Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Credit Unions:Written question - 279364

Q
Asked by Gareth Thomas
(Harrow West)
Asked on: 19 July 2019
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Credit Unions
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2019 to Question 271328, for what reasons his Department does not offer a payroll deduction service to enable employees to join a credit union; and if he will make a statement.
A
Answered by: George Eustice
Answered on: 31 July 2019

Defra does not currently have the facility for employees to join a credit union through payroll deductions. Staff can make arrangements to contribute to a credit union via direct debit.

Defra is currently investigating options for enhancing Employee Financial Wellbeing as part of a cross Civil Service pilot. Once the pilot is complete, my department will be considering options for our staff, including the possibility of credit unions.

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