Warning over Work Programme risks

AOL Money Staff
Margaret Hodge
Margaret Hodge

Ministers must demonstrate they have properly accounted for risks in their Work Programme after getting the scheme off the ground in just a year, a group of MPs have said.


The Public Accounts Committee said getting the project up and running quickly was "commendable" but there were risks to taxpayers' money because there was no pilot and an IT system designed to detect fraud was not ready at launch.