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Work Programme

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 17th June 2016.

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Photo of Alison Thewliss Alison Thewliss Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Cities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the value was of the cash commission paid to companies for clients' completion of the Work Programme in each year from 2011 to 2016.

Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

Work Programme providers are not paid cash commissions and are not paid for individuals completing the programme. Providers are paid by results on the basis of a job outcome fee for supporting an individual into sustained employment and additional sustainment payments for keeping them in work longer.

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