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28.5% of working age NOT WORKING!

Take away all the immigrants from the last 10 years and the incentives not to work and we'd have full employment....but still they continue with their failed policies.

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Take away all the immigrants from the last 10 years and the incentives not to work and we'd have full employment....but still they continue with their failed policies.

Now you know better...

Immigrants aren't the problem.

Central bank policy, welfare state, and employment law is.

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How many of those 24,000 are on Workfare?

How many of them are on part-time terms.

How many are simply people on Zero-hour contracts?

I would guess that it's nothing more than numberwang.

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Do stay at home mum or dad considered working age? In that case almost a third not working is not a big problem.
I expect a lot of hardworking mums[1] might take issue with that description.

[1] and indeed dads these days.

As I understand it, if you are caring for children or relatives and not available for work, you are generally excluded from all the figures.

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The paradox for Thatchers children is that they want to take away the boomers pensions but then complain when the boomers stay in employment because Thatchers children want to take away their pensions.

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The paradox for Thatchers children is that they want to take away the boomers pensions but then complain when the boomers stay in employment because Thatchers children want to take away their pensions.

Its an issue of social mobility, this generation don't have it, the boomers did.

Boomers can afford to work for low wages because they bought and paid for their houses when they were affordable. Their children do not have the luxury of affordable housing and have to pay large rents. The jobs don't pay enough to live on if you have this enormous rent to pay. So the boomers can afford to work when their children cannot.

It's further compounded of course by an awful lot of said boomers 'not giving it away' when they come to attempt to sell their house they got for relative peanuts, shortly followed by head scratching when they see their kids in relative poverty spending all their income on rent. Bless 'em, its all a bit confusing isn't it.

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How many of those 24,000 are on Workfare?

How many of them are on part-time terms.

How many are simply people on Zero-hour contracts?

I would guess that it's nothing more than numberwang.

Single person on JSA gets £71 a week and workfare.Go self employed and they get £52 a week tax credits with no workfare and no contact at all with the DWP.Many do this.

Couples with children the loss is only £18 if they go self employed on tax credits rather than JSA etc.Get a few hours here and there and your much better off.

This is one of the reasons IDS has made Universal Credit count anyone who goes self employed as earning 35 x NMW minimum.In other words single people wont get anything who go self employed and families will see their UC cut by around £70 if they go self employed.

That is why under record "employment" the welfare bill keeps going up.They have split 1 full time job between 3 people and topped up with benefits.Sustainable?

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This is one of the reasons IDS has made Universal Credit count anyone who goes self employed as earning 35 x NMW minimum.

Indeed the retired qualify now on a 16 hour week, and presumably NMW x 16 for UC. How many of these one million are pensioners with tiny businesses claiming the working tax credit.

Why you need an easy working tax credit qualification when you already get state pension I can't figure.

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