Edward Miliband Written Questions

5 Questions to Department for Work and Pensions tabled by Edward Miliband


Date Title Questioner
5 Sep 2019, 2:34 p.m. Social Security Benefits: Appeals Edward Miliband

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of benefits decisions in Doncaster have been appealed in the most recent period for which figures are available.

Answer (Justin Tomlinson)

Information on appeal outcomes in relation to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) Work Capability Assessments by several geographical areas is available on Stat-Xplore.

https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/

Guidance on how to use Stat-Xplore can be found here:

https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html

Information on the percentage of initial Personal Independence Payment (PIP) decisions that have been appealed, by region and for Great Britain, is shown in the table below.

Table: Initial PIP decisions and appeals lodged by region, initial decisions in 2018-19

Region

Appeals lodged

Initial decisions

% of initial decisions appealed

East Midlands

3,190

54,280

6%

East of England

3,460

61,030

6%

London

5,920

87,470

7%

North East

3,220

48,920

7%

North West

7,000

109,170

6%

Scotland

5,880

82,980

7%

South East

4,840

80,430

6%

South West

3,760

63,150

6%

Wales

2,820

47,490

6%

West Midlands

4,560

77,680

6%

Yorkshire and The Humber

4,740

72,050

7%

Great Britain

49,380

784,690

6%

For Doncaster Local Authority, 4,790 initial PIP decisions were made in 2018-19, of which 5% have been appealed.

Notes

  • Data has been rounded to the nearest 10.
  • Percentages have been rounded to the nearest percent.
  • Components may not sum to totals due to rounding.
  • Appeals data taken from the DWP PIP computer system’s management information. Therefore this appeal data may differ from that held by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service for various reasons such as delays in data recording and other methodological differences in collating and preparing statistics.
  • Appeals data up to March 2019. Claimants who have received benefit decisions more recently may not yet have had time to complete the claimant journey and progress to appeal.
  • The Local Authority and Government Office Region geography relates to the origin of the claim (i.e. derived from claimant’s postcode) rather than the location of where the tribunal was held.

To provide the information requested across all other DWP administered benefits would incur disproportionate cost.

5 Sep 2019, 2:34 p.m. Social Security Benefits: Appeals Edward Miliband

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of benefits decisions have been appealed in the most recent period for which figures are available.

Answer (Justin Tomlinson)

Information on appeal outcomes in relation to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) Work Capability Assessments by several geographical areas is available on Stat-Xplore.

https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/

Guidance on how to use Stat-Xplore can be found here:

https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html

Information on the percentage of initial Personal Independence Payment (PIP) decisions that have been appealed, by region and for Great Britain, is shown in the table below.

Table: Initial PIP decisions and appeals lodged by region, initial decisions in 2018-19

Region

Appeals lodged

Initial decisions

% of initial decisions appealed

East Midlands

3,190

54,280

6%

East of England

3,460

61,030

6%

London

5,920

87,470

7%

North East

3,220

48,920

7%

North West

7,000

109,170

6%

Scotland

5,880

82,980

7%

South East

4,840

80,430

6%

South West

3,760

63,150

6%

Wales

2,820

47,490

6%

West Midlands

4,560

77,680

6%

Yorkshire and The Humber

4,740

72,050

7%

Great Britain

49,380

784,690

6%

For Doncaster Local Authority, 4,790 initial PIP decisions were made in 2018-19, of which 5% have been appealed.

Notes

  • Data has been rounded to the nearest 10.
  • Percentages have been rounded to the nearest percent.
  • Components may not sum to totals due to rounding.
  • Appeals data taken from the DWP PIP computer system’s management information. Therefore this appeal data may differ from that held by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service for various reasons such as delays in data recording and other methodological differences in collating and preparing statistics.
  • Appeals data up to March 2019. Claimants who have received benefit decisions more recently may not yet have had time to complete the claimant journey and progress to appeal.
  • The Local Authority and Government Office Region geography relates to the origin of the claim (i.e. derived from claimant’s postcode) rather than the location of where the tribunal was held.

To provide the information requested across all other DWP administered benefits would incur disproportionate cost.

5 Sep 2019, 2:34 p.m. Social Security Benefits: Appeals Edward Miliband

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of benefits decisions have been appealed in each Government region in the most recent period for which figures are available.

Answer (Justin Tomlinson)

Information on appeal outcomes in relation to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) Work Capability Assessments by several geographical areas is available on Stat-Xplore.

https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/

Guidance on how to use Stat-Xplore can be found here:

https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html

Information on the percentage of initial Personal Independence Payment (PIP) decisions that have been appealed, by region and for Great Britain, is shown in the table below.

Table: Initial PIP decisions and appeals lodged by region, initial decisions in 2018-19

Region

Appeals lodged

Initial decisions

% of initial decisions appealed

East Midlands

3,190

54,280

6%

East of England

3,460

61,030

6%

London

5,920

87,470

7%

North East

3,220

48,920

7%

North West

7,000

109,170

6%

Scotland

5,880

82,980

7%

South East

4,840

80,430

6%

South West

3,760

63,150

6%

Wales

2,820

47,490

6%

West Midlands

4,560

77,680

6%

Yorkshire and The Humber

4,740

72,050

7%

Great Britain

49,380

784,690

6%

For Doncaster Local Authority, 4,790 initial PIP decisions were made in 2018-19, of which 5% have been appealed.

Notes

  • Data has been rounded to the nearest 10.
  • Percentages have been rounded to the nearest percent.
  • Components may not sum to totals due to rounding.
  • Appeals data taken from the DWP PIP computer system’s management information. Therefore this appeal data may differ from that held by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service for various reasons such as delays in data recording and other methodological differences in collating and preparing statistics.
  • Appeals data up to March 2019. Claimants who have received benefit decisions more recently may not yet have had time to complete the claimant journey and progress to appeal.
  • The Local Authority and Government Office Region geography relates to the origin of the claim (i.e. derived from claimant’s postcode) rather than the location of where the tribunal was held.

To provide the information requested across all other DWP administered benefits would incur disproportionate cost.

16 Jul 2019, 2:02 p.m. Pension Credit: Doncaster North Edward Miliband

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Doncaster North constituency that are eligible to claim pension credit do not claim that benefit.

Answer (Guy Opperman)

The information requested on the number of people who are eligible to claim Pension Credit but do not claim the benefit is only available at national level.

Official statistics on the take-up of income related benefits at Great Britain level, including pension credit, can be found in the ‘Income-related benefits: estimates of take-up in 2016 to 2017’ publication.

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/income-related-benefits-estimates-of-take-up-financial-year-2016-to-2017

11 Jun 2018, 4:14 p.m. Unemployment: Doncaster North Edward Miliband

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the most recent (a) youth unemployment, (b) unemployment and (c) employment rates are in Doncaster North constituency; and what proportion of the working age population are recipients of employment support allowance in that constituency.

Answer (Alok Sharma)

The latest available estimates from the Annual Population Survey (APS) for the year to December 2017 estimate that:

  • The unemployment rate for people aged 16 and over in Doncaster North was 4.7%, down from 10.5% in the year to December 2010.*
  • The employment rate for the working age population (those aged 16-64) in Doncaster North was 73.1%, up from 67.1% in the year to December 2010.*

Due to small, disclosive sample size issues the information requested for youth unemployment in the Doncaster North constituency is not available.

Administrative data from November 2017 shows that there were 4,876 Employment Support Allowance (ESA) claimants in Doncaster North. This represents approximately 8.5% of the working age population (those aged 16-64) in Doncaster North.

Note:

*The sub-regional labour market data is estimated by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), using the Annual Population Survey. The figures above are the best central estimates of the labour market performance in Doncaster North, taking into account sampling variability. However, the small sample size of survey respondents at constituency level means that the confidences levels are generally too large at this level to be able to say there has been a real change in data over the period with any certainty. For that reason, both the rise in employment and the fall in unemployment are said to be statistically insignificant.

The level of youth unemployment in the Doncaster North constituency was unpublished due to very small disclosive sample sizes.