A flagship government scheme aiming to get the long-term unemployed into jobs managed to get less than a third of its latest participants into work, according to data highlighted in a new report.
Just 32% of the privately-run scheme's latest intake found jobs, below the 33% minimum success rate demanded by the DwP and under its predicted 39%, the National Audit Office said. It said the programme was unlikely to get better results than previous Government schemes.
The Employment Related Services Association, which represents the Work Programme providers, insisted that it was an achievement to have maintained employment rates despite a "more challenging economic backdrop".
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