New deal for young people (NDYP) is a mandatory programme for people aged 18-24 who have been claiming jobseeker's allowance (JSA) for six months. Although there are different stages to the programme, people are not necessarily expected to complete all elements as the aim is to get them into work as soon as possible. There is not, thus, a strict definition of 'completing' NDYP. Those who return to claim JSA again with 13 weeks of leaving NDYP return at the point at which they left the programme.
Information on the number of people who have started on the programme, and the number of times they have started is in the following table. Data for those starting more than once will include those who have completed all the elements of NDYP, as well as those who have left NDYP at an earlier stage and returned to the programme.
|New deal for young people|
|Number of people who have started||Number||Proportion (percentage)|
|Three times only||78,840||6.37|
|Four times only||21,720||1.76|
|Five times only||4,120||0.33|
|More than five times||530||0.04|
| Notes: |
1. Latest data are to August 2007.
2. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
Department for Work and Pensions Information Directorate