Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Questions (601)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Question:

601. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the rates paid to the companies for each person who is referred to them with regard to the various companies that run the JobPath scheme; the stage in the process the payment or payments are made; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50389/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

JobPath is a payment by results model and all set-up and day-to-day operational costs are borne by the companies. The companies are paid on the basis of performance with the exception of the initial registration fee; payments are made only when a client has achieved sustained employment.

Total fees payable per client comprise of an initial Registration fee payable on completion of a Personal Progression Plan (PPP), along with 4 Job Sustainment Fees at 13 week intervals in the event a client secures employment. The average rate of payment for each event is set out below:

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Personal Progression Plan

€311

13 Week Job Sustainment Fee

€613

26 Week Job Sustainment Fee

€737

39 Week Job Sustainment Fee

€892

52 Week Job Sustainment Fee

€1,165

It is not intended to publish the actual rates paid to the JobPath providers as these are commercially sensitive and to do so would place the State at a disadvantage both in terms of the contracts currently in place and in any future procurement that may be undertaken

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.