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Employment and Universal Credit: Coronavirus

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 12th March 2020.

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Photo of Seema Malhotra Seema Malhotra Labour/Co-operative, Feltham and Heston

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the potential effect of covid-19 on (a) employment levels and (b) the number of people claiming universal credit.

Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions met with the Chief Medical Officer recently to discuss issues surrounding the potential effect of COVID-19. Government officials are working closely together to understand its potential impacts on employment and benefits, including Universal Credit.

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