NEW DEAL FOR UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE IN SCOTLAND:
REVISIONS TO STATISTICS TO END JUNE 2002
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This News Release presents revisions to the figures released on 29 th August 2002, and contains New Deal information to the end of June 2002.
During quality assurance checks prior to the August publication, it was identified that the key statistics to be published in the Statistical First Release were likely to have been affected by a fault with one of the data items that feed into it. Although evidence suggested that the scale of the error was not large, the precautionary step of marking the Scottish News Release as provisional was taken. Work has now been completed to correct this error and this Release contains revisions of the key statistics for the New Deal for Young People and the New Deal 25 + that were published on 28 th August 2002.
Statistics for the New Deal 50+ were unaffected by the data fault and remain as given in the August Release.
Table A: absolute and proportional revisions for key statistics for New Deal for Young People and New Deal 25+
The Department for Work and Pensions New Deal statistical first release for GB and the regions, "New Deal for Young People and Long Term Unemployed aged 25+" can be accessed from the URL, www.statistics.gov.uk/press_Release/CurrentReleases.asp
Alternatively, contact John Sweeney, ELLD, transitions to Work: 3, Scottish Executive, Meridian Court, 3 rd Floor, Cadogan Street, Glasgow G2 6AT. Telephone 0141-242-5490. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Deal Policy Design
More detailed information on the New Deal policy design can be found on the internet. The address of the national New Deal website is: www.newdeal.gov.uk. In addition, a website covering the New Deals and other Welfare to Work initiatives in Scotland has been recently expanded into a forum for disseminating news and sharing good practice: http://www.newdealscotland.com
Details on criteria for early entry to New Deal are described in the News Release dated 29 June 2000: New Deal for Unemployed People in Scotland: Statistics to end April 2000, at the URL, http://www.scotland.gov.uk/stats/bulletins/00002-00.asp
Notes for News Editors
The New Deal for the Young Unemployed was introduced nationally on 6 April 1998. The New Deal for the Long-term Unemployed was launched throughout the country on 29 June 1998.
Employment policy is reserved to the UK Government, which takes the lead on the funding and delivery of the New Deal. In Scotland it does this in partnership with the Scottish Executive and contributing Scottish organisations, many of whom provide New Deal services under contract or provide funds and other resources, including training funds, to enhance the quality of New Deal at local level.
Further notes for News Editors can be found in the News Release dated 29 June 2000, at the URL, http://www.scotland.gov.uk/stats/bulletins/00002-00.asp
Table A: Revisions to key New Deal statistics (data to end June 2002)
New Deal 18-24 (April 98 to June 02)
New Deal 25+ (1) (July 98 to June 02)
Jobs gained (all)
(1) Combined totals for the original and enhanced ND 25+ programmes