Work programme: bonuses to be paid even to worst performing providers

Bonuses for failure of achievement ! This has got to be the pinnacle mismanagement achievement of IDS. Hope some put’s it up of BIS award.

The lovely wibbly wobbly old lady

Reposted from The Guardian
National Audit Office discovers DWP is obliged to make bonus payments even to badly performing work programme providers

Welfare-to-work providers will receive undeserved bonuses of up to £25m even though they have failed to hit government targets for placing people in to long term jobs, official auditors have found.

The National Audit Office has discovered that flaws in work programme contracts meant that the Department for Work and Pensions is obliged to make incentive payments to even the worst performing providers.

In a report released today, auditors also say the success rates of contractors has fallen. Around nine in every 10 claimants of employment and support allowance, who include many people with illnesses and disabilities, are failing to maintain a job.

The report is the latest damning assessment of Iain Duncan Smith’s £2.8 billion programme which has been beset with problems since its inception in 2011.

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