Below are some useful links to the Department for Work and Pensions, its Agencies and other related sites.
Department for Work and Pensions
The Department for Work and Pensions is responsible for delivering support and advice to people of working age, employers, pensioners, families and children and disabled people.
Jobcentre Plus is an executive agency of the Department for Work and Pensions. It aims to help people into work, to help employers fill their vacancies and to deliver benefits to people of working age.
Independent Review Service
The Independent Review Service for the Social Fund carries out reviews of decisions on applications to the discretionary social fund.
Child Support Agency
The Child Support Agency is an executive agency of the Department for Work and Pensions. Its role is to assess child support maintenance and ensure it is paid on time.
Independent Case Examiner
The Independent Case Examiner investigates complaints about the Child Support Agency.
Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
The Parliamentary Ombudsman deals with complaints from members of the public that they have suffered injustice because of maladministration by government departments or certain other public bodies.
The Appeals Service is responsible for the administration of appeal tribunals. It is independent of the Department of Work and Pensions.
Social Security and Child Support Commissioners
The Social Security and Child Support Commissioners are judges who decide appeals on? points of law from Appeals Service tribunals in social security, tax credits, child support, housing benefit and council tax benefit cases.
Childcare link provides information about the different types of childcare and early education in your local area. It also contains details of local Children's Information Services, who can provide additional help and advice.
Health and Safety Executive
The Health and Safety Executive are responsible for the regulation of risks to health and safety arising from work activity in Britain.
Social Security Advisory Committee
The Social Security Advisory Committee is the main UK advisory committee on social security matters.
Benefits Fraud Inspectorate
The Benefits Fraud Inspectorate inspects social security benefit administration and counter-fraud activity within the Department's benefit-paying services and local authorities.
European Social Fund
The European Social Fund (ESF) site outlines developments of ESF programmes since 2000.
Disability Employment Advisory Committee
The Disability Employment Advisory Committee is an advisory committee that works with the Department for Work and Pensions to look at how disabled people can be supported to find and keep work.
Disability Living Allowance Advisory Board
The Disability Living Allowance Advisory Board is an independent body set up to advise on matter relating to Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance.
Equality and Human Rights Commission
The Equality and Human Rights Commission champions equality and human rights for all, working to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights and to build good relations, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to participate in society.
National Employment Panel
The National Employment Panel is an employer-led body providing advice to Ministers on the design, delivery and performance of the UK Government's labour market policies and programmes.
The Pension Service is an executive agency of the Department for Work and Pensions. It delivers benefits and services to people of pension age.
The Pensions Regulator is there to protect the interests of members of occupational and personal pension schemes.
Pensions Advisory Service
The Pensions Advisory Service can give information about any aspect of occupational, personal and stakeholder pensions.
Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission
The Commission is a new Non-Departmental Public Body established to take responsibility for the child maintenance system in Great Britain.