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Department for Work and Pensions: Location

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 149414, tabled on 29 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the oral contribution of 17 March 2022 of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Official Report, column 1032, and the statement that 12,000 people will be moving from one site to another that is in close proximity, what assessment her Department has made of the accessibility by public transport of new locations for affected staff.

Answered on

5 April 2022

When considering planning moves from one location to another, the Department use postcode mapping and calculate average travel times by car and public transport.

There may be colleagues that are not be able to travel to the new location, but that work will be picked up as part of the one-to-one process.

Should the one-to-one process identify any colleagues unable to move with their role to another location where this is identified, redeployment to an alternative role and location within DWP or other Government Departments will be the priority.