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FactCheck: Why leaked A4E data suggests Work Programme isn’t working
The background The government launched the Work Programme in June last year, calling it the biggest welfare-to-work initiative in UK history. Is it working? With more than 2.5 million people unemployed, there’s a huge amount riding on that question. And the government now says it wants to export the same kind of model – outsourcing…
Video: A4e – the analysis
Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Jackie Long discuss the interview with Emma Harrison former chairman of A4e, and major shareholder on Channel 4 News tonight.
£46m payout for A4e – despite missing Work Programme targets
A4e received £46m from the taxpayer in the first year of the government’s flagship Work Programme – despite failing to meet minimum targets for getting the long-term unemployed into work.
New stats highlight A4e’s regional failures
Following revelations from Channel 4 News about the failings of welfare-to-work company A4e, further statistics show their poor performance happening in a region where jobs are plentiful.
Exclusive: A4e finds jobs for 3.5 per cent of job-seekers
Data obtained exclusively by Channel 4 News shows that the welfare to work company A4e secured sustainable jobs for just 3.5 per cent of its job-seekers under the government’s flagship Work Programme.
Minister accuses committee of witholding A4e evidence
The work and pensions secretary has accused the public accounts committee of “holding back” evidence over alleged fraud at the welfare-to-work company A4e from government investigators.
Government terminates contract with A4e
The government has ended a contract with the company A4e to help find unemployed people work after an audit found “weaknesses” in A4e’s internal mechanisms for preventing fraud.
Arrests made at government contractor A4e
A4e, the company at the heart of the Government’s flagship Work Programme, has been forced to pay back public money five times after a series of investigations into allegations of fraud.
10 times government ministers re-wrote parliamentary records after making false claims
Transcripts from the House of Commons can be quietly edited if politicians’ claims are proved wrong. But the public rarely hears an apology. Here are ten incorrect claims we discovered which were made by government ministers. They were all corrected afterwards – but often not for weeks.
FactCheck: Work Programme still under pressure to prove its worth
The government’s back-to-work programme is praised by ministers but damned as a failure by the unions. FactCheck referees.
Whitehall’s revolving doors – FactCheck Q&A
Dave Hartnett used to be top taxman but is now to work with Deloitte. Who does he follow? FactCheck gets behind the revolving doors of Whitehall.
Prisoner rehabilitation – the key questions
As the government introduces payment by results for prisoner rehabilitation, Channel 4 News looks at how the new scheme will work.
2012: A year of lying shamelessly
We take a look back at the lowlights of 2012 with damned lies and statistics coming thick and fast from across the political spectrum.
Top UK business stories in 2012: the scandals and highlights
From the euro crisis to Facebook’s IPO, Spain’s banks and the fiscal cliff, 2012 was bursting with business news – even knocking the royal baby off the front pages (on occasion). Here’s the countdown.
FactCheck: Why the Work Programme isn’t working – yet
Although we are only one year into a two-year scheme, today’s Work Programme figures are bad news for the Department for Work and Pensions – and the numbers for ill and disabled people are even worse.