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Credit Unions

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 11604, tabled on 13 October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of the Government's credit union expansion programme; and what assessment he has made of the feasibility of extending that programme.

Answered on

19 October 2015

This answer is a correction from the original answer.

DWP’s contract with the Association of British Credit Unions Ltd to deliver the Credit Union Expansion Project began in May 2013. It is due to end in April 2016 but we are currently considering a request for an extension. The Department has plans to review effectiveness at the end of the Project.


Original answer

DWP’s contract with the Association of British Credit Unions Ltd to deliver the Credit Union Expansion Project began in May 2013. It was due to end in April 2015 but we are currently considering a request for a further extension. The Department has plans to review effectiveness at the end of the Project.