UnemployedNet's blog Should unemployed people celebrate the end of jobcentres? has been included in today's Guardian Society Briefing.
The Briefing brings together all of the society writing making the news on that day in one place.
The blog reports on the Policy Exchange report Joined Up Welfare which recommends a radical overhaul of jobcentre, turning the current offices into co-ops and having them compete with private sector companies and charities to win employment support contracts.
We ask whether, given how other competitive providers operate, a privatised service would actually be even worse for unemployed people.