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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
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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 remove filter
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> 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star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
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 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
star this property uin 231374 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 2019-03-15more 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 remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-03-15T14:38:03.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-15T14:38:03.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Food Banks more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the merits of providing state-funded food banks. 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 238286 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answer text <p>My Department has not made such an assessment.</p><p> </p><p>This Government continues to spend over £95 billion a year on benefits for people of working age, providing a strong safety net for those who need it including a well-established system of hardship payments and benefit advances as an additional safeguard for those who need them.</p><p> </p><p>Jobcentre mangers have discretion to work with food banks in their local area; and we are exploring how to build on current good practice to make it as easy as possible for food banks to identify and refer back to the local Jobcentre any customers who may not be receiving the full formal support to which they are entitled.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T12:15:34.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T12:15:34.737Z
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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