R. Adams and A. Beattle
Financial Times, April 13th 1999
Youth unemployment statistics have shown erratic movements likely to make it more difficult to judge the success of the government's welfare-to-work programme. The ONS is unable to correct for seasonal patterns in employment rates for those aged 18-24, the group affected by the New Deal.
Financial Times, April 15th 1999, p.10
Looks at the practical outworking of the New Deal for the Young Unemployed in Birmingham
Financial Times, April 27th 1999, p.12
Looks at a private sector-led group implementing the government's New deal for the long-term unemployed. Pertemps Training and Consultancy is essentially responsible for running the "gateway" period, when the unemployed are allocated a personal adviser to help make them job-ready, in Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham.