Press release: Ministers take action to bolster PIP services

As part of its ongoing commitment to strengthen its services for disabled people, the government has accepted the recommendations of the second independent review of Personal Independence Payment (PIP). The review, commissioned by the government and led by Paul Gray, was published in March 2017. Action will be taken on the recommendations including simplifying communications

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Press release: UK Government Minister Lord Bourne visits Glyndŵr University’s world-leading science and innovation centre

Minister for the UK Government, Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth will visit a North Wales university breaking new grounds in science and innovation today (15 December). The Minister will tour Glyndŵr University’s world-leading OpTIC science and innovation centre and meet the university’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Maria Hinfelaar. The OpTIC Technology Centre has been owned and run

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Press release: Unemployment remains at four-decade low

The figures, released by the Office for National Statistics, also show that employment remains at a near record high, with 32.08 million people in work. There are also a record number of vacancies (798,000) in the economy at any one time. Separate figures also released today show there are 660,000 people now receiving Universal Credit

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Speech: 75th Anniversary of the Beveridge Report

Seventy-five years ago, in the depths of war, William Beveridge produced the report that became the foundation of the modern welfare state. Seventy five years on, it is still at the centre of discussions on welfare. It is that rare thing – a government command paper which seized the imagination of the nation, and became

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Press release: £1.7m back pay identified for a record 16,000 workers as 260 employers are named and shamed for underpaying minimum wage rates

government has identified £1.7 million in back pay for 16,000 workers – more workers than in any previous naming round 260 employers named and fined a total of £1.3 million for underpaying the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) today (8 December 2017) named

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