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Should governments decide where the poor can live?

In Camden, London there are a group of 750 plus people that live of the state and can't afford to stay there due to new legislation which has come into force. These people can't find jobs at the moment so are reliant on the government to support them with housing costs. Due to this reliance the government has stated it will relocate this group to an area outside of London with even less chance of finding employment but lower housing costs. Surely a better way is to support these people to find sustainable employment? What do you think?


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  • Feb 25 2013: Thanks for engaging in the discussion Lars. Your right the job centre and/or recruitment don't create jobs but they are gate keepers to employers, they are able to open more opportunities and it is one of the solutions to solving the issue. If the government invested in businesses, those businesses will still need entry to candidates that are searching for jobs if nepotism in business management is to shaken up. In addition reform of business incubators or government support all need to be part of the solution.

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