April 2009

Details from the second DWP Provision Forum Sub Group that took place on 21st April 2009 have now been published on the Supplying DWP website. The notes include a discussion paper on transition issues. More...

DWP have published the questions and answers log related to the tender of the specialist disability employment provision. All queries to DWP are published on this log and it should be updated regularly. More...

From today businesses will be able to take advantage of up to £2500 recruitment and ‘on the job’ training subsidies, as an incentive to take on people who’ve been looking for work for six months or more. The subsidy is worth £1000 and the company can, depending on location, access up to £1500 worth of in-work training. The recruitment and training subsidy, or ‘golden hello’, is part of a package of measures announced by the Prime Minister in January, designed to give even more support to people who’ve been claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance for six months.