MP Gloria calls for benefit crackdown

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Ashfield MP Gloria de Piero has backed plans that would see long-term unemployed youngsters forced to take or job or face losing their benefits.

In her column for the Chad, the MP echoed the Labour party’s election manifesto pledge for getting the next generation back into work with a compulsory ‘jobs guarantee’ for young people out of work for a year and for over 25’s out of work for two years.

Ms De Piero said: “While I welcome the recent news that unemployment is down I think it’s wrong for ministers to say the economy is fixed when the majority of hard working folk in Ashfield are still to see any signs of the recovery in the pockets.”


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