Update on the future of DWP jobcentres
26 October 2017
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) confirms that some smaller jobcentres will merge with larger ones, and others will be co-located within local government premises.
Claimants will be informed in advance of the closures and jobcentre work coaches will provide help and assistance to them during the mergers.
Damian Hinds, minister for employment, said:
“We will always make sure that people have the support they need to get into and progress within work. These changes reflect the fact that more people access their benefits online resulting in many of our buildings being underused. The changes DWP is making to its estate across the country will offer a more efficient service, and deliver good value for the taxpayer.”
Go to GOV.UK for a list which provides details of the jobcentres that have merged, or the proposed dates, when these changes will take place.