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Take part in the Boycott Workfare week of action: 4 to 12 October 2014

14 Sep 2014: Forcing people to work for free by threatening to remove their benefits is unfair, unjust and wrong. Tell the companies and charities who profit from this exploitative regime what you think of them!
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Job prospects for youngsters outside full-time education are deteriorating rapidly

23 Jun 2014: Young people not in full-time education are now less likely to be in work than people of other ages - and their prospects are declining
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Self-employment accounts for 44% of the net rise in employment since mid- 2010

15 Apr 2014: Pensioners, part-time workers and ‘odd-jobbers’ are the fastest growing groups of Britain’s new self-employed workforce.
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Insulted, exploited and insecure: young people deserve Fair Pay

29 Mar 2014: Students' single biggest concern for their future: the job market.
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Austerity isn’t working but Osborne will extend it

26 Jun 2013: The excellent Birmingham Against the cuts on real stories of austerity and spending reviews
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At the Hackney migrant centre: asylum in austerity

21 Jan 2013: Hackney lawyer Nathaniel Mathews meets with people who are waiting for their immigration papers.
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Falling through the cracks in Britain 2013: a CAB adviser reports

19 Jan 2013: In this excellent article, CAB advisor Deborah Padfield maps the appalling real-life fallout of Britain's dying welfare state.
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TUC poll finds that support for benefit cuts depends on misconceptions

4 Jan 2013: Voters least able to give accurate answers about benefits are the most likely to back the government's policy on cutting benefits.
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2012: the year austerity economics started to unravel

1 Jan 2013: Very interesting post from Birmingham Against Cuts on austerity's failures and alternatives.
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Why I have a two-bedroom council house and why I’m worried about the bedroom tax

29 Oct 2012: The latest of our interviews with people who are dealing with fallout from welfare cuts.
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IMF/World Bank meetings: with 30m to 70m more jobless did anyone come out well?

14 Oct 2012: Even as the IMF starts to wonder, austerity fetishists continued to demand higher doses of a medicine that is worsening the global crisis.
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The crisis of part time work and under employment

4 Sep 2012: New figures show that the number of under-employed workers has increased by 42 per cent over the last four years.
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The final nail in the coffin for regional pay?

24 Aug 2012: New evidence published this week brings Osborne's treasured regional pay policy tumbling down.
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National Week of Action Against Workfare

5 Jul 2012: Boycott Workfare is holding a week of action against workfare from July 7. Find out how to get involved.
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Youth unemployment: new analysis

20 Jun 2012: The TUC tracks long term youth unemployment patterns.
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From pillar to post

29 May 2012: A personal story: signing on for Job Seekers' allowance:
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Foodbank: our biggest client group now is people on low incomes

14 May 2012: As time goes on, more people on low incomes are struggling to meet housing and food bills.
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Beyond Austerity: A Growth Plan for Europe

7 May 2012: Duncan Weldon reports on a Beyond Austerity Rome conference and austerity's failure to deliver recovery.
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The implications of contributory ESA time limits

30 Apr 2012: In this post, Louise Whittle explains the effects that the new ESA eligibility time-limit will have on her.
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GDP: one chart and recession

25 Apr 2012: Richard Exell on the dual dangers of recession and low growth.
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ESA and my experience of skills training ….. A4E style!

14 Apr 2012: A4e training and losing ESA from the end of April: the realities of welfare reform.
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Welfare turns into workfare - but unpaid work won’t solve the jobs crisis

20 Feb 2012: Data from programmes continues to cause concerns about workfare.
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All in this together?

12 Feb 2012: People who can least afford it are bearing the brunt of unemployment and cuts in real wages.
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The cruel truth about US workfare

11 Jan 2012: Unemployed welfare recipients have been forced to do the work once done by paid employees.
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Watching workfare: new series

10 Jan 2012: Our new series will take a close look at government "welfare-to-work" programs
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All pain, no gain: forecasts predict longer dole queues and higher deficit

21 Dec 2011: Duncan Weldon dissects the grim new forecasts compiled by the Treasury.
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Cameron uses outdated stats to distort today’s dismal job news

12 Oct 2011: However the Government spins it, jobs are being lost at more than twice the rate they are being created
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NOW the cuts are biting – and the figures are terrible

14 Sep 2011: The private sector is creating only 1 job for every 2.7 lost in the public sector
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UK economy: the good, the bad and the ugly

21 Jun 2011: Last week we got three important updates on the state of the UK economy. Duncan Weldon reports.
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Benefit reform will leave sick and disabled people trapped on the dole

28 Apr 2011: Objections to welfare reform are economic as well as moral.
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