Consultation: Access to Work

BASE is launching a survey to gather the views and experiences of people using the Access to Work programme. There has been concern for some time about delays and bureaucratic requirements within the scheme. A couple of providers have told BASE that they have been asked to supply the employment contracts of individual staff members. The requirement for 3 quotes has long been a problem for employers and individuals who've sought support through the scheme and many taxi companies have refused to have anything to do with Access to Work because of payment delays.

We encourage all our members to complete the survey and to pass on details of it to colleagues and other organisations. You'll find the survey at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/base-atw

BASE will compile a report based on our findings and engage with the Department for Work and Pensions to seek improvements to the programme.