Department for Work and Pensions: Pilot Schemes

House of Lords written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope Spokesperson for Work and Pensions

To ask Her Majesty's Government what existing pilot schemes have been promoted by the Department for Work and Pensions since 2005; and when each pilot is scheduled to complete.

Photo of Lord McKenzie of Luton Lord McKenzie of Luton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (also in the Department for Communities and Local Government), Department for Communities and Local Government, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (also in the Department for Communities and Local Government), Department for Work and Pensions, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government) (also in Department for Work and Pensions), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions) (also in the Department for Communities and Local Government)

The activities of the Department for Work and Pensions cover a very wide range of programmes and services. Information on all departmental pilots since 2005 is not collated centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Information about current Jobcentre-Plus-led pilots and pathfinders is collated centrally and is set out in the table.

Jobcentre-Plus-led pilots currently in operation
Start Date End Date
Extension of New Deal + Outside London 01/04/08 31/03/11
Extension of New Deal + Inside London 01/04/08 31/03/11
Customer Transitions Project - Enquiries Solution - Trailblazer 22/03/10 To be agreed
Fit for Work Service Pilots 01/11/09 31/03/11
Right to Bid-Letter on Demand 01/10/09 31/03/10
Right to Bid-Women Like Us 01/02/10 31/08/11
Paper Reduction Programme: E-Signing 22/03/10 18/06/10
In and Out of Work Project -extend to Employment and Support Allowance pilot (Department for Work and Pensions/HM Revenue and Customs/ Local Authorities closer working) 01/01/10 31/03/10
Revised Service Hours Pilots 24/08/09 31/10/10
Department for Work and Pensions Change Programme-Customer Transitions Project-Well Enough to Work Pilot 01/03/10 18/06/10
Extended Partnerships in Social Housing 12/10/09 30/04/11
Customer Contact Intelligence Pilot 01/02/10 31/03/10
Overpayments, Decisions, Calculations and Appeal Review 04/01/10 01/10/10

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