Jobcentre Plus: Closures

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:21 am on 6th July 2017.

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Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 11:21 am, 6th July 2017

The reality is that services will improve. I strongly believe that universal credit, in particular, will result in an improved welfare system, and we are increasing the number of work coaches. Every region and nation in the United Kingdom will see an increase in the number of frontline staff providing services, and Scotland is no exception. I have visited jobcentres to see the sort of work that is now happening, and I am encouraged by the improved services and the collaborative and effective way in which jobcentre staff are working with claimants to help them get jobs and improve their circumstances.