Saturday, 25 February 2012

Government blocks Freedom of Information requests to protect the “goodwill” of workfare exploiters

Mandatory Work Activity and Work
Programmes in Norfolk

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/mandatory_work_activity_and_work_2

Extract of DWP response: (24 February 2012)

“In line with the Department’s transparency commitments, we have previously provided information about companies who participate in a number of our programmes that offer work experience, where we can collect this information without disproportionate cost. However, we are now invoking the exemption because it has become clear in recent weeks that there are a minority of people who appear to be seeking to undermine the goodwill of employers who are prepared to offer opportunities to unemployed people by attempting to harm those companies’ commercial interests.”

 

Is there no depth to which this government will not stoop?

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