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DWP offer £30m contracts for training unemployed

Contracts worth £30m are being offered by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to help unemployed people get back into work in London and the north.

The contracts are for providing personalised packages of education and employment-related training to unemployed people who are not engaging with current employment programmes.

They are for the following Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs):

  • West London: £3.2m
  • South London: £1.9m
  • North and East London: £5.6m
  • Central London: £4.4m
  • Derbyshire: £4.5m
  • Northamptonshire: £2.9m
  • Humber and Greater Lincolnshire: £5.4m

A recent Public Accounts Committee report criticised government outsourcing contracts for failing to achieve value for money and meet the needs of vulnerable groups.

The contracts are funded partly by European Structural and Investment Funds. Council leaders in the UK Core Cities announced recently that they are supporting voting to stay in the EU in June’s Referendum because of the jobs and public sector investment they believe EU membership brings.

To view the contracts, click here.


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