Results 141–160 of 13188 for speaker:Mark Hoban

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Buildings (13 Sep 2013)

Mark Hoban: The Department provides services to over 20 million customers and delivers these services from 900 buildings accommodating 100,000 staff. Since 1998 the Department's accommodation has been provided and managed by its service partner, Telereal Trillium. In line with its current business plans, the Department is undergoing an estate rationalisation programme which by April 2013 had saved £51.8...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Buildings (13 Sep 2013)

Mark Hoban: Since 1998 the Department for Work and Pensions occupies the majority of its accommodation under a private finance initiative (PFI) known as the PRIME contract. Under the terms of this PFI the Department leases back fully serviced accommodation from its private sector partner Telereal Trillium Therefore the Department does not own any properties under the PRIME contract. The Department rents...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (13 Sep 2013)

Mark Hoban: There is no such prognosis as being unable to return to work in the longer-term. However, the following table shows how many claimants have been allocated a prognosis of two years or more: New claims: Outcomes of initial functional assessments by prognosis and month of result date, for the work-related activity group, Great Britain   Claimants with prognosis of two years or more ...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (13 Sep 2013)

Mark Hoban: A Claimant placed in the Work Related Activity Group is considered able to undertake work related activity which may help some with progressive conditions find suitable employment. In addition, although the health of some claimants can deteriorate, others may find their function improves whilst others adapt to their condition. This could be in response to changes in treatment, rehabilitation...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Employment Schemes: Young People (13 Sep 2013)

Mark Hoban: Between April 2012 and May 2013 there have been 2,230 work experience and 550 sector based academy starts in Birmingham. We do not have a breakdown of the number of Wage Incentive payments, or Apprentice Grant to Employers made in Birmingham since the launch of the Youth Contract. A regional breakdown of the number of Wage Incentive payments will be included in the next set of Official...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Food Banks: Voucher Schemes (13 Sep 2013)

Mark Hoban: Jobcentre Plus signposts people to food banks only; it does not issue vouchers.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit (13 Sep 2013)

Mark Hoban: Housing benefit is a linked to job seekers allowance, and classed as an in-work benefit in EU law. EU nationals only have access to housing benefit when they have satisfied that they are habitually resident in the United Kingdom, and those without a relevant right to reside cannot qualify for income-related benefits. All those who are entitled and eligible for benefits are treated equally,...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Publishing (13 Sep 2013)

Mark Hoban: Spend in each of the last three full years and the current year to date is as follows:   £ 2010-11 6,885,667 2011-12 5,376,805 2012-13 5,209,110 2013-14 (April - July) 1,477,967 This includes the cost of printing all forms, information leaflets, marketing and publicity materials, reports and parliamentary papers, all of which are available to individuals and...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (13 Sep 2013)

Mark Hoban: The EU Administrative Commission on the Coordination of Social Security Systems has established an expert ad-hoc group to examine the format of forms to exchange medical information for benefit purposes. An expert from this Department represents the United Kingdom on that group to ensure that our concerns are addressed in the design of new forms, and that these will be suitable for the...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Travel (13 Sep 2013)

Mark Hoban: In line with the Government's austerity agenda, the Department for Work and Pensions has taken vigorous actions to enhance its business travel policy. The DWP's business travel policy actively discourages travel, unless other alternatives have been examined and exhausted. Where travel is deemed appropriate it requires the use of the most cost effective mode of transport. The expenditure on...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Employment (12 Sep 2013)

Mark Hoban: No such estimate has been made as this information is not routinely gathered.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (12 Sep 2013)

Mark Hoban: From June 2011 to March 2013 (the period of the latest Work Programme statistical release) £83 million has been paid to providers for claimants in the ESA payment groups (Payment Groups 5, 6 and 7).

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (12 Sep 2013)

Mark Hoban: There is no such prognosis as being unable to return to work in the longer-term. However, the following table shows how many claimants have been allocated a prognosis of two years or more: Employment and support allowance (ESA) new claims—Outcomes of initial functional assessments by prognosis and month of result date, for the work related activity group, Great Britain   Claimants...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (12 Sep 2013)

Mark Hoban: The information is as follows: Incapacity benefits reassessments—outcomes for paper based assessments, Great Britain (IB claimants referred for reassessment between September 2011 and November 2012) Month of referral for reassessment WRAG outcomes September 2011 9,700 October 2011 10,000 November 2011 10,400 December 2011 10,200 January 2012 9,100 February 2012...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Incapacity Benefit (12 Sep 2013)

Mark Hoban: The Department has no plans to publish figures on incapacity benefit reassessments results by condition group.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Jobseeker's Allowance (12 Sep 2013)

Mark Hoban: The information requested is not available. However this Department has released estimates on working age benefit recipients which can be found in the publication for NINo allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK: registrations to March 2013 here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nino-allocations- to-adult-overseas-nationals-entering-the-uk-registrations-to -march-2013

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Jobseeker's Allowance (12 Sep 2013)

Mark Hoban: Statistics on the full breakdown of sanctions issued against jobseeker's allowance (JSA) claimants since 2010-11 can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-w ork-pensions/series/dwp-statistics-tabulation-tool Guidance for users is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/203439/tab-tool-guidance.pdf The...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Jobseeker's Allowance: Domestic Violence (12 Sep 2013)

Mark Hoban: DWP directly supports domestic violence victims in a number of ways. The jobseeker’s allowance domestic violence (JSA DV) easement helps victims of actual or threatened domestic violence by allowing a break from jobseeking activity to enable claimants to stabilise their lives and those of their families. The Domestic Violence Implementation of JSA DV Easement and DDV Concession—Small...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Ministers' Private Offices (12 Sep 2013)

Mark Hoban: The Secretary of State's private ministerial office spent no money on sending Christmas cards in 2012 The Secretary of State's private ministerial office does not subscribe to any newspapers, periodicals or trade profession publications. Details of the staff employed on each ministerial team are shown as follows:     Number Secretary of State Senior civil servant PB1 1   Band...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: New Enterprise Allowance (12 Sep 2013)

Mark Hoban: We have recently announced the extension of the new enterprise allowance and have therefore considered the cost of running the scheme for a further 15 months for the duration of the extended period. Referrals to the new enterprise allowance will now continue until the end of December 2014. We are making an additional 60,000 mentoring places available, ensuring that access to business start-up...


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