Official Statistics

The Six Month Offer for Jobseeker's Allowance customers

The Six Month Offer was announced in January 2009 as a support package for Jobseeker’s Allowance customers reaching six months unemployment.



Last published: 12 October 2011

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The Six Month Offer was introduced nationally from 6 April 2009. There are four strands to the Six Month Offer:

  1. recruitment subsidy
  2. self employment
  3. volunteering
  4. work focused training

This is a joint statistical publication between the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) and the Scottish Government.