Archive for the 'unemployment' Category

Cost of youth crime rises to £1.2bn a year – The Guardian

“The cost of youth crime in Britain has risen sharply to £1.2bn a year due to more youngsters being imprisoned, according to a report by the Prince’s Trust and RBS.”

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The Guardian, 2nd December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Barry v Southwark London Borough Council – Times Law Reports

Barry v Southwark London Borough Council

Court of Appeal

“When determining whether a person claiming housing assistance had been unemployed for no more than six months and was a worker, a housing authority was entitled to look at his employment record in order to tell whether the work was effective and genuine, and not marginal and ancillary.”

The Times, 17th February 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Drug users risk benefit cuts – The Observer

“The unemployed will be forced to declare drug or heavy drinking habits when they apply for benefits and will have payments cut if they give misleading answers, under government proposals which were announced yesterday.”

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The Observer, 20th July 2008

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk

Gordon Brown approves benefits halt unless unemployed seek work – The Times

“Radical changes to the welfare state, requiring claimants to look for work in order to continue receiving benefit, will be announced by the Government on Monday.”

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The Times, 18th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Move to link unemployment benefit to new work scheme – The Guardian

“The government will break new ground in welfare reform today when it proposes that 250,000 long-term unemployed will have to work or train for a month if they wish to continue receiving the Jobseeker’s Allowance, the government’s main unemployment benefit.”

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The Guardian, 20th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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