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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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Should young people have to do community service?

The government’s announced this week that its policy is to have young people (18-21) not in employment, education or training (NEET) do community service for 30 hours a week. This would affect the approximately 50,000 young people who are currently “NEET” Voltaire said “work saves us from 3 great evils; Boredom, Vice and Need” and he […]

government, NEET, Young people,
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NEET young people’s view of government work initiative

We asked some of the NEET young people on our course what there reactions were to the government initiative for young people – here are their reactions ! Vicki – “I totally agree with the government as most youngsters nowadays are either just sitting in all day watching television and playing video games, or getting […]

government, NEET, Young people,
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