DWP Updates Linked to COVID-19

DWP Updates….

Recent Press Releases – https://intranet.dwp.gov.uk/page/coronavirus-lines-take

  • Claimants are asked to apply online as job centres limit access

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/claimants-are-asked-to-apply-online-as-jobcentres-limit-access?utm_source=0b62277d-0c8b-401d-a8cd-e22745cdbd9f&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

  • Coronavirus update - benefit reviews and reassessments suspended

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-update-benefit-reviews-and-reassessments-suspended?utm_source=f383f421-fe4d-42e5-82fd-dae352eec8b4&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

Messages to Partners – sign up to Touchbase

Please encourage partners (local, regional and national) to sign up to Touchbase so they can get updates on DWP announcements – there is a link to subscribe at the top of the page - 

http://news.dwp.gov.uk/dwplz/lz.aspx?p1=MQsDU1NjQ5MlM2OTA0OjNCNDJBOEZCRTJDOUJEOTc1ODQ0RTRCRDNDNzk4QUNF-&CC=&p=0

Please also encourage them to use the following webpages for information – they are constantly being updated –

https://www.understandinguniversalcredit.gov.uk/coronavirus/

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-support-for-employees-benefit-claimants-and-businesses?utm_source=37472ed5-c0b4-4625-8801-549259dc908d&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

Key websites for employers

The websites are being updated regularly so would encourage employers to check the pages regularly -      

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19

https://www.businesssupport.gov.uk/coronavirus-business-support/