Welfare to Work

– Miliband on FJF and Work Programme

By withdrawing support provided by the Future Jobs Fund, Ed Miliband has today warned that the coalition government is betraying young people.

Miliband says the planned scrapping of the fund and its replacement – the new Work Programme – will leave young people stranded in the three months period before the Work Programme is launched in June 2011.

Earlier the House of Commons’ Work and Pensions Committee raised concerns saying the government’s decision will leave unemployed young people without the support they need to find jobs.

The committee is concerned about the potential gap in help for young unemployed people following the decision to end the Future Jobs Fund a year early. We are also concerned that the new Work Programme may not be fully available in all areas of the country from next June,” said committee chairman Anne Begg.

However Prime Minister David Cameron has advised that the government has helped the private sector create 300,000 jobs over the past six months.

This will be built on as today David Cameron has met top representatives from 20 multinational companies including McDonald’s, Shell and Toyota who have promised to create more jobs.

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