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Work Programme

Published 26 September 2013 | Standard notes SN06340

This note provides an overview of the Government’s main welfare-to-work scheme, which is designed to tackle long-term unemployment.

Topic: Employment, Employment schemes, Unemployment

 

The Work Capability Assessment for Employment and Support Allowance

Published 30 August 2012 | Standard notes SN05850

The Work Capability Assessment (WCA) was introduced in October 2008 to assess entitlement to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). Between now and 2014, 1.5 million incapacity benefits claimants will also undergo the WCA. The WCA has however proved controversial and remains so, depsite changes to the test itself and how it is applied as a result of Government an independent reviews.

Topic: Benefits administration, Benefits policy, Sickness, disability and carers’ benefits, Working age benefits

Work experience schemes

Published 16 July 2012 | Standard notes SN06249

A summary of the Government’s work experience schemes currently running across Great Britain, as well as evaluations of past work experience programmes in the UK and internationally.

Topic: Employment, Employment schemes, Unemployment

Work Programme

Published 16 July 2012 | Standard notes SN06340

Overview of the Government’s main welfare-to-work scheme designed to tackle long-term unemployment.

Topic: Employment, Employment schemes, Unemployment

The Work Capability Assessment for Employment and Support Allowance

Published 13 July 2012 | Standard notes SN05850

The Work Capability Assessment (WCA) was introduced in October 2008 to assess entitlement to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). Between now and 2014, 1.5 million incapacity benefits claimants will also undergo the WCA. The WCA has however proved controversial and remains so, depsite changes to the test itself and how it is applied as a result of Government an independent reviews.

Topic: Benefits administration, Benefits policy, Sickness, disability and carers’ benefits, Working age benefits

Women in public life, the professions and the boardroom

Published 07 March 2012 | Standard notes SN05170 Amended 09 March 2012

This note sets out the key statistics and trends for female representation in public life, the professions and the boardroom. The note covers politics, public appointments, civil servants the judiciary, the NHS, education and leading private sector vocations. Most of these vocations have seen the proportion of women grow over the short and longer term, although the rate of progress is slow in certain sectors and there remain many areas and positions where women are significantly under-represented. In very few of the sectors examined do women exceed the 51% of the UK population that they are.

Topic: Employment, Equality, Members of Parliament

Women: International Women’s Day 2012, Background & statistics

Published 05 March 2012 | Standard notes SN02936 Background statistics for International Women’s Day 2012.

Women are 51% of the population but only 22% of MPs; 22% of judges and 31% of local councillors

Topic: Equality, House of Lords, Members of Parliament, Parliament

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