Welfare to Work and Skills
The Work and Pensions Committee published a report on contracted employment programmes. It focuses on the prevention of fraud, the treatment of subcontractors, and ensuring fair treatment of customers. It finds evidence of “parking” in Pathways to Work and notes little evidence of DWP’s market stewardship role happening in practice. Meanwhile the seventh bulletin for the third sector on the transition from the LSC to the new agencies has now been published. The LSC ceases to exist as at the end of this month.