Results 1–20 of 1933 for speaker:Caroline Dinenage

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Veterans: Housing Benefit (17 Oct 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: The policy to remove the spare room subsidy applies to all working age Housing Benefit and Universal Credit claimants living in and under-occupying social housing without exception. A couple of easements apply. For example an extra bedroom is provided for those who require overnight care from a non-resident carer and for couples who are unable to share a bedroom due to disabilities. Since...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services (17 Oct 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: The Department for Work and Pensions does not hold this data.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services (17 Oct 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: The Department for Work and Pensions does not hold this data.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Supported Housing (17 Oct 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: The Department has undertaken an Equality Assessment on the proposal to cap housing benefit at the Local Housing Allowance rates for people in supported housing.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Maternity Payments: Carers (17 Oct 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: The Department for Work and Pensions does not collect this data.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentre Plus: English Language (17 Oct 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: In 2014 funding of courses for Speakers of Other Languages in England was primarily provided through the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Jobcentre Plus which were responsible for making referrals to the most appropriate provision to meet the customer needs. For Scotland and Wales, the Department for Work and Pensions established contracted provision for English...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services (17 Oct 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: The Department for Work and Pensions does not hold this data.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services (17 Oct 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: In the last 12 months the total number of calls to the Department for Work and Pensions’ 0345 telephone lines was 37,127,041.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Behavioural Insights Team (16 Oct 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: The information requested is not collated centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. These services are commissioned locally by DWP managers without recourse to the central Commercial Team. Although spend is centrally recorded, together with the appropriate cost centre, the exact details of each associated project and the benefits arising are not. This request would...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Families: Disadvantaged (16 Oct 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: By comparing children in workless families to children in working families in the bottom 40 per cent of the income distribution (where income is equivalised total household net income), we can compare the risk of disadvantage and poorer outcomes for children who live in workless families to those who live in families in the lower end of the income distribution and are in work. The 40th...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Families: Disadvantaged (16 Oct 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: The data is presented below: Workless family Working family (bottom 40% of the income distribution) Working family (top 60% of the income distribution) Total At least one parent has a longstanding limiting illness and/or disability 27% 36% 37% 100% At least one parent has poor mental health 21% 38% 41% 100% The household reports signs of problem debt 21% 50% 29%...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Procurement (16 Oct 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: The Department has being making efforts to manually report on Procurement timescales when possible. The Department is also working with its e-Procurement system supplier to scope the feasibility of a more automated and efficient reporting and the cost implications to ensure that the Department gets Value for Money. The Department does not have a timescale at this time currently.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Buildings (16 Oct 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: The Department does not receive any benefit from the sub-let of surrendered space to Telereal Trillium.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Iron and Steel (16 Oct 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: The Department has not had any major projects that require the procurement of iron and steel since the guidelines on delivering greater UK steel content were published in April 2016.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Local Housing Allowance (16 Oct 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: The effect of the local housing allowance freeze on the rate at which housing benefit recipients fall into arrears and become homeless has not been assessed. There is currently no clear evidence to suggest that the LHA freeze is contributing to increased arrears or homelessness. The latest statistics show that the number of homelessness acceptances in England has decreased slightly over the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Unemployment (16 Oct 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: The number of children living at workless households in the UK stood at 1.3 million in April–June 2017 – a record low – and down by over 600,000 since 2010.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Children (16 Oct 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: The information regarding the number of children in England who are (a) affected by the household benefit cap and (b) the removal of the spare room subsidy is published and available at:https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Supported Housing: Housing Benefit (16 Oct 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: The Department has undertaken an Equality Assessment on the proposal to cap housing benefit at the Local Housing Allowance rates for people in supported housing.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Domestic Violence (16 Oct 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: All Department for Work and Pensions staff working with customers complete training that prepares them for the role, including the skills they need to support and communicate with a diverse range of customers. Specific training is provided for different vulnerable groups, with guidance to signpost customers to relevant support, including for former members of the armed forces and people who...

Women and Equalities: Women’s State Pension Age (12 Oct 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has regular discussions with the Minister for Women and Equalities, but the Government will not be revisiting the state pension age for women born in the 1950s who are affected by the Pensions Acts 1995, 2007 and 2011.


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