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DWP – too political, not independent enough?

Tue, 12/11/2013 - 14:44 -- nick

The separation between government and civil service is a vital one.

Governments come and go, but the civil service is permanent, and only works when it stands apart and acts as a bulwark against the worst excesses of politicians.

So a press release like that found on the Department of Work and Pensions website on Monday tips over an invisible but vital line of trust.

Yahoo careers says jobcentre advice is wrong

Mon, 16/09/2013 - 11:39 -- nick

Jobcentres have started telling jobseekers to look for work full-time, going as far as forcing them to spend 35 hours per week on it.

They also include targets for minimum numbers of job applications in jobseeker agreements.

But Yahoo careers is carrying an article from CareerBuilder which lists this as its number one activity holding people back from getting work.

The site says:

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