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Flagship £1bn youth unemployment scheme branded a failure

Flagship £1bn youth unemployment scheme branded a failure | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The Government’s flagship scheme to tackle youth unemployment has been branded a failure by its own advisers, who have urged ministers to offer a “work guarantee” to jobless under 25-year-olds.

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MPs Face Workfare Protesters' Wrath

MPs Face Workfare Protesters' Wrath | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Workfare protesters poured scorn on two-faced Labour MPs during demonstrations across Scotland at the weekend.
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Landlord to end work programme contract | News | Inside Housing

Landlord to end work programme contract | News | Inside Housing | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
A landlord will not to continue its contract for the government’s £5 billion flagship work programme saying that it is unsustainable for housing associations.
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Labour Abstention On Workfare Bill Prompts Party Infighting

Labour Abstention On Workfare Bill Prompts Party Infighting | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Liam Byrne defends 'difficult' decision not to vote against government after resignation of shadow ministerial aide
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The Byrne Legacy: the messy reality of the workfare vote

The Byrne Legacy: the messy reality of the workfare vote | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

Liam ByrneYesterday evening the bulk of the Parliamentary Labour Party in Westminster followed instructions and abstained on a vote about the government’s widely disliked workfare scheme. Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Liam Byrne is not a popular figure on the left – or even in the centre – and if anything the list of rebels who voted against was smaller than might be expected.


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British Labour loyalist tries to rationalise workfare betrayal.

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The DWP Is Guilty of Incompetence on an Industrial Scale

The DWP Is Guilty of Incompetence on an Industrial Scale | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The chaos at DWP knows no bounds. They've given us a Work Programme worse than doing nothing. Universal Credit is descending into universal chaos.
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Exploitative Workfare Scheme Was a Disaster - Now the Government Must Pay the Price of Failure

Exploitative Workfare Scheme Was a Disaster - Now the Government Must Pay the Price of Failure | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
By failing to vote against this Bill, Labour is effectively supporting the Government and indicating that it, like David Cameron's administration, sees no problem in bringing in emergency legislation to overturn a court's findings when it goes...
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Unite Condemns Government's Cynical Attempt To Shore Up Discredited Workfare

Unite Condemns Government's Cynical Attempt To Shore Up Discredited Workfare | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Unite, Britain’s biggest union, has today (Monday 18 March) denounced government attempts to rush through legislation designed to shore up its discredited workfare programme.
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Tesco Called on Government To Scrap Benefit Sanctions As Profits Dipped

Tesco Called on Government To Scrap Benefit Sanctions As Profits Dipped | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Tesco claim to have called on the DWP to scrap benefit sanctions in a response to a letter asking them about their use of forced, unpaid workers. In a humiliating snub to Iain Duncan Smith, the com...
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all supermarket should join and scrap benefit as poor will spend less in shop mean supermarket will lose profit
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Labour 'Pressed MPs To Abstain On Welfare Vote'

Labour 'Pressed MPs To Abstain On Welfare Vote' | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
MPs put under 'significant pressure' by party leaders to abstain on crucial vote, says outgoing parliamentary private secretary
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Labour Abstention On Workfare Bill Prompts Party Infighting

Labour Abstention On Workfare Bill Prompts Party Infighting | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Liam Byrne defends 'difficult' decision not to vote against government after resignation of shadow ministerial aide
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The jobseekers bill: a shameful retroactive stitch-up

The jobseekers bill: a shameful retroactive stitch-up | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Eric Metcalfe: The coalition claims to be proud of our legal sector, but after the Cait Reilly case it has simply rewritten the law in its own favour
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The DWP Is Guilty of Incompetence on an Industrial Scale

The DWP Is Guilty of Incompetence on an Industrial Scale | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The chaos at DWP knows no bounds. They've given us a Work Programme worse than doing nothing. Universal Credit is descending into universal chaos.
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Workfare doesn’t work, Simon Hughes tells Parliament

Workfare doesn’t work, Simon Hughes tells Parliament | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Simon Hughes MP has told Parliament of his concerns about the way the Government's controversial 'workfare' scheme is run in his Bermondsey & Old Southwark constituency.
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Exploitative Workfare Scheme Was a Disaster - Now the Government Must Pay the Price of Failure

Exploitative Workfare Scheme Was a Disaster - Now the Government Must Pay the Price of Failure | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
By failing to vote against this Bill, Labour is effectively supporting the Government and indicating that it, like David Cameron's administration, sees no problem in bringing in emergency legislation to overturn a court's findings when it goes...
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