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1002002
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Work and Pensions 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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Separation 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, whether there is provision in place to equalise universal credit entitlement when a couple separates. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 188012 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
star this property answer text <p>When a couple separates and still require the support of Universal Credit they will claim separately and as such the two claimants will be treated as entirely separate claims and will have their entitlements and therefore award amounts treated accordingly.</p><p> </p><p>If an advance has been awarded to a couple and the couple subsequently separate, they will be equally liable to repay the advance.</p><p> </p><p>When a couple separates, and an advance has not been recovered from the associated benefit claim because the claim ends or there was no entitlement to that benefit, the outstanding balance is treated as if it were an overpayment. This would then be recoverable (as per Section 71 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992) at the standard overpayment rate.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>After separation, if a couple have an overpayment for which they are both equally liable, the debt is apportioned equally. Once this apportionment has been done we will not reverse the split liability decision. Any debt for which only one member of a couple is liable will follow that person on separation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
188013 more like this
188014 more like this
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less than 2018-11-16T14:20:06.583Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T14:20:06.583Z
star this property answering member
4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett remove filter
1002003
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions 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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Separation 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 steps her Department takes to ensure that there is a fair division when recovering advance payments when a couple separate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 188013 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
star this property answer text <p>When a couple separates and still require the support of Universal Credit they will claim separately and as such the two claimants will be treated as entirely separate claims and will have their entitlements and therefore award amounts treated accordingly.</p><p> </p><p>If an advance has been awarded to a couple and the couple subsequently separate, they will be equally liable to repay the advance.</p><p> </p><p>When a couple separates, and an advance has not been recovered from the associated benefit claim because the claim ends or there was no entitlement to that benefit, the outstanding balance is treated as if it were an overpayment. This would then be recoverable (as per Section 71 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992) at the standard overpayment rate.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>After separation, if a couple have an overpayment for which they are both equally liable, the debt is apportioned equally. Once this apportionment has been done we will not reverse the split liability decision. Any debt for which only one member of a couple is liable will follow that person on separation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
188012 more like this
188014 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-11-16T14:20:06.63Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T14:20:06.63Z
star this property answering member
4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
star this property tabling member
410
unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett remove filter
1002004
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions 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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Separation 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 her Department take steps to ensures that the remaining claimant of universal credit is not held fully responsible for unpaid advance payments when a couple separates. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 188014 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
star this property answer text <p>When a couple separates and still require the support of Universal Credit they will claim separately and as such the two claimants will be treated as entirely separate claims and will have their entitlements and therefore award amounts treated accordingly.</p><p> </p><p>If an advance has been awarded to a couple and the couple subsequently separate, they will be equally liable to repay the advance.</p><p> </p><p>When a couple separates, and an advance has not been recovered from the associated benefit claim because the claim ends or there was no entitlement to that benefit, the outstanding balance is treated as if it were an overpayment. This would then be recoverable (as per Section 71 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992) at the standard overpayment rate.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>After separation, if a couple have an overpayment for which they are both equally liable, the debt is apportioned equally. Once this apportionment has been done we will not reverse the split liability decision. Any debt for which only one member of a couple is liable will follow that person on separation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
188012 more like this
188013 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-11-16T14:20:06.677Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T14:20:06.677Z
star this property answering member
4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
star this property tabling member
410
unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett remove filter
997328
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-29more like thismore than 2018-10-29
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Department for Work and Pensions 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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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, to what extent the Behavioural Insights Team was involved in designing the technical infrastructure for universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 184879 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s Behavioural Insights Team has not been involved in designing the technical infrastructure for Universal Credit Full Service, as there is a specific user researcher team in DWP that takes care of this element.</p><p> </p><p>The design of the Universal Credit Full Service is based around user-centred design, which is an iterative design process in which designers focus on users of the service and their needs in each phase of the design process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-06T16:21:38.72Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-06T16:21:38.72Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
star this property tabling member
410
unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett remove filter
756066
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
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Department for Work and Pensions 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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Data Protection 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 breaches of data protection there have been in his Department in each year since 2010; and to which parts of his Department's work those breaches relate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 7291 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>DWP publishes details of data protection breaches affecting protected personal information in the Department’s Annual Report and Accounts, available on <a href="http://www.gov.uk" target="_blank"><em>www.gov.uk</em></a>. The number of incidents and the page they appear in the DWP Annual Report for each year since 2010 are listed below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>2 (on page 16 of DWP Accounts)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>1 (page 33)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>0 (page 29)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>2 (page 30)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>2 (page 81)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>0 (page 84)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>0 (page 92)</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T13:57:19.013Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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4008
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
star this property tabling member
410
unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett remove filter
756074
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions 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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Correspondence 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 private sector contractors have any role in the processing of outbound correspondence from his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 7282 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
star this property answer text <p>We have a number of contracts in place with private sector suppliers for the sorting, processing and delivery of the Department’s correspondence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2017-09-12T16:30:43.487Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-12T16:30:43.487Z
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4008
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
star this property tabling member
410
unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett remove filter
756598
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
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Department for Work and Pensions 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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Redundancy Pay 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, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2017 to Question 3369, how much of the £144,000 paid in exit packages to Department for Work and Pensions staff was paid to (a) men and (b) women. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 8419 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
star this property answer text <p>Since 1 November 2016 the Department has released two employees, from current headcount circa 84,000 employees, under voluntary exit. The total compensation cost was £144,000. Both of these employees were men.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2017-09-12T14:35:04.327Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-12T14:35:04.327Z
star this property answering member
4008
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
star this property tabling member
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756600
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
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Department for Work and Pensions 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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Assets 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, in which of the last 10 years his Department has submitted a strategic asset management plan to the Government Property Unit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 8027 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government Property Unit first commissioned a Strategic Asset Management Plan for the Department in September 2014. The Department has submitted one in each of the years since.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2017-09-12T16:28:40.223Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-12T16:28:40.223Z
star this property answering member
4008
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
star this property tabling member
410
unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett remove filter
756601
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
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Department for Work and Pensions 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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Cybercrime 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 the principle set out in paragraph 5.3.6 of the Government's Cyber Security Strategy that everyone who works in government has a sound awareness of cyber risk applies to members of staff employed by contractors doing work procured by his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 8045 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
star this property answer text <p>Yes, DWP gains assurance that a contractor is complying with obligations to deliver services in compliance with DWP’s security standards and policies through its industry standard contract management processes.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2017-09-12T16:25:49.313Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-12T16:25:49.313Z
star this property answering member
4008
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
star this property tabling member
410
unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett remove filter
756602
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions 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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Temporary Employment 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 proportion of requests for consultancy and temporary staff for his Department were approved via a resource board. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 7985 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
star this property answer text <p>All requests for consultancy and temporary staff were approved via a resource board.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2017-09-12T16:28:34.377Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-12T16:28:34.377Z
star this property answering member
4008
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
star this property tabling member
410
unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett remove filter