Another DWP lie revealed! It turns out that the statistic claimed by the government in a press release I quoted ( is an outright lie. It was wrong to say that the number of people taking on Access to Work is the largest since 2007 – according to its own statistical release, the only year when FEWER people took part in the scheme was 2011-12!
We’re all indebted to Johnny Void for digging out the facts – although his claim that Access to Work is collapsing may be taking matters too far. It’s doing about average – as far as its own modest previous results can demonstrate.
But it is certainly nothing to write to the press about, as Mike Penning has done.