Funding to help people back into work

Tue, Nov 17, 2009

news from westminster

13 November 2009 

Today John Denham, Communities Secretary, announced that 61 local authorities will receive a share of £40m of Working Neighbourhood Fund (WNF) to tackle worklessness and low skills, and help people back to work

 

While the number of long-term jobless families has been reduced by 13 per cent over the last ten years, this funding demonstrates the Government’s commitment to tackling entrenched worklessness and steps up action to support the remaining 73,000 back into work.

 

It builds on our support to communities during the downturn – £3bn that’s improved Jobcentre Plus; the guaranteed job or training to all long-term unemployed young people; and Backing Young Britain – a call to businesses, charities and government bodies to create more opportunities for young people.

 

In past recessions we saw too many people left behind; we are determined to make sure that this will never happen again. WNF puts resources into the hands of local councils to enable them to take immediate action in the downturn

 

Since 2008 £1.5bn of WNF has been given to councils with higher levels of deprivation and unemployment. Today’s announcement gives them extra resources to find new ways of reaching out to long-term unemployed people

 

One of cialis and ketoconazole the most effective ways of reaching out is through social landlords who have relationships with their tenants. WNF enables councils and social landlords to help their tenants discover what job options are available and provide a vital link to help them into work.

 

The figures released this week reinforce the fact that the UK labour market is performing better than most major economies. They show UK unemployment at 7.8%, compared to an EU average of 9.2% and lower than 14 other EU countries including France (10.0%), Ireland (13.0%) and Spain (19.3%), as well as the US (10.2%) and Canada (8.6%).

 

WNF allocations

 

Local Authority

WNF allocation 2008-11 (£)

Today’s allocation (£)

Barking and Dagenham

4,704,911

133,503

Barnsley

21,579,618

612,327

Barrow-in-Furness

8,467,880

240,278

Birmingham

115,002,479

3,263,227

Blackburn with Darwen

13,252,252

376,036

Blackpool

14,639,629

415,403

Bolsover

7,065,414

200,483

Bolton

19,505,241

553,466

Bradford

39,437,703

1,119,055

Burnley

7,412,983

210,345

Chesterfield

4,179,908

118,606

Copeland

3,000,000

85,125

Doncaster

26,977,545

765,495

Durham

44,078,539

1,250,740

Enfield

4,128,771

117,155

Gateshead

18,108,049

513,820

Great Yarmouth

7,184,169

203,852

Greenwich

15,098,131

428,413

Hackney

38,715,394

1,098,560

Halton

17,038,219

483,464

Haringey

22,820,222

647,530

Hartlepool

15,563,680

441,623

Hastings

7,741,756

219,674

Hyndburn

4,009,885

113,781

Islington

21,424,714

607,932

Kingston upon Hull, City of

38,420,115

1,090,181

Knowsley

31,687,806

899,150

Lambeth

11,001,771

312,178

Leicester

25,541,843

724,756

Lewisham

4,939,745

140,166

Liverpool

99,118,863

2,812,525

Manchester

86,326,416

2,449,536

Middlesbrough

24,873,053

705,779

Newcastle upon Tyne

28,472,853

807,925

Newham

39,740,256

1,127,640

North East Lincolnshire

13,107,792

371,937

Northumberland

11,693,600

331,809

Nottingham

35,377,016

1,003,832

Oldham

17,640,146

500,544

Pendle

4,616,643

130,998

Preston

9,079,686

257,638

Redcar and Cleveland

13,707,229

388,946

Rochdale

18,156,323

515,190

Salford

29,485,248

836,652.09

Sandwell

28,407,240

806,063.33

Sefton

21,690,410

615,471.40

Sheffield

38,528,997

1,093,270

South Tyneside

24,337,703

690,589

Southwark

21,906,110

621,591

St. Helens

15,558,739

441,483

Stockton-on-Tees

13,580,022

385,336

Stoke-on-Trent

27,401,577

777,527

Sunderland

30,150,285

855,522

Tameside

12,280,685

348,467

Thanet

4,108,663

116,584

Tower Hamlets

32,541,987

923,387

Walsall

18,552,128

526,421

Waltham Forest

5,880,618

166,864

Wigan

21,040,085

597,018

Wirral

28,445,187

807,140

Wolverhampton

21,143,914

599,964

Totals

1,409,677,848

40,000,000

 

 

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