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Welfare Reform on the Web (August 1999): Social Security - UK - New Deal

ASSESSMENT OF NEW DEAL HIT BY ERRATIC OFFICIAL DATA

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.

CHALLENGE OF FITTING SQUARE PEGS INTO THE MULTITUDE OF JOBS

S.Buckby

Financial Times, April 15th 1999, p.10

Looks at the practical outworking of the New Deal for the Young Unemployed in Birmingham

WORKING PARTNERSHIP PROVIDES A FRESH VIEW FOR JOBLESS

S. Buckby

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.

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