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As students anxiously await 'A'-Level exam results this week, concerns continue about economic prospects in austerity-driven Britain.
A reminder that Church Urban Fund and Frontier Youth Trust are running a workshop to inspire and equip churches and faith-based groups in England to support young people struggling with unemployment.
“Britain’s social housing estates, once stepping stones of opportunity, are now ghettos for our poorest people,” Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, declared in 2009.
The latest UK-wide unemployment figures published on 18 January 2012 are even worse than previous bleak economic forecasts predicted.
If they become unemployed, low-paid workers are most likely to be on the dole for more than six months, according to a new TUC analysis.
A new report from leading UK children's charity Barnardo's says that the most disadvantaged unemployed 16 and 17 year olds are being ignored.
Dr Rowan Williams has strongly criticised government plans to make the long-term unemployed do unpaid manual labour for their benefits.
UK government minister Iain Duncan Smith has announced that unemployed people may be forced to do compulsory work in the community, for instance picking up litter or gardening.
At 11.5 per cent, the UK has the highest incidence of adults living in workless households of the six largest EU economies, says a new report.