The Unemployment Business

The Unemployment Business

The Unemployment Business

Published by Corporate Watch in 2009/10, 16 pages, large A4 size booklet (N4183P1)

This booklet assesses the role and impact of Private sector companies and Businesses in relation to Unemployment and welfare, and asks who really benefits from the introduction of the profit motive in the welfare sector. Sections include:

  • The Welfare Crisis
  • Who Benefits from the Benefits System?
  • Flexible Deals
  • Voluntarism or New Slavery?
  • Reclaiming Welfare
  • Captive Labour

From the opening section on the Welfare Crisis: Since late 2008, when the recession kicked in, the number of unemployed and people claiming benefits has been steadily rising. In January 2010 there were some 2.5 million unemployed people in the UK, or 7.8 % of the working population, with over 1.6 million claiming Job Seekers Allowance. One after another, government ministers and politicians have utilised this 'unemployment crisis', clearly exacerbated by the economic downturn, to push for old plans to 'reform' or dismantle the social welfare system.

Condition of the booklet is generally very good. The cover has one or two very minor scuffs and creases but is clean and tidy, the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Their is an old price printed on the front cover

Condition New