DWP disappoints with 'unfortunate' decision to hike general levy by 10%

Hope William-Smith
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The DWP has confirmed the general levy increase will come in on 1 April.
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The DWP has confirmed the general levy increase will come in on 1 April.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) says it will press ahead with a 10% increase to the general levy from 1 April, despite a severe industry backlash to a consultation on the issue.

The DWP first published its consultation on the future of the levy in October last year - laying out four options to boost the funding after it was revealed the levy's cumulative surplus had fallen to...

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