Private Eye on A4E Claiming for People Who Already Had Jobs

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I’ve posted up a number of pieces recently on fraud and the welfare to work industry. Johnny Void has also blogged extensively on this subject, providing very detailed accounts of the way the workfare companies have overcharged the government for their services. This includes claiming for unemployed people, who had already found work.

Private Eye has also covered this topic. I found this article on the way A4E were also guilty of such fraud in their issue for the 27th July – 9 August 2012.

Welfare-to-work contractor A4E has found a new way to make money from the government’s struggling Work Programme: claim bonuses for people who already have jobs.

The programme supposedly pays by results, giving cash to firms like A4E only when they get people off the dole. The government considers claimants “attached” to A4E and co for such purposes only once they have had an interview. But…

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