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Interim chair of The Pensions Ombudsman announced

Interim chair of The Pensions Ombudsman announced

The Pensions Ombudsman (TPO) has appointed Caroline Rookes as its interim chair.

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New flexi job search thatís not just for mums

New flexi job search thatís not just for mums

Parents are to receive a helping hand to balance work and life from a brand new jobs scheme to be launched tomorrow (2 September 2019) by Amber Rudd.

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Uprating guarantee for UK State Pension recipients living in EU

Uprating guarantee for UK State Pension recipients living in EU

The government will continue to uprate the UK State Pension paid to people living in the EU each year for the next 3 years.

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Update on the future of DWP jobcentres

Update on the future of DWP jobcentres

DWP confirms that some smaller jobcentres will merge with larger ones, and others will be co-located within local government premises.

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DWP announces the appointment of David Holt as Non Executive Director

DWP announces the appointment of David Holt as Non Executive Director

David Holt started his role as Non-Executive Director with the Department for Work and Pensions in May 2019.

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Government urges employers to help transform sick pay

Government urges employers to help transform sick pay

Employers are being urged to shape proposals to transform support for disabled people and those on long-term sick leave.

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£100,000 fund to boost mental health support across Cornwall

£100,000 fund to boost mental health support across Cornwall

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Amber Rudd announces funding for life-changing project.

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Record number of women in work as wages continue to outstrip inflation

Record number of women in work as wages continue to outstrip inflation

UK employment rate at joint record high 76.1%, as number in work reaches 32.8 million, and wages surpass inflation for the 17th consecutive month.

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Record number of women in work as wages continue to outstrip inflation

Record number of women in work as wages continue to outstrip inflation

UK employment rate at joint record high 76.1%, as number in work reaches 32.8 million, and wages surpass inflation for the 17th consecutive month.

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Record number of disabled people benefitting from workplace funding

Record number of disabled people benefitting from workplace funding

A record number of disabled people have been supported by the Access to Work scheme, as new figures reveal 36,240 people received the life-changing grant last year.

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Social Security Advisory Committee: appointment of interim chair

Social Security Advisory Committee: appointment of interim chair

Liz Sayce OBE is being appointed interim chair of the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC).

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University? Traineeship? First Job? Whatís your post exam plan?

University? Traineeship? First Job? Whatís your post exam plan?

Opportunities to gain an extra qualification, go to university, get on-the-job experience or start your career if you've just finished your exams.

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People experiencing homelessness set to benefit from new jobcentre support

People experiencing homelessness set to benefit from new jobcentre support

Dedicated training on homelessness is being delivered to hundreds of jobcentre managers in a crucial move to improve support for vulnerable benefit claimants.

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Increased jobcentre support for women experiencing domestic abuse

Increased jobcentre support for women experiencing domestic abuse

Every jobcentre in the UK will have a trained domestic abuse point of contact by the end of summer, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd will announce today.

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Bereaved families to receive funeral payments quicker

Bereaved families to receive funeral payments quicker

Families grieving the loss of a loved one will find it easier to get help to meet upfront funeral costs.

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Wages overtake inflation for 16th month in a row Ė fastest real terms growth since 2015

Wages overtake inflation for 16th month in a row Ė fastest real terms growth since 2015

Female employment is at a joint record high, wages surpass inflation for the 16th month in a row, record numbers are in work and unemployment continues to fall.

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Lowest paid set to receive sick pay for the first time

Lowest paid set to receive sick pay for the first time

The government has started a consultation to transform support for sick and disabled staff and remove barriers for employers.

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Rudd: Working with global partners we can improve womenís prospects in the workplace

Rudd: Working with global partners we can improve womenís prospects in the workplace

The Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd is in Rome for a working visit to discuss the UKís record female employment and the role of women in politics.

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Terminally ill benefit claimants deserve a fresh and honest evaluation of the way the system supports them

Terminally ill benefit claimants deserve a fresh and honest evaluation of the way the system supports them

Personal experiences motivate me to make life fairer for terminally ill people, Amber Rudd said today (11 July 2019).

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Thousands of pensioners to benefit from PIP assessment overhaul

Thousands of pensioners to benefit from PIP assessment overhaul

Unnecessary reassessments for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) are today (9 July 2019) being scrapped for around 290,000 disabled pensioners.

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Investing in action to combat climate change

Investing in action to combat climate change

The Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion addressed a London Climate Action Week roundtable on 1 July 2019 about the role of pension funds in tackling climate change.

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