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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Disability 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, how many health and disability assessment centres are not wheelchair-accessible. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed remove filter
star this property uin 5251 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <p>All Assessment Centre buildings [operated by Independent Assessment Services (an Atos company), Capita, and the Centre for Health and Disability Assessments (CHDA)] are compliant with the Equality Act 2010 and are wheelchair accessible.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The assessment providers are required to ensure that the needs of all claimants are considered, including proximity to public transport routes and access to suitable parking. Before attending an assessment, claimants are given the opportunity to alert the assessment provider to any additional requirements they may have. The providers will endeavour to meet any reasonable requests.</p><p> </p><p>If a claimant is unable to travel to, or access an Assessment Centre as a result of their health condition or impairment, a home visit may be offered.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T12:53:59.447Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T12:53:59.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-16more like thismore than 2017-03-16
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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, how many universal credit claimants to date have had their payments stopped automatically when their child turned five-years old in (a) England and (b) each local authority area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed remove filter
star this property uin 68344 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 2017-03-21more like thismore than 2017-03-21
star this property answer text <p>No Universal Credit payments have been automatically stopped where the claimant’s child has reached 5 years old’</p><p> </p><p>Claimants receiving Universal Credit with a child aged 5 continue to receive their payment. The responsible carer with a youngest child aged 5 will be expected to undertake work preparation, work search and be available for work. This will be tailored and agreed with the work coach, taking into consideration caring responsibilities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-03-21T13:49:03.05Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-21T13:49:03.05Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property hansard heading Public Opinion more like this
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, how much his Department spent on (a) focus groups and (b) surveys in (i) 2013 and (ii) 2014 to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed remove filter
star this property uin 212512 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Department spent on surveys:</p><p> </p><p>i. 2013: £9,482,924</p><p>ii. 2014 to date: £10,033,878</p><p> </p><p>This includes high profile, internationally recognised surveys such as the Family Resources Survey, English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, the Labour Force Survey and the Wealth and Assets Survey.</p><p> </p><p>Please note</p><p> </p><p>· That the figures for 2014 to date are estimates based on planned research spend;</p><p>· the survey spend is made up of “regular” surveys as there may also be research that we carry out that includes some surveying not within this cost; and</p><p>· The figures for focus group are not consolidated and only available at disproportionate cost.</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 2014-11-19T14:03:50.513Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T14:03:50.513Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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, if she will set out the timeframe for implementing her Department's response to the court judgement of June 2018 on the payment of Severe Disability Premium to claimants who are already in receipt of Universal Credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed remove filter
star this property uin 188119 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 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>Written statement HCWS745 on 7 June 2018 , which preceded the Court judgment of 14 June, set out our plans to make provision for claimants already in receipt of Universal Credit, to receive a Severe Disability Premium backdated.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The ‘Universal Credit (Managed Migration) Amendment Regulations 2018’, which contain these provisions, were laid in Parliament on 5 November 2018 and will now be scrutinised and voted on by Parliament.</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 2018-11-12T18:08:45.973Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T18:08:45.973Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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, in what circumstances her Department refers universal credit claimants to contact their Member of Parliament. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed remove filter
star this property uin 259247 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>Information is available via Gov.uk regarding the Department’s complaints procedure and what steps people can take if at any stage they disagree with the response they have received from the Department.</p><p>If after following the Department’s complaints procedure a claimant remains unsatisfied with the Departments final response, they can ask the Independent Case Examiner (ICE) to review the Departments handling of the complaint.</p><p>If the claimant is unhappy with the response they receive from ICE we would then advise the claimant to contact their Member of Parliament (MP) to request the complaint is sent to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman for further review.</p><p>In addition, the Department will respond to all complaints regarding current Policy/Legislation providing a full explanation of the Policy and how it is applied. However, if the claimant disagrees with the actual Policy/Legislation rather than its application they may be advised to contact their local MP to raise their concerns.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-work-pensions/about/complaints-procedure" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-work-pensions/about/complaints-procedure</a></p><p>Prior to the roll-out of Universal Credit Full Service in their constituency, both Ministers and Service Leaders (formally District managers) wrote to each Hon. Member. The letter explained the implicit consent arrangements for MPs and also provided the telephone number and email address of the Service Leader in the constituency, so that MPs can contact Service Leaders if there are urgent constituent cases that need attention. This is the best route to raise issues on behalf of constituents and works well because MPs’ offices can establish local relationships.</p><p>We have recently written to hon. Members to confirm named contacts and local telephone numbers to allow local constituency related Universal Credit cases to be raised directly. The letters also extend an invitation for MPs to visit their local Jobcentre to see the work they are doing.</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 2019-06-11T14:46:22.473Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:46:22.473Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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, in what circumstances the repayment period of an advance that has been agreed with a universal credit claimant can be amended. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed remove filter
star this property uin 260654 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit new claim and benefit transfer advances provide access to a payment for those in financial need, which can be accessed on the same day, until their first UC payment is due ensuring no one has to be left without means of financial support. Claimants can access up to 100% of the total expected monthly award, which they can pay back over a period of up to 12 monthly instalments. In the Autumn Budget 2018, we announced that from October 2021, the repayment period for these advances will be extended to 16 monthly instalments.</p><p> </p><p>Other advances are available for where a claimant has a substantial increase in the amount of their Universal Credit payment, due to a change in their circumstances, in which case they can have an advance of up to 50% of the increase and can be repaid over up to 6 monthly instalments. Also a Budgeting advance is available for one off unexpected financial events that the claimant is unable to meet and is repayable over a period of up to 12 monthly instalments.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise that exceptional circumstances may occur to claimants that were not foreseen when the advance was taken out and if this means the claimant is facing unexpected financial hardship they can ask the Department for a deferral of the repayment of any advance they have taken out. The deferral periods are up to 3 months for a new claim, benefit transfer or change of circumstances advance and up to 6 months for a Budgeting advance.</p><p> </p><p>Where a claimant has a reduction in benefit due to a Fraud Penalty or Conditionally Sanction that equals or exceeds 40% of their Universal Credit standard allowance then no advance repayment will be taken.</p><p> </p><p>If there is insufficient Universal Credit in payment due to reductions such as earnings, other income and capital yield to take the full amount of advances repayment, a lesser amount will be taken.</p><p> </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 2019-06-10T12:55:12.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T12:55:12.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-28more like thismore than 2018-06-28
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property hansard heading Unemployed People: Voluntary Work 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, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2018 to Question 157171 on Unemployed People: Voluntary Work, what steps she is taking to ensure that Jobcentre Plus staff apply that definition of volunteering. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed remove filter
star this property uin 158759 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 2018-07-03more like thismore than 2018-07-03
star this property answer text <p>DWP recognises the value of voluntary work in developing skills which can be transferred into the world of paid work, as well as benefitting local communities and wider society.</p><p>Work coaches will discuss and promote the benefits of voluntary work during all interventions with claimants. The definition is considered when reviewing the Claimant Commitment.</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 2018-07-03T16:26:27.547Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-03T16:26:27.547Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-25more like thismore than 2018-06-25
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property hansard heading Unemployed People: Voluntary Work 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 definition Jobcentre Plus uses for volunteering when it encourages jobseekers to take up volunteering roles. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed remove filter
star this property uin 157171 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 2018-06-28more like thismore than 2018-06-28
star this property answer text <p>A volunteer is defined as a person:</p><p> </p><p>1. who is engaged in voluntary work for someone who is not a relative; and</p><p>2. where the only payment that person receives or is due to be paid to that</p><p>person is in respect of expenses they have reasonably incurred in connection</p><p>with that work.</p><p><em> </em></p><p>Source:</p><p> </p><p>Advice for Decision Makers Guide (Chapter R2) - <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/687088/admr2.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/687088/admr2.pdf</a></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 2018-06-28T13:49:33.137Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-28T13:49:33.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-13more like thismore than 2016-09-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property hansard heading Fit for Work Programme 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 guidance his Department has given to Maximus to ensure that centres used for Fit for Work assessments are accessible to wheelchair users. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed remove filter
star this property uin 46096 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-10more like thismore than 2016-10-10
star this property answer text <p>All Assessment Centres utilised by MAXIMUS to undertake Work Capability Assessments meet accessibility standards under the Equality Act 2010.</p><p> </p><p>Before attending an assessment, claimants are given the opportunity to alert the assessment provider to any additional requirements they may have and the provider will endeavour to meet all reasonable requests.</p><p> </p><p>If a claimant is unable to travel to or access an Assessment Centre as a result of their health condition or impairment, a home visit may be offered.</p><p> </p><p>This is unconnected to Fit for Work, a website, telephone line and webchat service that does not involve participants travelling to an assessment centre. Fit for Work provides a supportive occupational health assessment and general health and work advice to employees, employers and General Practitioners (GPs) to help individuals stay in or return to work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2016-10-10T15:23:04.143Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-10T15:23:04.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Self-employed 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 information her Department holds on the relationship between rent arrears and the roll out of universal credit for self-employed claimants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed remove filter
star this property uin 260014 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <p>We have not made an assessment of this nature, as any change in rent arrears is not solely attributed to Universal Credit. The initial analytical work we have carried out with a single housing provider suggests that many tenants are arriving on Universal Credit with pre-existing rent arrears, supporting by the research carried out by the National Federation of ALMOs which shows over three quarters of their tenants come onto Universal Credit with pre-existing rent arrears.</p><p>This initial analytical work also shows that arrears tend to increase prior to making a claim for Universal Credit, and that Universal Credit actually appears to be helping to clear arrears over time. We are currently extending this analysis to include a number of housing providers. It will be published when completed.</p><p>We have responded to concerns in this area by putting a number of safeguards in place – 100 per cent advances repayable over 12 months, increasing to 16 months in October 2021; a two-week Transition to Universal Credit Housing Payment; a new Help to Claim service; and Managed Payment to Landlord Arrangements, which allow for payments direct to the landlord if the tenant is likely to have difficulty in managing their rent payments, is unlikely to pay their rent or is in rent arrears equivalent to two months.</p><p>We are aware that for many who are self-employed, particularly those with seasonal businesses, earnings often fluctuate from month to month, and they need to budget and plan for this. Self-employed Universal Credit claimants are no different in this regard.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T12:45:25.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T12:45:25.227Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this