- The Work Programme was introduced in June 2011
- £400m has been spent so far, but the estimated cost is between £3 billion and £5 billion over five years
- The money is paid to private providers, but not one has met its contractual target and performance "varies wildly"
- The committee says providers are concentrating on people more likely to generate a fee, which means sidelining jobless clients who require more time and investment
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