DWP Business Plan (6 parts).

DWP Business Plan pdf

From the DWP

Reform the Welfare System

 

Introduce the Universal Credit and other reforms to simplify the welfare system and to ensure that the system always incentivises work and that work always pays. The overall reform package will help to make the welfare system affordable in the longer term

Show+1.1 Introduce the Universal Credit

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1.1 Introduce the Universal Credit
1.1.i. Develop a consultation document setting out proposals for the Universal Credit Completed
1.1.ii. Consult on the introduction of the Universal Credit Completed
1.1.iii. Analyse consultation responses and prepare the Government’s response Completed
1.1.iv. Publish a White Paper on plans to introduce the Universal Credit Nov 2010 In progress
1.1.v. Develop further detail on the benefits and costs of implementing the Universal Credit Dec 2010 In progress
1.1.vi. Develop a detailed plan and evaluation to identify implementation risks in detail, including any revision to the original investment case Jan 2011 Jan 2012 Yet to start
1.1.vii. Work jointly with HM Revenue & Customs to develop a Real Time Information capability Mar 2013 In progress
1.1.viii. Prepare to launch pilots and make any final changes to the implementation plan Jan 2013 May 2013 Yet to start
1.1.ix. Launch pilot in advance of national rollout Mar 2013 Oct 2013 Yet to start
1.1.x. Begin implementation of the Universal Credit Oct 2013 Oct 2013 Yet to start

Show+1.2 Take the powers necessary to implement the Universal Credit, along with the other changes announced in the June 2010 Budget and Spending Review

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1.2 Take the powers necessary to implement the Universal Credit, along with the other changes announced in the June 2010 Budget and Spending Review
1.2.i. Draft legislation to take the powers necessary to implement the Universal Credit Dec 2010 In progress
1.2.ii. Introduce the Welfare Reform Bill to implement the Universal Credit Jan 2011 Jan 2011 Yet to start

Show+1.3 Reassess Incapacity Benefit recipients for their readiness to work and their migration to the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or other benefits appropriate to their circumstances including introducing the revised Work Capability Assessment

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1.3 Reassess Incapacity Benefit recipients for their readiness to work and their migration to the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or other benefits appropriate to their circumstances including introducing the revised Work Capability Assessment
1.3.i. Trials in Burnley and Aberdeen to migrate Incapacity Benefit recipients to ESA Mar 2011 In progress
1.3.ii. Phased national rollout of migration of Incapacity Benefit recipients to ESA Apr 2011 May 2014 Yet to start

Show+1.4 Introduce housing benefit reforms

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1.4 Introduce housing benefit reforms
1.4.i. Draft regulations for housing benefit reforms including extending the shared accommodation rates, working with local authorities, HM Treasury and the Department for Communities and Local Government Dec 2010 In progress
1.4.ii. Prepare local authorities for implementation of housing benefit policy changes Apr 2011 In progress
1.4.iii. Introduce the Welfare Reform Bill to implement housing benefit reform Jan 2011 Jan 2011 Yet to start

Show+1.5 Introduce a fairer approach to calculating Support for Mortgage Interest

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1.5 Introduce a fairer approach to calculating Support for Mortgage Interest
1.5.i. Review the approach to providing Support for Mortgage Interest to ensure consistency with the Universal Credit Mar 2011 In progress

Show+1.6 Introduce household cap so that no workless family can receive more in welfare than median after tax earnings for working households

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1.6 Introduce household cap so that no workless family can receive more in welfare than median after tax earnings for working households
1.6.i. Develop delivery options Jan 2011 In progress
1.6.ii. Develop implementation plan Feb 2011 Dec 2011 Yet to start

Show+1.7 Localise Council Tax Benefit

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1.7 Localise Council Tax Benefit
1.7.i. Work with the Department for Communities and Local Government to develop implementation plan for localising Council Tax Benefit Nov 2010 Apr 2011 Starting
1.7.ii. Develop communications and a stakeholder engagement strategy Dec 2010 Mar 2011 Yet to start
1.7.iii. Draft regulations and consult with the Social Security Advisory Committee Apr 2011 Jul 2011 Yet to start

Show+1.8 Switch to the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) for indexation of benefits and public service pensions

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1.8 Switch to the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) for indexation of benefits and public service pensions
1.8.i Develop implementation plan, working with HM Treasury Mar 2011 In progress
1.8.ii Introduce changes to benefits and pensions systems to index to the CPI Apr 2011 Apr 2011 Yet to start

Show+1.9 Further reduce fraud and error in the benefits system to a maximum of 1.8% of expenditure

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1.9 Further reduce fraud and error in the benefits system to a maximum of 1.8% of expenditure
1.9.i. Conduct a full review of each benefit to ensure that the fraud and error work programme is targeted effectively Mar 2011 In progress
1.9.ii. Implement a range of new initiatives to tackle fraud and error Mar 2011 In progress
1.9.iii. Use credit reference agency data to cleanse the stock of fraud and error in the system Sept 2011 Apr 2012 Yet to start
1.9.iv. Introduce the Welfare Reform Bill to implement new benefit sanctions regime Jan 2011 Jan 2011 Yet to start

Show+1.10 Permanently increase the level of cold weather payments

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1.10 Permanently increase the level of cold weather payments
1.10.i. Lay regulations before Parliament Completed
1.10.ii. Implement necessary changes to IT systems Completed
1.10.iii. Regulations come into force and scheme starts Nov 2010 Nov 2010 Starting
1.10.iv. Directgov website updated and postcode search facility available Nov 2010 Apr 2011 Starting

Show+1.11 Time limit contributory Employment and Support Allowance

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1.11 Time limit contributory Employment and Support Allowance
1.11.i. Draft contribution for a White Paper on Universal Credit Nov 2010 In progress
1.11.ii. Draft legislation to take the powers necessary to implement changes Dec 2010 In progress
1.11.iii. Introduce the Welfare Reform Bill Jan 2011 Jan 2011 Yet to start
1.11.iv. Prepare secondary legislation and lay before Parliament Sept 2011 Apr 2012 Yet to start

Show+Milestones

Date
A. Consultation document published on the Government’s vision for welfare reform – COMPLETED
B. White Paper published on plans to introduce a Universal Credit (action 1.1.iv) Nov 2010
C. Welfare Reform Bill introduced (action 1.2.ii) Jan 2011
D. Universal Credit launched nationally Oct 2013
E. Welfare Reform Bill introduced (action 1.4.iii) Jan 2011
F. Introduce the revised Work Capability Assessment May 2014
G. First annual data released on the number of Incapacity Benefit recipients reassessed Dec 2011
H. Welfare Reform Bill introduced (action 1.9.iv) Jan 2011
I. Additional measures put progressively in place to tackle fraud and error in the benefits system Mar 2011
J. Benefits and public sector pensions linked to Consumer Prices Index Apr 2011
K. White Paper published on plans to introduce a Universal Credit (action 1.11.i) Nov 2010
L. Permanent increase in the level of cold weather payments to begin Nov 2010
M. Welfare Reform Bill introduced (action 1.11.iii) Jan 2011
N. Employment and Support Allowance time-limiting introduced Apr 2012

 

Get Britain Working

 

Introduce the Work Programme, an integrated package of personalised support to get people into work – from jobseekers who have been out of work for some time, to those who may have been receiving incapacity benefits for many years

Show+2.1 Create an integrated welfare to work programme to help unemployed people, including those in disadvantaged groups, get back into work, with providers paid largely by results and including the use of benefit savings from people moving into work. Ensure that Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants facing the most significant barriers to work are rapidly referred to the new programme

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2.1 Create an integrated welfare to work programme to help unemployed people, including those in disadvantaged groups, get back into work, with providers paid largely by results and including the use of benefit savings from people moving into work. Ensure that Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants facing the most significant barriers to work are rapidly referred to the new programme
2.1.i. Set up a new procurement framework, identifying the key private and voluntary sector providers with whom the Department will contract Nov 2010 In progress
2.1.ii. Run tendering process, ahead of implementation Dec 2010 Mar 2011 Yet to start
2.1.iii. Prepare for rollout of a new integrated welfare to work programme, working with private and voluntary organisations Mar 2011 Jun 2011 Yet to start
2.1.iv. Commence rollout of the integrated welfare to work programme nationally, ensuring no gap in provision Jun 2011 Jun 2011 Yet to start

Show+2.2 Promote self-employment to unemployed people and, through the New Enterprise Allowance, give up to 10,000 unemployed people per year access to the advice and support they need to start their own business

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2.2 Promote self-employment to unemployed people and, through the New Enterprise Allowance, give up to 10,000 unemployed people per year access to the advice and support they need to start their own business
2.2.i. Ensure that there is an effective offer from Jobcentre Plus to support unemployed people to move into self-employment, working with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Mar 2011 In progress
2.2.ii. Design a programme of support, including mentoring from the voluntary and private sectors, and links with franchising, as part of the New Enterprise Allowance Completed
2.2.iii. Design and establish a financial support package for would-be entrepreneurs, including those from disadvantaged groups, to access as part of the New Enterprise Allowance, once they have demonstrated the viability of their ideas. Financial support package to include a weekly allowance and small affordable loan scheme Completed
2.2.iv. Develop a plan to raise awareness of self-employment opportunities including links with franchising for all jobseekers Nov 2010 Mar 2011 Starting
2.2.v. Launch a phased rollout of self-employment support, initially in areas where the unemployment challenge is highest Apr 2011 Apr 2011 Yet to start

Show+2.3 Establish a network of locally led Work Clubs in community settings where people can meet, exchange skills, share experiences and receive support in finding local job opportunities

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2.3 Establish a network of locally led Work Clubs in community settings where people can meet, exchange skills, share experiences and receive support in finding local job opportunities
2.3.i. Determine the seed funding and local support needed from Jobcentre Plus to help voluntary organisations and community groups set up and run Work Clubs, with local businesses involved in their establishment and running Completed
2.3.ii. Work with national employers to identify how they could support the growth and running of Work Clubs in the areas where they are most needed Completed
2.3.iii. Local Jobcentre Plus offices begin to support the development of Work Clubs, providing practical advice and guidance, and working with interested parties to develop proposals and refer Jobcentre Plus customers Completed

Show+2.4 Offer work experience placements to young unemployed people, including those from disadvantaged groups who lack experience or basic skills or face other barriers to work

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2.4 Offer work experience placements to young unemployed people, including those from disadvantaged groups who lack experience or basic skills or face other barriers to work
2.4.i. Develop a set of proposals for work experience placements for young jobseekers, lasting up to 8 weeks, working with voluntary organisations and businesses Nov 2010 In progress
2.4.ii. Put in place a network of employers and voluntary organisations willing to provide work experience placements to young unemployed people Dec 2010 Mar 2011 Yet to start

Show+2.5 Help connect unemployed people with volunteering opportunities in their area through a new volunteering initiative called Work Together

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2.5 Help connect unemployed people with volunteering opportunities in their area through a new volunteering initiative called Work Together
2.5.i. Prepare local Jobcentre Plus offices to encourage all unemployed people to consider volunteering as a way of improving their employment prospects while they are looking for work Completed
2.5.ii. Make changes to the Directgov website to provide jobseekers with greater access to thousands of volunteering opportunities, working with the Cabinet Office Completed
2.5.iii. Expand the number of volunteering opportunities for unemployed people provided through the Directgov website, working with voluntary organisations nationwide Completed

Show+2.6 Work with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to ensure that Jobcentre Plus, Work Programme providers, further education colleges and other training providers collaborate so that people on active benefits have access to training to find and keep work, and progress once in work. This collaboration will include work with employers to give benefit claimants access to sector-specific training (alongside work experience and guaranteed interviews brokered by Jobcentre Plus) through the proposed ‘Service Academies’

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2.6 Work with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to ensure that Jobcentre Plus, Work Programme providers, further education colleges and other training providers collaborate so that people on active benefits have access to training to find and keep work, and progress once in work. This collaboration will include work with employers to give benefit claimants access to sector-specific training (alongside work experience and guaranteed interviews brokered by Jobcentre Plus) through the proposed ‘Service Academies’ Sept 2011 In progress

Show+2.7 Give employment support to unemployed offenders and ex-offenders, with the providers paid by the results of getting people into work, working with the Ministry of Justice

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2.7 Give employment support to unemployed offenders and ex-offenders, with the providers paid by the results of getting people into work, working with the Ministry of Justice
2.7.i. Develop options, working with the Ministry of Justice, to reduce reoffending and deliver savings for the criminal justice system by giving employment support to offenders and ex-offenders, including through Work Programme providers Dec 2010 In progress
2.7.ii. Work with the Ministry of Justice in preparing for national rollout of the Work Programme, including employment support to unemployed offenders and ex-offenders, subject to further analysis of savings that will accrue to the criminal justice system Jan 2011 Jun 2011 Yet to start
2.7.iii. Assess whether rehabilitation and employment providers are working together effectively to give a complete package of support to offenders and ex-offenders and deliver social return on investment, as part of the evaluation of pilot rehabilitation schemes Jun 2011 Sept 2014 Yet to start

Show+Milestones

Date
A. All Work Programme providers transferred to a single procurement framework Nov 2010
B. Tendering process completed for an integrated welfare to work programme Mar 2011
C. Rollout started of an integrated welfare to work programme Jun 2011
D. First annual data released on the number of people starting on the Work Programme Dec 2011
E. Proposals published on mentoring and financial support for would-be entrepreneurs – COMPLETED
F. Mentors recruited to support would-be entrepreneurs Sept 2011
G. Complete rollout of self-employment support Sept 2011
H. Plans published to raise awareness of self-employment opportunities for the self-employed Mar 2011
I. Work Clubs begin to be set up by local employers with Jobcentre Plus support – COMPLETED
J. Preliminary evaluation of Work Clubs completed Aug 2011
K. Employers and voluntary organisations begin to offer work experience placements to young unemployed people Mar 2011
L. Jobcentre Plus offices support unemployed people to consider volunteering options – COMPLETED
M. Changes made to Directgov website – COMPLETED
N. First quarterly data released on the number of volunteering opportunities available for unemployed people via Directgov Apr 2011
O. Preliminary evaluation of Work Together completed Aug 2011
P. Launch approach within the Work Programme to provide employment support to unemployed offenders and ex-offenders, subject to further analysis of savings that will accrue to the criminal justice system Jun 2011
Q. Full evaluation published of rehabilitation pilots Sept 2014

Help Tackle the Causes of Poverty

 

Develop a welfare system that recognises work as the primary route out of poverty and reduces the number of children in workless households. Introduce a new child poverty strategy focused on eradicating child poverty by 2020

Show+3.1 Support more lone parents into work

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3.1 Support more lone parents into work
3.1.i. Move lone parents who are capable of work whose youngest child is 7 or over onto Jobseeker’s Allowance, as an interim measure before extending the scheme to lone parents with children of school age Apr 2011 In progress
3.1.ii. Introduce the Welfare Reform Bill to extend Jobseeker’s Allowance to those lone parents whose youngest child is 5 or over Jan 2011 Jan 2011 Yet to start
3.1.iii. Introduce Jobseeker’s Allowance for lone parents whose youngest child is 5 or over Dec 2011 Jul 2012 Yet to start

Show+3.2 Contribute to the cross-government work tackling child poverty

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3.2 Contribute to the cross-government work tackling child poverty
3.2.i Develop a new child poverty strategy, taking account of the conclusions of the Field Review, working with HM Treasury and the Department for Education Mar 2011 In progress

Show+3.3 Amend the child maintenance system

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3.3 Amend the child maintenance system
3.3.i. Consider the scope of existing plans for child maintenance and assess future delivery Feb 2011 In progress
3.3.ii. Revise strategy and implementation plan for changes to child maintenance Feb 2011 Jun 2012 Yet to start
3.3.iii. Implement revised strategy to continue amendments to the child maintenance system Jul 2012 Jul 2014 Yet to start

Show+Milestones

Date
A. Welfare Reform Bill introduced Jan 2011
B. Jobseeker’s Allowance introduced for lone parents whose youngest child is 7 or over Apr 2011
C. First Child Poverty Strategy published Mar 2011
D. Jobseeker’s Allowance introduced for lone parents whose youngest child is 5 or over Jul 2012
E. Reforms of child maintenance completed Jun 2012

 

Pensions

 

Provide decent State Pensions, encourage employers to provide high quality pensions and make automatic enrolment and higher pension saving a reality. Phase out the default retirement age to allow more flexibility around retirement

Show+4.1 Restore the earnings link for the basic State Pension

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4.1 Restore the earnings link for the basic State Pension
4.1.i. Restore the earnings link for the basic State Pension, with a ‘triple guarantee’ that pensions are raised by the highest of earnings, prices or 2.5% Apr 2011 In progress
4.1.ii. Increase the standard minimum guarantee so that most Pension Credit recipients see the full cash rise in basic State Pension from April 2011, as announced in the June 2010 Budget Apr 2011 In progress
4.1.iii. Focus resources for Pension Credit on those with lowest incomes by freezing the savings credit maximum in cash terms over the period of the Spending Review Apr 2011 Apr 2014 Yet to start

Show+4.2 Make enrolment into pension schemes automatic, working with the industry

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4.2 Make enrolment into pension schemes automatic, working with the industry
4.2.i. Review the scope and existing plans for automatic enrolment and the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST, formerly ‘Personal Accounts’) including assessment of alternative delivery models Completed
4.2.ii. Consider the impact of the review on existing plans for automatic enrolment and on NEST Completed
4.2.iii. Prepare to implement auto-enrolment into pension schemes for low and middle-earners Nov 2010 Oct 2012 Starting

Show+4.3 Review the regulatory framework for pensions, encouraging employers to offer high quality pensions to all employees and removing unnecessary rules and regulations

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4.3 Review the regulatory framework for pensions, encouraging employers to offer high quality pensions to all employees and removing unnecessary rules and regulations
4.3.i. Modernise rules on disclosure of information to pension scheme members Dec 2010 In progress
4.3.ii. Review the rules on employer debt incurred from pension schemes Oct 2011 In progress
4.3.iii. Consult on abolishing contracting out from the State Pension for defined contribution pension schemes Completed
4.3.iv. Develop detailed proposals and legislate, if necessary, to abolish contracting out for defined contribution pensions Nov 2010 Apr 2012 Starting

Show+4.4 Increase the State Pension Age to 66

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4.4 Increase the State Pension Age to 66
4.4.i. Develop Government’s response to call for evidence launched in June 2010 on the timing of the increase in State Pension Age to 66 Completed
4.4.ii. Develop legislation to increase the State Pension Age increasing women’s State Pension Age to 65 more quickly between April 2016 and November 2018, then from December 2018 increasing State Pension Age to reach 66 by April 2020 Nov 2010 Dec 2010 Starting
4.4.iii. Introduce the Pensions and Savings Bill to implement changes to the State Pension Age Jan 2011 Jan 2011 Yet to start

Show+4.5 Phase out the default retirement age, working with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)

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4.5 Phase out the default retirement age, working with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)
4.5.i. Consult on phasing out the Default Retirement Age Completed
4.5.ii. Develop guidance for employers and individuals, working with ACAS Sept 2011 In progress
4.5.iii. Develop regulations to remove the Default Retirement Age and lay them before Parliament Jan 2011 Apr 2011 Yet to start

Show+4.6 Present a pensions strategy paper to the Economic Affairs Committee

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4.6 Present a pensions strategy paper to the Economic Affairs Committee Dec 2010 Dec 2010 Yet to start

Show+Milestones

Date
A. Review published of auto-enrolment and changes to NEST – COMPLETED
B. Re-link the basic State Pension to earnings Apr 2011
C. Increase the standard minimum guarantee for Pension Credit recipients for April 2011 Apr 2011
D. Start delivery of auto-enrolled pensions for low and middle earners Oct 2012
E. Conclusions published on timing of increase in State Pension Age to 66 – COMPLETED
F. Pensions and Savings Bill introduced Jan 2011
G. Review published on rules on employer debt incurred from pension schemes Oct 2011
H. Contracting out abolished for defined contribution pension schemes Apr 2012
I. Regulations to remove the Default Retirement Age come into force Apr 2011

 

Achieve Disability Equality

 

Improve equality by promoting work for disabled people, developing new ways to deliver Access to Work and introducing Work Choice to provide employment support for disabled people facing the greatest barriers. Support more independent living for those who face the greatest barriers and cannot work

Show+5.1 Improve the work opportunities of disabled people with the greatest barriers to employment through Work Choice training and support

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5.1 Improve the work opportunities of disabled people with the greatest barriers to employment through Work Choice training and support
5.1.i. Agree contracts for Work Choice programme Completed
5.1.ii. Launch the Work Choice programme Completed

Show+5.2 Reform Access to Work, so disabled people can apply for jobs with funding already secured for any adaptations and equipment they will need

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5.2 Reform Access to Work, so disabled people can apply for jobs with funding already secured for any adaptations and equipment they will need
5.2.i. Design changes to reform Access to Work Dec 2010 In progress
5.2.ii. Determine implementation plan, working with existing providers Jan 2011 Apr 2011 Yet to start

Show+5.3 Introduce the ‘Right to Control’ in seven locations, giving disabled people the right to have specific services arranged on their behalf or to commission services and purchase equipment directly by taking a cash payment

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5.3 Introduce the ‘Right to Control’ in seven locations, giving disabled people the right to have specific services arranged on their behalf or to commission services and purchase equipment directly by taking a cash payment
5.3.i. Draft regulations for the Right to Control and lay them before Parliament Dec 2010 In progress
5.3.ii. Run Right to Control pilots Dec 2010 Dec 2012 Yet to start
5.3.iii. Evaluate the Right to Control pilots and prepare interim report Dec 2010 Sept 2011 Yet to start
5.3.iv. Evaluate the Right to Control and prepare final report Jan 2013 Sept 2013 Yet to start

Show+5.4 Ensure carers receive the right employment support, working with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to extend flexible working opportunities and support into work those who wish to seek paid employment

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5.4 Ensure carers receive the right employment support, working with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to extend flexible working opportunities and support into work those who wish to seek paid employment Apr 2011 In progress

Show+5.5 Support the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to deliver highly accessible Olympic and Paralympic Games that leave a lasting legacy for disabled people

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5.5 Support the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to deliver highly accessible Olympic and Paralympic Games that leave a lasting legacy for disabled people
5.5.i. Review affordable legacy options for disabled people through 2012 Games organisers, sponsors, government and third sector partners Jan 2011 In progress
5.5.ii. Establish a small action group of disabled people and organisations to review opportunities identified and provide feedback Jan 2011 In progress

Show+5.6 Reform Disability Living Allowance (DLA), ensuring fair access to benefits

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5.6 Reform Disability Living Allowance (DLA), ensuring fair access to benefits
5.6.i. Develop proposals to reform DLA, including objective assessments in line with the June 2010 Budget Completed
5.6.ii. Consult on DLA reform proposals Nov 2010 Feb 2011 Starting
5.6.iii. Introduce the Welfare Reform Bill to reform DLA Jan 2011 Jan 2011 Yet to start
5.6.iv Draft secondary legislation to reform DLA and lay it before Parliament Jan 2012 Apr 2013 Yet to start

Show+5.7 Remove payment of mobility component in Disability Living Allowance for all state funded residents in care homes after 28 days (and abolishing motability extension for hospital in-patients)

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5.7 Remove payment of mobility component in Disability Living Allowance for all state funded residents in care homes after 28 days (and abolishing motability extension for hospital in-patients)
5.7.i. Draft instructions for primary legislative change as part of Welfare Reform Bill Dec 2010 In progress
5.7.ii. Introduce the Welfare Reform Bill Jan 2011 Jan 2011 Yet to start
5.7.iii. Draft instructions for legislative changes to regulations Jan 2012 Apr 2012 Yet to start
5.7.iv. Ensure relevant changes to guidance are made, communicate change Apr 2012 Jul 2012 Yet to start

Show+5.8 Reform the Independent Living Fund (ILF) to provide those disabled people who face the greatest barriers with sustainable funding for independent living

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5.8 Reform the Independent Living Fund (ILF) to provide those disabled people who face the greatest barriers with sustainable funding for independent living
5.8.i. Consult on the ILF, working with the Department of Health, the Department for Communities and Local Government and devolved administrations Mar 2011 May 2011 Yet to start
5.8.ii. Consult on the future of the ILF for the period up to April 2015 Jun 2011 Apr 2015 Yet to start

Show+5.9 Introduce extra support for disabled people who want to become MPs, councillors or other elected officials

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5.9 Introduce extra support for disabled people who want to become MPs, councillors or other elected officials Apr 2011 In progress

Show+Milestones

Date
A. Work Choice programme launched – COMPLETED
B. First biannual data published on the number of people receiving the Right to Control Apr 2011
C. Reforms introduced to Access to Work Apr 2011
D. Right to Control pilots completed Dec 2012
E. Announce revised legacy priorities for the 2012 Olympic Games Jan 2011
F. Proposals published for the reform of DLA (action 5.6.i) Nov 2010
G. Welfare Reform Bill introduced (action 5.6.iii) Jan 2011
H. Secondary legislation in force to reform DLA Apr 2013
I. Proposals published for the reform of DLA (action 5.7) Nov 2010
J. Welfare Reform Bill introduced (action 5.7.ii) Jan 2011
K. Launch Access to Elected Office strategy Apr 2011

 

 

Improve Our Service to the Public

 

Continue to deliver an excellent service to the public, improving its speed, ease and efficiency

Show+6.1 Save money by making online services our preferred channel

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6.1 Save money by making online services our preferred channel
6.1.i. Move Jobseeker’s Allowance online Dec 2010 In progress
6.1.ii. Move State Pension applications online Jun 2011 In progress
6.1.iii. Put benefit advice and make common benefits enquiries available online Jan 2012 In progress
6.1.iv. Introduce automated end-to-end processing of applications, enquiries and changes of circumstance for all benefits, beginning with Jobseeker’s Allowance Jun 2011 Oct 2012 Yet to start
6.1.v. Increase the proportion of Jobseeker’s Allowance claims made online to 80% Jun 2011 Sept 2013 Yet to start

Show+6.2 Improve the quality of contact with the Department and its agencies

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6.2 Improve the quality of contact with the Department and its agencies
6.2.i. Introduce telephony self-service to provide automated answers to queries Sept 2011 In progress
6.2.ii. Reduce follow-on queries from the 80 million automated letters issued each year Sept 2011 In progress

Show+6.3 Simplify the transition of 200,000 people each year from working age benefits to State Pension by reusing the information we already hold and automating where possible

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6.3 Simplify the transition of 200,000 people each year from working age benefits to State Pension by reusing the information we already hold and automating where possible Apr 2011 In progress

Show+6.4 Create a Bereavement Service that will take information once only from next of kin in the case of over 600,000 deaths per year

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6.4 Create a Bereavement Service that will take information once only from next of kin in the case of over 600,000 deaths per year Feb 2011 In progress

Show+6.5 Simplify the process for the 330,000 Employment and Support Allowance and Income Support customers who are found to be well enough to work each year

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6.5 Simplify the process for the 330,000 Employment and Support Allowance and Income Support customers who are found to be well enough to work each year Apr 2011 In progress

Show+6.6 Respond to the recommendations of Lord Young’s review of health and safety, ‘Common Sense, Common Safety’

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6.6 Respond to the recommendations of Lord Young’s review of health and safety, ‘Common Sense, Common Safety’
6.6.i. Develop and publish proposals to change the culture of health and safety Nov 2010 Jan 2011 Starting
6.6.ii. Eradicate unnecessary health and safety bureaucracy:
6.6.ii.a. Introduce a simplified risk assessment forms for low hazard workplaces Dec 2010 In progress
6.6.ii.b. Launch periodic checklists for use by low risk voluntary organisations Mar 2011 In progress
6.6.ii.c. Produce clear guidance for small and medium sized businesses engaged in lower risk activities Jun 2011 In progress
6.6.iii. Establish a web based directory of accredited health and safety consultants based on a minimum professional standard Jan 2011 In progress
6.6.iv. Consult on proposals on consolidation of health and safety legislation and on the operation of current regulations, including consultation on:
6.6.iv.a. The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations Jan 2011 Apr 2011 Yet to start
6.6.iv.b. A draft voluntary code of practice to replace the current Adventure Activities Licensing Authority regime May 2011 Aug 2011 Yet to start
6.6.iv.c. Consolidation of the current raft of health and safety legislation into a single set of accessible regulations Mar 2011 Jul 2011 Yet to start

Show+Milestones

Date
A. Jobseeker’s Allowance online launched nationwide Dec 2010
B. State Pension online launched nationwide Jun 2011
C. First annual data released on Jobseeker’s Allowance and State Pension applications completed online Jun 2011
D. New single telephony network introduced in Jobcentre Plus Sept 2011
E. Measures in place to reduce follow-on queries from automated letters Sept 2011
F. Bereavement Service launched Feb 2011
G. Processes simplified for transition from working age benefits to State Pension Apr 2011
H. Series of interactive risk assessment forms launched Dec 2010
I. Web based directory of accredited health and safety consultants goes live Jan 2011
J. Commence consultations on health and safety legislation and on the operation of current regulations Jan 2011
K. Proposals published on how Government will change the health and safety culture Jan 2011

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