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Results 101–120 of 4200 for alok sharma

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK: Redundancy (15 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: The Sahaviriya Steel Industries (SSI) Task Force, funded by the Government to support individuals and businesses directly affected by the closure of SSI in Redcar, has published 3 annual reports (the most recent in 2018) setting out progress with helping the people affected by the liquidation of SSI. Further details are at: https://www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/SSITaskForce The Task Force has...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (15 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: On Universal Credit, claimants are able to claim up to 85 per cent of their childcare costs, compared to 70 per cent on the legacy system. Where the initial month’s childcare costs may prevent a claimant from starting work, Jobcentres can use the Flexible Support Fund to help claimants. This is a non-repayable award, which can be used to meet the upfront costs of childcare to help support a...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (15 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: The Department encourages all Universal Credit claimants to actively consider how best to manage their personal budget, with additional advice and support available from work coaches and case managers. When an advance payment is appropriate, claimants decide what percentage of their expected monthly award to apply for and over what period to repay it, up to a maximum of 12 monthly...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Fraud (15 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: The Department is committed to bringing fraudsters to justice. Last year we, working alongside local authorities, recovered more than £1.1bn in fraud and error across all benefits and brought almost 5,000 prosecutions in 2017/18. As of June 2019, the Department has received around 42,000 fraud referrals from staff relating to potential fraudulent advance claims, which equates to less than...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Fraud (15 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: Under Universal Credit (UC) claimants will only have one claim to benefit, whereas under Legacy, they may have made claims to multiple benefits. It is therefore not possible to draw a direct comparison between the caseloads of UC and Legacy benefits. UC will also incorporate Tax Credits which is currently administered by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, who record their overpayments...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Unemployment (15 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: Estimates of the number of people who are unemployed for sub-regional geographies in the UK are compiled by the independent Office for National Statistics (ONS). This is done using the Annual Population Survey (APS), a large household survey of people in the UK. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) – along with the Department for Education; the Ministry of Defence; Public Health...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) 8th July 2019, Brussels (15 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: The Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council took place on 8th July 2019 in Brussels. The Deputy Permanent Representative to the European Union, Katrina Williams, represented the UK. The Council approved the non-binding 2019 Country Specific Recommendations (CSRs) to Member States, and endorsed the joint opinion of the Employment and Social Protection Committees,...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (12 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: Of all eligible claims to Universal Credit Full Service due a payment in Feb 2019, 57 per cent (840,000 claims) had a deduction. Notes Deductions include advance repayments and all other deductions, but exclude sanctions and fraud penalties which are reductions of benefit rather than deductions. Claim numbers may not match official statistics caseloads due to small methodological...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (12 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: In February 2019, 2 per cent of claims which were due their first payment had a deduction for arrears. Notes Figure relates to Universal Credit full service. Figures are rounded to the nearest per cent. Figures included arrears for gas, electric, water, rent and service charges.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: East Ayrshire (12 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: New Burdens funding has been provided to councils to cover additional costs associated with Universal Credit. In 2017/18 the Department paid £13m in New Burdens funding and paid £14m in New Burdens for 2018/19. Last year we worked with a number of Local Authorities to refresh these costs resulting in £18m in New Burdens being paid in 2019/20. 67 Local Authorities received a total of £4.7m...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (12 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: The information requested is not available as the Department does not forecast new claims to Universal Credit. The actual number of claims made between April 2018 and March 2019 can be found under the ‘Claims to Universal Credit’ dataset available at: https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/ Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Electronic Government: Proof of Identity (12 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: The Government Digital Service (GDS) and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have been working together on improvements to GOV.UK Verify for access to DWP digital services and the number of claimants who are successful when attempting to use GOV.UK Verify is steadily increasing. DWP will continue to consider options to provide the easiest and most secure digital services for...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (11 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: 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 Department ensures claimants are made aware of their maximum advance entitlement and informed that their Universal Credit award will be adjusted over the relevant...

Intentional Unauthorised Development (9 Jul 2019)

Oliver Heald: ...including my hon. Friend the Member for Mole Valley (Sir Paul Beresford), have highlighted these issues. On 9 October 2017, the then Housing Minister, my hon. Friend the Member for Reading West (Alok Sharma), said that the Government expected local authorities and the police to act and announced a review of the effectiveness of enforcement against unauthorised encampments, and made the...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill: Progress report (9 Jul 2019)

...Robertson Gavin Robinson Mary Robinson Andrew Rosindell Douglas Ross Lee Rowley Amber Rudd David Rutley Joan Ryan Antoinette Sandbach Paul Scully Bob Seely Andrew Selous Jim Shannon Grant Shapps Alok Sharma Alec Shelbrooke David Simpson Keith Simpson Chris Skidmore Chloe Smith Henry Smith Julian Smith Royston Smith Nicholas Soames Caroline Spelman Mark Spencer Andrew Stephenson John...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Immigrants: EU Nationals (9 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: Whether someone has recourse to public funds is a matter for the Home Office. However, where a person’s claim for benefit has been refused, DWP will inform the claimant of this decision and how they can request a reconsideration.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (9 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: The table below shows the cost to the public purse of Universal Credit Payments, this information has been published in the Spring Statement in April 2019 and can also be found via this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditu re-and-caseload-tables-2019 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 Expenditure by benefit, £ million, nominal terms...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: William Hill: Closures (9 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: DWP stands ready to support any affected by the proposed closures, with our Rapid Response Service (RRS) offer. This is a redundancy service designed to give support and advice to employers and their employees when faced with the prospect of redundancy. It is coordinated nationally by the National Employer and Partnership Team (NEPT) and is managed by Jobcentre Plus. Each Jobcentre Plus...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Angus (8 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: As of May 2019 at a Local Authority level there were 4,400 people on UC (at the constituency level it is 3,835) The latest available information on the number of people on Universal Credit by parliamentary constituency and local authority is published and can be found at: https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/ Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (8 Jul 2019)

Alok Sharma: The data requested is not held. We aim to pay advances on Universal Credit within 72 hours. However, an advance can be paid on the same day to the claimant, where necessary. Applications for a Universal Credit advance can be made in a number of ways: in person, by telephone and also online. To identify and collate the total number of applications made would incur disproportionate cost....


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