News round-up: Benefits axe for young people who refuse jobs

Young people to lose benefits if they refuse job or training
Young people will lose their benefits if they refuse a job or a training place and patients, parents, residents and consumers will get new “entitlements” as Gordon Brown stakes his future on keeping alive Labour’s reforming credentials.

Read this story in The Times

Labour manifesto: extra 20,000 affordable homes over two years, but questions remain
Gordon Brown’s pledge to pump £2.1bn into building affordable homes will mean an extra 20,000 will be built over the next two years on top of the 90,000 already in the pipeline.

Read this story in The Guardian

Doctors warn Stafford Hospital deaths scenario will repeat
The problems at Stafford Hospital, where more than 400 deaths were caused by poor care, remain a real risk in the NHS and could easily happen elsewhere, doctors warned yesterday.

Read this story in The Times

Neets figures ‘to top one million for first time’
One million young people will be left without a job or college place this summer after falling victim to the recession, according to a report.

Read this story in The Daily Telegraph

Professor Stephen Hawking hits out at ‘disgraceful’ tax on disability scooters
Stephen Hawking yesterday attacked a tax on mobility scooters as ‘disgraceful’.

Read this story in The Daily Mail

‘Queue jumping immigrants’ are a myth, says study
The claim that immigrants jump the queue for council houses will be exposed as a myth next week by an exhaustive national survey.

Read this story in The Independent



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