Government employment programmes

Government employment programmes
Document type
Report
Corporate author(s)
Trade Union Congress
Publisher
TUC
Date of publication
1 April 2012
Subject(s)
Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business, People management: all aspects of managing people
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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This note sets out the main publicly-funded employment programmes for people out of work (including those on Jobseeker's Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance) and looks at their characteristics. In the early months of 2012, there have been controversies about unpaid work experience and contracting-out employment programmes, so this note pays special attention to these issues but it is important to note that some programmes do not include work experience and some are run by Jobcentre Plus, not contractors. The programmes can be grouped under seven headings:

  • The Work Programme
  • The Get Britain Working Programmes
  • Mandatory Work Activity
  • The Youth Contract
  • Specialist disability schemes
  • The Community Action Programme
  • Work Trials and Employment on Trial

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