Slave auction: One of the posters created to protest against the work programme when A4e was still involved.

Slave auction: One of the posters created to protest against the work programme when A4e was still involved.

Glynismillward189 reposted this from Morning Star online

Fraud convictions handed down to four former employees of disgraced back-to-work recruiter A4E have illustrated the abject failure of coalition workfare schemes, campaigners said yesterday.

A4E claimed £1.3 million from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) for its Aspire to Inspire lone parent mentoring programme between 2008 and 2010.

While this money was not directly received by the employees, many of them were given bonuses for each person they helped into work or for meeting targets.

However documents apparently signed by candidates and employers to show successful job outcomes were, in fact, produced and signed by staff.

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