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Tackling in work poverty by supporting progression into better paid jobs

Park Plaza County Hall, 1 Addington St, London SE1 7RY | 14:00 - 17:00 | Wednesday 9 November


National LEAFEA Autumn Meeting

4th November 2016

Guildhall London

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Resilience and responsiveness: the annual conference on English, maths and ESOL

3rd November 2016

Imperial College Union, London

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Youth Employment Convention 2016

Monday, 5 December 2016 - 9:30am - 5:00pm
Learning and Work Institute

5th December 2016

Etc. St. Paul's, London

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Youth Potential: Maximising the life chances of Britain’s greatest asset

Economic and political instability can damage young people’s prospects and opportunities.


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Learning & Work Institute publish analysis of Work Programme performance

Learning & Work Institute has published its' analysis of Work Programme Performance based on DWP's end September release.

The headline results are:

Labour market statistics September Learning and Work briefing

  • Unemployment is 1,632,000, down 9,000 from last month’s published figure (quarterly headline down 39,000) and the unemployment rate is 4.9%, no change on last month and down 0.1 percentage points on last quarter.

Staffline announce results for first half of 2016

Staffline, which is the parent company for PeoplePlus, the operator of the largest number of Work Programme contracts, has announced its results for the first half of 2016. The full details are available from the company's website. The PeoplePlus headline is:

Employability trading in line (with expectations) and Work Programme contracts delivered significant performance improvements, particularly in the acquired A4e contracts

Andy Hogarth, Chief Executive, added:

Work Programme statistics June 2016

DWP published their latest statistics on the Work Programme at 9.30 am on 23rd June 2016.

L&W will be producing its analysis on Friday 24th. We had a "that's funny" moment while going through the DWP stats. DWP responded with "good catch", so their computers are running hot. The issue mainly relates to 2-year and overall performance by payment group (which doesn't form part of the main DWP release, it's supplementary material).

Ingeus owner Providence Service Corporation reports 2016 Q1 results

Providence Service Corporation, the owner of Ingeus, has reported its' financial results for the first three months of 2016.

Ingeus is part of the Global Workforce Development segment. The report on this segment includes:

Maximus reports second quarter results

Work Programme provider and contractor for ESA Work Capability Assessments and the Fit for Work programme Maximus has reported its' second quarter earnings for fiscal year 2016.

Work and Health Programme PIN published

DWP has published the 'Prior Information Notice' or PIN for the Work and Health Programme on the EU central noticeboard. Edited extracts below. More on the actual notice.

New financial results from Providence (Ingeus)

The Providence Service Corporation (which owns Ingeus) reported its fourth quarter 2015 and full year 2015 results on 10th March 2016.

Ingeus comes within the Workforce Development segment. In addition, this includes Mission Providence in Australia, which had to bear the setup costs and initial startup process of the new employment support contract. This contributed to an overall loss within the WD segment and the overall company.

Staffline Group trading update

Staffline, the Staffing and Employability organisation, providing people and operational expertise to industry, has issued a trading update for its financial year ended 31 December 2015.

The Board today confirms that earnings for the full year will be in line with market expectations and both of the business’ divisions have performed well in the year.