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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Health and Safety Executive: Staff (16 Jun 2021)

Mims Davies: The mean and median salary for the different employee groups within the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is shown in the table below (median source data is taken from the draft Annual Report and Accounts 2020/21 which is still under audit review and anticipated to be published in July 2021). Mean Median All HSE and Contingent 45,442 42,087 HSE Staff only 43,837 41,612 ...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Health and Safety Executive: Staff (16 Jun 2021)

Mims Davies: The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has traditionally engaged a few contractors, but the numbers increased substantially during 2019/20 and 2020/21 in order to deliver significant programmes of work, including:A Programme to establish a new Building Safety Regulator as part of HSE in accordance with the recommendations of Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of ‘Building Regulations...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentres: Newton Abbot (15 Jun 2021)

Mims Davies: The Department has seen an increase in demand for its services as a result of Covid-19 and is rapidly expanding the space available, on a temporary basis, in locations where we anticipate or have already seen, that increase. As part of the Government’s ongoing commitment to support claimants back into work, the Department has recruited 13,500 additional Work Coaches to help support and...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Kickstart Scheme: Rural Areas (15 Jun 2021)

Mims Davies: Delivering the Kickstart Scheme at pace has meant an initial concentration on the production of a limited data set. The geographic data we produce does not currently include rural/urban classification. We do hold regional information on jobs made available for young people to apply for and for placements started which can be seen in the table below, as of 3rd June. As of the 3rd June there...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Carers (15 Jun 2021)

Mims Davies: Many carers experience considerable challenges balancing work with caring responsibilities. This can have a big impact on their careers and limit their participation in the workplace. The impact falls disproportionately on women, who make up 60 per cent of carers. The Government is clear that flexible working can have a beneficial impact for a number of different groups, including those with...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment Support Allowance: Telephone Services (15 Jun 2021)

Mims Davies: a) The average call waiting time (Average Speed of Answer) for calls to the Employment Support Allowance helpline in each quarter from April 2018 to March 2021 is shown in the table below in the format of hours:minutes:seconds. b) It has not been possible to present data to answer the question posed as there are upward of 100 service lines operated by DWP. If the Member of Parliament was to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Kickstart Scheme: Coventry (14 Jun 2021)

Mims Davies: The Department for Work and Pensions will be monitoring and evaluating the Kickstart scheme throughout and after its implementation. Delivering the Kickstart Scheme at pace has led to a limited data set which makes it harder to accurately present a snapshot of a smaller geographical area. We are continuing to develop our data, which may help in sharing constituency level information in due...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Kickstart Scheme (14 Jun 2021)

Mims Davies: There are presently no plans to expand the Kickstart Scheme outside of the current eligibility criteria.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: North West Durham (14 Jun 2021)

Mims Davies: The information requested for years from 2004 is published and available at: https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/default.asp Guidance for users can be found at: https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/home/newuser.asp Estimates of economic activity at the constituency level are produced from the Annual Population Survey (APS), due to its larger sample size than the Labour Force Survey. The APS is only...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Vacancies (11 Jun 2021)

Mims Davies: Official data from the independent Office for National Statistics shows that the number of advertised vacancies across the UK economy was 657,000 in February to April 2021 – 154,000 (19%) below their pre-COVID-19 level. Our Plan for Jobs is an ambitious programme of job creation and support to help people of all ages move into work or gain the skills that will open up job opportunities.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (11 Jun 2021)

Mims Davies: The benefit cap restores fairness between those receiving working age benefits and taxpayers in employment. Households can still receive benefits up to the equivalent salary of £24,000, or £28,000 in London. Outside London, around 4 in 10 households have net earnings from employment of less than £20,000. In London, around 4 in 10 households earn less than £23,000.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disqualification (11 Jun 2021)

Mims Davies: The Department committed to look at processes to give claimants a written warning, instead of a sanction, for a first sanctionable failure to attend a Work-Search Review. Before making an assessment of the merits of extending such a system we are under-taking a series of small-scale Proof of Concepts of this warning system. The increase in claimants due to Covid has led to a pause in this...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (11 Jun 2021)

Mims Davies: (a) DWP has published four impact assessments of the benefit cap, each one including a cost/benefit analysis. The first two relate to the introduction of the benefit cap. The second two relate to the introduction of a lower, tiered cap. They can all be found here: https://www.parliament.uk/globalassets/documents/impact-asse ssments/IA12-003.pdf ...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Coronavirus (10 Jun 2021)

Mims Davies: Official data from the independent Office for National Statistics shows that the number of advertised vacancies across the UK economy was 657,000 in February to April 2021 – 154,000 (19%) below their pre-COVID-19 level. Our Plan for Jobs is an ambitious programme of job creation and support to help people of all ages move into work or gain the skills that will open up job opportunities.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (9 Jun 2021)

Mims Davies: The national customer experience survey is the vehicle DWP uses to assess customers’ experiences with the services they receive from DWP. The survey seeks feedback from a range of DWP customers including ESA and UC customers. The last published survey can be found on DWP’s research publication page: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-claimant-serv...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Offices (9 Jun 2021)

Mims Davies: For commercial reasons, the Department is unable to provide any information on the cost of the Rapid Estates Expansion Programme at this stage. The Department cannot say how long the new sites will remain open as they are being used to temporarily supplement the existing Jobcentre network to help meet the current increase in demand for services - ensuring that there is the space to operate...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (8 Jun 2021)

Mims Davies: For those claimants who are unable to access or use our digital services, there is already assistance available to make and maintain their Universal Credit claim using the Freephone Universal Credit helpline. Throughout the pandemic, Jobcentres have remained open for anyone who needed face-to-face support and could not be helped in any other way. Since 12 April 2021, Jobcentres in England...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Mental Illness (8 Jun 2021)

Mims Davies: Universal Credit provides personalised and tailored support for all claimants, and it is already possible for claimants to give permission for a third party to discuss aspects of their claim. The Department has also provided mental health training for staff who have direct contact with claimants, including all Work Coaches, to equip them to identify mental wellbeing issues or...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Kickstart Scheme (7 Jun 2021)

Mims Davies: The aim of the Kickstart Scheme is to fund the direct creation of additional jobs for young people at risk of long-term unemployment. Kickstart provides young people with an opportunity to build their skills and confidence in the work place and gain experience that will improve their chances of finding long-term, sustainable work. No estimates have been made.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Kickstart Scheme (7 Jun 2021)

Mims Davies: When applying for funding from the Department for Work and Pensions’ Kickstart Scheme, employers are able to choose when the funded jobs start in the life of the scheme. This means that the time between approval and start can vary greatly and will greatly affect any averages. A number of processes must be completed before a job can be started including the signing of a grant funding...


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