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Labour employment plan close to collapse

The government’s flagship policy to revolutionise welfare by paying private companies to find jobs for the unemployed was in crisis last night as firms said there were too many people out of work – and too few vacancies – to make it viable.

News that Labour’s radical plan is in turmoil and facing possible legal challenges comes as unemployment is about to pass the two million mark for the first time in more than a decade. Analysts believe it will hit three million before the end of this year.

It was obvious that given the state of the economy, this proposal was going to fail. What is the matter with the people who make government policy?

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