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Europe accuses UK of paying illegally-low benefits

Thu, 30/01/2014 - 13:56 -- nick

The level of Britain's major benefits payments is illegally low, and could be raised in court according to a respected European institution.

UnemployedNet has written before about the UK's poverty-guaranteeing welfare amounts - they are among the lowest in Europe and lower than any comparable country - and the Council of Europe has confirmed this.

ILO warns eurozone risks losing 4.5 million more jobs

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 12:20 -- nick
The eurozone could lose 4.5 million more jobs in the next four years unless the region shifts away from austerity, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has warned. That rise would take unemployment in the 17-nation bloc to 22 million. The ILO said a concerted policy shift away from austerity towards job creation was needed.

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