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article 29 April 2015 UK
Jon Snow meets Leeds University students
Jon Snow by Election 2015 #whyvote: Can politicians persuade the young?

A Leeds University survey finds 55 per cent of students still unsure about who to vote for. Jon Snow, once a youthful firebrand himself, is in Leeds to see what this generation has on their minds

article 12 March 2015 Politics
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Farage: should Ukip scrap race discrimination laws?

Nigel Farage sparks a Twitter row after calling to scrap "much of" race discrimination legislation in a Channel 4 documentary, due to be shown next week.

article 17 February 2015 UK
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Cameron: Neets must do unpaid work for benefits

Young people out of work, education or training for more than six months could be made to do unpaid community work to get their benefits, Prime Minister David Cameron says.

article 30 January 2015 Business
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Younger workers' wages worst hit by downturn

Men have been hit the hardest and suffered the biggest falls in wages as a result of the financial crisis, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

article 27 January 2015 UK
David Cameron says lowering the benefit cap will be the first thing he does if he is re-elected in May, arguing it has succeeded in getting people into work. Has it? (Reuters)
Has the benefit cap led to a 'jobcentre stampede'?

David Cameron says lowering the benefit cap will be the first thing he does if he is re-elected in May, arguing it has succeeded in getting people into work. Has it?

article 24 November 2014 UK
Young worker
Young, working and renting? The new face of poverty in UK

Young adults and those in work are more likely to be in poverty than pensioners in Britain, a new report reveals.

article 12 November 2014 UK
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Are unpaid interns living in the 'wild west' of free labour?

University graduates paying as much as 926 a month without earning a penny are living in a "wild west" culture of free labour, a graduate expert tells Channel 4 News.

article 17 September 2014 UK
Unemployment falls by 146,000 to 2.02 million - with the latest official figures showing the largest annual drop in a quarter of a century (Getty)
Unemployment falls but pay growth stutters

Unemployment falls by 146,000 to 2.02 million - with the latest official figures showing the largest annual drop in a quarter of a century.

post 11 September 2014
Read more from Jackie Long on her blog Why welfare is a vote winner for Scottish independence

Some of the biggest and boldest promises being made by the Scottish yes campaign are on welfare - but can Scotland afford to be fairer for those on benefits?