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On the scrapheap?

With the Chancellor’s budget in April it became obvious just how serious the financial difficulties facing our country are.

Brian Parry

According to government figures in May unemployment was at 7.1% for the first time since 1996. It has seen the biggest quarterly rise since 1981. These percentages translate into 2.2 million people currently unemployed. Some sources are talking of three million unemployed by the end of this year.