This Peer Review will present Universal Credit, a new type of benefit in the UK which is designed to support people who are on a low income or out of work. Universal Credit replaces six existing benefits and aims to make work pay and effectively incentivise people towards and within work.
This Peer Review will provide the opportunity to analyse the new changes made to the dismissal law in the Netherlands in January 2015 which aims to make the dismissal procedure more activating, fairer and simpler.
The European Commission signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Greece for a new stability support programme late on 19 August.
While more and more people experience poverty at some point in their life, a shortly-lived experience is certainly different in nature than long-term poverty.
The European Commission has proposed to provide Italy with €1.4 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 184 former workers of Alitalia to find new jobs. Most of the redundancies occurred in the region of Lazio.
Four new Flash Reports prepared by the European Social policy Network (ESPN) are now available and provide information on deinstitutionalisation of children in Bulgaria, a new National Housing Programme in Slovenia, the national Helpline for Women Experiencing Domestic Violence in Slovakia and reforms in Italian labour market policies.
Four new Flash Reports prepared by the European Social policy Network (ESPN) are now available and provide information on the general statutory minimum wage in Germany, the extension of payment exemption for health user charges in Portugal, the creation of national programmes to tackle important problems related to infectious diseases in Switzerland and annual in-work benefit for low-income workers in Estonia.
Two new Flash Reports prepared by the European Social Policy Network (ESPN) are now available and provide information on recent developments in social protection in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (MK) and the UK.
During 2013-14, the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) helped a total of 27 610 workers, who had been dismissed due to the economic crisis and the effects of globalisation, to find new job opportunities.
Issue 41 of the Social Agenda magazine is entirely devoted to vocational education and training (VET) and skills.