Work & Pensions Committee
HC 363, Second Report of Session 2105-16 - Report, Together with Formal Minutes Relating to the Report
- House of Commons - Work and Pensions Committee
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
The report 'Welfare-To-Work (HC 363)' concludes that the Work Programme has streamlined the procurement of welfare-to-work and created a stable infrastructure to support it, producing a similar level of job outcomes for mainstream participants as previous programmes.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) deserves credit for implementing a programme which produces results at least as good as before, at a greatly reduced cost per participant. Yet too many long-term unemployed people remain out of work after two years on the programme.
The Committee advises that nearly 70% of participants are completing the Work Programme without finding sustained employment. In particular people with more complex or multiple barriers to employment need more intensive help. There is a duty to help the 70% to do much better.
The focus for the next set of contracts must be to identify claimants who require more personalised and intensive support to address complex barriers to working, and refer them to appropriate help more quickly.
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