Work Programme

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 15th January 2014.

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Photo of Jeremy Lefroy Jeremy Lefroy Conservative, Stafford

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost of the Work Programme payments for (a) attachment, (b) job outcomes and (c) job sustainment has been from June 2011 to date.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The majority of payments to Work Programme Providers are 'payment by results' for job outcomes and job sustainments.

The total paid to Work Programme Providers in the UK from the start of the programme through to 30 September 2013, the period covered by the December 2013 Statistical Release, is £1,047 million, made up of:

£504 million attachment payments

£242 million job outcome payments

£301 million job sustainment payments.

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