Work Programme: Greater Manchester

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 24th May 2018.

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Photo of Jim McMahon Jim McMahon Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (Devolution)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much money from the public purse was paid to work programme providers in Greater Manchester in each relevant year since 2010.

Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Department’s Work Programme does not have a contract covering just Greater Manchester, so the information can not be provided at the level of detail requested.

However, there is a contract covering Greater Manchester, Chester and Warrington. The expenditure on this contract is shown in the table below.

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

Greater Manchester, Chester & Warrington

18

32

46

46

32

23

Notes:

  1. The Work Programme started during 2011/12, therefore no data is available for 2010/11.
  1. The 2017/18 indicative total outturn cannot be released as the Department's accounts have yet to be finalised, audited and approved.

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