Over on the Standard the UK is being used to cast doubt over the wisdom of contracting private service providers to get beneficiaries into work.
As I have pointed out to them, there are already over 150 private providers contracted to MSD for this very purpose. They often work with the hardest to place and, from what I have been told, get good results. Of course, the best result would be if individuals got themselves to these agencies before they even needed a benefit. Then it would be the prospective employer and employee footing the bill.
Greensleeves has a lot to answer for
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