Public Finance, 26 July 2016

Public Finance published an article highlighting Reform‘s recommendations from its recent report, Stepping up, breaking barriers: transforming employment outcomes for disabled people

Reform criticises the government’s move to reduce the proportion of welfare-to-work services delivered by the private sector and charities. Instead it argues that the government should modify the existing programmes delivered by the independent sector. They should also give more incentives to providers to get disabled people back into work and look at devolution as a way of integrating services at a local level.

“Charlottle Pickles, Deputy Director and Head of Research at Reform, said: “The government is wrong to revert back to Jobcentre Plus. Outsourced welfare-to-work systems have been highly successful.”

Pickles also highlighted that outsourced services are helping the government keep to its manifesto pledges to close the disability employment gap by half.”

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Read the full article here.