Restart Programme

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 3rd December 2020.

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Photo of Alison McGovern Alison McGovern Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when details of the Government's Restart programme announced in the Spending Review 2020 will be published.

Photo of Alison McGovern Alison McGovern Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how the £2.9 billion for the Government's Restart programme will be allocated.

Photo of Alison McGovern Alison McGovern Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of unemployed people who will receive funding from the Government's Restart programme, announced in the Spending Review 2020.

Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The chancellor announced at Spending Review £2.9bn for three years of referrals to Restart.

Restart will provide intensive, tailored employment support to help over 1 million people back towards sustained employment.

The commercial process will start in December, contracts will be awarded in Spring 2021, with go live Summer 2021. Further detail on the scheme will be announced in due course.

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