Local authorities across England, Scotland and Wales are issuing a call for a radical re-think of welfare-to-work policies.
The Industrial Communities Alliance, the all-party association representing more than 60 local authorities in Britain’s older industrial areas, says that welfare-to-work policies have nearly always been based on the false premise that there are plenty of jobs available.
The Alliance also says that the unemployed are now being blamed for their own failure when the true cause lies with the weakness of so many local economies.
the unemployed are now being blamed for their own failure - now ? You mean like that hasn’t been government policy right from the beginning ?
Well its nice that they’ve finally caught up with reality, but I do wish they’d spoken out before… like several years ago.
In a new report (pdf), the Alliance highlights disturbing evidence on the failure of current…
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