Department for Work and Pensions

Latest from the Department for Work and Pensions

  1. DWP's headcount and payroll data for September 2018
  2. Housing Benefit adjudication circulars 2016
  3. Touchbase: DWP news about work, working-age benefits, pensions and services

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What the Department for Work and Pensions does

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK’s biggest public service department it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to around 20 million claimants and customers.

DWP is a ministerial department, supported by 15 agencies and public bodies.

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Contact DWP

Jobcentre Plus

Contact your nearest office
United Kingdom

The Pension Service

Contact your pension centre
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Media enquiries

For journalists
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Official address and policy enquiries

Caxton House
Tothill Street
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Address legal documents to DWP Litigation Division.

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request.
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question.
  3. Make a new request by contacting us using the details below.

Freedom of Information requests

Caxton House
Tothill Street
United Kingdom

High profile groups within DWP

  1. Office for Disability Issues

Corporate information

Jobs and contracts

  1. Procurement at DWP
  2. Working for DWP
  3. Jobs

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