I have just appeared on the James Whale Drivetime Show on LBC radio to discuss the government’s work programme. There was a caller on the show before me; he revealed he was a store manager for a clothing chainstore and that previously he was sceptical about the scheme. However, from experience he now see the benefit for both his company and those placed on the scheme. From his point of view it has been an enormous success, so much so that his company is opening a new store in Stratford, East London next week. All twenty five new members of staff have previously been part of the work programme scheme working in other branches of his store. Another example of how this scheme is working.