From the TUC

Web links for 20th January 2011

20 Jan 2011, by in Web links

  • The Guardian reports that the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development criticises the coalitions plans for Housing Benefit as a threat to labour mobility.
  • PCS points out that Jobcentre Plus staff have been transferred from processing claims to answering phones and that a backlog of unprocessed claims for Jobseeker’s Allowance has built up. This could help explain why unemployment went up at the same time as the number of claimants went down in the latest official employment statistics.