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Commenting on the report Benefit Sanctions Policy Beyond the Oakley Review published today (Tuesday) by the Work and Pensions Committee, which calls for an urgent review of the sanctions regime and an independent commission to look at the deaths of sanctioned claimants, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Targets are...
24 March 2015
Responding to research that shows over 100 people a day with a mental health condition are having their benefits stopped as a sanction, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “These sanctions show a government that is more interested in punishing vulnerable people than supporting them in their attempts to find...
20 January 2015
Over 250,000 people are set to spend their second successive Christmas on the dole, according to TUC research published today (Monday). The actual number of people spending their second successive Christmas out of work is even higher. The 250,000 figure includes only those who are claiming Jobseekers Allowance (JSA). But...
22 December 2014
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

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