Results tagged “economy” from Glasgow Politics
THIS week the Tory led Government claimed that a growth rate in the last quarter of a measly 0.3 per cent was a success. But it is plain to see in Glasgow that their economic plan isn't working.
In 2009 before this Government took office, there were under 2000 people out of work for more than two years in Scotland. That number now stands at over 17,000 a rise of over 500 per cent.
The Work Programme is failing to get the long-term unemployed into jobs. Its results have been worse than doing nothing with just two in 100 jobseekers helped into sustained employment. Underneath all the bluster they don't have any answers for their catastrophic failure to get Britain working again.
THERE has been a lot in the news recently about childcare and the need for people, particularly women, to be able to access affordable services so that they can return to work.
At a time when many families are struggling with their budget this is all the more important.
It is also vital for our economy that women are working when they can and when they want to, and that there are no barriers to them accessing childcare.