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Remploy

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 28th November 2014.

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Photo of Ian Lucas Ian Lucas Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employees of Remploy in Wrexham made redundant in the last four years are currently in receipt of jobseeker's allowance.

Photo of Ian Lucas Ian Lucas Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many former employees of Remploy in Wrexham were made redundant in each of the last four years for which figures are available.

Photo of Ian Lucas Ian Lucas Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many former employees of Remploy in Wrexham made redundant in the last four years are now in (a) part-time and (b) full-time employment.

Photo of Ian Lucas Ian Lucas Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employees of Remploy in Wrexham made redundant in the last four years are now self-employed.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

11 disabled Remploy Wrexham Factory employees applied and were accepted under Remploy’s voluntary redundancy scheme in 2011/12. No information is held by the Department on these former employees.

41 Remploy Wrexham Factory employees, including 40 disabled people, were made redundant in 2012/13.

Our latest figures show that 34 disabled former Remploy Wrexham employees are choosing to work with our Personal Case Workers to find another job. Of these 14 are in receipt of Jobseeker's Allowance and 16 are currently in work. Our records of former Remploy disabled employees currently in work only show individuals who are in employment of 16 hours or more and does not indicate the type of employment, or whether it is permanent, fixed term, temporary or voluntary.

For all disabled former Remploy workers made redundant as a result of factory closures, the Government put in place the £8 million guaranteed People Help and Support Package (PHSP). The support package provides help to each affected disabled former employee for up to 18 months from the date they left Remploy.

As part of this support package the Department also asked all disabled former employees made redundant from Remploy to give permission to be tracked, and can only monitor the progress and outcomes of those individuals that have given permission.

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