Work and Pensions Committee

The Future of Jobcentre Plus inquiry

Inquiry status: open

The Deadline for written submissions was Friday, 22 April 2016.

Scope of the inquiry

The Committee invites written submissions addressing one or more of the following areas:

  • The likely effects of the planned changes on claimants, including on the quality of services offered to them and the implications in relation to digital inclusion
  • The potential implications for JCP, including in relation to:
  • JCP’s capability to provide new, tailored services for particular groups of people, including people with mental health problems
  • Opportunities afforded by coordination with other local services, including the NHS and schools
  • The extent to which reforms will require cultural change within JCP, and the DWP’s capability successfully to foster this change
  • The opportunities and challenges for JCP presented by greater devolution of employment services to regional and national governments
Terms of reference: The Future of Jobcentre Plus

Latest evidence

  • 04 May 2016 - Work and Pensions Committee - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF303 KB) HC 57 | Published 26 May 2016

    Evidence given by Matthew Oakley, Senior Researcher, Social Market Foundation, Tony Wilson, Director of Policy and Research, Learning and Work Institute, and Patrick Hughes, former Director, London and East of England Jobcentre Plus; Claire Horton, Project Manager, Newcastle City Council, Nicoya Palastanga, Partnership Manager (Universal Credit), West Lindsey District Council, Kirsty McHugh, Chief Executive, Employment Related Services Association, and Chris Williams, President, British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (at 10.15am).

    Watch this evidence session

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