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Active labour market policy in the UK: at a (local) crossroads?, IN Local Economy, Vol 34 No 1 Feb 2019, pp3-9

Examines the development of active labour market policy (ALMP) as a means of addressing worklessness across the UK. Outlines the context for the study, indicating that ALMP has developed into a widely used approach to addressing worklessness in the UK and internationally but its future is uncertain. Looks at evidence of the demise and diminution of ALMP including the replacement of the Work Programme, changing Labour Party policy and the introduction of Universal Credit. Highlights increasing recognition of the importance of employer involvement and activity at local level, and considers two possible scenarios for future ALMP in the UK: 'less support, more sticks' and an 'active local labour markets approach'.


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Orton, Michael; Green, Anne E
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