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.
The Public Accounts Committee says that during the first 14 months of the Work Programme only 3.6% of claimants moved off benefits into sustained employment. The figure is less than a third of the 11.9% the Department for Work and Pensions expected to achieve.
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