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unstar this property answer text <p>Of all eligible claims to Universal Credit Full Service due a payment in Feb 2019, 57 per cent (840,000 claims) had a deduction.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Notes</strong></p><p>Deductions include advance repayments and all other deductions, but exclude sanctions and fraud penalties which are reductions of benefit rather than deductions.</p><p>Claim numbers may not match official statistics caseloads due to small methodological differences.</p><p>Claim numbers are rounded to the nearest 1,000.</p> more like this
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less than 2019-07-12T13:39:38.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T13:39:38.1Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1136531
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unstar this property answer text <p>In February 2019, 2 per cent of claims which were due their first payment had a deduction for arrears.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Notes</strong></p><p>Figure relates to Universal Credit full service.</p><p>Figures are rounded to the nearest per cent.</p><p>Figures included arrears for gas, electric, water, rent and service charges.</p> more like this
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less than 2019-07-12T13:29:50.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T13:29:50.077Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested is not available as the Department does not forecast new claims to Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>The actual number of claims made between April 2018 and March 2019 can be found under the ‘Claims to Universal Credit’ dataset available at: <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at: <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html</a></p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2019-07-12T14:01:25.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T14:01:25.197Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Three separate studies have provided evidence that people on Universal Credit move into work faster: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-estimating-the-early-labour-market-impacts-updated-analysis" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-estimating-the-early-labour-market-impacts-updated-analysis</a>.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, latest analysis of the short term impacts of Universal Credit on labour market outcomes can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-employment-impact-analysis-update" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-employment-impact-analysis-update</a>.</p> more like this
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less than 2018-01-15T14:43:17.793Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-15T14:43:17.793Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions provides the Department for Education with lists of households who may potentially be eligible for its free early years education entitlement for disadvantaged 2-year-olds.</p><p> </p><p>Households on Universal Credit Live Service and legacy benefits are currently included on these lists. Households on Universal Credit Full Service will be included on these lists from March 2018.</p> more like this
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less than 2018-01-15T16:20:47.647Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-15T16:20:47.647Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
753617
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unstar this property answer text <p>I refer the Honourable Member to the answer I gave on 18 July 2017 to question 4898</p> more like this
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less than 2017-07-26T11:43:29.567Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-26T11:43:29.567Z
unstar this property answering member 3969
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Department plans to advance the timing of all payments where people would be impacted by bank holidays, to ensure they have money over the festive period. This includes the careful assessment of technical system and banking system availability to ensure successful payments can be made. This year we have enhanced the functionality and added a faster payment contingency function in Universal Credit. This includes supporting those customers with any request for an advance payment.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There are no plans to suspend Universal Credit rollout as stated by the Secretary of State in the House of Commons on Monday 9<sup>th</sup> October.</p> more like this
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less than 2017-10-17T15:52:25.833Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-17T15:52:25.833Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The assessment period and payment structure of Universal Credit creates a fixed period between date of entitlement and the first payment. The policy intent is that claimants receive the first payment 5 to 6 weeks after they make their claim.</p><p> </p><p>To ensure people have money over the festive period the Department will conduct a careful assessment of technical system and banking system availability to ensure successful payments can be made ahead of Bank Holidays. This year we have enhanced the functionality and added a faster payment function.</p><p> </p><p>The faster payment function in Universal Credit ensures that where there are insufficient banking days between the issuance of a UC payment via BACS and the date it is due, the service instead issues the payment using faster payment functionality automatically. This ensures that the UC award is paid to the claimant on time. This function additionally supports claimants receiving an advance payment and therefore no additional support will be required for new claimants over the festive period in respect of new claim advances.</p><p> </p><p>Our current and strengthened approach to UC advance payments ensures that awareness is heightened with our claimants, and staff are ensuring that these are offered to claimants in need. It would be highly unlikely for a Universal Credit Full Service new claimant to find themselves ineligible for an advance once they have verified their identity.</p>
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less than 2017-10-26T16:30:19.993Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-26T16:30:19.993Z
unstar this property answering member 3969
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
773333
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unstar this property answer text <p>The assessment period and payment structure of Universal Credit creates a fixed period between date of entitlement and the first payment. The policy intent is that claimants receive the first payment 5 to 6 weeks after they make their claim.</p><p> </p><p>To ensure people have money over the festive period the Department will conduct a careful assessment of technical system and banking system availability to ensure successful payments can be made ahead of Bank Holidays. This year we have enhanced the functionality and added a faster payment function.</p><p> </p><p>The faster payment function in Universal Credit ensures that where there are insufficient banking days between the issuance of a UC payment via BACS and the date it is due, the service instead issues the payment using faster payment functionality automatically. This ensures that the UC award is paid to the claimant on time. This function additionally supports claimants receiving an advance payment and therefore no additional support will be required for new claimants over the festive period in respect of new claim advances.</p><p> </p><p>Our current and strengthened approach to UC advance payments ensures that awareness is heightened with our claimants, and staff are ensuring that these are offered to claimants in need. It would be highly unlikely for a Universal Credit Full Service new claimant to find themselves ineligible for an advance once they have verified their identity.</p>
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less than 2017-10-26T16:30:20.133Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-26T16:30:20.133Z
unstar this property answering member 3969
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>As announced in the Secretary of State’s oral Statement, we have carefully revised the rollout plan for Universal Credit, to ensure we continue safely and gradually to rollout this important welfare reform.</p><p> </p><p>It is important to remember, that new claimants in December can already receive an advance of up to 50% of their overall entitlement, and may receive a second advance to take it up to 100% in the New Year. After Christmas, the period over which an advance is recovered will increase from six to 12 months, making it easier for claimants to manage their finances. This will apply regardless of the level of advance claimed.</p><p> </p><p>Measures are in place to safeguard payments where people would be impacted by bank holidays to ensure that they have money over the festive period; This includes the careful assessment of technical systems and banking systems availability, to ensure successful payments can be made. This year we have enhanced the functionality and added a faster payment contingency function for Universal Credit.</p><p>UC payments due to be received on 23, 24, 25 &amp; 26 December will be paid no later than 22 December.</p><p>UC payments due to be received on 30, 31 December &amp; 1 January will receive payment no later than 29 December.</p><p><em></em></p>
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less than 2017-12-01T14:32:18.277Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-01T14:32:18.277Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this