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DWP Reforms Coming into Effect in April
April 10, 2019

Reforms coming into effect in April will support those who can work to get into employment while ensuring there is a safety net in place for those who need it reports the DWP.Image result for Amber Rudd

These include more generous work allowances for disabled people and families with children and extra financial support in the workplace through the government’s Access to Work scheme.

Other changes include increasing the State Pension, Maternity Allowance, most benefits for the additional cost of a disability and for carers, ensuring the government is supporting the most vulnerable.

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Amber Rudd, said:

“Our benefits system must be an ally of the people it serves, ensuring we are supporting the most vulnerable and that work always pays.

“That’s why we’re bringing in a number of changes to put more money in people’s pockets, while protecting families, pensioners and disabled people. Our reforms are creating a fair compassionate society where everyone can reach their full potential, while maintaining a safety net for those who need it.”

1 April Access to Work cap increase

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Report from LKMco: Careers Education: What Should Young People Learn and When?
April 10, 2019

LKMco has launched an important new report, which sets out what young people should learn during their careers education, and when

More Than A Job’s Worth: Making Careers Education Age-Appropriate was commissioned by the charity Founders4Schools, and argues that children’s careers education should begin as soon as they start school. While this is something that may make some people squeamish, the report sets out how this can be done in an age-appropriate way.

For example, the research highlights how some nurseries and primaries launching careers education early have added ‘jobs corners’ to their classrooms, where costumes, props and stories about different professions are available for pupils to explore.

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