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.

Latest stats on work capability assessments

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:

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

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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...

Reassessment of Incapacity Benefit claims

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.

Evaluation of Work Choice

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

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