The Government has published a White Paper on welfare reform. The paper, Universal Credit: welfare that works, introduces the Universal Credit, a single new welfare benefit that will be available to people both in and out of work.
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.
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.
This page links to statistical releases that provide outcomes of the work capability assessment for each monthly cohort of employment and support allowance claims. The October 2010 statistical release has been added showing an analysis of claims up to February 2010. The headline figures are:
Between October 2010 and Spring 2014 customers who receive Incapacity Benefit, Severe Disablement Allowance and Income Support paid on the grounds of illness or disability will be assessed for Employment and Support Allowance.