Holiday entitlement on Universal Credit

The request was successful.

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

DWP freedom-of-information-requests, Department for Work and Pensions

This is an automated confirmation that your request for information has
been accepted by the DWP FoI mailbox.
By the next working day your request will be forwarded to the relevant
information owner within the Department who will respond to you direct. 
If your email is a Freedom of Information request you can normally
expect a response within 20 working days.
Should you have any further queries in connection with this request do
please contact us.
For further information on the Freedom of Information Act within DWP
please click on the link below.

show quoted sections


Visible links

DWP Strategy Freedom of Information, Department for Work and Pensions

1 Attachment

Please see the attached reply to your Freedom of Information request

Yours sincerely

DWP Strategy FoI team

show quoted sections