Jobcentre Plus

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 27th April 2009.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May Shadow Minister (Women), Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library a copy of the Jobcentre Plus National Workload Projection updates covering the period up to 2020-21 from each quarter of the last three years.

Photo of Tony McNulty Tony McNulty Minister of State (Employment and Welfare Reform; Minister for London), Department for Work and Pensions

The available information up to October 2008 has been placed in the Library.

Jobseeker's Allowance projections are based on the planning assumption produced by HM Treasury from the average of independent forecasters' forecasts, and published at each Budget and pre-Budget Report. They do not constitute a Government forecast. Beyond the planning horizon, the projections assume that the unemployment rate remains constant, in line with the long-term projections underpinning the Long-Term Public Finance Report.

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