Results 1–20 of 2834 for work capability assessment

Civil Liability Bill [HL] - Second Reading (24 Apr 2018)

Lord Hope of Craighead: ...basis for the calculation of the discount rate which has been followed ever since. I certainly do not wish to quarrel with the proposition that a fresh look needs to be taken at this problem. It is, of course, an inescapable fact that the lower the discount rate, the higher the award will be. So there is a tension between those who wish to raise the rate so as to reduce the burden on those...

Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [Lords]: Unsolicited direct marketing: other consumer financial products etc (24 Apr 2018)

Rosie Winterton: ...Services and Markets Act 2000”. New clause 1—High-cost credit: advice to the Financial Conduct Authority— “(1) In exercising its functions the single financial guidance body must have regard to the effect of high-cost credit card lending on consumer protection and must produce and publish an annual assessment of any consumer detriment. (2) The assessment under...

GKN (24 Apr 2018)

Greg Clark: ...on the evidence presented. No grounds were advanced for a reference on the grounds of media plurality or financial stability. To inform my decision on national security, I asked for a comprehensive assessment to be made by the Ministry of Defence and other bodies concerned with our national security. The Secretary of State for Defence has written to advise me that the MOD has completed its...

Universal Credit - Question (23 Apr 2018)

Baroness Meacher: My Lords, under universal credit, claimants with mental health problems who are waiting for their work capability assessment and who may, therefore, be proved unfit for work, are nevertheless being required to look for work during that waiting period, and will be sanctioned if they fail to do so. Does the Minister accept that this is an entirely unacceptable and grossly unfair system? Will...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Space Technology (23 Apr 2018)

Sam Gyimah: The UK Space Agency is leading on the development of new commercial markets for small satellite launch and sub-orbital flight in the UK. As part of this it is working with Enterprise Zones (EZs) and Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) across the UK to support growth in their local space economies In addition the UK Space Agency has commissioned the UK Knowledge Transfer Network to provide...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Parkinson's Disease (23 Apr 2018)

Sarah Newton: ...to treat people as individuals, considering the impact of their impairment or health condition on their everyday life and how each claimant has personally adapted to living with a disability. The assessment considers all available evidence, including whether an activity can be performed safely to an acceptable standard repeatedly and in a reasonable time period. This principle applies to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (20 Apr 2018)

Ruth George: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants who moved from employment and support allowance to universal credit were found to be fit for work in their work capability assessment but were later found to be eligible for benefits at (a) mandatory reconsideration stage and (b) appeal stage.

National Security Situation - Motion to Take Note (19 Apr 2018)

Earl Howe: ...at any point since the end of the Cold War. As my noble friend Lord Ahmad made clear, it is the depth and breadth of the threats we face that is different now, and even greater than when we last assessed them fully, in the 2015 SDSR. What is also clear is that we face a range of threats from state powers, not just the terrorists and insurgents who have often been the focus of recent...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment: West Midlands (19 Apr 2018)

Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases there have been in which people have been declared fit for work and then went on to win their appeal against her Department in (a) Coventry and (b) the West Midlands in each of the last three years for which data is available.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations (19 Apr 2018)

Sarah Newton: The volume of assessment reports received from the suppliers are outlined below: The contract between DWP and Centre for Health and Disability Assessments (CHDA) commenced on 1 March 2015, therefore figures for CHDA is only held for the last 3 years. Each period listed runs from March to February and figures cover both work capability assessment and other benefit assessments completed by...

Syria - Statement (16 Apr 2018)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: ...this country safe. With permission, I would like to make a Statement on the actions that we have taken, together with our American and French allies, to degrade the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons capabilities and to deter their future use. On Saturday 7 April, up to 70 people, including young children, were killed in a horrific attack in Douma, with as many as 500 further...

Syria (16 Apr 2018)

Theresa May: .... With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the actions that we have taken, together with our American and French allies, to degrade the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons capabilities and to deter their future use. On Saturday 7 April, up to 75 people, including young children, were killed in a horrific attack in Douma, with as many as 500 further casualties....

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (16 Apr 2018)

Sarah Newton: ....uk/webapi/online-help/Getting -Started.html. The number of Employment Support Allowance (ESA) clearances, by decision type, can be found in the official published statistics: “ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments including mandatory reconsiderations and appeals: March 2018”. The relevant data can be found in Table 1a. ...

Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Recruitment (4 Apr 2018)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: The Government’s police reforms are designed to create a more capable, flexible and professional workforce. Central to these reforms was the establishment of the College of Policing as the professional body for policing; charged with setting standards and further professionalising the police. Recruitment to the police is managed locally, within a national application, assessment and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Work Capability Assessment: Appeals (3 Apr 2018)

Tulip Siddiq: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appeals were heard by HM Courts and Tribunal Service in response to a Fit for Work decision; and how many initial decisions were overturned, in each month in 2017.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (3 Apr 2018)

Sarah Newton: ...are no cash losers among those in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and the Universal Credit equivalent prior to April 2017, including those who temporarily leave ESA to try out work and then return. New claimants from April, who are capable of preparing for work, receive a rate of benefits on a par with Jobseeker’s Allowance. The Government published its...


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