Workfare in Bury & Beyond

‘Workfare’ is a scheme which apparently helps get people back to work – using a curious system of what can only be described as modern day slavery. Shockingly (or maybe unsurprisingly), many local councils are not opposed to using ‘workfare’ to bolster their own workforce. Workfare leads to less time to actually look for a job (which is apparently the […]

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Real Benefits Street

Given the fact that the ultra controversial ‘Benefits Street’ starts again on Channel 4 on Monday, it’s also time for reflection what the ‘Real Benefits Street’ looks like. This of course would never make it on to TV, as it’s not a popular view that the majority of benefits claimants are in desperate need – it suits the governments political […]

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