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Failed contract bids anger charities - Wednesday 19 September 2007

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has come under attack for "sidelining" public service charities and awarding the bulk of its £250m Pathway to Work contracts to private companies.

Despite the work and pensions secretary, Peter Hain, declaring that the voluntary sector should have an enhanced role in delivering the Pathways to Work scheme, only one charity - the Shaw Trust - was included on the list of successful bids. The other 15 contracts were awarded to private companies.

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