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DWP partnerships with local authorities and health agencies

DWP has published research into existing partnership arrangements with local authorities and local health organisations.

DWP publishes Work Choice provider guidance

DWP has published guidance for Work Choice providers in advance of the programme start on 25 October.

DWP issues invitation to tender for Framework

DWP has published its "Specification of the Commercial Requirement" for its framework for the provision of employment related support services.

DWP states that potential Framework bidders need £20m turnover

Carley Consult is reporting that DWP has written to providers who have expressed an interest in the Framework Agreement.

DWP announces end to external inspection of provision

The Department of Work and Pensions has announced that external inspection of contracted employment programmes will end.

21st Century Welfare

Name of Consultation: 21st Century Welfare
Consulting organisation: DWP
Closing date: 1 October 2010
Further information: http://www.dwp.gov.uk/consultations/2010/21st-century-welfare/
Address for responses: benefit [dot] reform [at] dwp [dot] gsi [dot] gov [dot] uk

21st Century Welfare - consultation on welfare reforms

Iain Duncan Smith, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, has set out his plans to completely change the benefits system in the paper 21st Century Welfare.

DWP launches online forum for discussion of the Work Programme

DWP has launched an online discussion forum, “The Work Programme – Your Thoughts”.

Work Programme - questions log

DWP has published a question and answer log about the new Work Programme.

BASE in roundtable discussion with DWP ministers

BASE was represented in round table discussions yesterday with DWP ministers Chris Grayling, Lord Freud and Maria Miller.

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