DWP has published research into existing partnership arrangements with local authorities and local health organisations.
DWP has published guidance for Work Choice providers in advance of the programme start on 25 October.
DWP has published its "Specification of the Commercial Requirement" for its framework for the provision of employment related support services.
Carley Consult is reporting that DWP has written to providers who have expressed an interest in the Framework Agreement.
The Department of Work and Pensions has announced that external inspection of contracted employment programmes will end.
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
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 has launched an online discussion forum, “The Work Programme – Your Thoughts”.
DWP has published a question and answer log about the new Work Programme.
BASE was represented in round table discussions yesterday with DWP ministers Chris Grayling, Lord Freud and Maria Miller.
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