There are many things which could be said about the Global Cargo Cult acolytes and their voodoo remedies to the ails and woes of ,what the most deluded amongst them still calls, ” the free market “,but I think Schadenfreude is as good as it will ever be with this report on the Work Programme.I’m pretty sure the Daily Mail reporter threw up after having filed it…..The back to work scheme that costs us £40k per job! Only one in ten on Government scheme found lasting role
Just 132,000 on Work Programme have had a job of more than six months
Employment minister insists figure for those gaining employment represents a ‘significant improvement’
Department for Work and Pensions acknowledged scheme missed all of its ‘minimum performance levels’
By JASON GROVES, POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT
PUBLISHED: 00:24, 28 June 2013 | UPDATED: 00:24, 28 June 2013
Just over one in ten people on the Government’s flagship employment scheme has been found a lasting job, official figures revealed yesterday.
Of the 1.2million who have started on the £5billion Work Programme since it was launched in June 2011, only 132,000 have had a job lasting more than six months – meaning each post has cost taxpayers nearly £40,000.
The scheme, which has been personally championed by the Prime Minister, pays private firms such as A4e and G4S to find jobs for the long-term unemployed.
And as I personally ” complete ” my own 2 years on the Prog. thanks guys ; but in future don’t call me,I’ll call you .