The Welfare to Work (Welfare to Worry more like) "entertainment" started off with Channel 4 creating a series called "Benefit Busters" .
"At 8:51 pm on August 23, 2009 bobgil wrote:
Best laugh I have had for ages. I thought I was watching an office style, black comedy. The Chief executive owning a country estate was ‘priceless’. You really couldn’t make it up! I can’t wait for the next episode."
"Shaw Trust accounts show crippling cost of DWP contracts
By John Plummer, Third Sector Online, 10 August 2009
Charity blames Pathways to Work programme for huge deficit
The Shaw Trust made a £2.8m loss in 2008/09 compared with a surplus of £7.4m the previous year, according to its annual report.
The charity, which is the largest voluntary sector provider of employment services for disabled people, blamed the loss on the huge start-up costs involved in delivering Pathways to Work programmes on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions."
"Major charities ditch Pathways contracts
27 August 2009
Two major charities have ended their role as sub-contractors on the Pathways to Work programme because they were no longer financially viable.
RNIB, along with Action for Blind People, have ceased to work as sub-contractors for prime provider A4E and have warned that there may be redundancies as a result.
Meanwhile RNID have also pulled out of most of their Pathways contracts, but intend to be involved in the new DWP funded Work Choice programme, previously known as the Specialist Disability Employment Programme."