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star this property date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
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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
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 question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason the taper that is applied to wages is not applied to pensions in relation to universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis remove filter
star this property uin 187333 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The taper is the rate at which Universal Credit is reduced to take account of earnings. It is specifically for in work claimants and linked to earnings to incentivise work, and those in work to earn more. Universal Credit has a single taper of 63 per cent so payments reduce in a transparent and predictable way as earnings increase. Universal Credit is a means tested benefit, and income other than earnings, such as pensions, is taken fully into account in the assessment of Universal Credit. This is consistent with how legacy means tested benefits such as Employment and Support Allowance, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Income Support treat pension income. Therefore it would not be consistent to extend the earnings taper to pensions income and doing so would also undermine the incentives to work for people of working age.</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 2018-11-12T18:05:06.27Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T18:05:06.27Z
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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 Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Zero Hours Contracts: Young People 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 her Department's press release entitled Youth unemployment down 50% since 2010, published on gov.uk on 16 October 2018, what proportion of recorded employment was under a zero-hours contract. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis remove filter
star this property uin 191422 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The Office for National Statistics (ONS) use the Labour Force Survey (LFS) to provide estimates for the number of people employed on zero hours’ contracts.</p><p> </p><p>The ONS figures for people in employment on zero hours’ contracts broken down by age, do not go back to 2010 and are only currently available up to April-June 2018. Therefore no directly comparable figures to the youth unemployment statistics cited are available.</p><p> </p><p>The majority of young people are not employed on zero hours’ contracts. In 2018 (Apr-Jun) there were 261,000 16-24 year olds on a zero hours’ contracts – representing only 6.9% of employed 16-24 year olds.</p><p> </p><p>This is down from 299,000 young people (7.8% of employed young people) in 2017 (Apr-Jun), but a slight increase from the first comparable data available, which shows in 2014 (Apr-Jun) there were 235,000 young people on a zero hours’ contract (or 6.3% of employed young people).</p><p> </p><p>Many people in full-time education are employed on zero hours’ contracts, in part because of the flexibility they provide. 18.5% of all people in 2018 (Apr-Jun) on zero hours’ contracts were in full-time education – compared to 2.3% of people not on a zero hours’ contract.</p><p> </p><p>The ONS data shows that the majority of people on zero hours’ contracts are happy with the hours provided by their zero hours’ contract.</p>
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 2018-11-20T16:24:01.813Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:24:01.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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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
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Self-employed more like this
unstar 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 steps she is taking to ensure that the calculation of universal credit for self-employed people (a) accurately reflects (i) the amount that they allocate to expenses to maintain their business and (ii) their take-home earnings and (b) leaves those people in a better financial position as a result of being in work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis remove filter
star this property uin 192922 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answer text <p>Claimants with earnings from self-employment are required to report them to DWP on a monthly basis. These earnings are reported on a simplified 'cash accounting' basis, which asks for the total income from receipts into the business and details of payments out of the business under defined categories during the assessment period. We assess net earnings after deducting business expenses. The requirements were designed to be as simple as possible in order for self-employed claimants to easily report their earnings and monthly reporting allows Universal Credit to be adjusted on a monthly basis.</p><p> </p><p>Where claimants are in the 12-month grace period or are gainfully self-employed and earning above the Minimum Income Floor (MIF), the single taper rate acts to ensure that they are better off working and earning more under Universal Credit, removing the cliff edges from the old legacy benefits system.</p><p>We announced at Autumn Budget 2018 that all new gainfully self-employed claimants can, from September 2020, access a 12-month exemption period from the MIF. This change will assist all gainfully self-employed claimants to grow their earnings, prepare and adjust for the application of the MIF. In 2022/23 it will allow 130,000 self-employed people the space to grow a successful business when moving on to Universal Credit.</p>
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 2018-11-22T16:20:35.12Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T16:20:35.12Z
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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 Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-27
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Postural Tachycardia Syndrome more like this
unstar 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, how many and what proportion of claimants of personal independence payment with Postural Tachyacardia Syndrome (a) did not receive an award after their first assessment and (b) received an award at tribunal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis remove filter
star this property uin 196298 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>In relation to part (a), statistics on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) first assessment outcomes at disability level are not readily available and have not previously been published as Official Statistics. We are producing the statistics requested and issuing them in an Official Statistics release on 11<sup>th</sup> December 2018 in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.</p><p> </p><p>In relation to part (b), since PIP was introduced, 40 people with a primary disabling condition of tachycardia who were disallowed PIP after their initial assessment went on to receive an award at tribunal. The figures in (b) have been rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p> </p><p>Overall, since PIP was introduced 3.5m decisions have been made up to June 2018, of these 9% have been appealed and 4% have been overturned.</p><p> </p><p>Appeals, data is based on primary disabling condition as recorded on the PIP computer systems. Claimants may often have multiple disabling conditions upon which the decision is based but only the primary condition is shown in these statistics. The lowest level of detail available in this data allows us to identify claimants with a primary disabling condition of tachycardia, but not Postural Tachycardia Syndrome.</p><p> </p><p>The appeals may include decisions which are changed at mandatory reconsideration, and where the claimant continues to appeal for a higher PIP award, are then changed again at tribunal appeal.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T17:30:49.747Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T17:30:49.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Winter Fuel Payments more like this
unstar 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 steps =he is taking to ensure that pensioners become better aware of their right to claim winter fuel allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis remove filter
star this property uin 218426 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-16more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p /> <p>In over 95 per cent of cases, people over women’s State Pension age receive a Winter Fuel Payment automatically, and do not need to make a claim since the Department already holds the information necessary to make the payment.</p><p> </p><p>However, details of eligibility and how to make a claim are available on <a href="http://www.GOV.uk" target="_blank">www.GOV.uk</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-12-16T11:58:02.267Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-16T11:58:02.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Winter Fuel Payments more like this
unstar 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 number of eligible pensioners who have not claimed the winter fuel allowance in each year since May 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis remove filter
star this property uin 218424 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-16more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p /> <p>We do not hold this information.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-12-16T11:45:51.76Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-16T11:45:51.76Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Programme more like this
unstar 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 number of unemployed people with mental health problems who are currently on the Work Programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis remove filter
star this property uin 218425 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-16more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The information requested is not available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-12-16T11:34:38.61Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-16T11:34:38.61Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
unstar 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 number of people who waited longer than five days between their benefit application and a decision on their application in each year since May 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis remove filter
star this property uin 218629 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
star this property answer text <p>Benefit processing has improved with 93% of overall claims being processed on time (within 16 days). This is up 7 percentage points since 2009/10.</p><p> </p><p>We are unable to answer what estimate has been made however we can provide actual data on the number processed and those processed over five days for working age benefits. See table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Claims processed in 5 days</strong></p></td><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>YTD 2014/15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>ESA claims total processed</p></td><td><p>712,369</p></td><td><p>736,108</p></td><td><p>807,889</p></td><td><p>894,919</p></td><td><p>610,027</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>ESA claims processed in over 5 days</p></td><td><p>420,684</p></td><td><p>389,748</p></td><td><p>473,249</p></td><td><p>424,463</p></td><td><p>223,993</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>ESA claims % processed in over 5 days</p></td><td><p>59.1%</p></td><td><p>53.0%</p></td><td><p>58.6%</p></td><td><p>47.4%</p></td><td><p>36.7%</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>IS claims processed</p></td><td><p>428,099</p></td><td><p>385,028</p></td><td><p>356,580</p></td><td><p>334,332</p></td><td><p>212,130</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>IS claims processed in over 5 days</p></td><td><p>184,143</p></td><td><p>169,913</p></td><td><p>158,188</p></td><td><p>123,552</p></td><td><p>36,517</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>IS claims % processed in over 5 days</p></td><td><p>43.0%</p></td><td><p>44.1%</p></td><td><p>44.4%</p></td><td><p>37.0%</p></td><td><p>17.2%</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>JSA claims total processed</p></td><td><p>3,350,544</p></td><td><p>3,319,207</p></td><td><p>3,206,249</p></td><td><p>2,828,235</p></td><td><p>1,528,860</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>JSA claims processed in over 5 days</p></td><td><p>2,134,727</p></td><td><p>2,201,502</p></td><td><p>2,151,105</p></td><td><p>1,819,152</p></td><td><p>927,510</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>JSA claims % processed in over 5 days</p></td><td><p>63.7%</p></td><td><p>66.3%</p></td><td><p>67.1%</p></td><td><p>64.3%</p></td><td><p>60.7%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Notes</strong></p><p>The data in the tables cover 1st April to 31st March, with the exception of 2014/15 when the Year to Date (YTD) covers 1st April to 30th November</p><p> </p><p><strong>Source</strong></p><p>For ESA / IS / JSA – Management Information System Programme (MISP)</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-12-18T11:43:51.387Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T11:43:51.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-14more like thismore than 2015-01-14
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Programme more like this
unstar 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, how many and what proportion of disabled people referred to the Work Programme moved into employment between January and December 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis remove filter
star this property uin 220858 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The information requested to September 2014 is published and available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://tabulation-tool.dwp.gov.uk/WorkProg/tabtool.html" target="_blank">http://tabulation-tool.dwp.gov.uk/WorkProg/tabtool.html</a></p><p> </p><p>Proportions can be calculated using the published figures.</p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users is available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-tabulation-tool-guidance" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-tabulation-tool-guidance</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2015-01-19T12:25:26.863Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T12:25:26.863Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-04more like thismore than 2015-02-04
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading New Enterprise Allowance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of his Department's advertising budget is allocated to the campaign to promote the New Enterprise Allowance; and how much of that funding has been spent in the last 24 months on (a) television, (b) newspaper advertising, (c) online, (d) radio and (e) other forms of advertising mentioning the New Enterprise Allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis remove filter
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not have a specific advertising budget. In the last 24 months, the Department spent £25,150 (excluding VAT) on marketing activities to support the New Enterprise Allowance.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(a) Television – nil</p><p> </p><p>(b) Newspaper – nil</p><p> </p><p>(c) Online - £2,450</p><p> </p><p>(d) Radio – nil</p><p> </p><p>(e) Other – £22,700 (for posters, flyers and videos)</p><p> </p><p /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2015-02-09T17:59:00.85Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-09T17:59:00.85Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this