Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 11th January 2019.

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Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Conservative, Tatton

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding from the public purse has been allocated to her Department for financial year 2018-19 for planning for the UK leaving the EU without a deal; and how much of that funding has been spent.

Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

No additional funding was allocated to DWP by HM Treasury for EU Exit preparations for the 2018/19 financial year. For 2019/20, DWP has been allocated £15 million for EU Exit preparations.

A full breakdown of the £1.5 billion of additional funding HM Treasury announced at Autumn Budget 2017 for 2018/19 can be found in the Chief Secretary’s Written Ministerial Statement, HCWS540, laid on 13 March 2018 (

For 2019/20, DWP’s allocation can be found in the Chief Secretary’s Written Ministerial Statement HCWS1205, laid on 18 December 2018, which outlines funding for departments for 2019/20. (

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