Department for Work and Pensions


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Department for Work and Pensions

The UK Government department which supports its ministers (for disabled people, employment, pensions, welfare reform) in developing and implementing policies and strategies aimed at:
• People who receive benefits (the “dole”);
• People who need help to get work;
• Disabled people;
• Older people;
• People who get the State Pension.
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The Department for Work and Pensions has announced it is pressing ahead with the "pensions dashboard", a new online service that will allow people to keep track of their pensions.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) identified errors in the payment of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) that could affect 75,000 people who transferred to it from incapacity benefits.
Despite hopes that the new system will allow people to plan more for their retirement by giving them certainty about their support from the state, the Department for Work and Pensions has had "limited success" in improving understanding and there is no evidence that it has encouraged extra savings, according to the NAO.
But now, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said the new estimate means that an additional PS17 billion a year is projected to be saved by 2019-20.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) launched a major advertising campaign in October, which will run into 2016, to promote awareness of the autoenrolment programme to small employers.
Which just goes to show the Department for Work and Pensions really should be renamed Monsters Inc.
HM Treasury on Wednesday reported that the economic secretary to the Treasury, Harriett Baldwin, has revealed that Pension Wise will move to the Department for Work and Pensions.
Nearly 150 helplines used by the Department for Work and Pensions are 0845 numbers that charge callers up to 41p a minute from mobiles.
Jim Singer, 59, who works for the Department for Work and Pensions in Scotland, launched the petition on a government website to criticise the change in upgrading pensions in the private and public sectors from the Retail Price Index (RPI) to the usuallylower Consumer Price Index.
The Centenarian Clerk at the Department for Work and Pensions works with Buckingham Palace to ensure people receive a birthday card from the Queen on their 100th birthday.
But the group, responding to a Department for Work and Pensions consultation, said people would need time to adjust, to enable them to work for longer or save more.
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