The jobless would lose their unemployment benefit under a Labour Government if they failed a “basic skills test” and refused training. In an interview with The Independent, Rachel Reeves, the shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, revealed a “tough love” strategy to stop the unemployed staying on the dole for up to three years before their English, maths and computer skills are assessed. Full story >>
Labour (with a capital 'L') refers the British Labour party, a centre-left political party whose leader is Ed Miliband. • Most people will pay higher taxes under Labour.