David Cameron

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UK / PM Cameron: People under 25 should be forced to “earn or learn”, not be able to claim welfare

British Prime Minister David Cameron said jobless people under the age of 25 should not be allowed to claim unemployment benefits as he signaled a crackdown on welfare payments Continue reading

UK / Cabinet secretary to lead review of youth job program

The review is an implicit admission that the Youth Contract, launched in 2011 with great fanfare by Mr Clegg, deputy prime minister, has not worked Continue reading

UK / The ‘biggest and boldest’ Work Programme – cheap and ineffective

The ‘biggest and boldest’ Work Programme it is actually much cheaper than its predecessor, Labour’s Future Jobs Fund. The problem is, it isn’t working Continue reading

UK / The ‘living standards crisis’

Britain faces a ‘living standards crisis’ as it was revealed that millions of families will never regain the losses they sustained during the financial crisis and recession. Average earnings have sunk to the level they were at 10 years ago as workers are squeezed by a toxic combination of pay freezes and hikes in the … Continue reading

UPDATE | The cry of an innocent | David Cameron is disappointed by his “remarkable achievement”

Cameron’s Remarkable Achievement – NYTimes.com When David Cameron became PM, and announced his austerity plans — buying completely into both the confidence fairy and the invisible bond vigilantes — many were the hosannas, from both sides of the Atlantic. Pundits here urged Obama to “do a Cameron”; Cameron and Osborne were the toast of Very … Continue reading

The cry of an innocent | David Cameron is disappointed by UK double-dip recession

Britain’s return to recession is “very, very disappointing”, Prime Minister David Cameron said today, but he insisted the Government will stick to its programme of austerity and deficit reduction. The Office for National Statistics today announced the 0.2% decline in gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter of the year which, after a fall … Continue reading

Nottingham | Center Parcs village and 1,500 new jobs

NOTTS-based holiday village company Center Parcs is set to boost its profits and create 1,500 jobs when it opens its fifth site in Spring 2014. Work has finally started on building the new Center Parcs Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire, more than seven years after the site was first identified… via Go-ahead for Center Parcs village … Continue reading

Europe | Treaty | Growth Plan Or Austerity ?

It depends on whom you’re asking the question it seems ! Europe’s Latest Treaty No Cause For Celebration – Forbes Leaders of 25 of the 27 European Union countries have signed a new Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance. The United Kingdom and the Czech Republic did not sign. The treaty is designed to put … Continue reading

UK | Disgrace of unemployment becoming a nice little earner | Herald Scotland

DAVID Cameron is sick, he says, of “anti-business snobbery”. Speaking in London the other day, the Prime Minister denounced the “dangerous rhetoric” which holds that wealth creation, as he understands it, “is somehow anti-social, that people in business are out for themselves”. It’s not clear who is supposed to have said these things, but on … Continue reading

McDonald’s spends £10m of taxpayer’s cash from employment scheme without creating a single job – Mirror Online

McDonald’s has ­pocketed £10million of public money for an ­apprenticeship scheme …but has not created a single new job with it. Instead, the multi-national fast-food giant has spent the whole sum on ­“career progression” for 18,000 existing staff. A Sunday Mirror investigation has found that among nine other major firms which take the most money … Continue reading

UK | Podcast | Fairness means giving people what they deserve, Cameron to tell Tory conference | Politics | guardian.co.uk

David Cameron once said that “fairness means giving people what they deserve”. It’s not a million miles away from the old slogan of “A fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work”. This week a Tesco store caused outrage when it advertised a permanent unpaid position on its night shift for applicants to the government’s … Continue reading

If Cameron wants to bring down unemployment, he could stop sacking workers – Kevin Maguire – Mirror Online

Upwards of 200,000 Britons didn’t suddenly decide they don’t want to work when David Cameron got his loafers under the Cabinet table. And hoards more young people didn’t wake up and think employment, education or training weren’t for them. The dole queues stretch 2.67 million back because the ConDem ­Coalition just isn’t working. The Chancellor, … Continue reading

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