A4e raided

The private sector work programme provider has had its offices in Slough raided. According to the Mail on Sunday “”The Department for Work and Pensions confirmed last night that a probe into A4e – headed by Mrs Harrison – was under way. A source at the company told The Mail on Sunday that on Friday afternoon, officers from Thames Valley Police visited the company’s offices in Slough, Berkshire. The source said they stayed for up to four hours and demanded staff hand over documents and computer files dating back two years.” Apparently what’s being investigated is the allegation that “the company had put some people in jobs for just one day, but claimed the funding nonetheless.”

The Mail on Sunday’s article can be read here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2103252/Back-work-tsar-centre-fraud-probe-claims-funding-went-jobs-lasting-just-day.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Also check out a good blog concerning A4e called “Watching A4e”. Lots of useful information here, not only for activists in the DWP but for the wider movement. The blog is at: http://watchinga4e.blogspot.com/

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