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Winter Fuel Payments: Databases

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 3810, tabled on 19 May 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how the new Winter Fuel Payments database (Seasonal Payment System) was chosen.

Answered on

26 May 2021

The decision to move to the Seasonal Payment System was based on a number of factors including best use of technology, commercial and operational considerations as we strive to deliver a modern and effective welfare system. Risk assessments took place before the start of the exercise.