickness absence but an independent review of sickness absence[1] found it does nothing to tackle the causes of absence. As a result, the Government accepted a recommendation in the Review to abolish the Percentage Threshold Scheme. The Government also accepted a recommendation to establish a Service (now known as the Health and Work Service) to offer specialist occupational health assessment and advice to employers, employees and GPs. The Service is designed to reduce the costs of sickness absence for employers by addressing the obstacles preventing a return to work, and supporting employees back to work as quickly as appropriate. It will be funded from the savings made from the abolition of the PTS and will provide a more proactive way to manage sickness absence. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Small businesses are least likely to have access to occupational health services, and will benefit from having access to occupational health assessments and advice through the HWS.</p><p> </p><p><em> </em></p><p> </p><br /><p>[1] Black, C. and Frost, D (2011) <em>Health at work - and independent review of sickness absence.</em></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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1528
star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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3952
unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
43216
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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
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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 he has made of the effect on the ability of older and disabled workers to find work as a result of the abolition of the Percentage Threshold Scheme for recovering statutory sick pay. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield more like this
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 192157 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The Statutory Sick Pay Percentage Threshold Scheme is not linked to finding work, rather it compensates employers with high levels of sickness absence. An independent review of sickness absence[1] found that this scheme does nothing to tackle the causes of absence. As a result, the Government accepted a recommendation in the review to abolish the Percentage Threshold Scheme. The Government also accepted a recommendation to establish a Service (now known as the Health and Work Service) to offer specialist occupational health assessment and advice to employers, employees and GPs. The Service is designed to reduce the costs of sickness absence for employers by addressing the issues preventing a return to work, and supporting employees back to work as quickly as appropriate. </p><p> </p><p>We consider that the creation of the Health and Work Service, funded by the abolition of the Percentage Threshold Scheme, will enable sickness absence to be better managed and improve the employment prospects of all employees, including older and disabled workers.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>[1] Black, C. and Frost, D (2011) Health at work - and independent review of sickness absen</p><br /> <p />
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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1528
star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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3952
unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
43300
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what investigations they are undertaking into the nutrition and health of children and vulnerable adults when sanctions are imposed on individuals who lose their benefits. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL6053 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Department does not monitor nutrition.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
43310
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many persons received housing benefit in each of the last 10 years, broken down into those who were (1) pensioners, (2) of working age but not in employment, and (3) in work. more like this
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Lord Whitty more like this
star this property uin HL6063 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Detailed statistics on Housing Benefit since 2008 can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk</a></p><p> </p><p>This includes the number of Housing Benefit (HB) recipients who a) are living in social or private rented accommodation b) those who are in employment and not on a passported benefit and c) those in receipt of HB by age. </p><p> </p><p>Please note: the economic status of all HB recipients is not available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. The information is only available for HB recipients whose claim is not passported: that is for those who do not receive Income Support, Jobseeker's Allowance (Income-Based), Employment and Support Allowance (Income-Based), or Pension Credit (Guaranteed Credit).</p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm</a></p><p> </p><p>Housing Benefit caseload by working age / pension age split prior to 2008 can be found in table 2c of the publication, Outturn and forecast: Autumn Statement 2013 available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2013</a></p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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HL6066 more like this
HL6067 more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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43313
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star this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of housing benefit claimants are in work; and what was the equivalent figure in 2000. more like this
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Lord Whitty more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Detailed statistics on Housing Benefit since 2008 can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk</a></p><p> </p><p>This includes the number of Housing Benefit (HB) recipients who a) are living in social or private rented accommodation b) those who are in employment and not on a passported benefit and c) those in receipt of HB by age. </p><p> </p><p>Please note: the economic status of all HB recipients is not available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. The information is only available for HB recipients whose claim is not passported: that is for those who do not receive Income Support, Jobseeker's Allowance (Income-Based), Employment and Support Allowance (Income-Based), or Pension Credit (Guaranteed Credit).</p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm</a></p><p> </p><p>Housing Benefit caseload by working age / pension age split prior to 2008 can be found in table 2c of the publication, Outturn and forecast: Autumn Statement 2013 available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2013</a></p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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HL6063 more like this
HL6067 more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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2444
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Whitty more like this
43314
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star this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of housing benefit claimants live in (1) social housing, and (2) private sector housing. more like this
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Lord Whitty more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Detailed statistics on Housing Benefit since 2008 can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk</a></p><p> </p><p>This includes the number of Housing Benefit (HB) recipients who a) are living in social or private rented accommodation b) those who are in employment and not on a passported benefit and c) those in receipt of HB by age. </p><p> </p><p>Please note: the economic status of all HB recipients is not available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. The information is only available for HB recipients whose claim is not passported: that is for those who do not receive Income Support, Jobseeker's Allowance (Income-Based), Employment and Support Allowance (Income-Based), or Pension Credit (Guaranteed Credit).</p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm</a></p><p> </p><p>Housing Benefit caseload by working age / pension age split prior to 2008 can be found in table 2c of the publication, Outturn and forecast: Autumn Statement 2013 available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2013</a></p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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HL6063 more like this
HL6066 more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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2444
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Whitty more like this
43465
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star this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions 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, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2014, Official Report, column 280W, on the work capability assessment, how many and what proportion of those who have undertaken a work capability test in each nation and region of the UK have been declared fit for work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 192323 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) initial claims and Incapacity Benefit (IB) reassessment claims, by outcomes of work capability assessments by regions in Great Britain are published. The numbers and the proportion of fit for work decisions can be found in table 1a and table 11 at: </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/274091/esa_wca_140122.xls" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/274091/esa_wca_140122.xls</a></p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p>1. There is a reporting lag of approximately 8-months at the issuing date of this statistical output owing to the time needed to process data and time allowed to enable each cohort's assessment phase to elapse.</p><p>2. Caseload figures rounded to nearest hundred. Totals may not sum due to the rounding method use. Proportions are rounded to the nearest whole number.</p><p>3. Figures include those cases where the functional assessment has not been completed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information for Northern Ireland is the responsibility of the Department for Social Development. Northern Ireland statistics can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.dsdni.gov.uk/index/stats_and_research/benefit_publications.htm" target="_blank">http://www.dsdni.gov.uk/index/stats_and_research/benefit_publications.htm</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
43467
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit sanctions were issued in South Staffordshire constituency in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Staffordshire more like this
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Gavin Williamson more like this
star this property uin 192333 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information requested is shown in the table below.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Number of benefit sanctions applied in South Staffordshire constituency in each of the last five years.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Date</p></td><td><p>All Benefit Sanctions</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oct 2008 to Sept 2009</p></td><td><p>390</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oct 2009 to Sept 2010</p></td><td><p>480</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oct 2010 to Sept 2011</p></td><td><p>610</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oct 2011 to Sept 2012</p></td><td><p>650</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oct 2012 to Sept 2013</p></td><td><p>610</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Source: (JSA and ESA): DWP Information, Governance and Security Directorate: Sanctions and Disallowance Decisions Statistics Database.</p><p>Source (IS): Income Support Computer System </p><p> </p><p>Notes: </p><ol start="1" type="1"><li>Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.</li></ol><p>2. The number of benefit sanctions applied is the number of sanction or disallowance referrals where the decision was found against the claimant.</p><p>3. Income Support Lone Parents receive a fixed sanction of 20% of the personal allowance rate of a single claimant [not aged less than 25] for each failure to attend/participate in a Work Focused Interview until 10 pence is left in payment. This sanction lasts until the individual attends and participates in a Work Focused Interview. In the case where there is more than one sanction in place the claimant need only attend/participate in one Work Focused Interview in order for all related sanctions to be removed from their benefit.</p><p>4. New sanctions rules came into force for JSA and ESA from 22 October 2012 and 3 December 2012. The number of JSA sanctions applied for the new regime is the number of low, intermediate, and high level referrals where the decision was found against the claimant. Further information can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/jobseekers-allowance-overview-of-sanctions-rules" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/jobseekers-allowance-overview-of-sanctions-rules</a></p><p>5. The number of JSA sanctions applied for the old regime is the number of fixed length, varied length and entitlement decisions where the decision was found against the claimant.</p><p>6. Information on JSA and ESA sanctions is published and available at:</p><p> <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gavin Williamson more like this