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News

PCS welcomes BPDTS back into the DWP

29 Sep 2020

A tailored review into Benefits and Pensions Digital Technology Services (BPDTS) has been undertaken as part of a regular process where all non-departmental government bodies are reviewed once in the lifetime of each Parliament. Following this review the government has agreed a recommendation that BPDTS should be integrated back into DWP. PCS very much welcomes this decision

Future of the Transition Sites

24 Sep 2020

DWP has announced that it will not close any of the transitional sites before the end of March 2022 at the earliest. As many transition sites had been told that their site was to close in 2021, it is welcome that DWP will not now be closing any transition sites in 2021, However the announcements also makes clear that the sites remain transitional and not part of DWP’s long term estates strateg

Risk assessments for extension of services in jobcentres - checklist for reps

22 Sep 2020

PCS has strongly opposed DWP management’s plans to rush ahead and extend Jobcentre services.  This is even more unsafe with the current rise in Covid-19 cases and the increased risk of the spread of the virus.  DWP should not be contributing to the spread of Covid-19 in our communities by unnecessarily calling claimants into our offices for appointments when support can fully be delivered safely to the public remotely by phone or digitally.

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