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star this property human indexable true more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property date tabled less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property ddp created less than 2019-05-24T09:00:31.747Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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Treasury more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T09:21:08.738Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T09:21:08.738Z
less than 2019-06-05T08:25:04.672Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T08:25:04.672Z
star this property hansard heading Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 257568 more like this
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star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T07:53:21.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T07:53:21.21Z
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of disputes of tax credit overpayments have (a) been written off and not collected, (b) been reduced and (c) proceeded to collection in full in each of the last five years. more like this
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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 257568 more like this
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star this property uin 257568 more like this
star this property version 1 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>HMRC does not record data broken down to this level of detail so the information requested is not readily available and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T07:53:21.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T07:53:21.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ruth George remove filter
star this property publisher 25259
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4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1130991
star this property human indexable true more like this
star this property published true more like this
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property answer date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property date tabled less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property ddp created less than 2019-06-10T21:59:24.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T21:59:24.203Z
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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 2019-06-10T22:08:56.016Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T22:08:56.016Z
less than 2019-06-13T12:56:01.743Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T12:56:01.743Z
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Appeals more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 262439 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T12:24:10.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T12:24:10.687Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people whose personal independence payment has (a) increased, (b) decreased, (c) reduced to zero and (d) stayed the same as a result of an appeal decision in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property session
2017/19 more like this
star this property session number 1 more like this
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 262439 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin 262439 more like this
star this property version 1 more like this
star this property written parliamentary question type NamedDay more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T12:24:10.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T12:24:10.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ruth George remove filter
star this property publisher 25259
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1131127
star this property human indexable true more like this
star this property published true more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property date tabled less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property ddp created less than 2019-06-11T13:24:25.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T13:24:25.613Z
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-11T13:25:06.342Z
less than 2019-06-11T14:38:08.980Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:38:08.980Z
star this property hansard heading Supermarkets: Conditions of Employment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 911256 more like this
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star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:06:22.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:06:22.323Z
star this property question text What recent assessment his Department has made of the equity of employment contract terms and conditions in the supermarket sector. more like this
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2017/19 more like this
star this property session number 1 more like this
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 911256 more like this
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star this property uin 911256 more like this
star this property version 1 more like this
star this property written parliamentary question type NamedDay more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to upgrading workers’ rights and protecting the most vulnerable workers. Our legal framework already ensures that employers should always treat their employees fairly, and our Good Work Plan will introduce the biggest upgrade to workers’ rights in a generation.</p><p> </p><p>In the retail sector specifically, the industry-led Retail Sector Council has identified employment as a priority workstream and this will be discussed at our next meeting on 20 June.</p> more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:06:22.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:06:22.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ruth George remove filter
star this property publisher 25259
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4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1128341
star this property human indexable true more like this
star this property published true more like this
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property answer date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property date tabled less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property ddp created less than 2019-05-24T09:00:59.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T09:00:59.917Z
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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 2019-05-24T09:21:46.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T09:21:46.447Z
less than 2019-06-10T15:35:02.379Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T15:35:02.379Z
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Overpayments more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 257575 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T15:03:56.973Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T15:03:56.973Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (a) how many and (b) what percentage of universal credit claimants had funds deducted for a universal credit overpayment in the most recent month for which data is available. 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 257575 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin 257575 more like this
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star this property written parliamentary question type Ordinary more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Internal Management information shows that in April 2019, 80,000 payments of Universal Credit (UC) had a deduction applied to repay a UC overpayment (this figure does not include UC Advances and has been rounded to the nearest 10,000).</p><p> </p><p>It is not possible to show this figure as a percentage as the latest UC caseload data is only available as of 14<sup>th</sup> February 19. However, for context as of 14<sup>th</sup> February 19, 1.4m households received payments of UC.</p><p /><p>The Department ensures that appropriate safeguards are in place to protect claimants who have deductions from their benefit to repay overpayments. There are maximum rates of deduction that are set out in legislation, and if a claimant is struggling they can contact the Department’s Debt Management Team to discuss lowering their repayment rate.</p> more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T15:03:56.973Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T15:03:56.973Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ruth George remove filter
star this property publisher 25259
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4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1128342
star this property human indexable true more like this
star this property published true more like this
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property answer date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property date tabled less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property ddp created less than 2019-05-24T09:01:02.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T09:01:02.313Z
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 2019-05-24T09:21:50.105Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T09:21:50.105Z
less than 2019-06-10T11:55:02.372Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T11:55:02.372Z
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 257576 more like this
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star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T11:23:39.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T11:23:39.323Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 18 February 2019 to Question 218205 on Universal Credit, which regulations referred to in that Answer protect claimants from excessive deductions. more like this
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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 257576 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin 257576 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the importance of safeguarding the welfare of claimants who have incurred debt. Under Universal Credit there is a structured approach to deductions from benefit, which simplifies the current complex arrangements. Claimants can view their Universal credit statement online and easily understand both how their award is calculated and what debts are being repaid, supporting them to manage their financial obligations.</p><p> </p><p>The aim of the deductions policy in Universal Credit is to protect vulnerable claimants by providing a last resort repayment method for arrears of essential services. The policy also enables social obligations to be enforced when other repayment methods have failed, or are not cost effective, and ensures that benefit debt is recovered in a cost effective manner.</p><p> </p><p>Regulations protect claimants from excessive deductions, which could lead to financial difficulty.</p><p> </p><p>Universal Credit is made up of a standard allowance plus any additional elements that apply, for example a housing element or child element. The overall maximum amount that can be deducted for debt repayments from a claimant’s Universal Credit each month is an amount equal to 40 per cent of their Universal Credit standard allowance.</p><p> </p><p>Where requested deductions exceed the 40 per cent maximum, or there is insufficient Universal Credit in payment for all deductions to be made, a priority order is applied, which determines the order in which items should be deducted. ‘Last resort’ deductions, such as rent or fuel costs, are at the top of the priority order, ensuring that claimant welfare is prioritised, followed by social obligation deductions, such as fines and child maintenance, and finally benefit debt, such as Social Fund loans and benefit overpayments.</p><p> </p><p>There are two exceptions to the overall maximum deduction rate. The first is deductions for current consumption of gas, electricity and water, which do not count towards the overall maximum amount. The second is where a Conditionality Sanction or Fraud Penalty is being applied or an Advance is being recovered, ‘last resort deductions’ (that is arrears of rent, service charges, gas or electricity) continue to be taken, even if it means that more than 40 per cent is deducted. This is to protect vulnerable claimants from being made homeless or having their fuel disconnected.</p><p> </p><p>The Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance (Claims and Payments) Regulations 2013(S.I, 2013/380) and specifically Regulation 60 and Schedule 6, paragraph 4 explains how claimants are protected from excessive deductions. These regulations are available at <a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2013/380/contents/made" target="_blank">http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2013/380/contents/made</a>.</p><p> </p>
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less than 2019-06-10T11:23:39.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T11:23:39.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4662
star this property label Biography information for Ruth George remove filter
star this property publisher 25259
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4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this