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Benefit Sanctions — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (13 Dec 2022)

Guy Opperman: ...of individual cases, and I will endeavour to write to him on the specifics of the particular case that he raised most recently. I am advised that we have responded to the case that he raised today, but I undertake to write to him with more detail before Christmas. Given the circumstances that we face, the letter will obviously have to be communicated by email as well as post. I turn to the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Veterans ( 7 Dec 2022)

Guy Opperman: ...that claimants are serving in or have served in in the past. Data is not held on the total number of UC claimants who are currently serving in the Armed Forces or who have served in the past, but data is held on those who have identified themselves so far. The way the data is collected means the claimants for whom an Armed Forces status is recorded are not representative of the UC...

Responding to MPs’ Queries: DWP Performance ( 6 Dec 2022)

Guy Opperman: ...of universal credit claims across the country and helping people to move back into work following the pandemic. We also had to make operational decisions, which ultimately are made by Ministers but fundamentally are made by the operational teams that run big Departments such as the DWP. A significant number of colleagues who would ordinarily be handling complaints and MP correspondence...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit ( 6 Dec 2022)

Guy Opperman: a last resort for non-compliance, did lead to claimants increasing their earnings on average compared to Minimal Support Group. A sanction acts not only through its imposition on a claimant but importantly also through its effect as a deterrent. Whilst we were unable to assess this, it showed that a mandatory regime that combined regular contact with JCP that allowed Work Coaches to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment ( 6 Dec 2022)

Guy Opperman: ...raising the Administrative Earnings Threshold from January 2023. This will bring more claimants into scope for intensive work coach support, helping those who are either not in work or are working but are in low pay. The Restart scheme gives jobseekers intensive support to find work in their local area. First referrals were in July 2021, with an initial focus on those who had been on UC...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Disability ( 6 Dec 2022)

Guy Opperman: ...figures come from management information (MI) that is derived from the Provider Referral and Payment system (PRaP) used by DWP and providers to manage referrals. The MI is not routinely published but equivalent data has previously been released, for example as part of an FOI that was released here.

Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Death of a Child ( 5 Dec 2022)

Guy Opperman: The hon. Lady may not know, but I lost twin boys and fully understand the difficulties her constituent faces in terms of bereavement. It is clearly the case that there are the run-on provisions, but I would happy to sit down with her to explain the run-on provisions and the extent to which there is ongoing support for the bereaved.

Work and Pensions: Helping People into Work ( 5 Dec 2022)

Guy Opperman: There is far too much for me to outline at the Dispatch Box, but I will write to my hon. Friend. I will also visit him in Orpington to set out in more detail the various things we are doing to tackle the vacancy list on many levels. He will be aware that the labour market has recovered strongly since 2020, with payroll employment up on pre-pandemic levels, but we accept there is more to do.

Greening the Financial System — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (30 Nov 2022)

Matt Rodda: ..., Mr Bone. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield, Hallam (Olivia Blake) for securing today’s important debate, and I commend colleagues from across the House for their contributions. We are speaking about the most important issue facing humanity and looking at some very specific, important and positive aspects of the contribution that the financial services community can make...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Coronavirus: Disease Control (30 Nov 2022)

Guy Opperman: ...Fund commitment. As part of this investment, we have introduced the Free Courses for Jobs scheme, which enables learners without a level 3 qualification (or learners with any qualification level but earning below the National Living Wage) to gain a qualification free. In addition, learners who want to upskill in their role, are looking for work or are changing career can take part in...

Social Security Support for Children — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (23 Nov 2022)

Guy Opperman: ...billion set out in spring last year by the then Chancellor. I will try to address the relevant points in a variety of ways. I have been in this role for only approximately three and a half weeks, but I have had the opportunity to go to jobcentres and meet DWP staff at locations ranging from Canvey Island and Birmingham to Hackney earlier this week. I have previously visited a variety of...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Deductions ( 9 Nov 2022)

Guy Opperman: ...thousand pound. The sum of individual constituencies may not sum to the total figure due to rounding. 2. Deductions include advance repayments, third party deductions and all other deductions, but exclude sanctions and fraud penalties which are reductions of benefit rather than deductions. 3. Amount of Universal Credit paid reflects the amount of money paid to claimants and their landlords...

State Pension Triple Lock ( 8 Nov 2022)

Laura Trott: ...for Rother Valley and the hon. Members for Arfon (Hywel Williams) and for Wirral West (Margaret Greenwood). My predecessor—the Minister for Employment, my hon. Friend the Member for Hexham (Guy Opperman)—put in a huge amount of work to increase awareness of pension credit. We have seen a significant increase in the number of claims, peaking at a 275% increase year on year during...

Work and Pensions: Jobseekers and People on Low Incomes: Skills (31 Oct 2022)

Guy Opperman: We want to support our constituents like Kerry, and I thank my hon. Friend for his question. I suggest that he writes to me with the specific details, but I can assure him and Kerry that recipients of UC can take part in training without compromising their benefit entitlement. Generally, there are great efforts being made to ensure that people who want to get into work can do so.

Work and Pensions: Supporting People into Work (31 Oct 2022)

Guy Opperman: ...agree with my hon. Friend, who makes a very good point. It is absolutely the case that we are working on that. I highlight in particular the taper rate, which was reduced from 63% to 55%, but also the additional work we are putting into job coaches, the sector-based work academy and the increased work allowance, which makes sure that individuals get an extra £1,000.

Pension Credit and Cost of Living Support Grant (26 Oct 2022)

Alex Burghart: I certainly pay tribute to the last Labour Government, as well as the Pensions Commission, which had cross-party support, and the support of organisations such as the Centre for Social Justice, which I used to work for. Steve Webb, formerly of the Liberal Democrats, also contributed to that work. It was, however, the coalition Government, led by the Conservatives, and my right hon. Friend...

Online Harms — [Peter Dowd in the Chair] (26 Oct 2022)

Guy Opperman: fake advertisers, primarily on Google, Instagram, Facebook and various other social media providers. The offences that have been added in clauses 34 to 36 of the Online Safety Bill are welcome, but I want an assurance from the Minister that there is provision against unregulated advertisers. I give the example of Aviva, which gave evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee. It...

Baby Loss and Safe Staffing in Maternity Care — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (25 Oct 2022)

Jim Shannon: I thank the hon. Member for Hartlepool (Jill Mortimer) for setting the scene so very well and the hon. Member for Hexham (Guy Opperman) his contribution. It is always good to hear about personal experiences in speeches, as it shows us all what some people have gone through. My mother has had four miscarriages, while my sister has had two; Naomi, who works in my office, has had one. Although...

Energy Prices Bill: Domestic energy price reduction schemes for Great Britain (17 Oct 2022)

Graham Stuart: I thank all speakers for their contributions, which have been typically thoughtful. It was a pleasure for the whole Committee and it seemed right to have the ever-genial hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) bringing the Back Bench contributions to a close. I have a lot to cover but will none the less try to keep myself to a limited time. The hon. Member for Southampton, Test (Dr...

Energy Prices Bill (17 Oct 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: The Bill is setting the immediate support, which will run until April. The Government are reviewing how to ensure that support is more targeted in future, but there is no question that there will be support, and the Bill provides the powers for that. It is important to emphasise that bills will still depend on usage. That is why I am grateful for the work of my hon. Friend the Member for...

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