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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Means-tested Benefits more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether means-testing for the purpose of calculating benefits is calculated using income before or after deductions for pension contributions are made. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias remove filter
uin 8949 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-09more like thismore than 2015-09-09
answer text <p /> <p>For claimants of Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, income-related Employment and Support allowance or Pension Credit, half of any contributions towards an occupational or personal pension scheme are deducted from any income from employed earners’ employment taken into account when calculating entitlement. In the case of self-employed earners, half of all premiums paid into a personal pension scheme are deducted from the claimant’s income taken into account.</p><p> </p><p>For Universal Credit, earned income is only taken into account after allowing for 100% of pension contributions to appropriate schemes. Universal Credit is therefore intended to incentivise more people on a low income to put money aside to save for their later lives.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Witham more like this
answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-09T14:41:10.223Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-09T14:41:10.223Z
answering member
4066
label Biography information for Priti Patel remove filter
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-09-14more like thismore than 2015-09-14
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Unemployment: Older People more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to help older unemployed people to retrain. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias remove filter
uin 10176 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-17more like thismore than 2015-09-17
answer text <p /> <p>Jobcentre Plus uses a range of innovative approaches to help older claimants back to work. Training to help unemployed people find work is available to benefit claimants of all ages.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, we have introduced a number of initiatives to support older people including the introduction of Jobcentre Plus Older Claimant Champions and the launch of the work experience and sector based work academy pilots that will support 3,000 claimants. We are trialling career reviews and digital support in two Jobcentre Plus districts.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Witham more like this
answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-17T13:40:25.477Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-17T13:40:25.477Z
answering member
4066
label Biography information for Priti Patel remove filter
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this