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Department for Work and Pensions
The Department for work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK’s biggest public service department it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to over 22 million claimants and customers. Some of their responsibilities include understanding and dealing with the causes of poverty rather than its symptoms, encouraging people to work and making work pay and providing value for money and reducing levels of fraud and error.
12 Feb 2021
The new pensions act introduces specific criminal offences designed to prevent employers raiding pension pots and running pensions into the ground.
3 Feb 2021
The government has launched a new Job Finding Support Service amid growing pressure from business and unions to further extend...
30 Nov 2020
The government has failed to implement important EU health and safety protections for workers into UK law, a judicial review...
25 Nov 2020
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has pledged billions of funding in today’s Spending Review to help the hundreds of thousands of people...
23 Nov 2020
The High Court has ruled that the trustees of defined benefit pension schemes will have to revisit any pension transfers made over the past 30 years.
16 Nov 2020
The government's Redundancy Payments Service is being underused by businesses on the brink of collapse, says a prominent accountancy firm.
9 Nov 2020
Furlough's extension will not affect government plans to get young people back into jobs, employment minister Mims Davies tells Personnel Today.
29 Oct 2020
Workplace pension schemes will be required to ‘nudge’ members towards getting advice when they seek to access their funds.
5 Oct 2020
Work coaches are to be recruited by the Department for Work and Pensions in their thousands to ‘ramp up support’ for unemployed people.
11 Sep 2020
By March 2021 the government hopes to have a total of 27,000 work coaches, against a backdrop of rising unemployment.
11 Sep 2020
The Department for Work and Pensions has failed to enforce social distancing at an office in Leeds, a health and...
4 Sep 2020
Hairdresser's job advert that used the word 'happy' was wrongly taken down by government job site.
20 Aug 2020
Minister for employment Mims Davies explains how Kickstart will create opportunities for under-25s.
8 Jul 2020
Government announces CJRS "bonus", kick-start scheme for 16 to 24-year-olds and other initiatives to boost jobs...