Geographies: Middle Layer Super Output Area (MSOA), Local Authority District (LAD), Government Office Region (GOR), National
Geographic coverage: England and Wales
Time coverage: 1998 to 2005
Type of data: Administrative data
Notes: The New Deal for the Long Term Unemployed, now referred to as New Deal 25plus (ND25plus) has been operating nationally since 29 June 1998 and is aimed at those aged 25 up to state pension age. It is a mandatory programme for those who had been claiming JSA for at least 2 years. Those who had already been unemployed for 2 years when the programme was introduced were required to enter New Deal when they reached their next annual Restart interview date, but were entitled to request immediate entry. From April 2001, the programme was extended and enhanced to provide clients with access to a greater and more tailored range of support and provision. Eligibility was extended to include those who had been claiming JSA for 18 out of the last 21 months.