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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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, for what reasons MPs offices have implicit consent arrangements for universal credit applications and advice services require explicit consent to support claimants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 192887 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>On 13 March 2017 <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2017-03-13/HCWS528/" target="_blank">Written Statement - HCWS528</a> outlined the implicit consent arrangements for MPs.</p><p>Where explicit consent is needed it can be quickly given in different ways. For example, claimants only need to put a note in their journal to give consent; this is a far simpler and more straightforward process than in legacy systems. Once consent is given, advisers will work with the claimant’s representatives.</p><p>In our response to the Social Security Advisory Committee we agreed to explore options for improving the process of explicit consent in relation to Universal Credit in collaboration with the Committee to consider how current practices could be enhanced and to publish a report on our joint conclusions.</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 2018-11-27T17:56:29.997Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T17:56:29.997Z
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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 Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her policy is on job seekers allowance claimants being sanctioned for spelling mistakes in their CVs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 128571 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-23more like thismore than 2018-02-23
star this property answer text <p>Claimants will not be sanctioned for providing a CV containing spelling mistakes.</p><p> </p><p>However, it could be envisaged that, where in order to improve a claimant’s chances in the job market, a Work Coach may agree a requirement with the claimant to amend spelling mistakes on their CV (but would always support them to do so). If the claimant then fails to complete this agreed requirement without good reason they could be sanctioned, but it would be about the failure to deliver on an agreed ask, rather than a claimant’s initial spelling error on their cv. Decision Makers will take all the claimant’s individual circumstances, including any health conditions or disabilities, and any evidence of good reason into account before making a decision.</p><p> </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 2018-02-23T11:10:28.173Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-23T11:10:28.173Z
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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 Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number job seekers allowance claimants sanctioned for spelling mistakes in their CVs in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 128572 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-23more like thismore than 2018-02-23
star this property answer text <p>Claimants will not be sanctioned for providing a CV containing spelling mistakes.</p><p> </p><p>However, it could be envisaged that, where in order to improve a claimant’s chances in the job market, a Work Coach may agree a requirement with the claimant to amend spelling mistakes on their CV (but would always support them to do so). If the claimant then fails to complete this agreed requirement without good reason they could be sanctioned, but it would be about the failure to deliver on an agreed ask, rather than a claimant’s initial spelling error on their cv. Decision Makers will take all the claimant’s individual circumstances, including any health conditions or disabilities, and any evidence of good reason into account before making a decision.</p><p> </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 2018-02-23T12:48:57.627Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-23T12:48:57.627Z
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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 Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-31more like thismore than 2018-10-31
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star 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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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 definition of vulnerability her Department plans to use for claimants that will be transfer to universal credit under managed migration. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 186316 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
star this property answer text <p>To ensure that legacy claimants move safely onto Universal Credit, we are working closely with our stakeholders to design how we identify and support those claimants who will need extra help with the managed migration process.</p><p> </p><p>Managed migration will begin in July 2019 with a period of careful and robust testing at small scale to enable us to optimise our delivery approach for all claimants.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 186317 more like this
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less than 2018-11-09T09:31:25.577Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-09T09:31:25.577Z
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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 Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-31more like thismore than 2018-10-31
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star 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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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 procedures her Department has put in place to identify people that are classified as (a) vulnerable and (b) having complex needs in relation to the managed migration of claimants onto universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 186317 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
star this property answer text <p>To ensure that legacy claimants move safely onto Universal Credit, we are working closely with our stakeholders to design how we identify and support those claimants who will need extra help with the managed migration process.</p><p> </p><p>Managed migration will begin in July 2019 with a period of careful and robust testing at small scale to enable us to optimise our delivery approach for all claimants.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 186316 more like this
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less than 2018-11-09T09:31:25.637Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-09T09:31:25.637Z
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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 Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-01more like thismore than 2018-11-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star 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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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 claimants migrating from employment support allowance to universal credit will be have to provide medical evidence to demonstrate vulnerability. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 187020 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
star this property answer text <p>Being vulnerable covers a wide range of factors, not just those related to having health conditions and disabilities and as such no medical evidence is necessary to demonstrate vulnerability.</p><p> </p><p>The managed migration process is being designed to ensure a smooth transition of continuous support for all claimants, especially the most vulnerable. The Department is working with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure that the managed migration process works for everyone.</p><p> </p><p>Managed migration will commence in July 2019 during which up to 10,000 claimants will be migrated as part of the testing phase. This gradual and steady approach will allow us to ensure that the process works for everyone.</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 2018-11-06T16:36:00.47Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-06T16:36:00.47Z
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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 Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the projected number of children under the age of five who live in households that will be affected by the freeze on tax credits and jobseeker's allowance in (a) 2016-17, (b) 2017-18, (c) 2018-19 and (d) 2019-20. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 6670 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-07more like thismore than 2017-09-07
star this property answer text <p>HMRC publishes annual estimates of child and working tax credits.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/613423/cwtc-main-Apr17.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/613423/cwtc-main-Apr17.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>Provisional estimates for 2016/17 show approximately 1.84 million children under 5 living in families in receipt of tax credits.</p><p> </p><p>An Impact Assessment was also published alongside the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016. This considers impacts of the freeze on households and on protected groups including children and lone parents.</p><p><a href="http://www.parliament.uk/documents/impact-assessments/IA15-006C.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/documents/impact-assessments/IA15-006C.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>However, information on the children of recipients of Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) is not collected, and projections beyond 2016 of children under the age of 5 living in households in receipt of either tax credits or JSA have not been estimated.</p>
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 2017-09-07T09:05:24.113Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-07T09:05:24.113Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the projected number of children under the age of five who live in households that will be affected by the benefits cap in each of the next five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 6669 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-07more like thismore than 2017-09-07
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold any projections of the number of children under the age of 5 affected by the benefit cap.</p><p> </p><p>To collate and add on the additional data for all children under 5 and quality assure the figures to answer this PQ would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The Department published ad-hoc statistics in July 2017 which estimated that 56,000 households fall into the scope of the lower benefit cap in 2016/17. (Source: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-cap-estimated-impact-on-parents-by-age-of-youngest-child" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-cap-estimated-impact-on-parents-by-age-of-youngest-child</a>, Table 1, Estimated number of households in scope for the lower benefit cap prior to its introduction, by family type and age of youngest child: 2016/17).</p><p> </p><p>This does not take account of behavioural changes where people make the choice to move into employment or increase their hours of work or taken other action to move out of scope for the cap.</p><p> </p><p>The Department published an Impact Assessment on the introduction of the lower benefit cap in August 2016. (Source: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/548741/welfare-reform-and-work-act-impact-assessment-for-the-benefit-cap.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/548741/welfare-reform-and-work-act-impact-assessment-for-the-benefit-cap.pdf</a></p>
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 2017-09-07T08:49:39.92Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-07T08:49:39.92Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many children under the age of five were living in households affected by the benefits cap in each of the last four years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 6668 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-07more like thismore than 2017-09-07
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</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 2017-09-07T08:38:06.21Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-07T08:38:06.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-06more like thismore than 2017-10-06
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on charges by the Child Maintenance Service when claimants are required to transfer their cases from the Child Support Agency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 106369 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-11more like thismore than 2017-10-11
star this property answer text <p>The Child Maintenance Reforms are designed to support parents to make collaborative child maintenance arrangements where possible. This is why cases within the Child Support Agency are being closed rather than automatically moved to the Child Maintenance Service; at this point parents have the ability to choose the statutory service or make a family based arrangement. Applications to the Child Maintenance Service are subject to an application fee (except where domestic violence is reported) and on-going charges for collect and pay. The Child Maintenance Options service supports parents to make the right choice about child maintenance for their individual circumstances; this may be outside the statutory scheme through a family based arrangement. Our review of charging and its impact was published in August 2017.</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 2017-10-11T15:31:31.467Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-11T15:31:31.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-30more like thismore than 2017-01-30
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Child Support Agency: Complaints more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the average time taken by the Independent Case Examiner to process a complaint relating to the Child Support Agency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 62316 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-07more like thismore than 2017-02-07
star this property answer text <p>Once a complaint has been accepted for investigation, the ICE Office will consider whether a solution to the complaint can be brokered with the relevant department or its supplier and the complainant – known as “resolution”. If it is not possible to resolve the complaint, the case papers will be requested and the case will be allocated to an Investigation Case Manager.</p><p> </p><p>Following a review of the evidence, it may be possible for the Investigation Case Manager to “settle” the complaint if the relevant department or its supplier agrees to action that satisfies the complainant. If the complaint cannot be settled, the ICE will issue a report detailing findings and any recommendations for redress.</p><p> </p><p>In the 2016 calendar year the average time taken to process complaints relating to the Child Support Agency, from the point the complaint was accepted for investigation to case closure, was 53 weeks.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Time taken to process Child Support Agency complaints during the 2016 calendar year</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Less than six months</p></td><td><p>49</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>More than six months (but less than nine)</p></td><td><p>11</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>More than nine months (but less than 12)</p></td><td><p>76</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>More than 12 months</p></td><td><p>265</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Resources for the Independent Case Examiner’s Office are reviewed annually.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2017-02-07T16:04:44.97Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-07T16:04:44.97Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-30more like thismore than 2017-01-30
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Child Support Agency: Complaints more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many peopled waited more than (a) six months, (b) nine months and (c) 12 months for the Independent Care Examiner to process their complaint about the Child Support Agency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 62317 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-07more like thismore than 2017-02-07
star this property answer text <p>Once a complaint has been accepted for investigation, the ICE Office will consider whether a solution to the complaint can be brokered with the relevant department or its supplier and the complainant – known as “resolution”. If it is not possible to resolve the complaint, the case papers will be requested and the case will be allocated to an Investigation Case Manager.</p><p> </p><p>Following a review of the evidence, it may be possible for the Investigation Case Manager to “settle” the complaint if the relevant department or its supplier agrees to action that satisfies the complainant. If the complaint cannot be settled, the ICE will issue a report detailing findings and any recommendations for redress.</p><p> </p><p>In the 2016 calendar year the average time taken to process complaints relating to the Child Support Agency, from the point the complaint was accepted for investigation to case closure, was 53 weeks.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Time taken to process Child Support Agency complaints during the 2016 calendar year</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Less than six months</p></td><td><p>49</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>More than six months (but less than nine)</p></td><td><p>11</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>More than nine months (but less than 12)</p></td><td><p>76</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>More than 12 months</p></td><td><p>265</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Resources for the Independent Case Examiner’s Office are reviewed annually.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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62316 more like this
62433 more like this
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less than 2017-02-07T16:04:45.033Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-07T16:04:45.033Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-31more like thismore than 2017-01-31
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Child Support Agency: Appeals 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, if he will increase resources for the Independent Care Examiner to enable it to deal with Child Support Agency appeal cases in a timely manner. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 62433 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-07more like thismore than 2017-02-07
star this property answer text <p>Once a complaint has been accepted for investigation, the ICE Office will consider whether a solution to the complaint can be brokered with the relevant department or its supplier and the complainant – known as “resolution”. If it is not possible to resolve the complaint, the case papers will be requested and the case will be allocated to an Investigation Case Manager.</p><p> </p><p>Following a review of the evidence, it may be possible for the Investigation Case Manager to “settle” the complaint if the relevant department or its supplier agrees to action that satisfies the complainant. If the complaint cannot be settled, the ICE will issue a report detailing findings and any recommendations for redress.</p><p> </p><p>In the 2016 calendar year the average time taken to process complaints relating to the Child Support Agency, from the point the complaint was accepted for investigation to case closure, was 53 weeks.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Time taken to process Child Support Agency complaints during the 2016 calendar year</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Less than six months</p></td><td><p>49</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>More than six months (but less than nine)</p></td><td><p>11</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>More than nine months (but less than 12)</p></td><td><p>76</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>More than 12 months</p></td><td><p>265</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Resources for the Independent Case Examiner’s Office are reviewed annually.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2017-02-07T16:04:45.077Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-07T16:04:45.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pensions: Consumer Information 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 the new single financial guidance body will host a pensions dashboard. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 4095 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
star this property answer text <p>Pensions Dashboards are an exciting idea and the Government worked with industry to deliver a working prototype of the dashboard in April 2017. However, the development of dashboards is still at a very early stage with many policy questions outstanding, The single financial guidance body is in the early stages of being passed through Parliament so it is too early to determine the entire role of the body.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2017-07-18T16:03:31.317Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T16:03:31.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pension Credit: Eligibility more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all those people eligible for pension credit are aware of their eligibility. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 6056 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-05more like thismore than 2017-09-05
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to ensuring that older people receive the support they are entitled to and the Department targets activity on engaging with people who may be eligible at pivotal stages such as when they claim State Pension or report a change in their circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>We use a wide range of channels to communicate information about Pension Credit to potential customers; including information on gov.uk, in leaflets and by telephone.</p><p> </p><p>We believe that one of the best ways to reach those eligible customers who may be reluctant to claim is through trusted messengers working in the community and DWP provides a web-based Pension Credit toolkit at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pension-credit-toolkit" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pension-credit-toolkit</a> containing a range of resources for anyone working with pensioners. It contains guides to Pension Credit, examples of the reasons why eligible customers might not claim, ideas for encouraging take-up, and makes available a range of publicity material.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2017-09-05T11:02:56.373Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-05T11:02:56.373Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions 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, when the Government plans to publish its White Paper on defined benefit pensions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 6018 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-05more like thismore than 2017-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government intends to publish a White Paper on Defined Benefit pensions this coming winter.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2017-09-05T10:53:41.983Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-05T10:53:41.983Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Pension Age Independent Review 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, when the Government plans to publish its response to the Cridland review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 6019 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-05more like thismore than 2017-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The review was published on Wednesday 19 July 2017. Please find the below web link to the published report.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/630065/state-pension-age-review-final-report.pdf" target="_blank">Governments State pension age review final report</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2017-09-05T10:56:28.793Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-05T10:56:28.793Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that workers receive clear information about their pensions pots. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 6020 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-05more like thismore than 2017-09-05
star this property answer text <p>Legislation currently requires pension schemes to provide annual information and illustrations to scheme members about their pension pots. We are considering how members should be informed of the costs and charges that effect their pension savings.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the review of automatic enrolment we are looking at where more effective engagement could drive greater personal ownership and enable people to understand and maximise their savings. This review is due to report to Parliament at the end of the year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2017-09-05T10:57:29.3Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-05T10:57:29.3Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to reduce explicit and implicit costs for workers saving into pensions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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star this property uin 6021 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-05more like thismore than 2017-09-05
star this property answer text <p>By 2018, around 10 million people will be saving or saving more into pensions as a result of automatic enrolment. The Government wants to ensure that people who are automatically enrolled are protected from high and unfair charges. This is why in April 2015 we introduced a cap of 0.75% on administration charges for people who are invested in the default fund of schemes used for automatic enrolment. We have also taken steps to cap or ban early exit charges in occupational pension schemes, as these can act as a barrier to individuals wishing to access the pension freedoms. We have also banned member-borne commission charges in workplace pension schemes used for automatic enrolment.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently examining the level of the charge cap to see whether it should change and whether some or all the costs associated with investment transactions should also be covered. The Government expects to conclude its examination by the end of this year.</p><p> </p><p>In 2016, the Department for Work and Pensions and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) undertook a joint review on industry progress in reducing charge levels in older, so-called legacy pension schemes. The report published in December 2016 found that over 1 million customers have benefitted, or will soon benefit, from a reduction in costs and charges to 1% or lower. The Government and FCA wrote to these pension providers earlier this year challenging them to make further improvements. The Government is pleased with the progress so far and we and the FCA will continue to work with providers to ensure, wherever possible, that all members of these legacy schemes benefit from reduced charges.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2017-09-05T10:58:49.013Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-05T10:58:49.013Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions: Self-employed more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to bring self-employed workers into auto enrollment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 6007 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-06more like thismore than 2017-09-06
star this property answer text <p>The Department is undertaking a review of the policy and operation of automatic enrolment, supported by an external Advisory Group. I refer you to the scope of this review set out by my Hon Friend Richard Harrington MP on 12 Dec 2016. It will look at the diverse group of self-employed people and how they might be better enabled to save for their retirement. The review report will be laid before Parliament at the end of the year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2017-09-06T10:16:01.01Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-06T10:16:01.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to secure a full transparent market for asset purchase and sales. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 6008 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-06more like thismore than 2017-09-06
star this property answer text <p>It is important that pension savers know the costs and charges they are paying and the government is committed to making this happen. We want pension scheme members to have confidence that there are no hidden charges or fees being taken from their pots.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2015, we have required occupational and personal workplace pension schemes offering money purchase benefits, including master trust schemes, to produce an annual statement, which is available to members; which sets out the level of charges and, as far as they are able, transaction costs applicable to all funds; and the extent to which these charges and costs represent good value for members.</p><p> </p><p>It has previously been difficult for schemes to obtain information about the charges and transaction costs they incur. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) consulted last year on proposals requiring asset managers to disclose this information to trustees of occupational schemes offering money purchase benefits, and the governance committees for workplace personal pensions.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA will publish a Policy Statement later in the year setting out the final rules and guidance to disclose costs in a standardised format. We then intend to consult on how we can provide information about these costs and charges to the members of occupational schemes and to publish it. The FCA will, thereafter, introduce similar provisions for personal workplace pension schemes members.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA’s Asset Management Market Study indicated that there are significant issues with the way the investment market works. Savers, trustees, and scheme sponsors need a transparent, competitive and cost-effective investment market to provide for their security in later life and to keep their pension provision affordable. We will be studying the recommendations and proposed remedies closely to see what else government can do to support the FCA’s vital work in this area, which could deliver favourable outcomes for pension savers.</p><p> </p><p>To drive competitive pressure on asset managers the FCA recommended we look at barriers to scheme consolidation. We know that smaller pension schemes may not be able to negotiate or drive lower prices within this market, which in turn can lead to better outcomes for savers. Following a recent Call for Evidence, we are actively considering ways that we can simplify scheme consolidation and enable pension scheme scale to develop further.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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6009 more like this
6011 more like this
6012 more like this
6381 more like this
6382 more like this
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less than 2017-09-06T10:27:04.493Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-06T10:27:04.493Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Investment: Fees and Charges 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 he has identified the cost collection templates negotiated with the Investment Association as his Department's preferred methodology for cost collection. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 6009 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-06more like thismore than 2017-09-06
star this property answer text <p>It is important that pension savers know the costs and charges they are paying and the government is committed to making this happen. We want pension scheme members to have confidence that there are no hidden charges or fees being taken from their pots.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2015, we have required occupational and personal workplace pension schemes offering money purchase benefits, including master trust schemes, to produce an annual statement, which is available to members; which sets out the level of charges and, as far as they are able, transaction costs applicable to all funds; and the extent to which these charges and costs represent good value for members.</p><p> </p><p>It has previously been difficult for schemes to obtain information about the charges and transaction costs they incur. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) consulted last year on proposals requiring asset managers to disclose this information to trustees of occupational schemes offering money purchase benefits, and the governance committees for workplace personal pensions.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA will publish a Policy Statement later in the year setting out the final rules and guidance to disclose costs in a standardised format. We then intend to consult on how we can provide information about these costs and charges to the members of occupational schemes and to publish it. The FCA will, thereafter, introduce similar provisions for personal workplace pension schemes members.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA’s Asset Management Market Study indicated that there are significant issues with the way the investment market works. Savers, trustees, and scheme sponsors need a transparent, competitive and cost-effective investment market to provide for their security in later life and to keep their pension provision affordable. We will be studying the recommendations and proposed remedies closely to see what else government can do to support the FCA’s vital work in this area, which could deliver favourable outcomes for pension savers.</p><p> </p><p>To drive competitive pressure on asset managers the FCA recommended we look at barriers to scheme consolidation. We know that smaller pension schemes may not be able to negotiate or drive lower prices within this market, which in turn can lead to better outcomes for savers. Following a recent Call for Evidence, we are actively considering ways that we can simplify scheme consolidation and enable pension scheme scale to develop further.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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6008 more like this
6011 more like this
6012 more like this
6381 more like this
6382 more like this
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less than 2017-09-06T10:27:04.557Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-06T10:27:04.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index, for what reasons pensioners in countries such as the Netherlands receive a 50 per cent higher income in retirement than their British counterparts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 6010 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-06more like thismore than 2017-09-06
star this property answer text <p>Although international comparisons are insightful it is difficult to draw a direct parallel due to different historical impacts and systems.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has and is continuing to work hard to ensure financial security in later life.</p><p>The UK system is based on a foundation income from the State in the form of the new State Pension, with provision above that from private saving, facilitated by auto-enrolment and pensions flexibilities. Thanks to triple lock, in April 2017, the basic state pension was over £1200 a year higher than it was in April 2010. The government is committed to the triple lock for the remainder of this parliament. The basic state pension it is now at one of its highest rates relative to earnings for over two decades, reversing a trend of decline we saw between 1997 and 2010.</p><p> </p><p>Recent reforms to private pensions including the introduction of Automatic Enrolment are also helping to improve retirement outcomes for future generations.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2017-09-06T10:37:10.847Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-06T10:37:10.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Financial Services