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Defence minister’s leaked letter concerns over welfare to work cherry picking

Defence minister's leaked letter concerns over welfare to work  cherry picking

Defence minister’s Nick Harvey (Lib Dem) sent a letter to Chris Grayling has been leaked.

The letter highlights concerns over funding of the Work Programme and fears that private sector will ‘cherry pick’ charities.

The letter raises concerns at;

  • Ministerial unease about whether the Work Programme has been structured properly for a deteriorating labour market,
  • that large private-sector firms working on the scheme will be able to take advantage of small local¬† charities struggling with cash flow,

“The real concern is that the private sector will cherry pick the ruins of the charities concerned.”

 

Read the letter here

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