Results 61–80 of 1640 for speaker:Baroness Stedman-Scott

Pensions Dashboards Regulations 2022 - Motion to Approve (15 Nov 2022)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: I note the noble Baroness’s point. This is something that we will take back with officials and to the relevant authorities, and it is something else that I shall write about and I hope give her a better answer than she has had to date. The noble Baroness, Lady Bowles, raised the issue of risk of exploitation of data. Pensions dashboards and the technology behind them are designed to...

Pensions Dashboards Regulations 2022 - Motion to Approve (15 Nov 2022)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: I appreciate that intervention and I undertake to write on the four remaining points, and perhaps offer a meeting to wash up and identify those things I have not dealt with as well as I might have. My final point, noble Lords will be pleased to hear, is that pension dashboards will reunite individuals with their lost or forgotten pots and engage potentially millions of savers. It is important...

Pensions Dashboards Regulations 2022 - Motion to Approve (15 Nov 2022)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: My Lords, I know all noble Lords across the House care passionately about the success of pensions dashboards. I remember well the quality of debate during the passage of the Pension Schemes Act 2021, which I am pleased has continued today. I thank noble Lords for their contributions today. I am glad that noble Lords found the briefing and engagement sessions helpful. I reciprocate that...

Pensions Dashboards Regulations 2022 - Motion to Approve (15 Nov 2022)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: My Lords, I am pleased to introduce this instrument, which, subject to approval, will create the framework within which pensions dashboards will operate. Pensions dashboards are digital tools that will present individuals with their pension information brought together from multiple sources. At the touch of a smart- phone, this information will quite clearly and literally be at members’...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pension Funds: Investment (14 Nov 2022)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: Individual member benefits were not at risk. The DB pension promise is ultimately the responsibility of the sponsoring employer and does not depend on the performance of the fund. The steep rise in gilt yields and subsequent market turmoil at the end of September did not result in any DB schemes being at risk of insolvency. If any schemes do suffer losses which result in a funding deficit,...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Paraquat: Exports (10 Nov 2022)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: The export of paraquat from Great Britain (GB) is regulated under the GB Prior Informed Consent (GB PIC) regulatory regime for the export and import of listed hazardous chemicals. Companies intending to export any of these chemicals from GB must notify the importing country via the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the Designated National Authority. GB PIC requires all exports of listed...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Appeals (9 Nov 2022)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: The data published was for the period July 2013 up to March 2022, and covers the period since the introduction of the benefit. The aim of the decision-making process is to make the right decision as early as possible in the claim journey. We are constantly looking to improve our processes and learn from tribunal outcomes. Since PIP was introduced in 2013 we have made improvements to our...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Migrants: Cost of Living (8 Nov 2022)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: The cost-of-living package is in addition to the over £22bn announced previously, with government support for the cost of living now totalling over £37bn this year. This means that eight million low-income households will get £1,200 of one-off support in total this year to help with the cost of living, with all domestic electricity customers receiving at least £400 through the Energy...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions and Working Age Benefits: Migrants (8 Nov 2022)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: The Department does not hold the requested information.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Poverty: Parents (7 Nov 2022)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: The Government is committed to reducing poverty and supporting low-income families. In 2022/23 we will spend over £242 billion through the welfare system in Great Britain including £108 billion on people of working age. With 1.25 million job vacancies across the UK, our focus is firmly on supporting parents to move into, and progress in work, an approach which is based on clear evidence...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Menopause (3 Nov 2022)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: With women over 50 representing the fastest growing segment of the workforce, there are few workplaces where the menopause is not being experienced by staff. The Minister for Employment commissioned the roundtable on older workers to look at the menopause and employment as an issue, emphasising the importance of the support and understanding by employers. An independent menopause and the...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Work and Pensions: Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) Annual Report and Accounts 2021-2022 (3 Nov 2022)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: Later today I will lay before this House the Office for Nuclear Regulation Annual Report and Accounts 2021-2022. These documents will also be published on the ONR website. I can confirm, in accordance with Schedule 7, Section 25(3) of the Energy Act 2013, that there have been no exclusions to the published documents on the grounds of national security.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (2 Nov 2022)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: The Government recently consulted on whether to make a temporary amendment to the CPI+1% cap on annual social housing rent increases. The consultation closed on 12 October and the government is carefully considering the responses. Any decision to change the CPI+1% cap would subsequently be reflected in the fiscal forecasts (including of Universal Credit and Housing Benefit expenditure) that...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Healthy Start Scheme (1 Nov 2022)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: DWP are working with DHSC to make data available by the end of 2022.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Deductions (27 Oct 2022)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: The information requested by ethnic group is not available. As the ethnicity of Universal Credit (UC) claimants is collected through voluntary self-declaration and the completion rate has been and still is deficient, we have determined that this does not actually reflect the ethnicity breakdown of those on UC. Once 70% of those on UC have provided their ethnicity information (excluding those...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Medical Equipment: Energy (27 Oct 2022)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: The government understands the pressures people are facing with the cost of living, including disabled people, and has taken further, decisive action to support people with their energy bills. The Energy Price Guarantee is supporting millions of households with rising energy costs, and the Chancellor made clear it will continue to do so from now until April next year. This is in addition to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Unemployment: Chronic Illnesses (27 Oct 2022)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: The latest figures from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) for June to August 2022 show that the percentage of individuals who are economically inactive due to long-term illness is 27.7%, a record high (since data collection began in 1993). Long-term illness is now the most common reason within the working-age population for an individual to be economically inactive, rising 3.5 percentage points...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pensioners: Government Assistance (27 Oct 2022)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: This winter over 8 million pensioner households across the UK will receive an increased Winter Fuel Payment of £500/£600 depending on age and this will be paid on top of any other one-off support a pensioner household is entitled to, for example where they are on Pension Credit or receive disability benefits. Eligible households currently receive £200 or £300, so the Winter Fuel payment...


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