Restart Programme

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 25th February 2021.

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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, what expected start-date of the first recruits joining the Restart programme her Department is using for internal planning purposes.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what date her Department estimates the number of employees on the Restart programme will reach its peak number.

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

The delivery of the Restart programme is dependent on an ongoing commercial exercise, on a robust approval process and on intensive readiness preparations. Should these prove successful, referrals to Restart should peak in winter 2021/22 and provider employment should track referral levels.

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