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star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Scottish Government has requested that her Department administer the new Scottish child payment and; and what estimate she has made of the cost of administering that payment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
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Alison McGovern more like this
unstar this property uin 294146 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
unstar this property answer text <p>The Scottish Child Payment will be administered by Social Security Scotland. The Department will assist the Scottish Government where this is feasible. The cost of administration will fall to the Scottish Government.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T09:07:07.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T09:07:07.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison McGovern more like this
1147937
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Child Maintenance Service more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Child Maintenance Service holds data on the number of active cases managed by that service by Parliamentary constituency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
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Lyn Brown more like this
unstar this property uin 293506 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
unstar this property answer text <p>Figures on number of active cases managed by the Child Maintenance Service broken down by Parliamentary constituency are intended for future publication.</p><p> </p><p>The Department currently publishes figures which show geographical breakdowns to Local Authority level of the main figures from the Child Maintenance Service statistics to June 2019.</p><p> </p><p>These can be found here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-maintenance-service-statistics-data-to-june-2019-experimental" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-maintenance-service-statistics-data-to-june-2019-experimental</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T15:03:05.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:03:05.133Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lyn Brown more like this
1147991
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Thomas Cook: Insolvency more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what dedicated emergency support her Department has put in place to help and advise Thomas Cook members of staff who have lost their jobs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Mike Amesbury more like this
unstar this property uin 293716 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
unstar this property answer text <p>DWP stands ready to support anyone affected by the closure of Thomas Cook, with our Rapid Response Service (RRS) offer. This is a redundancy service designed to give support and advice to employers and their employees when faced with redundancy. It is coordinated nationally by the National Employer and Partnership Team (NEPT) and is managed by Jobcentre Plus.</p><p> </p><p>The RRS has been mobilised to help people find a new job as soon as possible by offering tailored support. Each Jobcentre Plus district deploy resources according to the situation and the requirements of the workforce. The RRS is delivered in partnership with a range of national and local partners, including National Careers Service and local service providers.</p><p> </p><p>NEPT have contacted several large employers and trade bodies to identify a range of opportunities for Thomas Cook members of staff who have lost their jobs and the Department is working closely with over 100 employers to offer support and opportunities. We are delivering over 65 Job Fairs nationally, where ex-employees can meet local employers with vacancies.</p><p> </p><p>The full range of support available from Jobcentre Plus and partners includes:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Information advice and guidance.</li><li>Connecting people to jobs in the labour market.</li><li>Help with job search including CV writing, interview skills, where to find jobs and how to apply for them.</li><li>Help to identify transferable skills and skills gaps (linked to the local labour<br> market).</li><li>Training to update skills, learn new ones and gain industry recognised<br> certification that will improve employability.</li><li>Help to overcome barriers to attending training or securing a job or <br> self-employment such as child care costs, necessary tools, work clothes, travel costs etc.</li><li>On-site presentations to those affected.</li><li>Job Fairs and Job Clubs where appropriate.</li></ul><p> </p><p>Our local teams are monitoring all new claims to benefits to identify where the claimant is an ex-employee of Thomas Cook so that they quickly receive the right level of support.</p><p> </p><p>The information requested on the number of ex-employees who have been offered alternative employment opportunities is not available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 293717 more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T17:05:18.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T17:05:18.343Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
1147992
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Thomas Cook: Insolvency more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employees of Thomas Cook who have lost their jobs following the company's collapse have been offered alternative employment opportunities as of 2 October 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Mike Amesbury more like this
unstar this property uin 293717 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
unstar this property answer text <p>DWP stands ready to support anyone affected by the closure of Thomas Cook, with our Rapid Response Service (RRS) offer. This is a redundancy service designed to give support and advice to employers and their employees when faced with redundancy. It is coordinated nationally by the National Employer and Partnership Team (NEPT) and is managed by Jobcentre Plus.</p><p> </p><p>The RRS has been mobilised to help people find a new job as soon as possible by offering tailored support. Each Jobcentre Plus district deploy resources according to the situation and the requirements of the workforce. The RRS is delivered in partnership with a range of national and local partners, including National Careers Service and local service providers.</p><p> </p><p>NEPT have contacted several large employers and trade bodies to identify a range of opportunities for Thomas Cook members of staff who have lost their jobs and the Department is working closely with over 100 employers to offer support and opportunities. We are delivering over 65 Job Fairs nationally, where ex-employees can meet local employers with vacancies.</p><p> </p><p>The full range of support available from Jobcentre Plus and partners includes:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Information advice and guidance.</li><li>Connecting people to jobs in the labour market.</li><li>Help with job search including CV writing, interview skills, where to find jobs and how to apply for them.</li><li>Help to identify transferable skills and skills gaps (linked to the local labour<br> market).</li><li>Training to update skills, learn new ones and gain industry recognised<br> certification that will improve employability.</li><li>Help to overcome barriers to attending training or securing a job or <br> self-employment such as child care costs, necessary tools, work clothes, travel costs etc.</li><li>On-site presentations to those affected.</li><li>Job Fairs and Job Clubs where appropriate.</li></ul><p> </p><p>Our local teams are monitoring all new claims to benefits to identify where the claimant is an ex-employee of Thomas Cook so that they quickly receive the right level of support.</p><p> </p><p>The information requested on the number of ex-employees who have been offered alternative employment opportunities is not available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 293716 more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T17:05:18.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T17:05:18.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
1147487
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Independent Case Examiner more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will set out the performance targets for the determination of complaints to the Independent Case Examiner’s Office in 2019-20. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westminster North more like this
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Ms Karen Buck more like this
unstar this property uin 292819 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
unstar this property answer text <p>When the Independent Case Examiner’s Office accepts a complaint for examination; they will initially try to resolve it in discussion with the complainant and the relevant business area. If it’s not possible to resolve the complaint, the evidence will be requested and the case will await allocation to an Investigation Case Manager (ICM). Cases are dealt with by dedicated teams and are usually brought into investigation in strict date order. Following an examination of the evidence, it may be possible to settle the complaint, if agreement can be reached on actions that satisfy the complainant. If the complaint can’t be settled, the Independent Case Examiner will issue a report detailing findings and any recommendations for redress.</p><p> </p><p>The Independent Case Examiner’s service standards for 2019-20 for the determination of complaints are as follows:</p><p> </p><ul><li>To resolve complaints within 8 weeks of accepting them for examination</li><li>To settle complaints within 15 weeks of the start of the investigation.</li><li>To complete investigation reports within 20 weeks of the start of the investigation.</li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T17:07:08.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T17:07:08.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Karen Buck more like this
1147488
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Independent Case Examiner more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what Independent Case Examiner’s Office budget is for 2019-20. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westminster North more like this
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Ms Karen Buck more like this
unstar this property uin 292820 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The Independent Case Examiner’s Office’s budget for 2019-20 is £3,525,303.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T17:03:39.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T17:03:39.383Z
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4513
star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Karen Buck more like this
1147582
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star this property date less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Ethnic Groups more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of staff who applied for promotion within her Department from 1 September 2018 to 1 September 2019 and who identified as (a) BAME and (b) White were successful by each grade in her Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
unstar this property uin 292940 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The Departmental recruitment and promotion exercises are delivered through the Government Recruitment Service (GRS) which is part of Cabinet Office, therefore the Department does not hold the information you have requested of those staff that have applied on promotion or those who have been successfully promoted. The Department is committed to increasing its diversity and inclusivity and does receive and analyse recruitment statistics information from GRS but this data does not distinguish between internal and external candidates.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T11:23:38.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T11:23:38.52Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
1147598
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star this property date less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Jainism more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will invite representatives of the Jain community to national events organised by her Department; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
unstar this property uin 292802 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
unstar this property answer text <p>Britain’s Jain community makes a positive contribution to life in this country. This Government values its contribution immensely.</p><p> </p><p>The Jain Community are currently not members of the Department for Work and Pensions’ Operational Stakeholder Engagement Forum. The forum meets quarterly and enables stakeholders and representatives to shape operational delivery, build positive relationships and communicate key messages, such as national departmental events.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is always keen to work with the Jain community on matters that are important to them, and we will continue to do so. The Jain Community would be very welcome to join the departmental forum.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T15:03:40.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:03:40.86Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
1146998
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star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2019 to Question 285165 on Children: Maintenance, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of devolving the calculation of child maintenance liabilities to Scotland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day more like this
unstar this property uin 292298 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
unstar this property answer text <p>Child Maintenance remains a power that is reserved at Westminster and no formal assessment has been made of the potential merits of devolving the calculation of liabilities to Scotland. It is important that the rules used to calculate a child maintenance liability are applied consistently to avoid the complexities for clients that would result from applying different rules to different parts of the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-10-03T13:46:24.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-03T13:46:24.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1147092
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star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Job Centres: Closures more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many job centres have closed in each constituency in each year between 2010 and the most recent year for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford more like this
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Yvette Cooper more like this
unstar this property uin 292104 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
unstar this property answer text <p>Staff and service delivery have, where possible, been relocated to alternative DWP buildings or partner organisation’s buildings in order to maintain delivery of services to customers. Since 1<sup>st</sup> February 2010 through to 3<sup>rd</sup> October 2019, 219 buildings through which Jobcentre Plus services were delivered have been closed. On occasions jobcentres were closed to merge with other, bigger jobcentres or to accommodate co-location needs.</p><p> </p><p>Our DWP estate announcement on 5 July 2017 confirmed that some smaller jobcentres would merge with larger ones, and others would be co-located in local government premises. Merging our staff and services from some smaller or underutilised jobcentres, into larger jobcentres nearby, makes better use of space and reduces costs to the taxpayer while still maintaining the same excellent level of customer service.</p><p> </p><p>This has enabled the Department to offer a more efficient service, while delivering good value for the taxpayer.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to retaining a Jobcentre Plus network and continuing to serve throughout GB to make sure they can continue to access the Jobcentre Plus services they need.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T10:34:19.677Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T10:34:19.677Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yvette Cooper more like this