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Why Falling Unemployment Can Be Bad News For Everyone

More people are in work than ever before claim the DWP triumphantly as the unemployment figures show another huge rise in self-employment.  Whether these people are making any money, or whether they are pensioners with an ebay hobby, does not seem to matter as the Tories attempt to spin that Iain Duncan Smith’s welfare reforms are working. 544 more words

Welfare Reform

Follow Your Passion - Good Advice or Bad?

From the day we are born, we are forced to think that in order to have a lavish life – we need to make lots and lots of money. 376 more words

Inspiration

Beyond the Barriers: The Work Programme

I do not think; if I had written Beyond the Barriers that I would have devoted nine pages to the Work Programme. I would just have written, scrap it and recycle the money to use to better effect elsewhere. 944 more words

Low pay in employment

Better paid and educated workers are better for the economy and inequality comes with many costs.

Five million UK workers are employed in low-paid jobs and the largest group feeling poverty is made up of families with at least one adult in paid work. 697 more words

WEA

Fair Pay Fortnight

In a twist of irony, I was invited to attend a working lunch last Friday – the day I was participating in the End Hunger Fast… 545 more words

Poverty

In case you think the media aren't trying to pull the wool over your eyes

On 16 March this year, around 112,000 people marched in Melbourne, Australia, against the policies of its government that are clearly against any principles of decency, fairness, social justice or just plain humanity. 259 more words

A Guide To DWP Euphemisms

‘Reintroducing fairness to the welfare system’ – introducing means-testing in order to dismantle the welfare system.

‘Fairness’ – discriminating against people.

‘Creating a system based on fairness’ – ignoring need, in favour of targets. 604 more words

untynewear reblogged this on UNEMPLOYED IN TYNE & WEAR and commented:

Sounds about right ! Must print off a copy to refer to when next meeting my Jobcentre Adviser (= Sanctions Enforcer)