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Jobcentres: Public Transport

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 154431, tabled on 14 April 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of locating all job centres on (a) affordable and (b) easily accessible public transport routes.

Answered on

28 April 2022

The DWP considers a number of different factors in areas where we expect a demand for our services. The Department seeks properties in both major cities or more rural locations that meet the business requirements for a Jobcentre. We currently have over 800 Jobcentre offices across all constituencies in Great Britain with over 190 new sites opened as part of Plan for Jobs.

Accessible transport links for both colleagues and customers is included in the planning process.