The Employment, Skills and Enterprise Scheme covers four initiatives: (i) Skill Conditionality aimed at improving take-up of help and support for those claimants with an identified skills need that is a barrier to them gaining and keeping employment; (ii) Service Academies will give pre-employment training and work experience leading to a guaranteed interview; (iii) the New Enterprise Allowance will promote self-employment under the guidance of a business mentor; (iv) the Work Programme will provide back to work support for a wide range of claimants. The Social Security Advisory Committee broadly welcomes the schemes, but believes they would be attractive to claimants without the sanctions-based conditionality attached to them. The Government does not agree with that key recommendation. Overall, the Government accepts or partially accepts ten, and rejects five, of the Committee's recommendations.We need to undertake further work on best way to achieve this, but it is likely that we will put a proposal to Social Security ... by Business Link, through the Welsh Assembly Government in Wales and through Training for Work in Scotland.
|Title||:||The Jobseeker's Allowance (Employment, Skills and Enterprise Scheme) Regulations 2011 (S. I. 2011 No. 917)|
|Author||:||Social Security Advisory Committee, Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions|
|Publisher||:||The Stationery Office - 2011-03-31|