Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Programme (17 Jun 2016)

Priti Patel: Work Programme providers are not paid cash commissions and are not paid for individuals completing the programme. Providers are paid by results on the basis of a job outcome fee for supporting an individual into sustained employment and additional sustainment payments for keeping them in work longer.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: New Enterprise Allowance: Stafford (17 Jun 2016)

Priti Patel: The following table gives the number of mentor and business starts in Stafford for New Enterprise Allowance from April 2011 to December 2015. These figures are taken from the latest Official Statistics which can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/new-enterprise-allo wance-apr-2011-to-dec-2015 New Enterprise Allowance: Mentor starts (1) New Enterprise Allowance:...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (17 Jun 2016)

Priti Patel: Even after parents have separated they continue to have financial responsibility for their children. We believe that the calculation for Child Maintenance is reasonable and proportionate, being based on the level of the non-resident parent’s income, regardless of whether they are employed or self-employed. The formula for the Child Maintenance Calculation is based primarily on the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Television: Licensing (17 Jun 2016)

Priti Patel: Consideration was given to include TV licencing in the Tell Us Once Service, however as the Department for Work and Pensions already provides this information to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, it is not necessary to also include it in the Tell Us Once Service.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Bereavement Benefits (15 Jun 2016)

Priti Patel: Bereavement support payments (BSP) will replace both Widowed Parent’s Allowance and Bereavement Allowance for those bereaved from April 2017 onwards. BSP will not be taken into account when calculating income for the benefit cap and will also be paid in addition to income related benefits to ensure that the least well off families are financially better off under the reform. Further...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Cold Weather Payments (15 Jun 2016)

Priti Patel: The Government already has a plan to protect health and reduce harm from cold weather. In October 2015 it published The Cold Weather Plan for England which can be viewed at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cold-weather-plan -cwp-for-england . We have no plans to change the criteria for Cold Weather Payments.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment Schemes: Scotland (15 Jun 2016)

Priti Patel: For all Work Choice providers excluding Remploy, there have been 1,350 job outcomes in Scotland in the financial year 2013/14, 1,290 in 2014/15, and 700 in 2015/16.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment Schemes: Scotland (15 Jun 2016)

Priti Patel: For all Work Choice providers excluding Remploy, there have been 2,780 referrals in Scotland in the financial year 2013/14, 2,270 in 2014/15, and 1,510 in 2015/16.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Income (15 Jun 2016)

Priti Patel: My department has not undertaken any research on this topic.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment Schemes: Scotland (15 Jun 2016)

Priti Patel: For all Work Choice providers excluding Remploy, there have been 2,070 starts in Scotland in the financial year 2013/14, 1,780 in 2014/15, and 1,210 in 2015/16.

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