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Jobcentre Plus: Resignations

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 10 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what percentage of Jobcentre Plus staff have left the organisation in each of the last five years; and whether her Department has conducted an analysis of which sectors such staff moved to. (314936)

The administration of Jobcentre Plus is a matter for the chief executive, Darra Singh. I have asked him to provide the hon. Member with the information requested.

Letter from Darra Singh:

The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question asking how many and what percentage of Jobcentre Plus staff have left the organisation in each of the last five years; and whether the Department has conducted an analysis of which sectors they moved to. This is something that falls within the responsibilities delegated to me as Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus.

The following table provides the numbers of staff who have left the organisation in each of the years and displays this as a percentage of the average number of people in the organisation in each of the years. These numbers show people leaving the Department for Work and Pensions from Jobcentre Plus for reasons like retirement, resignation, dismissal and end of contract. It does not include people who join another part of the Department or staff transferring to another Government Department.

We are unable to provide details for the full five year period. Our records go back to April 2006. The latest published data we have is to September 2009. Neither the Department nor Jobcentre Plus analyses where people move to, subsequent to their leaving.

April 2006 to March 2007

April 2007 to March 2008

April 2008 to March 2009

April 2009 to September 2009

Jobcentre Plus leavers

10,607

7,847

5,402

5,137

Percentage of headcount

14

11

7

6

I hope this information is helpful.