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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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Benefit reassessments stopped for those most in need

Benefit reassessments stopped for those most in need

People suffering from the most severe health conditions or disabilities will no longer be routinely reassessed to continue receiving ESA and UC.

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New Gateway will help veterans get support on civvy street

New Gateway will help veterans get support on civvy street

A new 24 hour service will help veterans access the support they need quickly and easily as they transition from military to civilian life.

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Professor Francis Davis appointed to the Office for Disability Issues

Professor Francis Davis appointed to the Office for Disability Issues

In his new role, Professor Francis Davis will work to promote social enterprise and improve employment opportunities for disabled people.

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The Personal Independence Payment (Amendment) Regulations 2017: statement by Paul Gray

The Personal Independence Payment (Amendment) Regulations 2017: statement by Paul Gray

This statement clarifies the role of the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) and its chair in the scrutiny of the proposals.

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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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Four members of the IIAC have been reappointed for a further 3 years

Four members of the IIAC have been reappointed for a further 3 years

The Minister for Disabled People has reappointed 4 members of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council for a further 3 years.

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Joanna Wallace reappointed as Independent Case Examiner

Joanna Wallace reappointed as Independent Case Examiner

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has today announced the reappointment of Joanna Wallace as Independent Case Examiner.

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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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Diana Whitworth

Diana Whitworth

It was with great sadness that the committee has learned that our former colleague, Diana Whitworth, passed away at the weekend.

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Building apprenticeships in transport sector at heart of government infrastructure investment plans

Building apprenticeships in transport sector at heart of government infrastructure investment plans

Government to work with industry to create more than 30,000 apprenticeships in the road and rail sector this Parliament.

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Help to secure a rental home: the MOD Tenancy Deposit Loan Scheme

Help to secure a rental home: the MOD Tenancy Deposit Loan Scheme

The MOD has launched a scheme that allows defence personnel to apply for a loan to meet the cost of a deposit for a rental property.

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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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Two members of IIAC reappointed by the Minister for Disabled People

Two members of IIAC reappointed by the Minister for Disabled People

Mr Richard Exell and Mr Paul Faupel have been reappointed to IIAC for a third 3-year term, from 8 June 2015.

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Two members of IIAC reappointed by the Minister for Disabled People

Two members of IIAC reappointed by the Minister for Disabled People

Mr Richard Exell and Mr Paul Faupel have been reappointed to IIAC for a third 3-year term, from 8 June 2015.

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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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Care and support arrangements for ILF recipients in Northern Ireland

Care and support arrangements for ILF recipients in Northern Ireland

Payments to Independent Living Fund (ILF) recipients in Northern Ireland will be administered through the newly created ILF Scotland.

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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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Invitation to an IIAC public meeting on 2 July 2015

Invitation to an IIAC public meeting on 2 July 2015

An opportunity for members of the public to learn about the work of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) and ask questions.

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Universal Credit waiting days: statement from Paul Gray

Universal Credit waiting days: statement from Paul Gray

Paul Gray provides an update on the committee's consultation on the introduction of Universal Credit waiting days.

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Care and support arrangements for ILF recipients in Wales

Care and support arrangements for ILF recipients in Wales

The Welsh Government will transfer support for Independent Living Fund (ILF) recipients in Wales to local authorities from 1 July 2015.

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Fijian families to attend Afghanistan Commemoration Service

Fijian families to attend Afghanistan Commemoration Service

Family members of Fijian British Army soldiers who lost their lives in Afghanistan to attend Service of Commemoration on 13 March

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Injured soldier speaks about importance of Covenant support

Injured soldier speaks about importance of Covenant support

The soldier met Job Centre Plus staff in Wales to help them understand the importance of the Armed Forces Covenant.

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Boeing flying high after signing the Armed Forces Covenant

Boeing flying high after signing the Armed Forces Covenant

Boeing Defence UK has become one of the largest companies to support the Armed Forces community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

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Minister encourages further support under the Community Covenant

Minister encourages further support under the Community Covenant

Defence Minister Anna Soubry has reminded local authorities of their pledge made by signing up to the Armed Forces Community Covenant.

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Latest Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report

Latest Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report

What is the UK government doing to honour its commitment to support the armed forces community?

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New support package for Gurkha veterans

New support package for Gurkha veterans

Measures to improve financial and social support have been announced by the Government in response to an inquiry into Gurkha welfare.

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Sun Military Awards will reward outstanding efforts this evening

Sun Military Awards will reward outstanding efforts this evening

The Sun Military Awards return for their seventh year tonight to celebrate the exceptional achievements of our armed forces.

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The High Court upholds the government's decision to close the Independent Living Fund

The High Court upholds the government's decision to close the Independent Living Fund

The High Court has announced its decision on the judicial review case between 2 ILF users and the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

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Defence Secretary visits veterans’ project on Armistice Day

Defence Secretary visits veterans’ project on Armistice Day

Michael Fallon has visited a veterans’ accommodation project as part of Armistice Day commemoration events.

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Pensions for life for surviving spouses and civil partners of personnel

Pensions for life for surviving spouses and civil partners of personnel

Widows, widowers and surviving civil partners of all members of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme will now retain their pensions for life.

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Communities remember our Armed Forces

Communities remember our Armed Forces

Local communities, schoolchildren and cadets have had the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of First World War heroes.

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Tesco pledges support for UK Armed Forces

Tesco pledges support for UK Armed Forces

Tesco becomes the first supermarket to sign up to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.

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A fairer deal for service accommodation

A fairer deal for service accommodation

A new charging system for Service accommodation means military families will get a more balanced deal when it comes to their housing.

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Nominations open for Sun Military Awards

Nominations open for Sun Military Awards

The 2014 "Millies" celebrate the amazing work carried out by our servicemen and women at home and abroad.

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Final event of Normandy Veterans’ Association

Final event of Normandy Veterans’ Association

Lord Astor and Mark Francois joined D-Day veterans and their families for a special service at Westminster Abbey

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130 British heroes go for gold at Invictus Games

130 British heroes go for gold at Invictus Games

Biggest British military sports team ever assembled from wounded, injured or sick men and women is announced.

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Celebrating the armed forces covenant

Celebrating the armed forces covenant

The Prime Minister recognised the work of service personnel and employers at his annual armed forces reception last night.

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Tickets on sale for Invictus Games opening ceremony

Tickets on sale for Invictus Games opening ceremony

The Red Arrows, Queen's Colour Squadron and King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery are set to perform at the Invictus Games opening ceremony.

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Cadets aim to raise £1 million for tree project honouring war dead

Cadets aim to raise £1 million for tree project honouring war dead

Dozens of cadets will stand side-by-side in woodland poppy fields to mark the start of a £1 million First World War fundraising challenge.

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Flying the Armed Forces Day flag

Flying the Armed Forces Day flag

Hundreds of locations across the UK have kick-started their Armed Forces Day celebrations by raising the flag.

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Uniform to Work Day

Uniform to Work Day

Reservists will ditch their civilian clothes on Uniform to Work Day next week.

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