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Jobcentres have been advised to send people to food banks, raising fears of the creeping use of the emergency food as a integral
Iain Duncan Smith's Department for Work and Pensions could charge those who have been automatically stripped of benefits
Iain Duncan Smith splashed out £75,000 of taxpayers' money on media training for gaffe-prone junior minister Lord Freud and
The separation between government and civil service is a vital one. Governments come and go, but the civil service is permanent, and only works when it stands apart and acts as a bulwark against the worst excesses of politicians. So a press release that found on the Department of Work and Pensions website on Monday tips over an invisible but vital line of trust.
In a sign of the precarious economic times in the UK, Britons have softened in their attitudes towards state benefits for
Jamie Oliver has caused controversy recently. Saying young people should get up and go try working 100 hours a week. The reality is many people would love to just have a job. Let's remember how many people are currently unemployed in our country, it's in the millions.
The government's controversial "nudge unit", which encourages people to make better lifestyle choices, is to be part-privatised
A psychometric test given to jobseekers in parts of England, seemingly to help them find their "signature strengths", has
Benefit chiefs rejected fresh claims a flagship welfare reform was "on the edge of disaster" after it was announced a full
While some media might have us believe that most single parents are shunning work in favour of a 'lifestyle' on out-of-work benefits, the reality is starkly different. Single parents are highly motivated to work. After all, they're the sole breadwinners for their families - families which face twice the risk of living in poverty than those headed up by a couple.
I never expected to rely on my Jobcentre, but their conditions for my independent efforts penalised my attempts to help myself. So, tough luck if you believe in making your own opportunities. Local jobs in Ipswich were non-existent or beyond my skill set: boiler repair and work with vulnerable people.
We are very lucky to have a Government that will provide, and I know first hand that their financial assistance does help, but it is those who abuse the system that stigmatise the unemployed who are simply enduring a difficult time through no fault of their own.
After a regular visit to the job centre where I had to convince the person sat behind the desk that I had been looking for work on a daily basis, it got me thinking about why I was still in this predicament.
A 55-year-old woman who suffered from spinal arthritis, sight problems and depression has successfully appealed the results
A third of unemployed young people have not received any responses to job applications in the past year, new research has
Jobcentres in Scotland are telling graduates to dumb down their CVs in order to secure "survival" jobs such as cleaning, a
A 48-year-old has been hospitalised after setting himself on fire outside a Jobcentre in Birmingham on Friday. The man supposedly
The jobs outlook has turned positive for the first time in more than a year as fewer firms plan redundancies, according to
The jobs outlook has turned positive for the first time in more than a year as fewer firms plan redundancies, according to
Fresh evidence of the growth in unpaid internships in parts of British industry was revealed today with a new study into