More than a fifth of out of work benefits claimants have a criminal record according to research published by the Ministry of Justice today.
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Wednesday 25 January 2012
Figures showing 371,000 immigrants were on benefits were rushed out by ministers with insufficient regard for "weaknesses" in the data, a watchdog has complained.
Saturday 21 January 2012
In fact, the Government statistics debunk the myth of ‘benefits tourism
Thursday 01 September 2011
The number of households in the UK where no one is working has fallen slightly to just under four million, official figures showed today.
Wednesday 24 August 2011
Kite flying, schoolyard games and sports day sack races have all been hit by an "epidemic" of health and safety excuses, which should be challenged by the public, the Government said today.
Monday 22 August 2011
The government has been accused of using "gimmicky" policies over a scheme to get families into work.
Wednesday 17 August 2011
Chancellor George Osborne today admitted official figures revealing an unexpected rise in unemployment were "disappointing" but not "entirely unexpected".
Wednesday 13 July 2011
The Government has been warned that the outlook for jobs is "deteriorating" after new figures showed the biggest monthly rise in the dole queue for two years.
Wednesday 15 June 2011
The Government today welcomed an "encouraging" fall in unemployment and a rise in jobs although unions expressed concern about huge cuts among the public sector workforce.
Wednesday 15 June 2011
David Cameron has accused Labour of using cancer patients as a "smokescreen" as he rejected claims that welfare reforms would leave 7,000 worse off.
Thursday 19 May 2011
Strong growth in private sector jobs helped push unemployment down in the three months to March this year by 36,000 compared with the previous quarter, the Office for National Statistics reported yesterday. The headline figure stands at 2.45 million.
Wednesday 18 May 2011
Unemployment fell in the first three months of the year but economists today warned the broader picture fuelled concern for the future of the labour market.
Thursday 05 May 2011
Chris Grayling, the Employment minister, may have breached the ministerial code when his department awarded contracts to a firm that supported his private office, John Robertson, a Labour MP, has alleged.
Thursday 21 April 2011
Employment minister Chris Grayling says changes to the benefits system are a revolution that will transform the Welfare to Work programme.
Wednesday 13 April 2011
The Government said that unemployment was moving in the "right direction" despite an increase in the number of people on Jobseeker's Allowance and a youth jobless total of almost a million.
Sunday 03 April 2011
Half a million people who currently claim sickness benefits are fit to start work immediately, a minister has suggested.
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
British jihadist calls for 'flag of Islam' over Downing Street and Buckingham Palace
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
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