October 2010

The Government has published new details about civil servants and the structure of government departments as part of its drive to make the Government more accountable.

This page links to statistics on Access to Work, a specialist disability programme delivered by Jobcentre Plus that provides practical advice and support to disabled people and their employers to help them overcome work-related obstacles resulting from disability.

Work Choice contracts go live today as the new programme replaces Workstep and the Work Preparation programme.

Kath Walker has joined BASE on a secondment from the Department for Work and Pensions.

The Work and Pensions Select Committee has announced a new enquiry "The Work Programme: providers and contracting arrangements".

The Centre for Economic & Social Inclusion has launched its report, Professionalising the welfare to work industry: Developing a framework for action.

Sean Williams, Managing Director of G4S’s Welfare to Work team, has written to providers to formally launch G4S’s consultative dialogue on delivery of The Work Programme.

DWP has issued a briefing about the evaluation of the new Work Choice programme.

DWP has published a list of bidders for the Framework for employment-related support services.