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Local authorities across England, Scotland and Wales are issuing a call for a radical re-think of welfare-to-work policies, according to Welfare Weekly.

The Industrial Communities Alliance, the all-party association representing more than 60 local authorities in Britain’s older industrial areas, says that welfare-to-work policies have nearly always been based on the false premise that there are plenty of jobs available.

To read the full article, visit Welfare Weekly’s story.

It goes on to say that both the Coalition Government and the Labour Opposition are considering reforming the policy – but we already know that it simply doesn’t work, no matter what spin is put on it.

Welfare-to-work schemes have never increased anybody’s chance of getting a job.

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