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Access to Work Programme

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Labour, Poplar and Limehouse

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has to extend the Access to Work programme to incorporate work experience and internships.

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Access to Work scheme has already been extended to support self-arranged work experience and Supported Internships in line with guidance set out in paragraphs 123 – 140 which can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/541858/access-to-work-staff-guide.pdf

This was announced by the then Minister for Disabled People, Esther McVey on 16 July 2013.

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