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1010287
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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
star this property house id 1 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, for what reasons MPs offices have implicit consent arrangements for universal credit applications and advice services require explicit consent to support claimants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 192887 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>On 13 March 2017 <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2017-03-13/HCWS528/" target="_blank">Written Statement - HCWS528</a> outlined the implicit consent arrangements for MPs.</p><p>Where explicit consent is needed it can be quickly given in different ways. For example, claimants only need to put a note in their journal to give consent; this is a far simpler and more straightforward process than in legacy systems. Once consent is given, advisers will work with the claimant’s representatives.</p><p>In our response to the Social Security Advisory Committee we agreed to explore options for improving the process of explicit consent in relation to Universal Credit in collaboration with the Committee to consider how current practices could be enhanced and to publish a report on our joint conclusions.</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 2018-11-27T17:56:29.997Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T17:56:29.997Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
star this property tabling member
4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
1011497
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
star 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, how many and what proportion of universal credit claimants who have a level of deduction from the standard allowance have a reduction of (a) the 40 per cent cap and (b) above the 30 per cent level (c) above the 20 per cent level in the most recent month for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 194148 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 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>For eligible claims to Universal Credit Full Service due a payment in September 2018, 55% (490,000 claims) had a deduction (which may include for advances, sanctions, fraud penalties, and other deductions).</p><p>The information for claims with deductions above 20 per cent of their standard allowance is as follows:</p><p>a. 12% (61,000 claims) had deductions at 40% of the Standard Allowance (7% of all eligible claims)</p><p>b. 28% (138,000 claims) had deductions above 30% of the Standard Allowance (15% of all eligible claims)</p><p>c. 47% (232,000 claims) had deductions above 20% of their Standard Allowance (26% of all eligible claims).</p><p><strong>Notes: </strong><strong><br></strong>Claim numbers are rounded to the nearest 1,000</p><p>Claim numbers may not match official statistics caseloads due to methodological differences.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 194147 more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T17:30:08.907Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
star this property tabling member
4523
unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1012452
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
star 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, when her Department plans to respond to the recommendations set out in the Work and Pensions Committee report, Universal Support. 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 194625 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The Work and Pensions Select Committee recently published its report on Universal Support. We will respond to the Committee’s recommendations in due course.</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 2018-11-27T18:11:03.137Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T18:11:03.137Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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534
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1010209
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
star 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, how many universal credit claimants each month are having more than 40 per cent of their monthly award deducted to repay debt. 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 192731 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>Deductions may include a number of items that are debt repayments, but may also include other items such as payments to utility companies for current bills, or court fines. These are not debts. Disaggregating categories that represent debt, from those that do not, would incur a disproportionate cost.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>In August 2018, 0.6% of Universal Credit claimants had a deduction that exceeded the normal 40% maximum deduction rate (this does not include sanctions or fraud penalties which are reductions of benefit rather than deductions). In these cases, a priority order is applied so that deductions for arrears of housing costs or fuel costs are applied first, in order to to protect claimant welfare.</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 2018-11-27T14:03:41.087Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T14:03:41.087Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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478
unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1010396
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
star 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, how many universal credit cases have been closed in error in the most recent 12 months for which data are available; and what the time taken was for each of those cases to be rebuilt. 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 192748 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. Information about cases deleted in error is provided in my answer on 19 November to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-11-13/190789/" target="_blank">190789</a> .</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 2018-11-27T18:31:28.277Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T18:31:28.277Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
star this property tabling member
478
unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1011514
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
star 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, whether the maximum proportion of universal credit which can be deducted for claimant rent arrears will change as a result of Budget 2018. 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 194161 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 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>Although Autumn Budget 2018 announced a reduction (applying from October 2019) in the overall maximum rate of deductions from Universal Credit from 40% to 30%, the maximum proportion of Universal Credit which can be deducted for claimant rent arrears has not changed and remains between 10 and 20 per cent.</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 2018-11-26T18:28:55.217Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T18:28:55.217Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
star this property tabling member
4400
unstar this property label Biography information for Margaret Greenwood more like this
1011515
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
star 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, in what circumstances the repayment of an advance can be deducted from a claimant's universal credit in addition to the maximum proportion that can be deducted for other debts. 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 194162 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 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>There are no circumstances in which the repayment of an advance can be taken in excess of 40% of a claimant’s Universal Credit standard allowance.*</p><p> </p><p>From October 2019, we will reduce the maximum rate at which deductions can be made from a Universal Credit award from 40% to 30% of the standard allowance. This will ensure that those on Universal Credit are supported to repay debts in a more sustainable and manageable way. From October 2021, we will also increase the period over which advances will be recovered, from 12 to 16 months.</p><p> </p><p>* The addition of a subsequent deduction such as for rent, gas or electricity arrears may take the overall level of deductions to over 40% in a small number of cases. In these circumstances the advance repayments do not themselves take the claimant over the threshold, rather the additional deductions are made to protect claimant welfare by preventing disconnection or eviction.</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 2018-11-26T17:30:26.45Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T17:30:26.45Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4400
unstar this property label Biography information for Margaret Greenwood more like this
1012445
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit remove filter
star 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, what assessment she has made of the effect of reducing the waiting period for the payment of universal credit payment on foodbank usage in (a) Edgbaston, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 194769 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>People use food banks for many reasons and it would be misleading to link them to any single cause.</p><p> </p><p>We have made a number of improvements to the waiting period to ensure claimants have enough money to manage until the first Universal Credit payment is made.</p><p> </p><p>New claimants to Universal Credit can apply for a 100% advance if they need some financial support until the first regular payment is made, which can be repaid over 16 months from October 2021.</p><p> </p><p>Since April 2018, claimants have received a two week run-on of housing benefit payments. From July 2020, income related legacy benefits will continue for two weeks after a claim for Universal Credit has been made. This measure means that around 1.1 million people will see a one-off gain of approximately £200, between 2020/21 and 2023/24.</p><p><strong> </strong></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 2018-11-27T12:41:14.377Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T12:41:14.377Z
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this