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Employment: Coronavirus

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 17th March 2020.

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Photo of Carla Lockhart Carla Lockhart DUP, Upper Bann

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking with the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland to ensure that no one who takes necessary public health precautions and is unable to attend work as a result of covid-19 will be unpaid.

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

In the Budget on 11 March, the Chancellor announced new measures to help people who are unable to work as a result of covid-19. The Department is working with colleagues in Northern Ireland to ensure the same arrangements are in place across the UK.

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