SCIE consultation response: A new deal for welfare: Empowering people to work

Published: April 2006

This document sets out SCIE’s responses to a number of the specific consultation questions posed in the green paper A new deal for welfare. We have focused upon those issues around which we have already gathered an evidence base and, most importantly, consulted with relevant stakeholders. These include; encouraging employers to provide appropriate support to their workforce, our recommendations around the use of ‘action plans’, the most critical issues in, where suitable, supporting people in to employment and finally, important considerations for distributing housing benefits.