Labour’s Policy Review ideas to tackle areas worst-hit by unemployment

Leeds North West Constituency

Labour is exploring radical plans to give local authorities like Leeds a new role in cutting our dole queues – and bring down benefit spending – by helping to shape the way billions of pounds of employment funding is spent.

The Party this week published a report, “No Place Left Behind”, just a coupe of days after new Labour Market figures revealed that Britain’s job crisis is deepening.

In his speech “The Road to Full Employment” to IPPR North, Liam Byrne attacked the Government’s comprehensive failure to re-skill unemployed people for local jobs and said the time has come to unlock the power of local councils in tackling Britain’s job crisis. Labour is also looking at approaches in Canada and Germany where local authorities are more involved in back-to-work programmes, regeneration funding and re-training – saving billions in benefit payments on the way.

He argues that in tough times and…

View original post 519 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: