Labour welfare-to-work scheme 'cost £31,000 per job'

Labour's flagship welfare-to-work programme placed fewer than 17,000 people in short-term jobs at a cost of £508 million in its first eleven months of operation, according to figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions.

by Hannah Jordan

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