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, whether affected staff will be offered an equivalent role they can reasonably be expected to accept.
5 April 2022
This is not about reducing headcount. The Department’s priority will be retain and retrain colleagues and redeploy them either within DWP, or within other Government Departments in the area. Colleagues will be invited to individual one-to-one discussions with their local leaders, where their circumstances can be considered and any concerns addressed.