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Social Security (8 Feb 2016)

Shailesh Vara: .... I am sorry that she expresses such disappointment, given that in the forthcoming year the Government will spend an additional 2.1 billion more than we are spending at present. There is also the pension credit standard minimum guarantee, which will ensure that the minimum threshold must be met. The state is there to assist people. The hon. Member for Banff and Buchan mentioned...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Telephone Services (8 Feb 2016)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether telephones with a direct connection to the universal credit helpline are available to use free of charge in every job centre.

Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill (5 Feb 2016)

Justin Tomlinson: ...a long-standing servant of his community, including as a councillor for 15 years. I know that he will be greatly missed by all. It is a privilege to serve in the House today as the duty Work and Pensions Minister, and to respond to my hon. Friends the Members for Christchurch (Mr Chope) and for Shipley (Philip Davies). Their forensic, constructive and diligent work has certainly kept the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (5 Feb 2016)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2016 to Question 23063, on universal credit, if he will ensure that each notification will also state the claimant's expected change in entitlement.

[Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Preventing Violence Against Women: Role of Men (4 Feb 2016)

Karen Bradley: I was a member of the Select Committee on Work and Pensions when universal credit was being discussed, and that point was made at the time. I am sure that changes to the benefit system will not cause a reduction in levels of support for victims of domestic violence and abuse, and they will provide help towards housing costs. Those living in supported accommodation that meets the definition...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (4 Feb 2016)

Shailesh Vara: ...length of time to administer appeals in respect of (a) personal independence payment (PIP), (b) employment and support allowance (ESA), (c) income support (IS), (d) jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) and (e) tax credits in (i) Coventry, (ii) the West Midlands and (iii) England between July and September 2015, the latest period for which figures are available. Average length of time (in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (4 Feb 2016)

Shailesh Vara: ...b) the West Midlands and (c) England relating to (i) Personal Independence Payment (PIP), (ii) employment and support allowance (ESA), (iii) income support (IS), (iv) jobseeker's allowance (JSA) and (v) tax credits between July and September 2015, the latest period for which figures are available. Proportion of appeals decided in favour of the appellant between July and September 2015...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pensioners: Poverty (4 Feb 2016)

Justin Tomlinson: While we can’t draw a direct link between the triple lock and pensioner poverty, pensioner poverty is at one of the lowest rates since records began. Pensioners are less likely to be in relative and absolute low income after housing costs than the population as a whole. The Government continues to support the poorest pensioners and from April 2016, Pension Credit will top up income to a...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (4 Feb 2016)

Owen Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of the cost resulting from the reduction in the work allowance of universal credit relates to (a) new claimants to universal credit, (b) current recipients of universal credit and (c) current tax credit recipients naturally migrated onto universal credit.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Transitional Arrangements (4 Feb 2016)

Owen Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government plans to provide transitional protection for tax credit recipients who have been naturally migrated onto universal credit.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (4 Feb 2016)

Owen Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, under what change of circumstances a tax credit claimant will naturally be migrated onto universal credit.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Housing Benefit (4 Feb 2016)

Owen Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information his Department holds on the number of times a universal credit claimant has been paid housing benefit and housing costs at the same time resulting in an overpayment of housing benefit.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (4 Feb 2016)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants his Department estimates will have moved on to universal credit by the end of 2017.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (4 Feb 2016)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, following changes to universal credit taking effect in April 2016, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the number of children in poverty of the introduction of universal credit.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Post Offices: Financial Services (4 Feb 2016)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...bank branches closed, where often the only local shop is a Post Office. Post Office also offers the Post Office card account which enables people with no bank account to be able to access benefits, pensions and tax credits over the counter at their local branch.

Housing Benefit (Abolition of the Family Premium and Date of Claim Amendment) Regulations 2015 — Motion to Regret (3 Feb 2016)

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope: ..., they cover an important worry that the committee, chaired so ably by the noble Lord, Lord Trefgarne, was beginning to have about the information and data supplied by the Department for Work and Pensions over recent weeks and months. Two other sets of regulations, the Universal Credit (Waiting Days) (Amendment) Regulations of a few weeks back and the housing costs amendment regulations,...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (3 Feb 2016)

Work and Pensions: Universal Credit in-work progression. 9:30 am; The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Tony Wilson, Director of Policy and Research, Learning and Work Institute David Finch, Senior Economic Analyst, Resolution Foundation Emma Stewart MBE, Joint Chief Executive Officer, Timewise Foundation Dr Anthony Rafferty, Senior Lecturer in Employment Studies, Alliance Manchester Business School Julia Waltham, Head of Campaigns and Policy, Working Families

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 5) Bill: Stage 1 (3 Feb 2016)

John Mason: ...a rebate system? What cost would that involve for local authorities? Could the people in most need be properly targeted? Would there be a bureaucratic burden for people who apply? Let us remember that a third of pensioners did not, because of the hassle, apply for pension credit to which they were entitled. Would the rebate payments themselves be taxable? We know that Westminster is not...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Council Tax Reduction Schemes (2 Feb 2016)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer 27 January 2016 to Question 23759, whether there is scope for the Work Coach to pass on details of the claimant's universal credit application to their local authority in order to begin automatically the application for council tax reduction.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Telephone Services (2 Feb 2016)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether unsuccessful universal credit applicants have access to a telephone helpline to allow them to query the decision not to allow them that benefit.


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