From autumn, anyone who loses their job will receive £40 less as a result of government plans to make people wait for longer for any job support, according to a new consultation published by the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) – an official body that advises the Department of Work and Pensions on benefits issues.
New figures show that the proportion of young people aged 16 to 24 not in education, employment or training (NEET) is at the lowest comparable level since 2005 - with the percentage of teenagers NEET at its lowest since records began.
The figures, published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Department for Education (DfE), show that for England in the first quarter of 2014 (January to March) compared to the same period in 2013:
Three out of four people with hearing loss feel their employment opportunities are more limited than their hearing peers, with almost 80 per cent naming employers as the major barrier according to new research by Action on Hearing Loss, to mark Deaf Awareness Week.
Their findings, which highlight the difficulties people who are deaf face at work, show that hearing loss prevented 70 per cent of people surveyed from fulfilling their potential at work and, of those that retired early; two-fifths said hearing loss contributed to their decision to retire.
The Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Jeff Cuthbert, has said that helping disabled people into work is a key priority of the Welsh Government. He also outlined a number of schemes, which are helping support disabled people to maintain or gain new employment, at a UK Government Disability Confident Employers Event in Cardiff.
The Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion is proud to be part of a new Commission into the Future of Work, chaired by the National Union of Students (NUS), which is open until Friday 30 June.
The leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband, has pledged to substantially raise the national minimum wage by linking it to average hourly earnings, in an effort to deal with the “scandal” that Britain is one of the worst places in the developed world for low paid workers.
Over the course of the next Parliament, Mr Miliband, has vowed to follow Barack Obama’s footsteps by ensuring that increasing the minimum wage is a “basic principle” for his party in government.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have repeatedly made false claims about the numbers of people living on disability benefits, according to the official statistics watchdog.
The Department for Business and Innovation (BIS) have published new guidance to expand traineeships and make them more accessible to young people.
Traineeships are an education and training programme offered to young people, including those who are unemployed. Trainees benefit from work experience, support with maths and English and work preparation training to improve their chances of gaining an Apprenticeship or other job.