Results 1–20 of 200 for "universal credit" in the 'Written Answers' OR in the 'Written Ministerial Statements'

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Equality (13 Oct 2010)

Kate Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to undertake a gender equality impact assessment in relation to his proposals to introduce a universal credit.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Benefits (18 Oct 2010)

Lord Freud: The Government are developing their plans for the implementation of the universal credit as part of the spending review. Further details will be available when those plans are published in a White Paper later in the autumn.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Welfare State: Reform (18 Oct 2010)

Chris Grayling: Full details of the costs of implementing the universal credit will be set out in the spending review on 20 October and the Welfare Reform White Paper that will be published in the next few weeks.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (26 Oct 2010)

Chris Grayling: ..., to customers who may previously have been receiving incapacity benefits for many years. The Government aim to introduce the Work Programme by summer 2011. In addition we have announced plans for a universal credit which will merge out-of-work benefits with in-work tax credits and housing benefit into a single system. The universal credit will improve incentives to work, especially for...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Spending Review 2010 (1 Nov 2010)

Lord Freud: We are currently analysing the distributional effects of the welfare reforms announced in the emergency Budget and the spending review 2010, including the introduction of a universal credit. The analysis, which will include the impact on household incomes split by income decile, will be made available when we publish our welfare reform White Paper in the next few weeks.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Carers: Finance (1 Nov 2010)

Maria Miller: ...careful consideration to the needs of carers as we develop our detailed proposals for fundamental welfare reform, including any changes that may be necessary to take account of the introduction of universal credit.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Disabled People: Poverty (8 Nov 2010)

Lord Touhig: To ask Her Majesty's Government what impact they forecast the proposed universal credit will have on the number of disabled people who live below the poverty line.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Disabled People: Poverty (8 Nov 2010)

Lord Freud: ...gains from entering work are, at present, not clear enough and the complexity of the system means that some people think that moving into work may risk the security of their household income. Universal credit will improve incentives to work (especially for low earners such as disabled people) by a combination of earnings disregards and a single withdrawal rate to reduce the credit when...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Disabled People: Poverty (10 Nov 2010)

Lord Freud: ...has a greater focus on supporting customers to achieve their full potential. It is a modular format, designed to provide a flexible support service that is responsive to customers' employment needs. Universal credit will improve incentives to work (especially for low earners such as disabled people) by a combination of earnings disregards and a single withdrawal rate to reduce the credit...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (15 Nov 2010)

Steve Webb: ...benefits to which they may be entitled and how to claim them. Information on benefits is also available on the Department's website: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/index.htm With the introduction of universal credit from October 2013, which will replace six working age means tested benefits; people will be better placed to find out what benefits they can get.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Jobseeker's Allowance (16 Nov 2010)

Chris Grayling: ...our plans for fundamental welfare reform. We shall introduce a 'claimant commitment' to clearly set out what is expected of an individual. This approach will be introduced in existing benefits and Universal Credit. In placing reasonable requirements on claimants, Jobcentre Plus advisers will take into account local labour market conditions and sanctions will only follow where a claimant...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Welfare State: Reform (16 Nov 2010)

Maria Miller: ...to reform the benefit system to make it simpler, fairer, more affordable and better able to tackle poverty and welfare dependency. To achieve this we will introduce an integrated working age universal credit. Universal credit will ensure that all amounts of work will be more financially rewarding than inactivity and the improved incomes that flow from it will have beneficial effects for...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Universal Credit System (17 Nov 2010)

Lord Taylor of Warwick: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the new universal credit system on those unable to find work.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Funeral Payments (17 Nov 2010)

Steve Webb: Our plans for reforming the Social Fund were set out in the White Paper "Universal Credit: welfare that works" (Cm 7957) published on 11 November 2010. The reforms do not include any changes to the qualifying criteria for funeral payments.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Benefits (18 Nov 2010)

Lord Freud: The Government believe that work is the best route out of poverty and that we need to do more to make work pay. The announcement of a universal credit is the first step in making sure that work pays and that we better target financial support towards those most in need. Universal credit will improve incentives to work (especially for low earners) by a combination of earnings disregards and a...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Universal Credit System (18 Nov 2010)

Lord Taylor of Warwick: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the new universal credit on low-income families.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: IT Provision: Benefits System (22 Nov 2010)

Chris Grayling: DWP are currently in the planning stages for the delivery of IT to support universal credit. The approach is based upon significant re-use of a number of IT components and systems which either currently exist within DWP, or are being developed through our existing change programmes. HMRC plans are currently on track for the delivery of their IT systems to support the provision of earnings...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Universal Credit System (24 Nov 2010)

the Earl of Clancarty: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to expand the role of private companies in the provision of the welfare services outlined in the Department for Work and Pensions White Paper Universal Credit: welfare that works; and, if so, how.

Written Answers — Treasury: Child Tax Credit (24 Nov 2010)

Justine Greening: It is the impact of the tax and benefit system as a whole that is important for work incentives, rather than particular aspects of the system in isolation, such as child tax credit. The new universal credit, introduced over two Parliaments, will replace the current complex system of means-tested working-age benefits with a simple streamlined payment. The universal credit will improve...

Written Answers — Treasury: Working Tax Credit (24 Nov 2010)

Justine Greening: ...is lower for some groups because they face greater barriers to working longer hours. For single adults with a child, or those with a disability, the qualifying requirement is 16 hours. The new universal credit, introduced over two Parliaments, will replace the current complex system of means-tested working-age benefits with a simple streamlined payment. The universal credit will improve...


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