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Work Programme in Disarray: Up the Ante!

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With ‘Work Experience’ programmes in disarray now is the time to up the ante: Fight the plans for Workfare as a central part of the Dole!

Ipswich Unemployed Action, formed in 2009,  has protested against these schemes since they first appeared.

We have supported

  • Decent benefits for all – a raise so people are not forced into poverty and debt.
  • No compulsion on back-t0-work schemes.
  • Measures to stop the bullying and exploitation of claimants.
  •  Genuine training  – not just the endless ‘job preparation’ courses that we all get.
  • If we can’t find work the government should create real jobs of community use, paid for at the minimum wage, and the ‘rate for the job’.

As work experience schemes for the under 25s are collapsing, we learn that A4E are being investigated for fraud.

This, we suspect on the basis of what we hear about how many of the companies involved in the Unemployment Business operate, , is the tip of the Iceberg.

We are pleasantly suprised to hear that the public is turning against this profitable industry.

That they want people paid for their work – not workfare.

So we now should campaign against:

  • The remaining unpaid work experience providers – especially government ones.
  • All providers for the Mandatory Work Activity – workfare.
  • All providers bidding for the Community Action Programme – 6 months workfare.

Johnny Void offers some Companies and Charities to start with Here. 

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Written by Andrew Coates

February 22, 2012 at 10:57 am

85 Responses

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  1. Ingeus seem unaffected, my advisor has now taken to using underhand tactics at getting my benefits stopped. I received word recently that a doubt had arisen on my claim due to me not going to an appointment which I had no clue about. My advisor contacts me religiously by phone, be it mobile or landline, yet the DWP claimed Ingeus sent out a letter, and it took them a month to even let me know! i got the sanctioned overturned, which surprised me, a decision maker has never sided with me before.

    Anyway, had an appiontment today with Ingeus, but I was late, as expected when you have a 9am appointment and a family of 6 all getting ready for school and work, so I decided not to go in, roll on my next sanction! I still made use of my time by asking in shops for part time work, yet there was none as usual.

    How about the government use their money to create some jobs, instead of line the pockets of private businesses who dont seem to know how to help.

    Chris

    February 22, 2012 at 11:07 am

    • This is exactly the kind of treatment that we need protection against.

      Along the lines applying to anybody in work – employees’ rights.

      Andrew Coates

      February 22, 2012 at 12:03 pm

  2. Re: article that we get something for nothing May be you change your mind after reading this –
    Just a small point, an enormous number of the current unemployed arrived at the job centre very recently as a result of the banker inspired recession. These are often people who have worked all their lives until now, because they have paid into the system for years their unemployment benefit is CONTRIBUTION based, because they are in CREDIT with the system. It is their own money that is being paid back to them, when it runs out they receive income based benefits.
    So people on contribution based benefits are NOT getting taxpayer funded ‘hand outs’ the only taxpayer funding them is themselves. I’m sick to death of ‘holier than thou’ taxpayers claiming that all the unemployed are getting something for nothing. Do some research on the benefits system if you intend to comment on it. (Reading hysterical headlines in The Sun does not amount to research.)
    If the job centre send someone who receives contribution based benefits to a workfare placement at for example Tesco, they are effectively keeping themselves in poverty whilst lining the pockets of Tesco’s share holders.

    Wayne green

    February 22, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    • That would be fine if the person never used the streets, hospitals, schools, police stations etc that taxes pay for. If you want unemployment insurance, take out a policy – that is NOT what tax is for.

      Mike

      June 10, 2012 at 11:50 am

      • NI = National INSURANCE, Mike. Now be a good little boy and f*uck right off back to the Daily Heil

        F&*( the Work Programme

        June 10, 2012 at 12:13 pm

  3. WARNING: CONTAINS SARCASM!
    Chris Grayling in bed last night:
    “Bloody peasants how dare they get involved, bloody unemployed 2.6 million bloody workshy scroungers, they should be flogged, all of them, and we should track down every bloody luddite on Facebook and bloody Twitter and shoot the lot, I’m writing a Social Media reform bill that will include a Facebook/Twitter licence fee of £50,000 a year that’ll keep the bloody peasants quiet. Bloody rabble, how dare they question me? Don’t they know who I am? They’ll be saying it’s their bloody country next……..”

    Wayne green

    February 22, 2012 at 12:28 pm

  4. To Andrew Coates: Good article. I support all the points Ipswich Unemployed Action supports. Keep up the good work. Btw, is there a possibility in improving this website by making it more user centric?

    Nalik / Junis

    February 22, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    • It’s a WordPress Blog – which is free and can be posted onto from anywhere.

      I think it looks smart.

      Worky has created message board sites, which can be accessed through the box at the side.

      Need we say any more?

      Andrew Coates

      February 23, 2012 at 9:32 am

  5. Look at the lovely letter I got in the post from A4e’s hired goons

    John Smith

    February 22, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    • I am jealous! Wish I could annoy Enemma that much. I think the answer is “sue and be damned”. What have you got to lose? What would it cost her to sue?

      Gissajob

      February 22, 2012 at 6:55 pm

      • Unfortunately, you have to be very rich to sue someone in the UK.

        ECAP

        February 23, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    • F*king hilarious!

      If you want to worry someone about getting sued, you contact a solicitor for something called a “Cease and Desist” letter in the first instance.

      You can do this yourself but you pay them effectively just to use their letterhead so it carries credibility.

      You do NOT ask your PR company to do this.

      Perhaps the PR company can generate some negative publicity on yourself and end up being sued by you for defamation.

      A4e seem to be rather clueless… or it could be they are trying to save money from poor results on the Work Programme? If so, its highly unlikely they will outlay the cost of legal action knowing them might have to end up paying your costs also!

      Work Programme

      February 22, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    • Extraordinary! How did they get your address?

      wishface

      February 23, 2012 at 11:26 am

      • Courage JS! Robert Maxwell was a great user of these methods, and look where he ended up.

        Andrew Coates

        February 24, 2012 at 12:06 pm

  6. Could u write up the letter you got off ae4 goons as us who use our mobiles cant read said letter ok thanks

    Wayne green

    February 22, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    • Sure

      “”Our client has made us aware of numerous libellous comments petraining to the company A4e, and its owner Emma Harrison, made by yourself on the reader comments sections of online versions of the following newspapers.

      The Telegraph [www.telegraph.co.uk]
      The Independent [www.independent.co.uk]

      Your comments are legally actionable, and A4e will seek to have the highest possible financial penalty imposed on those that seek to destroy its reputation with baseless accusations. Am I writing to you to offer you an opportunity to avoid this outcome, and to withdraw any and all comments relating to A4e on the afore mentioned publications.
      Our client has informed us that as the comments in question were made on publications that use the Disqus.com comments platform, there is a facility to edit and delete comments. If you are unaware of how to do these please contact me on the email provided for instructions.

      Failure to comply with this request will result in A4e taking legal action to resolve this matter””

      The letter came from their reputation management company. I had previously received an email expressing ‘concerns’ about comments I had made about Saint Emma.

      John Smith

      February 22, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      • What a bloody cheek,especially after the bad press about zero efficiency bully boys A4E and greedy pig Emma over the last few days.

        ck

        February 22, 2012 at 5:49 pm

  7. By the way “petraining” isn’t a typo, it is as it appears in the letter. One assumes they mean “pertaining”.

    John Smith

    February 22, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    • And so is FRAUD – something that YOU and YOUR company are GUILTY of Ms Harrison. Why don’t you take your baseless threats and shove them up your backside – or you will be receiving yet another visit from the Police

      A4e Are Fraudsters

      February 22, 2012 at 5:47 pm

  8. Thank you for putting up that about ae4 goons just got one word to say to EMMA HARRINSON AND THATS GO SWIVEL U FAT SCUM BAG PIG OF A HUMAN BEING

    Wayne green

    February 22, 2012 at 5:48 pm

  9. For Attention Of: Andrew Coates

    Our client has made us aware of numerous libellous comments petraining to the company A4e, and its owner Emma Harrison, made both by yourself and on the reader comments sections of of the following blog:

    Ipswich Unemployed Action [intensiveactivity.wordpress.com]

    The comments are legally actionable, and A4e will seek to have the highest possible financial penalty imposed on those that seek to destroy its reputation with baseless accusations. Am I writing to you to offer you an opportunity to avoid this outcome, and to withdraw and delete any and all comments relating to A4e on the afore mentioned blog.

    Failure to comply with this request will result in A4e taking legal action to resolve this matter.

    PHA

    February 22, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    • I suspect that ‘Cnut’ is not a real E-Mail address.

      Just a suspicion.

      Andrew Coates

      February 23, 2012 at 9:34 am

  10. Just to set the record straight its a free society and those big wigs at AE4 dont like it when they get stick yet its ok to call unemployed scroungers and work shy and luddites dont throw stones in green house’s you dont like the truth its what people think of you and people are entilted to their own views got a message for you SEE YOU IN COURT OH SAME TIME YOU THERE FOR ROBBING THE TAX PAYER

    Wayne green

    February 22, 2012 at 7:59 pm

  11. I get them sort of letters all the time. its a great concern as without a degree in law, without ever attending a course regarding law or even watching TV law dramas to a similar nature, they never get past the first stage. To an extent I almost get a sexual thrill out of responding back to such silly letters knowing that they have decided to drop further action. LOL

    Work Programme

    February 22, 2012 at 8:24 pm

  12. Fucking hilarious, just who do these con artists think they are.

    Libel?

    lolololol

    Clueless, desperate slave pimping fraudsters and scammers.

    x

    Wayne_Kerr

    February 22, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    • lol at a PUBLIC RELATIONS company demanding that comments are deleted from online newspaper comments section. No doubt the journalists who have written and the newspapers who have published article have received similar baseless threats. The Bad Ship Enema and A4e are going down, down… the party is over……………

      frankie

      February 22, 2012 at 8:53 pm

      • A4e employs a PR company: Golly Slater, But the way things are turning out, they must be due a BIG refund!

        ECAP

        February 23, 2012 at 10:59 pm

  13. cant wait for the jc to find out my provider has binned me and i don’t even have to go do a job search.

    just sign every 2 weeks and i keep my trap shut and say nothing.

    id rock the boat but it pissed of without me this time but looks like some major holes in it now, so the fuckers are going down for good this time.

    i mean how can someone advise the pm when the company has failed like 10 years in a row like the rest of them and get 8 mil a year takes the piss.

    super ted

    February 22, 2012 at 9:14 pm

  14. Eli Blog

    Eli Blog

    Eli

    February 22, 2012 at 9:22 pm

  15. Eli Blog

    The Welfare to Work Gravy Train

    Eli

    February 22, 2012 at 9:22 pm

  16. Wayne_Kerr

    February 22, 2012 at 9:26 pm

  17. The government schemes are for those with a full brain and low morals to milk those with less mental skills for profit.I had dealing with similar organisations and know them as wolves.

    analiensaturn

    February 22, 2012 at 9:52 pm

  18. These organisations treat their unemployed clients with contempt. People are regularly put on unpaid work placement schemes, usually with unglamourous high street outfits like Iceland or Poundstretcher, sometimes with the vague promise of a job at the end but just as often not, and expected to be grateful. One man I knew, a 50 year old from Sri Lanka, began a 2 week placement as a shelf filler at a high street chain on the understanding he would be offered a job at the end. The period was extended to 4 weeks and then to 6 weeks, at the end of which he had sustained a bad back injury from the heavy lifting and the offer of a job was withdrawn. 6 weeks of slave labour for a crappy minimum wage supermarket job that never materialised and which gave him a bad, possibly long term, back injury. Is this the kind of aspiration that IDS wants to see more of?

    analiensaturn

    February 22, 2012 at 9:54 pm

  19. In these recessionary times, we’re all very interested in unemployment. Newspapers and commentators pore over unemployment figures, whether they’re up or down and reflect on what this says about the state of our economy. But nobody seems to care much about the unemployed. Apart from Iain Duncan Smith, of course – or so he would have us believe. In a speech last May, in which he introduced his ideas for welfare reform, he announced, ‘We must be here to help improve people’s lives, not just park them on long-term benefits. Aspiration, it seems, is in danger of becoming the preserve of the wealthy’

    One of the proposals in IDS’s welfare reforms which are currently being pushed through parliament is to involve more private companies in getting the unemployed back to work, who will then be paid for their successes. It’s hardly an original idea – Jobcentre Plus already has contracts with hundreds of such organisations (‘training providers’ they’re called in a classic example of New Labour-speak ) whereby claimants of Jobseekers Allowance are forced to attend ’employability training’, which often involves little more than them being sat in a room with some newspapers and the Internet for 5 hours a day (if you care to search the web, there are a fair few ranting forums and blogs devoted to these places). The providers have various targets, for getting people into work or onto work placements, and they are paid according to their results. This was the New Labour version, so one can only assume that the Tory version is going to be even more wedded to free market dogma.

    I worked in the employability sector for a while in the mid-noughties and have friends who still do. I can say fairly confidently that it is run by a bunch of cowboys. A4E, one of the government’s largest private contractors, was investigated by the DWP in 2009 for fraudulent practices, including falsifying employer signatures. It was brushed off by A4E as an aberration, but it is symptomatic of the way that many such companies are run; I know of many cases, from my own and others’ experiences, in which signatures have been forged, paperwork falsified and evidence faked in order for targets to be met and money to be claimed from the Job Centre. One such instance involved a bewildered client being asked to pose for a photograph standing by a photocopier, only to find out later that this was being used as evidence of an office work placement that she had never done.

    A4e Corruption

    February 22, 2012 at 9:57 pm

  20. In these recessionary times, we’re all very interested in unemployment. Newspapers and commentators pore over unemployment figures, whether they’re up or down and reflect on what this says about the state of our economy. But nobody seems to care much about the unemployed. Apart from Iain Duncan Smith, of course – or so he would have us believe. In a speech last May, in which he introduced his ideas for welfare reform, he announced, ‘We must be here to help improve people’s lives, not just park them on long-term benefits. Aspiration, it seems, is in danger of becoming the preserve of the wealthy’

    One of the proposals in IDS’s welfare reforms which are currently being pushed through parliament is to involve more private companies in getting the unemployed back to work, who will then be paid for their successes. It’s hardly an original idea – Jobcentre Plus already has contracts with hundreds of such organisations (‘training providers’ they’re called in a classic example of New Labour-speak ) whereby claimants of Jobseekers Allowance are forced to attend ‘employability training’, which often involves little more than them being sat in a room with some newspapers and the Internet for 5 hours a day (if you care to search the web, there are a fair few ranting forums and blogs devoted to these places). The providers have various targets, for getting people into work or onto work placements, and they are paid according to their results. This was the New Labour version, so one can only assume that the Tory version is going to be even more wedded to free market dogma.

    I worked in the employability sector for a while in the mid-noughties and have friends who still do. I can say fairly confidently that it is run by a bunch of cowboys. A4E, one of the government’s largest private contractors, was investigated by the DWP in 2009 for fraudulent practices, including falsifying employer signatures. It was brushed off by A4E as an aberration, but it is symptomatic of the way that many such companies are run; I know of many cases, from my own and others’ experiences, in which signatures have been forged, paperwork falsified and evidence faked in order for targets to be met and money to be claimed from the Job Centre. One such instance involved a bewildered client being asked to pose for a photograph standing by a photocopier, only to find out later that this was being used as evidence of an office work placement that she had never done.

    These organisations treat their unemployed clients with contempt. People are regularly put on unpaid work placement schemes, usually with unglamourous high street outfits like Iceland or Poundstretcher, sometimes with the vague promise of a job at the end but just as often not, and expected to be grateful. One man I knew, a 50 year old from Sri Lanka, began a 2 week placement as a shelf filler at a high street chain on the understanding he would be offered a job at the end. The period was extended to 4 weeks and then to 6 weeks, at the end of which he had sustained a bad back injury from the heavy lifting and the offer of a job was withdrawn. 6 weeks of slave labour for a crappy minimum wage supermarket job that never materialised and which gave him a bad, possibly long term, back injury. Is this the kind of aspiration that IDS wants to see more of?

    A4e Corruption

    February 22, 2012 at 9:59 pm

  21. Regarding this letter, I’m no legal eagle – but do remember that in the McLibel case, the European Court of Human Rights criticised the UK for not adequately protecting individuals’ rights to publicly criticise private companies, especially where the activities of the company affects people’s lives.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McLibel_Case

    mrmrkrchrdson

    February 22, 2012 at 10:17 pm

  22. It is an imperative that you transform yourself from a consumer of the rich man’s bullshit, to a manufacturer of the people’s truth.

    – Noam Chomsky, Manufacturing Consent

    Noam Chomsky

    February 22, 2012 at 10:29 pm

  23. Am flabbegasted that the big work programme consist’s of you going once a wk from minute you walk in to minute you walk out half hour latter you get no contact with a work programme provider apart from them making sure you sign their attendance book and thats only so they can get paid if sitting you in front of a computer half hour a week looking on web sites at jobs that dont change from one month or the next or looking at dwp site at jobs that are made up and never was a real paid job then god help us and the sum thing for nothing excuse me its what we have payed in to the system when we was working that we are getting paid with in fact we are paying our self’s with our own money by rights, only people getting sum thing for nothing is the likes of tesco and the rest that take free labour and of course emma harrison and all the other work programme providers that are getting paid what for they dont give us any help to help us back into work so please drop the sum thing for nothing as its what we have paid in to system when we was working and only people to rob the tax payer is all the mp’s who fiddled their exspenses and of couse emma and the other chums

    Wayne green

    February 22, 2012 at 10:35 pm

  24. […] letter has come to light in the comments of a piece on the Ipswich Unemployed Action website which seems to suggest that once more A4e are attempting to censor any criticism of them […]

  25. Dose that mean now emma harrisons has stood down that it be end of her and ae4 I tell u it wont as she owns 84% of ae4 so all it mean is she wil advice her goons as to how to cheat u the tax payer .i would of said I would raise a glass to her going but u can rest assured that aint last u have seen that dam liar and cheater the tax payers this countrys hard earnt tax money no wonder david camerons stuck up her arse as they, thats the mp’s they have been stealing and robbing the tax payers of this country for years the some thing for nothing as they keep on about dont apply to most of us them that have worked and payed in to the system we are only taking out what we have put in, the only people getting some thing for nothin is big business and the goons at ae4 and the fiddling scum bag mp’s I say that the police should look in to work programme providers may see that they are all doing a EMMA HARRISON ROBBING YOU THE TAX PAYER : :

    Wayne green

    February 23, 2012 at 11:35 pm

  26. Oh and dose that mean that she is also going to give last years 11m back to the tax payers this country I fucking bet she dont am demaning that she dose lets have it bitch we are waiting do the honest thing oh you wont you freinds with the lieing david cameron and they only tell lies and rob the tax payers of this country

    Wayne green

    February 23, 2012 at 11:42 pm

  27. Yes, mandatory volunteering is conscription. In a civilian workplace that is forced labour.
    I thought forced or compulsory labour is illegal under Section 71 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 in England, and section 47 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010.
    Remember “forced or compulsory labour is defined as:
    “ALL WORK OR SERVICE WHICH IS EXACTED FROM ANY PERSON UNDER THE MENACE OF ANY PENALTY AND FOR WHICH THE SAID PERSON HAS NOT OFFERED HIMSELF VOLUNTARILY”
    It is therefore of paramount importance for all Jobseekers to declare themselves to be non-volunteers – beware if you are asked at any time if you would consider voluntary work.
    That old military adage is right: NEVER VOLUNTEER!

    Wayne green

    February 24, 2012 at 9:30 am

  28. there looks like there’s more problems for this programme.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/now-poundland-snubs-workfare-programme-7440154.html

    poundland have now withdrawn.

    looking around at some of the web pages an interesting comment regarding an mp for chingford and his character.

    “He visited my government office shortly after being made MP for Chingford. He looked down his nose at everyone except the manager. Refused to go into the canteen saying he would rather go with the manager to his office. He was a really snobbish creep. If anyone spoke to him he didn’t answer or make eye contact. How he can make such comments when he thinks nothing of other people.

    – Yve, UK, 23/2/2012 00:37”

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2104022/The-delusions-X-Factor-sneering-job-snobs-betray-young.html#ixzz1nI5ykGDZ

    ken

    February 24, 2012 at 9:44 am

  29. Going to give people some advice you should follow these rules when sent to any placements and they are first you want to ask if you aint given one why u aint bin given a health and saftety as they have to do this by law and by law they have to make sure that u got correct saftey gear to do the job unlike the gal working on tesco chillers and told only employers tesco are given them they was breaking health and saftey law .also when u are given a health and saftey make sure u ask to see their paper work to make sure they are qulified to take the test as just who’s on at the time dont make it ok in law for them to do this wil put past 2 next ok

    Wayne green

    February 24, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    • And don’t be brushed off with: “you are responsible for your own health and safety” – cos that’s what they told me!

      Samantha

      February 24, 2012 at 1:20 pm

  30. Second before u start any work ask them to phone in front of you their insurance company and to explain to them that u aint volunterd to do the free labour u being forced this applies mainly to them that are told they must do it or benefits be stopped thats u being forced and I can tell u that I was sent to a local football club and to cut it short after a row with owner over what they wanted me to do I asked him to ring his insurance company and explain I was being forced and they told him I was not insured get him off site .i do not get sent any more as I get them to phone insurance company and it results in same way . So if u agree to go u dont have leg to stand on let them mandate u then use what I told u then u wont do free labour again trust me on that people take advice or suffer always

    Wayne green

    February 24, 2012 at 12:43 pm

  31. the thing that does me about this workfare, if you have been in work for years like many have, they are giving you your own money back through the taxes you paid while working, and then making you work for it again it aint there money, its the persons that paid into the system. So why should you work for your own money all over again by doing unpaid work programme placements to help the goverment and tesco profits bigger

    Wayne green

    February 24, 2012 at 5:14 pm

  32. May be of use to you people : emmasblog@a4e.co.uk

    Willam smith

    February 25, 2012 at 9:23 pm

  33. All them that are on ae4 should refuse to go to their course with them till they have been cleared ha ha ha and we know that aint going to happen after all if u was burgled you would not go out with the burglar till he went to court would you so why should you continue to go to ae4 I say stay away ?

    Wayne green

    February 26, 2012 at 11:35 am

  34. The company owned by David Cameron’s former ‘back-to-work’ tsar is at the centre of a new fraud probe.
    Detectives are investigating the alleged misuse of  thousands of pounds’ worth of Government vouchers meant to help the jobless back into work.
    Officers from Thames Valley Police’s Economic Crime Unit are examining claims that staff at employment firm A4e used the vouchers to boost their annual salaries instead of handing them to the unemployed clients they were  supposed to be helping.
    Staff at A4e – the firm built up by multi-millionaire Emma Harrison – are believed to have stolen the vouchers and exchanged them for goods in high street stores. The widening of the inquiry comes as a male A4e employee was interviewed under caution by Thames Valley detectives.
    The man, who attended a police station by appointment yesterday afternoon, is the second staff member to be interviewed since the fraud inquiry was revealed in last week’s Mail on Sunday. Four former employees arrested last month remain on bail until March.
    Mrs Harrison quit as chairman of A4e, which has received Government contracts worth hundreds of millions of pounds, on Friday amid allegations taxpayers’ money was claimed for getting unemployed people into jobs that lasted as little as one day. She had earlier resigned from her Government role.
    The vouchers, available in £10, £20 and £50 denominations, are meant to enable jobseekers to buy smart clothes and stationery to make themselves presentable at job interviews.
    They are redeemable in stores and supermarkets, including Marks & Spencer, Primark, Tesco and Sainsbury’s.
    The exact value of the alleged fraud is unknown, but sources indicate it is in the region of ‘tens of thousands of pounds’.
    A police source said: ‘Detectives are examining the  various ways in which these vouchers were used. There are suggestions that some were given out as bonuses for getting unemployed clients into jobs and there are suspicions that some members of staff may have helped themselves to the vouchers without consent.
    ‘If this proves to be correct, there could be more arrests and further charges.’
    Emma Harrison, pictured with her husband Jim. Detectives are investigating a the alleged misuse of funds
    Until now, it was believed the inquiry related solely to A4e’s Slough headquarters after officers met managers for four hours on Friday, February 17, demanding that staff hand over documents and computer files dating back two years.
    But a source has confirmed that the four staff members arrested last month worked in the Thames Valley region. This means that they may have worked at A4e branches in  Banbury, Bracknell, Oxford, Reading or Staines.
    One of those arrested was Julie Grimes, 49. Ms Grimes left her junior role as a ‘client adviser’ at the firm’s Slough branch in November 2010  after an internal investigation revealed she was suspected of falsifying company documents, which were supposed to provide a record of clients who had been placed in full-time work.
    It is alleged that she claimed clients had found full-time work when in reality some of the positions lasted only a day. This would have allowed A4e to claim a bonus of up to £2,000 for each ‘successful’ placement, with Ms Grimes receiving £50.
    Ms Grimes was arrested on January 18 on suspicion of fraud. Two men, aged 41 and 35, and a 28-year-old woman were also arrested.
    A whistleblower who contacted The Mail on Sunday claimed senior management  ordered staff to chase targets ‘by any means possible’. And they are allowed to carry on its a piss take the unemployed u get caught making false claim they stop a job seekers claim law for them one for us

    Wayne green

    February 26, 2012 at 7:05 pm

  35. Today, while I was at work, my sister stole my apple ipad and tested to see if it can survive a 25 foot drop, just so she can be
    a youtube sensation. My apple ipad is now broken and she has 83 views.

    I know this is completely off topic but I had to share it
    with someone!

    keratin treatment

    April 19, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    • So if your phone is now excuse pun fucked how you managed to post this no nonsense as ain’t to do with fight for unemployed go to Facebook you want sympathy next time don’t let SIS play games a with phone tell go play with self instead

      paul

      April 19, 2013 at 8:59 pm

  36. Shortly after the 10th of June 2013 the work programme providers will be held to account as the first of the many hundreds of thousands will be completing their 2 years of hell.

    I believe there is a report we have to fill out and send to the DWP on how your private provider has helped (Ha – that’s a joke) you while you were with them.

    This is your chance for revenge – please don’t waste it and send a copy of it to the t.v and newspaper media.

    Obi Wan Kenobi

    April 20, 2013 at 9:44 am

    • Exiting the work programme:

      Chapter 10 Work Programme Provider Guidance 1 V3.00

      Chapter 10 – Completing the Work Programme.

      This section covers:

      • Early completers of the Work Programme
      • Participant is due to complete the Work Programme (104 weeks)
      • Completion and return of the Exit Report
      • Detailed background and further information

      http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/wp-pg-chapter-10.pdf

      Obi Wan Kenobi

      April 20, 2013 at 10:07 am

    • You right on the button obi wan kenobi as I’m now on second year finish December first year went with shaw trust in whole year gave me one job off government dole web site could got me self at dole office and was for job I could not do so am with you all the way .and people be very aware signing a new jobseekers agreement as I have just been stung on front page is a little box that they put in my case I must do 30 things a week to look for work had I seen that on front page I would not signed it I have now had a doubt put on my claim and expect me jsa to be stopped so be aware people TRICKS THEY USING TO SANCTION PEOPLE FOR NO REASON BUT TO MEET THERE TARGETS DAM SHAME ON THEM HOPE ROT IN HELL ALL THEM

      paul

      April 20, 2013 at 10:09 am

      • Paul:

        When you finish the work programme you don’t have to sign a new jobseekers agreement as your already signing on – so you don’t need one.

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        April 20, 2013 at 10:30 am

      • No since I been on work program they have called me in and changed my jobseekers agreement 2 times so far and I dare say won’t be last time either

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        April 20, 2013 at 10:34 am

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  40. LIFE AFTER THE WORK PROGRAMME

    Ever wondered what will happen after WP well don’t as you’ve only got to look up trailblazer and all will be unfolded. Expect to sign on once a week, be inducted into a placement that dependant on scheme could last in excess of 6 months according to the data and last and not least also provide evidence of your intense search that could be as long as 30 hours a week.

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  41. Paul wells, I so wish I was here on the 27th of April as I have some rather important questions.

    1:How do you get 72.5 hours (37.5 volunteering and 35 jobsearch) into 37.5 hours of a working week?

    2:You said I quote “show proof and allow dwp to contact all people you have said I phoned or sent a CV or speck letter. As you clearly worded it ALLOW, meaning they legally need our permission which is quite correct under DPA british law. Are you aware you cannot sanction someone all because they quote with good reason a british law set out to insure british citizens have control over their personal and sensitive data. This being both a legal and reasonable request under law can you explain how government intend to circumnavigate this very important point.

    3:Can you explain why even now and this includes the new universal credit that despite your claim that JCP still cant sanction you legally and reasonably (always overturned on appeal when threat followed through) for refusing to sign up to the new government jobsite if you can give good cause.

    4: Are you aware that the government may claim exemption of DPA under the social security act when giving out your data to third parties but cant stop you from putting the employer under third party restrictions, meaning the claimant can legally gag the potential employer from communicating a reply or face punishment under the ICO.

    5:You say that the WP is going no where but as yet government have made no plans as to whether or not to continue it beyond the last client, what is it you know that government aren’t saying and how do you explain the scheme trailblazer ?

    gaia

    June 12, 2013 at 11:57 am

    • Gala all your comments are valid but you get dwp to abide by them or get a solistor to take your case to both you can’t that’s why I’m sanctioned well after getting sanctioned I signed off as can’t take pressure am a heart patient but that made no difference to dwp WANTING me to do 45 things a week to look for work and I was homeless to had no phone no internet lived six mile from dwp office .I was singled out like many are as advisors have to sanction number people a week to keep there job / I just hope that when claimants start to dish out there own sanctions that dwp advisors understand like they want us to when they doing it to save there jobs unemployed doing it cause they starving hungry and been used / and for record I don’t condone that type action .but a tooth for a tooth is only fair ain’t it / sow what you reep and its only matter time before they try same tricks on a MAN freshly released from prison and then they will be sorry as you tell man who’s just done a ten stretch we sanction you you getting no money . May be when it to late and a advisor has been killed or seriously hurt they will pack in sanctioning people to save there own job and only use that method when it is meant to be used and not when they told to by Ian Duncan smith . I do not condone any type violence but do see a unemployed person case when they sanctioned for the wrong reasons . Also what an idot who thought let’s stop peoples money leave them no choice but to turn to crime as what do government think people doing just sitting on there couches for the four weeks they sanctioned no they bang at it result long run locked up government paying lot more saving none

      workshy

      June 12, 2013 at 12:23 pm

      • Thanks for the reply Workshy and I feel your pain and despair and your so right they don’t care. I doubt a violent act will make a difference as ive witnessed many a claimant clock an advisor or security, some quite badly yet it all still continued.
        Well I certainly hope these odd days to weeks work are still flowing for you as i’d do the same if it was available here still at least one of us is out of fire, good on you sir.

        gaia

        June 12, 2013 at 12:35 pm

      • Workshy:

        You’re what the Jobcentre/DWP call an easy target and you’re not on you’re own.

        Obi Wan Kenobi

        June 12, 2013 at 1:33 pm

      • Let’s just say I’m far from an easy target I give good as get know law inside out . But when you can’t get dwp to abide by law then its easier let’s just say to. Turn to well you know the rest

        workshy

        June 12, 2013 at 1:39 pm

      • I so wish every claimant was informed as its sickening to see their ignorance preyed upon.
        I’ve been trying to get those that have recorders on their phones to record every meeting they have and when in dispute A: us it as evidence then B: upload it to you youtube for all to see.

        Grass the government movement,highlighting evidence of this systematic behaviour of preying on the ignorant throughout the entire departments.

        gaia

        June 12, 2013 at 2:33 pm

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