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Pathways to Work Pilot Areas

Volume 448: debated on Thursday 6 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his Department's estimate is of the cost to date of personal adviser time per work-focused interview in Pathways to work pilot areas. (49802)

The total cost to date per work-focused interview (or unit cost) is not available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

In response to PSA target requirements, Jobcentre Plus do publish the unit costs for job broking and benefit processing every year in their annual report and accounts. The PSA unit costs for job broking activities and benefit processing for 2004-05 were as shown in the following table.


Unit cost (£)

Job broking


Benefit processing