Terminally ill benefits claimants to be exempt from work search requirements – The Independent

Posted January 25th, 2022 in benefits, disabled persons, news, unemployment by sally

‘Terminally ill benefits claimants in Britain will not have to demonstrate that they are taking measures such as looking for work in order to receive support, the Government has said.’

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The Independent, 24th January 2022

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David Lammy: ‘Ex-offenders should have the chance of a clean slate’ – The Guardian

‘There are currently more than 11 million people in the UK with a criminal record. The latest research suggests that nearly three-quarters of ex-offenders are unemployed on release from prison, with 50% of employers saying they would not even consider hiring an ex-offender. This amounts to a second sentence for those who have already served their time, often trapping offenders in a cycle of reoffence. The Ministry of Justice estimates the total economic and social cost of reoffending at £18.1bn per year. The criminal records regime contributes to an extortionately expensive revolving door.’

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The Guardian, 13th August 2020

Source: www.theguardian.com

Woman cut out of father’s £1m will refused slice of fortune as judge tells her lack of job is ‘lifestyle choice’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 30th, 2016 in financial provision, news, unemployment, wills by tracey

‘A daughter cut out of her entrepreneur father’s £1million will because he believed grown-up children should “look after themselves” has been refused a slice of his fortune by a judge. For Danielle Ames, unemployment was “a lifestyle choice” and she was fit and able to work, said Judge David Halpern QC.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th September 2016

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Troubled Families report ‘suppressed’ – BBC News

‘An unfavourable evaluation of the government’s flagship policy response to the 2011 riots has been suppressed, BBC Newsnight has learned.’

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BBC News, 8th August 2016

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Poundland case reaches supreme court – The Guardian

“The government will attempt to overturn the judgment of a multimillion-pound case affecting almost a quarter of a million unemployed people on Monday.”

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The Guardian, 29th July 2013

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Crimes of the Benefit-Bashers – Garden Court Chambers Blog

Posted December 19th, 2012 in benefits, children, housing, news, social security, unemployment by sally

“Liz Davies paints a bleak picture of what the government’s spending cuts and benefit caps mean to the least advantaged in society.”

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Garden Court Chambers Blog, 18th December 2012

Source: www.gclaw.wordpress.com

Unpaid work schemes ruled lawful as high court rejects Poundland case – The Guardian

“Government back-to-work schemes criticised as ‘forced labour’ were ruled lawful by the high court on Monday.”

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The Guardian, 6th August

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High court should seize chance to curb government’s workfare programme – The Guardian

Posted March 30th, 2012 in benefits, judicial review, news, unemployment, volunteers by tracey

“It may not be slave labour, but forcing people to work for free could breach human rights laws.”

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The Guardian, 30th March 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Back-to-work schemes to face court hearing – The Guardian

Posted March 19th, 2012 in benefits, judicial review, news, unemployment by sally

“The government will have to defend two of its back-to-work schemes against accusations they exploit the unemployed as forced labour after a high court judge granted a hearing that could see benefit regulations overturned.”

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The Guardian, 18th March 2012

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Unemployed offenders face tougher work in the community – The Guardian

Posted August 24th, 2011 in benefits, community service, news, sentencing, unemployment by sally

“Unemployed offenders face a full week of unpaid work, including the possibility hard manual labour, under plans to toughen community penalties as an alternative to prison. Instructions will be issued to courts by the Ministry of Justice, urging them to make sure unemployed offenders sentenced to the ‘community payback’ programme work a minimum of 28 hours over a four-day week. They will spend the fifth day looking for work or face losing their jobseekers’ allowance.”

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The Guardian, 24th August 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Cost of youth crime rises to £1.2bn a year – The Guardian

Posted December 2nd, 2010 in news, unemployment, young offenders by sally

“The cost of youth crime in Britain has risen sharply to £1.2bn a year due to more youngsters being imprisoned, according to a report by the Prince’s Trust and RBS.”

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The Guardian, 2nd December 2010

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Barry v Southwark London Borough Council – Times Law Reports

Posted February 17th, 2009 in housing, law reports, unemployment by sally

Barry v Southwark London Borough Council

Court of Appeal

“When determining whether a person claiming housing assistance had been unemployed for no more than six months and was a worker, a housing authority was entitled to look at his employment record in order to tell whether the work was effective and genuine, and not marginal and ancillary.”

The Times, 17th February 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Drug users risk benefit cuts – The Observer

Posted July 21st, 2008 in alcohol abuse, benefits, drug abuse, news, unemployment by sally

“The unemployed will be forced to declare drug or heavy drinking habits when they apply for benefits and will have payments cut if they give misleading answers, under government proposals which were announced yesterday.”

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The Observer, 20th July 2008

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk

Gordon Brown approves benefits halt unless unemployed seek work – The Times

Posted July 18th, 2008 in news, social security, unemployment by sally

“Radical changes to the welfare state, requiring claimants to look for work in order to continue receiving benefit, will be announced by the Government on Monday.”

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The Times, 18th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Move to link unemployment benefit to new work scheme – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2008 in benefits, news, unemployment by sally

“The government will break new ground in welfare reform today when it proposes that 250,000 long-term unemployed will have to work or train for a month if they wish to continue receiving the Jobseeker’s Allowance, the government’s main unemployment benefit.”

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The Guardian, 20th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk