'Thousands of jobs at risk' in jobcentre closures plan

More than one in 10 centres in England, Scotland and Wales will shut

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The Government is planning to close a number of jobcentres under reforms to deal with "under-used" buildings.

Union officials said more than one in 10 jobcentres in England, Wales and Scotland will shut, putting thousands of staff jobs at risk.

The Department for Work and Pensions said it expected affected employees to move to other sites, adding that any redundancies would be "very small".