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On Probation Blog: There Has Always Been a Plan B

On Probation Blog: There Has Always Been a Plan B | Payment by Results | Scoop.it
“"We must act now to address the scandalous gap that allows our most chaotic offenders to leave prison with no support or supervision to turn their lives around." I've discussed this issue a few ...”
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DWP brings in 'hit squad' as benefit sanctions rocket

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The government has announced that people who come off the Work Programme will be "targeted" by a "hit squad". A press release from the Department for Work and Pensions says up to five "specialist a...

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work scheme providers face punishment - Financial Times

work scheme providers face punishment - Financial Times | Payment by Results | Scoop.it
work scheme providers face punishment Financial Times Mark Hoban said some companies on the government's £5bn work programme were getting so few people into sustained employment that he would reallocate work from the worst-performing companies to...
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How does the Work Programme actually work - Andy Winter's BHT ...

How does the Work Programme actually work - Andy Winter's BHT ... | Payment by Results | Scoop.it
A client of BHT was put on the Work Programme. She said it prevented her from moving forward in her life. She was required to do newspaper and online searches for jobs, three hours a day. She said she received no training ...
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The Beko, the bureaucrat and the black box

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Theresa and Steve need to buy a new washing machine. They are on a budget. They have £250 to spend tops. They've gone down to Currys to see what they can get. They want a machine that’s white; that...
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Inputs or outcomes? What's wrong with the way services are commissioned in the social sector?

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Is the Work Programme working? No, say MPs

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Scheme accused of "extremely poor" performance after just 3.6 per cent of claimants are moved off benefits and into sustained employment.
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MPs condemn Work Programme

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A COMMITTEE of MPs has called on the UK Government to investigate whether private companies running its employment programmes are deliberately not referring hard to help people to charities. Westminster's Public ...
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Payment by results contracts must be awarded on ... - Russell Webster

Payment by results contracts must be awarded on ... - Russell Webster | Payment by Results | Scoop.it
There is a consensus that the Work Programme contracts were primarily awarded on price with the consequence that, so far at least, all providers are under-performing – to say the least. ...
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Accent chief exec speaks out in response to concerns over Work Programme - 24dash (press release)

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Accent chief exec speaks out in response to concerns over Work Programme 24dash (press release) "This is a vital aspect of Accent's service “said Chief Executive Gordon Perry, “but, like many other providers, we have come to appreciate that some...
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Three reasons Chris Grayling's outsourcing plan for the probation service is a terrible idea

Three reasons Chris Grayling's outsourcing plan for the probation service is a terrible idea | Payment by Results | Scoop.it
It's the Work Programme all over again, and this time, damage to public safety is a high price to pay.

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Probation Service Mutuals must get through the ... - Russell Webster

Probation Service Mutuals must get through the ... - Russell Webster | Payment by Results | Scoop.it
Probation Service Mutuals must get through the phoney war - the lack of detail from the MoJ makes planning for the future of probation a difficult challenge.
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Popcash to look at how to better support the financially vulnerable ...

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There's been lots of interest FutureGov's work with Lewes District Council on re-thinking support for the financially vulnerable, where we've been working with local people on benefits to explore where the real pinch points are ...
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The value of nothing - Russell Webster

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Jane Mansour international payment by results expert argues that much of the current debate about the Work Programme confuses cost with value.
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Now MPs think the work programme is not fit for ... - Steve Rose's Blog

Now MPs think the work programme is not fit for ... - Steve Rose's Blog | Payment by Results | Scoop.it
about the politics of unemployment and beyond. (by Steve Rose)
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MPs Rip Apart Failed Work Programme

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Just one in 28 people on the government’s Work Programme have found jobs in the scheme’s first 14 months, MPs said yesterday.

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War of words over work programme

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The Department for Work and Pensions seems to love pushing the public around, but has a real problem when the public pushes back. Don't these people understand that they are civil servants? The sys...

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'Social landlords should deliver the Work Programme' » Central Government » 24dash.com

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A new report has called on policy-makers to hand power to local community intermediaries such as social landlords and voluntary organisations to determine and deliver the range of employment-related services within their communities.

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Russell Webster

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To be the leading UK blogger on payment by results and digital engagement in the crime and...
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