Written Question on Universal Credit: Employment

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Date Title Questioner
21 Feb 2018, 2:54 p.m. Universal Credit: Employment Sir Alan Campbell


To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether universal credit recipients who have received a provisional offer of employment but are undergoing security checks prior to being approved for the role must continue applying for other employment opportunities.

Answer (Alok Sharma)

Claimants in receipt of Universal Credit are expected to fulfil the work related requirements appropriate to their current circumstances. For a claimant with a potential job start that is not immediate, this could include continuing to look for alternative or temporary work that fits with their expected start date, where the Work Coach and claimant agree this is reasonable.

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