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star this property date less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many short-term benefit advances were made between April 2013 and March 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field remove filter
star this property uin 196821 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-01more like thismore than 2014-05-01
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>The total number of Short Term Benefit Advances made between April 2013 and March 2014 was 78,021.</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 2014-05-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-01T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Frank Field more like this
45608
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star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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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 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, how many outstanding cases of social fund loan repayments his Department is curretnly pursuing; in what year each such loan was issued; what estimate he has made of the total value of such outstanding repayments; and how much his Department is paying a debt management service to pursue such repayments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field remove filter
star this property uin 194152 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>At March 2013, there were 10,118,298 loans outstanding relating to 2,940,087 customers. The table below indicates the age of loans and their volumes and values.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Age of loan</p></td><td><p>Loans</p></td><td><p>Value £000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Five years and over</p></td><td><p>1,837,896</p></td><td><p>218,840</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Between one and five years</p></td><td><p>5,898,911</p></td><td><p>595,737</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Less than one year</p></td><td><p>2,381,491</p></td><td><p>373,729</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>10,118,298</p></td><td><p>1,188,306</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department pursues all debts available for recovery. Where we have difficulty with locating a customer and obtaining payment from them we will employ a private sector company to do this for us; for year ending March 2013 we paid £880,000 and recovered £6.1m.</p><p> </p><p>Data has been included for the financial year 2012-13, the latest year for which the audited Social Fund White Paper Account is available. The 2013-14 Account will be publicly available from July 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p>
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 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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478
star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
49560
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star this property date less than 2014-05-02more like thismore than 2014-05-02
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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 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, how many universal credit budgeting advances were made between April 2013 and April 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field remove filter
star this property uin 197646 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-05-08
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Budgeting support is available at the start of a Universal Credit claim. The requested information is not currently available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</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 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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478
star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
45431
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star this property date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
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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 house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 25 March 2014, Official Report, column 233W, on vacancies: internet, what additional checks and safeguards for jobseekers have been introduced in each year since the launch of Universal Jobmatch. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field remove filter
star this property uin 193824 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Since Universal Jobmatch was launched in November 2012, we have introduced additional checks on all new vacancies placed by new employer accounts.</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 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
48947
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star this property date less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
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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 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, how many and what proportion of staff members employed by contractors delivering the Work Programme are paid less than the living wage as defined by the Living Wage Foundation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field remove filter
star this property uin 197136 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Department does not hold the information requested.</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 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
44142
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star this property date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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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
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25259
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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 housing benefit claimants in the UK in each of the last 30 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field remove filter
star this property uin 192907 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information requested for Great Britain is published and can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2013</a></p><p> </p><p>Information for Northern Ireland is the responsibility of the Department for Social Development. Northern Ireland statistics can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.dsdni.gov.uk/index/stats_and_research/benefit_publications.htm" target="_blank">http://www.dsdni.gov.uk/index/stats_and_research/benefit_publications.htm</a></p><p> </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 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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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 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 much was paid in service charges to housing associations for adaptations to accommodation for disabled tenants in the last year for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field remove filter
star this property uin 192422 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information requested is not available. Information about service charges paid by all tenants is not collected. </p><p> </p><p>Eligible service charges for Housing Benefit would not include the cost of making an adaptation.</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 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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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 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 jobs advertised on Universal Jobmatch do not breach his Department's terms and conditions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The vast majority of employers offer genuine vacancies for jobseekers to apply for - however, we don't hesitate to take action against anyone who tries to break the rules. Where we identify vacancies that may not comply with our terms and conditions we suspend the vacancy, investigate and remove if appropriate. If the employer is unable to provide assurance of compliance with terms and conditions, their account will also be suspended.</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 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
43988
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star this property date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the distributional effect of raising the proportion of childcare costs covered by universal credit to 85 per cent within the existing budget. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field remove filter
star this property uin 192777 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Work remains the best route out of poverty, and childcare costs represent a significant barrier to families trying to take the first steps into work or workup to full-timehours. </p><p> </p><p>Government and many of our stakeholders have concluded that funding an increase in childcare support up to 85% provides a sufficient improvement in the financial reward and work incentive for families under Universal Credit. It will see around 500,000 working families get more out of the money they earn, helping more families move into employment and thus supporting our goal to end poverty in a sustainable way.</p><p> </p><p>We will shortly be publishing a response to the consultation on the rate of childcare paid under Universal Credit, which will include more detailed information on the effects of increasing the rate to 85% for all families.</p><p> </p><p>The distributional effects of Universal Credit to be published at the next Autumn Statement, will include any changes to the childcare element Universal Credit</p>
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 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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478
star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
48887
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star this property date less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
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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 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 young people participating in the Youth Contract have been offered permanent employment by their employer once they have completed their placement since the commencement of that programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field remove filter
star this property uin 196903 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> From April 2012 to November 2013 there have been 99,640 18-24 year olds who have started a work experience placement and 41,360 18-24 year olds who have started Sector based work academy pre-employment training. [<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/283873/youth-contract-feb14.pdf" target="_blank">Youth Contract official statistics: February 2014</a>] <p> </p><p>Research found that 22% of WE participants who completed their placement were offered a job by placement organisers (from a base of 824 survey respondents who completed placement).</p><p> </p><p>42% of sbwa participants who had a placement and completed it were offered a job by their placement organiser (from a base of 126 who completed a placement).</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/284017/rr865-youth-contract-customer-experiences.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/284017/rr865-youth-contract-customer-experiences.pdf</a></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 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Frank Field more like this