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Benefit sanctions up

Benefit sanctions up

The number of people facing sanctions and losing Jobseeker's Allowance has risen to the highest figures since JSA was introduced in 1996, according to figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions.…

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Working families make up over half of poor households 

Working families make up over half of poor households 

For the first time over half of households in poverty are families where at least one person works, according to the first report from The Living Wage Commission.…

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Single parents 'need more support' to find jobs

Policymakers need to do more to support young, single parents find work, given that the proportion of lone parent households UK is the fourth highest in the EU, according to a report by the think tank Policy Exchange.…

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Benefits calculator launched

Benefits calculator launched

A new, free and easy-to-use online Benefits Calculator has been launched by charity Turn2us.  …

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Chancellor announces unpaid work programme for long-term unemployed 

Chancellor announces unpaid work programme for long-term unemployed 

The Chancellor George Osborne is to announce a £300m programme aimed at making long-term unemployed people do unpaid community work, face a mandatory intervention regime or report daily to job centres.…

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