Results 1–20 of 124 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Kit Malthouse

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Cryptocurrencies (9 Feb 2018)

Kit Malthouse: A small proof-of-concept trial was undertaken in 2016. The trial was led by Universal Credit officials who worked with DISC Holdings (formerly Govcoin) to trial an app on a mobile phone that customers could use to receive and manage benefit payments. The trial provided valuable insight into customer needs, and this was used to inform the decision to develop a future method of payment...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (9 Feb 2018)

Kit Malthouse: Officials have read Gingerbread’s report and continue to work closely with a range of external stakeholders when developing policy. The analysis of child maintenance payments referred to in the report is based on data collected in 2011/12, so predates the introduction of the reformed child maintenance scheme in 2013. We want to ensure that children from all separated families have an...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Child Care Vouchers (9 Feb 2018)

Kit Malthouse: Currently there are 1811 employees using the Childcare Voucher (Salary Sacrifice) scheme in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Publicity (9 Feb 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The attached table shows all the contracts DWP currently holds with Capita including the total value of the contracts. Our data shows that over 99% of claimants using the Universal Credit Full Service make their claim online. The Department uses multiple channels to publicise information for claimants about Universal Credit. These include: Posters and leaflets in jobcentres, including a...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Land (9 Feb 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Department does not own any land. Agencies of the Department do not own any land. The Department’s only non-departmental public body to own any land is HSE. HSE’s land holding in England is 2,245,585 metres2 of which none is in the South West and none has been identified as surplus.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions (9 Feb 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Secretary of State has not had any meetings with stakeholders on the rates of the state pension since her appointment. The Government engages with a wide range of stakeholders about pension rates, and the Secretary of State reviews these rates annually.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Homelessness (9 Feb 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Department has not made an estimate of the number of homeless people in full service areas. We do not hold data on homelessness at a postcode or Jobcentre Plus level, which would be necessary to inform such an estimate. Data on homelessness by local authority level is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/homelessness-stati stics. However, DWP have played an active...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Independent Case Examiner (8 Feb 2018)

Kit Malthouse: Details of the number of cases the Independent Case Examiner’s Office has reviewed (examined and cleared) in each reporting year since 2010 is detailed in the table below: Year (April to March) Cases reviewed (examined and cleared) 2010/11 1390 2011/12 1338 2012/13 1297 2013/14 1192 2014/15 1145 2015/16 763 2016/17 873 2017/18 (April 2017 to January 2018) 757

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (8 Feb 2018)

Kit Malthouse: Details of the number of complaints (a) received and (b) reviewed by the Independent Case Examiner’s Office relating to changes in state pension age for women born in the 1950s in each reporting year since 2010 is detailed in the table below. Reporting Year (April to March) Received Accepted for examination Reviewed 2010/11 0 0 0 2011/12 0 0 0 2012/13 0 0 0 ...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (8 Feb 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Independent Case Examiner Office has received no additional resource to deal with cases regarding the state pension age for women born in the 1950s, but a team of Investigation Case Managers was set up at the beginning of October 2017 to investigate this group of complaints.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (8 Feb 2018)

Kit Malthouse: Child Maintenance Options provide impartial information to support parents in making the most appropriate maintenance arrangement for their circumstances. Child Maintenance Options agents complete a comprehensive training programme and have supporting guidance available to ensure they provide complete and unbiased information to customers, including information about how a child maintenance...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Capita (7 Feb 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The attached table shows all the contracts DWP currently holds with Capita including the total value of the contracts. Capita Contracts (Word Document, 14.95 KB)

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (7 Feb 2018)

Kit Malthouse: In the three full financial years (2014/15-2016/17) since the introduction of charging, £25.9M has been received by the Child Maintenance Service. £17.7M from paying parents and £3.4M from receiving parents. The remaining £4.8M is made up from application fees and enforcement charges. Information is not available on charges where domestic abuse has been declared.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Mortgages: South East (7 Feb 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The table below gives the Department’s estimates of the caseload of Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) split by benefit and one selected geography. All SMI SMI and Employment and Support Allowance SMI and Job Seeker’s Allowance South East 11,000 5,000 - Table 1: SMI caseload by benefit in one selected geography Data is not available on:the number of SMI claimants...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Mortgages: Interest Payments (7 Feb 2018)

Kit Malthouse: To date, the department has sent information to 105,000 SMI claimants.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Poverty: Children (6 Feb 2018)

Kit Malthouse: Tackling child poverty and disadvantage is a priority for this government. To do this requires an approach that goes beyond the safety net of the welfare state to tackle the root causes of poverty and disadvantage. This is why the income-related targets and the requirement to publish a child poverty strategy set out in the Child Poverty Act 2010 have been repealed. In their place, we...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Members: Correspondence (6 Feb 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, my hon. Friend the member for Truro and Falmouth (Sarah Newton), replied on 30 January 2018.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Capita (6 Feb 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Department regularly reviews contingencies for all of its contracts including those relating to Capita.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Slavery: Victims (5 Feb 2018)

Kit Malthouse: Working closely with the Home Office and The Salvation Army we have recently introduced a supported handover to ease the transition from Home Office funded support to DWP support for victims of modern slavery and trafficking. We have also enhanced training and guidance for frontline staff so they are able to identify victims and refer them to the most appropriate support.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Poverty: Children (5 Feb 2018)

Kit Malthouse: This Government is committed to action that improves long-term outcomes for children and families by focusing on tackling the root causes of poverty and disadvantage. The four ‘Life Chances’ measures introduced through the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016, which replaced the income based targets set out in the Child Poverty Act 2010, are designed to drive action and measure...


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