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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (26 Nov 2018)

Margaret Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the maximum proportion of universal credit which can be deducted for claimant rent arrears will change as a result of Budget 2018.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (26 Nov 2018)

Margaret Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in what circumstances the repayment of an advance can be deducted from a claimant's universal credit in addition to the maximum proportion that can be deducted for other debts.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (26 Nov 2018)

Margaret Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of new claimants for universal credit received (a) their initial payment in full and on time and (b) part of their initial payment on time in each month from 31 December 2017 to the most recent month for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (20 Nov 2018)

Margaret Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the Government plans to publish its internal review of universal support.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (19 Nov 2018)

Margaret Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the proportion of new claims for universal credit that were paid in full and on time which contain the (a) standard allowance only, (b) carer element, (c) child element, (d) childcare element, (e) disabled child element, (f) housing element and (g) limited capability for work element.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (19 Nov 2018)

Margaret Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the proportion of claims for universal credit that received a portion of the initial payment on time which contain the (a) the standard allowance, (b) carer element, (c) child element, (d) childcare element, (e) disabled child element, (f) housing element and (g) limited capability for work element.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (19 Nov 2018)

Margaret Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of new claimants of universal credit (a) requested and (b) received a new claim advance in each month from 31 December 2017 to the most recent month for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (19 Nov 2018)

Margaret Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average monthly deduction to universal credit to repay debt was in the most recent year for which data is available.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (19 Nov 2018)

Margaret Greenwood: I welcome the Secretary of State on her return to the Government Front Bench. The report of the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights said, when asked about the problems that universal credit claimants are facing, that: “Government ministers were…entirely dismissive”. Thus far, the Government have been determined to press ahead with the next phase of the roll-out,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (19 Nov 2018)

Margaret Greenwood: The UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights said in his report that the rising level of child poverty is not just a disgrace but is a “social calamity and an economic disaster”, and that Government policies are locking millions of children “into a cycle of poverty from which most will have great difficulty escaping.” According to Joseph Rowntree Foundation research...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Self-employed (7 Nov 2018)

Margaret Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference paragraph 5.38 on page 78 of the Budget 2018 Red Book, what estimate she has made of the effect on the public purse of the delay until April 2020 of the reduction of the level of earnings to be disregarded under the surplus earnings rule from £2,500 to £300.

Universal Credit (5 Nov 2018)

Margaret Greenwood: I thank the Secretary of State for advance sight of her statement. I would like to pay tribute to all the individuals, charities and Members of the House who have been holding the Government to account over their chaotic and damaging universal credit programme, which is pushing families into poverty. In June, the National Audit Office published a damning report on universal credit. We know...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (5 Nov 2018)

Margaret Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to page 78 of the Red Book and page 11 of the policy costings for Budget 2018, what the schedule is for the start and end of (a) the pilot for the managed migration of people claiming legacy claimants to universal credit and (b) the managed migration as a whole.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (5 Nov 2018)

Margaret Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, at what level work allowances are planned to be set at from April 2019 as a result of the change to work allowances announced in Budget 2018 for (a) lone parents (i) with and (ii) without housing costs, (b) couples with children (A) with and (B) without housing costs, (c) single people without children (1) with and (2) without housing...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (5 Nov 2018)

Margaret Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of claimants of legacy benefits who will migrate to universal credit without transitional protection.

Written Answers — Treasury: Universal Credit (5 Nov 2018)

Margaret Greenwood: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to line 15 of table 2.1 on page 36 of the Budget 2018 Red Book, for what reasons he estimates that the revised implementation schedule for universal credit will result in increased revenue for the Exchequer between 2020-21 and 2023-24.

Universal Credit (17 Oct 2018)

Margaret Greenwood: I beg to move, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, That she will be graciously pleased to give directions that the following papers be laid before Parliament: any briefing papers or analysis provided to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions since 8 January 2018 on the impact of the roll-out of universal credit on recipients’ and household income and on benefits...

Universal Credit (17 Oct 2018)

Margaret Greenwood: My hon. Friend makes the point so clearly: what a shambles and what a hardship for that family.

Universal Credit (17 Oct 2018)

Margaret Greenwood: Let me make some progress. Overall, 3.2 million families with children could lose around £50 a week. People are worried, but there is no clarity from Government. The Prime Minister told this House that no one would be worse off, yet The Times reported that the Secretary of State told Cabinet colleagues that households could lose up to £200 a month. Being forced to manage on a low income...

Universal Credit (17 Oct 2018)

Margaret Greenwood: I will make some progress and then I will take some interventions. For more than a year now, those of us on the Opposition Benches have been calling on the Government to address the policy’s many flaws. I am talking about: the insistence on digital by default when many people trying to make a claim are either not able to use IT or do not have access to it; the monthly payment in arrears...


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