Employment Schemes

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 20th January 2017.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Labour, East Ham

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what date he has set for the cessation of (a) the Work Programme and (b) Work Choice.

Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Final referrals to the Work Programme will be made as per contracts on 31 March 2017. Participants will receive up to 104 weeks on the programme and the date for the final participant to complete the programme is 29 March 2019. The final qualifying claim for a sustained job outcome is 26 June 2021.

Current Work Choice contracts are due to end during April 2017. The precise dates vary according to individual contract.

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