Working Brief, Sept. 2010, p. 7-8
This article examines some of the issues involved in delivering the coalition government's Work Programme at local level. If the Work Programme is to achieve its aim of reintegrating the long-term unemployed into the labour market it needs to:
The Guardian, Nov. 15th 2010, p. 1
Disabled people and lone parents face further upheaval to their benefits as an 'ultra-flexible' work system, which allows people to sell their labour in small blocks of time, is placed at the heart of the government's welfare reform. Ministers are examining changes to welfare rules to allow people to sign up for work for as little as two hours per week under the sliver of time initiative.
P. de Pellette
Working Brief, Sept. 2010, p.10-11
The author looks at potential benefits and risks for clients of the new coalition government's Work Programme. The Programme offers a more personalised service and the prospect of moving clients into sustainable employment. Risks include inadequate resourcing, cream skimming by providers, and lack of integration with other services.