Forthcoming evidence session into the role of Jobcentre Plus

26 June 2013

The Work and Pensions Select Committee has today announced the first of six planned oral evidence sessions for its inquiry into the role of Jobcentre Plus (JCP) in the reformed welfare system.

Time/date: Wednesday 26 June at 9.45 am
Location: Committee Room 15, House of Commons


  • Nilufer Rahim, Senior Researcher, NatCen Social Research
  • Matthew Oakley, Head of Economics and Social Policy, Policy Exchange
  • Adam Sharples CB, Non-Executive Chairman, Ixion Holdings Ltd (and formerly Director General for Employment Group, DWP)
  • Tony Wilson, Policy Director, Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion


The inquiry will consider the effectiveness of JCP as a public employment service, including its role as the gateway to contracted-out provision such as Flexible Support Fund contracts, the Work Programme and Work Choice. It will also consider the potential impacts on JCP of welfare reforms, including the roll out of Universal Credit and the introduction of a household Benefit Cap.

The Committee issued terms of reference for this inquiry on 19 April 2013.
Details of the sessions are as follows

All meetings will be in a House of Commons Committee room and will be held in public.

Future meetings

Further evidence sessions are scheduled on the following dates. Details will be confirmed in due course:

  • Wednesday 17 July at 9.30am
  • Wednesday 11 September at 9.30am
  • Wednesday 16 October at 9.30am
  • Wednesday 30 October at 9.30am
  • Wednesday 20 November at 9.30am

Further information

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