To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff who work at the Wallasey Jobcentre Plus in Liscard live within two miles of that office; and how many such staff will be (a) made redundant and (b) transferred as a result of the closure of that office.
9 September 2015
No decision has been made regarding the proposed closure of Wallasey Jobcentre Plus.
We are currently in a period of consultation with key stakeholders ending Friday 18 September. A formal decision will be made after this time. There is currently no information on how many staff live within 2 miles of Wallasey.
As part of our ‘business as usual' approach to achieving value for money from all our DWP estate, we routinely seek opportunities to make better use of the estate. This includes estate we currently have as well as opportunities to co-locate with other key stakeholders where the service to our claimants can be maintained or improved. The proposal to relocate services and staff from Wallasey Jobcentre into Birkenhead is part of that approach.