DWP sets out future commissioning strategy

3rd August 2014

The DWP has set out its commissioning strategy, outlining how it will work with providers and partners to deliver welfare to work services.

The strategy largely reiterates that of 2008, with some additional references to using more innovative commissioning models for specialist provision.


 DWP will continue to commission provision through national, top-down prime contracting, with local partnerships predominantly used to test models to support those furthest from work

The strategy commits to further support smaller providers

There is promise of more transparency of information on performance expectations, performance levels and referral volumes

The strategy, however, doesn’t mention service quality, quality management or quality monitoring


For the full commissioning strategy, see here