There has just been a confusing item on the BBC news. It said that a third of people who have been on the Work Programme (I think they said for a year or more) have started a job. But only one in ten of those with medical problems have started a job. And the providers say that the money just isn't there in the scheme to help them. Cue a brief clip of Labour's Liam Byrne saying that three quarters of people on the WP haven't even started a job. And then Andrew Sells (who was captioned as a WP adviser but appears to be a businessman - see here) saying that the WP was more successful every month. An employee of a WP provider (I didn't catch which one) was asked why the companies took the contracts if they knew there wasn't enough money in them, but he was otherwise treated sympathetically.
Now the item has appeared appeared on the BBC news website. It has Kirsty McHugh of the ERSA (the providers' trade association) saying that money needs to be diverted from other budgets. But I'm no clearer about the figures.