United we stand! This is no time for a split in the Labour movement.

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United we stand! This is no time for a split in the Labour movement. It is time to be united in our attack on the most extreme right wing government in living memory. Tory spin continues to control the media … Continue reading

The Work Programme Part 3 – Payment by Results and Unpaid Work Experience

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The Work Programme Part 3 – Payment by Results and Unpaid Work Experience First posted on December 10, 2012 by alittleecon   “Payment by results”. It sounds good. Firms only get paid if they do well, so there is a powerful incentive for them … Continue reading

The Work Programme Part 2 – Having a laugh at the public’s expense

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The Work Programme Part 2 – Having a laugh at the public’s expense First posted on December 3, 2012 by alittleecon In part 1, I discussed the DWP’s recent release of performance data for the Work Programme. Despite quite modest targets for year 1, across … Continue reading

The Work Programme. Is this the best that we can do?

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First posted on September 26, 2012 at alittleecon The Work Programme. Is this the best we can do?  by alittleecon “…we’re overturning the convention of recent times: the idea that it’s governments that create jobs. No, they don’t – businesses do.” David Cameron writing in … Continue reading