Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Unemployment

Reduce state pension age to boost jobs for the young

Giving early access to the state pension could reduce the pressure on 16-24-year olds to find employment and reduce the future skills gap, say leading tax advisory firm Blick Rothenberg. David Hough, a business...

‘Millions face a bitter winter of rising unemployment and squeezed living standards’, says MP

Tory government has "deliberately chosen" to let unemployment soar, says SNP MP.

Job Support Scheme ‘will not prevent a major rise in unemployment’

New scheme "will not live up to its promise to significantly reduce the rise in unemployment."

Tories warned of ‘mass unemployment’ as number of people out of work hits two-year high

UK government urged to extend the furlough scheme to protect workers.

DWP to hire thousands of new work coaches amid Covid-19 job losses

"Getting Britain back to work as quickly as possible is vital", says DWP minister.

Nearly 200,000 over 50s ‘forced into retirement’ since the Covid outbreak

Analysis also shows that the number of over 50s claiming universal credit has almost doubled.

Benefit appeal rules ruled ‘unlawful’ at the High Court

DWP has confirmed that they will not appeal the verdict.

DWP Secretary rejects Labour’s call to extend benefit sanctions ban

Labour's Shadow DWP Secretary said it was "untenable" to lift the ban on sanctions when unemployment is rising and job availability is falling.

End the Universal Credit five-week wait ahead of potential ‘second wave’ in new claims, DWP told

DWP urged to reconsider its decision not to turn advance payments into grants.

More than two million people have claimed benefits during Coronavirus lockdown

DWP Secretary urged to "widen the safety net" to help protect people affected by the Coronavirus outbreak.

One in five will need benefits support during Coronavirus outbreak

New research comes as figures show 1.5 million households made a Universal Credit claim in only a month.

Coronavirus crisis is ‘exposing critical gaps in the UK’s welfare safety net’

Think tank calls for a £221 per week 'mininum income guarantee'.

1 in 3 businesses in the Midlands and Northern England in danger of collapse, risking millions of jobs

Coronavirus pandemic could have a long-term impact on businesses and jobs.

DWP under pressure to turn Universal Credit advances into non-repayable grants

Call comes as half a million people apply for Universal Credit online in just nine days, creating huge delays.

Face-to-face benefit assessments suspended due to Coronavirus outbreak

Face-to-face benefit benefit assessments for all sickness and disability benefits have been suspended for three months.

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