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Employment Schemes: Lone Parents

Volume 470: debated on Wednesday 23 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the starting date for the implementation of the £60-per-week added support for lone parents to obtain and keep employment is for each Jobcentre Plus office branch in London. (177076)

In work credit has already been introduced in all Jobcentre Plus London districts except the North East London district. The amount of credit was increased in London from £40 to £60 per week in July 2007.

The £60 per week in work credit will be introduced in the North East London district from 28 January 2008, and implemented in all remaining Jobcentre Plus offices at the national rate of £40, from 7 April 2008.