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‘Crime scene’-style body outlines appear at string of Birmingham Jobcentres 

5 Jun 18

The Department for Work and Pensions say that this vandalism is unacceptable…

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Business Questions 19 April 2018 

19 Apr 18

At Business Questions I raised the Government’s treatment of the Windrush Generation.

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Andrew Mitchell MP links up food bank operations with Sutton Coldfield Job Centre Plus and benefit payment officials 

16 Apr 18

Andrew Mitchell MP has chaired a meeting between Sutton Coldfield’s Baptist Church United Reform Church (both of which operate Food Banks) and senior figures at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

WM pension fund in £26m office deal 

10 Apr 18

The West Midlands fund looks after the pensions of council workers from Wolverhampton, Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall, Birmingham, Solihull and Coventry as well as other public sector employees…

Birmingham healthcare company prosecuted over misleading pension watchdog 

8 Mar 18

Crest Healthcare pleaded guilty to Pensions Regulator after falsely claiming it had set up a pension scheme and enrolled 25 staff onto it…

Aston University and University of Warwick staff on strike today – what you need to know 

22 Feb 18

Academics at Aston and Warwick Universities are staging the walk-outs in protest at changes to their pensions…

Almost £500k pocketed by CV fraudsters last year – but numbers fall 

21 Feb 18

The figures were released by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP…

Universities to start weeks of strike action 

20 Feb 18

Staff at Aston and Warwick universities are among thousands across the UK who are staging a walkout in a row of future pensions…

Works starts on new HMRC building in Birmingham 

19 Feb 18

More than 3,600 tax and pensions workers will be relocated to new city centre home in 2020…

Works starts on new HMRC building in Birmingham 

19 Feb 18

More than 3,600 tax and pensions workers will be relocated to new city centre home in 2020…

The changes to benefits and pensions coming month-by-month in 2018 

31 Jan 18

Some people will see a big chunk taken out of their pay for their pensions…

Government urged to make Carillion directors pay back their massive salaries 

23 Jan 18

Tories are angry that Carillion directors received massive payments while staff could face reduced pensions…

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#B31JustRead: Shocked office worker finds ‘deadly Brazilian wandering spider in his Asda bananas’ 

20 Jan 18

We Just Read….

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Birmingham City Council calls for support post Carillion collapse 

18 Jan 18

Leader of the Council Ian Ward and Cabinet Member for Jobs and Skills  Brett O’Reilly have written to Secretary of State for Work and Pensions  Esther McVey MP, calling for her support in coordinating help for people affected in Carillion  …

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“What do you think of the new Cabinet?” 

15 Jan 18

This question was posed last week and I replied cautiously, “Wait and see”.

Blog comment
More people than ever are saving for the future thanks to pension reforms 

20 Dec 17

Pensions Minister Guy Opperman says Automatic Enrolment is helping more people save into a workplace pension…

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Steve McCabe MP has called on the Government to ensure his constituents are able to seek assistance from Jobcentre Plus over Christmas and New Year 

12 Dec 17


Dentons advises McArthurGlen Group on new £160million joint venture in Cannock 

8 Dec 17

Dentons has advised McArthurGlen Group, Europe’s leading owner, developer and manager of designer outlets, on its joint venture with U+I, Rioja Developments Limited, Aviva Investors on behalf of Aviva Life and Pensions, and The Richardson…

Campaign to get free transport for women hit by state pension age changes 

5 Dec 17

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street urged to ensure so-called WASPI women who aren’t getting their pensions are offered free travel on public transport…

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Valerie hosted a Disability Confident event at Walsall Council 

24 Nov 17

I would like to thank all the people that have made this event happen, it is really good to see the collaborative partnership working between the Local Authority and Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).

University staff threaten to STRIKE over pensions row 

17 Nov 17

Lectures, classes and exams at around 50 universities could be affected if the University and College Union (UCU) pushes ahead with walkouts…

Fraudster failed to tell of homes 

6 Nov 17

Terence Gordon began claiming both income support and council tax benefit in 2010 after informing the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Walsall Council that he was caring for his elderly father…

Some Universal Credit claimants wait TEN WEEKS for money but the Government rejects calls to pause policy 

18 Oct 17

Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke admitted claimants face huge delays after Birmingham said it feared tenants would be forced into rent arrears…

Anger as Conservative conference told there will be no delay to shambolic Universal Credit roll-out 

2 Oct 17

Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke refuses to back down even after Tory MPs joined Labour politicians to call for a delay…

Apollo building at Advanced Manufacturing Hub let to Salts Healthcare Ltd 

27 Sep 17

Leading Midlands’s commercial developer, Trebor Developments, in conjunction with funding partner Aviva Investors Pensions Limited, have let the speculative “Apollo” industrial building, on the Advanced Manufacturing Hub, located close to …