£400m spent so far on work scheme 'poor value for money'

Margaret Hodge, who chairs the Public Accounts Committee says far from convinced that the £400 million spent so far on the Work Programme will turn out to be good value for money.

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'Extremely poor' work scheme

A multibillion-pound Government programme which is meant to help the long-term unemployed into work has been branded "extremely poor" in a damning assessment by MPs.