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15 July 2015
As people live longer, more and more are likely to need care services when they get older, writes Jean Thorpe, Nottingham Socialist Party.
28 January 2015
Millions in the UK are suffering the effects of unemployment. For many it's a daily struggle with a complicated bureaucracy, the effects of poverty and the countless rejections from job applications
9 April 2014
Private vultures hoping to swoop down and feed off the remains of local Probation Trusts got a nasty shock when thousands of workers took strike action in defence of a fully integrated public service, writes Chas Berry, Kent Napo branch chair, personal capacity.
27 February 2013
20 out of 9,500. That's how many former incapacity benefit claimants were placed in jobs lasting longer than three months
13 June 2012
240 hours' work for no pay - then back on the unemployment scrapheap: After being unemployed for over eight months in Hull, one of the worst areas for unemployment in the country, I was put onto a 'voluntary' work experience scheme
13 June 2012
Last September I found myself on incapacity benefit. But just weeks later, the government's Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) told me I had to re-apply for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)...
17 May 2012
Unemployment statistics published yesterday show that the number of people who have been unemployed for more than one year is up 27,000 in the last three months, reaching a total of 887,000...
15 March 2012
A4e's champagne lifestyle: Conferences in Monaco, £200-a-head nights out, £800 meals - that's the lifestyle afforded by top executives at disgraced workfare company A4e...
7 March 2012
The welfare state is now a lucrative business - Emma Harrison's contract as A4e chief was worth around £200 million
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