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Jobcentre Plus: Computer Software

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reason the personal benefit advice software provided by Jobcentre Plus is compatible with MS Windows platforms only. (174090)

The personal benefit advice software essentially mirrors that of the Department of Work and Pensions’ own networked better off calculator which is available to staff, primarily within Jobcentre Plus.

The better off calculator has been developed for use on the Department’s standard operating platform which, along with the personal benefit advice software, is MS Windows.