Framework Agreement providers announced

DWP has announced its preferred suppliers for the employment-related support services framework, the commercial vehicle through which the Work Programme will be delivered.

Where's the Work Choice equality impact assessment?

Maria Miller, in a written answer on 10 September, has stated that equality impact assessments are being developed for both Work Choice implementation and Access to Work and will appear on the DWP website in due course.

DWP publishes business plan


The Department for Work and Pensions has published its business plan for 2011-15.

Third sector experiences of the sub / prime contractor model

The Pentagon Partnership in Tyne and Wear has published a survey of third sector organisations’ experience of the sub/prime contractor model in the delivery of DWP/Job Centre Plus contracts.

Provider survey on early implementation of DWP Commissioning Strategy

This report considers the impact of the Commissioning Strategy from a provider perspective by examining the welfare to work market in Great Britain prior to the introduction of the Commissioning Strategy and then post-implementation by focusing on Flexible New Deal Phase One, the first programme commissioned under the new strategy.

Research reports on Jobseekers Regime and Flexible New Deal Evaluation


The Department for Work and Pensions has published 2 reports that document early evaluation of the Jobseekers Regime and Flexible New Deal (JRFND) between May 2009 and March 2010.

Latest stats on Access to Work

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 goes live

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

Work Choice provider guidance

Central Government
Supply chain contracting, DWP and Work Choice

DWP publishes detailed guidance for providers of Work Choice. This is available at http://www.dwp.gov.uk/supplying-dwp/what-we-buy/welfare-to-work-services...

Evaluation of Work Choice

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

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