work programme

Guardian journalists might not like the Work Programme but jobseekers (like me) do

28 January 2015 16:20

The government’s Work Programme, launched in 2011 to help long-term unemployed people into work, has been widely condemned in the…

The Big Society and the problem of faith-based policy making

8 January 2013 16:16

The real problem with the Big Society (and I speak as someone who has written in favour of the idea)…

How to improve the Work Programme

28 November 2012 16:49

Everyone who has been involved in the Work Programme has been warning ministers for some time that there were serious…

Figures for the first 12 months of the Work Programme have been disappointing. Picture: Carla Millar

Work programme figures disappoint

27 November 2012 16:40

Today’s headline figures on the Work Programme are not good news for the government: in its first 12 months, only…

The government needs good news from the Work Programme

23 October 2012 10:23

You know a government is in trouble when the ‘week from hell’ moves beyond cliché to become the normal state…

What else could go wrong for the Tories?

7 October 2012 12:16

Beyond being implicated in the Jimmy Savile scandal it’s hard to imagine how last week could have been worse for…

All eyes on the Work Programme

18 July 2012 11:30

Today’s headline figures on unemployment are good news: a 65,000 fall in the number of unemployed people to 2.58 million in the…