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From 6 April Jobcentre Plus started delivering the enhanced Jobseekers Regime in the 28 Jobcentre Plus districts in Phase 1. In July 2008, the existing New Deal (including Private Sector Led) and Employment Zone (incorporating new deal for lone parents) providers were notified that their contracts would end in April 2009, with the Flexible New Deal providers due to start delivering tailored support to customers from October 2009.
Following consultation with the existing providers (in December 2008), smoother transitional arrangements between April and October 2009 were agreed involving additional referrals to existing New Deal and Employment Zone providers being maintained until June 2009, with those services being continued alongside the enhanced Jobseekers Regime. The number of additional referrals was agreed with providers at a level that will enable customers to complete their provision and be returned to Jobcentre Plus on a phased basis by the end of September 2009.
New Deal and Employment Zone referrals in Phase 2 areas will continue as normal and will not be capped as a result of capacity or budgetary constraints. New deal for disabled people is not affected by these arrangements.
Jobseekers in all areas also have access to the recently introduced extra help for the newly unemployed and an expanded range of work and training options to provide jobs through recruitment subsidies, support to start a business, work-related training and volunteering opportunities.
In his Budget 2009 Report the Chancellor announced an additional £1.7 billion for the Department for Work and Pensions to deal with the increased workload and associated pressures on Jobcentre Plus and employment programme providers resulting from changes in the economy. This is in addition to the £1.3 billion announced at the pre-Budget report.
[holding answer 1 June 2009]: The Budget 2009 announced additional funding for the long-term unemployed of £620 million in addition to £350 million that had been announced at the pre-Budget report. Most of the provision for long-term unemployed people will be provided through the Flexible New Deal over the next two years, although phased implementation means that there will still be some expenditure on New Deal and Employment Zones programmes over the next two years.