Jobcentre MaryhillConcern that proposals are just 'tip of the iceberg'

SNP MSP Bob Doris has condemned the UK government for "unacceptable and dangerous" cuts to job centres in Glasgow – following the news last month that the DWP was planning to close 50% of the city's job centre estate.

The DWP has been guilty of taking a callous and ideological approach to welfare since the Tories took office in 2010, and shows no signs of letting up – with the proposed closures of 8 of Glasgow's 16 job centres part of a nationwide cut of 20% of the job centre estate and simply the tip of the iceberg.

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Jobcentre Maryhill Tory SantaDWP hints that closures could be tip of the iceberg

Maryhill and Springburn MSP Bob Doris has called for an urgent halt to the DWP’s ideologically-driven closure of Job Centres across Glasgow.

The Tory plans to scrap half of existing services – relied upon by a huge number of people for vital welfare support – have come up against overwhelming opposition from local representatives.

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Jobcentre MaryhillCall for halt to closures which will harm vulnerable people

SNP MSP Bob Doris has called for the DWP to halt its planned closures of 8 job centres in Glasgow – arguing that going through with the cuts would be deeply harmful to already hard pressed families in his constituency.

Mr Doris raised the concerns at Portfolio Questions at Holyrood this afternoon, noting that such changes would mean claimants travelling further to attend a job centre and slamming the DWP’s suggestion that this would act as an “incentive” into work.

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Bob Doris is today leading a debate on the Year of the Dad 2016 and celebrating the importance of fathers in their child’s social and emotional development.

The SNP MSP for Maryhill and Springburn will highlight the important advice and support that Home-Start Glasgow North provide to dads in his constituency, as well as the work of the wider Home-Start network across Scotland in areas such as south Glasgow, Dundee, Fife and Argyll and Bute.

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