I share a few of the reservations about Labour’s job guarantee that are voiced here; the number of working hours and amount of pay available are likely to be extremely unhelpful to people taking part, and of course any private sector involvement would have to be monitored strictly to ensure they weren’t bending the rules to get maximum profit from minimum investment – the £500 cap on training is a particularly strong warning sign.
But it’s a step in the right direction. Tory work schemes are a disaster.