Charities and private firms to be paid £15,000 to turn around each ‘Shameless’ family

Source: Daily Mail

Private firms and charities are to be paid bounties of up to £15,000 a time to lead a crackdown on Britain’s 120,000 ‘Shameless’ families, ministers will announce today.

In a major experiment in a system of ‘payment by results’ – which ministers hope to use as a model across the public sector – up to £200million will be paid to private and voluntary sector organisations.

But it will depend on their success over a three-year period in tackling a hardcore of troublemaking, workless households dubbed Shameless families after the dysfunctional Gallagher clan in the Channel 4 drama series.

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