Campaigners set out proposals for a better deal for low-income taxpayers
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Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage,… Read more »

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Missed appointments at Jobcentres cost £16m
Missed Jobcentre appointments ‘cost £16m’

Missed appointments at Jobcentres cost £16 million last year, a new report from the financial watchdog has found. The National Audit Office (NAO) says 1.8 million appointments with Jobcentre Plus personal advisors were missed last year, out of a total of 10.8 million interviews. Not only is this costing money, but the report says missed… Read more »

Joblessness increases in the UK, labour market figures show
Unemployment continues to rise

The number of people out of work in the UK continues to rise, despite a corresponding increase in employment, government figures show. There were 1.7 million out of work in the three months to October – about 5.6 per cent of the working population and up 27,000 on the previous quarter. This is 263,000 more… Read more »