but its going to cost Â£600million up front The idea is for private training firms to be employed to prepare the unemployed for work and also to assess all 2.6 million people on incapacity benefit to see what work they might be able to do. Nice little earner if you get the contract What might work is hire enough Job centre staff to do the job properly and actually enforce the Job seekers agreement. make random phonecalls to make sure person a applied for the job they said they did . Check people turned up for interviews etc etc. re training rather than spending the cash on "private training firms providing mickey mouse courses use further education colleges to reskill people. don't turn up for course no dole.