Shaw Trust wants talks with Tories on welfare reform

Charity seeks assurance on Cameron's 'payment-by-results' promise

The Shaw Trust, the UK's largest third sector welfare-to-work provider, has urged the Conservatives to talk to voluntary organisations "as soon as possible" about their welfare reform plans.

Conservative leader David Cameron pledged a "big, bold" welfare shake-up, including payment by results, at last week's party conference.

A trust statement said it welcomed the Tories' plans to involve the sector, but added: "We want reassurance that payment by results will benefit the third sector too - including organisations that are subcontracted to deliver specialised services within existing and future employment programmes.

"We would urge the Conservatives to engage in dialogue with third sector organisations, including the Shaw Trust, as soon as possible."

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