Jobcentre Plus Offices To Reopen From Wednesday 1st July

Jobcentres will begin to reopen this week for face-to-face Universal Credit appointments and assessments. Jobcentre appointments were paused for 3 months due to the threat of Coronavirus. Jobcentre staff will start to resume normal service from Wednesday 1st July and Jobcentre appointments will be phased back in. Jobcenteres have been running a significantly reduced service […]

Universal Credit, Coronavirus & Claiming Benefits

For the latest information go to: Update: 18th March 2020 If you’re in work and not claiming benefits If you cannot work due to coronavirus and are eligible for Statutory Sick Pay you will get it from day one, rather than from the fourth day of your illness. DWP intends to legislate so this measure applies retrospectively […]

Jobcentre Response To Coronavirus / COVID 19

The DWP issued the following statement on 13 March 2020 detailing the initial response to Coronavirus / Covid19. A range of extra support and measures will be in place to help workers, benefit claimants and businesses affected by coronavirus. For people already claiming support Special arrangements will be in place for people in receipt of […]

Is Your Jobcentre Plus Closing? Find Out Your Replacement Jobcentre Office

Five Jobcentre Plus offices closed in August 2017, ten closed in September 2017 and another 87 Jobcentre plus offices are schedule to close before the end of April 2018. Is your local Jobcentre affected by the closures? If so, you can find your new Jobcentre Plus office location below. Replacement Jobcentre Plus Offices

Newcastle Jobcentre Plus Hostages Released By Man Armed With Knife

Sfaff held hostage at the Newcastle East Jobcentre Plus have been released by a man armed with a knife. The knifeman entered the Clifford Street Jobcentre at around 8:00 am and held several members of staff hostage. Armed police and negotiators responded to the incident and closed the Jobcentre Plus as a precautionary measure. A […]

Jobcentre Plus Job Loss Risk As Government Plans To Close 1 in 10 JCP Offices

Jobcentre Plus jobs are at risk after news that the government plans to close more than 10% of Jobcentre Plus offices. The cuts are likely to result in the loss of up to 750 jobs. There are currently 714 Jobcentre Plus offices in England, Wales and Scotland operating on behalf of the Department for Work […]