Monday, 25 February 2013

Why is the Work Programme failing?

via The Work Foundation News by Daniel Wainwright

The Work Programme is failing everyone. But it’s the most vulnerable that are being hit the hardest.

The report from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) found that none of the providers contracted to deliver the government’s Work Programme have hit their target. In fact, fewer people moved into sustained work as a result of the programme than would have done if there had been no intervention at all.

It’s clear that the programme faces huge problems. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has blamed the providers, and some may stand to lose their contracts for poor performance.

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Hazel’s comment:
There has, not surprisingly, been a lot of comment on the latest pronouncement from the Public Accounts Committee. This, I thought, was one of the least contentious whilst still providing the range of information.

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