Index

16-hour rule. See Part-time study

Absence

during the Gateway, 32

on a New Deal option, 53, 71, 78

Access to Work, 61, 129

Action Plan, 18, 22, 29, 89, 103

and Employment Zones, 135

and Jobseeker’s Agreement, 89

and Personal Development Plan, 75

and the New Deal 50+, 115

and the ONE service, 5

disagreements about, 22

Aged over 24. See Programmes for people aged over 24

Allowance. See Payments on the New Deal

Back to Work Bonus, 63

Basic Employability training, 109

Basic skills. See People with basic skills difficulties

Benefit sanctions, 85–99

2, 4 or 26-week penalty, 86, 95

26-week penalty, 86

after 6 months on New Deal, 95

and Employment Zones, 135, 138

and non-ES interviews, 89

and part-time study, 49

and signing off, 98

and voluntary participation (early entry), 13, 125

during the Gateway, 33, 85–94

effect on Housing and Council Tax Benefits, 86, 87

Benefit sanctions, contd

failure to attend interviews, 15, 87, 88

failure to attend or complete an option, 39, 67, 96, 97

Hardship Payments, 86, 87, 94, 99

Jobseeker’s Directions, 91

on programmes for people aged over 24, 107

refusing or leaving a job during the Gateway, 91, 93

termination of JSA claim, 85

vulnerable groups, 86, 87

warnings, 96

Benefits. See under individual benefits

Better off calculations, 41, 42, 76

Care leavers, early entry, 12

Careers service, 24

Childcare costs, 40, 121

while on an allowance, 55, 70, 77, 107

Choosing a training course, 45–49, 105

Complaints, xxii, 51, 124

Completing a New Deal option, 80, 82

access to other programmes, 84

and family premium, 118

follow-through, 83, 104

re-claiming JSA, 83

Compulsory referrals, 39, 108

Compulsory referrals, 9

Council Tax Benefit, xxi, 4, 41, 62, 63, 86, 87, 88, 138

Decision making, 3, 23, 72, 82, 85, 86, 88, 90, 93, 97–98

Disability. See People with a disability

Disability Discrimination Act 1995, 11, 27, 101, 123

Disability employment adviser, 14, 20, 45, 69, 102, 125, 126

Disabled Person’s Tax Credit, 62

Disadvantaged groups

early entry to the Employment option, 38

early entry to the Gateway, 13

early entry to the New Deal aged 25+, 102

re-entry to the New Deal, 84

Discretionary Fund, 54, 70, 107

Early entry

and benefit sanctions, 13

and people with dyslexia, 27

New Deal aged 25+, 102

to the Employment option, 38

to the Gateway, 10–14

Education & training opportunities (aged 25+), 105

Eligibility conditions

aged 18–24, 8

Education & training aged 25+, 105, 107

Employment Zones, 134

lone parents, 118

New Deal 50+, 114

New Deal for Long-term Unemployed People, 100

partners of claimants, 9

people with a disability, 123, 125

re-entry, 34

self-employment route, 68

Emergencies. See Absence

Employer Agreement, 60

Employer subsidy, 59, 104, 111

and Employment Zones, 100

Employment agencies, 60

Employment Credit (New Deal 50+), 115

Employment on Trial, 91

Employment option, 38, 58–72

Employment Rehabilitation. See Work Preparation

Employment Zones, xix, 133

Action Plan, 135

and the New Deal, 100

eligibility, 134

Personal Job Account, 137

sanctions, 138

the three steps, 136

Environment task force option, 73–78

ES personal adviser

role of, 3

ES staff and assessment of disability, 124

Exempt from the New Deal, 10, 101

Ex-offenders

early entry aged 25+, 102

early entry to the Gateway, 12

early referral to Full-time training & education option, 44

specialist assistance, 27

Ex-regular, early entry, 12

Fares. See Travel costs

Financial implications of choice of option, 40

Follow-through. See Completing a New Deal option

New Deal 25+, 112

Follow-up

New Deal 25+, 112

Forms

ABI1, 41

B79/B79(DG), 12

care leavers, 12

ES40, 77

ES589, 12, 13, 14

for absence, 32

for decision makers, 98

for Extended Payments of Housing and Council Tax Benefit, 62

ND29, 32

ND3, 82

ND5, 10, 125

while on an Education & training opportunity, 107

Full-time education & training option, 44–57

Further provision

New Deal 25+, 104

Gateway, 17–34

absence during, 32

Action Plan, 22

aims, 17

and JSA, 18

and signing on, 31

benefit status, 18

compulsion, 9, 30

content, 18

early entry, 10–14

end of, 34

leaving early, 81

length of time on, 17

offers of vacancies, 18, 21

on New Deal 25+, 111

opportunities, 21, 24

providers, 17, 38

signing off, 34

Good cause

and disability, 126

and New Deal options, 97

Good cause, contd

during the Gateway, 93

for failing to attend an interview with ES staff, 88

on an Education & training opportunity, 108

Hardship Payments

during the Gateway, 94

on the New Deal, 99

Health and safety, 51, 64, 75, 97

Health conditions. See People with a health condition

Holidays. See Absence

Homeless people, xxi, 13, 26, 102

Housing Benefit, xxi, 4, 40, 41, 54, 62, 63, 86, 87, 88, 138

Illness. See Absence

Incapacity Benefit, 10, 11, 56, 77, 92, 107, 123, 125, 126, 129

Income Support, 107, 126, 129

Back to Work Bonus, 63

disability premium, 11, 125

family premium, 41, 117, 118

lone parents, 118, 119

re-claiming, 12, 13, 41, 118

transferring to JSA, 12, 117

Initial New Deal interview, 20

failure to attend, 15. See also Benefit sanctions

postal claimants, 15

referral, 14

Insurance policies, 16, 41, 64

Intensive Activity Period, 111

Interpreters. See Language needs

Interviews

advisory interviews (aged 25+), 102

after the initial New Deal interview, 23, 30

after the New Deal options, 83

Interviews, contd

compulsory or voluntary?, 31, 103

failure to attend, 15, 87

initial New Deal interview (aged 18-24), 14

New Deal 50+, 115

New Deal for Lone Parents, 119, 120

New Deal for People with Disabilities, 127

People with a disability, 128

pre-entry, 39

referral to New Deal option, 37

Jobmatch, 63

Jobsearch assistance, 51, 67, 76

Jobseeker’s Agreement

and compulsion, 32

changes to, 23, 90, 103, 105

disagreements about, 90

Jobseeker’s Direction, 32, 89, 91, 103

Jobseeker’s Grant, 63

JSA. See also Benefit sanctions during the Gateway

and eligibility for the New Deal, 10

and the New Deal 50+, 114

and the New Deal aged 25+, 103

Back to Work Bonus, 63

linking rule at end of New Deal, 83

on the Gateway, 18

re-claiming after signing off, 39

signing off, 14, 34, 81, 82

Labour market returner

early entry, 12

Language needs

and early entry, 11, 102

Language needs, contd

interpreters, 21

training, 44

Leaving the New Deal

lone parents, 118

Leaving the New Deal early, 67, 80, 81–82, 107, 125

Local Enterprise Company, 12

Lone parents, 117–22

and benefit sanctions, 13

benefit implications, 12, 41, 118

childcare costs, 55, 70, 77, 121

early entry, 12

New Deal for Lone Parents, 118

other financial help, 121

pilot programmes, 122

Mentors, 21, 28, 56, 126, 134, 137

Misconduct, 67, 72, 80, 82, 86, 87, 91, 98, 107

and Employment on Trial, 92

and insurance, 64

Monitoring, 43, 64

National Insurance contributions, xxii, 8

National Insurance credits, 8, 10, 87, 117, 123

New Deal

for 18-24 year olds

entry to programme, 14

for Lone Parents, 118

for Long-term Unemployed People (aged 25+), 100

for people aged 50+, 114

for People with Disabilities, 126

voluntary for lone parents, 119

New Deal 25+ pilots, 109

New Deal options. See also under the individual options

choice of, 36

list of, 36

New Deal options, contd

payments, 40

referral, 36–43

support during, 43

tasters, 29, 37

time limit for choosing, 34

ONE service, 3

Over 24 years old. See Programmes for people aged over 24

Part-time study, 44, 45, 49, 106, 107

Part-time workers

and early entry, 12

and Full-time education & training, 56

and the New Deal 50+, 115

declaring earnings, 77

lone parents, 120

on Environment task force or Voluntary sector options, 78

on the Employment option, 59, 126

Payments on the New Deal, 40, 54–56

aged 25+, 103, 107

aged 50+, 115

Employment option, 62

Environment task force and Voluntary service options, 76

self-employed route, 70

People with a disability. See also Incapacity benefit, Income Support, disability premium

Basic Employability training, 109

benefit implications, 125

early entry, 10, 102, 123

early referral to FTET option, 44

People with a disability, contd

eligibility for the New Deal, 125

entry to New Deal for 18–24 and 25+, 123

help at initial New Deal interview, 21

New Deal for People with Disabilities, 123

personal advisers, 127

projects, 129

Should you join the New Deal?, 125

specific provisions on the New Deal, 125

Who is treated as disabled?, 123

People with a health condition

and Jobseeker’s Agreement, 71

Basic Employability training, 109

disability employment adviser, 20

early entry, 10, 102

early referral to Full-time training & education option, 44

help at initial New Deal interview, 21

mentoring, 29

People with alcohol/drug problems, 13, 26, 101, 124

People with basic skills difficulties

assessment, 11

Basic Employability training, 109

early entry, 11, 102

early referral to Full-time training & education option, 44

pre-vocational training (aged 25+), 113

short courses, 19, 42, 46

specialist assistance, 27

Personal Development Plan, 75

Personal Job Account, 133, 136, 137

Postal claimants, 15, 31

Programmes for people aged over 24, 100

Education & training, 105

eligibility, 100

Employer subsidy, 104

Employment Zones, 134

Project Work, 100

Providers

of New Deal options, 30, 37. See also chapters on individual options

of the Gateway, 17

specialist, 26

Psychometric testing, 25

Qualification levels, 46, 121

Redundancy, large scale

early entry, 12

Re-entering the New Deal, 84

Referral

to a compulsory programme, 108

to a disability employment adviser, 125, 126

to an Employment Zone, 135

to Education & training opportunity, voluntary, 103

to Employment option, 58

to Full-time education & training option, 44

to New Deal options, 36–43

to specialist help, 128

to the Employment option, 38

to the Environment task force and Voluntary sector options, 74

to the Gateway, compulsory, 9

Remand, early entry, 12

Re-referral to New Deal, 81, 97

Responsibilities of New Deal participants, 14, 40, 51, 66

Sanctions

on New Deal options, 95

Self-employment

and the New Deal 50+, 116

Self-employment route, 67

hours, 71

partnerships, 68

payments and profit, 70

test trading, 70

Sickness. See Absence

Signing off. See JSA, signing off

Specialist assistance, 19, 25, 27, 125, 128

Specialist provision, 20

Support during the New Deal, 43, 78, 102, 119, 125, 128

Tasters. See New Deal options, tasters

Test trading, 70

Training. See also Full-time training & education option and Education & training opportunities

and Employment Zones, 134

lone parents, 120

on Employment option, 65

on Environment task force and Voluntary service options, 76

people with a disability, 129

Training allowance. See Payments on the New Deal

Training and Enterprise Councils, 12

Training for Work, 108

Training Grant (New Deal 50+), 116

Training Plan, 51, 61, 66, 72, 105

Transferring to another option, 42

Transferring training course, 50

Travel costs

choice of wage or allowance, 40

for interviews, 14, 15, 21, 24

met by provider, 54, 77

on New Deal options, 40, 55, 107

Upfront Skills Shortage Subsidy, 61

Vacancies

"New Deal", 38, 59

lone parents, 120

offers of during the Gateway, 18

Voluntary participation. See Early entry

Voluntary sector option, 73–78

Vulnerable groups, 94

Wage. See Payments on the New Deal

Work Preparation, 19, 129

Work Trials, 61

Work-Based Learning for Adults, 108

Working Families Tax Credit, xii, 40, 41, 62