Holiday entitlement on Universal Credit

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

I wish to ask what approach the DWP will take as and when a claimant on Universal Credit
requests to take any kind of holiday.

There are provisions in the existing Jobseeker's Allowance Regulations in which a person may be treated as actively seeking employment but there appears to be no such provision in the Universal Credit Regulations.

How does DWP propose to deal with exactly the same issue under UC? What variations will be allowed in conditionality, under what circumstances and for how long?

If someone is working but still subject to work conditionality, will the leave provision in their contract of employment be taken as a basis for allowing time off?

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Dutton
Derbyshire Welfare Rights

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