A housing association's training and employment service which has served 9,300 young people across the Bradford district has closed due to worsening results.
Hilary Benn, the shadow communities secretary, has published data that shows the poorest areas of England have suffered council cuts worth 16x as much per household than richest areas.
He accused the government of failing to apply “the basic principles of fairness” in money allocated to local government, adding "The prime minister and the local government secretary say that tough times involve tough choices, but they have forgotten one very important principle. Tough times demand tough choices that are fair.”
A new report by IPPR North argues that people with mental health problems, who make up 40 percent of those going through the work capability assessment (WCA) process, are being let down by the system. They argue that the assessment appears to be neither effective nor accurate in determining the appropriate level of financial or employment support for claimants with mental health problems and that the system fails to provide the kind of support for claimants that is adequate or appropriate for people with mental health problems.
The paper recommendations focusing on:
The government has published employment and other 19+ learner outcomes for Further Education and skills providers, for the first time.
The data from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), for learners at all Skills Funding Agency-funded providers that completed in 2010/11, comes as part of a consultation on proposed new success measures from 2016/17.
The move to collect and monitor this data reflects a shift in how HE success is viewed, offering a way to capture success beyond qualifications.
Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Ken Skates, has welcomed latest figures showing that nearly 5,000 companies have taken on young people through Jobs Growth Wales since the EU-backed programme began in April 2012.
The figures show that in total 4,723 companies have taken part in Jobs Growth Wales, with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and microbusinesses by far the largest beneficiaries.
These figures are clear evidence of just how much our businesses value Jobs Growth Wales,” the Deputy Minister said.
A recent report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has explored the links between poverty and ethnicity, offering suggestions as to how poverty may be tackled across all ethnicities.
Poverty and ethnicity are strongly related, with poverty higher among all ethnic minority groups than among white British people in the UK, but the links are complex and not well understood. Poverty varies according to many factors, including age, gender, disability and geography.
Youth unemployment has seen the largest annual fall since records began 30 years ago – alongside the steepest annual fall in unemployment in a quarter of a century, figures published by the Office for National Statistics show.
Youth unemployment has fallen by 206,000 over the past year, which is the largest drop since records began in 1984, bringing it to the lowest level for nearly 6 years. The youth unemployment rate is down 4.5 percentage points compared to a year ago.
Iain Duncan Smith is under further scrutiny as the public accounts committee accuses his department of obscuring problems with the universal credit scheme.
Parliament's public spending accused ministers in the DWP of hiding the failings of the coalition's troubled universal credit scheme.
Ministers started implementing UC three years ago, but have been criticised by successive watchdogs for failing to come clean about the problems the DWP has experienced with the technology.