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Plan for Jobs and employment support

Inquiry

The Committee looked at the effectiveness of Government support to get people into employment, including disadvantaged groups such as those in low-paid jobs and young people.

The Committee looked to find out:

  • What is driving increases in economic inactivity - for example amongst people with health conditions and older people?
  • What has been the impact of the Way to Work campaign?
  • How could DWP work more effectively with employers to ensure that people coming through Jobcentre Plus are well-equipped to fill vacancies?
  • Are there any international examples of successful employment support schemes that DWP could learn from?
  • Should the Government provide employment support to people who are not on benefits? If so, how could that support best be provided?

Read the call for evidence to find out more.

The published report can be found here.

The Committee has previously looked at employment support as part of its inquiry into DWP’s response to the coronavirus report, and more recently in its inquiries into DWP’s Preparations for changes in the world of work and the Disability Employment Gap.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 16 September 2022.

Upcoming events

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Past events

Wednesday 3 May 2023
9:00am Private
9:15am Public
Plan for Jobs and employment support - Oral evidence 3 May 2023
9:15am
  • Guy Opperman MP (Minister for Employment at Department for Work and Pensions)
  • Tom Pursglove MP (Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work at Department for Work and Pensions)
  • Katie Farrington (Director General for Disability, Health and Pensions at Department for Work and Pensions)
  • Sophie Dean (Director General for Labour Market Policy and Implementation at Department for Work and Pensions)
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Wednesday 19 April 2023
9:15am Public
Oral evidence session 19 April 2023
Plan for Jobs and employment support - Oral evidence
9:15am
  • Alex Till (Chairman at National Enterprise Network)
  • David Hale (Head of Public Affairs at Federation of Small Businesses)
  • Matt Dooley (Chief Operating Officer at Momentic Limited)
  • Jonny Briggs (Diversity, Inclusion & Resourcing Director at Aviva)
11:00am
  • Private discussion
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Wednesday 15 March 2023
9:15am Public
Oral evidence session 15 March 2023
Plan for Jobs and employment support - Oral evidence
9:15am
  • Professor Dan Finn (Emeritus Professor of Social Inclusion at University of Portsmouth)
  • Dr Katy Jones (Research Fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University)
Room 16, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 8 February 2023
9:15am Public
Plan for Jobs and employment support - Oral evidence 8 February 2023
9:15am
  • Rhodri Thomas (Managing Director at Reed in Partnership)
  • Elizabeth Taylor (Chief Executive at The Employment Related Services Association (ERSA))
  • Richard Clifton (Managing Director of Employability at Shaw Trust)
  • Fiona Monahan (Chief Executive at Ingeus)
10:15am
  • Rosie Ginday (CEO and Founder at Miss Macaroon)
  • Liz Sewell (Director at Get Ready for Work (GRoW))
  • Graham Parry (Director of Youth, Employment & Skills at Groundwork)
Room 16, Palace of Westminster

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