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The darker, hidden side of unemployment statistics

The government’s claim to have the lowest unemployment figures for years hides a dirty little secret; and actually it’s not at all little. Festering underclass – ignored by society There is a festering underclass of people being ignored and left behind by our society. When they talk about lowest unemployment figures for 7 years at […]

DWP, ESA, funding, government, IS,
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Why cutting ESA benefits won’t work.

In the news today we hear about a leaked Government paper considering cuts to ESA benefits. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33347511 The point it makes about ESA being a “passive benefit” is true, it is structured in a way that does not incentivise, encourage or help people to move forward in their lives. Claimants are not required to have […]

benefit cuts, ESA, Eureka, JCP, JobCentre,
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