Employment schemes

All Commons Briefing Papers
33 Documents
DateDescription
07.06.2016'Access to Work' scheme for people with disabilities
This briefing paper explains the Access to Work scheme which provides practical advice and support to disabled people and their employers to help them overcome work-related obstacles resulting from disability.
07.06.2016Key statistics on people with disabilities in employment
This note summarises the key statistics available on disabled people in employment in the UK.
16.05.2016The Troubled Families programme (England)
The Troubled Families programme works with families with multiple problems, such as unemployment, anti-social behaviour, truancy and mental health problems. It is operated at a local authority level on a payment-by-results model.
14.04.2016Help to Work: post-Work Programme provision for the long-term unemployed
Since April 2014, unemployed people leaving the Work Programme are required to participate in a new scheme, Help to Work.
14.04.2016Work Programme: background and statistics
The Work Programme is the Government's main welfare-to-work scheme, designed to tackle long-term unemployment in Great Britain.
14.04.2016New Enterprise Allowance
The New Enterprise Allowance is a government scheme designed to help unemployed people who want to start their own business.
16.03.2016Jobcentre Plus Flexible Support Fund
From April 2011 a number of schemes operated by Jobcentre Plus - including the Deprived Areas Fund, the Adviser Discretion Fund and the Travel to Interview Scheme - were abolished and replaced by the 'Flexible Support Fund' (FSF). The FSF gives Jobcentre Plus Districts greater freedom to tailor back to work support to individual and local need.
08.03.2016Apprenticeships policy, England
This note provides a summary of current apprenticeships policy and developments in England in 2015-16.
07.03.2016Constituency Casework: Training
This note provides Members of Parliament and their staff with information related to frequently asked questions from constituents about training.
10.02.2016The UN Inquiry into the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the UK
The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is conducting an inquiry into the impact of the UK Government's policies on people with disabilities in relation to their human rights obligations. This briefing paper provides information on the Committee, details of the inquiry and an overview of the Government's policies in relation to people with disabilities.
05.01.2016Apprenticeship statistics for England: 1996-2015
This note presents and analyses data on the number of people starting apprenticeships in England and statistics for Parliamentary Constituencies in England from 1996 to 2015.
13.08.2015Apprenticeships Policy in England: 2010-2015
An overview of apprenticeship policies introduced in England during the 2010-2015 Parliament
23.07.2015Apprenticeships Policy, England prior to 2010
This note provides a summary of apprenticeships policy in England, prior to 2010
25.06.2015Work experience schemes
This note summarises current Government work experience schemes and includes an overview of previous schemes.
04.06.2015Scotland Bill: Welfare & Employment Support (Bill 3 of 2015-16)
This briefing provides detailed information on the welfare and employment support provisions in the Scotland Bill. The Bill is scheduled to receive its Second Reading on 8 June 2015. With the exception of a new power to top-up reserved benefits, there are no substantive differences between the welfare and employment provisions in the Bill and the previously published draft clauses.
13.03.2015Remploy Employment Services
Remploy factories provided employment to 2,150 disabled people at 54 sites in 2011/12. Following the withdrawal of Government subsidies from March 2012, most factories have now closed but six have been sold to new owners. It was announced in March 2015 that Remploy will be established as a new company free from Government control in partnership with Remploy employees and MAXIMUS.
25.02.2015Youth Contract
The Youth Contract is a package of schemes, including Apprenticeship Grants for Employers and work experience. aimed at helping young people into sustained employment.
29.04.2013Delivering public services: The growing use of Payment by Results
The Payment by Results (PbR) approach to delivery of public services is not new and is not without controversy. This note looks at current and planned projects in rehabilitation, welfare to work, the NHS, children's social services and with rough sleepers and with vulnerable young people.
22.03.2013Jobseekers (Back to Work Schemes) Bill 2012-13
On 12 February 2013 the Court of Appeal ruled that regulations underpinning some of the Government's back to work schemes were unlawful and must be quashed. The Bill - which has retrospective effect - would remove the ability for individuals sanctioned for not participating in one of the schemes to challenge the sanction decision on the grounds that the regulations were invalid, or notices given to them were inadequate.
15.12.2011Future Jobs Fund
This note provides an overview, statistics and analysis of the previous Labour Government's Future Jobs Fund, which provided subsidised temporary jobs to 18-24 year olds.
09.12.2010Welfare to work programmes: an overview
This note provides an overview of the main back-to-work schemes that offer support to unemployed individuals in their job search. The system is currently in a state of transition between the New Deal programmes of the previous Government and the Coalition Government's policy of replacing them with a new scheme called the Work Programme by summer 2011.
20.05.2010Lone parents and Jobseeker's Allowance
By April 2011 most lone parents with a youngest child aged seven or over will no longer be able to claim Income Support but will instead have to claim Jobseeker's Allowance and be available for and seek paid work.
20.05.2010Lone parents with younger children: the Progression to Work pathfinders
The Welfare Reform Act 2009 includes provisions to enable piloting of mandatory 'work-related activity' for lone parents on Income Support and partners of benefit claimants with a youngest child aged 3-6. The Labour Government announced proposals to run 'pathfinders' in four Jobcentre Plus districts in England from October 2010.
28.01.2010Graduate Internships
13.03.2009The Flexible New Deal
This note describes proposals for a flexible new deal. This would involve changes to the existing new deal programmes and the involvement of private and third sector organisations to provide personalised assistance to job seekers.
13.11.2008Jobcentre Plus Rapid Response Service
This short note outlines the role of the Jobcentre Plus Rapid Response Service.
30.09.2005Employment and Training Programmes for the Unemployed Volume I: recent developments and the New Deal programmes
30.09.2005Employment and Training Programmes for the Unemployed Volume II: Other programmes and pilots
10.02.2003Employment and Training Programmes for the Unemployed
Employment and training programmes for unemployment. Commons Library Research Paper 03/13.
19.10.2000Employment and training programmes for the unemployed
Employment and training programmes for the unemployed. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/81.
19.02.1999Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill (Bill 44 of 1998/99)
Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill (Bill 44 of 1998/99). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/19.
07.12.1998Employment and Training Programmes for the Unemployed
Employment and Training Programmes for the Unemployed. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/111.
24.04.1998The Budget of 1998 and work incentives
The 1998 Budget and work incentives. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/45.