Shirebrook JobCentre: An Update

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With many thanks to the WelFair Foundation.

We are pleased to bring you an update on the story of Shirebrook Jobcentre calling Support Group claimants in for Work-focused Interviews.

We wrote to Shirebrook Jobcentre and the local MP for that area, which handily is the brilliant Dennis Skinner, to try to resolve this matter and we can confirm today that Shirebrook Jobcentre have sheepishly back-tracked and blamed the whole thing on a ‘communication error’ between the Jobcentre and the DWP.

Apparently, claimants who were previously in the Work-related Activity Group but later moved into the Support Group by the DWP did not have their records updated by local Jobcentres. This means that local Jobcentre records are out-of-date and this is supposedly the reason Support Group claimants have been getting called in for Work-focused Interviews.

If you are currently in this position and your Jobcentre is refusing to back down then…

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