Budget 2010 - Supporting jobs
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Issued 24 march 2010
The Governmentís long-term goal is to ensure employment opportunity for all.
As the economy recovers from the global downturn, the Government is providing
help for people at risk of becoming unemployed, supporting people who lose their
jobs, and incentivising employers to recruit and employ people.
Budget 2010 announces:
- extending the Young Personís Guarantee after March 2011, to ensure that
young people continue to be guaranteed a job, training or work experience if
they cannot find work within six months of claiming Jobseekersí Allowance;
- a simplified system for working parents who claim the childcare element of
the Working Tax Credit for short periods of time, such as during school
- people over 60, working at least 16 hours per week will be eligible for
Working Tax Credit.
This builds on support that is already in place, including:
- increased funding for Jobcentre Plus is helping over half of all claimants
to move off JobSeekers Allowance within three months; and
- the Young Personís Guarantee, which includes the Future Jobs Fund, is
providing up to 120,000 paid jobs for young people and a further 50,000 jobs
for adults in areas hit hardest by the downturn.
While unemployment has risen to just under 2.5 million, the UK labour market
has remained more resilient than many independent forecasters expected at the
beginning of the the recession, and the number of people claiming JobSeekers
Allowance has fallen by 50,000 since October 2009
The following chart shows the employment rate (the percentage of working-age
adults that are in work) and the unemployment rate (the number of people who are
available to work and are actively looking for work) over time.
The following chart shows the claimant count, which measures the total number
of people claiming JobSeekers Allowance (JSA). Inflows shows the number of
people coming on and Outflows shows the number of people moving off JSA.
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Article Published/Sorted/Amended on Scopulus 2010-03-25 10:51:23 in Tax Articles