Universal Credit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 21st February 2019.

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Photo of Angela Crawley Angela Crawley Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Disabilities), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Pensions), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Youth affairs), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Children and Families), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants have been offered a flexible support fund payment in the last 12 month period to assist with upfront childcare costs.

Photo of Angela Crawley Angela Crawley Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Disabilities), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Pensions), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Youth affairs), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Children and Families), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Jobcentre Plus work coaches have allocated a flexible support fund payment to a universal credit claimant in the last 12 months to assist with upfront childcare costs.

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

The information requested is not held in a format that can be easily disaggregated and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.

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