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The full employment strategy must go beyond tax cuts and squeezing those on benefits

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To maximise people’s chances of finding work we need to tackle the structural problems they face.

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Tory childcare plans could see families of over-fives lose £18,000 worth of help

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More than 100,000 families could lose out on up to £18,000-worth of childcare help under a new government scheme announced today.

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Young people have been failed by the coalition; and Labour recognises that

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Should it win the General Election next year, Labour will guarantee starter jobs for anyone between 18 and 24 who have been out of work for a year.

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Government’s own anti-red tape committee says zero hour contract consultation too narrow

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Employer market power should be considered in the government’s consultation on zero-hours contracts, according to independent assessors working for the government.

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It was Conservative governments that fundamentally undermined the contributory principle

It was the Keynesian era of full employment – when, after all, more people were ‘contributing’ – that delivered ever higher proportions of contributory spend that rose to 71 per cent by the mid-1970s Keynesian collapse.

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Making work pay: Balls announces compulsory jobs guarantee for long-term unemployed

Ed Balls today set out plans for a compulsory jobs guarantee for the long-term unemployed – ensuring there is a job for every adult who is long-term unemployed.

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Is DFID allergic to Decent Work?

Nearly everyone agrees a decent job is the best way for someone to escape poverty. So why is the Dept. for International Development doing so little to help?

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Resolution Foundation: Tax and benefit system still not doing enough to make work pay

A new Resolution Foundation report today highlights how the present system of redistribution through taxation and welfare is inefficient and could be reformed.

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A4e’s fall from grace has been in the pipeline for two years

Fiona MacTaggart writes about the two years she’s spent fighting against A4e and their shoddy practices; Now that it’s all blown up, what’s next?

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Work experience is now voluntary, but the government still forces unpaid work

Alex Hern celebrates a minor victory over workfare, but warns that there is more to fight for in the future.

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