Unemployment

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UK government’s £2.9bn job search scheme has put only 7% of participants in work to date
Intensive ‘Restart’ programme is also struggling to find enough participants to meet predicted caseload

Chaminda Jayanetti

05, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Football, The Archers, the Queen: constants in 70 years of change
Since the coronation in 1952, Britain has been transformed. Yet a few continuous threads have proved to be indestructible

Andrew Anthony

04, Jun, 2022 @12:00 PM

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How the narrative of full employment Britain hides the real story | Larry Elliott
If economy goes into tailspin, gap between areas with weak and strong labour markets would be exposed

Larry Elliott

22, May, 2022 @12:35 PM

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Back to the bad old days of the 1990s as recession looms for UK
Inflation is set to jump to 9% this week when official figures are released, and fears of a slump are growing

Phillip Inman

14, May, 2022 @11:05 PM

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In the name of job flexibility, ‘Uberisation’ is spreading its tentacles across society | Kenan Malik
From health workers to beauticians, cleaners to academics, the erosion of our rights at work is setting us back a hundred years

Kenan Malik

01, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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40,000 jobs at risk as foreign pupils shun UK language schools
Passport requirements for children from the EU are costing the sector revenue and jobs, says report

James Tapper

16, Apr, 2022 @3:56 PM

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Low turnout for India’s national two-day strike as 50 million join protests
Unions say strike over ‘anti-worker’ government policies a success despite limited impact, with far fewer than predicted taking part

Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi

30, Mar, 2022 @12:37 PM

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The government is too cosy with P&O’s owners to strengthen workers' rights | Louise Haigh
Never again should any company think they can treat British workers with such contempt, says Labour MP Louise Haigh

Louise Haigh

18, Mar, 2022 @6:13 PM

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DWP criticised over repeated failure to release data on benefit sanctions
Department accused of culture of secrecy as research into policy’s health effects on claimants halted

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

02, Mar, 2022 @4:01 PM

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Boris Johnson again reprimanded after misleading employment claim
PM incurs second formal rebuke in a month from statistics watchdog with ‘selective use of data’ about numbers in work

Peter Walker Political correspondent

24, Feb, 2022 @6:45 PM

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Forget all you’ve heard about working life in modern Britain. It’s wrong | Torsten Bell
The myths perpetrated about modern employment have left us perilously ill prepared for true economic change

Torsten Bell

20, Feb, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Why is the Commons Speaker silent on the prime minister’s statistics lies? | Letters
Letters: Boris Johnson has misled parliament on the figures, but Lindsay Hoyle seems to be burying his head in the sand, says Dr Philip Hoy. Plus a letter by Rod Price

Letters

10, Feb, 2022 @6:07 PM

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