Justin Tomlinson: ...and also reviewed for longer term improvements to ensure the service continues to meet customer service expectation. For example, a recent improvement is the new routed telephony service for Universal Credit Full Service claims, introduced this summer, in which claimants with an existing claim are connected directly to the person or team who are dealing with their case. The Department is...
Dan Carden: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that direct payments from universal credit to landlords of rent and arrears continue (a) when a claimant moves from live to full universal credit service and (b) during the managed migration process.
Ruth George: What discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the effect on families in Northern Ireland of the universal credit two-child limit.
Lord Beecham: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to undertake a comprehensive review of the impact of Universal Credit on vulnerable groups; and if so, what are their plans.
Lord Beecham: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Universal Credit claimants have additional support needs; and how are such claimants identified, monitored and supported.
the Bishop of Newcastle: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking (1) to address hardship caused in Universal Credit pilot areas, and (2) to ensure that the same impacts on debt and health are not caused by the future roll-out of Universal Credit.
Neil Findlay: ...Democratic Unionist Party has bailed out, her time is up and the country is crying out for change. Does the cabinet secretary accept that this goes way beyond Brexit, and that for those affected by universal credit and by poverty, pay cuts and the impact of a broad sweep of Tory policy we need a general election now to end this shambolic paralysis?
James Kelly: ..., and nearly a third of children fail to reach the required level of literacy by the end of primary school. Few things better sum up the cruelty of the Tory Government than the two-child cap on tax credits and universal credit, which punishes people for raising a family, yet the SNP has refused to use its powers to put an end to that vile policy. With 230,000 children in Scotland living in...
Gill Furniss: ...? Under the Tories, we have seen a low-wage, low-productivity economy, with precarious working hours for millions of people, leaving them vulnerable. Coupled with that, we have seen a disastrous universal credit roll-out, forcing millions into food banks. Shamelessly, Tory Ministers have used opening a food bank as a photo opportunity recently, as though the increase in food banks were to...
Rebecca Long-Bailey: ..., (b) Greater Manchester and (c) the North West relating to (i) personal independence payment, (ii) employment and support allowance, (iii) income support, (iv) jobseeker's allowance, (v) tax credits and (vi) universal credit were successful in the most recent period for which figures are available.
Neil Gray: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of creating a work allowance for second earners as part of universal credit.
Alok Sharma: The numbers of in work families receiving tax credits are in table 1.1 of the Child and Working Tax Credits statistics: finalised annual awards - 2016 to 2017 published by HMRC which can be accessed at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/720570/Main_publication_-_final_tables.xlsx Geographical breakdowns including constituency level figures are...
Sarah Newton: ...or disability and can be paid regardless of whether a claimant is in or out of work. The work capability assessment is a feature of assessing entitlement to Employment Support Allowance and Universal Credit and is not part of the PIP assessment process
Stephen Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment the Government has made of the effect on low-income families of the roll-out of universal credit in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside and (c) the North East.
Hywel Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in receipt of universal credit are in receipt of the additional amount payable for limited capability for work and work-related activity.
Justin Tomlinson: ...savings due to behavioural change before/after the policy has been introduced, for example moving to a smaller property to avoid a deduction. Notes Figures do not include claimants on Universal Credit (UC) with a removal of the spare room subsidy (RSRS) deduction, as these data are not currently available. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has been looking at the savings...
Stephen Doughty: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) Cardiff and (b) Vale of Glamorgan have made successful claims for underpayments of universal credit since the beginning of the roll-out; and what the average value is of each such claim.
Rosie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her policy is on the provision of Departmental (a) guidance and (b) information to people that are subject to universal credit migration.
Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that universal credit claimants without internet access in (a) Brent Central and (b) England are supported in submitting their claims.
Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the introduction of universal credit on the level of demand for councils’ Local Welfare Provision schemes by people experiencing financial difficulties.