Fair Start Scotland - overall payments and models: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

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1. In achieving specific job outcomes for payment are the Fair Start Scotland providers paid the same for every specific individual within the programme or does the programme utilise differential payment groups (in a similar vein to the Work Programme)? To clarify on the term 'differential payment groups' I mean placing recipients of the Fair Start Scotland programme in different groups, with different payment outcomes, based on personal circumstances that may affect them gaining employment.  

2. At each of the job outcome payments for Fair Start Scotland (12 weeks, 26 weeks, 52 weeks) could please tell me what percentage of overall payment is given to the provider?


The answer to your question 1 is:

There is a differential payment depending on the level of support required by the participant. Further information on payment models is included in the slides referred to in our answer to Q2.  

The answer to your question 2 is:

The following presentation sets out the payment model for Fair Start Scotland contracts, which includes the percentages of overall payments made for each type of outcome. This presentation is available on the Employability in Scotland website at the following web address:


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