Broxburn Jobcentre to be axed

Broxburn Job Centre is to shut, in the latest swathe of closures to be announced as part of the UK government's cash-cutting cull of the service.

Sunday, 29th January 2017, 2:38 pm
Updated Sunday, 29th January 2017, 2:45 pm

The centre at East Main Street is listed in a roster issued on Thursday - when mainstream news reports were still badging Grangemouth Jobcentre as also set for closure.

In fact this is an error that was the result of a government blunder, for which the DWP has apologised.

As reported online in Falkirk Herald yesterday both Grangemouth and Falkirk Jobcentres are being retained.

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Scottish Employability minister Jamie Hepburn MSP has slammed the way closures have been handled as “shambolic”.

The UK government argues that “streamlining” the service through closures will create a resource more in line with modern internet use.