Jobcentres should face targets on improving the employability of
disadvantaged over 50s even if they are not ready to find work,
according to MPs.
In a report on barriers to work, the House of Commons public
accounts committee says the performance management system is
discouraging Jobcentre staff helping those furthest from rejoining
the labour force.
In a separate report on Ofgem, the committee calls for the energy
regulator to prevent suppliers charging more on pre-pay meters,
which tend to be used by poorer people.
- The reports are available from www.parliament.uk