If there is one place that a culture of worklessness really does exist it’s in the offices of the companies running Iain Duncan Smith’s Work Programme. Some welfare-to-work advisors have been languishing on tax-payer funded salaries for years whilst barely lifting a finger.
Last week the DWP published an update of the Minimum Service Delivery standards for all of the main Work Programme providers. These are the very basic levels of service that everybody referred to these companies can expect to receive as promised in their contracts with the DWP. As the document reveals, you shouldn’t expect too much.
Appallingly a claimant on Employment Support Allowance can expect to wait eight weeks before Maximus will be bothered to help them produce a CV. Those placed with the…
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