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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (15 Jun 2018)

Alok Sharma: Password interviews and password reset only interviews are recorded under one interview type, and resets can also be conducted during any interview. Therefore quantifying and differentiating password reset interviews only is not possible.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (15 Jun 2018)

Alok Sharma: We are currently considering the benefits of introducing the facility to upload fit notes to the Universal Credit journal.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: House of Fraser: Birkenhead (14 Jun 2018)

Alok Sharma: DWP offer a Rapid Response Service (RRS). This is a redundancy service designed to give support and advice to employers and their employees when under threat of redundancy. It is co-ordinated nationally by the National Employer and Partnership Team (NEPT) and is managed by Jobcentre Plus. Each Jobcentre Plus district deploy resources according to the situation and the requirements of the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (13 Jun 2018)

Alok Sharma: Universal Credit seeks to take earnings into account in a way that is fair and transparent. The amount of Universal Credit paid reflects, as closely as possible, the actual circumstances of a household each monthly assessment period, including any earnings reported by the employer during that assessment period. Monthly reporting allows Universal Credit to be adjusted on a monthly basis, which...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (13 Jun 2018)

Alok Sharma: Our latest national internal data for number of advances awarded indicates that, for eligible new claims to Universal Credit Full Service that were due a first payment in January 2018, 60% received either a ‘new claim’ or ‘benefit transfer’ advance.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit (13 Jun 2018)

Alok Sharma: The analysis to support the estimated £17-20 billion figure was published in a letter by the Chief Executive of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs to the Treasury Select Committee on 5 June, 2018. The Government is considering two approaches to a future customs relationship with the EU: a ‘new customs partnership’ and a ‘highly streamlined customs...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Young People (12 Jun 2018)

Alok Sharma: Youth unemployment has fallen by over 40% since 2010. Around 3.0 million young people have left full-time education and have successfully found work, with the employment rate for this group at 74.9%, up by 7.5 percentage points since 2010. The Youth Obligation Support Programme was introduced in April 2017 to provide intensive support for 18-21 year olds making a new claim to Universal...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (12 Jun 2018)

Alok Sharma: a) For Universal Credit Full Service claims made (declared) in November 2017 from internal analysis carried out in March 2018: - 71% of claimants were paid. - 29% were closed and not paid. This could be for a variety of reasons, including ineligibility. b) For Universal Credit Full Service claims made (declared) in November 2017 from internal analysis carried out in March 2018: - 8% were...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (12 Jun 2018)

Alok Sharma: This information is not held.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (12 Jun 2018)

Alok Sharma: The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost. However, based on current numbers of Tax Credit claimants paid on particular patterns, we estimate the proportion of employees that are likely to be paid according to different pay frequencies once Universal Credit is fully rolled out to be: Monthly / four weekly: 69% Weekly: 26%...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Unemployment: Doncaster North (11 Jun 2018)

Alok Sharma: The latest available estimates from the Annual Population Survey (APS) for the year to December 2017 estimate that: The unemployment rate for people aged 16 and over in Doncaster North was 4.7%, down from 10.5% in the year to December 2010.*The employment rate for the working age population (those aged 16-64) in Doncaster North was 73.1%, up from 67.1% in the year to December 2010.* Due to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment Schemes: Young People (11 Jun 2018)

Alok Sharma: I refer the hon. Member to my reply to Question 138342 on 1 May.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment Schemes: Young People (11 Jun 2018)

Alok Sharma: I refer the hon. Member to my answer to Question 138343 on 1 May.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment Schemes: Young People (11 Jun 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: Jobcentres: Glasgow (11 Jun 2018)

Alok Sharma: All DWP staff delivering Universal Credit undergo a comprehensive learning journey designed to equip them with the tools, skills and behaviours required to provide a high quality service to all claimants, including those who have complex needs. This learning includes facilitator-led learning and skills practice, supported by multimedia learning materials. Shettleston, Springburn, Newlands,...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentres: Glasgow (11 Jun 2018)

Alok Sharma: The requested information for the numbers of FTE (full time equivalent) employees based in Shettleston, Partick, Castlemilk, Govan, Laurieston, Springburn, Newlands and Drumchapel Jobcentres, for the years data is available, is: Jobcentre March 2016 March 2017 March 2018 Shettleston 26.37 28.68 63.72* Partick 34.18 32.78 65.58* Castlemilk 11.41 11.86 14.41* Govan...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (11 Jun 2018)

Alok Sharma: The Department’s guidance on how the law is interpreted for Universal Credit decision makers is contained in “Advice for Decision Making” (“ADM”). There is guidance in the ADM which is aimed at setting work related requirements and how this has to take account of all of a person’s circumstances, including those who are vulnerable or with complex needs. In...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Rented Housing: Landlords (11 Jun 2018)

Alok Sharma: As of 25 May, 215 social sector landlords were enrolled on the Landlord Portal. The list of landlords enrolled on the Landlord Portal is available in the House of Commons library at the following link: https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/business-pap ers/commons/deposited-papers/?fd=2018-04-04&td=2018-04-0 4&search_term=Department+for+Work+and+Pensions&itemI d=119004

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (11 Jun 2018)

Alok Sharma: The requested information is not available Where the claimant does not have sufficient documentary evidence to verify their identity, DWP follows a process known as a biographical security check, whereby the claimant is asked a series of security questions to validate their identity. Should the claimant fail the biographical security check, as an additional safeguard we can approach a third...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (11 Jun 2018)

Alok Sharma: The information requested is not available. Passwords can be reset by claimants online. Interviews are only required if the claimant has forgotten all of their details, including their username and password, email address, and security questions.


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