2014 Report details for project: Youth Contract

Project name: Youth Contract - there are 2 reports for this project: 2013, 2014
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Organisation: DWP (D10) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2014 (data is from Sept 2013)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: The Youth Contract builds on the support already available through Jobcentre Plus and the Work Programme and is worth almost £1 billion over its lifetime. At the core of the Youth Contract is: o 160,000 wage incentives worth £2,275 each, for employers who recruit an 18-24 year-old from the Work Programme; o an extra 250,000 Work Experience or Sector-Based Work Academy places over the three years, ensuring that there is an offer of a Work Experience place for every 18 to 24 year-old who wants one, before they enter the Work Programme; o at least 20,000 extra incentive payments worth £1500 each for employers to take on young people as apprentices; and o extra support through Jobcentre Plus for all 18-24 year olds, consisting of weekly, rather than fortnightly signing, extra advisor time to provide more back to work support; and a careers interview from the National Careers Service. The Government is also making extra funding available for the Department for Education to support the most vulnerable NEET 16 and 17 year olds into learning, an apprenticeship, or a job with training.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Green
DCA text: The Project went live in April 2012, and all DWP elements were implemented to agreed timescales. Seven of the 8 MPA recommendations have been acted upon. For example, key indicators of success and management information requirements were agreed and are discussed monthly between officials from DWP, the Implementation Unit, HMT and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. The recommendation to appoint a Joint Senior Responsible Officer for other Government Departments was rejected, but DWP has adopted a joined-up approach with colleagues across government, reflected in these monthly meetings.
Start date: 2012-01-19
End date: 2012-06-21
Schedule text: Following an aggressive timetable the Project went live in April 12, as planned, with all DWP elements implemented to agreed timescales.
Baseline: £259.40m
Forecast: £250.61m
Variance: -3.39%
Variance text: n/a – variance not more than 5%
Whole Life Cost: £741.93m
WLCost text: Whole life costs cover the costs of the project team, Jobcentre Plus delivery costs, External Provider fees and Wage Incentive Pilots.
Sourcefile: IPA_2014.csv

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