The deputy prime minister has singled out your ability to get on top of policy detail and your command of your brief as the reason you are right to replace Chris Huhne as energy and climate change secretary. You will need these skills in a job which carries important responsibilities for ensuring a cleaner, more secure and sustainable future for the UK, but also some demanding political challenges.
A higher employment rate would in the long-term ease some of the problems faced by successive governments in the UK. It would mean higher taxes and lower welfare payments, simultaneously making …
By Wednesday, the deadlock between Republicans and Democrats in the US debt crisis will have been resolved one way or another. The nation's most crucial challenge, to reduce chronically high levels of unemployment, will swing back into view again.
The framing of climate change and energy policy in terms of economic growth has played a key strategic role in the United States. This paper assesses the success of the 'green jobs' policy agenda in …
The lesson is clear: reduce employment support for young people and you will probably see it show up in unemployment rates.
High youth unemployment could leave a painful legacy. The Coalition must act now to widen access to education and create entry-level jobs.
A jobless recovery means New Deal style solutions will not be forthcoming - small businesses and jobseekers are suffering from a skills shortage. Really local solutions borrowed from Scandinavia could point to a way forward.
There can be no doubting Iain Duncan Smith's commitment to welfare reform. The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has staked his political career on ambitious and costly plans to simplify the benefits system and make work pay. And though it has received less attention, his department is also investing in the 'Work Programme', a scheme costing billions annually to improve people's job prospects and help them find work.