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People who work a couple of hours per week must give up Covid payment

Part-time workers face making big repayments

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People claiming the Covid-19 unemployment benefit are risking the prospect of big repayments if they work even a couple of hours a week.

Concerns have been raised that some recipients may not realise they must close their claim, even if not working full-time.

This may apply to part-time or self-employed workers who return to work on reduced hours, or are contracted to carry out individual projects.