Work Programme has failed Westminster job-seekers

The Government flagship Work Programme has so far failed to deliver access to jobs for Westminster’s long term unemployed- in fact, so bad have the outcomes been that better results would have been achieved by doing nothing.

Here in Westminster, which should benefit from access to the huge labour market in Central London, only 3.6% of those referred have been found work by the private contractors paid to deliver. This leaves Westminster at position 216 out of 379 local authority areas in the country.

The Coalition government scrapped Labour’s Future Jobs Fund in favour of the Work Programme, although an evaluation published this week found that the Future Jobs Fund, unlike the Work Programme, was a success and made a net contribution to the economy.

The full tables are in the document below

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