The Work Programme, delivered by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) through contracted service providers in the private and voluntary sectors, provides tailored support for unemployment benefit claimants who need more help to undertake active and effective jobseeking.

This Focus report examines the effectiveness of the Work Programme and the obstacles to its success since its launch in June 2011.

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