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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Thursday 17 March 2011
A Labour shadow minister was last night facing calls for her dismissal after she was recorded saying that the Government "don't want Muslims living in central London". In an extraordinary attack, Karen Buck – Shadow Work and Pensions Minister – also said that ministers were "deeply hostile" to poor people having children. Last night the Conservative Party Chairman Baroness Warsi said the remarks were "deeply offensive" and called on Ed Miliband to remove her from Labour's frontbench.
Wednesday 16 March 2011
Unemployment has reached a 17-year high of more than 2.5 million and youth joblessness is at record levels, new figures revealed today.
Thursday 03 March 2011
The Government came under bitter attack today after deciding to move a lucrative contract for processing benefit cheques from the Post Office which campaigners warned would lead to fresh branch closures.
Wednesday 16 February 2011
The Government was tonight facing growing calls to tackle youth unemployment, which has reached a record high of almost a million, amid warnings that the UK's jobs recovery has gone into reverse.
Wednesday 19 January 2011
Unemployment has soared by 49,000 to 2.5 million, with a record number of young people out of work, new figures showed today.
Wednesday 15 December 2010
The Government was given some grim pre-Christmas news on jobs today when unemployment increased by 35,000 and the number of young people out of work reached near-record levels.
Friday 03 December 2010
The number of 16 to 24-year-olds claiming unemployment benefit for more than 12 months has increased fourfold since before the recession. Young people claiming jobseeker's allowance jumped from 5,840 in 2008 to more than 25,800 this year, according to a report by the Prince's Trust and RBS.
Thursday 18 November 2010
Unemployment in the UK fell during the three months to September, but economists remain concerned about the slow pick up in jobs and the record number of people now being forced into part-time roles.
Wednesday 17 November 2010
The number of unemployed women has reached a 22-year high of more than a million prompting warnings tonight of worse to come.
Friday 15 October 2010
Baroness Thatcher was forced to pull out of a Downing St party organised to mark her 85th birthday last night after falling ill with the flu.
Wednesday 13 October 2010
Unemployment has fallen by 20,000, but the number of people out of work for longer than a year has risen to its highest total in 13 years, new figures showed today.
Monday 11 October 2010
The first phase of the Government's "radical" welfare reform programme starts today with benefit claimants starting to be reassessed for their ability to work.
Wednesday 15 September 2010
Experts warned the UK jobs market was "on the turn" today after official figures showed a lower-than-expected drop in unemployment.
Wednesday 15 September 2010
The closely watched Jobseeker's Allowance claimant count rose by an unexpected 2,300 last month to 1.47 million, marking the first increase since January, official figures today revealed.
Wednesday 08 September 2010
Almost four million UK households have no adults in work after a huge increase over the past year, official figures showed today.
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