Labour market update - February 2017 Learning and Work briefing

Learning and Work Have published the February Labour Market Statistics update

The labour market figures published on 15 February are at first sight a set of positive figures.

Work and Health Programme - How you can stand out

Learning and Work (with Policy in Practice) are holding a webinar on 9th February

This builds on the event held on 30 January.

The slides for the 30 January event are now online and can be seen here

Staffline (PeoplePlus) announce full year 2016 results

Staffline have announced their full year 2016 results, including those from their PeoplePlus business.

PeoplePlus (previously Employability) achieved significant improvements as fully integrated business:

Labour Market update - January 2017 Learning and Work briefing

Learning & Work have published the January Labour Market Statistics update:

The labour market figures published on 18 January are at first sight another set of concerning figures. However, there are perhaps some more positive signs in the numbers.

December labour market statistics report

The latest labour market figures published on 14 December are the third consecutive monthly set of disappointing figures. It is clear that the UK labour market is now slowing.

Learning & Work's monthly labour market statistics briefing has now been published.

Key points:

Labour Market update - November Learning and Work briefing

  • Unemployment is 1,604,000, down 52,000 from last month’s published figure (quarterly headline down 37,000) and the unemployment rate is 4.8%, down 0.1 percentage points on last month and down 0.1 percentage points on last quarter.

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.