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DWP’s preparations for changes in the world of work

Inquiry

This inquiry looked at how prepared the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and its Jobcentre Plus network is for changes in the world of work brought about by new technology.

It focussed on:

  • The challenges the DWP faces as a result of technological change
  • How prepared the DWP is for these challenges already
  • What further changes might be needed to best support benefit claimants in the future world of work.

Read the call for evidence to find out more about the inquiry.

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Past events

Thursday 11 February 2021
9:30am Public
DWP’s preparations for changes in the world of work - Oral evidence 11 February 2021
9:30am
  • Mims Davies MP (Minister for Employment at Department for Work and Pensions)
  • Jonathan Mills (Director General, Policy Group at Department for Work & Pensions)
  • John Paul Marks (Director General, Work and Health Services at Department for Work and Pensions)
Virtual meeting
Wednesday 13 January 2021
9:30am Public
DWP’s preparations for changes in the world of work - Oral evidence 13 January 2021
9:30am
  • Tebessum Rashid (Deputy Chief Executive at Black Training and Enterprise Group)
10:30am
  • Antony Walker (Deputy Chief Executive Officer at techUK)
  • Tamara Hill (Employment and Skills Policy Advisor at British Retail Consortium)
  • Dr George Zarkadakis (Digital Lead at Willis Towers Watson)
  • Verity Davidge (Director of Central Policy at Make UK)
Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 25 November 2020
9:00am Private
9:30am Public
DWP’s preparations for changes in the world of work - Oral evidence 25 November 2020
9:30am
  • Hector Minto (Senior Technology Evangelist for Accessibility at Microsoft)
  • James Taylor (Executive Director for Strategy, Impact and Social Change at Scope)
  • Kim Chaplain (Associate Director of Work at Centre for Ageing Better)
10:30am
  • Carys Roberts (Executive Director at Institute for Public Policy Research)
  • Julia Waltham (Head of Policy and Influencing at Working Families)
  • Dr Mary-Ann Stephenson (Director at Women’s Budget Group)
Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 11 November 2020
9:00am Private
10:30am Public
DWP’s preparations for changes in the world of work - Oral evidence 11 November 2020
10:30am
  • Professor Nick Pearce
  • Dr Malcolm Torry
  • Anthony Painter
  • Paul Vaughan (Head of Communities and Neighbourhoods at Fife Council)
  • Edward Davies (Director of Policy at Centre for Social Justice)
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

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  • Email: workpencom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 8976 (general enquiries) | 020 7219 1679 (media enquiries)
  • Address: Work and Pensions Committee | House of Commons | London | SW1A 0AA