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.

Experts by Experience

Remploy has been chosen by the Care Quality Commission to run an Experts by Experience programme which recruits people who have experience of using health and care services to support the commission’s inspections of those services. Remploy won the contract, following a competitive tender process, to recruit, support and manage the involvement of Experts by Experience in the CQC’s North, South and London regions.

i2i launches new company Health 2 Employment

Inspire 2 Independence (i2i) has launched a new venture which will focus on providing health and wellbeing support for unemployed people.

2i Health 2 Employment was officially launched on November 25, this year, and is the latest addition to the company's successful employability, skills and training business.

The new company will meet the needs and demands of the welfare sector by supporting unemployed individuals with complex health issues into sustainable employment.

New financial results from Maximus and Providence (Ingeus)

New quarterly financial results have been published by both Providence Service Corporation, which owns Ingeus, and Maximus.

Both CEOs comment on their UK results, in the case of Providence on their Work Programme impacts, and for Maximus on the start-up of their health assessment (Work Capability Assessment) contract.

The Providence Service results are here:

Work Programme market share shift: DWP update Sept 2015

DWP have announced (21 Sep 2015) further changes to Work Programme market share shift.

Market Share Shift is where a proportion of referrals are moved from a lower performing provider to a higher performing provider.

Market Share Shift is applied per payment group, so there are a number of cases where there are providers both gain and lose in the same CPA.

Future DWP Commissioning – A view to 2017 (i2i’s main Experiences and Recommendations)

Inspire 2 Independence (i2i) is one of the highest performing (and largest) employment/skills sub-contractors in the UK.

Since the start of The Work Programme i2i has supported over 42,000 jobseekers, achieving 51% referral to job starts and up to 36% referral to job outcomes.

Working at the top of five Prime Contractor’s Work Programme Supply Chain networks i2i is well-placed to comment on future commissioning.

Work Programme statistics: Inclusion analysis

Full Briefing

Inclusion comment

The Work Programme continues to show improved results within a period of increasing employment and falling unemployment numbers and rates. Performance for those who started in the last two years has been higher than that for the very large numbers who started in the first two years of the programme.


Institute of Employability Professionals: Liz Sewell takes over from Declan Swann

Founder Director of the IEP, Declan Swann, is moving on to a new job. The Board have appointed Liz Sewell to take the organisation through its next stage of development. She will start immediately.

IEP Chair, Janette Faherty, said

“IEP has benefitted tremendously from Declan’s commitment and vision, and the Board wants to thank him for his tireless work and wish him every success in his new post.