New Deal Schemes: Birmingham

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Richard Burden Richard Burden Chair, West Midlands Regional Select Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much funding in total has been received under new deal programmes for (a) young people, (b) 25+, (c) 50+, (d) lone parents, (e) partners and (f) disabled people in Birmingham; and how many people in Birmingham have received assistance from each such scheme.

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 most recent data can be found in the following table.

Programme funding and new deal starters in Birmingham and Solihull district
Programme 2008-09 Outturn (£ million) 2008-09 Starts
New deal for young people 5.004 7,150
New deal for 25 plus 1.866 2,200
New deal for lone parents 1.590 5,400
New deal for partners - 0
New deal for disabled people - 0
Total 8.461 14,800
Notes

1. Figures may not sum due to rounding

2. The figures only reflect provision costs and spend on in work training grants there is no estimation of the costs of Jobcentre Plus adviser time which is substantial for some programmes.

3. New deal for young people and new deal for 25 plus figures for funding include new deal for the self employed and new deal for musicians.

4. New deal for 50 plus spend and starts are incorporated in the new deal for 25 plus figures.

5. Funding for the new deal for disabled people is not available below national level. This figure is published in the Departmental Report 2009, which is available in the Library.

6. Because of the small numbers involved, we do not have reliable data for the starts and spend for the new deal for partners in this district. National data are published in the Departmental Report 2009, which is available in the Library.

7. Starts figures are rounded to the nearest 50.

8. Latest data on starters are from the introduction of the new deal programmes to August 2009.

9. New deal for disabled people starters (individuals) data are not available; Job Broker Registrations (individuals) has been used instead.

10. Spells (period of time spent on the programme) are not available for new deal for 50 plus and new deeal for partners so individual level data are used instead. Spells data are used for new deal for young people, new deal for 25 plus and new deal for lone parents.

Source :

Department for Work and Pensions, Information Directorate.

The jobseeker support regime delivered by Jobcentre Plus has been very successful and the new deal programme has helped more than 2.25 million people into work since it was introduced in 1998.

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