The employability agenda

February 2008
People Management;2/21/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p15
The article discusses a report by former city banker David Freud which recommended that the government gives private companies incentives to help unemployed people back into work in Great Britain. In January 2008, James Purnell, the government's new secretary of state for work and pensions, together with Prime Minister Gordon Brown, showcased the report of Freud who has recommended the privatisation of Welfare to Work and the incentivisation of contractors. The Freud agenda is crucial to understanding how the government wants to proceed on welfare.


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