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1699325
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-27more like thismore than 2024-03-27
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Workplace Pensions: Private Sector more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies that around 3.5 million private sector employees do not pay anything into their pensions in a given year, and what they will do to address this. more like this
tabling member printed
The Earl of Effingham more like this
uin HL3668 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-08more like thismore than 2024-04-08
answer text <p>Automatic Enrolment has already seen more than 11 million people enrolled into pension saving to date, with around an additional £29 billion in real terms saved into workplace pensions in 2021 compared to 2012.</p><p> </p><p>Automatic Enrolment (AE) is and will continue to be based on the principle of extending saving to as many people as possible for whom it makes sense to save. We remain committed to increasing the number of employees who are saving, through implementing the AE 2017 Review measures to lower the age for being automatically enrolled to 18 and abolishing the lower earnings band for workplace pension contributions, which will disproportionately benefit lower earners, giving them access to an employer pension contribution for the first time. This will see 3 million people saving £2 billion extra a year.</p><p> </p><p>The Government supported the Pensions (Extension of Automatic Enrolment) Act 2023 which gives us the legislative powers to implement the expansion of AE subject to consultation. We remain committed to doing this in the mid-2020s.</p>
answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-04-08T15:11:15.323Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-08T15:11:15.323Z
answering member
4169
label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
tabling member
4958
label Biography information for The Earl of Effingham more like this
1699232
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-26more like thismore than 2024-03-26
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Household Support Fund more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Budget Statement on 6 March that the Household Support Fund has been extended until September, what support they will provide to local authorities when the fund ends. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon more like this
uin HL3622 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-08more like thismore than 2024-04-08
answer text <p>As announced by the Chancellor in the Spring Budget on 6 March, the government is providing an additional £500m to enable the extension of the Household Support Fund, including funding for the Devolved Administrations through the Barnett formula to be spent at their discretion. This means that Local Authorities in England will receive an additional £421m to support those in need locally through the Household Support Fund.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The funding will be available to Local Authorities in England from 1 April 2024 and will run until 30 September 2024.</p><p> </p><p>The Household Support Fund is not the only way we are supporting people on lower incomes. April’s benefit uprating of 6.7% will see an average increase in Universal Credit of £470, raising the National Living Wage will deliver an increase of over £1800 to the gross annual earnings of someone working full-time on that wage, and uplifting Local Housing Allowance to the 30th percentile of local rents will benefit 1.6 million private renters by, on average, £800 a year.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has also delivered a balanced package of funding through the Local Government Finance Settlement for 2024-25 which makes available up to £64.7 billion. The most relatively deprived areas of England will receive 18% more per dwelling in available resource through the 2024-25 Settlement than the least deprived areas.</p><p> </p><p>As announced by the Chancellor in this year’s Spring Budget, we are also doubling the repayment period for new Universal Credit Budgeting Advances.</p>
answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
grouped question UIN
HL3623 more like this
HL3624 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-04-08T15:13:28.777Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-08T15:13:28.777Z
answering member
4169
label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
tabling member
4290
label Biography information for Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon more like this
1699233
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-26more like thismore than 2024-03-26
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Household Support Fund more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Budget Statement on 6 March that the Household Support Fund has been extended until September, what assessment they have made of the position of local authorities who had already reduced their local crisis support services and disbanded delivery teams. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon more like this
uin HL3623 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-08more like thismore than 2024-04-08
answer text <p>As announced by the Chancellor in the Spring Budget on 6 March, the government is providing an additional £500m to enable the extension of the Household Support Fund, including funding for the Devolved Administrations through the Barnett formula to be spent at their discretion. This means that Local Authorities in England will receive an additional £421m to support those in need locally through the Household Support Fund.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The funding will be available to Local Authorities in England from 1 April 2024 and will run until 30 September 2024.</p><p> </p><p>The Household Support Fund is not the only way we are supporting people on lower incomes. April’s benefit uprating of 6.7% will see an average increase in Universal Credit of £470, raising the National Living Wage will deliver an increase of over £1800 to the gross annual earnings of someone working full-time on that wage, and uplifting Local Housing Allowance to the 30th percentile of local rents will benefit 1.6 million private renters by, on average, £800 a year.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has also delivered a balanced package of funding through the Local Government Finance Settlement for 2024-25 which makes available up to £64.7 billion. The most relatively deprived areas of England will receive 18% more per dwelling in available resource through the 2024-25 Settlement than the least deprived areas.</p><p> </p><p>As announced by the Chancellor in this year’s Spring Budget, we are also doubling the repayment period for new Universal Credit Budgeting Advances.</p>
answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
grouped question UIN
HL3622 more like this
HL3624 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-04-08T15:13:28.827Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-08T15:13:28.827Z
answering member
4169
label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
tabling member
4290
label Biography information for Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon more like this
1699234
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-26more like thismore than 2024-03-26
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Household Support Fund more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to work with (1) Barnado’s, and (2) other charities who have developed recommendations for the future of local crisis support, prior to the ending of the Household Support Fund in September. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon more like this
uin HL3624 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-08more like thismore than 2024-04-08
answer text <p>As announced by the Chancellor in the Spring Budget on 6 March, the government is providing an additional £500m to enable the extension of the Household Support Fund, including funding for the Devolved Administrations through the Barnett formula to be spent at their discretion. This means that Local Authorities in England will receive an additional £421m to support those in need locally through the Household Support Fund.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The funding will be available to Local Authorities in England from 1 April 2024 and will run until 30 September 2024.</p><p> </p><p>The Household Support Fund is not the only way we are supporting people on lower incomes. April’s benefit uprating of 6.7% will see an average increase in Universal Credit of £470, raising the National Living Wage will deliver an increase of over £1800 to the gross annual earnings of someone working full-time on that wage, and uplifting Local Housing Allowance to the 30th percentile of local rents will benefit 1.6 million private renters by, on average, £800 a year.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has also delivered a balanced package of funding through the Local Government Finance Settlement for 2024-25 which makes available up to £64.7 billion. The most relatively deprived areas of England will receive 18% more per dwelling in available resource through the 2024-25 Settlement than the least deprived areas.</p><p> </p><p>As announced by the Chancellor in this year’s Spring Budget, we are also doubling the repayment period for new Universal Credit Budgeting Advances.</p>
answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
grouped question UIN
HL3622 more like this
HL3623 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-04-08T15:13:28.873Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-08T15:13:28.873Z
answering member
4169
label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
tabling member
4290
label Biography information for Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon more like this
1699235
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-26more like thismore than 2024-03-26
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Poverty: Children more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government, following the child poverty statistics published on 21 March, what plans they have to initiate a cross-government strategy to address child poverty. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon more like this
uin HL3625 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-08more like thismore than 2024-04-08
answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions already works consistently across Government to support the most vulnerable households. This includes a cross-government senior officials’ group on poverty.</p> more like this
answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-04-08T15:05:07.917Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-08T15:05:07.917Z
answering member
4169
label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
tabling member
4290
label Biography information for Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon more like this
1699236
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-26more like thismore than 2024-03-26
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Welfare Assistance Schemes more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to strengthening local welfare services. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon more like this
uin HL3626 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-08more like thismore than 2024-04-08
answer text <p>A total of £3 billion including Barnett impact has been announced since October 2021 to enable the delivery of Household Support Fund in England. This includes over £2.5 billion allocated to Local Authorities in England. It is for the devolved administrations to decide how to allocate their additional Barnett funding.</p><p> </p><p>Councils continue to have the flexibility to use funding from the Local Government Finance Settlement to provide local welfare assistance.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Government has delivered a balanced package of funding through the Local Government Finance Settlement for 2024-25 which makes available up to £64.7 billion. The most relatively deprived areas of England will receive 18% more per dwelling in available resource through the 2024-25 Settlement than the least deprived areas.</p> more like this
answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-04-08T15:05:24.537Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-08T15:05:24.537Z
answering member
4169
label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
tabling member
4290
label Biography information for Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon more like this
1698299
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-25more like thismore than 2024-03-25
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Poverty: Children more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government, following the release of data showing that the number of children living in absolute poverty has risen by the highest rate in 30 years, what steps they are taking to address the increase in child poverty rates. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
uin HL3603 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-08more like thismore than 2024-04-08
answer text <p>These statistics cover 2022/23, a year when war in Ukraine and global supply chain challenges led to unexpected and high rates on inflation, averaging 10% over the year. These factors are reflected in the statistics. In response to these pressures, the Government provided an unprecedented cost of living support package which helped to shield households from the impact of inflation. Analysis shows that the Government’s cost of living support prevented 1.3 million people from falling into absolute poverty after housing costs in 2022/23. That includes 300,000 children, 600,000 working-age adults and 400,000 pensioners.</p><p> </p><p>Since the period covered by these statistics, the Government has taken firm action to support families on the lowest incomes. The Government has spent around £276bn through the welfare system in 2023/24, including around £125bn on people of working age and children. We took action to support those on the lowest incomes by uprating benefits and State Pensions by 10.1% from April 2023. We are continuing to support people in 2024/25 by uprating working age benefits by 6.7% and raising the Local Housing Allowance rates to the 30<sup>th</sup> percentile of local market rents, benefiting 1.6 million low-income households.</p><p> </p><p>With over 900,000 vacancies across the UK, our focus remains firmly on supporting parents to move into and progress in work, an approach which is based on clear evidence about the importance of parental employment - particularly where it is full-time - in substantially reducing the risk of child poverty. The latest statistics show that in 2022/23, children living in workless households were over 6 times more likely to be in absolute poverty (after housing costs) than those where all adults work.</p>
answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-04-08T15:00:05.67Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-08T15:00:05.67Z
answering member
4169
label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
tabling member
1796
label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1698075
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-22more like thismore than 2024-03-22
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Employment Schemes: Disability more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) planned spending is for and (b) expected number of beneficiaries are of the Intensive Personalised Employment Support programme in each of the next five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
tabling member printed
Alison McGovern more like this
uin 20043 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-03more like thismore than 2024-04-03
answer text <p>The Intensive Personalised Employment Support (IPES) programme is due to end on 21 September 2025. The forecasted spending for the 2024/2025 tax year and the beginning of the 2025/2026 tax year until the programme ends is shown in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>FORECAST 2024/2025</strong> <strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>FORECAST 2025/2026 </strong> <strong>(up to 21 Sept 2025)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>£4.0m</p></td><td><p>£0.5m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>We do not produce a formal forecast of the number of participants for the IPES programme per year. The last intake of participants to the programme was December 2023. As of 29 February 2024, the total number of participants was 3,820. This number will decline as participants complete the programme, until September 2025 when the programme is due to end.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Please Note</strong></p><p> </p><ul><li>The figures in the table have been rounded to the nearest million.</li><li>The data recorded in the IPES dataset does not meet the standards required to be included in the Official Statistics. <strong>Please treat the total number of participant value as a guide figure rather than an actual figure.</strong></li></ul>
answering member constituency Bury St Edmunds more like this
answering member printed Jo Churchill more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-04-03T12:28:10.643Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-03T12:28:10.643Z
answering member
4380
label Biography information for Jo Churchill more like this
tabling member
4083
label Biography information for Alison McGovern more like this
1698164
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-22more like thismore than 2024-03-22
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Jobcentres: Pilot Schemes more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the (a) fiscal cost to the public purse and (c) savings associated with the rollout of Additional Jobcentre Support. more like this
tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
tabling member printed
Alison McGovern more like this
uin 20045 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-03more like thismore than 2024-04-03
answer text <p>A 12-month extension was announced in Spring Budget 2024, which will enable us to better understand the impact of Additional Jobcentre Support.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Bury St Edmunds more like this
answering member printed Jo Churchill more like this
grouped question UIN 20046 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-04-03T11:20:55.26Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-03T11:20:55.26Z
answering member
4380
label Biography information for Jo Churchill more like this
tabling member
4083
label Biography information for Alison McGovern more like this
1698165
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-03-22more like thismore than 2024-03-22
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 remove filter
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Jobcentres: Pilot Schemes more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has made an estimate of the total number of work coaches required to implement the roll-out of Additional Jobcentre Support. more like this
tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
tabling member printed
Alison McGovern more like this
uin 20046 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-04-03more like thismore than 2024-04-03
answer text <p>A 12-month extension was announced in Spring Budget 2024, which will enable us to better understand the impact of Additional Jobcentre Support.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Bury St Edmunds more like this
answering member printed Jo Churchill more like this
grouped question UIN 20045 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-04-03T11:20:55.303Zmore like thismore than 2024-04-03T11:20:55.303Z
answering member
4380
label Biography information for Jo Churchill more like this
tabling member
4083
label Biography information for Alison McGovern more like this