Low Incomes:Written question - 277684

(Washington and Sunderland West)
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Department for Work and Pensions
Low Incomes
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has plans for a hardship fund to help people on the lowest incomes in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
Answered by: Justin Tomlinson
Answered on: 22 August 2019

The Government has been clear that leaving the EU with a deal is its preferred option. However, as a responsible government we continue to plan for a range of exit scenarios, including a no-deal. The welfare system provides a strong safety net. A system of hardship payments, benefit advances and budgeting loans will be available for those who need them.

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