DWP: Touchbase – Fri 15 Oct

Roundup of recent DWP announcements  Plan for Jobs extension The Chancellor recently announced a £500 million extension of Plan for Jobs support, including extending the Kickstart Scheme for young people and helping unemployed people over the age of 50 back into work. The plans also include measures for supporting those on the lowest wages to progress in their careers…

Govt outlines £500 million Plan for Jobs Expansion

Written by HM Treasury and Department for Work and Pensions Hundreds of thousands of people to be supported as part of the more than £500 million expansion of the government’s Plan for Jobs. Over £500 million to support hundreds of thousands of people into jobs announced today (Monday) Workers leaving the furlough scheme and unemployed people over…

DWP: Touchbase – Thu 30 Sept

Roundup of recent DWP announcements  Household Support Fund A new £500m Household Support Fund to help vulnerable households as we continue our recovery from the pandemic has been launched by the Government. This new scheme is designed to help vulnerable households with the essentials, including food costs and utility bills. In England, the money will…

TalkTalk and DWP launch national scheme to give jobseekers free broadband

TalkTalk press release Connectivity provider TalkTalk is rolling out a new voucher scheme that gives jobseekers across the UK free access to high-quality broadband. The programme, offered in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), aims to tackle digital exclusion and remove barriers to employment across the UK. Jobseekers are offered a no-contract…

Government launches £500m support for vulnerable households over winter

Written by the Department for Work & Pensions Vulnerable households across the country will be able to access a new £500m support fund to help them with essentials over the coming months as the country continues its recovery from the pandemic. £500m support available to help those most in need as we enter the final…

DWP: Touchbase – Fri 24 Sept

Roundup of recent DWP announcements  Health and disability green paper – two weeks to go Don’t miss the chance to shape the future of the benefits system by responding to the Shaping future support: the health and disability green paper consultation. The 12-week consultation closes on 11 October. It is running alongside a series of consultation…

DWP: Touchbase – Fri 17 Sept

Roundup of recent DWP announcements  COVID-19 Autumn and Winter Plan 2021 This week the Government published the COVID-19 Response – Autumn and Winter Plan 2021 setting out plans for autumn and winter 2021/22 in England. The Government will aim to sustain the progress made and prepare the country for future challenges, while ensuring the NHS…

DWP Employment Market Newsletter -September

Please see the file below to view the Department for Work & Pensions’ Employment Newsletter for September. Contents A word from Mark Leigh Prompt Payment Code Restart Scheme update Restart Scheme procurement lessons learned Flexible Support Fund Dynamic Purchasing System 2 Supply Chain mapping Survey action plan Future market strategy Letter to providers on Kickstart…

DWP: Touchbase – Fri 10 Sept

Roundup of recent DWP announcements  Health and disability green paper – one month to go Don’t miss the chance to shape the future of the benefits system by responding to the Shaping future support: the health and disability green paper consultation. The 12-week consultation closes on 11 October. It is running alongside a series of consultation…

DWP: Touchbase – Fri 3 Sept

Roundup of recent DWP announcements  Support for Afghan arrivals in the UK A significant cross-government effort is underway, ‘Operation Warm Welcome’, to ensure Afghans arriving in the UK receive the vital support they need to rebuild their lives, find work, pursue education and integrate into their local communities. As part of the New Plan for…

Career One Stop Launch Event – New York Stadium (8 Sept)

The Career One Stop Launch Event is taking place at the New York Stadium on 8 September from 1pm-4pm for 18-24s seeking employment. This free event is hosted in partnership with the Department for Work & Pensions and Rotherham United Community Sports Trust. Advice for young people attending Think about what you want to get…

DWP: Touchbase – Fri 27 Aug

Roundup of recent DWP announcements Change to the Universal Credit system helps claimants ahead of bank holiday Universal Credit has been improved with a new automatic process to ensure claimants receive more consistent benefit payments, even if their employer pays them early because of a bank holiday. DWP has changed its processes so that the…