Further austerity and welfare reforms might be seen as an opportunity says the chief spokesperson for the welfare-to-work sector Kirsty McHugh.
McHugh is Chief Executive of the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA), the trade body established to lie on behalf of grasping welfare-to-work parasites like G4S and Maximus. In a blog post published after the election McHugh warns that some in her sector may view further austerity with trepidation, but points out that others may see it as an opportunity.
The reason for this optimism is because many of the leases for Jobcentre Plus offices are up for renewal over the next five years. This could mean, according to McHugh, the possibility of out-sourcing Jobcentre services.
This is the long term ambition of the welfare-to-work sector, to take over Jobcentres completely. Already ERSA have accused the current benefit…
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