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Pay and jobs jump yet still jobless claimant count stays stubborn

The UK economy continues to grow, new figures have shown with a record number of people working and the amount being paid in salary also on the rise. However the outlook is not all rosy, there was a rise in the number of people claiming job seeker allowance, although the overall number of those out of work fell.

Welfare up-rating bill introduced

Ministers laid the Welfare Benefits Up-Rating Bill before Parliament, which enabled a time limited 1% increase to many working age benefits and tax credits for 2014-15 and 2015-16. As announced in the Autumn Statement, the Government wants to ensure that the welfare system remains sustainable over the longer term and the budget is managed appropriately…

Business group unveils package of measures to tackle unemployment

The CBI has called on the Government to introduce a new tax incentive to encourage companies to take on young unemployed people, as part of a package of measures aimed at boosting employment across the UK. Against a backdrop of rising unemployment and with one in five young people currently out of work, the CBI…