Disabled and jobless people were referred to as “lying, thieving, bastards” by a major Work Programme contractor, the BBC’s Panorama revealed last night.
Even after the very public failings of the government’s Work Programme, Boris Johnson is pushing forward with his own mandatory work experience scheme.
Ed Miliband reiterated his claim the Work Programme had a success rate of just 2% at Prime Minsiter’s Questions today – a figure dismissed by David Cameron.
Compared to its predecessor the Flexible New Deal, the Work Programme isn’t working, writes IPPR North’s Bill Davies.
Official figures from the DWP show just how big a failure the government’s Work Programme has been.
Ahead of the official publication of Work Programme Outcome Statistics by ONS this morning, ministers have been preparing the ground for low expectations.
New ONS figures reveal that the number of long-term unemployed has more than doubled since May 2010: a new milestone in the Work Programme’s litany of failure.
David Cameron’s keynote welfare speech yesterday included the re-announcement of a Labour policy which he scrapped when the Tories came into government.
The scandal surrounding the exploitation of unpaid stewards at the jubilee celebrations is the latest object lesson in the Work Programme’s many systemic flaws.
Embattled ‘welfare-to-work’ company A4e has been hit by fresh claims of fraud and impropriety this morning, reports Shamik Das.