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Susan Park appointed as Director General, Universal Credit operations

Susan Park appointed as Director General, Universal Credit operations

Susan Park has been appointed Director General Universal Credit Operations, accountable for its operation in jobcentres and service centres.

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Third Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme levy announced

Third Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme levy announced

Penny Mordaunt, Minister for Disabled People, announced on 18 January 2017 the amount of the third Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme levy.

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Advice for pensioners in Yemen

Advice for pensioners in Yemen

Advice for people claiming a UK State Pension in Yemen.

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Managing sickness absence: funding available for innovative solutions

Managing sickness absence: funding available for innovative solutions

Businesses and organisations can apply for a share of £500,000 to develop solutions that will help SMEs manage short-term sickness absence.

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Announcement of Health and Safety Executive appointments

Announcement of Health and Safety Executive appointments

Six non-executive directors have been appointed to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Board.

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Universal Credit expands to all claimants in 5 more areas

Universal Credit expands to all claimants in 5 more areas

Universal Credit becomes available to all types of claimant in Harrogate, Richmond (North Yorkshire), Inverness, Hammersmith and Ryedale.

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Universal Credit expands to all claimants in 5 areas today

Universal Credit expands to all claimants in 5 areas today

Bath, Newcastle, Bridgwater, Rugby and Lowestoft all expand Universal Credit.

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All Scottish jobcentres now offer Universal Credit

All Scottish jobcentres now offer Universal Credit

Last 5 offices in Scotland switch over to offer the new service.

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Every jobcentre in Yorkshire now offers Universal Credit

Every jobcentre in Yorkshire now offers Universal Credit

Last 4 offices in Yorkshire switch over to new service.

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DWP announces extra support for armed forces spouses and civil partners to help protect their State Pension

DWP announces extra support for armed forces spouses and civil partners to help protect their State Pension

A new armed forces National Insurance credit is available for spouses and civil partners who joined their partners on overseas postings.

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Workless households fall by more than three quarters of a million since 2010

Workless households fall by more than three quarters of a million since 2010

The number of households where no one works has fallen by more than 750,000 since 2010 and is now at its lowest level in more than 10 years.

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Andrew Rhodes appointed Director General, DWP Operations

Andrew Rhodes appointed Director General, DWP Operations

Andrew Rhodes has been appointed Director General of DWP Operations.

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All Welsh jobcentres switch over to Universal Credit

All Welsh jobcentres switch over to Universal Credit

Wales becomes the first nation in the UK to complete the rollout of Universal Credit.

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Every jobcentre in London and home counties switched to Universal Credit

Every jobcentre in London and home counties switched to Universal Credit

Over 95% of jobcentres now offer Universal Credit.

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Universal Credit in all jobcentres in the Humber and north east Yorkshire

Universal Credit in all jobcentres in the Humber and north east Yorkshire

New milestone reached as over 660 jobcentres now offer Universal Credit.

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90% of jobcentres now offer Universal Credit

90% of jobcentres now offer Universal Credit

Today, 16 more jobcentres will start offering the new benefit.

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Universal Credit reaches 20 more jobcentres this week

Universal Credit reaches 20 more jobcentres this week

Universal Credit is now available in 623 jobcentres, helping over a quarter of a million people to find work faster and earn more.

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Universal Credit reaches 20 more jobcentres this week

Universal Credit reaches 20 more jobcentres this week

Universal Credit is now available in 623 jobcentres, helping over a quarter of a million people to find work faster and earn more.

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Universal Credit available across Essex in latest rollout

Universal Credit available across Essex in latest rollout

Fifteen more jobcentres now offer Universal Credit, with nearly 600 offices live nationwide.

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You can now claim Universal Credit at 80% of all jobcentres

You can now claim Universal Credit at 80% of all jobcentres

New milestone reached with 568 jobcentres offering the new benefit.

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Website enhancements make it easier for separating couples to find support

Website enhancements make it easier for separating couples to find support

We have improved the Sorting out Separation and Child Maintenance Options websites – see how they could help you or someone you know.

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Universal Credit now in three quarters of all jobcentres

Universal Credit now in three quarters of all jobcentres

New milestone reached with over a quarter of a million claims made to Universal Credit.

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Universal Credit now in almost 550 jobcentres

Universal Credit now in almost 550 jobcentres

Today, 18 more jobcentre offices start offering Universal Credit.

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Universal Credit now available in 70% of all jobcentres

Universal Credit now available in 70% of all jobcentres

More jobcentres across Britain now offer Universal Credit as 12 more offices take new claims from today.

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Universal Credit now available in over 500 jobcentres

Universal Credit now available in over 500 jobcentres

More jobcentres across Britain now offer Universal Credit as 17 more sites start taking new claims from today.

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Universal Credit now available in nearly 70% of all jobcentres

Universal Credit now available in nearly 70% of all jobcentres

Universal Credit reaches 492 jobcentres as 22 more start taking new claims from today (Monday 9 November 2015).

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Universal Credit now available in 470 jobcentres

Universal Credit now available in 470 jobcentres

Universal Credit is available in 16 more from jobcentres from today (Monday 2 November).

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Universal Credit now available in over 60% of jobcentres in Great Britain

Universal Credit now available in over 60% of jobcentres in Great Britain

Over 450 jobcentres now offer Universal Credit as 25 more start taking new claims from today (26 October 2015).

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Universal Credit in 15 more jobcentres in Sussex, Scotland, Kent and the East Midlands

Universal Credit in 15 more jobcentres in Sussex, Scotland, Kent and the East Midlands

Today (12 October 2015) 15 more jobcentres start offering Universal Credit – the new benefit that means you are better off in work.

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Universal Credit in 13 more jobcentres in Scotland, the Midlands and London

Universal Credit in 13 more jobcentres in Scotland, the Midlands and London

Today 13 more jobcentres start offering Universal Credit – the new benefit that means you are better off in work.

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Universal Credit in 15 more jobcentres in Norfolk, Suffolk, Berkshire and Yorkshire

Universal Credit in 15 more jobcentres in Norfolk, Suffolk, Berkshire and Yorkshire

Today 15 more jobcentres start offering Universal Credit – the new benefit means that you are better off in work.

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National rollout of Universal Credit continues today

National rollout of Universal Credit continues today

Today, 25 more jobcentres start offering Universal Credit from Durham to Reading.

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8 things you need to know about pensions

8 things you need to know about pensions

Planning for retirement can sometimes be scary. This is why we’re changing the State Pension to make it much clearer in the future.

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Universal Credit in 14 more Jobcentres in London, Cornwall and Wales

Universal Credit in 14 more Jobcentres in London, Cornwall and Wales

Today 14 more Jobcentres start offering Universal Credit – the new benefit that makes work always pay.

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Universal Credit in 17 more Jobcentres in Wales, Yorkshire, Wessex and Gloucester

Universal Credit in 17 more Jobcentres in Wales, Yorkshire, Wessex and Gloucester

Today, 17 more Jobcentres start offering Universal Credit – the new benefit that makes work always pay.

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Universal Credit in 10 more Jobcentres across England, Scotland and Wales

Universal Credit in 10 more Jobcentres across England, Scotland and Wales

Today, 10 more Jobcentres start offering Universal Credit in Scotland, Wales, Nottinghamshire, Suffolk, Hertfordshire and the Black Country.

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Universal Credit now available at 6 more Jobcentres in Cornwall and Newcastle

Universal Credit now available at 6 more Jobcentres in Cornwall and Newcastle

Today Universal Credit is available to more people in 6 more Jobcentres across the country and will make sure work always pays.

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Universal Credit now available at 50% of all Scottish Jobcentres from today

Universal Credit now available at 50% of all Scottish Jobcentres from today

All Glasgow Jobcentres now offer Universal Credit, with the new benefit that makes work always pay, available to all new single claimants.

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Universal Credit now available at 15 more Jobcentres

Universal Credit now available at 15 more Jobcentres

Universal Credit is now available to more people at 15 more Jobcentres across the country and will make sure work always pays.

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Universal Credit now available in more Scottish towns

Universal Credit now available in more Scottish towns

Universal Credit arrives in Banff, Fraserburgh, Peterhead, Falkirk, Grangemouth, Stirling and Alloa. Learn about how it can benefit you.

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Avoid regional accent discrimination when recruiting

Avoid regional accent discrimination when recruiting

Employment Minister Esther McVey urges people not to hide their accents when looking for work.

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5 things you need to know about employment statistics

5 things you need to know about employment statistics

Statistics out today show there are more people in work than ever before. Here are answers to some of the key questions.

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What is auto enrolment?

What is auto enrolment?

If you are over 22 and in work then you may be entitled to extra money from your employer.

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Disabled people in apprenticeships triples in 10 years

Disabled people in apprenticeships triples in 10 years

The number of disabled people in apprenticeships has more than tripled in the last 10 years.

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Historic reforms to create new State Pension

Historic reforms to create new State Pension

Major reforms to simplify the State Pension and provide greater clarity about what people will receive in retirement are a step closer.

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