Results 161–180 of 13188 for speaker:Mark Hoban

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

Mark Hoban: Advisers in local Jobcentres now have the flexibility to offer all claimants, including older people, a comprehensive menu of help which includes skills provision and job search support. All claimants who are long-term unemployed can access the tailored, back to work support, on offer from the Work programme.

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

Mark Hoban: The issue and management of site passes are carried out locally by the Department's accommodation service providers. There are no centrally held records of such losses, etc., and to obtain the information requested in relation to the Department's estate would involve disproportionate cost. Similar considerations relate to departmental identity cards which are also issued on a local basis to a...

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

Mark Hoban: In line with the recommendations of the Lyons Review of Public Sector Relocation published in 2004, the Department reviewed activities undertaken in London and the South East regions. As a result, 1,170 posts were transferred from London to other regions, out of an overall total 4,069 posts relocated from London and the South East. This programme was completed in 2008-09 and no further...

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

Mark Hoban: The quarter 2 and quarter 3 Quarterly Data Summary (QDS) returns of all 17 Departments participating in the QDS process were delayed owing to the development of the Cabinet Office's Government Interrogating Spending Tool (GIST). The GIST was developed in response to recommendations made in Dr Martin Read's independent report entitled ‘Practical Steps to Improve Management Information in...

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

Mark Hoban: Following a meeting with representatives of the Trussell Trust in August 2011, Jobcentre Plus agreed local offices would signpost claimants in crisis if this service was requested by local food banks. We continue to offer this service and signpost claimants to food banks. While we have had some correspondence with the Trussell Trust but it has not been considered necessary to have any further...

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

Mark Hoban: There is a compelling case to accord special treatment to ex-service personnel to acknowledge their unique contribution to safeguarding this country's security. That is why war pensions and guaranteed income payments made under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme—both regular income payments and lump sums—are fully disregarded in universal credit.

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

Mark Hoban: Universal credit will, for the first time, enable us to engage with people who are in low paid work so that they can earn more. The nature of how we work with these claimants is yet to be determined. No assessment has therefore been made of the resource implications. As we made clear during the passage of the Welfare Reform Act we are committed to piloting to understand what type of support...

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

Mark Hoban: At the launch of universal credit we are not imposing full conditionality on claimants in substantive employment until we have identified the best approach through piloting and evaluation. However, claimants with earnings below the conditionality earnings threshold will in the future be expected to look for more work or better paid work or to prepare to be ‘work-ready' and will fall into...

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

Mark Hoban: Information requested is not available.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Jobcentre Plus (11 Sep 2013)

Mark Hoban: Local welfare assistance schemes and their accessibility are a matter for local authorities to determine. Jobcentre phones or computers can be used by claimants to make claims for local welfare assistance but we expect most people will contact their local authority in person. We encourage claimants to use other means of contact, where possible, so that people wanting to use Jobcentre...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Jobseeker's Allowance: Scotland (11 Sep 2013)

Mark Hoban: In Scotland, 10,629 JSA claims were outstanding at end of July 2013. During July 2013, the actual average clearance time (AACT) for JSA claims was 10.1 days, which is an improvement of 1.8 days over the AACT for July 2012. July 2013 data are the most recent information available through the Department's management information system.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Offshore Industry: Safety (11 Sep 2013)

Mark Hoban: No assessment has been made as this is not the responsibility of the Health and Safety Executive. This is a matter for the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB).

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Satellite Broadcasting (11 Sep 2013)

Mark Hoban: This information is not centrally collated and could not be provided without incurring disproportionate costs.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Billing (10 Sep 2013)

Mark Hoban: The number of invoices processed for the Department for the financial year 2012-13 was 665,587 (excluding GPC Government Procurement Card transactions) total including GPC transactions was 677,566.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Child Benefit (10 Sep 2013)

Mark Hoban: We do not provide an alternative to child benefit when a family no longer qualifies for it. Apprentices aged under 19 are paid at least £2.65 per hour (increasing to £2.68 per hour on 1 October). Depending on their income, families may qualify for additional support such as housing benefit or working tax credit. The young adult may qualify for benefits or additional support in their own...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Employment Agencies (10 Sep 2013)

Mark Hoban: There are no staff working in DWP that are employed through agencies using the Swedish Derogation.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Jobseeker's Allowance (10 Sep 2013)

Mark Hoban: Under the previous system, all jobseekers routinely moved from fortnightly to weekly signing once they had been unemployed for three months. This additional support only lasted for 13 weeks and took no account of the claimants' circumstances or job readiness. The measure announced in the spending review will result in additional support from the outset of the claim which will be targeted at...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Members: Correspondence (10 Sep 2013)

Mark Hoban: The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, my right hon. Friend the Member for Chingford and Woodford Green (Mr Duncan Smith) replied to my right hon. Friend on 30 August 2013.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (10 Sep 2013)

Mark Hoban: It is estimated that reducing the cap to £20,000 for couples and lone parents would increase the number of households impacted by an additional 115,000 in 2013-14. The cap level for single households with no children is kept constant at £350 per week. This estimate is consistent with the data used in a recent ad-hoc publication to estimate the number of households affected by the benefit...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (10 Sep 2013)

Mark Hoban: In 2010, the projected costs, for the implementation of universal credit were £2 billion across the SR10 years (2011-12 to 2014-15). I refer the right hon. Member to the answer I gave the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Hodge Hill (Mr Byrne), on 15 May 2013, Official Report, column 329W. Of the £2 billion budget, spend in 2011-12 was 5%, and in 2012-13 16%. Plans continue to be...


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