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Welfare Reform on the Web (April 2003): Social Security - UK - New Deal

'HUGE WASTE' AS THOUSANDS DO NEW DEAL TWICE

J Sherman

The Times, February 17th 2003, p.2

The Government was accused yesterday of "massaging" unemployment figures because thousands of jobless youngsters are repeating its New Deal programme. Almost 124,000 unemployed people aged 18 to 24 who have joined the Welfare to Work Scheme have gone through the programme a second time - one in five of all participants.

MAKING WELFARE WORK: UK ACTIVATION POLICIES UNDER NEW LABOUR

R Walker and M Wiseman

International Social Security Review, vol. 56, no. 1, 2003, p.3-29

Article discusses and evaluates the New Deals for unemployed people, lone parents and people with disabilities. These are part of an ambitious programme to modernise the UK economy and welfare state, and within this overall strategy, to end child poverty and to tackle social exclusion by moving people off benefits and into work, and by making work pay.

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