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star this property date less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
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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 Employment and Support Allowance: Arrears more like this
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, how many next of kin of the estimated 20,000 deceased disabled people who did not receive their full employment and support allowance entitlement due to errors by her Department have been contacted; how many of those next of kin have received a backpayment; and what the average backpayment has been. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
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Neil Coyle more like this
star this property uin 226127 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property answer text <p>Due to the complex and sensitive nature of reviewing these cases, we have established an intensive checking process to identify instances where deceased claimants did not receive their full award of ESA entitlement.</p><p> </p><p>It is important we get this right to avoid making undue contact with families and causing further distress, which is why these cases are initially checked against information held on various departmental administrative systems. We continue to review our processes to ensure we are as thorough as possible and have previously announced our aim of reviewing these cases by the end of 2019.</p><p> </p><p>Out of the estimated 20,000 potential cases, we have reviewed 4,700 with 3,100 requiring no further action and next of kin contacted in 1,600 cases.</p><p> </p><p>Of those, 600 were entitled to an average back payment of around £5,000</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Notes: </strong></p><ul><li>Data was extracted from Department for Work and Pensions Management Information on 25 February 2019</li><li>Numbers of cases are rounded to the nearest 100.</li><li>The average payment is rounded to the nearest £1,000.</li><li>Completing case reviews includes cases identified on DWP administrative systems as not entitled or who have identified themselves as not entitled prior to assessment, and also cases which have been through the full journey to assessment</li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T11:29:59.783Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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105664
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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4368
unstar this property label Biography information for Neil Coyle more like this
1083626
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
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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: Veterans more like this
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 veterans in receipt of a war pension are claiming employment support allowance as part of their universal credit claim. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Maidstone and The Weald more like this
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Mrs Helen Grant more like this
star this property uin 229663 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property answer text <p>New claims to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) have now stopped, however claimants can receive the ESA component of Universal Credit (UC). Claimants may also be entitled to New Style ESA which can be claimed alongside Universal Credit if the claimant has paid or been credited with sufficient National Insurance contributions, satisfying the New Style ESA eligibility conditions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T11:30:36.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T11:30:36.403Z
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4071
star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Helen Grant more like this
1083628
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
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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: Veterans more like this
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, how many veterans in receipt of (a) an armed forces compensation scheme guaranteed income payment and (b) the war pension scheme unemployability supplement have undertaken a work capability assessment to prove their entitlement to the housing element of universal credit in each year for which information is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Maidstone and The Weald more like this
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Mrs Helen Grant more like this
star this property uin 229664 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property answer text <p>The Work Capability Assessment is not a condition of entitlement to housing costs within Universal Credit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T11:43:26.54Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T11:43:26.54Z
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4071
star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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4018
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Helen Grant more like this
1082299
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
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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 Occupational Health more like this
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 she has plans to require employers to contract occupational health services; and what assessment she has made of the potential costs to business of implementing such a requirement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cleethorpes more like this
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Martin Vickers more like this
star this property uin 228633 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government wants to see employers of all sizes create healthy workplaces where people can thrive and will consult this year on measures to encourage and support all employers to play their part and to improve access to occupational health.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T14:50:43.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T14:50:43.627Z
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4071
star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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3957
unstar this property label Biography information for Martin Vickers more like this
1082300
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
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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 Occupational Health more like this
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, what assessment she has made of the quality of (a) occupational health services and (b) SEQOHS accreditation scheme in measuring the effectiveness of those services in delivering successful returns to work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cleethorpes more like this
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Martin Vickers more like this
star this property uin 228634 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
star this property answer text <p>We have not made an assessment that would specifically address this question.</p><p> </p><p>As outlined in the Government’s 2017 Command Paper ‘Improving Lives; the future of work, health and disability’ we have commissioned research to better understand occupational health provision. Findings are due to be published in 2019.</p><p> </p><p>We have worked with a wide range of stakeholders, including through our Occupational Health Expert Group, to shape measures to improve access to high quality occupational health. We will set out our proposals in a consultation exercise in 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 228635 more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T16:05:13.663Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T16:05:13.663Z
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4071
star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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3957
unstar this property label Biography information for Martin Vickers more like this
1082301
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
star this property answering body
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 Occupational Health more like this
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 estimate she has made of the average cost to an employer of contracting a physician-led occupational health service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cleethorpes more like this
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Martin Vickers more like this
star this property uin 228635 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
star this property answer text <p>We have not made an assessment that would specifically address this question.</p><p> </p><p>As outlined in the Government’s 2017 Command Paper ‘Improving Lives; the future of work, health and disability’ we have commissioned research to better understand occupational health provision. Findings are due to be published in 2019.</p><p> </p><p>We have worked with a wide range of stakeholders, including through our Occupational Health Expert Group, to shape measures to improve access to high quality occupational health. We will set out our proposals in a consultation exercise in 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 228634 more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T16:05:13.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T16:05:13.727Z
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4071
star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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3957
unstar this property label Biography information for Martin Vickers more like this
1082302
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
star this property answering body
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 Occupational Health more like this
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, what assessment she has made of the potential growth of the occupational health market in the event that all employers contracted occupational health services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cleethorpes more like this
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Martin Vickers more like this
star this property uin 228636 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
star this property answer text <p>We have not made an assessment that would specifically address this question. However, in 2017, the occupational health market was estimated to be worth around £800m a year.</p><p>In 2014, 51% of all GB employees had access to occupational health services provided for by their employer.</p><p>We have worked with a wide range of stakeholders, including through our Occupational Health Expert Group, to shape measures to improve access to high quality occupational health. We will set out our proposals in a consultation exercise in 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T16:09:15.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T16:09:15.087Z
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4071
star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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3957
unstar this property label Biography information for Martin Vickers more like this
1082306
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
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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 Occupational Health more like this
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, what recent financial incentives she has introduced to encourage employers to invest in the health and well being of their workforce through the contracting of services designed to facilitate more rapid returns to work by employees at risk of health-related job loss. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cleethorpes more like this
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Martin Vickers more like this
star this property uin 228640 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
star this property answer text <p>The tax incentives available to employers to encourage investment in employee health and wellbeing include relief for employer-funded medical treatment up to £500 where there has been a recommendation from an occupational health professional and the employee has been absent for 28 days.</p><p> </p><p>To inform future policy decisions, the Government is supporting the West Midlands Combined Authority to undertake a pilot study to assess whether and how financial incentives affect SME actions to improve health and wellbeing in the workplace.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will consult this year on measures to encourage and support all employers to reduce health-related job loss, and to improve access to occupational health.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T14:45:57.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T14:45:57.817Z
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4071
star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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3957
unstar this property label Biography information for Martin Vickers more like this
1082324
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
star this property answering body
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 Occupational Health more like this
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, what estimate she has made of the contribution of the occupational health market to the economy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cleethorpes more like this
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Martin Vickers more like this
star this property uin 228646 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
star this property answer text <p>We have not made an assessment that would specifically address this question. However, ill health among working age people, which prevents them working, costs the economy around £100bn a year. Occupational health can prevent work-related illness, unnecessary sickness absence, people falling out of work, as well as supporting business productivity and potentially reducing NHS pressures.</p><p>We have worked with a wide range of stakeholders, including through our Occupational Health Expert Group, to shape measures to improve access to high quality occupational health. We will set out our proposals in a consultation exercise in 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T15:44:51.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T15:44:51.633Z
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4071
star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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3957
unstar this property label Biography information for Martin Vickers more like this
1082119
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
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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 Employment: Dyslexia more like this
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, what steps she is taking to encourage businesses to offer meaningful employment to people with dyslexia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
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Laura Smith more like this
star this property uin 228674 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
star this property answer text <p>Improving employment opportunities for people with learning difficulties, including those with dyslexia, is a Government priority.</p><p> </p><p>When employers sign up to our Disability Confident scheme they are asked to make specific meaningful offers of opportunities for disabled people, such as jobs, apprenticeships, internships, and work experience opportunities. Disability Confident employers who use the Find a Job service to advertise jobs can now add a searchable Disability Confident tag to their vacancies. This allows disabled people to find Disability Confident employers who are offering jobs that match their skills. Over 10,500 employers have signed up to Disability Confident, and their number continues to grow.</p><p> </p><p>Where people with dyslexia require additional support at work above the level of reasonable adjustments, the Access to Work scheme can help. In 2018, 3,440 people whose primary medical condition was recorded as dyslexia had an Access to Work award approved.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T15:30:03.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T15:30:03.307Z
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4071
star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Laura Smith more like this