Money For Old Rope … How The Work Programme Poverty Profiteers Are Fleecing The Tax Payer

Johnny Void here describes the very minimal standards of service in the Welfare to Work industry, and explains how this is a result of the way the programme is structured, and especially the ‘payment by results’. In his final paragraphs, Mr Void suggests the money could have been far better spent if Job Centres actually told you about vocational courses you might actually want to go on, such as those that actually prepared you for a career. Now at one time that was almost what the Labour exchange did. They carried notices of jobs, and could advise you on which one might be the best for you. That, however, is too much like efficiency and providing a service, so now the jobcentres don’t actually provide anything like it. It’s all been handed over to the private sector, who have shown that they’re actually not interested in providing it either. It’s far too much like hard work for them, and this frightens the shareholders. and so they don’t, leaving millions unemployed, but their bosses laughing all the way to the bank.

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Former A4e boss Emma Harrison made millions out of the welfare-to-work scam before retiring just as the company became mired in fraud allegations. Former A4e boss Emma Harrison made millions out of the welfare-to-work scam before retiring just as the company became mired in fraud allegations.

If there is one place that a culture of worklessness really does exist it’s in the offices of the companies running Iain Duncan Smith’s Work Programme.  Some welfare-to-work advisors have been languishing on tax-payer funded salaries for years whilst barely lifting a finger.

Last week the DWP published an update of the Minimum Service Delivery standards for all of the main Work Programme providers.  These are the very basic levels of service that everybody referred to these companies can expect to receive as promised in their contracts with the DWP.  As the document reveals, you shouldn’t expect too much.

Appallingly a claimant on Employment Support Allowance can expect to wait eight weeks before Maximus will be bothered to help them produce a CV.  Those placed with the…

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2 Responses to “Money For Old Rope … How The Work Programme Poverty Profiteers Are Fleecing The Tax Payer”

  1. Jeffery Davies Says:

    It was never about saving monies it was all about diverting the tax payers monies into these private companies like emma who had that 8.6million in bonuses then ten mnths down the line she picked over ten million lifes grand when you surport the torys hay
    jeff3

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