May 2011

The number of people unemployed for more than a year has risen to the highest number since 1997, according to analysis of the latest government data by thinktank IPPR. There are now 850,000 people who have been unemployed for more than 12 months, up 20,000 since January 2011.

This report presents the findings of an evaluation of a small-scale Jobcentre Plus trial aimed at customers with drug and alcohol addiction.

The Government has announced an extra £3m for disabled people’s grassroots organisations to better deliver services to disabled people.

The Work and Pensions Committee has published its report into the Work Programme.

The Plymouth Project Search site has produced a video for employers to highlight the benefits of having a diverse workforce and how Project Search interns can be a positive influence on social and financial profits.