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Call for jobcentres to be split up under new recommendations

Jobcentres should be split up, with their employment arms forced to compete against private sector and voluntary providers and the remaining services rebranded as Citizen Support, a think-tank has recommended.

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DWP: There is more to do over employment

The Government's long-term economic plan to help businesses create jobs and get people working again is the right one, a Department for Work and Pensions spokeswoman said, after a think-tank recommended that jobcentres be split up.

With one of the highest employment rates ever and more people in work than ever before, it's clear that the Government's long-term economic plan to help businesses create jobs and get people working again is the right one.

However, we know there is always more to do, which is why our Jobcentre staff work hard every day to help people off benefits and into work.

– Spokeswoman, Department for Work and Pensions

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