The former A4E employees facing charges are:
- Contract manager Ines Cano-Uribe: one count of forgery and one count of conspiracy to defraud
- Administrator Zabar Khalil: five counts of forgery and one count of conspiracy to defraud
- Recruiter Charles McDonald: seven counts of forgery, two counts of making articles for use in fraud and one count of possessing articles for use in fraud
- Recruiter Nikki Foster: ten counts of forgery
- Recruiter Julie Grimes: ten counts of forgery
- Recruiter Aditi Singh: three counts of forgery and one count of possessing articles for use in fraud
- Recruiter Bindiya Dholiwar: seven counts of forgery
- Recruiter Dean Lloyd: thirteen counts of forgery
- Recruiter Yasmin Ahmad: two counts of forgery
A Department for Work & Pensions spokeswoman said: "The department takes matters of fraud extremely seriously. DWP continues to provide full support to the ongoing investigation by Thames Valley Police, which is at an advanced stage.
"As today's charges are the result of a police investigation it would be inappropriate for the department to comment further during the criminal process."
Nine people have been charged with a total of 60 fraud offences relating to allegations made against staff at the A4E recruitment agency contracted by the Government.
"It is alleged that they forged documentation to support fraudulent claims to the DWP for reward payments which, under the terms of the contract, were paid out when the scheme successfully placed individuals in employment," a Crown Prosecution Service statement said.
The claims date between February 2009 and February 2013 and those charged include one contract manager, seven recruiters and an administrator.
The will appear before magistrates on October 14th.
The Telegraph newspaper has obtained evidence of fraud submitted to Parliament by a former chief auditor at A4e. It says Eddie Hutchinson alleges that A4e and another employment firm Working Links oversaw a “disgraceful misuse of government and taxpayer funding”.
The company failed to act despite an “ever-increasing volume of frauds” Hutchinson said in his evidence.
Ministers were accused of leaving "glaring holes" in fraud controls on welfare-to-work firm A4e today as one of its contracts was axed.
The National Audit Office said vital evidence was missed in risk assessments of the company, which holds Government contracts worth more than £70 million a year.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) did not request internal audit reports, including a paper highlighting nine cases of possible fraud and seven of improper practice by A4e staff.
The findings emerged after it was announced that the company's Mandatory Work Activity (MWA) contract to help up to 1,000 jobless people in the South East find work was being ended.
Employment minister Chris Grayling said a review by the DWP had not uncovered any fraud, but did identify "significant weaknesses in A4e's internal controls"
Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Margaret Hodge said that she thinks, "more will emerge around the performance of A4e."
"We have a hearing next week when we are looking specifically around fraud and malpractice in relation to the work programme and I think issues will arise ... and questions will be raised."
Shadow secretary for work and pensions, Liam Byrne has called for more information to be released to Parliament after the Government cancelled their contract with A4e.
The Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Liam Byrne has reacted to the news that the Government has terminated a contract with the welfare-to-work firm A4e after deciding that it would be "too great a risk" to let it continue:
Andrew Dutton, Group CEO, A4e said: