Results 101–120 of 2116 for speaker:Alok Sharma

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Unemployment: Thornbury and Yate (8 Mar 2018)

Alok Sharma: The level of unemployment in South Gloucestershire, estimated using the Annual Population Survey, was 5,700 for the year to September 2010. For the latest period (the year to September 2017) the level of unemployment was estimated at 6,200. This rise was not statistically significant. Data from the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) Labour Force Survey shows that since the 2010...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Unemployment: Thornbury and Yate (8 Mar 2018)

Alok Sharma: The level of female unemployment in South Gloucestershire, estimated using the Annual Population Survey, was 2,200 for the year to September 2010. For the latest period (the year to September 2017) the level of female unemployment was 2,500. This rise was not statistically significant. The level of female unemployment in the South West, estimated using the Labour Force Survey, stands at...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Unemployment: Thornbury and Yate (8 Mar 2018)

Alok Sharma: Data from the Office for National Statistics shows that in the quarter to December 2017 youth unemployment in the South West was 37,000, down by over 25,000 since the 2010 election (the quarter to April 2010). Nationally, youth unemployment is down by over 390,000 since the 2010 election (the quarter to April 2010) – to stand at 547,000. Note: The youth unemployment data is...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (8 Mar 2018)

Alok Sharma: I refer the Honourable Member to the answer I provided to Question 125103 on 01 February 2018.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (8 Mar 2018)

Alok Sharma: Of all Universal Credit Full Service awards in January 2018: (a) 6% had a total deduction amount (either to a third party, for an advance, or for a fraud penalty) which equalled 40 per cent of the standard allowance (b) Less than 0.5% had a total deduction amount which exceeded 40 per cent of the standard allowance. In these cases, a priority order is applied so that deductions for rent or...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Members: Correspondence (8 Mar 2018)

Alok Sharma: The Department does not measure the timings as requested in the question and to provide this information would incur disproportionate cost. However, the Department has a 15 working day target for MP to Director General Correspondence and a 20 working day target for Ministerial correspondence. These timescales are in line with Cabinet Office directives. Our latest internal data for year to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Internet (8 Mar 2018)

Alok Sharma: We aim to verify claimants’ identify and agree a claimant commitment with them within 10 days of the declaration of claim, approximately 3 weeks before the first payment will fall due. However, the information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Internet (8 Mar 2018)

Alok Sharma: Improvements to features including those for making payments to claimants, further enhancements to the security of the system and features to improve the experience of people with specific needs are being addressed before the online password reset. It would not be useful to produce a schedule of changes as they are constantly reviewed and adapted as we work in an agile environment. We are...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Internet (8 Mar 2018)

Alok Sharma: Expenditure on the development of IT systems for Universal Credit to February 2018 is approximately £500 million. The key IT providers who have supported the development include: · Accenture · IBM · DXC · CapGemini · Capita · Thoughtworks · Mongo · Oracle · Experian · Booking Bug · SCC · Computacenter · BT · RedHat...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: European Social Fund (7 Mar 2018)

Alok Sharma: England’s Managing Authority (MA) for the European Social Fund (ESF) has conducted a ‘mid-term review’ of the ESF England Operational Programme (OP) to ensure it is fit for purpose going forward. The review notably focused on strategic objectives, lessons learned, and maximising value for money. The MA is now implementing these changes in conjunction with the European...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Disability (7 Mar 2018)

Alok Sharma: The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentre Plus: Training (7 Mar 2018)

Alok Sharma: DWP reviewed and updated its national guidance to staff on managing customer declarations of intention to attempt suicide or self-harm in November 2016. This was part of a programme of regular reviews we undertake to ensure guidance is meeting the need for staff and customers. The guidance requires jobcentres to hold local plans that identify the approach to take, local contacts and support...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (7 Mar 2018)

Alok Sharma: The Department consulted about deductions for rent arrears in 2014. Following this the Government provided for an increased amount to be deducted for rent arrears in order to protect claimants from eviction and to protect landlords’ income streams when all other options for recovery have failed. Increasing the deduction rate to repay rent arrears helps claimants pay off what they owe...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Overpayments (7 Mar 2018)

Alok Sharma: The Department has a duty to protect public funds and has an obligation to ensure that in accordance with social security legislation, any overpayment of benefit resulting from a claimants error or fraud is recovered. There were 40,521 Universal Credit claimants who had a deduction from their Universal Credit as a recovery against a benefit overpayment (which related to their legacy...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Mental Illness (6 Mar 2018)

Alok Sharma: The Department has not carried out an evaluation in this area. For claimants with a physical or mental impairment (including those with cognitive or learning difficulties) work coaches may agree to tailor the number of hours, type and location of work depending on the claimants’ impairment. In addition, work search and availability requirements must be lifted for certain periods of time...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Telephone Services (6 Mar 2018)

Alok Sharma: The Department’s electronic media including SMS text messages and GOV.UK were updated as the new Freephone numbers were introduced. System generated notifications for Universal Credit claimants in the Full and Live Service were updated from the announcement in November and this was completed by the end of January 2018. We have not contacted all Universal Credit claimants to advise...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Ellesmere Port and Neston (5 Mar 2018)

Alok Sharma: The available information on Jobseeker’s Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support and Universal Credit sanction decisions by parliamentary constituency is published and can be found at: https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/ Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at: https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-St arted.html

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Disqualification (5 Mar 2018)

Alok Sharma: We engage at a personal and individual level with all of our claimants and are committed to tailoring the support that we give and any conditionality requirements to the specific circumstances of the individuals, such as disabilities and mental health conditions. Sanctions are only ever used as a last resort when claimants have failed to meet their conditionality requirements without good...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (5 Mar 2018)

Alok Sharma: The information requested is not recorded centrally and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disqualification (5 Mar 2018)

Alok Sharma: Jobcentre work coaches are required to set reasonable requirements of customers, review compliance, identify cases of non-compliance and make referrals to a Decision Maker for consideration of if a sanction is appropriate in particular circumstances. Throughout this process, work coaches and decision makers take into account individual customer circumstances, including any vulnerability,...


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