Consultation outcome

Skills conditionality

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Detail of outcome

The government’s response to its Skills Conditionality call for evidence.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


This consultation sought views to inform the implementation of skills conditionality.


Consultation description

This consultation, conducted by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), sought views to inform the implementation of skills conditionality.

Skills conditionality involves Jobcentre Plus referring claimants to a skills training provider, further education college or Next Step adviser with potential benefit sanctions for non-participation. The training will include vocational, basic skills, employability training as well as support with softer skills such as motivation and confidence building.

Government response

The government published its response to this consultation on 29 March 2011.

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