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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Independent Case Examiner (21 Jan 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: The role of the Independent Case Examiner’s Office (ICE) is to investigate complaints of maladministration (service failure). All of the 2,514 cases closed following the High Court decision to grant permission for a Judicial Review, were complaints of maladministration associated with the way in which changes to women’s State Pension age were communicated.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Support for Mortgage Interest (21 Jan 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: The zero earnings rule for help with mortgage interest, coupled with generous Universal Credit disregards, ensures that owner occupier claimants have the right incentives to move into work and increase their hours of work over time where possible. Certain owner occupiers receiving Universal Credit who are not also receiving help with their mortgage interest because of the zero earnings rule...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Support for Mortgage Interest (21 Jan 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: The prime objective of SMI is to provide short-term help for owner-occupiers who have a liability to make mortgage payments and are unable to do so themselves to prevent their home from being repossessed. SMI makes a contribution towards owner-occupier payments (principally mortgage interest payments) in the form of an interest bearing loan to enable claimants to continue making mortgage...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Offenders (18 Jan 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: The Secretary of State attended the Ministerial Reoffending Board on 26th November, along with the Secretary of State for Justice. A range of issues were discussed, including improving access to employment for ex-offenders. This Government recognises that supporting ex-offenders into work is a crucial part of effective rehabilitation. DWP officials work closely with their counterparts in...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Barnardos: Work Experience (17 Jan 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: The Department has been working closely with Barnardo’s to develop and scope a pilot of voluntary work experience opportunities for care leavers in some of Barnardo’s high street shops. The objective of this pilot is to give young people independence within their communities and to support them to gain confidence and skills that will help them gain employment and create a better future...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Disadvantaged (16 Jan 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: Through the evidence gathered in the 2017-18 Community Life Survey in England, indicators linked to social exclusion do not show a significant difference between urban and rural areas. Adults living in rural areas are less likely to say that they feel they often/always feel lonely than people living in urban areas (3% compared with 6%). In addition, adults living in rural areas are more...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Offenders (16 Jan 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: This Government recognises that supporting ex-offenders into work is a crucial part of effective rehabilitation. That is why Ministry of Justice launched the Education and Employment strategy to create a system where each prisoner is set on a path to employment as soon as they enter prison. It is also why the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has dedicated Prison Work Coaches based in...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (16 Jan 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: The Child Maintenance Service Compliance and Arrears strategy, which gave us enforcement powers enabling disqualification of non-compliant parents from holding or obtaining a UK passport, came into effect from 14th December 2018. Therefore there were no non-compliant parents disqualified during a) 2016, (b) 2017 and (c) 2018.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (15 Jan 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: The following table provides the average quarterly amounts paid through a deduction from earning order/request for each available quarter in the years 2016, 2017 and 2018. Figures are up to the quarter ending September 2018. This is consistent with the latest Official Statistics on the Child Maintenance Service and the Child Support Agency (CSA). Data relating to the Child Maintenance...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Support for Mortgage Interest (15 Jan 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: We operate a zero earnings rule for Universal Credit in Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI). Receiving any earned income during the wait period or during receipt of SMI loan payments will mean that the claimant will not receive loan payments. The zero earnings rule requires claimants to satisfy a waiting period of nine consecutive Universal Credit assessment periods with no earned income...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Budgeting Loans (14 Jan 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: In the period January to December 2018, there were 1,177,200 awards of Budgeting Loans in Great Britain. This figure does not include awards made after review, reconsideration or appeal following an initially unsuccessful application, and is rounded to the nearest 100

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Independent Case Examiner (14 Jan 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: The Independent Case Examiner’s Office (ICE) closed 2,521 cases in December 2018 for other reasons as detailed in the response to PQ 204482. The specific categories were: 2,514 cases were closed following a High Court decision to grant permission for a Judicial Review of the Department’s handling of the change to women’s State Pension age. 5 cases were withdrawn as the need for the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Offenders: Social Security Benefits (11 Jan 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur a disproportionate cost. Whilst Department for Work and Pensions systems do not currently collate data to identify an (ex)offender in a way that allows robust reporting, DWP is committed to gathering better data to support claimants with complex needs and has prioritised this as part of the wider work programme...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (11 Jan 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: The evidence that we have reviewed to date is already published and examples can be accessed through the following links :- The Trussell Trust (2018) ‘Left Behind: Is Universal Credit Truly Universal?’ https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/trusselltrust-documents/T russell-Trust-Left-Behind-2018.pdf The Trussell Trust (2018) ‘The next stage of Universal Credit: Moving onto the new...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Wales (11 Jan 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: Housing Benefit expenditure by Local Authority from 1996/97 to 2017/18 is published on GOV.uk at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/ system/uploads/attachment_data/file/741593/hb-and-ctb-by-la- 2017-18.ods

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (11 Jan 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: Child Maintenance payments are fully disregarded when assessing entitlement to benefits, as such there is no effect on a person’s benefit payments when Child Maintenance payments are not made.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (11 Jan 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: The estimate can be found on page 24 of the Child Maintenance Compliance and Arrears Strategy consultation document which was published in December 2017 https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/ system/uploads/attachment_data/file/667033/child-maintenance -compliance-arrears-consultation.pdf

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Staff (10 Jan 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: The Department collects and publishes its workforce management information each month. These details can be found at the following link. https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-workforce-mana gement-information The Department’s headcount is collected and reported as at the last day of each month. On 30 June 2016 the Department’s headcount was 84,226 and on 30 November 2018 it...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Defibrillators (10 Jan 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: Following the Estates contract changes in April 2018, DWP reviewed its policy on defibrillators. As a result of that review, a Defibrillator will be installed in each DWP site. The rollout programme is planned to commence in February.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Poverty (10 Jan 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: I refer the Hon. Member to PQ 165151.


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