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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (16 Jul 2018)

Alok Sharma: Prior to the roll-out of Universal Credit Full Service in their constituency, we write to each hon. Member. The letter explains the implicit consent arrangements for MPs and also provides the telephone number and email address of the District Manager in the constituency, so that MPs can contact District Managers if there are urgent constituent cases that need attention. This is the best route...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (16 Jul 2018)

Alok Sharma: We do not hold the information requested. Applications for a Universal Credit advance payment can be made in person, by telephone or (since July 2018) online. For applications made in person or by telephone, only applications that are successful are recorded. To collect information on unsuccessful applications made in person or by telephone would incur a disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (16 Jul 2018)

Alok Sharma: Certain types of income are disregarded when calculating a claimant’s Universal Credit award, including; Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, and Attendance Allowance. Therefore, no payments should be reduced as a result of people claiming these benefits. The information requested concerning those claimants whose payments are affected as a result of Carer’s...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit (16 Jul 2018)

Alok Sharma: There are no circumstances in which a claimant has been refused an exception where they meet the conditions and have provided relevant evidence to support their request.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Day Care (13 Jul 2018)

Alok Sharma: Holding answer received on 12 July 2018 Entitlement to Universal Credit is determined by first assessing what a claimant qualifies for, for example, housing costs and caring responsibilities. This can include childcare of up to 85% of eligible costs, up to a limit of £1,108.04 for two or more children. The conclusion that very few people are affected by the limits described...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: South Lanarkshire (13 Jul 2018)

Alok Sharma: South Lanarkshire Council is the only Registered Social Landlord (RSL) based in South Lanarkshire with access to the Universal Credit landlord portal. The list of landlords with access to the portal is updated regularly in the Members’ Library. However there may be other national or regional RSLs who have access to the portal and who administer properties in this area without being...

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

Alok Sharma: Research shows that many people come onto Universal Credit with pre-existing rent arrears. We also know that arrears are usually temporary and the majority of claimants do succeed in paying their rent, managing their monthly payments and clearing their arrears over time. We continue to work closely with landlords, local authorities, housing associations and other organisations....

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (13 Jul 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: Universal Credit: Scotland (12 Jul 2018)

Alok Sharma: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I provided to Question 129558 on 1 March 2018.

The Secretary of State’S Handling of Universal Credit (11 Jul 2018)

Alok Sharma: I believe that each of us in this House, whatever our political persuasion, came into politics to help build a fairer society. Indeed, that sense of fairness is part of the very DNA of the British people, and the desire for fairness extends to our welfare system—a system where we support the vulnerable, those looking to get into work and those wanting to increase their hours. That is...

The Secretary of State’S Handling of Universal Credit (11 Jul 2018)

Alok Sharma: I will not give way. What did the Opposition do? They cynically voted against the regulations that allowed the £1.5 billion of support to be made available to claimants. I get that the Opposition are there to oppose, but that should not be at the cost of helping the very people they claim to represent. Opposition Members have raised individual cases of claimants who have been suffering...

The Secretary of State’S Handling of Universal Credit (11 Jul 2018)

Alok Sharma: Let us talk about the help that the work coaches are giving. The NAO report says: “A survey of live service claimants found that claimant satisfaction levels were similar to those on legacy benefits and in our visits to jobcentres we observed good relationships between work coaches and claimants.” The support is available, and it is working and helping people to get into work.

The Secretary of State’S Handling of Universal Credit (11 Jul 2018)

Alok Sharma: No, I will not give way. Thanks to the policies of this Conservative Government, we are at record levels of employment. Once universal credit is fully rolled out, we will support another 200,000 people into work. The tone and the wording of Labour’s motion today has been disappointing and, frankly, ill-judged in personally attacking my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State. My right...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Day Care (11 Jul 2018)

Alok Sharma: The Department has not made an estimate of the number of households who are eligible for the childcare element of Universal Credit.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Day Care (11 Jul 2018)

Alok Sharma: The information requested is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. The available information on the number of households in receipt of Universal Credit and are claiming childcare can be accessed at: https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/. Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Day Care (11 Jul 2018)

Alok Sharma: The latest available data indicates that the household income of Universal Credit claimants that receive the childcare component can be described by the following distribution: Income Per Month Percentage of Households Under £1000 5% £1000 to £1250 7% £1250 to £1500 14% £1500 to £1750 19% £1750 to £2000 17% £2000 to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Day Care (11 Jul 2018)

Alok Sharma: The latest available data indicates that the ages of the individuals claiming Universal Credit and that receive the childcare component can be described by the following distribution: Age Range Percentage of Individuals Under 30 11% Aged 30-34 29% Aged 35-39 28% Aged 40-44 19% Aged 45-49 9% Aged 50 or over 4% The figures are based on April 2018 data, which may not be...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Day Care (11 Jul 2018)

Alok Sharma: The information requested is not held.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Day Care (11 Jul 2018)

Alok Sharma: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I provided to Question 125593 on 6 February 2018.

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

Alok Sharma: This information can be found in the ad-hoc statistics release published on 9 July 2018 at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/length-of-payment-d elays-for-new-claims-to-universal-credit. This ad hoc release provides statistics on timeliness of payment for new claims to Universal Credit due a payment in February 2018. It also contains results for the number of new claims – due a...


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