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Welfare Reform on the Web (September 2001): Social Security - UK - New Deal

EVALUATING NEW DEAL 25+

L. Britton

Working Brief, May 2001, p. 10-11

Article looks at the New Deal for the Long Term Unemployed (New Deal 25+) pilots. The Policy Studies Institute and the British Market Research Bureau were commissioned to conduct a qualitative evaluation of New Deal 25+, comparing the pilot programmes with the national programme. They found that the pilot schemes were more successful than the national programme.

HOW NEW DEAL CHANGES

P. Bivand

Working Brief, May 2001, p. 12-13

The New Deal has been the subject of a very large evaluation exercise, aimed at ensuring its continuous improvement. Article discusses the effectiveness of this strategy.

LONE PARENTS: PROGRESS ON JOBS

P. Bivand

Working Brief, May 2001, p. 8-9

Article discusses the latest outcomes for the New Deal for Lone Parents programme. It examines the figures, patterns, and issues related to housing, ethnicity, disability and education.

MERGED AGENCY "WILL HELP CLAIMANTS BACK TO WORK"

Anon

Daily Telegraph, June 2001, p. 10

Reports government plans to merge the Employment Service and Benefits Agency to form a new service called Job Centre Plus.