1. National Volunteers’ Week: Celebrating Britain’s Unsung Heroes


    2015 marks the 31st annual Volunteers’ Week in the UK. From 1 June to 7 June Britain celebrates the nation’s great volunteer sector that is a backbone of many communities across the country. The enormous power of volunteering in Britain has a rich history which dates back to the times of voluntary hospitals during the […]

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  2. Biggest fall in Jobseeker’s Allowance claims in UK since 1997

    JSA falls across GB

    The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) fell in all but three local authorities in Great Britain and Northern Ireland between September 2012 and September 2013. This saw 40,000 people stop claiming the benefit, the biggest single-month drop since 1997, and also the first time since 1997 that claims fell in every local authority […]

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  3. Osborne unveils new conditions for long-term jobless

    George Osborne: ”We are saying you are not going to be able to do nothing in return for your benefits” The long-term unemployed will have to undertake work placements in return for their benefits, under changes being unveiled by Chancellor George Osborne. From April, people who are jobless after being on the work programme will […]

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