Results 1–20 of 966 for speaker:Kit Malthouse

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (15 Jun 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Department for Work and Pensions always considers individual circumstances when applying debt repayment thresholds and seeks to recover debt without creating undue hardship.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Support for Mortgage Interest (15 Jun 2018)

Kit Malthouse: Council Tax benefit has been replaced with Council Tax reduction schemes, which are the responsibility of Local Authorities (LAs). Most LAs will offer the maximum level of relief for those receiving income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). The move to SMI loans will mean a very small number of claimants (around 100 across Great Britain) will lose entitlement to income-related...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Agency Workers (14 Jun 2018)

Kit Malthouse: Information on cost of in-work benefits paid to agency workers employed on Pay Between Assignment contracts is not available as we do not record this level of detail.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Support for Mortgage Interest (13 Jun 2018)

Kit Malthouse: Where a claimant lacks capacity to make a decision, DWP communicates directly with the claimant’s representative to identify the appropriate person with legal capacity to make a decision for the claimant. The appropriate person is sent all relevant letters and forms, undertakes the informed discussion and signs the Loan forms where the loan is accepted. Identifying the appropriate...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Support for Mortgage Interest (13 Jun 2018)

Kit Malthouse: Financial Deputies are appointed by the Court of Protection or the Office of the Public Guardian in Scotland to represent claimants who lack capacity to make decisions on SMI loans. These Financial Deputies are provided with an introductory letter and booklet on SMI loans and will have an informed discussion on the phone with Serco where any questions can be answered. Where a Financial Deputy...

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

Kit Malthouse: Our published 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. In our research, the proportion of Universal Credit claimants who were in arrears at the start of their claim...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Support for Mortgage Interest (11 Jun 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Department’s contract with Serco requires that Serco make a total of five calls over a two week period to a claimant who has been referred to them to be provided with information on support for mortgage interest loans. Where none of these contacts results in an informed discussion with the claimant Serco write to the claimant advising they contact DWP and refer the case back to DWP....

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Support for Mortgage Interest (11 Jun 2018)

Kit Malthouse: Where Serco has been unsuccessful in contacting a Support for Mortgage interest benefit recipient they will write to the claimant advising they contact DWP and return the case to DWP. DWP will then write to the claimant to confirm their phone number and availability for informed discussion, they will issue a reminder if required. The claimant can continue to receive SMI as a benefit for up to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Food Banks (11 Jun 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Department for Work and Pensions is currently reviewing research carried out by several organisations including the Trussell Trust, to add to our understanding of food bank use, and will consider requirements to add to its evidence base.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Procurement (8 Jun 2018)

Kit Malthouse: DWP have 6 contractors paid £1,000 or more per day. They are not DWP employees.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (8 Jun 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Department offers a number of ways for people to claim benefits and contact us, including face to face, in writing or by telephone, and we are increasingly offering the convenience of online services, for example to check and claim the State Pension. Universal Credit is designed to be accessed online but, for those that require assistance, we offer a freephone telephone helpline and...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Local Government Finance (8 Jun 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) provides core funding for local authorities (LAs) to deliver Housing Benefit through the Housing Benefit Administration Subsidy (HBAS). This provides a contribution to the total cost of the service. In addition, DWP provides additional funding in line with the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government New Burdens Doctrine. This ensures...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (8 Jun 2018)

Kit Malthouse: We do not keep statistics or records of people who we have contacted where the identity has been incorrectly identified. In order to confirm accurate details for a customer, the Child Maintenance Service has a number of trace tools, including interfaces with other Government Departments and Credit Reference Agency, which we utilise to facilitate this. Where we are unable to identify a...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Cryptocurrencies (7 Jun 2018)

Kit Malthouse: In 2016, DWP ran a trial proof of concept on a small scale and the findings concluded that it was not viable due to limited take up potential and the expenses it would incur. No other companies were involved in the trial and no benefit or personal data was shared with GovCoin (DISC) on claimants.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Cryptocurrencies (7 Jun 2018)

Kit Malthouse: In 2016, DWP ran a proof of concept pilot to explore GovCoin’s (DISC) capability. No other companies were involved in the pilot and no benefit or personal data was shared with GovCoin (DISC) on claimants.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Members: Correspondence (7 Jun 2018)

Kit Malthouse: Information on the performance of departments and agencies on handling correspondence from Members is published annually by way of a written statement by the Cabinet Office. The most recent statement, covering 2016, was made on 11 July 2017, Official Record Vol. 627 HCWS35. The figures for 2017 will be made available in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (7 Jun 2018)

Kit Malthouse: We do not keep statistics or records of people who we have contacted in error. In order to confirm the contact details for a customer the Child Maintenance Service has a number of trace tools, including interfaces with other Government Departments and Credit Reference Agency, which we utilise to facilitate this.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (6 Jun 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The thirteen additional staff referenced in answer to question 146091 will be deployed on investigation casework. Given the range and complexity of the complaints examined by the Independent Case Examiner’s Office and the demand led nature of the service it provides, it is not possible to provide reliable predictions of the impact the additional staff will have on the time taken to...

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

Kit Malthouse: In 2016, we ran a proof of concept pilot to explore GovCoin’s (DISC) capability. The pilot came to an end in early 2017. The are no contractual obligations with Govcoin and we have no plans to do any further work with GovCoin

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

Kit Malthouse: In 2016, we ran a proof of concept pilot to explore GovCoin’s (DISC) capability. The pilot came to an end in early 2017. No public money was paid to Govcoin. Equally, Govcoin made no payment to the Government for this exploratory exercise. We have no plans to do any further work with GovCoin.


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