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.
Emma Harrison quits as boss of welfare-to-work firm
The chairman of one of Britain’s leading welfare-to-work companies resigns – the day after quitting her post as the government’s “family champion”.
Welfare-to-work: how the scheme works
With the government’s welfare-to-work programme in the spotlight, Channel 4 News looks at the schemes on offer for the unemployed.
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.