Topical Questions

Part of Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons on 9th March 2020.

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Photo of Selaine Saxby Selaine Saxby Conservative, North Devon

Many of my constituents are taking advantage of the online application for advance payments of universal credit. I recognise that it is a useful facility, but no bank would lend to people in this manner. Will the Minister work to ensure that claimants receive proper debt advice before requesting an advance and look to significantly extend the repayment period?