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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Local Housing Allowance (24 May 2016)

Lord Freud: A Written Ministerial Statement was published on 1 March 2016 to announce that the effect of the Local Housing Allowance cap for those living in social sector supported housing, including those with learning disabilities, would be deferred by a year, pending the outcome of a review. We have done this because we understand the importance of ensuring that both those living in supported...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Poverty (9 May 2016)

Lord Freud: This Government has introduced a wide range of policies and programmes to transform lives, from the flagship reform of Universal Credit to the Troubled Families Programme and the Pupil Premium. The majority of these programmes are audited We know that work is the best route out of poverty. Evidence shows that almost three-quarters of poor workless families who found full employment escaped...

Poverty Programmes: Audit - Question (4 May 2016)

Lord Freud: We have a range of programmes across government to transform lives, from the troubled families programme and the pupil premium to our flagship reform, universal credit, and we audit the majority of these. Work is the best route out of poverty and this Government are committed to transforming lives by providing people with the support they need at all stages to get into work.

Poverty Programmes: Audit - Question (4 May 2016)

Lord Freud: My Lords, that question goes along exactly the lines that we are going along in trying to transform the welfare system. We aim to create programmes that promote independence among people and the centrepiece of that is universal credit. Within universal credit we have developed what we call a test and learn approach, which monitors the behavioural responses very closely.

Poverty Programmes: Audit - Question (4 May 2016)

Lord Freud: The design of universal credit, which the noble Baroness is looking at, is very different from existing legacy benefits. It incorporates real incentives to work more and we are already seeing people who are on universal credit looking to work more, looking to do more hours and looking to earn more in a way that they were not on legacy benefits. At the same time as we have those reductions to...

Poverty Programmes: Audit - Question (4 May 2016)

Lord Freud: We have a strong safety net for pensioners in failed companies, as the noble Baroness will be aware. It is important that we have a strong pension regulator behind that. I also observe that this story has shown the importance of having effective pension trustees when there is a change of ownership.

Poverty Programmes: Audit - Question (4 May 2016)

Lord Freud: The key thing in tackling poverty is life chances—in the end, transforming people’s lives—not income transfers. To the extent that the extra support helps children in their early years and in their education, it will be of great value.

Poverty Programmes: Audit - Question (4 May 2016)

Lord Freud: I am really pleased to confirm that universal credit is now a national programme right across the country. We have real evidence that it achieves its aims: 13% are more likely to be in work at the nine-month point than if they were on JSA. It is already a good benefit by international comparisons. Many more of those in work are looking to do more hours, and many more are looking to increase...

Poverty Programmes: Audit - Question (4 May 2016)

Lord Freud: I am absolutely confident that the core architecture of universal credit is doing what it is designed to do, which is to encourage people to move towards greater independence. I simply do not agree with many of the conclusions of the Resolution Foundation.

Poverty Programmes: Audit - Question (4 May 2016)

Lord Freud: My Lords, there is a different process for asylum seekers. However, once they have the right to remain, they are entitled to our welfare support.

Poverty Programmes: Audit - Question (4 May 2016)

Lord Freud: The noble Lord will be aware that we publish an enormous number of reports, many of which are independent. Indeed, many of them have been developed at the request of this House.

Poverty Programmes: Audit - Question (4 May 2016)

Lord Freud: I think that we have a very flexible labour market. We are developing programmes and a culture that encourages work in a way that we did not have in the early years of this century.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Gender Recognition (3 May 2016)

Lord Freud: The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) provides its staff with information about providing services for transgender customers but does not provide information relating to data confidentiality specifically for transgender customers. DWP has a Personal Information Charter which informs all customers of the standards they can expect when we handle their personal information. The DWP...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (3 May 2016)

Lord Freud: DWP is unable to provide a breakdown of the number of official errors at the Local Authority level. This is because the estimation of the rate and monetary value of official errors in a particular benefit is based on a sample of cases rather than the entire caseload for that benefit, and this sample is not large enough to split at the Local Authority level. DWP does not gather information...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Gender Recognition (25 Apr 2016)

Lord Freud: The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) provides its staff with information about providing services for transgender customers but does not provide information relating to the management of data accuracy or maintenance of data integrity specifically for transgender customers. DWP have a Personal Information Charter which informs all customers of the standards they can expect when we handle...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Carers (19 Apr 2016)

Lord Freud: We will be writing to claimants potentially affected by the planned changes to the benefit cap in the coming months, ahead of the launch of the new benefit cap levels from the Autumn. These notifications will include details of the forthcoming exemptions. We are also working with stakeholder organisations to support them to share information with affected carers.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Carers (19 Apr 2016)

Lord Freud: It is important that local authorities are allowed to use their discretion to ensure Discretionary Housing Payments are awarded to those who most require assistance based on local circumstances. We have, however, amended the Discretionary Housing Payments Local Authority Good Practice Guide to reflect that those entitled to Carer’s Allowance or Universal Credit including the carer...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Food Poverty (19 Apr 2016)

Lord Freud: Food poverty is the inability of individuals and households to obtain an adequate and nutritious diet, often because they cannot afford healthy food or there is a lack of shops in their area that are easy to reach. There is no single commonly agreed method for accurately measuring the extent of food poverty. Given these challenges we do not think that it would be worth the Department...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disability (4 Apr 2016)

Lord Freud: We spend around 50bn every year on benefits alone to support people with disabilities or health conditions, with spending on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) having increased by more than 3 billion since 2010. The government has no further plans to make welfare savings, beyond those already announced. The government is committed to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: *No heading* (1 Apr 2016)

Lord Freud: The information requested is not available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.


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