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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
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
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Cryptocurrencies remove filter
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 assessment her Department has made of the potential benefits of using blockchain for the the welfare and benefits system; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes remove filter
star this property uin 128693 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to harnessing the potential of new technologies in making a positive difference to our customers’ lives. In 2016, we ran a pilot to explore whether a product by GovCoin (now DISC) could help some Universal Credit customers budget. The product utilised blockchain technology.</p><p> </p><p>The pilot that ended in early 2017, provided valuable insight into customer needs, and this was used to inform the decision to develop a future method of payment strategy that outlines DWP’s commitment to improving the methods available to make payments to customers.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to explore payment innovations, including distributed ledger and blockchain technologies and their potential to securely deliver services that our customers rely on.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2018-02-27T12:14:46.79Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-27T12:14:46.79Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-01more like thismore than 2018-02-01
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Cryptocurrencies remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the GovCoin trial; and what plans her Department has for the future use of that technology. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes remove filter
star this property uin 126226 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-02-09more like thismore than 2018-02-09
star this property answer text <p>A small proof-of-concept trial was undertaken in 2016. The trial was led by Universal Credit officials who worked with DISC Holdings (formerly Govcoin) to trial an app on a mobile phone that customers could use to receive and manage benefit payments.</p><p> </p><p>The trial provided valuable insight into customer needs, and this was used to inform the decision to develop a future method of payment strategy that outlines DWP’s commitment to improving the methods available to make payments to customers. The Department is currently working with industry to identify new and emerging payment opportunities that suit the needs of DWP and its customers, in support of the future strategy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2018-02-09T11:23:33.127Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-09T11:23:33.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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4635
unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this