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Work Coaches

2,500 New DWP Work Coaches

jobcentre plus work coachesThe UK Employment Minister Damian Hinds has said he will always make sure that people have the support they need to get into and progress within work, that's why we are recruiting 2,500 new work coaches to help those who need it most.

The role of DWP Universal Credit work coaches

In the DWP 2018 Welfare trends report, Chapter 3 it looked at the design of universal credit, including the role to be played by Universal Credit work coaches setting conditions and applying sanctions to encourage claimants to seek and progress in work. This box outlined the role, responsibilities and renumeration of work coaches, as set out in DWP's candidate information pack for applicants for the role.

When will Jobcentres Reopen

When will Jobcentres Reopen after coronavirus lockdown?

The DWP has confirmed that some smaller jobcentres will merge with larger Jobcentre plus offices, also some will be co-located within local government premises.

The Department for Work and Pensions(DWP)

Jobcentre Plus Offices to Close

The DWP is to close 16 jobcentre plus offices around the UK, the list below shows which jobcentres will be affected by the closures


Brexit and Benefits

A Brexit deal has been agreed in principle with the EU.

Both the UK and the EU need to approve and sign the withdrawal agreement. They will then start to negotiate new arrangements. There would be a transition period to prepare for new rules.

The UK could still leave with no deal if the withdrawal agreement is not approved by 31 January 2020, or at the end of a transition period.

Find out what you, your family, or your business should do to be prepared if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.

Find out how you can prepare for a no deal Brexit

Six jobcentres in Glasgow to be closed

jobcentres in Glasgow to be closed

The government in the UK has confirmed it is to close 10 jobcentre plus offices across Scotland, including six in Glasgow.

jobcentres in Glasgow to be closed

BT To Cut 13,000 Jobs

BT is to cut 13,000 jobs across the UK over the next 3 years

BT has today confirmed it will cut up 13,000 jobs over the next three-years with its modernisation plan for its 150 call centres in the UK

thousands to lose disability living alowance

Thousands set to lose disability benefits

Half a million people are set to lose disability benefits as the Government pushes ahead with plans to rid the system of abuse and fraud, Iain Duncan Smith says.

Mothercare to close 50 stores

Hundreds of job losses as Mothercare plan to close 50 stores around the UK.

Mothercare plan to close 50 storesBritish high street chain store Mothercare is to close 50 of its stores across the UK in a radical new restructuring plan to try and save the mother and baby products retailer.

SkillsForce Scotland

SkillsForce Scotland bringing together skills-related support for your business.

our skills forceSkillForce Scotland has gathered a wealth of knowledge on the services, incentives and specialist help available to employers across Scotland from our expert advisers and partners, including local authorities, colleges and business support organisations.

Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme

Can You Apply For The EU Settlement Scheme

 The EU Settlement Scheme is for EU citizens and their families to remain in the UK after it leaves the EU

5,700 jobs at risk poundworld threatens closure of UK stores

poundworld threatens closure of UK stores

A large number of jobs are in danger as the high street chain store Poundworld have declared the chain is available to be purchased as they stop a safeguard intend to help the chain.

Brexit benefits and Universal Credit

Impact Of Brexit On Benefits and Universal Credit

brexit universal creditWell we already know Brexit will have an effect on a wide range of aspects of our life including travel, the cost of goods and the availability of many items – however it is worth noting that the true impact of leaving the EU without an agreement will not be known until after the departure date of 29 March 2019

Rise of robots to end the careers of UK call centre staff

Rise of robots heralds end of theroad for UK call centre staff

Some days the robot future feels nearer than others. At the yearly Google designer celebration in California a week ago, the tech goliath wowed the gathering of people with the dialect aptitudes of its virtual aide programming, now so familiar it can make calls without the beneficiary understanding the voice does not have a place with a human.

Coronavirus action plan

Coronavirus action plan

a guide to what you can expect across the UK

1. Introduction

The current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which began in December 2019, presents a significant challenge for the entire world.

The UK government and the devolved administrations, including the health and social care systems, have planned extensively over the years for an event like this, and the UK is therefore well prepared to respond in a way that offers substantial protection to the public.

Nissan to cut jobs in Sunderland

Nissan to cut hundreds of jobs in Sunderland

Hundreds of workers at Nissan's Sunderland plant will lose their jobs.There are fears that employees among the 7,000 strong workforce, will be laid off following a decline in demand for diesel cars. Around a quarter of the cars made at the site, run on diesel. Nissan has said they will speak to staff about leaving the company on a voluntary basis.

Universal Credit Serious problems facing people applying for benefits this Christmas

Universal Credit and The Serious problems facing people applying for benefits this Christmas

claim universal creditpeople applying for Universal Credit benefit face serious problems over the 2021 festive season with a five-week wait until the first payment comes through. that means that those applying for universal credit after this week face running into debt ahead of Christmas. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) urged people to "apply without delay".

Not to mention the possible logistics problems leading up to Christmas, which by all accounts is looking like a very dire situation ahead for people on benefits

Jobs & Benefits UK

At your local Jobcentre, they can deal with all your claims for Jobseeker's Allowance, Universal Credit, Incapacity Benefit, Employment and Support Allowance, and Income Support. You can also apply for jobs in Inverness using the new Find A Job service or you may need to contact a local adult education provider to find out about the free training courses that may be available in the United Kingdom. Find your nearest Jobcentre below, opening hours address phone numbers directions & Jobs.