Our latest figures April 2015 - Feb 2020
We have won contracts with Taunton Deane Borough Council, The National Careers Service, and Big Lottery/European Social Fund. Research tells us that tackling worklessness and low pay makes economic sense. For every out of work claimant in 2015-16 who moved into employment:
- DWP saved £9,800 per JSA claimant and £8,632 per ESA claimant
- The local economy benefited on average £4,810 per JSA claimant and £5,068 per ESA claimant
Claimants who move off benefits and (re)-enter work generally experience improvements in income, socio-economic status, mental and general health, and well-being. Those who move off benefits but do not enter work are more likely to report deterioration in health and well-being."