The abject failure of the Work Programme

Official figures from the DWP show just how big a failure the government's Work Programme has been.


Official figures from the DWP show just how big a failure the government’s Work Programme has been.

Only 3.56% of claimants on the scheme have got jobs lasting at least six months, the key performance indicator. This is well below the 5.5% target set by the government for providers, and below even the 5% ‘deadweight’ figure – the proportion of people the DWP estimates would have got a six-month job without any assistance.

See Graph 1:

And the proportion of claimants going months without a job outcmome is above 90 per cent, as Graph 2 shows:

We will have more on the figures and the implications of the Work Programme’s failure later on Left Foot Forward.

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One Response to “The abject failure of the Work Programme”

  1. Derk Aderkaderk

    Well no surprise there,what we need is long term private investment and production not phoney jobs invented by bureaucrats..

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