Skills conditionality: public consultation

Document type
Discussion paper
Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Dept. for Work and Pensions; Great Britain. Dept. for Business Innovation and Skills
Publisher
DWP
Date of publication
1 December 2010
Subject(s)
Employment, Education and Skills, Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This consultation, conducted by the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, seeks views to inform the implementation of Skills Conditionality. Skills conditionality involves Jobcentre Plus referring claimants to a skills training provider, further education college or Next Step adviser with potential benefit sanctions for non-participation. The training will include vocational, basic skills, employability training as well as support with softer skills such as motivation and confidence building. The main aim behind this policy is to ensure that those Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance – Work Related Activity Group claimants who have a skills need that is preventing them from getting and keeping a job take the necessary steps to address that need as part of their journey back to work.

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