Work Programme is least successful in Wales

The programme helps people in long-term unemployment back into work. Credit: PA

The UK Government's Work Programme - which aims to help people in long-term unemployment back into work - is least successful in Wales.

That's according to a report by the Commons Welsh Affairs Select Committee.

The Department of Work and Pensions say it's committed to making sure providers in Wales continue to improve the service.


1 in 9 on job scheme get work

A committee of MPs has warned that only one in nine people in Wales on the UK Government's Work Programme found sustained employment - the lowest rate in Britain.