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Department for Work and Pensions: Location

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 149409, tabled on 29 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Written Statement of 18 March 2022, HCWS700 and the statement relating to no plans to reduce headcount, what her Department's policy is on redundancy for staff who may be unable to relocate.

Answered on

5 April 2022

As a responsible employer, we will make provision for redundancies if it is necessary. However, this will be a very last resort after all efforts to retain, retrain and redeploy colleagues, either within DWP or other Government Departments in the area, have been exhausted. We are making every effort to fully support our staff through this process, and communicating the change with our staff is our priority.