King’s Lynn Jobcentre is set to move under plans outlined by the Government.
The service at Lovell House, in St Nicholas Street, could be relocated to the West Norfolk Council offices in nearby Chapel Street, by March next year.
It follows an announcement in a Parliamentary statement last Thursday that the Government is to streamline the service.
Jason Stein from the Department of Work and Pensions explained people would be able to access services all in one centre.
“Seventy-eight job centres and benefit centres nationwide are covered by old building contracts which are now coming up for renewal.
“The situation is with King’s Lynn job centre is that it will be going to the local authority in Chapel Street.
“Claimants will be able access all the services in one place.
“There will be no job losses and we do not envisage any disruption for our claimants”
A spokesman for West Norfolk Council confirmed the authority is in talks with the DWP, but has yet to confirm any details of the proposed move.
Meanwhile, Sir Henry Bellingham, MP for North West Norfolk said the move would make sense.
“Given that when the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) was launched a few years back it was located in King’s Court, it does make sense for the borough council to host a number of different key departments,” Sir Henry added.
“After all, the borough council has a truly outstanding reputation for service delivery, and furthermore, they work very closely with other agencies like Jobcentre Plus.
“This is why I do believe that it makes sense for the job centre to be moved to King’s Court, so that they can work even more closely together.”