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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Self-employed (22 May 2018)

Kit Malthouse: We have interpreted this question to relate to child maintenance customers. The Department does not routinely collate information on the number of people that declared themselves self-employed to the Child Maintenance Service that subsequently were found to be have employee status. Obtaining the information to answer this question could only be provided at a disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Poverty (22 May 2018)

Kit Malthouse: It is clear that work is the best route out of poverty, as the rate of poverty in working households is one third of that among workless households. The latest data for 2016/17 shows there were 2.4 million working households in absolute low income before housing costs. Since 2010 the number of people in absolute poverty has fallen by 1 million, including 500,000 working age adults.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Industrial Health and Safety (22 May 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Department for Work and Pensions has well-established Display Screen Equipment (DSE) procedure in place for mitigating concerns that can arise from the use of DSE. Due to the numerous requests and personal manner in which reasonable adjustments can be applied by line management we do not record how many staff have been affected in the manner that you are requesting.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Vacancies: Internet (22 May 2018)

Kit Malthouse: Customers can give feedback in a number of ways. Work coaches will able to give any suggestions to the service team responsible for the Find a Job website. Feedback can also be givenon the GOV.UK Find a job page which is reviewed each day,via a “Contact Us” message on the Find a job site,and also through messages on Twitter with any comments or feedback. The Find a job Twitter...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Vacancies: Internet (22 May 2018)

Kit Malthouse: At present on Find a job customers can search for full or part time work. If an employer has included details of flexible working in their job description, they will be able to easily search for these keywords. The way flexible hours and working arrangements are best represented on the site will be developed soon after go live.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Food Banks (22 May 2018)

Kit Malthouse: Working with Trussell Trust we undertook a 12 week telephony hotline trial during the summer 2017, in three Districts (Durham and Tees Valley, Northumberland and Cambridgeshire), to assess the volume and nature of enquiries made by claimants from their linked food banks. The small number of calls made to the hotline seemed to indicate that demand for Jobcentre resource in food banks was...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Paternity Leave (22 May 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Department for Work and Pensions is committed to supporting parents, particularly parents who juggle work and home responsibilities, and have a range of policies in place to support them. This includes encouraging Shared Parental Leave by providing contractual Shared Parental Pay, which exceeds statutory arrangements and reflects best employment practice. Since its introduction in April...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (21 May 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Department has not made an estimate of the volume of declaring self-employment as a means of avoiding child maintenance payments. Income information for paying parents is obtained directly from HMRC. This figure will include earnings from self-employment. Where there is reason to suspect a declared income or that a parent is using self–employment status as a means to avoid or reduce...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Support for Mortgage Interest (21 May 2018)

Kit Malthouse: I refer the Hon. Member to the answer I gave on 27 March 2018 to Question 133903.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Cold Weather Payments: County Durham (21 May 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Cold Weather Payment scheme is administered at weather station level and the estimated numbers of Cold Weather Payments are produced at a weather station level and cannot be broken down further. The coverage area for each weather station is determined by the Met Office which assesses the most appropriate weather station for each postcode area. Cold Weather Payments are triggered when...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Food Banks (21 May 2018)

Kit Malthouse: We have made no assessment of food bank use. The reasons for food banks use are complex, so it’s wrong to attribute it to any one cause. The best way to help people improve their lives is through employment, and people on Universal Credit move into work faster and stay in work longer.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (21 May 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Child Maintenance Service has wide ranging powers to enforce the collection of both ongoing child maintenance liability and arrears. We publish regular information about this activity which shows for example, increasing use of the Financial Investigation Unit with over 1000 more complex earner investigations referred this year compared with last. We recently consulted on a new...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (17 May 2018)

Kit Malthouse: Annual estimates for the UK are presented in the table below (in nominal terms): Year (a) The average annual payment to the top one per cent of benefit claimants (b) The average annual payment to the top five per cent of benefit claimants (c) The average annual payment to the top ten per cent of benefit claimants 2015/16 £30,000 £23,000 £20,000 2016/17...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services (17 May 2018)

Kit Malthouse: There is no maximum target holding time for calls to the Tell Us Once phone line. The average speed to answer from 2nd April 2018 to date is forty-five seconds.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Apprentices (17 May 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Civil Service has pledged an unprecedented increase in apprenticeships. Our ambition is to deliver 30,000 apprenticeships by 2020. The level of apprenticeships refers to the educational level and range from level 2 (intermediate) through to level 7(degree). 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 Level 2 247 668 200 Level 3 334 2577 928 Level 4 168 218 30 Level 5 2 0 90...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (17 May 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Department does not readily collate information on the number of people paying child maintenance via a deduction from earnings order who subsequently lost their job and claimed Job Seekers allowance within the year 2016-17. Obtaining the information to answer this question could only be provided at a disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (17 May 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Independent Case Examiners (ICE) Office provides a demand led service. The time it takes to allocate and process complaints varies depending on the volume of referrals received, the complexity of the cases on hand and the available investigative resource. The Office is currently experiencing high volumes of referrals as a direct result of the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI)...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Appeals (17 May 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The information is not available in the format requested other than at disproportional cost.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (16 May 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The cost of running the Child Maintenance Service and Child Support Agency for 2017/18 was £221.73m (excluding income) or £199.67m (net of income.) This is an Operational delivery cost only, and does not include any apportionment of DWP overheads. Please note: This is an unpublished figure, CMG costs are reported as part of the DWP Annual Report and Accounts and individual...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Maternity Leave (16 May 2018)

Kit Malthouse: There are two maternity payments available to pregnant working women depending on their circumstances. Statutory Maternity Pay paid by employers to qualifying employed women; and Maternity Allowance paid by the Department for Work and Pensions, to eligible women including those employed women who cannot get SMP and the self-employed. The qualifying rules for Maternity Allowance are based on...


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