Full list of Job Centres set to close – is yours affected? | The Sun
PLANS to close almost a dozen Job Centres across the country have been announced by the government.
The Department For Work and Pensions says it is closing the centres as part of its plans to merge nearby offices and modernise its services.
Officials have earmarked nine centres in total with locations across the country.
A tenth site that deals with national insurance numbers will also be closing.
The DWP says many of the new sites will be within a few miles of the old centres.
Locations affected include Sutton Coldfield, Redhill, Leeds Eastgate, Leicester and Wolverhampton.
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A DWP spokesperson said: “We are closing some poorer quality, older offices where there are better premises very close by that our services and staff can easily move to, so jobseekers receive our help in an upgraded, more modern environment.
"It’s expected affected colleagues will move to other nearby offices.”
He added that staff may also be given a new role within the DWP, or another government department.
Julie Marson, parliamentary undersecretary of state for employment, said MPs in the affected areaswill receive a letter outlining the changes.
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The full list of branches affected, and where they will be moving, are listed below:
· Gravesend (The Grove) Job Centre;
The new site is 0.3 miles from the existing Grove office
· Leeds (Eastgate) Job Centre;
The new site is 0.9 miles from the existing Eastgate office
· Leicester (New Walk) Job Centre;
The new site is only 0.1 miles from the existing New Walk office.
· London Dalston;
This is a National Insurance Number (NINO) site. Services relocated across London and customers can apply online
· Oldham (Phoenix House) Job Centre;
Site 0.2 miles away
· Redhill Job Centre;
We’re not in a position to name the new site publicly yet
· Sutton Coldfield Job Centre;
The new site is 3.2 miles from the existing site and 17 minutes by public transport
· Walsall, Bayard House;
New sites are 0.6 miles and 0.2 miles away
· Wembley Job Centre
New site 2.5 miles away
· Wolverhampton Job Centre
The new site is only 0.2 miles from the existing Chapel Court office.
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The Sun has contacted the DWP to find out when each of these centres will be closing.
Around 80 Job Centres were opened across the country during the pandemic tohelp those who lost work due to Covid to get "back on track".
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