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DWP is inviting providers to take part in a supplier survey about the Welfare to Employment Market. We urge members to complete the survey as we frequently hear complaints about how DWP procures services.

DWP has confirmed that Justin Tomlinson MP has returned to the role of Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work. He was appointed on 4 April following the resignation of Sarah Newton on 12 March.

A report published by Demos suggests that Ministers should consider abolishing the Department for Work and Pensions after its failure to help ill and disabled people out of poverty. The Pathways from Poverty report suggests that most of the department's work could be carried out more effectively by other Whitehall ministries.

A new Work and Pensions Committee report says former offenders leaving prison face a "cliff edge" drop off in support offered to help them re-enter normal life and find work, and that even while in prison, education and employment support are fragmented and good practice is "patchy and inconsistent".

Publisher: 
Parliament
Topics: 
Welfare reform, Disability, DWP
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Report

The 2010 Government embarked on a major programme of welfare reforms, some of which will not be implemented fully for a number of years. Major elements include the introduction of Universal Credit, which is replacing means-tested benefits and tax credits for working age families, and Personal Independence Payment (PIP), which is replacing Disability Living Allowance for people of working age.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Welfare reform, DWP
Year of Publication: 
2007
Type: 
Report

Reducing dependency, increasing opportunity: options for the future of welfare to work

This review was commissioned by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in December 2006. Its terms of reference were;

“To review progress on the Welfare to Work programme since 1997, taking account of evidence from the UK and international experience, and make policy recommendations on how the Government can build on its success in using policies such as the New Deal to continue to reduce inactivity and inwork poverty, and meet the Government’s 80% employment aspiration.”

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Commissioning, Procurement, Supply chain contracting, DWP, Merlin, Work Choice, Work Programme
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Report, Web link

The Merlin Standard has been designed to recognise and promote sustainable excellence and positive partnership working within supply chains and provide guidance to those seeking to achieve it.

http://www.merlinstandard.co.uk/

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