Steve Webb: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne North, Catherine McKinnell, on 13 October 2014 to Question UIN 208928.
Steve Webb: The assessment of the gender impact of fees and charges for the new Child Maintenance Service was published in the Equality Impact Assessment for the Child Support Fees Regulations 2013. This is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/220219/eia-child-support-fees.pdf.
Steve Webb: The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, my right hon. Friend the Member for Chingford and Woodford Green (Mr Duncan Smith), replied on the 25 March 2015.
Steve Webb: I refer the Hon. Member to the answer given on the 03 July 2014 to Question UIN 202811. Since the last Question given on the 03 July 2014 Minister for Pensions Rt. Hon. Steve Webb MP attended the Gleneagles Conference in September 2014 and Minister for Disabled People Mark Harper MP attended the Commonwealth Games in July 2014.
Steve Webb: An error has been identified in the written answer given on 09 March 2015. The correct answer should have been: The information is not available in the format requested. Benefit and Pension recipients who do not have a bank account are paid by Simple Payment. As of 15th January 2015, there were 45,911 44,528 benefit recipients and pensioners in Great Britain being paid by Simple Payment.
Steve Webb: The information is not available in the format requested. Benefit and Pension recipients who do not have a bank account are paid by Simple Payment. As of 15th January 2015, there were 45,911 44,528 benefit recipients and pensioners in Great Britain being paid by Simple Payment.
Steve Webb: DWP Ministers or Officials have not visited Wales since April 2012 to discuss the Jobs Growth Wales Programme.
Steve Webb: The information we have is for the average weekly Housing Benefit award, by tenure and various geographies, up to November 2014 and this is available at: https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at: https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xp lore_User_Guide.htm
Steve Webb: Statistics on the age of claimant by Phase of the Employment and Support Allowance claim are published and available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-statistics-tab ulation-tool. Guidance for users is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-tabulation-to ol-guidance.
Steve Webb: The information is not available in the format requested. However benefit and pension recipients who do not have a bank account are paid by Simple Payment. As of 15th February 2015, there were 44,000 benefit and pension recipients in Great Britain being paid by Simple Payment.
Steve Webb: Up to and including 28th February 2015, 5,100 cases have been closed as part of the phased three-year CSA case closure programme. Notes: Figure rounded to the nearest 100. The figure is made up from cases proactively selected for case closure, and those where an application has been made to the 2012 scheme and a case exists on the 93/03 scheme which is then reactively closed down.
Steve Webb: As of the end of November 2014 17,100 cases were being dealt with by the legal enforcement section of the Child Support Agency. Notes: Figure rounded to the nearest 100.
Steve Webb: The number of inbound calls received by the Child Maintenance Options Service from September 2014 to the end of February 2015 is shown in the table below. Month Number of calls received by the Child Maintenance Options Service Sep-14 31,390 Oct-14 30,460 Nov-14 27,300 Dec-14 20,970 Jan-15 33,010 Feb-15 31,020 Notes: - Data Sourced from CMO Monthly MI Service Pack -...
Steve Webb: The table below shows the number of six months’ notice warning letters of case closure, that have been issued since December 2014: Month Notifications Issued in Month January 2015 59,800 February 2015 50,600 Notes: Figure rounded to the nearest 100. The figures are made up from cases proactively selected for case closure, and those where an application has been made to the...
Steve Webb: The table below shows the number of reminder letters that have been issued giving one months warning of case closure. The case closure process started on the 30 June 2014, with reminder letters being issued from December 2014. Month Notifications Issued in Month December 2014 5,300 January 2015 13,200 February 2015 37,500 Notes: Figure rounded to the nearest 100. The...
Steve Webb: The Department for Work and Pensions and it’s former agencies are unable to quantify how many letters have been issued to this customer as we have several customers with the same name.
Steve Webb: We are currently consulting on potential changes to the Occupational Pension Schemes (Investment) Regulations 2005 which will support and encourage trustees of both defined benefit and defined contribution pension schemes to consider their approach to stewardship. This forms part of our consultation, entitled “Consultation on changes to the Investment Regulations following the Law...
Steve Webb: The Department is currently defining its detailed policy and processes for validating historic arrears, including those accrued from an Interim Maintenance Assessments (IMA). The intention is that IMA debt will be addressed in order to reduce the amount that will be managed by the Child Maintenance Service. Our detailed approach is under consideration.
Steve Webb: My Department has not received any recent representations from the pensions industry on investments in companies linked with the manufacture of cluster munitions. Whilst we have no immediate plans to review this specific area, we are undertaking a consultation on whether the current requirements on trustees regarding “social, environmental or ethical considerations” in the Occupational...
Steve Webb: The Pensions Regulator produces free guidance for trustees via the online Trustee Toolkit. The Trustee Toolkit was updated in October 2014, with new material on the extent to which trustees should take account of social, environmental or ethical considerations when taking investment decisions. This new material reflects the outcomes of the Law Commission’s recent review of fiduciary duties.