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Future Jobs Fund

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 10th February 2010.

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Photo of Parmjit Dhanda Parmjit Dhanda Labour, Gloucester

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will take steps to widen the Future Jobs Fund to include private sector employers.

Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Minister of State (the South West), Regional Affairs, Minister of State (the South West), Department for Work and Pensions, Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West), The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Private sector employers can already submit applications to the Future Jobs Fund either directly or as part of a wider partnership. In order to receive funding bidders must demonstrate that they meet all of the funding criteria. One of the criteria is that the jobs have a clear benefit to the community. Our current Jobs Fund Guidance, including that on community benefit, is available on the DWP website -

http://campaigns.dwp.gov.uk/campaigns/futurejobsfund/index.asp

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