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 how many referrals to the Work Programme there were from June 2011 to September 2013; and what the job outcomes are for people classed as (a) JSA 18 to 24, (b) JSA 25+ and (c) JSA early entrant.

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

The information requested on the number of Work Programme referrals and Job Outcomes for the period June 2011 to September 2013 can be found in the following table:

Work Programme referrals and Job Outcomes caseload by payment type: June 2011 to September 2013

Payment type Work programme referrals Work programme job outcomes
Total 1,407,120 207,950
JSA 18 to 24 255,560 50,190
JSA 25 and over 597,390 94,230
JSA Early entrants 271,640 51,490
JSA Ex-Incapacity benefit 21,640 1,760
ESA Volunteers 52,620 1,980
New ESA claimants 131,000 6,290
ESA Ex-Incapacity benefit 39,670 480
IB/IS Volunteers 2,720 410
JSA Prison leavers 34,880 1,110

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