New Deal Schemes: Expenditure

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

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Photo of John Pugh John Pugh Shadow Minister (Health), Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost to the public purse of the New Deal 13 week programme was (a) in total and (b) per participant in the last 12 months; and how many people have participated in the programme in each year since its inception.

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 information requested is in the following tables. Data have been provided for new deal for young people options and new deal 25-plus intensive activity period, both of which have a 13-week minimum duration.

Cost of new deal 13-week programme in 2008-09
Total spend (£) Total starts (Number) Unit cost (£)
New Deal for Young People Options 84,200,000 88,527 951
New Deal 25-plus Intensive Activity Period 85,100,000 60,350 1,410
Notes:

1. Total starts are not individuals; people may start on the options/intensive activity period more than once.

2. The options have a minimum duration of 13 weeks. Total starts include starts on opportunities of up to 52 weeks duration.

3. The employment option and subsidised employment are not included.

4. Figures have been provided for 2008-09 as this is the last complete financial year.

5. Figures provided are programme costs only and do not include the costs of administering or referring people on to these programmes by Jobcentre Plus staff, or any incidental expenses such as travel or child care.

Source:

DWP: Provider Level Management Information System.

New deal for young people, gateway start year on first option taken
Calendar year All
1998 57,830
1999 89,150
2000 71,560
2001 55,390
2002 54,600
2003 52,280
2004 48,010
2005 43,500
2006 58,070
2007 68,440
2008 64,600
2009 80,810
Notes:

1. Definitions and conventions: Figures are displayed in thousands and rounded to the nearest 10.

2. Time series: calendar years.

3. The latest new deal for young people and new deal 25-plus 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.

Source:

Department for Work and Pensions, Information Directorate.

New deal 25-plus , gateway start year on first option taken
Calendar year All
1998 5,630
1999 20,750
2000 18,330
2001 24,440
2002 44,830
2003 44,260
2004 37,130
2005 33,450
2006 37,280
2007 61,290
2008 65,170
2009 50,290
Notes:

1. Definitions and conventions: Figures are displayed in thousands and rounded to the nearest 10.

2. Time series: calendar years.

3. The latest new deal for young people and new deal 25-plus 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.

Source:

Department for Work and Pensions, Information Directorate.

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