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star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Debt Collection 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 civil penalties have been passed to debt collection agencies by her Department in each of the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George remove filter
star this property uin 269121 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The table below details the total number of Civil Penalties which have been passed to Debt Collection Agencies in each of the last 12 months*.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Month</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Civil Penalties</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Jun-18</strong></p></td><td><p>700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Jul-18</strong></p></td><td><p>900</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Aug-18</strong></p></td><td><p>800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Sep-18</strong></p></td><td><p>600</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Oct-18</strong></p></td><td><p>600</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Nov-18</strong></p></td><td><p>800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Dec-18</strong></p></td><td><p>500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Jan-19</strong></p></td><td><p>900</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Feb-19</strong></p></td><td><p>600</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Mar-19</strong></p></td><td><p>600</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Apr-19</strong></p></td><td><p>700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>May-19</strong></p></td><td><p>700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Grand Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>8400</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>A £50 Civil Penalty may be imposed by both Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Local Authorities where an individual incurs a recoverable overpayment as a result of failing to provide accurate information as part of their benefit claim or in connection with an award of benefit, and has not taken reasonable steps to correct the error.</p><p> </p><p>When recovering overpayments, DWP ensures that appropriate safeguards are in place to protect claimants from any undue financial hardship. Like the Department, private collection agencies will look to establish sustainable repayment arrangements.</p><p> </p><p><em>*The data provided in this response has been sourced from internal management information and was not intended for public release. It should therefore not be compared to any other, similar data subsequently released by the Department. All figures have been rounded to the nearest 100. </em></p><p> </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 2019-07-01T16:54:13.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:54:13.793Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1134526
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Debt Collection 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, what the total monetary amount is of civil penalties which have been passed to debt collection agencies by her Department in each of the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George remove filter
star this property uin 269122 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The table below details the total monetary amount of Civil Penalties which have been passed to Debt Collection Agencies in each of the last 12 months.*</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Month</p></td><td><p>Total Monthly Amount</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jun-18</p></td><td><p>£32,800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jul-18</p></td><td><p>£42,500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Aug-18</p></td><td><p>£38,500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sep-18</p></td><td><p>£28,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oct-18</p></td><td><p>£26,700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nov-18</p></td><td><p>£35,500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dec-18</p></td><td><p>£25,200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan-19</p></td><td><p>£43,500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Feb-19</p></td><td><p>£26,400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mar-19</p></td><td><p>£26,900</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Apr-19</p></td><td><p>£35,400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May-19</p></td><td><p>£31,200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Grand Total</p></td><td><p>£392,600</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>A £50 Civil Penalty may be imposed by both Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Local Authorities where an individual incurs a recoverable overpayment as a result of failing to provide accurate information as part of their benefit claim or in connection with an award of benefit, and has not taken reasonable steps to correct the error.</p><p> </p><p>When recovering overpayments, DWP ensures that appropriate safeguards are in place to protect claimants from any undue financial hardship. Like the Department, private collection agencies will look to establish sustainable repayment arrangements.</p><p> </p><p><em>*The data provided in this response has been sourced from internal management information and was not intended for public release. It should therefore not be compared to any other, similar data subsequently released by the Department. All figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred.</em></p><p /><p><strong> </strong></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 2019-07-01T16:47:20.643Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:47:20.643Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1134528
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Debt Collection 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 her Department has received from debt collection agencies in respect of civil penalties in each of the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George remove filter
star this property uin 269123 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The table below details the amount recovered from Debt Collection Agencies in respect of Civil Penalties in each of the last 12 months.*</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Month</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Recovery Value</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jun 2018</p></td><td><p>£6,900</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jul 2018</p></td><td><p>£5,500</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Aug 2018</p></td><td><p>£6,900</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sep 2018</p></td><td><p>£5,200</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oct 2018</p></td><td><p>£4,600</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nov 2018</p></td><td><p>£6,400</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dec 2018</p></td><td><p>£4,600</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan 2019</p></td><td><p>£3,000</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Feb 2019</p></td><td><p>£4,700</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mar 2019</p></td><td><p>£5,800</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Apr 2019</p></td><td><p>£3,500</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May 2019</p></td><td><p>£3,800</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>A £50 Civil Penalty may be imposed by both Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Local Authorities where an individual incurs a recoverable overpayment as a result of failing to provide accurate information as part of their benefit claim or in connection with an award of benefit, and has not taken reasonable steps to correct the error.</p><p> </p><p>When recovering overpayments, DWP ensures that appropriate safeguards are in place to protect claimants from any undue financial hardship. Like the Department, private collection agencies will look to establish sustainable repayment arrangements.</p><p> </p><p><em>*The data provided in this response has been sourced from internal management information and was not intended for public release. It should therefore not be compared to any other, similar data subsequently released by the Department. All figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred.</em></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 2019-07-01T16:50:55.953Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:50:55.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1134529
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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 payments of the child element of universal credit have been ceased due to a child being in hospital for over six months in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George remove filter
star this property uin 269124 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 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The requested information is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
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 2019-07-03T11:15:47.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T11:15:47.777Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1136302
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Debt Collection 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, pursuant to the Answer of 1 July 2019 to Question 269123, the total amount of civil penalties her Department has issued in each of the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George remove filter
star this property uin 272257 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>A £50 Civil Penalty may be imposed by both Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Local Authorities where an individual incurs a recoverable overpayment as a result of failing to provide accurate information as part of their benefit claim or in connection with an award of benefit, and has not taken reasonable steps to correct the error.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows the volume of Civil Penalties applied in the 12 months from July 2018 to June 2019*.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Month</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Civil Penalties Applied</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jul-18</p></td><td><p>6,600</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Aug-18</p></td><td><p>7,300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sep-18</p></td><td><p>6,800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oct-18</p></td><td><p>8,900</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nov-18</p></td><td><p>8,900</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dec-18</p></td><td><p>7,500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan-19</p></td><td><p>10,600</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Feb-19</p></td><td><p>10,800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mar-19</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Apr-19</p></td><td><p>8,200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May-19</p></td><td><p>8,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jun-19</p></td><td><p>7,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>99,600</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>If a claimant is having difficult repaying a benefit overpayment or Civil Penalty, they can request a review of the amount that is being taken. Any adjustment in the rate of repayment will be based on the individual circumstances of the debtor.</p><p> </p><p>When recovering benefit overpayments, the DWP ensures that appropriate safeguards are in place to protect claimants from any undue financial hardship.</p><p> </p><p><em>*The data provided in this response has been sourced from internal management information and was not intended for public release. It should therefore not be compared to any other, similar data subsequently released by the Department. All figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred.</em></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 2019-07-08T13:00:06.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T13:00:06.227Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1136303
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Debt Collection 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 1 July 2019 to Question 269122, what sums her Department has spent on the use of enforcement agencies to collect (a) civil penalties and (b) benefit overpayments in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George remove filter
star this property uin 272258 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is commercially sensitive.</p><p> </p><p>Suppliers have to comply with the Credit Services Association code of practice, Office of Fair Trade guidance, Financial Conduct Authority principles around fair treatment of customers and are bound by the Data Protection Act 2018.</p> more like this
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 2019-07-08T12:48:50.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T12:48:50.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1138132
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Flexible Support Fund 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 applications for funding from the Flexible Support Fund have been received for up-front childcare costs in each of the last 12 months; and how many of those applications have been (a) paid in full, (b) paid in part and (c) refused. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George remove filter
star this property uin 275816 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held in a format that can be easily disaggregated and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
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 2019-07-15T14:14:48.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T14:14:48.11Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1138459
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Payments 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, what proportion of claims for universal credit were made using the bank account details of the main carer in each of the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George remove filter
star this property uin 276273 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 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The information requested can only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
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 2019-07-19T11:25:22.723Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-19T11:25:22.723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1142234
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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, whether work coaches will be provided with additional training to ensure that they can effectively advise universal credit claimants on meeting upfront childcare costs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George remove filter
star this property uin 282503 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 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>DWP is committed to providing the best possible support for all our claimants to meet their individual circumstance.</p><p> </p><p>Our Work Coaches and Decision Makers undergo a comprehensive learning journey designed to equip them with the tools, skills and behaviours required to provide a high quality service, which includes training on children, childcare and payment of upfront childcare costs.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, DWP supporting information is available on Universal Credit Guidance and Universal Learning sites which enhances learning, and is available at the point of need for each individual personal requirement.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T15:22:12.96Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T15:22:12.96Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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, how many universal credit claimants have been offered a flexible support fund payment between 1 January 2019 and 25 July 2019 to assist with upfront childcare costs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George remove filter
star this property uin 282505 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 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held in a format that can be easily disaggregated and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T15:31:41.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T15:31:41.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this