Unemployment

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Sunak’s Kickstart scheme not delivering value for money, NAO finds
A report has highlighted concerns that youth unemployment policies are either insufficient or flawed

Rob Davies and Phillip Inman

26, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Are the 2020s really like living back in the 1970s? I wish …
With queues for petrol, inflation and Abba on the radio, it’s easy to compare the two decades. But you wouldn’t if you were there, says Polly Toynbee, as she revisits the styles of her youth

Polly Toynbee

20, Nov, 2021 @9:45 AM

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The migraine cure you won’t get on the NHS | Brief letters
Brief letters: Medical mysteries | Unions | Christmas pudding | Marmalade | Climate crisis

Letters

19, Nov, 2021 @5:07 PM

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Levelling up? If anything, things are getting worse for the lowest paid in the UK | Polly Toynbee
Rising job vacancies do not translate into a better lot for workers when the cost of living is so high, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

16, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Millions will not benefit from Sunak’s ‘tax cut for low paid’, say activists
Campaigners say plan provides no extra support for people who are unemployed or unable to work

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

27, Oct, 2021 @4:21 PM

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Rishi Sunak to announce £500m ‘plan for jobs’ extension
The chancellor will lay out a package of measures designed to stem rise in unemployment as furlough ends

Heather Stewart and Jessica Elgot

03, Oct, 2021 @9:30 PM

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‘Missing workforce’ could ease Britain’s labour market crisis
Vacancies are at record levels, so why are millions of people looking for jobs and what can be done to help them?

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

02, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Furlough was an effective bridge, but many have yet to cross the Covid chasm
Analysis: mismatches between high-vacancy sectors and those receiving emergency support belie Sunak’s trust in market forces

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

02, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Ditching furlough scheme will add to UK’s economic woes, warn unions and firms
Rishi Sunak criticised for cutting off wage-subsidy lifeline that still supports over a million jobs

Larry Elliott and Richard Partington

29, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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‘My future is overseas’: Tunisians look to Europe as Covid hits tourism
As the pandemic deals a death blow to an already struggling sector, former workers see little hope for recovery

Simon Speakman Cordall in Hammamet, Tunisia

28, Sep, 2021 @6:30 AM

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UK jobseekers are offered six months of free broadband
Joint TalkTalk and government scheme to tackle digital exclusion gives no-contract uncapped usage

Rupert Jones

27, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Generation X are heavy, risky drinkers. Will anything ever persuade us to stop?
Alcohol’s allure was powerful when we were growing up and those born after us consume far less. Now booze is falling out of fashion, is it time to assess old habits?

Zoe Williams

22, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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