The Back-to-work scheme was launch in June last year by the Department for Work and Pensions.
It provides unpaid work experience and training for people who have been unemployed for long periods. The Government says it provides the skills and experience people need to find employment.
A number of approved providers in the private and voluntary sectors are able to claim money from the Government if they are able to get the unemployed back to work.
The scheme has been controversial because it allows benefits to be docked if jobseekers refuse to join the scheme, or quit before it is finished. There is more information at:
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