It is official the Work Programme failed.. the figures they use are based on 14 months rather than a year. and that figure is 3.3% the contract signed by the dwp and providers said MINIMUM of 5.5% So they FAILED. But its even worse.. taking the year figure 12 months, they didnt even reach half of their projected successes.
254k Disabled people who were placed on the Work Programme 6,200 of them had a positive job by July 2012 a job success rate of less than 2%
We the people on the scheme Predicted it would fail just like the last ones
Compelling those on long term unemployment to take up mandatory work for either minimal pay of £2.50 an hour, or in some cases no pay for a set period of time from 8 weeks to 26 weeks never carried a guarantee of work at the end. For the 878,000 people who participated in the Work Programme in the year from July 2011 to July 2012 less than 31,250 of Work Programme placements had resulted in a Job Outcome. This means that the success of the Work Programme was 3.53%.