Former prisoners said they were not convinced of the benefits of the new "pay by results" scheme that will see private companies run probation and other services for former prisoners.
One former prisoner told ITV the pilot scheme he was part of was "too bureaucratic" and case workers had to spend too much time doing paper work, and had less time to spend mentoring. He said:
"The process that they have to go through is probably not going to get the results they expect"
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Stamp duty is to be abolished for first-time buyers on properties up to £300,000, Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced in his Budget.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered his Budget which he believes will help build "a Britain fit for the future".
Stamp duty for all first-time buyer purchases up to £300,000 is to be abolished immediately, Philip Hammond has announced in his Budget.