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star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Private Rented Housing: EU Nationals more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans publish clear guidelines for landlords on the right-to-rent rules for EU citizens. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly remove filter
star this property uin 242730 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 2019-04-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government has made clear that the current arrangements for landlords conducting checks on EU nationals, involving the use of national passports and identity cards, will not change prior to introduction of the future skills-based immigration system. Updated guidance for Landlords will be published shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-04-15T13:39:17.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T13:39:17.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1108748
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star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Asylum more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that it meets its international obligations under the Dublin III regulation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly remove filter
star this property uin 239193 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 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
star this property answer text <p>The Dublin III Regulation is a long-standing mechanism between EU Member States to determine which single State has responsibility for examining an asylum claim, whilst at the same time recognising family ties as a factor to unite whilst an asylum claim is considered. We will be bound by the Dublin III Regulation as long as we remain a member of the EU; and in the event of a deal, we will continue to meet our obligations under it throughout the Implementation Period.</p><p>The Government is fully committed to the timely and efficient operation of the Dublin III Regulation including the family reunification provisions. The UK continues to process requests from other Member States to transfer individuals to the UK to have their asylum claims assessed.</p><p>The UK has taken a number of actions to strengthen Dublin processes. As part of the Sandhurst Treaty, signed between the UK and France on 18 January 2018, we agreed a comprehensive package to support unaccompanied asylum seeking and refugee children. This includes a £3.6 million development fund to support eligible children through the Dublin process and ensures that those without any prospect for transferring to the UK are informed of their options. We have also agreed shorter timescales for the acceptance and transfer of cases under the Dublin process and have deployed a UK asylum liaison officer to France to support this process.</p><p>We are working to secure a comprehensive returns agreement with the EU that replaces our obligations under Dublin once we leave the EU, post Implementation Period. Furthermore, as set out in section 17 of the Withdrawal Act, the UK will seek to negotiate an agreement with the EU to continue to provide a legal route for Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children to be reunited with family members in the UK.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-04-05T11:56:32.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-05T11:56:32.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1108726
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star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Children in Care: EU Nationals more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of support for EU children in care that will need to apply to stay under the EU settlement scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly remove filter
star this property uin 239191 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office has put in place a comprehensive vulnerability strategy to ensure that the EU Settlement Scheme is accessible for all, including children in care.</p><p><br>The Home office has been engaging with relevant stakeholders such as the Department for Education, Local Government Association and Association of Directors of Children’s Services to assess the needs of this group and ensure they are supported.</p><p><br>Specific guidance and resources for local authorities and community leaders is being produced to inform vulnerable groups about the application process and the need to apply.</p><p><br>The Home Office has introduced a range of support including up to £9 million grant funding for voluntary and community organisations, assisted digital support and support via the EU Settlement Scheme Resolution Centre.</p><p><br>A New Burdens Assessment has also been produced in collaboration with key stakeholders representing local authorities and children’s social services to ensure they are funded to identify and support EU children in care.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-04-04T15:26:55.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-04T15:26:55.827Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress his Department has made in reviewing the potential effect of the salary threshold for EU citizens after 29 March 2019 on recruitment in the arts sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly remove filter
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
star this property answer text <p>In the event that a deal is reached with the European Union (EU) on withdrawing from the bloc, there will be an implementation period between 29 March 2019 and 31 December 2020 during which nothing will change regarding the ability of EU citizens to come and work in the UK, including those working in the arts sector.</p><p>If the UK leaves the EU without agreeing a deal, the arrangements for EU citizens arriving in the UK after 29 March 2019, whether for holidays or for short visits, for work or study, of up to three months, will not look any different for a transitional period until the new skills-based immigration system is implemented in 2021. However, to stay longer than three months, EU citizens newly arrived in this transitional period will need to apply for European Temporary Leave to Remain, which, subject to identity and criminality checks, will mean that they can remain here, including to work or study, for a further 36 months.</p><p>In either scenario, there will be no minimum salary threshold for those coming here to work.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-02-13T16:44:54.693Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-13T16:44:54.693Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Home Office: Assistance Animals more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take steps to ensure that his Department's service providers display stickers to welcome assistance dogs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly remove filter
star this property uin 219334 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 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
star this property answer text <p>Each contract award is based on criteria relevant to that contract. The displaying of stickers to welcome assistance dogs is not always applicable. Social Value, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion considerations are of importance and these factors are considered during the procurement process as well as throughout the lifecycle of contracts where relevant and proportionate to do so.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-02-18T17:18:31.41Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T17:18:31.41Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Disability: Cost of Living 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, with reference to the report entitled, The Disability Price Tag 2019, published by Scope in February 2019, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that all families with disabled children receive adequate support under universal credit to help meet additional costs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly remove filter
star this property uin 230652 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
star this property answer text <p><strong></strong><strong></strong>The disabled child addition (DCA) is intended to provide extra support as caring responsibilities can mean parents of disabled children are less able to take up work and may need extra support for longer periods than others.</p><p> </p><p>In order to provide families with disabled children an adequate amount of support to meet additional costs, payment have been aligned through two different rates which are dependent on the rate of DLA/PIP the child is in receipt of.</p><p> </p><p>A disabled child that is entitled to the lower rate will receive £126.11 a month and a disabled that is entitled to the higher rate will receive £383.86 per month. These rates are both payable on top of the Child Element in Universal Credit. <strong>     </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The total amount of tax free, state support available to a higher rate DLA care and mobility child, together with child benefit and Universal Credit can be worth over £16,000.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-03-15T14:51:22.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-15T14:51:22.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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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 Food Poverty 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 the report entitled Families and Food in Hard Times: rising food poverty and the importance of children's experience, published by SPERI in 2018, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that wages and social benefits are in combination adequate to provide socially acceptable levels of eating and living. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly remove filter
star this property uin 231930 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 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
star this property answer text <p>Every Government needs to balance the generosity of benefit levels with affordability to the taxpayer and making sure that work pays. This Government continues to spend over £95bn a year on welfare. Since 2016, we have invested an additional £1.7bn a year in Universal Credit, through a reduction in the taper rate, increasing the work allowances for households with children and disabled people and providing additional support for people moving onto UC from existing benefits.</p><p> </p><p>This Government has also made sure that work pays. The National Living Wage, rising to £8.21 an hour from April 2019, has given the UK’s lowest earners their fastest pay rise in 20 years. We have cut income tax for over 31 million people and taken four million low earners out of income tax altogether. A typical basic-rate taxpayer now has over £1,000 less in income tax than in 2010. Compared with 2010, there are now over 3.5 million more people in work, 1,024,000 fewer workless households, and, at a near record low, 665,000 fewer children living in workless households This means more families are getting more of their income through earnings. Working Age households and households with children in the bottom 20% of the income distribution now get just over half of their income from employment, up from just over 40% in 2010.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="9"><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Sources of household income by income quintile (Before Housing Costs) for households not containing pensioners, plus households containing both pensioners and children, United Kingdom </strong></p></td><td colspan="4"><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Quintile</strong></p></td><td colspan="3"><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td colspan="3"><p><strong> </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Source of income</strong></p></td><td colspan="3"><p>Bottom quintile</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>2<sup>nd</sup> quintile</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>3rd quintile</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>4th quintile</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Top quintile</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p>Earnings</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>43</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>64</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>81</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>90</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>92</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td colspan="3"><p>Investments</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>2</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>1</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>1</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>1</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong>2009/10</strong></p></td><td colspan="3"><p>Occupational pensions</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>2</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>1</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>2</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>2</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td colspan="3"><p>Miscellaneous</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>5</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>4</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>3</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>3</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td colspan="3"><p>State support</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>48</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>30</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>13</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>5</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p>Earnings</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>51</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>67</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>81</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>89</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>92</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td colspan="3"><p>Investments</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>3</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>1</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>1</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>1</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td colspan="3"><p>Occupational pensions</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>2</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>2</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>2</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>2</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td colspan="3"><p>Miscellaneous</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>4</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>3</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>4</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>4</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td colspan="3"><p>State support</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>40</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>26</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>12</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>3</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="4"><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table></p></td><td colspan="4"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Percentage of household income</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Source, Households Below Average Income, DWP</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-03-18T18:01:19.89Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T18:01:19.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
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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 Universal Credit: Children 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 Child Poverty Action Group's recent report on universal credit, published on 6 April 2019, what assessment she has made of the two-child limit policy on compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government has assessed the impact of the two-child policy from an equality and human rights perspective throughout its development and in preparation for its implementation. Therefore, we consider that we have met our obligations under the Public Sector Equality Duty and ensured compliance with the Human Rights Act 1998, the Equality Act 2010 and the UN convention on the Rights of the Child.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s view is that providing support for a maximum of two children in Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit, ensures fairness between claimants, and to those taxpayers who support themselves solely through work. Families on benefits should face the same financial choices when deciding to grow their family as those supporting themselves solely through work. A benefits structure adjusting automatically to family size is unsustainable.</p><p> </p><p>The Government continues to take action to help families with the cost of living, including raising the national living wage, reducing the UC earnings taper, raising the income tax personal allowance, introducing tax-free childcare and 30 hours a week of free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds.</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 2019-04-11T13:29:04.377Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-11T13:29:04.377Z
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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 Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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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 Access to Work Programme more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to improve information for (a) job seekers and (b) employees on the support available through Access to Work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
star this property answer text <p>Access to Work continues to undertake targeted marketing and awareness raising activities. For example, the scheme is promoted to benefit claimants through Jobcentre Plus and to a range of business leaders through the Disability Confident scheme. We have also worked with a variety of stakeholder organisations to market Access to Work to their clients, including sharing information about how individuals can apply for support.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently testing a number of communication activities to raise awareness of Access to Work among Jobcentre Plus staff in Greater Manchester, in order to equip work coaches with the knowledge to have conversations with customers who may require in work support. We will evaluate the most successful methods before a national roll-out.</p><p> </p><p>Access to Work is also reviewing the content and formats of its existing information channels, including considering how to achieve more effective use of alternative formats such as British Sign Language videos.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
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unstar 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, what steps his Department is taking to help support (a) older people and (b) people with (i) mental and (ii) physical health conditions to transition to universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department is committed to ensuring that all claimants, especially the most vulnerable, are supported as they move onto Universal Credit.</p><p>Claimants, including vulnerable claimants and those with mental and physical health conditions, can receive continuous tailored support managed through work coaches. DWP staff working with claimants complete extensive training that prepares them for their role. Specific training is provided for working with different vulnerable groups, with guidance to signpost claimants to relevant support, and these circumstances will be recorded on a claimant’s online account. We have started to deliver additional training in mental health that will help work coaches to build their expertise and provide the most effective support.</p><p>We take a number of steps to identify individuals who will need support in making a claim to Universal Credit. For example, we identify claimants either prior to or at the initial claim stage, to discuss what support mechanisms need to be in place to make a claim. This can be through discussions with their Work Coach, the Universal Credit helpline and/or through home visits.</p><p>From April 2019 Citizens Advice (England and Wales) and Citizens Advice Scotland will deliver a new ‘Help to Claim’ service to claimants, including the most vulnerable, who are making a new Universal Credit claim or moving from a legacy benefit to Universal Credit because of a change of circumstances. The Help to Claim service offers tailored, practical support to help people make a Universal Credit claim up to receiving their first full correct payment on time. This service will be available online, over the phone and face to face through local Citizens Advice services.</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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