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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Tuesday 18 December 2012
It's people-powered change that helps the poor and unites politicians
Friday 14 December 2012
Letter left for Work and Pensions Secretary results in 500 receiving the London Living Wage
Tuesday 11 December 2012
Police have launched a series of early morning raids against the “Mr Bigs” of organised crime.
Ministers accused of 'cruelty' after announcing plans to close 15 Remploy factories for disabled workers with the loss of 900 jobs
Thursday 06 December 2012
Posts will be axed in moves to close or sell off plants and divert cash into other work programmes
Thursday 06 December 2012
Hundreds more disabled workers at Remploy factories are at risk of losing their jobs under fresh closure plans, the Government announced today.
Monday 03 December 2012
Economic Outlook: They introduced the labour market equivalent of thalidomide
Sunday 02 December 2012
As disabled people are re-assessed by Atos, many are shocked to see the mammoth bonus handed out.
Friday 30 November 2012
Our man in the corridors of power says that supermarkets should give a much greater proportion of their unused food waste to charity instead of landfill
Wednesday 28 November 2012
The Government's flagship employment scheme has been condemned as a "miserable failure" after figures showed only 3.5 per cent of those taking part had found jobs.
Tuesday 27 November 2012
The Government today defended its flagship employment scheme against fierce criticism after new figures showed only 3.5% of those taking part had found sustainable jobs.
Sunday 25 November 2012
As the Autumn Statement looms, the Government's failure to get Britain back to work will take centre stage, but who will pay the price? The country's welfare bill is an incredible £24bn higher than forecast, and rising, it seems, as unemployment remains higher than at the last election.
Thursday 22 November 2012
Iain Duncan Smith, the Work and Pensions Secretary, believes the reform represents the biggest shake-up of the welfare system since the Second World War
Tuesday 20 November 2012
David Cameron has come under increasing pressure to rein in Eurosceptic members of his party after it emerged that frustrated European Union officials have begun drawing up a plan to pass a crucial seven-year budget without the UK.
Friday 16 November 2012
Some state benefits could be frozen next April under a Coalition trade-off being discussed by senior Cabinet ministers as they draw up a new round of welfare cuts.
Sunday 11 November 2012
National roll-out of flagship policy delayed by at least a year as costs soar and key personnel quit
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