Employment and Support Allowance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 28th February 2019.

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Photo of John Woodcock John Woodcock Independent, Barrow and Furness

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work on 25 February 2019, Official Report, from which areas of departmental work the 1,200 staff assigned to correct employment and support allowance underpayments are being transferred.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

In 2018/19, across the Department, we increased our resources by 4,209 FTE to manage all demands including LEAP exercises. We have not stopped any priority work to carry out the ESA underpayments exercise.

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