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Responding to the publication today (Thursday) of a Public Accounts Committee report that is critical of the performance of Work Programme private contractors and their use of sanctions, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Once again the Public Accounts Committee has exposed private contractors for broken promises and poor performance...
06 November 2014
Commenting on the latest pathfinder evaluation for Universal Credit, published today (Wednesday) by the Department for Work and Pensions, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It’s very worrying that the Universal Credit pilots are putting claimants at greater risk of falling behind with their bills. “One of the big problems...
22 October 2014
Responding to today’s (Wednesday) report Remember the Young Ones on youth unemployment published by the Institute for Public Policy Research the TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “While youth unemployment is now finally starting to fall there are still over 160,000 more young people out of work than was the...
13 August 2014
From this Autumn anyone who loses their job will receive £40 less as a result of government plans to make people wait for longer for any job support, according to a consultation published today (Friday) by the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) – an official body that advises the Department...
23 May 2014
The TUC Young Workers Forum is organising a UK and Ireland Youth Unemployment Campaign Summit in Liverpool on March 28th as part of the first TUC Young Workers Month.
20 February 2014
In June 2013 the TUC embarked on a nationwide tour to hear how government cuts had impacted on real people's lives; gathering the evidence to convict government policies... This video shares some of the stories and experiences we heard on our travels and if one things clear it's that austerity...
04 December 2013
'Having hinted yesterday that a future Conservative government would ban any young person from claiming any social security unless they were in work, education or training, it's a relief to hear that the party is now in full retreat over its 'earn or learn' pledge.
03 October 2013
Responding to the latest Department for Work and Pensions statistics published today (Wednesday) on the duration of working-age benefits, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
24 April 2013
Commenting on the news today (Friday) that the UK Statistics Authority has rebuked the Department for Work and Pensions for “serious deficiencies” in its handling of worklessness data, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
26 November 2010
Plans to increase child tax credit by £30 a year in 2011/12 will be dwarfed by childcare cuts of up to £30 a week – or £1,560 a year – according to plans announced in the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) today (Tuesday), says the TUC.
20 October 2010

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