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Focus Will Remain on Long-Term Unemployed

Magazine article Public Finance

Focus Will Remain on Long-Term Unemployed

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The Flexible New Deal back-towork schemes will continue to focus on people who have been out of work for a long time despite rising unemployment, the employment minister has told MPs.

Tony McNulty told the work and pensions select committee on December 10 that the FND, a new commissioning regime beginning in October 2009 for private and third sector organisations to deliver services, was and would continue to be focused on the core of long-term unemployed. The fluctuations in the labour market weren't an overwhelming consideration, not least because, over a five-year contract, any fluctuations work themselves out.'

Responding to a question from Labour MP Anne Begg about whether the economic downturn meant there should be a focus on newly unemployed people, McNulty said both areas were important. 'If we learnt anything from the past, we do not leave the hardest to help in a corner somewhere, parked, and say we'll get back to you when the economic conditions are better' he said. …

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