New Deal Schemes

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Hugh Bayley Hugh Bayley NATO Parliamentary Assembly UK Delegation

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) young people, (b) long-term unemployed, (c) disabled people, (d) lone parents and (e) people in total living in York have been assisted into work by the New Deal programmes (i) since 1997 and (ii) in the last 12 months.

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

The jobseeker support regime delivered by Jobcentre Plus has been very successful and the new deal programme has helped more than 2.2 million people into work since it was introduced in 1998.

The introduction of the Flexible New Deal will support the Government's aim of helping more people secure sustained employment through tailored, flexible help and support, particularly for those people who experience repeated cycles of unemployment. The Flexible New Deal will be available in most areas of the country by October 2010.

The available information can be found in the following tables:

New deal: Jobs (spells) in York parliamentary constituency
Number
New deal for young people New deal for lone parents New deal for disabled people Total
Total 1,680 1,780 300 3,760
1998 150 (1)- (1)- 150
1999 220 100 (1)- 320
2000 190 120 (1)- 310
2001 170 140 (1)- 310
2002 130 170 10 310
2003 130 160 10 300
2004 130 200 20 350
2005 80 200 40 320
2006 110 120 70 300
2007 160 210 110 480
2008 100 230 40 370
2009 110 120 (2)- 230
New deal: Jobs (spells) in York parliamentary constituency
Number
New deal for young p eople New deal for lone p arents Total
Total since August 2008 160 200 360
August 2008 10 10 20
September 2008 10 30 40
October 2008 10 20 30
November 2008 10 20 30
December 2008 (1)- 10 10
January 2009 10 20 30
February 2009 10 10 20
March 2009 10 10 20
April 2009 10 20 30
May 2009 20 10 30
June 2009 20 10 30
July 2009 30 20 50
August 2009 10 10 20
(1) Nil or negligible. (2) Not applicable. Notes: 1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10. Some disclosure control has been applied. Totals may not sum due to rounding. 2. The latest new deal figures are starting to show the effects of the introduction of the new Jobseekers Regime and Flexible New Deal (JRFND). The scheme is being gradually implemented in phase 1 areas from April 2009 and in the remaining phase 2 districts from April 2010. 3. The calendar year of starting new deal. Latest data are to August 2009. 4. The new deal for young people pilots began in January 1998 and full national roll-out occurred in April 1998. 5. The new deal for lone parents was introduced in October 1998. 6. The new deal for disabled people was introduced in July 2001. 7. Data are not available for new deal for disabled people as it was phased out in the area from April 2008 and replaced by another Government initiative known as Provider led (PI) Pathways to Work. 8. Data for all long-term (12 month) unemployed people moving into work through the new deal are not available. Flows between benefit data and new deal statistical information are not available. Source: Department for Work and Pensions, Information Directorate.

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