As revealed by @refuted, a commercial competition has been launched for companies wishing to carry out George Osborne’s mass workfare scheme. Companies from the fraud ridden welfare-to-work industry will be handed yet more tax payer’s money to arrange six month workfare placements in community organisations. These will be inflicted on the hundreds of thousands of long term unemployed people leaving the Work Programme and start from April next year.
This new scheme represents 780 hours unpaid work, over two and a half times higher than the maximum community service penalty that can be handed out by the courts. And this is just for the crime of being unable to find a job.
It is likely to be the most marginalised who will suffer as a result of…
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