Thomas Cook: Insolvency

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 27th February 2020.

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Photo of Kirsten Oswald Kirsten Oswald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Northern Ireland), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Wales), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Work, Pensions and Inclusion)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many former Thomas Cook employees are facing deductions from payment of (a) universal credit and (b) legacy social security benefits as a result of being defined as being in a couple.

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The Department is offering a range of support to anyone affected by the closure of Thomas Cook, through our Rapid Response Service (RRS) and wider services. This is designed to give practical support and advice to employers and their employees when faced with redundancy.

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