In a further sign of a punitive turn in employment policy, The Times reports (subscription required) that the long-term unemployed could soon find themselves working alongside those on court-ordered community punishments.
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Writing last month on this site, Professor Tim Hope observed that the most surprising thing about the realisation that the police manipulate crime statistics is that it should have come as any surprise at all.
Professor Tim Hope argues that the most surprising thing about recent revelations that the police fiddle crime figures is that it should have come as any surprise at all.
The Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude, has announced that the 'corporate renewal plan' embarked on by private security firm G4S 'represents the right direction of travel' to meet the government's expectations as a customer.
Richard Garside summarises the early developments in the coalition government's ambitious and controversial Universal Credit programme.
The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee has criticised the Department for Work and Pensions for hampering its inquiry into the roll-out of the Universal Credit. According to the Financial Times (free registration required), the Department failed to provide 'accurate, timely and detailed information' to the Committee.
A new report from the House of Commons Public Administration Committee claims that there is strong evidence that the police are under-recording crimes, with numerical targets giving officers a perverse incentive to mis-record offences.
The government's troubled families programme is likely to miss its target to 'turn around' 120,000 so-called troubled families, the influential House of Commons Public Accounts Select Committee argues in a new report.