Advance pay for providers of welfare-to-work schemes


If the Government is announcing fund cuts on one hand, they have made up with the angry public by announcing the Welfare –to- Work programme that will help the jobless to find a way to earn. The much speculated ‘pay before work’ aspect of the programme is still being debated by the coalition government though.

But the good part is that, the unemployed would get to have confirmed employment for up to 5 years. Although the program seems like it might spoil some lazy whiners by giving upfront payments, the program is actually designed meticulously to retain employees by paying them a small amount upfront and later paying the balance based on their performance. The programme is also applauded for its work quality check and the penalties that come along with it for the employers who do not keep up with their promise to provide “welfare” jobs to job seekers.

It is indeed a sweet surprise to those who have been looking forward for a good news this Christmas. Great work scheme with an assured job and a great work place would make a perfect X-mas gift from Santa.

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