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Jobseeker sent to lapdancing club

A controversial company paid by the Government to find work for people once sent a jobseeker to find work at a lapdancing club.

The unconvential job-seeking advice was revealed by three whistleblowers who handed MPs a 'damning' dossier of alleged fraud at the firm, one of five main contractors on the Government's £5 billion Work Programme.

Evidence of the allegation has been prevented from being publicly aired for fear of compromising future police investigations but it is expected to be handed to police, who are already investigating alleged fraud at the firm.

Labour MP Austin Mitchell said the whistleblowers have provided 'a damning indictment of processes and structures at A4e' and 'several indications of possible fraud', as well as the revelation that at least one jobseeker was sent to look for work in lap dancing clubs - a practice that has since been banned.

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