Redundancy: Rapid Response Fund

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 28th April 2021.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Labour, Sheffield Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 April 2021 to Question 179078, for what reason rapid response funding does not cover career change retraining for those who have been made redundant.

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

RRS funding is demand led, and Districts have the discretion to decide whether offers of support, including vocational or non-vocational training, are appropriate to the local labour market, and subsequently are appropriate to move a person into employment.

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