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How effective is the government's Work Programme?

The first official figures for the government's new flagship Work Programme, show that only one in five people who originally signed up, have been successful in finding work.

It was designed to help get a million people off benefits and into jobs over the next two years, without cost to the taxpayer.

But BBC research suggests that in some places, the number is significantly lower than that.

Mark Easton has been following the project in Liverpool to see if it is making a difference.

  • 08 Feb 2012
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