Alan Campbell MP for Tynemouth has responded to the Government’s announcement of the closure of Whitley Bay Jobcentre. The MP said;
“It’s reckless at best and perverse at worst for the Government to close so many Jobcentres.
Claimants from places like Whitley Bay will be forced to travel further to sign on and in many cases will incur increased travel costs that DWP will not reimburse. Living on benefits, these are costs they cannot and should not have to afford and risks harsh sanctions if people are unable to keep appointments..
This Tory Government’s decision to close Jobcentres across the country shows they are not serious about helping people to find decent, secure and well-paid work”.