Critics slam Government's Work Programme as figures reveal less than 20% stay off benefits

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Central Government and also in Communities

The Government's Work Programme has been slammed by critics, as new figures reveal that only 56% of the scheme's earliest participants have come off of benefits - with only 19% of those managing to stay off them for over six months. Paul Callanan, national organiser with Youth Fight for Jobs, a group that campaigns against the Work Programme, said: "Today’s figures have confirmed that the Government’s welfare-to-work schemes have nothing to do with getting people decent jobs. They are ...

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