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MP disappointed at scheme failure

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: December 07, 2012

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MP Huw Irranca-Davies has expressed his dismay that the Work Programme launched by the Coalition Government last June has failed to achieve the success promised.

The MP, originally from Gowerton, accused David Cameron and George Osborne of turning their backs on a generation of young Welsh people.

In his Ogmore constituency, in the first 14 months of the Work Programme only 30 jobs were created.

"It is deeply disappointing that the work programme has not succeeded," he said.

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  • Kaiser_Macsen  |  December 07 2012, 5:28PM

    'Back-to-work scheme scrapped by Cameron 'produced net gain for UK' Report finds Labour-backed future jobs fund made £7,750 per participant in wages, tax receipts and reduced benefits bill' 23 November 2012 Link: http://tinyurl.com/ctqrvxw

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  • geoboy01  |  December 07 2012, 5:13PM

    cardboard box factories are boning up for big business in near future people losing benefits=homelesness and cardboard city living!!

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  • geoboy01  |  December 07 2012, 5:10PM

    soup kitchens will be popping up everywhere!

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  • Jiffy  |  December 07 2012, 2:58PM

    There are a couple of work programmes working in Swansea. From what I've heard, they've done a wonderful job of saving the government money, by stopping people from getting benefits. They will 'sanction' any jobseeker for the slightest infringement, leaving them without income for 2 weeks minimum, up to a year. If a claiment is sent to work for a *Poundshop* for no money and refuses, they're sanctioned. Miss an appointment - sanctioned. Anyone else noticed there's been an increase in the number of muggings in Swansea recently?

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  • Neathboy234  |  December 07 2012, 2:17PM

    Just goes to show how inept this government is. I just feel sorry for the poor men and women out there looking for work

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  • geoboy01  |  December 07 2012, 2:09PM

    30 jobs in ogmore? terrible waste of tax payers money how many jobs has the work program created in swansea then? ive also heared bad things about the work programs Working Links in Alexander house by the train station!

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  • Jiffy  |  December 07 2012, 1:05PM

    Hint for Huw - there's no point in having a work programme without some kind of job creation scheme being run alongside it. Given our current government, that's a non-starter. Since coming to power, all they've done is put people out of work.

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