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Welfare-to-Work and Skills Providers – Myths and issues

If skills providers were demand-led, surely they would meet all the demand from welfare-to-work programme providers for skills provision? Skills providers have the freedom and flexibility to deploy their adult skills budget as they see fit to meet government priorities and respond to local need. They have to take into consideration many competing demands, demand … Continue reading

UK / Work Programme failing, say MPs

A scheme to help the unemployed find work appears to be failing the most disadvantaged jobseekers, according to MPs on the Work and Pensions Committee. Their report said support for the mainstream jobless in the government’s Work Programme, launched in June 2011, was getting better after a poor start. But it said there was growing … Continue reading

UK – Welfare to work – Social Enterprise Co-ordinating scheme goes bankrupt

The government’s controversial welfare to work initiative has suffered another blow after it emerged that a social enterprise firm hired to get the long-term jobless into employment has gone into liquidation, claiming banks refused to lend it money to stay afloat because they considered the work programme to be too financially risky. Eco Actif, a … Continue reading

Welfare to Work | The Case of Northern Ireland

Ann Marie Gray and Goretti Horgan “outline issues relating to the implementation and impact of the most recent Welfare to Work policy in Northern Ireland.” in Welfare to Work published by ARK, ACCESS RESEARCH KNOWLEDGE, Northern Ireland. “The focus on work as the route out of poverty is reflected in the policies and measures introduced since 1997.” … Continue reading

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