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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Universal Credit: Havering more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have migrated to universal credit in Havering in the most recent 12-month period for which data is available. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 224480 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-28more like thismore than 2019-02-28
answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to my answer to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2019-01-15/208805/" target="_blank">208805</a> on 23 January.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-28T11:36:37.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T11:36:37.21Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1078723
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Universal Credit: Havering more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people migrated to universal credit in Havering in the last 12 months. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 226603 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to my answer to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2019-01-15/208805/" target="_blank">208805</a> on 23 January 2019.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-07T14:15:29.71Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-07T14:15:29.71Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1081929
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Employment more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average amount of time spent looking for a job was each week by individuals claiming (a) universal credit and (b) job seekers allowance in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 227982 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
answer text <p>The requested information is not held by the Department.</p><p>All work-related requirements are agreed in discussion with claimants. They are tailored to their individual personal circumstances and capacity, and recorded in their claimant commitment. This includes an agreement of the total time they have available and can be expected to be engaged in suitable work related activities including work search activities where appropriate.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-12T16:40:25.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T16:40:25.717Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1091098
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what measures are in place to help universal credit claimants with the repayment of debt. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 233547 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
answer text <p>The Department recognises the importance of safeguarding the welfare of claimants who have incurred debt, and Universal Credit already has procedures and regulations in place to protect claimants from excessive deductions.</p><p>A claimant’s circumstances are always taken into account when applying debt repayment thresholds to avoid undue hardship. If a claimant is having difficulty repaying a benefit overpayment, they can request a reconsideration of the amount that is being taken. Any reduction will be based on the individual circumstances of the claimant rather than the amount of the overpayment, which helps to ensure that a sustainable repayment plan based on affordability is put in place.</p><p>The maximum rate of deductions will not normally exceed an amount equal to 40 per cent of the Universal Credit standard allowance, and from October 2019 this maximum rate will be reduced to 30 per cent. However, where it is in the best interest of vulnerable claimants, to protect them from being made homeless or having their fuel disconnected, deductions in excess of the maximum rate may be applied. This is only for ‘last resort’ third party deductions for arrears of service charges, rent, gas and electricity. When we take deductions for gas and electricity arrears, we will also take them for the on-going monthly cost of these utilities.</p><p>The Department has also implemented a range of measures to further support claimants such as providing a two-week ‘transitional housing payment’ for those who had been receiving Housing Benefit before transitioning onto Universal Credit, and interest free advances, worth up to 100 per cent of their indicative Universal Credit award which can be paid back over 12 months.</p>
answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-26T15:43:23.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T15:43:23.65Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1091100
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Children more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many children in households affected by the two-child limit on welfare payments are in (a) Romford and (b) the borough of Havering. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 233549 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
answer text <p>Data published in June 2018, broken down by country can be accessed at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-tax-credit-and-universal-credit-claimants-statistics-related-to-the-policy-to-provide-support-for-a-maximum-of-2-children-april-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-tax-credit-and-universal-credit-claimants-statistics-related-to-the-policy-to-provide-support-for-a-maximum-of-2-children-april-2018</a>.</p><p>The information on the level requested was not captured in the reporting database and therefore is not available. This was due to the small numbers of Universal Credit cases recorded as being affected by this policy, meaning it is not possible to break down these totals by smaller geographic areas without the risk of identifying individual claimants.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-26T15:33:59.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T15:33:59.607Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter