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star this property human indexable true more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
star this property date less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
star this property date tabled less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
star this property ddp created less than 2019-02-21T17:40:12.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T17:40:12.067Z
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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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less than 2019-02-21T17:45:27.926Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T17:45:27.926Z
less than 2019-05-15T17:26:27.219Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T17:26:27.219Z
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 224493 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T16:55:20.54Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T16:55:20.54Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has been deducted from universal credit claimants' standard allowance in each month since April 2017. more like this
star this property session
2017/19 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 224493 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
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unstar this property answer text <p>Internal figures are provided in the table below from two DWP datasets.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises the importance of safeguarding the welfare of claimants who have incurred debt. The aim of the deductions policy in Universal Credit is to protect vulnerable claimants from eviction and/or having their gas, electricity and water cut off, by providing a last resort repayment method for arrears of these essential services.</p><p> </p><p>The increase in Universal Credit caseload and activity to increase awareness of advances has had an effect on deductions. Increased awareness has resulted in around 60% of eligible new claims to Universal Credit receiving an advance in October 2018, providing further financial support until their first payment.</p><p> </p><p>Total amount deducted from Universal Credit payments between April 2017 and October 2018</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Month</p></td><td><p>Amount deducted [rounded to the nearest million]</p></td><td><p>Amount of Universal Credit paid [rounded to the nearest million]</p></td><td><p>Amount deducted as a percentage of Universal Credit paid</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Apr-17</p></td><td><p>£9,000,000</p></td><td><p>£140,000,000</p></td><td><p>7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May-17</p></td><td><p>£10,000,000</p></td><td><p>£148,000,000</p></td><td><p>7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jun-17</p></td><td><p>£10,000,000</p></td><td><p>£159,000,000</p></td><td><p>6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jul-17</p></td><td><p>£11,000,000</p></td><td><p>£166,000,000</p></td><td><p>6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Aug-17</p></td><td><p>£11,000,000</p></td><td><p>£176,000,000</p></td><td><p>6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sep-17</p></td><td><p>£12,000,000</p></td><td><p>£186,000,000</p></td><td><p>6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oct-17</p></td><td><p>£13,000,000</p></td><td><p>£195,000,000</p></td><td><p>7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nov-17</p></td><td><p>£13,000,000</p></td><td><p>£205,000,000</p></td><td><p>7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dec-17</p></td><td><p>£15,000,000</p></td><td><p>£216,000,000</p></td><td><p>7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan-18</p></td><td><p>£17,000,000</p></td><td><p>£232,000,000</p></td><td><p>7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Feb-18</p></td><td><p>£19,000,000</p></td><td><p>£243,000,000</p></td><td><p>8%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mar-18</p></td><td><p>£22,000,000</p></td><td><p>£257,000,000</p></td><td><p>8%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Apr-18</p></td><td><p>£23,000,000</p></td><td><p>£266,000,000</p></td><td><p>9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May-18</p></td><td><p>£25,000,000</p></td><td><p>£284,000,000</p></td><td><p>9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jun-18</p></td><td><p>£27,000,000</p></td><td><p>£319,000,000</p></td><td><p>8%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jul-18</p></td><td><p>£29,000,000</p></td><td><p>£335,000,000</p></td><td><p>9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Aug-18</p></td><td><p>£32,000,000</p></td><td><p>£360,000,000</p></td><td><p>9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sep-18</p></td><td><p>£35,000,000</p></td><td><p>£380,000,000</p></td><td><p>9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oct-18</p></td><td><p>£39,000,000</p></td><td><p>£410,000,000</p></td><td><p>10%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p> </p><p>Data sources: Universal Credit Live Service Reference Datasets and Full Service PDM data, UC Analysis Division</p><p> </p><p>1. Figures are provided for the total of UC Live Service and Full Service. The data is sourced from two different computer systems and the information available is slightly different on each system.</p><ul><li>Full Service deductions include advance repayments and all other deductions, but exclude sanctions and fraud penalties which are deductions of benefit rather than deductions.</li><li>Live Service deductions do not include sanctions which are reductions of benefit rather than deductions, but may include Fraud Penalties as these could not be removed from the Live Service data.</li><li>The Full and Live Service datasets use slightly different definitions for the month. Full Service data uses the month the UC payment is due, whereas Live Service data uses the month the assessment period related to the payment ends. The 'Total' column sums the figures using these different definitions.</li></ul><p> </p><p>2. Increase in the total deduction amounts by month reflects the effect of Universal Credit (UC) roll out as more people move onto UC.</p><p> </p><p>3. Amount of Universal Credit paid reflects the amount of money paid to claimants and their landlords as part of their award. It does not include other payments such as advances and hardship payments.</p><p> </p><p>4. Figures are provisional and are subject to retrospective change as later data becomes available.</p>
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less than 2019-05-15T16:55:20.54Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T16:55:20.54Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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4662
star this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
star this property publisher 25259
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4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1105486
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star this property answer date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
star this property date tabled less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
star this property ddp created less than 2019-03-27T21:45:48.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-27T21:45:48.123Z
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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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less than 2019-03-28T16:48:20.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T16:48:20.383Z
less than 2019-06-17T15:57:05.409Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:57:05.409Z
star this property hansard heading Tax Allowances: Occupational Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 237575 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:25:05.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:25:05.92Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether universal credit claimants are able to deduct the tax relief claimed by relief at source pension schemes from their earned income figure to calculate their award of universal credit. more like this
star this property session
2017/19 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 237575 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
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unstar this property answer text <p>100% of contributions to employer pension schemes, whether Net or Relief at Source pensions, will be taken into account when calculating the level of employed earnings in UC. This means that a UC claimant that contributes to either type of pension will, automatically (where employers report the information correctly), have their UC entitlement calculated on their taxable pay, after their pension contribution. This ensures fairness for all affected UC employed claimants.</p><p> </p><p>If there is some discrepancy in the way in which it’s reported, DWP will manually ensure that the Relief at Source pension contribution is deducted before any UC entitlement is calculated on their employed earnings.</p> more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:25:05.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:25:05.92Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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163
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1125936
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star this property answer date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
star this property date tabled less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
star this property ddp created less than 2019-05-10T14:11:42.453Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-10T14:11:42.453Z
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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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less than 2019-05-10T14:17:21.374Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-10T14:17:21.374Z
less than 2019-05-15T14:55:05.368Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T14:55:05.368Z
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Hearing Impairment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 252874 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T14:23:31.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T14:23:31.173Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of the information for British Sign Language users to contact the universal credit helpline through a video relay service. more like this
star this property session
2017/19 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Midlothian more like this
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Danielle Rowley more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 252874 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Universal Credit has been designed with accessibility in mind and we are committed to providing personalised support for all claimants.</p><p> </p><p>Where our customers need assistance to access our services and information, we make reasonable adjustments to meet their individual needs. DWP customers who have a specific communication barrier are able to use a variety of different communication methods including via third party interpreters for British Sign Language (BSL) and textphone and next Generation Text services are available to customers who are unable to contact the Department by phone.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, Universal Credit claimants can use their online accounts to send messages direct to their Work Coach or Case Manager, check their Universal Credit benefit payments and notify us of any changes.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently in the design stage of a test to implement Video Relay Service for our Universal Credit British Sign Language customers in one geography by June 2019. This will be robustly evaluated incorporating customer insight ahead of any decision to roll out the service nationally.</p>
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less than 2019-05-15T14:23:31.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T14:23:31.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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4628
star this property label Biography information for Danielle Rowley more like this
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4628
unstar this property label Biography information for Danielle Rowley more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
star this property date tabled less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
star this property ddp created less than 2019-05-10T14:11:47.310Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-10T14:11:47.310Z
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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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less than 2019-05-10T14:17:25.585Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-10T14:17:25.585Z
less than 2019-05-15T14:55:03.006Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T14:55:03.006Z
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Hearing Impairment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 252875 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T14:23:31.22Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T14:23:31.22Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate her Department has made of the number of British Sign Language users who have not received adequate support in accessing the universal credit helpline. more like this
star this property session
2017/19 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Midlothian more like this
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Danielle Rowley more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 252875 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
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unstar this property answer text <p>Universal Credit has been designed with accessibility in mind and we are committed to providing personalised support for all claimants.</p><p> </p><p>Where our customers need assistance to access our services and information, we make reasonable adjustments to meet their individual needs. DWP customers who have a specific communication barrier are able to use a variety of different communication methods including via third party interpreters for British Sign Language (BSL) and textphone and next Generation Text services are available to customers who are unable to contact the Department by phone.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, Universal Credit claimants can use their online accounts to send messages direct to their Work Coach or Case Manager, check their Universal Credit benefit payments and notify us of any changes.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently in the design stage of a test to implement Video Relay Service for our Universal Credit British Sign Language customers in one geography by June 2019. This will be robustly evaluated incorporating customer insight ahead of any decision to roll out the service nationally.</p>
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less than 2019-05-15T14:23:31.22Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T14:23:31.22Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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4628
star this property label Biography information for Danielle Rowley more like this
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4628
unstar this property label Biography information for Danielle Rowley more like this
1126157
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star this property answer date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property date tabled less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property ddp created less than 2019-05-13T18:31:24.230Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T18:31:24.230Z
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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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less than 2019-05-13T18:41:34.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T18:41:34.537Z
less than 2019-05-16T16:07:07.460Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T16:07:07.460Z
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Disqualification more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 253631 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T15:35:35.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T15:35:35.833Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Written Statement of 9 May 2019 on Labour Market Policy Update, HCWS1545, whether people currently serving a sanction for a period of over 26 weeks will have that sanction rescinded. more like this
star this property session
2017/19 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central more like this
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Alison Thewliss more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 253631 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are planning to reduce the duration of the third escalation of a high-level sanction (currently three years) to six months. We aim for this change to come into force by the end of the year. For those who have completed a three-year sanction in the past, they will not be entitled to recompense because their sanction was made in accordance with the law that was in place at the time.</p> more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T15:35:35.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T15:35:35.833Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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4430
star this property label Biography information for Alison Thewliss more like this
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4430
unstar this property label Biography information for Alison Thewliss more like this
1126159
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star this property answer date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property date tabled less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property ddp created less than 2019-05-13T18:31:29.320Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T18:31:29.320Z
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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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less than 2019-05-13T18:41:39.150Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T18:41:39.150Z
less than 2019-05-16T16:07:05.925Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T16:07:05.925Z
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Disqualification more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 253632 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T15:35:35.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T15:35:35.88Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Written Statement of 9 May 2019 on Labour Market Policy Update, HCWS1545, when the ending of benefit sanctions of over six months will come into force. more like this
star this property session
2017/19 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central more like this
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Alison Thewliss more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 253632 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are planning to reduce the duration of the third escalation of a high-level sanction (currently three years) to six months. We aim for this change to come into force by the end of the year. For those who have completed a three-year sanction in the past, they will not be entitled to recompense because their sanction was made in accordance with the law that was in place at the time.</p> more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T15:35:35.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T15:35:35.88Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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4430
star this property label Biography information for Alison Thewliss more like this
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4430
unstar this property label Biography information for Alison Thewliss more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property date tabled less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property ddp created less than 2019-05-13T18:31:34.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T18:31:34.447Z
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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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less than 2019-05-13T18:41:43.901Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T18:41:43.901Z
less than 2019-05-16T16:07:04.335Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T16:07:04.335Z
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Disqualification more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 253633 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T15:35:35.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T15:35:35.927Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Written Statement of 9 May 2019 on Labour Market Policy Update, HCWS1545, whether claimants previously sanctioned for periods over six months will be entitled to recompense. more like this
star this property session
2017/19 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central more like this
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Alison Thewliss more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 253633 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are planning to reduce the duration of the third escalation of a high-level sanction (currently three years) to six months. We aim for this change to come into force by the end of the year. For those who have completed a three-year sanction in the past, they will not be entitled to recompense because their sanction was made in accordance with the law that was in place at the time.</p> more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T15:35:35.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T15:35:35.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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4430
star this property label Biography information for Alison Thewliss more like this
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4430
unstar this property label Biography information for Alison Thewliss more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property date tabled less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property ddp created less than 2019-05-14T19:12:51.330Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T19:12:51.330Z
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T19:19:59.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T19:19:59.573Z
less than 2019-06-03T13:41:02.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-03T13:41:02.903Z
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 254086 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-06-03T13:09:40.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-03T13:09:40.307Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what response her Department makes when notified by a local authority of an error in a resident’s universal credit calculation. more like this
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2017/19 more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>It is not clear whether the questions relate to the Local Authority as the provider of housing or as the administrator of Housing Benefit and Council Tax. This answer therefore responds on both counts.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Local Authority as landlord:</strong></p><p> </p><p>The Local Authority use the ‘Landlord Portal’ to provide details of a claimant’s rent and tenancy details. When the information provided does not match what the claimant has given, the claimant will then be able to accept or reject the information uploaded by the Local Authority by logging into their Universal Credit account.</p><p> </p><p>If the claimant accepts the information provided by the Local Authority no further action is required. If the Local Authority has provided information that is rejected by the claimant, the claimant is advised to make contact to resolve this. This could require a subsequent housing declaration to be provided. The ‘Landlord Portal’ has a summary screen that allows the Local Authority to confirm or change the information they are about to provide before it has been submitted.</p><p> </p><p>This process applies whenever there is a rent change, including annual uprating of rent. The Landlord Portal is the streamlined communication tool which allows the Local Authority to disclose the rent thus highlighting errors in the claimants Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Local Authority as administrator of Housing Benefit and Council Tax:</strong></p><p> </p><p>Once a claim to Universal Credit has been made, the Local Authority will receive a notification if the claimant is in receipt of Housing Benefit. This will inform the Local Authority of the claim to Universal Credit so they can take the action to close the Housing Benefit claim where needed. The Local Authority will inform Universal Credit of the action they have taken and if there is any payment to be offset within the first assessment period.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, during the Universal Credit claim process, the claimant will be asked if their name is on the council tax bill. If the claimant answers ‘yes’, they are asked if they have applied for a reduction in their council tax. If the claimant answers that they have applied or will apply for a Council Tax Reduction, their details will be shared with the Local Authority. This is a one-way communication which allows for the Local Authority to take the appropriate action regarding an application for a Council Tax Reduction.</p>
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less than 2019-06-03T13:09:40.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-03T13:09:40.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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163
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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163
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property date tabled less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property ddp created less than 2019-05-14T19:12:53.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T19:12:53.857Z
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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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less than 2019-05-14T19:20:03.344Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T19:20:03.344Z
less than 2019-05-20T13:15:02.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:15:02.987Z
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 254087 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T12:43:12.2Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T12:43:12.2Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which organisations her Department defines as partners in the delivery of universal credit. more like this
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2017/19 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 254087 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
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unstar this property answer text <p>We work with a wide range of stakeholders, many of whom we collaborate with directly and consider partners. The next phase of delivering Universal Credit (UC) involves moving legacy benefit claimants to Universal Credit. The Department plans to pilot this approach, to test our processes carefully to ensure that claimants on all legacy benefits with a range of characteristics can be successfully moved onto Universal Credit. The Department is working with a wide and diverse range of stakeholders to design the process and we are currently developing the detailed planning on how we will start the pilot process, including which groups or individuals we will begin to move to Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>From 1 April 2019 Citizens Advice (England and Wales) and Citizens Advice Scotland are delivering the new ‘Help to Claim’ support to claimants making a new Universal Credit claim or moving from a legacy benefit to UC because of a change of circumstances. The Citizens Advice Help to Claim offers tailored, practical support to help people make a UC claim up to receiving their first full correct payment on time. It is be available online, through web-chat, through a Freephone number and face to face through local Citizens Advice services.</p>
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less than 2019-05-20T12:43:12.2Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T12:43:12.2Z
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163
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163
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property date tabled less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property ddp created less than 2019-05-14T19:12:56.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T19:12:56.407Z
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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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less than 2019-05-14T19:20:08.106Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T19:20:08.106Z
less than 2019-06-03T13:41:01.456Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-03T13:41:01.456Z
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 254088 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-06-03T13:09:40.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-03T13:09:40.383Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support her Department provides to local authorities to help (a) identify and (b) remedy errors in universal credit calculations. more like this
star this property session
2017/19 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 254088 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
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answer
unstar this property answer text <p>It is not clear whether the questions relate to the Local Authority as the provider of housing or as the administrator of Housing Benefit and Council Tax. This answer therefore responds on both counts.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Local Authority as landlord:</strong></p><p> </p><p>The Local Authority use the ‘Landlord Portal’ to provide details of a claimant’s rent and tenancy details. When the information provided does not match what the claimant has given, the claimant will then be able to accept or reject the information uploaded by the Local Authority by logging into their Universal Credit account.</p><p> </p><p>If the claimant accepts the information provided by the Local Authority no further action is required. If the Local Authority has provided information that is rejected by the claimant, the claimant is advised to make contact to resolve this. This could require a subsequent housing declaration to be provided. The ‘Landlord Portal’ has a summary screen that allows the Local Authority to confirm or change the information they are about to provide before it has been submitted.</p><p> </p><p>This process applies whenever there is a rent change, including annual uprating of rent. The Landlord Portal is the streamlined communication tool which allows the Local Authority to disclose the rent thus highlighting errors in the claimants Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Local Authority as administrator of Housing Benefit and Council Tax:</strong></p><p> </p><p>Once a claim to Universal Credit has been made, the Local Authority will receive a notification if the claimant is in receipt of Housing Benefit. This will inform the Local Authority of the claim to Universal Credit so they can take the action to close the Housing Benefit claim where needed. The Local Authority will inform Universal Credit of the action they have taken and if there is any payment to be offset within the first assessment period.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, during the Universal Credit claim process, the claimant will be asked if their name is on the council tax bill. If the claimant answers ‘yes’, they are asked if they have applied for a reduction in their council tax. If the claimant answers that they have applied or will apply for a Council Tax Reduction, their details will be shared with the Local Authority. This is a one-way communication which allows for the Local Authority to take the appropriate action regarding an application for a Council Tax Reduction.</p>
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less than 2019-06-03T13:09:40.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-03T13:09:40.383Z
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163
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star this property publisher 25259
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163
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this