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Adjournment (Summer) (24 Jun 2019)

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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Self-employed (24 Jun 2019)

Alok Sharma: The Department provides tailored support to our claimants who are in self-employment through our work coaches to help them to increase their productivity and earnings. Work coaches can refer low-earning claimants to mentoring support from New Enterprise Allowance providers and sign-post claimants to the other extensive business support which is already funded by the Government. All...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Self-employed (24 Jun 2019)

Alok Sharma: The Department plans to publish statistics on Universal Credit and self-employment, including claimant numbers, in the future. The Government’s commitment remains to helping self-employed claimants with viable businesses to thrive, while protecting public funds. We provide tailored support to our claimants who are in self-employment through our work coaches to help them to increase their...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (24 Jun 2019)

Alok Sharma: The judgment affects a small number of people on Universal Credit, with specific characteristics. The Department is currently appealing this judgment, and as such will await the outcome of that process before taking any further action. Universal Credit takes earnings into account in a way that is fair and transparent. The amount of Universal Credit paid reflects, as closely as possible, the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (24 Jun 2019)

Alok Sharma: The table below details the amount recovered from Universal Credit to repay non-Universal Credit overpayments in 2018-19. To provide a full picture we have included recovery of all benefit related debt including such things as non UC Advances and Tax Credit recoveries even though these are not strictly prescribed payments. Benefit Amount Recovered Attendance Allowance £1,000 ...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Veterans (24 Jun 2019)

Alok Sharma: The Department has not made an estimate of the number of military veterans claiming universal credit that have been sanctioned because this information is not held.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Young People: Gender (24 Jun 2019)

Alok Sharma: No assessment has been made of gender on a young person’s level of engagement with school and employment. However, the Government is committed to providing targeted support for all young people so that everyone, no matter what their start in life, is given the very best chance. The Government has raised the participation age to ensure that all young people are supported to continue...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (24 Jun 2019)

Alok Sharma: Universal Credit new claim and benefit transfer advances provide access to a payment for those in financial need, which can be accessed on the same day, until their first UC payment is due, ensuring no one has to be left without means of financial support. A budgeting advance is available for one-off unexpected financial events for Universal Credit claimants and is repayable over a period of...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (24 Jun 2019)

Alok Sharma: Claimants are advised from the onset advances of Universal Credit are not loans. They are Universal Credit awards paid early which is then recovered over an agreed period via deductions from their Universal Credit payment. Universal Credit New Claim Advances are recovered over a maximum of 12 months, this increases to 16 months in 2021. Exceptionally, the maximum period could be deferred by...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (24 Jun 2019)

Alok Sharma: Universal Credit new claim advances provide access to a payment for those in financial need, which can be accessed on the same day, until their first payment is due. Claimants can access up to 100% of the total expected monthly award, for which they can pay back over a period of up to 12 months. From October 2021, this maximum repayment period will be extended from 12 to 16 months. The...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals (24 Jun 2019)

Alok Sharma: The relevant guidance for decision makers can be found for (a) Universal Credit in the Advice for Decision Making (ADM) memo 09/19, available at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/ system/uploads/attachment_data/file/800793/adm9-19.pdf, and (b) other income-related benefits in the Decision Makers’ Guide (DMG) memo 06/19, available online at:...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (24 Jun 2019)

Alok Sharma: There is no set minimum level Universal Credit award for a claimant to retain. A claimant’s award will reflect their individual circumstances, topping up any earnings or other income that they may have, so their Universal Credit might just constitute a small proportion of their total income. Deductions from the award are calculated in relation to the Universal Credit standard allowance and...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (21 Jun 2019)

Alok Sharma: We are working with Trusted Partners, including Housing Associations, to identify how best to support claimants within the Harrogate Move to UC pilot as they move from legacy benefits to UC. We will explore whether data sharing is required as part of this support.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (21 Jun 2019)

Alok Sharma: Advances are not loans; they are an interest free advance payment of benefit, available to help people who need immediate financial support, which is then recovered over an agreed period. We have carefully considered the impact and deliverability of the measures announced in the Autumn Budget 2018 for Universal Credit. The delivery dates we announced achieve the best balance between...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (21 Jun 2019)

Alok Sharma: Universal Credit payments are designed to mirror the world of work, with monthly payments reflecting the way many working people are paid. This model of monthly payments allows claimants to take responsibility for budgeting their own income and helps prepare them for getting back to work. Advance payments of Universal Credit are not loans. They are Universal Credit paid early, which is then...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (21 Jun 2019)

Alok Sharma: The information requested is available in the attached document for both new claims and existing claims. The Limited Capability for Work (LCW) addition is no longer payable on new claims to Universal Credit (UC) since 3rd April 2017. Figures for the number of claims paid in full on time is subject to fluctuation. This particularly effects the figures for LCW in the first assessment period...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (21 Jun 2019)

Alok Sharma: The Department has been working closely with HMRC since Universal Credit went live in 2013 to support and inform employers who report earnings to emphasise the importance of timely reporting via the Real Time Information (RTI) system. HMRC have updated their guidance to reiterate to employers the importance of reporting accurate dates and the impact on payment cycles; the Financial...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (21 Jun 2019)

Alok Sharma: The requested information is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Income: Sheffield (20 Jun 2019)

Alok Sharma: We are aware of experiments in universal basic income (UBI) around the world and we do not believe there is a case for UBI. We believe Universal Credit is the right approach for the UK because it simplifies the benefit system, promotes and incentivises work, including progression in work, and provides targeted support to those in most need in a way that is affordable. In February 2018 the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Payment Methods (20 Jun 2019)

Alok Sharma: The Department’s standard method of payment for pensions and benefits is into a bank, building society or credit union account. For claimants who cannot open one of these accounts, or provide the details for their own account to access their payment, the Department can offer two alternatives: The Post Office Card Account and HM Government Payment Exception Service, both of which guarantee...


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