Flexible New Deal
Phase 1 and Phase 2
The New Deals have been the most successful innovation in the history of the UK labour market. During the last 10 years, the New Deals have helped more than 1.8 million people into work. Over the last decade, the labour market has changed beyond recognition: the New Deals are now 10 years old and so they too must evolve to ensure we are ready for the challenges of the next decade.
On 2 January 2008, the Government announced exciting new plans for transforming Britain’s labour market and this includes the introduction of a more Flexible New Deal. Details can be found on the link below:
This is a fundamental part of the Government’s wider welfare reform and will underpin the principles of working towards eradicating child poverty by 2020. The Flexible New Deal will replace the current New Deal 18 – 24 and 25+ and Employment Zones programmes. It will provide an inspiring opportunity for Prime Contractor organisations from the private, public and third sectors to work together in partnership to deliver this new programme across all Jobcentre Plus districts from Autumn 2009.
The five core principles of the Flexible New Deal
- A stronger framework of rights and responsibilities to move benefit customers from being passive recipients to active jobseekers.
- A personalised and responsive approach to individual customer needs which will provide tailored employment and skills support to meet the needs of both customers and local employers.
- A partnership approach with public, private and third sector organisations working together to maximise innovation, leading to more and better outcomes.
- Devolving and empowering communities for future sustainable employment which will be at the heart of neighbourhood renewal.
- Not just jobs, but jobs that pay and offer opportunities for progression, with an emphasis on sustaining and progressing in work to ensure all customers who need help to develop their skills have access to the relevant pre-employment and in-work training.
Latest Flexible New Deal Phase 2 Information
- Question and Answer Brief (ITT Stage) (updated 18 December) (264KB)
- Flexible New Deal Phase 2 ITT Briefing Event Slides (1.67MB)
- Flexible New Deal Phase 2 Bidder details (updated 18 December) (94KB)
Suppliers interested in offering their services to these suppliers must use the Standard Information Sharing Template sub-contractor-form below and submitting the template directly to the supplier.
- Flexible New Deal Phase 2 Specification (added 12 October 2009)
Previous notices and information regarding Flexible New Deal Phase 2
- Question and Answer Brief (revised 22 July 2009) (57KB)
- Jobseekers Regime and Flexible New Deal Phase 2 Launch events - slides (added 15 July 2009) (136KB)
- Flexible New Deal Phase 2 (added 16 June 2009)
Flexible New Deal Phase 1 information
- Flexible New Deal Phase 1 Supplier Guidance Questions & Answers Log (added 19 October 2009)
- Flexible New Deal Phase 1 Questions & Answers Bulletin (added 19 October 2009)
- List of Successful Flexible New Deal 1 Suppliers (75KB)
- List of Flexible New Deal 1 Subcontractors (19KB)
- Provider Referrals and Payments
- TUPE/HR Workshop - Pension Issues
- Flexible New Deal performance expectations and funding workshop slides (published 26 August 2008)