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Inquiry status: Inquiry concluded, Report and Government Response published.
In May 2010, the Government announced its intention to replace all existing welfare-to-work programmes with a single scheme, known as the Work Programme, by the summer of 2011.
This inquiry examines the new programme’s payment-by-results model for contractors and the extent to which this might encourage contractors to focus their attention on jobseekers who are most likely to gain employment. The inquiry also examines the impact that the new payment model might have on welfare-to-work contractors, and in particular, voluntary sector organisations.
Work and Pensions Committee questions Chris Grayling MP
Publication of report
Work and Pensions Committee hear from Chris Grayling MP
Work and Pensions Committee highlighted potential gaps in services for unemployed people
Potential gap in welfare-to-work provision risks disrupting services for unemployed people
Committee to question experts for its inquiry into the Work Programme
This is the first oral evidence session for the inquiry.