Iain Duncan Smith at Work and Pensions Committee: Work Programme, “Outperforming” “Set to do Even Better”.
Iain Duncan Smith says he is set to “do even better”.
Yesterday Members of the Work and Pensions Committee heard evidence on the annual report and accounts of the Department for Work and Pensions, (5 November 2014)
Evidence was heard from:
• Iain Duncan Smith, Work and Pensions Secretary
• Robert Devereux, Permanent Secretary, DWP
• Mike Driver, Finance Director General
Iain Duncan Smith notably said, the Work Programme (WP) is “outperforming” and “set to do even better”.
He was so pleased with this expression that he promised he will make the work programme “even better”.
The fall in long-term unemployment – and a rise in “sustained” work was also due – “directly apportioned” (I might have misheard this bit of jargon) – to the Work Programme.
Evaluations, and plans for “even further improvements” to make it ” (and, you guessed it) “even better” and “even more successful” having a “big effect” “saving money”, were under-way.
The “work experience programme” for young people has has “dramatic effects” in helping them.
IDS’s minions added that performance figures for the WP were now based on renegotiated (formal adjustments) contracts with the (bunch of chancers) companies running the Work Programme.
The Sanctions Regime was there to help the process and was fine and dandy.
Everything was incredibly “successful”.
Anyway if you stand to watch and listen to this session at the Work and Pensions Committee to the bitter end – that is pass over to the Iain Duncan Smith Narnia wonder-world – see link above.
Or this one: here.
But hark!… we hear this… (Independent)