Several hours after the DWP’s £300 million mass workfare scheme began and the DWP have finally decided who’s going to be running it. The
Financial Times are reporting
that G4s will operate the flagship contract to provide Community Work Placements in six regions. This is despite the fact that up until recently they were banned from carrying out new public sector contracts due to concerns about fraud. The company are currently under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office after over-charging huge sums on their electronic tagging contract. Other companies with their snouts in the workfare trough include Pertemps, Seetec and Interserve.
G4S will use their experience fucking up the Work Programme to fuck up the Help To Work scheme of which the unpaid workfare placements are a key part. Quoted in The FT, Sean Williams, managing director of G4S employment support services, said: “Building on our experience on the Work…