The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) issues a damning verdict on Iain Duncan Smiths Work Programme.
The independent reports:- The companies running the Government’s flagship scheme to cut joblessness have backtracked on promises to focus on hard-to-help claimants, a MPs’ report published today says.
The Public Accounts Committee denounced the failure to target more help on the most difficult cases as a “scandal”.
Firms operating the Work Programme are spending less than half the amount they had originally pledged on claimants with disabilities such as mental health problems. Such groups are being “parked” as the firms focus on finding jobs for people considered easier to help into employment, the PAC said.