P. Bivand and M. Ognjenovic
Working Brief, issue 156 2004, p.16-18
Jobcentre Plus and the New Deal for Lone Parents are less effective in getting lone parents in London into work than elsewhere in the country. This may be due to relatively low demand for unskilled workers in the capital and to underfunding of Jobcentre Plus.
S. Dewson, S. Davis and G. Loukas
Brighton: Institute for Employment Studies, 2004
The Permitted Work Rules allow Incapacity Benefit recipients to earn up to £78.00 a week for a year and continue to receive benefit. Results of a telephone survey show that for a sizable minority of clients the Permitted Work Rules have acted as a stepping stone to employment and have facilitated a shift away from benefits. Clients with musculo-skeletal difficulties and mental health conditions are most likely to have moved into sustained employment. Many respondents have discovered that their health conditions were not the barriers to work they originally thought. Although many clients feared worsening health as a result of working, these fears proved mainly unfounded.
W. Somerville and C. Brace (eds)
London: Inclusion, 2004
Offers comprehensive coverage of the government's welfare to work agenda. Covers benefit entitlements, financial support, and training provision as well as all the different New Deal employment programmes. Details who is eligible for what and explains the thinking behind the welfare to work agenda.