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Pre-Work Programme and Youth Contract statistics

Statistics on pre-Work Programme support and the Youth Contract.

We released the latest official statistics as follows:

  • Mandatory programmes – Thursday 20 November 2014
  • New Enterprise Allowance – Wednesday 25 March 2015
  • Youth Contract – Wednesday 25 February 2015

Details of future release dates for pre-Work Programme and Work Programme official statistics are on the Employment Programme support official statistics landing page and the Statistics release calendar.

Contacts and more information

There is contact information and more about DWP statistics on the Statistics at DWP page.

Mandatory programmes

This publication covers statistics on mandatory programmes for the period May 2011 up to and including August 2014:

  • Mandatory Work Activity referrals and starts
  • Skills Conditionality initial provider interview, training placement and National Career Service referrals and starts

Important points from the latest release

From May 2011 up to and including August 2014 there have been:

  • 251,200 referrals to Mandatory Work Activity placements
  • 105,610 starts on Mandatory Work Activity placements

From August 2011 up to and including August 2014 there have been:

  • 726,340 Skills Conditionality initial provider interview referrals
  • 420,150 Skills Conditionality initial provider interview starts
  • 899,760 Skills Conditionality training referrals
  • 492,980 Skills Conditionality training starts
  • 866,230 Skills Conditionality National Career Service referrals
  • 535,000 Skills Conditionality National Career Service starts

An ad hoc release of the early impacts of Mandatory Work Activity was published in June 2012. It compares the benefit and employment outcomes of a cohort of Mandatory Work Activity participants with those of a matched comparison group.

If you have any technical questions regarding the statistics in this official statistics series please contact the lead statistician on the details below.

Lead Analyst:

Email: Elbereth Puts Telephone: 0114 209 8072

Coverage: Great Britain

  1. Pre-Work Programme support: mandatory programmes: May 2011 to Aug 2014

    • 20 November 2014
    • Statistics
  2. Pre-Work Programme support: mandatory programmes: May 2011 to Feb 2014

    • 29 May 2014
    • Statistics
  3. Pre-Work Programme support: mandatory programmes: May 2011 to Aug 2013

    • 3 February 2014
    • Statistics
  4. Pre-Work Programme support: mandatory programmes: May 2011 to Feb 2013

    • 26 June 2013
    • Statistics
  5. Pre-Work Programme support: mandatory programmes: May 2011 to Aug 2012

    • 1 November 2012
    • Statistics
  6. Pre-Work Programme support: mandatory programmes: May 2011 to Feb 2012

    • 12 June 2012
    • Statistics
  7. Pre-Work Programme support: mandatory programmes: May 2011 to Nov 2011

    • 1 February 2012
    • Statistics

New Enterprise Allowance

The latest New Enterprise Allowance official statistics were released on Wednesday 25 March 2015. From April 2011 up to and including December 2014 there have been:

  • 124,540 starts with a New Enterprise Allowance mentor
  • 65,570 starts to the New Enterprise Allowance weekly allowance

Before December 2013, New Enterprise Allowance statistics were included in the Get Britain Working statistical series, which can be found under the Youth Contract statistics publications.

An ad hoc statistical release New Enterprise Allowance: analysis of benefit status of participants was published in July 2013. The publication assesses the level of benefit receipt for the first cohort of individuals receiving New Enterprise Allowance in the year after starting the allowance. It assesses the proportion of individuals continuously off benefit for 13, 26 and 52 weeks and the proportion on/off benefit each week in the 52 weeks following allowance start.

  1. New Enterprise Allowance: Apr 2011 to Dec 2014

    • 25 March 2015
    • Statistics
  2. New Enterprise Allowance: April 2011 to September 2014

    • 19 December 2014
    • Statistics
  3. New Enterprise Allowance: April 2011 to June 2014

    • 25 September 2014
    • Statistics
  4. New Enterprise Allowance: April 2011 to March 2014

    • 17 June 2014
    • Statistics
  5. New Enterprise Allowance: April 2011 to December 2013

    • 27 March 2014
    • Statistics
  6. New Enterprise Allowance: April 2011 to August 2013

    • 10 December 2013
    • Statistics

Youth Contract

The Youth Contract publication contains official statistics on starts on work experience and sector-based work academies. The latest release (25 February 2015) shows that from the start of the Youth Contract up to and including November 2014 there have been:

  • 198,080 work experience starts by 18 to 24 year olds
  • 83,530 sector-based work academy starts by 18 to 24 year olds

The publication also includes experimental statistics and management information on wage incentives. Up to and including November 2014 there have been:

  • Wage Incentive payments for 31,940 individuals
  • 16,540 26 week full payments

Up to and including August 2014 there have been:

  • 116,140 job starts linked to Wage Incentives

Work experience and sector-based work academies for 18 to 24 year olds have been funded by the Youth Contract since April 2012. Until March 2013, funding for all ages came from Get Britain Working (in the period April 2012 to March 2013, funding for 18 to 24 year olds could come from either programme). Statistics for work experience and sector-based work academy starts were previously published in the Get Britain Working statistics.

An ad hoc release of the early impacts of work experience is available. It compares the benefit and employment outcomes of a cohort of work experience participants with those of a matched comparison group.

Lead Analyst:

Email: Elbereth Puts

Telephone: 0114 209 8072

Coverage: Great Britain

  1. Youth Contract official statistics: April 2012 to November 2014

    • 27 March 2015
    • Statistics
  2. Youth Contract official statistics: August 2014

    • 27 February 2015
    • Statistics
  3. Youth Contract official statistics: February 2014

    • 25 February 2014
    • Statistics
  4. Geographical breakdowns of Get Britain Working statistics

    • 21 August 2013
    • Statistics
  5. Pre-Work Programme support: Get Britain Working, August 2013

    • 21 August 2013
    • Statistics
  6. Pre-Work Programme support: Get Britain Working, February 2013

    • 26 June 2013
    • Statistics
  7. Pre-Work Programme support: Get Britain Working, August 2012

    • 1 August 2012
    • Statistics
  8. Pre-Work Programme support: Get Britain Working, May 2012

    • 1 May 2012
    • Statistics
  9. Pre-Work Programme support: Get Britain Working, February 2012

    • 1 February 2012
    • Statistics
  10. Pre-Work Programme support: Get Britain Working, November 2011

    • 1 November 2011
    • Statistics