Promoting social inclusion in the labour market

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Published: July 2013

What is it like for claimants?

  • Gaynor Coley, the Eden Project, on rural unemployment
  • Dr David Webster, University of Glasgow, on sanctions and disallowances
  • Stewart Lansley, University of Bristol, on stigma
  • Prof. Christina Beatty and Prof. Steve Fothergill, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research,Sheffield Hallam University, on the impact of welfare reform
  • Matt Leach, HACT, on housing
  • Chris Mould,Trussell Trust, on food banks
  • Katie Schmuecker, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, on in-work poverty
  • Rebecca Griffin, Family and Childcare Trust, on working and childcare
  • Paul Anders, DrugScope, and Paul Jenkins, Rethink Mental Illness, on barriers to work
  • Tom Wardle, Centre for Social Justice, on public opinion

Back-issues

Summer 2013

Summer 2013

This edition is currently not available for download. Keeping people in jobs Lord David Freud, Minister for Welfare Reform, on Universal Credit Pathfinders and roll-out Tristram Hunt MP, Shad...
Spring 2013

Spring 2013

This edition is currently not available for download. Does age matter? Michael O’Toole, Cabinet Office, on VCSE and payment by results James Plunkett, Resolution Foundation, on the pressures...
Winter 2013

Winter 2013

The shape we are in Mark Hoban MP on next steps for the Department for Work and Pensions Esther McVey MP Q&A on disability and child poverty Rt Hon. Stephen Timms MP on the Work Programme’s...
Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012

Which comes first, the skills or the job? Matthew Hancock MP: on how vocational training and apprenticeships are key to giving young people skills Mark Fisher CBE, Department for Work and Pensi...
Summer 2012

Summer 2012

Weathering the recession: Rt Hon. Chris Grayling MP: Q&A on the Department for Work and Pensions Rt Hon. Ed Miliband MP on addressing youth unemployment Louise Casey CB on troubled families An...
Spring 2012

Spring 2012

In this edition we put the spotlight on women in work. Charlotte Sweeney: improving gender representation Lynne Featherstone MP: achieving gender balance in the House Amanda Spielman: overcomi...
Winter 2011

Winter 2011

Youth unemployment: one million reasons to act
Autumn 2011

Autumn 2011

Work and families: Maria Miller MP on getting disabled people into work, Graham Allen MP on early intervention, Emma Harrison CBE interview
Summer 2011

Summer 2011

Getting welfare to work: Iain Duncan Smith Q&A, Liam Byrne MP policy review and James Purnell on the future of welfare reform
May 2011

May 2011

Work Programme results: Dave Simmonds examines the outcomes of the bidding process
April 2011

April 2011

New Enterprise Zones: Peter Deaves argues that their key test will be delivering jobs for local people
March 2011

March 2011

A guide to the Welfare Reform Bill: Dr Jo Casebourne and Rayan Haque examine its proposals on Universal Credit and outline the potential winners and losers
February 2011

February 2011

Can the Work Programme succeed? Paul Bivand examines the financial structure of the programme and assesses the risks
December 2010

December 2010

Universal Credit: the principle is good but we still don’t know the distributional impact across households
November 2010

November 2010

Spending Review 2010: Dave Simmonds asks, what does it mean for the Work Programme?
October 2010

October 2010

Double-dipping: Paul Bivand looks at the potential of a slide back into recession and its impact on part-time workers
September 2010

September 2010

21st century welfare: Amy Tarr examines the challenges ahead following the publication of the government’s consultation paper on reforming the welfare system
July 2010

July 2010

The Work Programme challenge: Dave Simmonds and Paul Bivand examine the changes ahead
June 2010

June 2010

Will the new government mean radical change? Dave Simmonds examinesthe coalition’s welfare policies
May 2010

May 2010

Lone Parent Obligations: Dr. Jo Casebourne and Rosie Gloster report on early findings from the evaluation
September 2009

September 2009

Using devolution to make a difference: Damon Gibbons looks at Welsh Government jobs initiatives
July 2009

July 2009

A blip or real improvement? Paul Bivand looks at the apparent good news from the claimant count
May 2009

May 2009

Future Jobs: the new programme needs to draw on lessons learned
April 2009

April 2009

Budget 2009: helping people through the recession
March 2009

March 2009

A Budget for workless people: Inclusion argues the government must take the opportunity to invest in training and jobs
February 2009

February 2009

The UK in recession: special Working Brief supplement
January 2009

January 2009

What is success in a recession? Dave Simmonds argues that new measures and targets are needed in the welfare to work system
October 2008

October 2008

Unemployment 2million by year end: Paul Bivand charts the accelerating impact of the credit crunch
September 2008

September 2008

Credit crunch begins to bite: Paul Bivand examines its impact on the labour market
August 2008

August 2008

No one written off: Dave Simmonds on the new welfare reform agenda
June 2008

June 2008

Challenges 2009: Dave Simmonds looks at the challenges ahead in welfare to work
May 2008

May 2008

Improving the employability of offenders: special Working Brief supplement
April 2008

April 2008

Financial inclusion and the Thoresen Review
March 2008

March 2008

Budget 2008: winners and losers
January 2008

January 2008

Welfare reform: the Conservative’s get serious
November 2007

November 2007

Leaving school at 18: Sean Moley comments on plans to raise the school leaving age
October 2007

October 2007

‘In work, better off’ is both right and wrong: Dave Simmonds comments on government Green Paper on welfare reform
August 2007

August 2007

Hain’s 'crusade for full employment': the Green Paper on welfare reform
April 2007

April 2007

The Freud Review: a closer look
March 2007

March 2007

Freud’s analysis: outsourcing, conditionality and simplification
January 2007

January 2007

Big changes with Leitch but a modest pre-Budget report
November 2006

November 2006

Devolve power to meet jobs targets
September 2006

September 2006

Working hard and working here
August 2006

August 2006

Principles for the market
June 2006

June 2006

Six challenges for welfare to work in 2007
May 2006

May 2006

City Strategies: gaining momentum
April 2006

April 2006

Department for Work and Pensions budgets: cut again
January 2006

January 2006

March 2006

March 2006

Welfare reform Green Paper: seeing eye to eye
February 2006

February 2006

Government Green Paper on welfare reform: a cautious welcome
November 2005

November 2005

October 2005

October 2005

September 2005

September 2005

July 2005

July 2005

June 2005

June 2005

April 2005

April 2005

March 2005

March 2005

February 2005

February 2005

December 2004/January 2005

December 2004/January 2005

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November 2004

October 2004

October 2004

August/September 2004

August/September 2004